Sometimes it’s good to know trending baby names so that years down the road your child can avoid being one of a dozen with the same first name called out during roll call in class.
Otherwise, you end up with a child who must sign everything for the rest of her life with her first name and initial as my daughter, Ava, does now.
The organization also includes a handy chart that shows the popularity of the individual names since 2002.
The names line up well with the top 2018 baby names, according to Baby Center, with a few exceptions, most of them being in the boys names.
The site’s formula includes recent data from the Social Security Administration as well as previous years’ name information that could detect game-changing wild cards.
2018 Popular Girls’ Names
Possible game-changers: Zoey and Zoe or Ella and Ellie
2018 Popular Boys’ Names
Possible game-changers: Matthew and Mateo, Jackson and Jaxon, Grayson and Greyson, Aiden and Ayden.