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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 26,182 1.351 -11 -17,526 1 Michael 36,615 1.806 -13 -24,995
2 Hannah 21,373 1.103 -31 -15,744 2 Jacob 36,016 1.777 -11 -24,246
3 Samantha 20,192 1.042 -57 -16,295 3 Matthew 31,142 1.536 -17 -21,218
4 Sarah 19,884 1.026 -63 -16,150 4 Joshua 28,089 1.386 -37 -20,725
5 Ashley 19,873 1.025 -124 -17,606 5 Christopher 27,002 1.332 -37 -19,741
6 Alexis 19,778 1.020 -173 -18,138 6 Nicholas 26,634 1.314 -68 -21,833
7 Taylor 18,572 0.958 -114 -16,094 7 Brandon 23,829 1.175 -117 -20,646
8 Jessica 18,235 0.941 -304 -17,178 8 Tyler 23,711 1.170 -111 -20,413
9 Madison 17,787 0.918 -13 -10,751 9 Andrew 23,658 1.167 -34 -16,424
10 Elizabeth 15,187 0.784 -3 -6,674 10 Austin 23,477 1.158 -70 -18,826
11 Alyssa 13,710 0.707 -139 -11,840 11 Joseph 23,181 1.143 -12 -13,626
12 Kayla 13,422 0.693 -137 -11,547 12 Daniel 23,155 1.142 -3 -11,982
13 Megan 13,253 0.684 -532 -12,689 13 David 20,885 1.030 -9 -11,188
14 Lauren 12,907 0.666 -157 -11,211 14 William 20,833 1.028 11 -6,317
15 Rachel 12,204 0.630 -183 -10,660 15 John 20,627 1.017 -12 -11,508
16 Victoria 12,147 0.627 -5 -5,058 16 Zachary 20,579 1.015 -93 -17,051
17 Brianna 12,047 0.622 -115 -9,812 17 Ryan 20,195 0.996 -29 -13,290
18 Abigail 11,098 0.573 7 -1,302 18 James 19,687 0.971 14 -6,162
19 Amanda 10,915 0.563 -350 -10,071 19 Anthony 19,631 0.968 -19 -11,628
20 Jennifer 10,691 0.552 -325 -9,776 20 Justin 17,971 0.886 -121 -15,184
21 Olivia 10,610 0.547 19 7,311 21 Jonathan 17,647 0.870 -42 -11,935
22 Emma 10,442 0.539 21 8,246 22 Alexander 17,464 0.861 11 -5,475
23 Morgan 10,217 0.527 -141 -8,468 23 Robert 15,524 0.766 -48 -10,384
24 Nicole 9,911 0.511 -194 -8,495 24 Kyle 15,274 0.753 -199 -13,606
25 Brittany 9,843 0.508 -854 -9,538 25 Dylan 14,539 0.717 -6 -5,990
26 Jasmine 9,484 0.489 -110 -7,351 26 Christian 14,516 0.716 -29 -8,007
27 Alexandra 8,605 0.444 -98 -6,211 27 Jordan 14,408 0.711 -55 -9,762
28 Sydney 8,551 0.441 -137 -6,802 28 Samuel 13,909 0.686 7 -4,175
29 Stephanie 8,491 0.438 -289 -7,465 29 Noah 13,409 0.661 27 4,858
30 Rebecca 8,420 0.434 -184 -6,978 30 Benjamin 13,059 0.644 24 322
31 Anna 8,380 0.432 -23 -4,235 31 Thomas 12,885 0.636 -18 -6,106
32 Julia 8,328 0.430 -61 -5,339 32 Kevin 12,507 0.617 -93 -9,383
33 Katherine 8,204 0.423 -79 -5,538 33 Jose 12,372 0.610 -56 -8,080
34 Destiny 8,153 0.421 -241 -6,964 34 Nathan 11,584 0.571 -14 -4,794
35 Kaitlyn 7,936 0.409 -352 -7,140 35 Cameron 11,417 0.563 -34 -6,146
36 Haley 7,935 0.409 -349 -7,133 36 Hunter 11,078 0.546 -20 -5,012
37 Amber 7,929 0.409 -434 -7,271 37 Aaron 10,548 0.520 -23 -4,595
38 Allison 7,861 0.406 -31 -4,183 38 Ethan 10,533 0.520 26 1,321
39 Courtney 7,554 0.390 -1,153 -7,355 39 Eric 9,963 0.491 -121 -7,574
40 Natalie 7,546 0.389 1 -2,451 40 Jason 9,395 0.463 -60 -5,548
41 Danielle 7,368 0.380 -341 -6,559 41 Brian 9,143 0.451 -194 -7,525
42 Jordan 7,112 0.367 -333 -6,284 42 Caleb 9,028 0.445 -3 -2,099
43 Maria 6,817 0.352 -73 -4,222 43 Cody 8,811 0.435 -240 -7,574
44 Savannah 6,463 0.333 -1 -1,718 44 Logan 8,638 0.426 34 3,714
45 Mary 6,458 0.333 -81 -4,131 45 Adam 8,357 0.412 -33 -3,682
46 Brooke 6,344 0.327 -155 -4,826 46 Steven 8,114 0.400 -152 -6,092
47 Gabrielle 6,201 0.320 -259 -5,117 47 Connor 7,905 0.390 -10 -1,847
48 Sara 6,007 0.310 -125 -4,315 48 Charles 7,847 0.387 -4 -1,243
49 Shelby 5,893 0.304 -377 -5,161 49 Timothy 7,845 0.387 -116 -5,515
50 Madeline 5,869 0.303 -50 -2,972 50 Sean 7,713 0.380 -219 -6,403

 

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.