Special delivery! Introducing Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2018

baby names 2018Just arrived! Social Security is happy to announce the top baby names for 2018. We’re with you from day one, which makes us the source for the most popular baby names! For most people, Social Security starts at birth when they get their first Social Security card. We’re able to determine the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. And every year, the top 10 names for boys and girls can reflect cultural shifts during the prior year.

What were 2018’s most popular names?

Coming in at number 10 are Logan and Evelyn, dropping down five spots and one spot in comparison to the 2017 list, respectively. At number nine, Mason and Harper. Mason dropped from its number seven spot in 2017, and this is Harper’s highest spot on the list so far! You can read the rest of the top 10 on our baby names page!

The birth or adoption of a child is a special time for families. Most parents apply for their child’s Social Security number and card at birth, usually through the hospital. They’ll need their number throughout many important stages in their life, beginning with when you claim them on your tax return. It’ll also be useful if you need to apply for benefits for your child. We offer a wide range of resources for families with children. And, when the time comes for their first job, their number is already in place.

Visit our baby names page to see how popular your name or your child’s name was over the past 100 years! Share it with friends and family members who may be expecting a child or grandchild. Maybe they’ll find a name on our list that they love, thanks to you!

Social Security is with you and your child throughout life’s journey. See what else you can do online at socialsecurity.gov!

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  2. When you state you are going to show the top baby names for any, then show the names. Don’t refer the readers no another source!

  3. Hello from Angie , me , I had one neck surgery and I am still needing another one . I am with chronic PAIN , Tinnitus very loud 24 /7 every day with hearing loss , Heart disease, Kidney disease, Bone disease, Skin problems, Severe depression Anxiety disorder, sclerosis, Arthritis, hand Problems, feet Problems, I can not see far away nor up close with stegman, floaters. Cataracts. , there are palics in my upper and lower colon, I have a colonoscopy every 3 years . And I am not Coping life on $ 771 a month . I am All ALONE , with no HELP from anyone, I am 61 years of age . With no money in the bank or anywhere else , no Credit cards nor money on hand . I am feeling as if I have gone CRAZY , ! ! My Car needs repair and I can not afford Car Insurance . I am suffering and struggling to get through each day of each month, from having to go with out the things I need to survive on, ( m o n e y ) . I am a hard worker and I volunteer my time to help others, I am a HONEST PERSON. and I harm no one , I am a GOOD person with alot of BAD LUCK . I have went to College for 4 years and my Health is robbing me of a LIFE and being Happy . . My mailing address is PO BOX 323 , CORNELIUS, OR 97113 , and I rent a room at 31870 NW MEADOW DR. NORTH PLAINS OR 97133, IF YOU CAN NOT HELP ME THEN PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO SOMEONE WHO CAN, Thank You so much and GOD BLESS

    • Hi, Angela. We are sorry to hear about your condition and situation. You may be eligible to receive social services from the state in which you live. These services include free meals, housekeeping help, transportation, or help with other problems. To get information about services in your area and find out if you qualify, you will need to contact your state or local social services or welfare office. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps!

  4. Hello Hi , your going to have a good day ! !
    When you start it by helping me with a little more money , so I can SERVIVE through each month So I am not suffering and Struggling so much as I am now . All it seems like is that I only have is BAD LUCK . , I have no one to talk to , no one that UNDERSTANDS , no help from anyone, I am a single disabled 61 year old woman with very low income and I am Homebound because of Health Problems, not surviving on only $ 771.00 a month , there is more going out than what is coming in . Please find it in your Heart to help me Financially, when and if you do not want to HELP me then please pass this on to someone who can. , I am Angela Zemmer and my mailing address is PO BOX 323 , CORNELIUS OR. 97113. And I rent a room at 31870 NW MEADOW DR. NORTH PLAINS OR 97133 I can not answer the phone or if you knock at the door . It is to hard to talk to anyone you do not know because of all the SCAMMER, these days , can’t trust any one , no one is HONEST , I FEEL I MUST BE THE ONLY ONE THAT IS . I am a Honest Good Person
    That’s why the SCAMMER like me so well . Well I Hope you will find it in your Heart to help me Financially, but if you can not help me Financially then please pass this on to someone who can, Thank You very much and God Bless.

  5. This is not referring to the baby names.
    I just enrolled for medicare DOB 03/25/1954. I was collecting SSI. The benefit amt just covered my rent. I pay $720 flat. I am a tenant in a private home. Of the 720 , 650 is the rent for the space I occupy. the remainder of $70 falls under utilities, cable/internet. It started out much lower 680-710 but somehow settled in at $720. My carbon and environmental footprint is very low. The remaining household 3-5 people 3 now, really use most of the utilities. I wash 8 loads/mo of laundry in cold water, hang to dry and mostly microwave . I am absolutely able to use the full kitchen but it is always in use. My personal bills for car insurance, gas, etc is at least 1100/mo. Anyway, I enrolled for medicare and my SSI went to $633! Augh! So I am $87 short. I was working and my hourly rate went to $8.25 for 30-35 hrs /week. I was suspended then terminated. April 11, 2019. I have a little bit of cash left from saving everything and minimizing expenditures. I will pay rent tomorrow but after that I am flat broke. I am actively looking for employment. Someone told me I could get help to pay for medicare then I could return to getting enough to pay the rent. My landlord, wife and daughter live in the house. It is a very large and nice house. We get along very well. I am scared to tell them my plight. He is Austrian and She is Chinese. Money is THE biggest thing in their lives. Can you please respond to me and help me in this matter? Thank you. 305-753-1492

    • Hi, Colleen. We are sorry to hear about your difficulties. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. You may qualify for the State to pay your Medicare premium, you will need to call your state medical assistance office for assistance. To get the local phone number, call the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at 1-800-633-4227 (TTY, 1-877-486-2048). We hope this helps.

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