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A new survey claims to have predicted the most popular baby names for 2018, and there’s a rather royal influence…

Nearly 3,500 pregnant women across the country who are expecting babies this year revealed their selected baby names to Emma’s Diary, the essential support resource for mums-to-be and new parents. Harry, (a royal favourite and a name that also became increasingly popular following the success of JK Rowling’s fictional wizard Harry Potter, was cited as the number one choice for baby boys, while Olivia (a firm favourite with parents for the last few years), has hit the number one spot again as the most popular name for baby girls in 2018.

Other names ranking in the top three most popular included, Noah and Oliver (for boys), and Isla and Lily (for girls).  Showing signs of more current royal influences, George and Charlotte also made the top 20 names for 2018 with other royal favourites for boys such as James, Henry and Arthur also making the grade.

Biblical inspired names such as Jacob and Noah were popular for boys, while for girls there are notable influences from popular TV shows such as Game of Thrones with Aria ranking 18th most popular name for girls in 2018. Names such as Max and Ruby (a popular animated show for young children) also made the top 20. 

For girls in particular, names ending with the letter ‘a’ show a strong trend for 2018 (with almost 50% of the names chosen, ending with the letter ‘a’) including Olivia, Isla, Ava, Amelia, Sophia, Freya, Matilda, Aria and Ella.

See the top 20 names for boys and girls below… 

Boys          Girls

1. Harry 1. Olivia
2. Noah 2. Isla
3. Oliver 3. Lily
4. George 4. Ava
5. Jack 5. Elsie
6. Arthur 6. Emily
7. Freddie 7. Poppy
8. Jacob 8. Amelia
9. Charlie 9. Sophia
10. Teddy 10. Freya
11. Theo 11. Evelyn
12. Henry 12. Grace
13. James 13. Charlotte
14. Alfie 14. Willow
15. Leo 15. Alice
16. Oscar 16. Matilda
17. Archie 17. Ruby
18. Max  18. Aria
19. Logan 19. Florence
20. Joshua 20. Ella
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