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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 25,150 1.312 -7 -13,423 1 Michael 38,364 1.915 -8 -24,043
2 Jessica 24,192 1.262 -204 -22,615 2 Matthew 32,072 1.601 -13 -19,424
3 Ashley 23,676 1.235 -82 -20,267 3 Jacob 31,918 1.593 -1 -16,102
4 Sarah 21,029 1.097 -54 -16,553 4 Christopher 30,901 1.543 -28 -21,159
5 Samantha 20,545 1.072 -35 -15,241 5 Joshua 29,168 1.456 -28 -19,448
6 Taylor 19,151 0.999 -70 -15,419 6 Nicholas 27,718 1.384 -56 -21,524
7 Hannah 18,594 0.970 -21 -12,222 7 Tyler 26,954 1.346 -74 -21,823
8 Alexis 16,588 0.865 -78 -13,193 8 Brandon 25,846 1.290 -74 -20,761
9 Rachel 16,110 0.841 -158 -14,199 9 Austin 25,659 1.281 -60 -19,892
10 Elizabeth 15,990 0.834 -3 -6,334 10 Andrew 25,231 1.260 -20 -15,204
11 Kayla 15,268 0.797 -104 -12,550 11 Daniel 25,102 1.253 -1 -11,694
12 Megan 14,767 0.770 -372 -13,920 12 Joseph 24,747 1.235 -9 -13,372
13 Amanda 13,973 0.729 -303 -12,960 13 David 23,004 1.148 -5 -11,313
14 Brittany 13,796 0.720 -446 -13,110 14 Zachary 22,366 1.117 -74 -17,557
15 Madison 13,410 0.700 4 -3,372 15 John 22,169 1.107 -11 -11,866
16 Lauren 12,596 0.657 -103 -9,919 16 Ryan 21,806 1.089 -23 -13,332
17 Brianna 11,924 0.622 -65 -8,465 17 James 21,155 1.056 10 -6,450
18 Victoria 11,856 0.619 -2 -4,281 18 William 20,540 1.025 13 -4,731
19 Jennifer 11,727 0.612 -233 -10,452 19 Anthony 20,501 1.023 -6 -9,937
20 Stephanie 11,639 0.607 -188 -10,085 20 Justin 20,008 0.999 -90 -16,315
21 Courtney 11,343 0.592 -732 -10,972 21 Jonathan 18,590 0.928 -27 -11,013
22 Nicole 11,132 0.581 -130 -9,026 22 Alexander 17,959 0.897 14 -3,499
23 Alyssa 11,021 0.575 -70 -7,788 23 Robert 17,670 0.882 -40 -11,594
24 Rebecca 10,624 0.554 -164 -8,915 24 Christian 15,823 0.790 -19 -7,696
25 Morgan 10,292 0.537 -95 -7,622 25 Kyle 15,596 0.779 -150 -13,222
26 Alexandra 10,022 0.523 -75 -7,039 26 Kevin 14,579 0.728 -53 -9,422
27 Amber 9,771 0.510 -307 -8,802 27 Jordan 13,852 0.692 -33 -7,598
28 Jasmine 9,707 0.506 -84 -6,933 28 Thomas 13,799 0.689 -23 -6,676
29 Danielle 9,285 0.484 -268 -8,206 29 Benjamin 13,777 0.688 19 -169
30 Haley 9,040 0.472 -249 -7,912 30 Samuel 13,620 0.680 7 -2,887
31 Katherine 8,874 0.463 -53 -5,445 31 Cody 12,950 0.647 -206 -11,371
32 Abigail 8,601 0.449 25 3,710 32 Jose 12,154 0.607 -48 -7,008
33 Anna 8,554 0.446 -11 -3,460 33 Dylan 12,033 0.601 6 -1,801
34 Olivia 8,122 0.424 32 11,431 34 Aaron 11,969 0.598 -18 -4,856
35 Shelby 7,949 0.415 -264 -6,878 35 Eric 11,607 0.579 -102 -8,579
36 Kelsey 7,655 0.399 -308 -6,707 36 Brian 10,471 0.523 -153 -8,271
37 Maria 7,593 0.396 -72 -4,790 37 Nathan 10,282 0.513 -1 -1,752
38 Allison 7,453 0.389 -1 -2,124 38 Steven 9,648 0.482 -116 -6,959
39 Sydney 7,258 0.379 -83 -4,611 39 Adam 9,554 0.477 -34 -4,194
40 Kaitlyn 7,240 0.378 -157 -5,589 40 Timothy 8,918 0.445 -107 -6,155
41 Kimberly 7,176 0.374 -66 -4,350 41 Jason 8,695 0.434 -45 -3,727
42 Melissa 7,169 0.374 -211 -5,896 42 Logan 8,374 0.418 28 4,488
43 Savannah 6,998 0.365 5 -1,585 43 Charles 8,248 0.412 -7 -1,123
44 Mary 6,946 0.362 -80 -4,344 44 Patrick 8,194 0.409 -120 -5,674
45 Brooke 6,724 0.351 -105 -4,585 45 Richard 8,179 0.408 -110 -5,520
46 Natalie 6,692 0.349 19 -226 46 Sean 7,895 0.394 -165 -6,025
47 Michelle 6,597 0.344 -145 -4,905 47 Hunter 7,602 0.380 6 682
48 Julia 6,312 0.329 -41 -2,965 48 Caleb 7,545 0.377 11 1,182
49 Jordan 6,296 0.328 -213 -5,087 49 Cameron 7,388 0.369 -7 -675
50 Sara 6,287 0.328 -112 -4,325 50 Noah 7,182 0.359 49 12,329

 

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.