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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 -8 -14,225 1 Michael 38,364 1.915 -7 -24,366
2 Jessica 24,194 1.262 -231 -22,819 2 Matthew 32,072 1.601 -13 -19,521
3 Ashley 23,677 1.235 -98 -20,653 3 Jacob 31,921 1.593 -4 -17,505
4 Sarah 21,031 1.097 -53 -16,653 4 Christopher 30,902 1.543 -32 -21,882
5 Samantha 20,547 1.072 -39 -15,623 5 Joshua 29,168 1.456 -30 -20,030
6 Taylor 19,151 0.999 -83 -15,890 6 Nicholas 27,719 1.384 -57 -22,003
7 Hannah 18,594 0.970 -26 -12,618 7 Tyler 26,954 1.346 -84 -22,480
8 Alexis 16,588 0.865 -111 -13,926 8 Brandon 25,845 1.290 -91 -21,769
9 Rachel 16,112 0.841 -164 -14,258 9 Austin 25,659 1.281 -64 -20,325
10 Elizabeth 15,992 0.834 -3 -6,499 10 Andrew 25,232 1.260 -24 -15,908
11 Kayla 15,269 0.797 -118 -12,813 11 Daniel 25,106 1.253 -2 -12,267
12 Megan 14,767 0.770 -420 -14,024 12 Joseph 24,750 1.236 -8 -13,927
13 Amanda 13,973 0.729 -316 -12,981 13 David 23,009 1.149 -6 -11,981
14 Brittany 13,796 0.720 -528 -13,226 14 Zachary 22,365 1.116 -76 -17,849
15 Madison 13,410 0.700 0 -4,428 15 John 22,172 1.107 -13 -12,220
16 Lauren 12,596 0.657 -118 -10,285 16 Ryan 21,806 1.089 -24 -13,591
17 Brianna 11,925 0.622 -81 -8,849 17 James 21,156 1.056 12 -6,380
18 Victoria 11,858 0.619 -3 -4,591 18 William 20,538 1.025 15 -4,870
19 Jennifer 11,728 0.612 -254 -10,575 19 Anthony 20,501 1.023 -11 -10,686
20 Stephanie 11,641 0.607 -215 -10,275 20 Justin 20,008 0.999 -93 -16,466
21 Courtney 11,343 0.592 -807 -10,999 21 Jonathan 18,592 0.928 -35 -11,678
22 Nicole 11,132 0.581 -141 -9,191 22 Alexander 17,960 0.897 11 -4,639
23 Alyssa 11,021 0.575 -97 -8,359 23 Robert 17,672 0.882 -39 -11,719
24 Rebecca 10,624 0.554 -183 -9,061 24 Christian 15,823 0.790 -22 -8,239
25 Morgan 10,292 0.537 -108 -7,973 25 Kyle 15,599 0.779 -174 -13,581
26 Alexandra 10,022 0.523 -84 -7,191 26 Kevin 14,579 0.728 -63 -10,053
27 Amber 9,771 0.510 -348 -8,906 27 Jordan 13,852 0.691 -40 -8,263
28 Jasmine 9,708 0.506 -94 -7,083 28 Thomas 13,798 0.689 -20 -6,489
29 Danielle 9,285 0.484 -304 -8,301 29 Benjamin 13,776 0.688 23 793
30 Haley 9,040 0.472 -294 -8,041 30 Samuel 13,620 0.680 9 -3,128
31 Katherine 8,874 0.463 -59 -5,615 31 Cody 12,951 0.647 -225 -11,560
32 Abigail 8,603 0.449 24 3,096 32 Jose 12,154 0.607 -45 -7,065
33 Anna 8,560 0.447 -18 -3,811 33 Dylan 12,033 0.601 1 -2,376
34 Olivia 8,122 0.424 32 11,124 34 Aaron 11,969 0.597 -15 -4,851
35 Shelby 7,949 0.415 -304 -6,971 35 Eric 11,607 0.579 -107 -8,698
36 Kelsey 7,655 0.399 -347 -6,802 36 Brian 10,471 0.523 -168 -8,506
37 Maria 7,593 0.396 -76 -4,805 37 Nathan 10,282 0.513 -6 -2,349
38 Allison 7,453 0.389 -11 -2,691 38 Steven 9,648 0.482 -129 -7,267
39 Sydney 7,258 0.379 -96 -4,949 39 Adam 9,555 0.477 -36 -4,379
40 Kaitlyn 7,240 0.378 -286 -6,246 40 Timothy 8,918 0.445 -113 -6,279
41 Kimberly 7,175 0.374 -91 -4,854 41 Jason 8,696 0.434 -43 -3,845
42 Melissa 7,169 0.374 -215 -5,941 42 Logan 8,374 0.418 24 2,826
43 Savannah 6,998 0.365 5 -1,662 43 Charles 8,248 0.412 -8 -1,198
44 Mary 6,952 0.363 -83 -4,465 44 Patrick 8,193 0.409 -126 -5,849
45 Brooke 6,725 0.351 -127 -4,869 45 Richard 8,179 0.408 -115 -5,680
46 Natalie 6,692 0.349 15 -536 46 Sean 7,895 0.394 -187 -6,238
47 Michelle 6,596 0.344 -161 -5,037 47 Hunter 7,602 0.379 2 11
48 Julia 6,312 0.329 -40 -3,002 48 Caleb 7,545 0.377 4 369
49 Jordan 6,296 0.328 -240 -5,183 49 Cameron 7,388 0.369 -8 -581
50 Sara 6,287 0.328 -102 -4,263 50 Noah 7,183 0.359 49 11,832

 

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.