Drumroll, please! These are my picks for the best new baby names 2018: my favorites from the names debuting or returning to the US Top 1000 in May 2018.
You can read the full lists here:
All told, 37 boy names and 43 girl names debuted or returned in 2018. These are my favorites for each.
Why eight? Eight names will compete in the annual Appellation Mountain New Names Showdown this July. Past contests turned out like this:
Now, my picks for this year: