Biggest Baby Name Trends of 2018

Print Email

Source: Hulton Archive / Getty Images

8. Ava
> 2017 Rank: 3
> Notable people with that name: Ava Gardner, actress
> Origin: Thought to be short form of Germanic word “aveza” or “avia”

Source: Hugh Thomson / Wikimedia Commons

7. Silas
> 2017 Rank: 120
> Notable people with that name: Silas Marner, character in George Eliot novel.
> Origin: Aramaic in origin, name of Paul’s companion when he was arrested in Philippi in Acts 16

Source: Getty Images / Getty Images

7. Amelia
> 2017 Rank: 8
> Notable people with that name: Amelia Earhart, aviator
> Origin: Derivative of the German word “amal” (work)

Source: Hulton Archive / Getty Images

6. Theodore
> 2017 Rank: 62
> Notable people with that name: Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president
> Origin: From the Greek word “theodoros” (God’s gift)

Source: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

6. Charlotte
> 2017 Rank: 7
> Notable people with that name: Charlotte Brontë, novelist
> Origin: French in origin, often the feminine diminutive for Charles