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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1998

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1998 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
  Change from
1997
  Change from
1997
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Emily 26,181 1.351 0 449 1 Michael 36,614 1.806 0 -934
2 Hannah 21,373 1.103 3 782 2 Jacob 36,014 1.777 0 1,863
3 Samantha 20,193 1.042 3 24 3 Matthew 31,142 1.536 0 -371
4 Sarah 19,879 1.026 0 -823 4 Joshua 28,088 1.386 1 -195
5 Ashley 19,874 1.025 -2 -1,021 5 Christopher 27,001 1.332 -1 -2,102
6 Alexis 19,778 1.021 2 2,608 6 Nicholas 26,634 1.314 0 -623
7 Taylor 18,572 0.958 0 -931 7 Brandon 23,829 1.176 1 -1,364
8 Jessica 18,235 0.941 -6 -2,808 8 Tyler 23,711 1.170 2 -1,165
9 Madison 17,786 0.918 1 2,598 9 Andrew 23,654 1.167 -2 -1,542
10 Elizabeth 15,186 0.784 -1 -233 10 Austin 23,477 1.158 -1 -1,640
11 Alyssa 13,710 0.707 4 1,063 11 Joseph 23,178 1.143 1 -411
12 Kayla 13,422 0.693 0 -462 12 Daniel 23,153 1.142 -1 -781
13 Megan 13,253 0.684 -2 -989 13 David 20,881 1.030 1 -1,001
14 Lauren 12,907 0.666 0 -338 14 William 20,831 1.028 5 814
15 Rachel 12,201 0.630 -2 -1,586 15 John 20,624 1.017 0 -755
16 Victoria 12,146 0.627 3 355 16 Zachary 20,579 1.015 -3 -1,348
17 Brianna 12,047 0.622 0 40 17 Ryan 20,194 0.996 -1 -332
18 Abigail 11,099 0.573 8 1,473 18 James 19,686 0.971 -1 -716
19 Amanda 10,912 0.563 -3 -1,330 19 Anthony 19,630 0.968 -1 -398
20 Jennifer 10,689 0.552 -2 -1,149 20 Justin 17,971 0.887 0 -773
21 Olivia 10,610 0.547 6 1,133 21 Jonathan 17,647 0.871 0 -892
22 Emma 10,437 0.539 14 2,698 22 Alexander 17,464 0.862 0 354
23 Morgan 10,217 0.527 -1 -124 23 Robert 15,524 0.766 0 -780
24 Nicole 9,911 0.511 -3 -833 24 Kyle 15,274 0.753 0 -642
25 Brittany 9,843 0.508 -5 -1,684 25 Dylan 14,539 0.717 5 1,571
26 Jasmine 9,484 0.489 -2 -194 26 Christian 14,512 0.716 -1 -546
27 Alexandra 8,606 0.444 3 -144 27 Jordan 14,409 0.711 -1 -350
28 Sydney 8,550 0.441 7 518 28 Samuel 13,907 0.686 -1 -321
29 Stephanie 8,490 0.438 -6 -1,288 29 Noah 13,409 0.661 9 4,137
30 Rebecca 8,419 0.434 -5 -1,209 30 Benjamin 13,059 0.644 -1 -207
31 Anna 8,378 0.432 2 41 31 Thomas 12,886 0.636 0 -9
32 Julia 8,327 0.430 5 988 32 Kevin 12,507 0.617 -4 -786
33 Katherine 8,204 0.423 -1 -312 33 Jose 12,371 0.610 -1 447
34 Destiny 8,153 0.421 8 1,427 34 Nathan 11,584 0.571 0 1,143
35 Kaitlyn 7,936 0.409 6 931 35 Cameron 11,418 0.563 10 3,202
36 Haley 7,935 0.409 -5 -749 36 Hunter 11,078 0.546 8 2,673
37 Amber 7,929 0.409 -8 -985 37 Aaron 10,547 0.520 -4 -621
38 Allison 7,861 0.406 1 587 38 Ethan 10,533 0.520 8 2,727
39 Courtney 7,554 0.390 -11 -1,482 39 Eric 9,963 0.491 -4 -354
40 Natalie 7,546 0.389 8 1,007 40 Jason 9,395 0.463 1 650
41 Danielle 7,368 0.380 -7 -666 41 Brian 9,144 0.451 -4 -588
42 Jordan 7,112 0.367 -2 -54 42 Caleb 9,028 0.445 5 1,255
43 Maria 6,817 0.352 -5 -494 43 Cody 8,811 0.435 -7 -1,482
44 Savannah 6,463 0.333 3 -115 44 Logan 8,638 0.426 -2 19
45 Mary 6,443 0.332 1 -193 45 Adam 8,357 0.412 -6 -445
46 Brooke 6,344 0.327 -1 -326 46 Steven 8,113 0.400 -6 -652
47 Gabrielle 6,200 0.320 4 257 47 Connor 7,905 0.390 5 764
48 Sara 6,007 0.310 2 -150 48 Charles 7,847 0.387 1 192
49 Shelby 5,893 0.304 -6 -808 49 Timothy 7,845 0.387 -6 -658
50 Madeline 5,869 0.303 9 556 50 Sean 7,713 0.380 -2 -30

 

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.