Here's what we'll all be naming our babies in 2018

Marie Claire Dorking

Scooch over babies named Olivia because your baby name reign could be coming to an end, and make way for Emma and Finn (the name of Aussie model Miranda Kerr's son) to take out the crown.

While Emma, Oliver and William were revealed as being some of the most popular names of 2017, baby naming experts have revealed it's all set to change for 2018.

The helpful people at Babygaga have pored over records from the last few years to predict which monikers will be the most popular next year.

Miranda Kerr's son Finn has one of the most popular baby names for next year. Photo: Getty

It’s based on emerging baby name trends, such as a growing love of the moniker Corbyn, and a preference for naming your baby after the TV programme du jour – welcome to the world baby Theon.

The list provides a useful guide for parents-to-be on what names are expected to be big on nursery registers in a few years time, while also giving an indication about the monikers they might want to avoid if they’re keen on giving the newborn a name that’s totally unique.

From the comeback of traditional names Stella and Hazel for girls, to the perennially popular Dylan and Jack here are the names officials will likely be stamping on birth certificates in 2018 over and over again.

Want a unique baby name? These are the ones to avoid. Photo: Getty


  1. Emma
  2. Charlotte
  3. Sadie
  4. Violet
  5. Kennedy
  6. Savannah
  7. Penelope
  8. Victoria
  9. Ellie
  10. Hazel
  11. Natalie
  12. Luna
  13. Rylie
  14. Aurora
  15. Scarlett
  16. Nora
  17. Zoe
  18. Amelia
  19. Harper
  20. Stella

Emma and Finn have topped the 2018 popularity list. Photo: Getty

Boys# Finn# Jack# Atticus

  1. Oliver
  2. Theodore
  3. Reuben
  4. Dylan
  5. Corin
  6. Adam
  7. Alexander
  8. Daniel
  9. Christopher
  10. Brandon
  11. Logan
  12. Joseph
  13. Hunter
  14. Lucas
  15. Kai
  16. Jasper
  17. Isaac

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