Best of 2018 As the year draws to a close, let’s look back at the very best of 2018!

I mean – this was the year that we celebrated a royal birth. Plus not one, not two, but three Kar-Jenner daughters, all born within the first few months of the year. Each one was quite headline-worthy: Stormi, Chicago, and True. I like that last one SO very much.

But plenty of these lists pre-date 2018. They were just wildly well-read over the last 365 days or so, the most popular of the thousands of posts on the site. (There are 3,460 to be exact – at least at this moment.)

I’ve also included the most popular of the Baby Names of the Day posts in 2018. We’ll see this again, for our March Madness Baby Names 2019 contest. Speaking of March Madness …

Best of 2018: Contests & Competitions

The community voted for our favorites four separate times this year:

Best of 2018: Name Lists

I love a good list, don’t you? These were the most popular of 2018.

Best of 2018: Nicknames

I’m an unapologetic fan of nicknames, and these lists are some of the most-read on the site.

Best of 2018: Advice

In which I dispense advice about all sorts of naming quandaries:

Best of 2018: #namehelp

The #namehelp posts are always wildly popular. By request, I’ve started collecting the updates. Here’s the first installment of Babies We Have Named!

These are the most popular #namehelp posts of the year:

Best of 2018: Boy Names

These were the most popular boy name posts on the site in 2018:

    1. Torin
    2. Arrow
    3. Wilder
    4. Rowan*
    5. Endeavour
    6. Huxley
    7. Gray
    8. True
    9. Credence
    10. Deckard
    11. Ayrton
    12. Fox
    13. Arlo
    14. Leo*
    15. Cove
    16. Koa
    17. Soren
    18. Smith
    19. Loxley
    20. Canaan
    21. Crew
    22. Calder
    23. Emrys
    24. Atlas
    25. Linden
  • indicates a past March Madness contest winner

Best of 2018: Girl Names

And these were the most popular girl name posts.

  1. Phryne
  2. Maisie
  3. Lumi
  4. Marigold
  5. Oakley
  6. Margot
  7. Marlowe
  8. Flora
  9. Sloane
  10. Evolet
  11. Zosia
  12. Esme
  13. Noa
  14. Maple
  15. Elowen
  16. Faye
  17. Andromeda
  18. Roux
  19. Alifair
  20. Poppy
  21. Gentry
  22. Cora*
  23. Lazuli
  24. Vera
  25. Nori

The top Baby Name of the Day posts will be back to complete in March Madness 2019 before you know it!

Best of 2018: My Favorites

Let’s end with a few of my personal favorites from the last twelve months:

That caps off 2018 for me!

What were your highlights in baby naming this year?

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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