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5 Inspirations Behind The Most Popular Western Baby Names In 2018

We’ve got the list of the most popular names parents gave their babies and the reason behind the choices

Posted on

29 November 2018

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Lara

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Your baby’s name becomes their identity as they grow up

So with just a couple of letters combined to have a grand impact on your child’s identity can be intimidating.

No pressure, right?

Well sorta…naming a baby can have a deep meaning behind it or it can just be a spur of a moment kind of thing.

And both are completely okay to do – sometimes it’s an intuition thing, and sometimes it’s a great gesture for a family member, friend or loved one.

But if you’re stuck for a name, we’ve got the most popular western baby names of this year.

While most are common, others are outright random and definitely unique.

1. Fortnite inspired baby names

Most parents with other kids know that Fortnite is by now…and if you don’t, then this will shock you.

Fortnite is a hugely popular video game amongst kids and adults alike and has caused an off the chart baby name inspiration this year:

  • Ramirez
  • Bunny rose
  • Rogue

2. Nature inspired baby names

Other parents have turned to the environment around them for some baby name inspiration.

Opting for subtle names from the elements in nature:

  • Peace
  • Harmony
  • Rainbow
  • Hope
  • Ocean
  • Sky

3. Kardashian inspired baby names

The Kardashians shocked the internet with their baby names this year – with Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashians all welcoming their little ones into this world.

Everyone decided to name their babies based on their decision too:

  • Stormi
  • Dream
  • Saint
  • Reign

4. Fixer Upper inspired baby names

Other baby name cues were taken by the show Fixer Upper, which starts Chip and Joanna Gaines.

And their choices of baby names had an impact on baby names this year:

  • Magnolia
  • Emmie
  • Ella
  • Drake
  • Crew

5. Fruit inspired baby names

While some were looking at nature, others were looking at specific aspects given by mother nature a.k.a. fruits and vegetables and even spices.

Because why not – they technically are great for you:

  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Maple
  • Clementine
  • Saffron
  • Rosemary
  • Sage

Regular inspired girl baby names

As we near the end of this surprising baby names, we’ll bring it back to familiar baby names.

Here are the most popular baby names for girls in 2018:

  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Ava
  • Isabella
  • Aria
  • Riley
  • Amelia
  • Mia
  • Layla

Regular inspired boy baby names

And lastly, the most popular baby names for boys in 2018:

  • Jackson
  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Aiden
  • Caden
  • Grayson
  • Lucas
  • Mason
  • Oliver
  • Elijah
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Lara Obeidat

A writer by day and Netflix enthusiast by night, Lara enjoys sipping her green tea while she binge-watches crime investigative shows after a long day of typing away on the keyboard.

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