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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 21,398 1.024 -8 -10,472 1 Jacob 24,835 1.134 -6 -10,419
2 Emma 19,108 0.915 1 306 2 Michael 22,630 1.033 -6 -8,632
3 Madison 18,619 0.891 -12 -9,637 3 Joshua 22,313 1.019 -32 -13,175
4 Isabella 18,220 0.872 -1 -3,498 4 Ethan 20,504 0.936 -6 -6,746
5 Ava 16,938 0.811 2 -701 5 Matthew 20,326 0.928 -10 -7,775
6 Abigail 15,627 0.748 -2 -3,928 6 Daniel 20,054 0.916 -7 -7,215
7 Olivia 15,493 0.742 5 3,753 7 Andrew 19,711 0.900 -27 -10,387
8 Hannah 14,542 0.696 -25 -8,566 8 Christopher 19,672 0.898 -28 -10,652
9 Sophia 13,497 0.646 5 2,573 9 Anthony 19,400 0.886 -21 -9,585
10 Samantha 12,459 0.597 -34 -7,535 10 William 18,952 0.865 7 -3,284
11 Elizabeth 12,421 0.595 -2 -2,928 11 Joseph 18,434 0.842 -9 -7,611
12 Ashley 12,340 0.591 -89 -9,316 12 Alexander 18,219 0.832 1 -4,898
13 Mia 12,021 0.576 7 2,345 13 David 17,624 0.805 -6 -6,596
14 Alexis 11,227 0.538 -105 -8,565 14 Ryan 16,426 0.750 -26 -8,211
15 Sarah 11,147 0.534 -42 -6,769 15 Noah 16,327 0.745 14 2,688
16 Grace 10,969 0.525 -3 -3,438 16 James 16,230 0.741 11 -1,454
17 Natalie 10,944 0.524 -14 -4,788 17 Nicholas 15,666 0.715 -46 -9,950
18 Chloe 10,400 0.498 -2 -2,990 18 Tyler 15,533 0.709 -73 -11,059
19 Alyssa 10,170 0.487 -101 -7,508 19 John 15,157 0.692 -9 -5,205
20 Brianna 9,363 0.448 -78 -6,287 20 Logan 15,141 0.691 2 -3,941
21 Ella 9,206 0.441 4 -1,340 21 Christian 14,470 0.661 -25 -6,886
22 Anna 8,601 0.412 -29 -3,852 22 Jonathan 14,370 0.656 -34 -7,456
23 Taylor 8,556 0.410 -66 -5,295 23 Nathan 14,271 0.652 -20 -6,338
24 Lauren 8,494 0.407 -110 -6,183 24 Benjamin 13,754 0.628 18 815
25 Hailey 8,421 0.403 -43 -4,503 25 Samuel 13,631 0.622 4 -3,139
26 Kayla 8,223 0.394 -103 -5,767 26 Dylan 13,166 0.601 -6 -3,509
27 Victoria 7,646 0.366 6 -379 27 Brandon 12,675 0.579 -72 -8,599
28 Addison 7,620 0.365 -1 -1,325 28 Gabriel 12,532 0.572 3 -2,390
29 Jasmine 7,517 0.360 -93 -4,892 29 Elijah 12,042 0.550 20 1,722
30 Savannah 7,083 0.339 -8 -1,747 30 Angel 11,595 0.529 -40 -6,072
31 Julia 6,883 0.330 -57 -3,573 31 Jose 11,595 0.529 -46 -6,506
32 Jessica 6,810 0.326 -201 -5,435 32 Aiden 11,577 0.529 16 581
33 Lily 6,764 0.324 9 -206 33 Zachary 11,005 0.502 -57 -6,489
34 Sydney 6,513 0.312 -101 -4,204 34 Caleb 10,990 0.502 -10 -3,076
35 Morgan 6,491 0.311 -98 -4,172 35 Jackson 10,892 0.497 18 318
36 Destiny 6,303 0.302 -167 -4,730 36 Jack 10,836 0.495 -2 -2,469
37 Katherine 6,293 0.301 -53 -3,034 37 Kevin 10,774 0.492 -52 -6,248
38 Lillian 6,230 0.298 10 103 38 Gavin 10,477 0.478 -42 -5,564
39 Alexa 6,110 0.293 -11 -1,350 39 Isaiah 10,444 0.477 -8 -2,990
40 Alexandra 6,097 0.292 -70 -3,266 40 Mason 10,408 0.475 36 4,784
41 Kaitlyn 6,071 0.291 -285 -5,077 41 Austin 10,284 0.469 -32 -4,950
42 Kaylee 5,989 0.287 -28 -2,175 42 Evan 10,127 0.462 -27 -4,551
43 Nevaeh 5,936 0.284 -32 -2,180 43 Luke 10,084 0.460 14 -154
44 Brooke 5,745 0.275 -128 -3,889 44 Aidan 10,033 0.458 -146 -7,931
45 Makayla 5,645 0.270 -120 -3,727 45 Justin 9,963 0.455 -68 -6,421
46 Maria 5,598 0.268 -67 -2,810 46 Jordan 9,922 0.453 -21 -4,333
47 Allison 5,560 0.266 -2 -798 47 Robert 9,895 0.452 -15 -3,942
48 Rachel 5,526 0.265 -125 -3,672 48 Isaac 9,670 0.441 17 1
49 Angelina 5,518 0.264 -126 -3,675 49 Jayden 9,622 0.439 22 441
50 Gabriella 5,368 0.257 -11 -1,153 50 Landon 9,569 0.437 -3 -2,582

 

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.