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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1998

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1998 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 26,181 1.351 -11 -16,435 1 Michael 36,614 1.806 -11 -24,035
2 Hannah 21,373 1.103 -30 -15,501 2 Jacob 36,014 1.777 -8 -22,908
3 Samantha 20,193 1.042 -51 -15,890 3 Matthew 31,142 1.536 -13 -19,531
4 Sarah 19,879 1.026 -58 -15,893 4 Joshua 28,088 1.386 -35 -19,849
5 Ashley 19,874 1.025 -117 -17,357 5 Christopher 27,001 1.332 -33 -18,746
6 Alexis 19,778 1.021 -138 -17,734 6 Nicholas 26,634 1.314 -62 -21,313
7 Taylor 18,572 0.958 -105 -15,880 7 Brandon 23,829 1.176 -107 -20,355
8 Jessica 18,235 0.941 -240 -16,964 8 Tyler 23,711 1.170 -98 -19,967
9 Madison 17,786 0.918 -8 -9,939 9 Andrew 23,654 1.167 -31 -15,439
10 Elizabeth 15,186 0.784 -3 -6,271 10 Austin 23,477 1.158 -65 -18,453
11 Alyssa 13,710 0.707 -122 -11,483 11 Joseph 23,178 1.143 -8 -12,818
12 Kayla 13,422 0.693 -126 -11,314 12 Daniel 23,153 1.142 -3 -11,513
13 Megan 13,253 0.684 -486 -12,629 13 David 20,881 1.030 -10 -10,757
14 Lauren 12,907 0.666 -134 -10,929 14 William 20,831 1.028 11 -5,927
15 Rachel 12,201 0.630 -180 -10,610 15 John 20,624 1.017 -12 -11,190
16 Victoria 12,146 0.627 -3 -4,879 16 Zachary 20,579 1.015 -87 -16,800
17 Brianna 12,047 0.622 -106 -9,543 17 Ryan 20,194 0.996 -26 -12,542
18 Abigail 11,099 0.573 8 -548 18 James 19,686 0.971 14 -5,454
19 Amanda 10,912 0.563 -315 -9,958 19 Anthony 19,630 0.968 -13 -10,828
20 Jennifer 10,689 0.552 -290 -9,647 20 Justin 17,971 0.887 -106 -14,850
21 Olivia 10,610 0.547 19 8,022 21 Jonathan 17,647 0.871 -34 -11,176
22 Emma 10,437 0.539 21 9,301 22 Alexander 17,464 0.862 9 -4,997
23 Morgan 10,217 0.527 -129 -8,306 23 Robert 15,524 0.766 -42 -10,017
24 Nicole 9,911 0.511 -159 -8,257 24 Kyle 15,274 0.753 -187 -13,451
25 Brittany 9,843 0.508 -687 -9,443 25 Dylan 14,539 0.717 -4 -5,271
26 Jasmine 9,484 0.489 -104 -7,228 26 Christian 14,512 0.716 -26 -7,544
27 Alexandra 8,606 0.444 -93 -6,014 27 Jordan 14,409 0.711 -46 -9,295
28 Sydney 8,550 0.441 -118 -6,543 28 Samuel 13,907 0.686 7 -3,584
29 Stephanie 8,490 0.438 -258 -7,364 29 Noah 13,409 0.661 27 4,917
30 Rebecca 8,419 0.434 -186 -7,003 30 Benjamin 13,059 0.644 24 674
31 Anna 8,378 0.432 -22 -3,858 31 Thomas 12,886 0.636 -17 -5,755
32 Julia 8,327 0.430 -61 -5,216 32 Kevin 12,507 0.617 -69 -8,702
33 Katherine 8,204 0.423 -72 -5,371 33 Jose 12,371 0.610 -48 -7,596
34 Destiny 8,153 0.421 -193 -6,779 34 Nathan 11,584 0.571 -11 -4,194
35 Kaitlyn 7,936 0.409 -310 -7,007 35 Cameron 11,418 0.563 -25 -5,493
36 Haley 7,935 0.409 -307 -6,998 36 Hunter 11,078 0.546 -17 -4,377
37 Amber 7,929 0.409 -364 -7,153 37 Aaron 10,547 0.520 -9 -3,382
38 Allison 7,861 0.406 -22 -3,844 38 Ethan 10,533 0.520 24 1,856
39 Courtney 7,554 0.390 -909 -7,278 39 Eric 9,963 0.491 -104 -7,206
40 Natalie 7,546 0.389 4 -2,030 40 Jason 9,395 0.463 -52 -5,174
41 Danielle 7,368 0.380 -310 -6,462 41 Brian 9,144 0.451 -176 -7,381
42 Jordan 7,112 0.367 -314 -6,230 42 Caleb 9,028 0.445 -8 -1,944
43 Maria 6,817 0.352 -68 -4,118 43 Cody 8,811 0.435 -235 -7,527
44 Savannah 6,463 0.333 6 -1,241 44 Logan 8,638 0.426 39 5,336
45 Mary 6,443 0.332 -81 -4,062 45 Adam 8,357 0.412 -32 -3,453
46 Brooke 6,344 0.327 -145 -4,735 46 Steven 8,113 0.400 -136 -5,965
47 Gabrielle 6,200 0.320 -216 -4,990 47 Connor 7,905 0.390 -9 -1,523
48 Sara 6,007 0.310 -110 -4,135 48 Charles 7,847 0.387 -1 -717
49 Shelby 5,893 0.304 -323 -5,062 49 Timothy 7,845 0.387 -115 -5,452
50 Madeline 5,869 0.303 -50 -2,931 50 Sean 7,713 0.380 -201 -6,244

 

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.