According to New York City’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the city in 2018 were Emma and Liam.
Here are New York City’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Emma (501 born in NYC in 2018)
- Liam (779 born in NYC in 2018)
In the girls’ top 10, Amelia and Chloe replace Emily and Abigail.
In the boys’ top 10, Alexander replaces Jayden.
In 2017, the top two names were also Emma and Liam.
Within each of the five boroughs, the top baby names were…
- Manhattan: Emma and Noah
- Bronx: Isabella and Liam
- Brooklyn: Esther and David
- Queens: Mia and Liam
- Staten Island: Mia and Michael
And, finally, a few of the baby names bestowed just 10 times each in NYC last year were the girl names Aminah, Ida and Zadie, and the boy names Bentley, Lucian and Warren.
Source: The Top Baby Names of 2018