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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 21,393 1.024 -7 -9,666 1 Jacob 24,832 1.134 -3 -9,016
2 Emma 19,107 0.915 1 1,248 2 Michael 22,628 1.033 -7 -8,307
3 Madison 18,614 0.891 -8 -8,576 3 Joshua 22,308 1.019 -30 -12,588
4 Isabella 18,218 0.872 -1 -2,714 4 Ethan 20,501 0.936 -2 -5,510
5 Ava 16,937 0.811 1 -651 5 Matthew 20,321 0.928 -10 -7,673
6 Abigail 15,625 0.748 -1 -3,314 6 Daniel 20,051 0.916 -6 -6,643
7 Olivia 15,491 0.742 5 4,062 7 Andrew 19,707 0.900 -23 -9,680
8 Hannah 14,539 0.696 -20 -8,167 8 Christopher 19,668 0.898 -24 -9,926
9 Sophia 13,496 0.646 6 3,831 9 Anthony 19,395 0.886 -16 -8,831
10 Samantha 12,457 0.597 -30 -7,153 10 William 18,946 0.865 5 -3,137
11 Elizabeth 12,417 0.595 -2 -2,761 11 Joseph 18,431 0.842 -10 -7,056
12 Ashley 12,340 0.591 -73 -8,931 12 Alexander 18,215 0.832 4 -3,755
13 Mia 12,021 0.576 7 2,799 13 David 17,614 0.804 -5 -5,923
14 Alexis 11,222 0.537 -72 -7,827 14 Ryan 16,424 0.750 -25 -7,950
15 Sarah 11,144 0.534 -43 -6,668 15 Noah 16,324 0.745 14 3,187
16 Grace 10,965 0.525 -3 -3,376 16 James 16,228 0.741 9 -1,523
17 Natalie 10,942 0.524 -10 -4,476 17 Nicholas 15,665 0.715 -45 -9,471
18 Chloe 10,396 0.498 1 -2,512 18 Tyler 15,532 0.709 -63 -10,401
19 Alyssa 10,169 0.487 -74 -6,936 19 John 15,153 0.692 -7 -4,850
20 Brianna 9,361 0.448 -62 -5,902 20 Logan 15,140 0.691 6 -2,278
21 Ella 9,204 0.441 3 -1,352 21 Christian 14,469 0.661 -22 -6,342
22 Anna 8,600 0.412 -22 -3,506 22 Jonathan 14,367 0.656 -26 -6,790
23 Taylor 8,556 0.410 -53 -4,824 23 Nathan 14,270 0.652 -15 -5,740
24 Lauren 8,493 0.407 -95 -5,816 24 Benjamin 13,751 0.628 14 -143
25 Hailey 8,420 0.403 -39 -4,199 25 Samuel 13,625 0.622 2 -2,892
26 Kayla 8,223 0.394 -89 -5,505 26 Dylan 13,161 0.601 -1 -2,929
27 Victoria 7,644 0.366 7 -69 27 Brandon 12,673 0.579 -55 -7,588
28 Addison 7,620 0.365 4 -937 28 Gabriel 12,530 0.572 6 -1,748
29 Jasmine 7,516 0.360 -83 -4,742 29 Elijah 12,038 0.550 18 1,473
30 Savannah 7,081 0.339 -8 -1,668 30 Jose 11,595 0.529 -50 -6,449
31 Julia 6,882 0.330 -58 -3,535 31 Angel 11,594 0.529 -33 -5,535
32 Jessica 6,809 0.326 -174 -5,232 32 Aiden 11,577 0.529 19 1,801
33 Lily 6,764 0.324 8 -147 33 Zachary 11,001 0.502 -55 -6,192
34 Sydney 6,513 0.312 -88 -3,866 34 Caleb 10,989 0.502 -3 -2,262
35 Morgan 6,490 0.311 -85 -3,820 35 Jackson 10,889 0.497 18 1,293
36 Destiny 6,303 0.302 -153 -4,597 36 Jack 10,836 0.495 -4 -2,380
37 Katherine 6,293 0.301 -47 -2,864 37 Kevin 10,774 0.492 -42 -5,617
38 Lillian 6,229 0.298 12 342 38 Gavin 10,474 0.478 -32 -4,733
39 Alexa 6,110 0.293 7 -81 39 Isaiah 10,440 0.477 -10 -2,912
40 Alexandra 6,097 0.292 -61 -3,114 40 Mason 10,407 0.475 37 6,128
41 Kaitlyn 6,070 0.291 -156 -4,419 41 Austin 10,282 0.469 -28 -4,515
42 Kaylee 5,987 0.287 -19 -1,641 42 Evan 10,127 0.462 -25 -4,264
43 Nevaeh 5,934 0.284 -27 -1,966 43 Luke 10,082 0.460 15 137
44 Brooke 5,745 0.275 -106 -3,606 44 Aidan 10,031 0.458 -141 -7,789
45 Makayla 5,643 0.270 -98 -3,406 45 Justin 9,963 0.455 -65 -6,270
46 Maria 5,594 0.268 -63 -2,791 46 Jordan 9,918 0.453 -14 -3,664
47 Allison 5,560 0.266 8 -231 47 Robert 9,893 0.452 -16 -3,817
48 Rachel 5,524 0.265 -119 -3,613 48 Isaac 9,669 0.441 17 209
49 Angelina 5,517 0.264 -115 -3,565 49 Jayden 9,620 0.439 29 1,855
50 Gabriella 5,368 0.257 -4 -789 50 Landon 9,567 0.437 4 -1,671

 

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.