Baby Names

Social Security Releases Most Popular Baby Names Of 2018

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Girl #2: Olivia

Olivia finished just shy of the top spot for girls for 2018. Fun fact: In 2017, it ranked in the same position. I’d like to think that Olivia Coleman has something to do with the popularity of the name, but she did not win her Academy Award for The Favourite until February 2019, so maybe it’ll rank at the top next year. It is still easy to see the appeal of the name. Olivia is of Greek origin and it is the feminine form of “Oliver,” meaning “olive tree” according to Baby Center. Did you know it has links to The Bard? The name Olivia was reportedly first used by William Shakespeare for a character in Twelfth Night. Try and beat that.

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