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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 2006

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2006 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 21,404 1.024 -11 -12,748 1 Jacob 24,845 1.134 -12 -13,075
2 Emma 19,119 0.915 1 -431 2 Michael 22,637 1.033 -12 -11,017
3 Madison 18,626 0.891 -19 -11,590 3 Joshua 22,322 1.019 -38 -14,958
4 Isabella 18,225 0.872 0 -3,761 4 Ethan 20,514 0.936 -8 -8,660
5 Ava 16,939 0.811 2 -2,015 5 Matthew 20,331 0.928 -15 -10,407
6 Abigail 15,628 0.748 -5 -5,832 6 Daniel 20,065 0.916 -9 -8,892
7 Olivia 15,498 0.742 5 2,423 7 Andrew 19,721 0.900 -36 -12,487
8 Hannah 14,544 0.696 -25 -8,915 8 Christopher 19,680 0.898 -34 -12,419
9 Sophia 13,501 0.646 4 427 9 Anthony 19,404 0.886 -29 -11,401
10 Samantha 12,462 0.596 -50 -8,565 10 William 18,957 0.865 7 -4,441
11 Elizabeth 12,428 0.595 -2 -3,915 11 Joseph 18,445 0.842 -12 -8,890
12 Ashley 12,346 0.591 -117 -10,079 12 Alexander 18,226 0.832 1 -6,237
13 Mia 12,024 0.575 6 618 13 David 17,634 0.805 -9 -7,937
14 Alexis 11,232 0.538 -165 -9,592 14 Ryan 16,427 0.750 -32 -9,522
15 Sarah 11,150 0.534 -52 -7,416 15 Noah 16,334 0.745 13 1,933
16 Grace 10,973 0.525 -8 -4,249 16 James 16,239 0.741 12 -2,714
17 Natalie 10,948 0.524 -22 -5,853 17 Nicholas 15,669 0.715 -57 -10,868
18 Chloe 10,402 0.498 -7 -3,776 18 Tyler 15,541 0.709 -101 -12,243
19 Alyssa 10,173 0.487 -131 -8,303 19 John 15,166 0.692 -8 -6,047
20 Brianna 9,366 0.448 -112 -7,131 20 Logan 15,145 0.691 10 -2,793
21 Ella 9,207 0.441 6 -1,152 21 Christian 14,476 0.661 -34 -7,967
22 Anna 8,602 0.412 -32 -4,457 22 Jonathan 14,374 0.656 -41 -8,662
23 Taylor 8,559 0.410 -98 -6,081 23 Nathan 14,274 0.651 -25 -7,484
24 Lauren 8,497 0.407 -147 -6,801 24 Benjamin 13,757 0.628 18 -376
25 Hailey 8,422 0.403 -54 -4,973 25 Samuel 13,632 0.622 4 -3,898
26 Kayla 8,224 0.394 -123 -6,349 26 Dylan 13,167 0.601 -5 -4,618
27 Victoria 7,649 0.366 6 -560 27 Brandon 12,676 0.579 -97 -9,493
28 Addison 7,620 0.365 -7 -2,417 28 Gabriel 12,536 0.572 -7 -4,201
29 Jasmine 7,517 0.360 -107 -5,384 29 Elijah 12,045 0.550 22 841
30 Savannah 7,090 0.339 -15 -2,345 30 Jose 11,597 0.529 -59 -7,305
31 Julia 6,883 0.329 -62 -3,894 31 Angel 11,596 0.529 -41 -6,564
32 Jessica 6,811 0.326 -280 -5,754 32 Aiden 11,585 0.529 13 -1,606
33 Lily 6,767 0.324 2 -1,061 33 Zachary 11,008 0.502 -76 -7,480
34 Sydney 6,514 0.312 -131 -4,765 34 Caleb 10,996 0.502 -11 -4,067
35 Morgan 6,491 0.311 -129 -4,742 35 Jackson 10,895 0.497 18 -572
36 Destiny 6,307 0.302 -239 -5,118 36 Jack 10,836 0.495 8 -2,002
37 Katherine 6,293 0.301 -75 -3,627 37 Kevin 10,775 0.492 -88 -7,651
38 Lillian 6,232 0.298 4 -698 38 Gavin 10,477 0.478 -73 -7,028
39 Alexa 6,110 0.292 -51 -3,057 39 Isaiah 10,451 0.477 -12 -3,837
40 Alexandra 6,099 0.292 -85 -3,705 40 Mason 10,409 0.475 31 2,026
41 Kaitlyn 6,074 0.291 -346 -5,278 41 Austin 10,287 0.469 -39 -5,636
42 Kaylee 5,993 0.287 -55 -3,055 42 Evan 10,129 0.462 -44 -5,773
43 Nevaeh 5,944 0.284 -42 -2,585 43 Luke 10,085 0.460 14 -1,508
44 Brooke 5,746 0.275 -157 -4,228 44 Aidan 10,034 0.458 -198 -8,482
45 Makayla 5,648 0.270 -187 -4,286 45 Justin 9,969 0.455 -96 -7,182
46 Maria 5,599 0.268 -70 -3,004 46 Jordan 9,927 0.453 -36 -5,281
47 Allison 5,562 0.266 -22 -1,884 47 Robert 9,901 0.452 -24 -4,761
48 Rachel 5,529 0.265 -150 -3,985 48 Isaac 9,677 0.442 14 -1,260
49 Angelina 5,522 0.264 -184 -4,162 49 Jayden 9,624 0.439 19 -1,071
50 Gabriella 5,371 0.257 -20 -1,694 50 Landon 9,571 0.437 -11 -3,744

 

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.