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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 2005

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2005 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 23,940 1.180 -11 -15,284 1 Jacob 25,833 1.215 -12 -14,063
2 Emma 20,344 1.003 1 -1,656 2 Michael 23,815 1.120 -12 -12,195
3 Madison 19,568 0.965 -19 -12,532 3 Joshua 23,250 1.093 -38 -15,886
4 Abigail 15,749 0.776 -7 -5,953 4 Matthew 21,468 1.010 -16 -11,544
5 Olivia 15,693 0.774 3 2,228 5 Ethan 21,312 1.002 -7 -9,458
6 Isabella 15,186 0.749 2 -722 6 Andrew 20,730 0.975 -37 -13,496
7 Hannah 14,845 0.732 -26 -9,216 7 Daniel 20,211 0.951 -8 -9,038
8 Samantha 13,638 0.672 -52 -9,741 8 Anthony 19,379 0.911 -30 -11,376
9 Ava 13,605 0.671 6 1,319 9 Joseph 19,217 0.904 -14 -9,662
10 Ashley 13,274 0.654 -119 -11,007 10 Christopher 19,168 0.901 -32 -11,907
11 Elizabeth 12,731 0.628 -2 -4,218 11 William 19,052 0.896 8 -4,536
12 Sophia 12,671 0.625 7 1,257 12 Alexander 18,121 0.852 1 -6,132
13 Alexis 11,972 0.590 -166 -10,332 13 David 18,118 0.852 -9 -8,421
14 Grace 11,861 0.585 -10 -5,137 14 Ryan 17,985 0.846 -32 -11,080
15 Sarah 11,532 0.569 -52 -7,798 15 Nicholas 17,072 0.803 -59 -12,271
16 Alyssa 10,890 0.537 -134 -9,020 16 Tyler 16,986 0.799 -103 -13,688
17 Mia 10,843 0.535 10 1,799 17 James 16,135 0.759 13 -2,610
18 Natalie 10,736 0.529 -21 -5,641 18 John 15,768 0.742 -9 -6,649
19 Chloe 9,595 0.473 -6 -2,969 19 Jonathan 14,438 0.679 -44 -8,726
20 Brianna 9,362 0.462 -112 -7,127 20 Nathan 14,358 0.675 -28 -7,568
21 Lauren 9,247 0.456 -150 -7,551 21 Samuel 14,251 0.670 0 -4,517
22 Anna 9,102 0.449 -32 -4,957 22 Christian 14,205 0.668 -33 -7,696
23 Ella 9,065 0.447 8 -1,010 23 Noah 13,892 0.653 21 4,375
24 Taylor 8,672 0.428 -97 -6,194 24 Dylan 13,773 0.648 -7 -5,224
25 Kayla 8,616 0.425 -124 -6,741 25 Benjamin 13,573 0.638 19 -192
26 Hailey 8,589 0.423 -53 -5,140 26 Logan 13,471 0.634 16 -1,119
27 Jessica 8,112 0.400 -285 -7,055 27 Brandon 12,944 0.609 -97 -9,761
28 Victoria 7,956 0.392 7 -867 28 Gabriel 12,754 0.600 -7 -4,419
29 Jasmine 7,866 0.388 -107 -5,733 29 Zachary 12,284 0.578 -80 -8,756
30 Sydney 7,376 0.364 -135 -5,627 30 Jose 12,064 0.567 -59 -7,772
31 Julia 7,085 0.349 -62 -4,096 31 Elijah 11,606 0.546 24 1,280
32 Destiny 6,887 0.340 -243 -5,698 32 Angel 10,985 0.517 -40 -5,953
33 Morgan 6,749 0.333 -131 -5,000 33 Kevin 10,910 0.513 -92 -7,786
34 Kaitlyn 6,521 0.321 -353 -5,725 34 Jack 10,904 0.513 6 -2,070
35 Savannah 6,481 0.320 -10 -1,736 35 Caleb 10,893 0.512 -10 -3,964
36 Katherine 6,391 0.315 -76 -3,725 36 Justin 10,512 0.494 -105 -7,725
37 Alexandra 6,317 0.311 -88 -3,923 37 Robert 10,160 0.478 -34 -5,020
38 Rachel 6,213 0.306 -160 -4,669 38 Austin 10,111 0.476 -42 -5,460
39 Lily 6,088 0.300 8 -382 39 Evan 10,106 0.475 -47 -5,750
40 Kaylee 5,866 0.289 -57 -2,928 40 Thomas 10,037 0.472 -9 -3,258
41 Megan 5,856 0.289 -504 -5,292 41 Luke 10,008 0.471 12 -1,431
42 Jennifer 5,836 0.288 -303 -4,921 42 Mason 9,768 0.459 33 2,667
43 Angelina 5,811 0.286 -190 -4,451 43 Aidan 9,758 0.459 -199 -8,206
44 Makayla 5,724 0.282 -188 -4,362 44 Jackson 9,579 0.451 27 744
45 Allison 5,634 0.278 -24 -1,956 45 Isaiah 9,520 0.448 -6 -2,906
46 Maria 5,595 0.276 -70 -3,000 46 Jordan 9,396 0.442 -36 -4,750
47 Brooke 5,567 0.274 -154 -4,049 47 Gavin 9,338 0.439 -64 -5,889
48 Trinity 5,450 0.269 -120 -3,743 48 Connor 9,319 0.438 -9 -3,261
49 Faith 5,248 0.259 -73 -2,806 49 Isaac 9,122 0.429 15 -705
50 Lillian 5,213 0.257 16 321 50 Aiden 9,083 0.427 31 896

 

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.