The most popular baby names for 2018
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The most popular baby names for 2018

A TV series that's put a scenic part of Ireland on the map has inspired one of 2018's most popular names.

Fans of Game of Thrones will notice Aria ranks the 18th most popular name for girls in 2018, while names ending in the letter 'a' are also proving popular including Ava, Amelia, Sophia, Freya, Matilda and Ella.

The first name of one of Ireland's most brilliant playwrights and poets Oscar Wilde also makes the list.

A poll of nearly 3,500 pregnant women in Britain who are expecting a baby in 2018 have revealed the names they have chosen for their new-borns.

The creator of the world-famous Harry Potter series JK Rowling also looks to have inspired next year's top choice.

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On the girl's name front Olivia remains a firm favourite in the premier position once again.

Other popular names include Lily, Isla, Oliver and Noah, while George and Charlotte also made the top 20 alongside James, Henry and Arthur.

“We can see a real royal influence in the names selected for 2018, interestingly George and Charlotte were both ranked in the top 20 most popular names," said Faye Mingo of Emma’s Diary, who conducted the poll.

"Olivia and Oliver continue to remain popular amongst parents to be as do traditional and biblical inspired names such as Jacob and Noah.”

See the top 20 most popular boys and girls names for 2018 below

GIRLS NAMES

Olivia

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Isla

Lily

Ava

Elsie

Emily

Poppy

Amelia

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Sophia

Freya

Evelyn

Grace

Charlotte

Willow

Alice

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Matilda

Ruby

Aria

Florence

Ella

BOYS NAMES

Harry

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Noah

Oliver

George

Jack

Arthur

Freddie

Jacob

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Charlie

Teddy

Theo

Henry

James

Alfie

Leo

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Oscar

Archie

Max

Logan

Joshua