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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 26,179 1.351 -7 -14,452 1 Michael 36,615 1.807 -8 -22,294
2 Hannah 21,374 1.103 -26 -15,002 2 Jacob 36,007 1.777 -2 -20,191
3 Samantha 20,192 1.042 -37 -14,888 3 Matthew 31,138 1.536 -12 -18,490
4 Sarah 19,873 1.026 -54 -15,397 4 Joshua 28,086 1.386 -29 -18,366
5 Ashley 19,871 1.025 -80 -16,462 5 Christopher 26,999 1.332 -27 -17,257
6 Alexis 19,778 1.021 -80 -16,383 6 Nicholas 26,632 1.314 -56 -20,438
7 Taylor 18,572 0.958 -69 -14,840 7 Brandon 23,828 1.176 -75 -18,743
8 Jessica 18,233 0.941 -198 -16,656 8 Tyler 23,711 1.170 -73 -18,580
9 Madison 17,785 0.918 -2 -7,747 9 Andrew 23,648 1.167 -21 -13,621
10 Elizabeth 15,179 0.783 -3 -5,523 10 Austin 23,477 1.158 -59 -17,710
11 Alyssa 13,710 0.708 -82 -10,477 11 Joseph 23,173 1.143 -10 -11,798
12 Kayla 13,422 0.693 -103 -10,704 12 Daniel 23,143 1.142 0 -9,735
13 Megan 13,254 0.684 -371 -12,407 13 David 20,871 1.030 -5 -9,180
14 Lauren 12,907 0.666 -105 -10,230 14 William 20,827 1.028 9 -5,018
15 Rachel 12,194 0.629 -152 -10,283 15 John 20,615 1.017 -11 -10,312
16 Victoria 12,144 0.627 -4 -4,569 16 Zachary 20,579 1.015 -72 -15,770
17 Brianna 12,046 0.622 -65 -8,587 17 Ryan 20,194 0.996 -22 -11,720
18 Abigail 11,099 0.573 11 1,212 18 James 19,683 0.971 11 -4,978
19 Amanda 10,908 0.563 -297 -9,895 19 Anthony 19,627 0.968 -6 -9,063
20 Jennifer 10,688 0.552 -232 -9,413 20 Justin 17,970 0.887 -90 -14,277
21 Olivia 10,610 0.548 19 8,943 21 Jonathan 17,645 0.871 -27 -10,068
22 Emma 10,434 0.538 21 9,921 22 Alexander 17,464 0.862 14 -3,004
23 Morgan 10,217 0.527 -97 -7,547 23 Robert 15,524 0.766 -40 -9,448
24 Nicole 9,911 0.511 -128 -7,805 24 Kyle 15,276 0.754 -151 -12,902
25 Brittany 9,843 0.508 -435 -9,157 25 Dylan 14,540 0.717 -2 -4,308
26 Jasmine 9,480 0.489 -86 -6,706 26 Christian 14,507 0.716 -17 -6,380
27 Alexandra 8,606 0.444 -74 -5,623 27 Jordan 14,409 0.711 -33 -8,155
28 Sydney 8,549 0.441 -94 -5,902 28 Samuel 13,895 0.686 5 -3,162
29 Stephanie 8,488 0.438 -179 -6,934 29 Noah 13,408 0.662 28 6,103
30 Rebecca 8,419 0.434 -158 -6,710 30 Benjamin 13,054 0.644 20 554
31 Anna 8,374 0.432 -13 -3,280 31 Thomas 12,885 0.636 -20 -5,762
32 Julia 8,327 0.430 -57 -4,980 32 Kevin 12,507 0.617 -47 -7,350
33 Katherine 8,203 0.423 -51 -4,774 33 Jose 12,368 0.610 -47 -7,222
34 Destiny 8,152 0.421 -155 -6,446 34 Nathan 11,583 0.571 -4 -3,053
35 Kaitlyn 7,936 0.410 -162 -6,285 35 Cameron 11,419 0.563 -21 -4,706
36 Haley 7,935 0.410 -243 -6,807 36 Hunter 11,078 0.547 -5 -2,794
37 Amber 7,929 0.409 -297 -6,960 37 Aaron 10,544 0.520 -15 -3,431
38 Allison 7,861 0.406 -1 -2,532 38 Ethan 10,533 0.520 32 4,458
39 Courtney 7,554 0.390 -714 -7,183 39 Eric 9,962 0.492 -98 -6,934
40 Natalie 7,545 0.389 13 -1,079 40 Jason 9,394 0.463 -46 -4,426
41 Danielle 7,367 0.380 -256 -6,288 41 Brian 9,143 0.451 -148 -6,943
42 Jordan 7,111 0.367 -220 -5,902 42 Caleb 9,027 0.445 5 -300
43 Maria 6,814 0.352 -66 -4,011 43 Cody 8,812 0.435 -194 -7,233
44 Savannah 6,462 0.333 6 -1,049 44 Logan 8,639 0.426 30 4,223
45 Mary 6,434 0.332 -79 -3,832 45 Adam 8,355 0.412 -28 -2,995
46 Brooke 6,344 0.327 -104 -4,205 46 Steven 8,112 0.400 -108 -5,423
47 Gabrielle 6,200 0.320 -158 -4,609 47 Connor 7,905 0.390 -7 -1,176
48 Sara 6,007 0.310 -114 -4,045 48 Charles 7,846 0.387 -2 -721
49 Shelby 5,893 0.304 -250 -4,822 49 Timothy 7,842 0.387 -98 -5,079
50 Madeline 5,868 0.303 -40 -2,563 50 Sean 7,712 0.381 -161 -5,842

 

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.