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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1996

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1996 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Emily 25,151 1.312 -11 -15,405 1 Michael 38,365 1.915 -11 -25,786
2 Jessica 24,194 1.262 -246 -22,923 2 Matthew 32,073 1.601 -14 -20,462
3 Ashley 23,677 1.235 -119 -21,160 3 Jacob 31,923 1.593 -7 -18,817
4 Sarah 21,036 1.097 -58 -17,050 4 Christopher 30,902 1.543 -34 -22,647
5 Samantha 20,548 1.072 -49 -16,245 5 Joshua 29,169 1.456 -34 -20,930
6 Taylor 19,151 0.999 -106 -16,459 6 Nicholas 27,720 1.384 -62 -22,399
7 Hannah 18,595 0.970 -25 -12,723 7 Tyler 26,953 1.345 -99 -23,209
8 Alexis 16,589 0.865 -136 -14,545 8 Brandon 25,845 1.290 -106 -22,371
9 Rachel 16,115 0.841 -186 -14,524 9 Austin 25,660 1.281 -66 -20,636
10 Elizabeth 15,995 0.834 -3 -7,080 10 Andrew 25,234 1.260 -30 -17,019
11 Kayla 15,269 0.797 -127 -13,161 11 Daniel 25,111 1.253 -4 -13,471
12 Megan 14,768 0.770 -487 -14,144 12 Joseph 24,754 1.236 -7 -14,394
13 Amanda 13,974 0.729 -321 -13,020 13 David 23,013 1.149 -10 -12,889
14 Brittany 13,796 0.720 -698 -13,396 14 Zachary 22,365 1.116 -89 -18,586
15 Madison 13,410 0.700 -2 -5,563 15 John 22,180 1.107 -12 -12,746
16 Lauren 12,596 0.657 -132 -10,618 16 Ryan 21,807 1.089 -27 -14,155
17 Brianna 11,925 0.622 -106 -9,421 17 James 21,155 1.056 13 -6,923
18 Victoria 11,857 0.619 -1 -4,590 18 William 20,540 1.025 15 -5,636
19 Jennifer 11,728 0.612 -291 -10,686 19 Anthony 20,503 1.023 -13 -11,701
20 Stephanie 11,642 0.607 -267 -10,516 20 Justin 20,008 0.999 -106 -16,887
21 Courtney 11,343 0.592 -927 -11,067 21 Jonathan 18,592 0.928 -34 -12,121
22 Nicole 11,132 0.581 -161 -9,478 22 Alexander 17,960 0.896 9 -5,493
23 Alyssa 11,021 0.575 -110 -8,794 23 Robert 17,674 0.882 -42 -12,167
24 Rebecca 10,624 0.554 -192 -9,208 24 Christian 15,823 0.790 -28 -8,855
25 Morgan 10,292 0.537 -127 -8,381 25 Kyle 15,599 0.779 -186 -13,776
26 Alexandra 10,023 0.523 -94 -7,431 26 Kevin 14,583 0.728 -75 -10,778
27 Amber 9,770 0.510 -374 -8,994 27 Jordan 13,852 0.691 -46 -8,738
28 Jasmine 9,708 0.506 -102 -7,452 28 Thomas 13,800 0.689 -20 -6,669
29 Danielle 9,285 0.484 -322 -8,379 29 Benjamin 13,777 0.688 23 -44
30 Haley 9,040 0.472 -313 -8,103 30 Samuel 13,622 0.680 9 -3,299
31 Katherine 8,875 0.463 -74 -6,042 31 Cody 12,951 0.646 -247 -11,667
32 Abigail 8,604 0.449 22 1,947 32 Jose 12,154 0.607 -49 -7,379
33 Anna 8,565 0.447 -20 -4,045 33 Dylan 12,034 0.601 4 -2,766
34 Olivia 8,123 0.424 32 10,509 34 Aaron 11,969 0.597 -12 -4,804
35 Shelby 7,949 0.415 -337 -7,118 35 Eric 11,607 0.579 -108 -8,850
36 Kelsey 7,655 0.399 -363 -6,875 36 Brian 10,471 0.523 -181 -8,708
37 Maria 7,593 0.396 -74 -4,894 37 Nathan 10,283 0.513 -8 -2,893
38 Allison 7,453 0.389 -22 -3,436 38 Steven 9,649 0.482 -144 -7,501
39 Sydney 7,258 0.379 -107 -5,251 39 Adam 9,555 0.477 -38 -4,651
40 Kaitlyn 7,240 0.378 -305 -6,311 40 Timothy 8,918 0.445 -124 -6,525
41 Kimberly 7,175 0.374 -123 -5,352 41 Jason 8,697 0.434 -51 -4,476
42 Melissa 7,169 0.374 -231 -6,001 42 Logan 8,374 0.418 37 5,600
43 Savannah 6,998 0.365 5 -1,776 43 Charles 8,247 0.412 -6 -1,117
44 Mary 6,956 0.363 -82 -4,575 44 Patrick 8,193 0.409 -127 -5,910
45 Brooke 6,725 0.351 -146 -5,116 45 Richard 8,179 0.408 -130 -5,910
46 Natalie 6,692 0.349 10 -1,176 46 Sean 7,895 0.394 -205 -6,426
47 Michelle 6,596 0.344 -167 -5,175 47 Hunter 7,602 0.379 -6 -901
48 Julia 6,312 0.329 -45 -3,201 48 Caleb 7,545 0.377 -2 -461
49 Jordan 6,297 0.329 -307 -5,415 49 Cameron 7,388 0.369 -11 -1,463
50 Sara 6,287 0.328 -108 -4,415 50 Noah 7,182 0.359 48 11,144

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.