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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 26,180 1.351 -8 -15,254 1 Michael 36,614 1.806 -7 -22,616
2 Hannah 21,372 1.103 -31 -15,396 2 Jacob 36,010 1.777 -5 -21,594
3 Samantha 20,192 1.042 -41 -15,268 3 Matthew 31,141 1.536 -12 -18,590
4 Sarah 19,876 1.026 -53 -15,498 4 Joshua 28,086 1.386 -31 -18,948
5 Ashley 19,873 1.026 -96 -16,849 5 Christopher 27,001 1.332 -31 -17,981
6 Alexis 19,778 1.021 -113 -17,116 6 Nicholas 26,633 1.314 -57 -20,917
7 Taylor 18,572 0.958 -82 -15,311 7 Brandon 23,829 1.176 -92 -19,753
8 Jessica 18,235 0.941 -225 -16,860 8 Tyler 23,711 1.170 -83 -19,237
9 Madison 17,785 0.918 -6 -8,803 9 Andrew 23,652 1.167 -25 -14,328
10 Elizabeth 15,184 0.784 -3 -5,691 10 Austin 23,477 1.158 -63 -18,143
11 Alyssa 13,710 0.707 -109 -11,048 11 Joseph 23,175 1.143 -9 -12,352
12 Kayla 13,422 0.693 -117 -10,966 12 Daniel 23,147 1.142 -1 -10,308
13 Megan 13,253 0.684 -419 -12,510 13 David 20,876 1.030 -6 -9,848
14 Lauren 12,907 0.666 -120 -10,596 14 William 20,831 1.028 11 -5,163
15 Rachel 12,197 0.629 -158 -10,343 15 John 20,617 1.017 -13 -10,665
16 Victoria 12,146 0.627 -5 -4,879 16 Zachary 20,579 1.015 -74 -16,063
17 Brianna 12,047 0.622 -81 -8,971 17 Ryan 20,194 0.996 -23 -11,979
18 Abigail 11,099 0.573 10 600 18 James 19,685 0.971 13 -4,909
19 Amanda 10,910 0.563 -310 -9,918 19 Anthony 19,630 0.968 -11 -9,815
20 Jennifer 10,690 0.552 -253 -9,537 20 Justin 17,970 0.887 -93 -14,428
21 Olivia 10,610 0.548 19 8,636 21 Jonathan 17,646 0.871 -35 -10,732
22 Emma 10,434 0.538 21 8,980 22 Alexander 17,464 0.862 11 -4,143
23 Morgan 10,217 0.527 -110 -7,898 23 Robert 15,524 0.766 -39 -9,571
24 Nicole 9,911 0.511 -139 -7,970 24 Kyle 15,274 0.754 -175 -13,256
25 Brittany 9,843 0.508 -517 -9,273 25 Dylan 14,539 0.717 -7 -4,882
26 Jasmine 9,483 0.489 -96 -6,858 26 Christian 14,509 0.716 -20 -6,925
27 Alexandra 8,606 0.444 -83 -5,775 27 Jordan 14,409 0.711 -40 -8,820
28 Sydney 8,550 0.441 -107 -6,241 28 Samuel 13,902 0.686 7 -3,410
29 Stephanie 8,489 0.438 -206 -7,123 29 Noah 13,408 0.661 28 5,607
30 Rebecca 8,418 0.434 -177 -6,855 30 Benjamin 13,058 0.644 24 1,511
31 Anna 8,377 0.432 -20 -3,628 31 Thomas 12,885 0.636 -17 -5,576
32 Julia 8,327 0.430 -56 -5,017 32 Kevin 12,507 0.617 -57 -7,981
33 Katherine 8,204 0.423 -57 -4,945 33 Jose 12,371 0.610 -44 -7,282
34 Destiny 8,153 0.421 -169 -6,580 34 Nathan 11,584 0.571 -9 -3,651
35 Kaitlyn 7,936 0.410 -291 -6,942 35 Cameron 11,418 0.563 -22 -4,611
36 Haley 7,935 0.409 -288 -6,936 36 Hunter 11,078 0.547 -9 -3,465
37 Amber 7,929 0.409 -338 -7,064 37 Aaron 10,547 0.520 -12 -3,429
38 Allison 7,861 0.406 -11 -3,099 38 Ethan 10,533 0.520 28 3,225
39 Courtney 7,554 0.390 -789 -7,210 39 Eric 9,962 0.491 -103 -7,053
40 Natalie 7,546 0.389 9 -1,390 40 Jason 9,395 0.464 -44 -4,544
41 Danielle 7,368 0.380 -292 -6,384 41 Brian 9,144 0.451 -163 -7,179
42 Jordan 7,112 0.367 -247 -5,999 42 Caleb 9,027 0.445 -2 -1,113
43 Maria 6,814 0.352 -70 -4,026 43 Cody 8,811 0.435 -213 -7,420
44 Savannah 6,463 0.334 6 -1,127 44 Logan 8,638 0.426 26 2,562
45 Mary 6,438 0.332 -82 -3,951 45 Adam 8,355 0.412 -30 -3,179
46 Brooke 6,344 0.327 -126 -4,488 46 Steven 8,113 0.400 -121 -5,732
47 Gabrielle 6,201 0.320 -178 -4,791 47 Connor 7,905 0.390 -7 -922
48 Sara 6,007 0.310 -104 -3,983 48 Charles 7,847 0.387 -3 -797
49 Shelby 5,893 0.304 -290 -4,915 49 Timothy 7,844 0.387 -104 -5,205
50 Madeline 5,868 0.303 -41 -2,611 50 Sean 7,713 0.381 -183 -6,056

 

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.