MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s that time of year again: HealthPartners has released its list of the top baby names of 2018. And this year, Minnesota is somewhat of a hotspot for celebrity baby names.
Every year, the health group puts together a list of most popular baby names according to its Birth Center Teams at seven HealthPartners Hospitals, located in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Check out the top 2018 baby names below.
Top 2018 Girl Names:
Top 2018 Boy Names:
Also, this year more than ever, parents are giving their babies names tied to pop culture, HealthPartners said.
Pop Culture Baby Names:
– Arya – “Game of Thrones” character reference
– Havana – Camila Cabello song reference
– Magnolia – “Fixer Upper” TV show reference
– Milo – “This Is Us” actor reference
– Scarlett – “Avengers” actress reference
– Thor – “Avengers” character reference
Nearly 10,000 babies are born in the seven hospitals each year.