Waterloo's Allen Hospital delivered more than 1,000 babies in 2018. The hospital recently released its list of the trendiest baby names of the past year.

2018 Most Popular Girls' Names

  1. Evelyn
  2. Ella
  3. Ava
  4. Avery
  5. Charlotte

2018 Most Popular Boys' Names

  1. Noah
  2. Oliver
  3. Liam
  4. Bennett
  5. William

Here are the year's most popular names from more than 20,000 babies born at UnityPoint Health hospitals across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin:


  1. Harper
  2. Evelyn
  3. Charlotte
  4. Emma
  5. Ava


  1. Oliver
  2. Liam
  3. William
  4. Owen
  5. Theodore

Meanwhile, a nationwide study from BabyCenter.com listed Sophia, Olivia & Emma as the top girls' names. Jackson, Liam & Noah were the three most-common names for boys.

Need some more inspiration? BabyCenter also posted a list of alternatives to popular names.

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