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Top baby names around the world in 2018

Has your little one’s name made it to one of the most popular baby names in the world for 2018?

In Australia, the top names were Sophia and Jackson last year. But what about worldwide?

Thankfully, Nameberry has spilled the beans on the top monikers in a few countries around the world.

Top baby names around the world in 2018

Most popular baby names in Alberta – Canada in 2018

Canadian province Alberta has released its top baby names for last year and in the top spots were:

Top girl names in Alberta in 2018:

Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Emily, Ava, Abigail, Harper, Sophia, Amelia, Elizabeth

Top boy names in Alberta in 2018:

Liam, Oliver, Noah, Ethan, Logan, Lucas, Jacob, William, Benjamin, Jack

“[They are also some] rarities, from Achilles and Acadia to Gabriel and Zeplynne,” says Nameberry.

Top baby names around the world in 2018

Most popular baby names in New Zealand in 2018

Top girl names in New Zealand in 2018:

Charlotte and Oliver are the most popular names in New Zealand. The most popular Maori names are Mia and Nikau.

“As you can see from Mia, some names on the Maori list also have roots in other languages – others include Mateo, Kai, Ariana and Kora – which perhaps gives them appeal to parents looking for a name that bridges cultures,” states Nameberry.

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Most popular baby names in Brazil in 2018

Alice and Miguel were the most popular names in Brazil for last year.

Top girl names in Brazil in 2018:

Alice, Helena, Valentina, Laura, Sophia, Lorena, Isabella, Manuela, Emanuelly, Isadora.

Top boy names in Brazil in 2018:

Miguel, Arthur, Heitor, Davi, Bernardo, Gabriel, Lorenzo, Samuel, Lucas, Guilherme.

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Most popular baby names in Portugal in 2018

Top girl names in Portugal in 2018:

Maria, Leonor, Matilde, Carolina, Beatriz, Sofia, Alice, Mariana, Ana, Benedita

Top boy names in Portugal in 2018:

Joao, Francisco, Santiago, Afonso, Duarte, Tomas, Martim, Rodrigo, Lourenco, Gabriel

“In Portugal, the top names of 2018 have some overlap with Brazil, but traditional Joao and Maria top the list,” says Nameberry.

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Most popular baby names in Germany in 2018

Girl names that were on the rise in Germany last year

Ella, Mathilda, Frieda, Lia, Juna, Malia, Greta, Pauline, Hailey, Thea.

Boy names that were on the rise in Germany last year

Matteo, Theo, Fiete, Henry, Levi, Mika, Leo, Emil, Jannis, Arthur.

“In Germany there are no official national baby name stats, but several people and organisations compile their own,” says Nameberry.

Most popular baby names in Malta in 2018

Emma and Noah were the most popular boy and girl names in Malta for 2018.

Nameberry adds: “As in Germany, Emma was the most popular girls’ name in 2018, followed by Mia and Valentina; and for boys, Noah, Luca and Liam topped the list.”

Most popular baby names in U.S. in 2018

In the U.S., different regions and states have their own favourite names. On the West Coast, it appears there’s a strong Spanish influence over parents picking a name for their newborn.

Top West Coast girl names:

Emma, Olivia, Mia, Sophia, Isabella, Emily, Ava, Camilla, Sofia, Abigail

Top West Coast boy names:

Noah, Liam, Sebastian, Jason, Matthew, Ethan, Daniel, Mateo, Julia, Alexander

On the East Coast, popular names include Avalon, Edison, Franklin and Tillie, as well as “bolder” ones such as Xanadu, Zaraphath and Comodore Barry.

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