The year 2018 is coming to a close, how popular is your name?

Every year the census of the most common names for newborns comes out. I always tend to look for my name, or names of those I love most. Is your special name on the list?

Boys Names...

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Carter
  4. Mason
  5. Lucas
  6. Jacob
  7. Benjamin
  8. Jackson
  9. Owen
  10. Elijah

Girls Names...

  1. Olivia
  2. Ava
  3. Ema
  4. Sophia
  5. Charlotte
  6. Harper
  7. Isabella
  8. Amelia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Abigail

Research shows that not only human's embrace their given name but so do a few other species. I am not joking, Wikipedia.com reported that...

Dolphins and green-rumped parrotlets also use symbolic names, as has been shown by recent research. Individual dolphins have distinctive whistles, to which they will respond even when there is no other information to clarify which dolphin is being referred to.

Which explains why we are so committed to our names. Some people do not like 'nick names' regardless of how carefree and sweet they seem. Our name gives us a sense of self. No matter if your name has made the list or not, it's just fun to check the future names we will be hearing a lot!