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100 most popular boys’ names so far in 2018

As we cross the halfway point of 2018, we look at the 100 most popular names given to baby boys so far this year

Top 100 boys names so far in 2018

We reveal the most popular names given to baby boys so far in 2018

Top 100 boys names 2018

The top 3 spots remain unchanged with Oliver still holding on to Number 1, closely followed by Harry holding on at position 2 and Jack at 3.

Just holding on in there, yet once top of the charts Freddie is now at 9 and Oscar at 10.

Highest climbing baby boys names for 2018

Heading up the popularity stakes we see the once unusual boys’ name Arlo up 18 places to position 42. Rory is also on the rise up 19 places to 46 and Grayson has climbed a huge 37 places to break into the top 100 at 93.

Is there a new trend emerging in boys names?

Traditional ‘old man’ names continue to inspire parents with names such as Albert rising 18 places to 65 and Sonny is a new entry into the top 100 up 13 places to 91. Theodore too is up 11 places to 60.

More unusual names that are rising through the ranks include Hunter up a huge 34 places to 32 and Reuben up 13 places to 50. Ezra, possibly inspired by singer George Ezra, has also gone up by 11 places to position 77 in the boys Top 100 baby names.

Baby girls names on the decline

Once considered ‘edgy’, some unusual names are significantly dropping in popularity - making them a good choice if you’re looking for something less common. For example, Rocco has dropped 51 places and is only just within the top 200 boys’ names. Ashton has fallen from favour along with Evan and Zack.

Likewise, there are some traditional names that have significantly lost their popularity and would be a good choice if you’re looking for a traditional name that your little boy won’t need to share with several other classmates. For example, Ben has dropped 31 places and is now an outsider as the 100th most popular name as well as Spencer and Nathan falling more than 20 places each at number 176 and 104.

Here are the latest 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. CALLUM -
  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 4

100 most popular boys’ names so far in 2018