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The top 100 boys names for 2018

As we enter 2018, we look at the 100 most popular names given to baby boys in the last year

The top 100 boys names for 2018

We reveal the most popular names given to boys last year and predict the trends for 2018


If we start with the Top 10, there’s often little change year on year with boys names and 2017 was no different. Oliver, Harry and Jack remain the top 3 names given to boys last year hold their same top spots from last year's top boys’ names.

Our Top 100 baby names list is compiled from the thousands of Bounty mums we meet on maternity wards across the UK ensuring that ours is the largest, most up to date list and shows the latest trends and predictions in baby names for 2018.

Top 100 baby boy names 2018

Highest climbing boys’ names for 2018

Logan (up 7 places to 12) and Theo (up 7 places to 14) are set to break into the Top 10. Arthur and Reggie are also on the rise following the trend for ‘old man’ names with Arthur up 8 places to 23 and Reggie up 11 places to 35. Similarly, the names Alfie (no movement at number 8) and Archie (up 4 places to 13) are steadily making their way up the list in recent years.

New trends in boys’ names?

Jaxon is on the rise (up 6 places to 37) and is fast becoming a popular modern derivative of the eternally popular name, Jack. Another contemporary name on the rise and up 8 places into the Top 40 is Harley

Interestingly, If we look back at the year 2000 there were a number of names that weren’t even in the top 100 back then. Yet now they have a regular spot in the Top 20. This decade’s trend names for boys include Theo now at 14, Archie at 13, Logan now 12th, Leo at 11, Oscar at 10, Freddie at 9 and Noah at number 5. 

Names that have burst into the top 100 that could indicate early trends for the next decade include Hunter up 33 places to 69, Theodore up 23 places 70 and Grayson which broke into the Top 100 at 93 last year (up 37 places).

On the decline

Once popular Joseph has moved down 6 places to 32 suggesting a drop in favour for traditional biblical names. Although fellow, modern biblical name Elijah is up 6 places to 39. 

Also noting a decrease in popularity this year is Dylan down 9 places at 43 and Jake down 13 places at 48.

Set to lose their spots within the 2018 Top 100 is Jamie down 10 places at 94, Austin down 17 places at 97 and dropping out of the Top 100 in 2018 is the once hugely popular Ben who’s holding on at 100th place but down 4 places on last year.

Here's our top 100 boys names for 2018

1. OLIVER -
2. HARRY -
3. JACK -
4. GEORGE Up 1
5. NOAH Up 2
6. CHARLIE Down 2
7. JACOB Down 1
8. ALFIE -
9. FREDDIE Up 1
10. OSCAR Down 1
11. LEO Up 1
12. LOGAN Up 7
13. ARCHIE Up 4
14. THEO Up 7
15. THOMAS Down 2
16. JAMES Down 5
17. JOSHUA Down 3
18. HENRY Down 2
19. WILLIAM Down 4
20. MAX Down 2

21. LUCAS Up 2
22. ETHAN Down 2
23. ARTHUR Up 8
24. MASON Down 2
25. ISAAC -
26. HARRISON Down 2
27. TEDDY Up 6
28. FINLEY -
29. DANIEL Down 2
30. RILEY -
31. EDWARD Up 1
32. JOSEPH Down 6
33. ALEXANDER Down 4
34. ADAM Up 3
35. REGGIE Up 11
36. SAMUEL -
37. JAXON Up 6
38. SEBASTIAN Up 3
39. ELIJAH Up 6
40. HARLEY Up 8
41. TOBY Down 2
42. ARLO Up 18
43. DYLAN Down 9
44. JUDE Up 8
45. BENJAMIN Down 7
46. RORY Up 19
47. TOMMY Down 7
48. JAKE Down 13
49. LOUIE Down 5
50. CARTER Up 17
51. JENSON Down 1
52. HUGO Up 10
53. BOBBY Up 21
54. FRANKIE Up 4
55. OLLIE Down 13
56. ZACHARY Down 7
57. DAVID Down 2
58. ALBIE Up 21
59. LEWIS Down 3
60. LUCA Down 1
61. RONNIE Up 8
62. JACKSON Down 15
63. MATTHEW Down 9
64. ALEX Down 3
65. HARVEY Down 12
66. REUBEN Down 2
67. JAYDEN Down 16
68. CALEB Up 2
69. HUNTER Up 33
70. THEODORE Up 23
71. NATHAN Down 5
72. BLAKE Down 9
73. LUKE Down 16
74. ELLIOT Down 2
75. ROMAN Up 15
76. STANLEY Down 8
77. DEXTER -
78. MICHAEL Down 3
79. ELLIOTT Up 3
80. TYLER Down 9
81. RYAN Down 8
82. ELLIS Up 3
83. FINN Down 2
84. ALBERT Up 10
85. KAI Down 7
86. LIAM Up 5
87. CALUM -
88. LOUIS Down 12
89. AARON Down 6
90. EZRA Up 8
91. LEON Down 3
92. CONNOR Down 6
93. GRAYSON Up 37
94. JAMIE Down 10
95. AIDEN Down 6
96. GABRIEL Down 4
97. AUSTIN Down 17
98. LINCOLN Up 24
99. ELI Up 5
100. BEN Down 



Top 100 Boys Names 2018