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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 23,934 1.180 -8 -13,008 1 Jacob 25,826 1.215 -6 -11,410
2 Emma 20,336 1.003 1 -922 2 Michael 23,807 1.120 -6 -9,809
3 Madison 19,564 0.965 -12 -10,582 3 Joshua 23,244 1.093 -32 -14,106
4 Abigail 15,748 0.777 -4 -4,049 4 Matthew 21,465 1.010 -11 -8,914
5 Olivia 15,691 0.774 3 3,555 5 Ethan 21,309 1.002 -5 -7,551
6 Isabella 15,180 0.749 1 -458 6 Andrew 20,724 0.975 -28 -11,400
7 Hannah 14,844 0.732 -26 -8,868 7 Daniel 20,205 0.950 -6 -7,366
8 Samantha 13,635 0.672 -36 -8,711 8 Anthony 19,374 0.911 -22 -9,559
9 Ava 13,604 0.671 6 2,633 9 Joseph 19,204 0.903 -11 -8,381
10 Ashley 13,273 0.655 -91 -10,249 10 Christopher 19,164 0.902 -26 -10,144
11 Elizabeth 12,724 0.627 -2 -3,231 11 William 19,047 0.896 8 -3,379
12 Sophia 12,670 0.625 8 3,400 12 Alexander 18,114 0.852 1 -4,793
13 Alexis 11,968 0.590 -106 -9,306 13 David 18,106 0.852 -6 -7,078
14 Grace 11,861 0.585 -5 -4,330 14 Ryan 17,980 0.846 -26 -9,765
15 Sarah 11,528 0.568 -42 -7,150 15 Nicholas 17,068 0.803 -48 -11,352
16 Alyssa 10,885 0.537 -104 -8,223 16 Tyler 16,984 0.799 -75 -12,510
17 Mia 10,842 0.535 11 3,524 17 James 16,127 0.759 12 -1,351
18 Natalie 10,730 0.529 -13 -4,574 18 John 15,761 0.741 -10 -5,809
19 Chloe 9,591 0.473 -1 -2,181 19 Jonathan 14,435 0.679 -37 -7,521
20 Brianna 9,359 0.462 -78 -6,283 20 Nathan 14,354 0.675 -23 -6,421
21 Lauren 9,247 0.456 -113 -6,936 21 Samuel 14,249 0.670 0 -3,757
22 Anna 9,099 0.449 -29 -4,350 22 Christian 14,201 0.668 -24 -6,617
23 Ella 9,062 0.447 6 -1,196 23 Noah 13,892 0.654 22 5,123
24 Taylor 8,671 0.428 -65 -5,410 24 Dylan 13,772 0.648 -8 -4,115
25 Kayla 8,614 0.425 -104 -6,158 25 Benjamin 13,568 0.638 19 1,001
26 Hailey 8,588 0.424 -42 -4,670 26 Logan 13,466 0.633 8 -2,266
27 Jessica 8,109 0.400 -206 -6,734 27 Brandon 12,942 0.609 -72 -8,866
28 Victoria 7,952 0.392 7 -685 28 Gabriel 12,751 0.600 3 -2,609
29 Jasmine 7,865 0.388 -93 -5,240 29 Zachary 12,282 0.578 -61 -7,766
30 Sydney 7,375 0.364 -105 -5,066 30 Jose 12,063 0.567 -47 -6,974
31 Julia 7,084 0.349 -57 -3,774 31 Elijah 11,605 0.546 22 2,159
32 Destiny 6,884 0.339 -171 -5,311 32 Angel 10,981 0.517 -38 -5,458
33 Morgan 6,747 0.333 -100 -4,428 33 Kevin 10,907 0.513 -56 -6,381
34 Kaitlyn 6,520 0.322 -292 -5,526 34 Jack 10,903 0.513 -4 -2,536
35 Savannah 6,477 0.319 -3 -1,141 35 Caleb 10,889 0.512 -9 -2,975
36 Katherine 6,389 0.315 -54 -3,130 36 Justin 10,508 0.494 -77 -6,966
37 Alexandra 6,317 0.312 -73 -3,486 37 Robert 10,156 0.478 -25 -4,203
38 Rachel 6,211 0.306 -135 -4,357 38 Austin 10,111 0.476 -35 -4,777
39 Lily 6,088 0.300 15 470 39 Evan 10,104 0.475 -30 -4,528
40 Kaylee 5,863 0.289 -30 -2,049 40 Thomas 10,036 0.472 -8 -2,727
41 Megan 5,854 0.289 -391 -5,111 41 Luke 10,003 0.471 12 -73
42 Jennifer 5,836 0.288 -231 -4,683 42 Mason 9,766 0.459 38 5,426
43 Angelina 5,808 0.286 -132 -3,965 43 Aidan 9,758 0.459 -147 -7,656
44 Makayla 5,723 0.282 -121 -3,805 44 Jackson 9,579 0.451 27 1,631
45 Allison 5,633 0.278 -4 -871 45 Isaiah 9,517 0.448 -2 -2,063
46 Maria 5,592 0.276 -67 -2,804 46 Jordan 9,391 0.442 -21 -3,802
47 Brooke 5,565 0.274 -125 -3,709 47 Gavin 9,336 0.439 -33 -4,423
48 Trinity 5,448 0.269 -89 -3,233 48 Connor 9,318 0.438 -6 -2,335
49 Faith 5,245 0.259 -51 -2,210 49 Isaac 9,118 0.429 18 553
50 Lillian 5,211 0.257 22 1,122 50 Aiden 9,081 0.427 34 3,077

 

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.