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

May 10, 2019 • By

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

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!

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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    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

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      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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