As we come to the end of 2018, we now know which baby names are winning the popularity contest with parents. 

Choosing a name for your baby is a big decision, and most parents don't make the decision without careful thought and research. Parents will often spend hours researching online, buying books, and asking their friends and family for insight before choosing a name. 

Parenting website, BabyCenter, which helps parents navigate the world of babies and parenting, has compiled a list of the 100 most popular names for boys and girls for 2018. 

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According to the site, their data came from "more than 742,000 parents who shared their baby's name with us in 2018."

What Baby Names Took the Top Spots?

The boy and girl names that took the top spots were a repeat from 2017. Both Sophia and Jackson topped Babycenter's list, and the top 10 list didn't hold many surprises, but a couple of names (we see you Oliver and Layla) are creeping up the popularity list.

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Top 10 Baby Boy Names

  1. Jackson
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Aiden
  5. Caden
  6. Grayson
  7. Lucas
  8. Mason
  9. Oliver
  10. Elijah

Top 10 Baby Girl Names

  1. Sophia 
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Aria
  7. Riley
  8. Amelia
  9. Mia
  10. Layla

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To see the rest of the list of the top 100 baby names for 2018, visit BabyCenter

Did your favorite name make the list for 2018?

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Elizabeth Vale is a freelance writer and editor. Her work has been featured at The Palm Beach Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rare, AOL and The Redbud Post. Although she is a proud native Texan, Elizabeth now lives in South Florida with her husband and four children. If she isn’t writing, you can find her drinking an endless glass of iced coffee, reading a book or taking a road trip with her whole family in tow.

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