The most popular baby name of 2018 will definitely surprise you

Is yours on the list?

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Is yours on the list?

Naming a baby is a mammoth responsibility – choosing the moniker that your child will be known as for the rest of their life, and potentially shaping the person they become.

Should you go traditional or opt for a celebrity-style curveball like Apple or Blue?

The most important thing to ensure when naming your baby is that the moniker in question is actually legal – yes, there are a lot of banned baby names that you definitely need to avoid – everything from 'Traffic’ to ‘James Bond’.

But what baby names are in fashion?

Well, luckily for us, has done some digging, compiling a list of the most popular baby names of 2018 so far, but as we’re only in July, anything can change.

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1. Olivia 2. Amara 3. Cora 4. Isla 5. Charlotte 6. Aurora 7. Amelia 8. Rose 9. Ava 10. Genevieve 11. Maeve 12. Penelope 13. Iris 14. Violet 15. Ophelia 16. Eleanor 17. Esme 18. Luna 19. Imogen 20. Eloise

1. Atticus 2. Milo 3. Jasper 4. Jack 5. Asher 6. Silas 7. Theodore 8. Oscar 9. Henry 10. Declan 11. Finn 12. Oscar 13. Oliver 14. Leo 15. Felix 16. Bodhi 17. Aryan 18. Arthur 19. Levi 20. Axel

Happy baby naming, future parents!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.