40 Trending Baby Girl Names Set to Dominate 2018

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Expecting a little girl in this year? There's still more than enough time to choose an amazing name -- and expectant parents have plenty of cool options to choose from. Of course, finding the perfect baby name can be hard, especially if an parent wants something that isn't too common, nor too "out there." Luckily, there are a lot of classy and creative names that have been especially popular in 2018. So if choosing a baby name seems a little daunting, these names are both fresh but also really, really beautiful.

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With the help of baby naming expert Laura Wattenberg at BabyNameWizard.com, we've compiled a list of the hottest girls' names that won't be following the trends of the past, but creating the trends of the future. Even only a few months into the year, these names have completely exploded -- taking center stage with their creativity, uniqueness, and vibrancy. 

As Wattenberg notes, the best way to predict which names are going to be big both before and during the year is to look for names that are the fastest-rising in popularity. That means the baby names aren't necessarily already firmly planted on the most popular names lists. To help moms-to-be, we've compiled a list of trending baby names that have been dominating the charts throughout the year and already have major staying power. The girl's names on this list are sure to suit any bubbly baby girl in 2018. 

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