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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1997

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1997 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 25,731 1.348 -7 -14,004 1 Michael 37,545 1.880 -8 -23,224
2 Jessica 21,043 1.103 -204 -19,466 2 Jacob 34,145 1.710 -2 -18,329
3 Ashley 20,895 1.095 -82 -17,486 3 Matthew 31,512 1.578 -12 -18,864
4 Sarah 20,694 1.084 -54 -16,218 4 Christopher 29,101 1.457 -28 -19,359
5 Hannah 20,588 1.079 -23 -14,216 5 Joshua 28,282 1.416 -28 -18,562
6 Samantha 20,169 1.057 -34 -14,865 6 Nicholas 27,257 1.365 -56 -21,063
7 Taylor 19,503 1.022 -69 -15,771 7 Brandon 25,193 1.262 -75 -20,108
8 Alexis 17,171 0.900 -78 -13,776 8 Andrew 25,191 1.261 -22 -15,164
9 Elizabeth 15,415 0.808 -4 -5,759 9 Austin 25,117 1.258 -60 -19,350
10 Madison 15,187 0.796 -1 -5,149 10 Tyler 24,877 1.246 -71 -19,746
11 Megan 14,242 0.746 -373 -13,395 11 Daniel 23,930 1.198 -1 -10,522
12 Kayla 13,885 0.728 -103 -11,167 12 Joseph 23,585 1.181 -9 -12,210
13 Rachel 13,783 0.722 -154 -11,872 13 Zachary 21,927 1.098 -75 -17,118
14 Lauren 13,245 0.694 -105 -10,568 14 David 21,874 1.095 -4 -10,183
15 Alyssa 12,646 0.663 -78 -9,413 15 John 21,372 1.070 -11 -11,069
16 Amanda 12,239 0.641 -300 -11,226 16 Ryan 20,527 1.028 -23 -12,053
17 Brianna 12,006 0.629 -65 -8,547 17 James 20,399 1.021 10 -5,694
18 Jennifer 11,838 0.620 -234 -10,563 18 Anthony 20,027 1.003 -7 -9,463
19 Victoria 11,789 0.618 -1 -4,214 19 William 20,008 1.002 14 -4,199
20 Brittany 11,527 0.604 -440 -10,841 20 Justin 18,744 0.939 -90 -15,051
21 Nicole 10,744 0.563 -131 -8,638 21 Jonathan 18,534 0.928 -27 -10,957
22 Morgan 10,341 0.542 -98 -7,671 22 Alexander 17,110 0.857 14 -2,650
23 Stephanie 9,777 0.512 -185 -8,223 23 Robert 16,303 0.816 -40 -10,227
24 Jasmine 9,678 0.507 -88 -6,904 24 Kyle 15,915 0.797 -151 -13,541
25 Abigail 9,626 0.504 18 2,685 25 Christian 15,058 0.754 -18 -6,931
26 Rebecca 9,623 0.504 -162 -7,914 26 Jordan 14,759 0.739 -34 -8,505
27 Olivia 9,476 0.497 25 10,077 27 Samuel 14,222 0.712 4 -3,489
28 Courtney 9,036 0.473 -725 -8,665 28 Kevin 13,291 0.666 -51 -8,134
29 Amber 8,912 0.467 -305 -7,943 29 Benjamin 13,265 0.664 19 343
30 Alexandra 8,750 0.458 -71 -5,767 30 Dylan 12,968 0.649 3 -2,736
31 Haley 8,684 0.455 -248 -7,556 31 Thomas 12,894 0.646 -20 -5,771
32 Katherine 8,516 0.446 -52 -5,087 32 Jose 11,923 0.597 -48 -6,777
33 Anna 8,336 0.437 -11 -3,242 33 Aaron 11,166 0.559 -19 -4,053
34 Danielle 8,035 0.421 -263 -6,956 34 Nathan 10,439 0.523 -4 -1,909
35 Sydney 8,031 0.421 -87 -5,384 35 Eric 10,318 0.517 -102 -7,290
36 Emma 7,732 0.405 35 12,623 36 Cody 10,292 0.515 -201 -8,713
37 Julia 7,339 0.385 -52 -3,992 37 Brian 9,732 0.487 -152 -7,532
38 Maria 7,311 0.383 -71 -4,508 38 Noah 9,269 0.464 37 10,242
39 Allison 7,274 0.381 0 -1,945 39 Adam 8,802 0.441 -34 -3,442
40 Jordan 7,166 0.375 -222 -5,957 40 Steven 8,765 0.439 -114 -6,076
41 Kaitlyn 7,005 0.367 -156 -5,354 41 Jason 8,745 0.438 -45 -3,777
42 Destiny 6,726 0.352 -147 -5,020 42 Logan 8,617 0.431 28 4,245
43 Shelby 6,701 0.351 -256 -5,630 43 Timothy 8,503 0.426 -104 -5,740
44 Melissa 6,678 0.350 -209 -5,405 44 Hunter 8,405 0.421 3 -121
45 Brooke 6,671 0.350 -105 -4,532 45 Cameron 8,215 0.411 -11 -1,502
46 Mary 6,631 0.347 -78 -4,029 46 Ethan 7,806 0.391 40 7,185
47 Savannah 6,577 0.345 9 -1,164 47 Caleb 7,771 0.389 10 956
48 Natalie 6,539 0.343 21 -73 48 Sean 7,743 0.388 -163 -5,873
49 Kimberly 6,179 0.324 -58 -3,353 49 Charles 7,655 0.383 -1 -530
50 Sara 6,155 0.322 -112 -4,193 50 Patrick 7,487 0.375 -114 -4,967

 

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.