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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 2008

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2008 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 Emma 18,809 0.904 0 929 1 Jacob 22,591 1.037 -9 -9,485
2 Isabella 18,612 0.894 -2 -3,512 2 Michael 20,617 0.946 -10 -8,038
3 Emily 17,429 0.838 -9 -7,683 3 Ethan 20,211 0.928 -11 -7,822
4 Olivia 17,078 0.821 2 1,554 4 Joshua 19,200 0.881 -35 -10,961
5 Ava 17,035 0.819 2 -1,133 5 Daniel 19,001 0.872 -10 -7,361
6 Madison 17,027 0.818 -11 -9,180 6 Alexander 18,693 0.858 -7 -6,226
7 Sophia 16,081 0.773 2 -1,250 7 Anthony 18,391 0.844 -25 -9,589
8 Abigail 15,081 0.725 -2 -4,530 8 William 18,388 0.844 5 -3,484
9 Elizabeth 12,002 0.577 -4 -3,087 9 Christopher 17,941 0.824 -29 -9,686
10 Chloe 11,824 0.568 -12 -4,912 10 Matthew 17,579 0.807 -6 -5,968
11 Samantha 11,178 0.537 -43 -6,875 11 Jayden 17,144 0.787 -15 -7,649
12 Addison 10,759 0.517 -22 -5,166 12 Andrew 16,756 0.769 -28 -8,541
13 Natalie 10,199 0.490 -23 -4,683 13 Joseph 16,571 0.761 -6 -6,211
14 Mia 10,168 0.489 8 3,269 14 David 16,318 0.749 -9 -6,194
15 Alexis 9,721 0.467 -129 -7,677 15 Noah 15,785 0.725 13 2,541
16 Alyssa 9,635 0.463 -117 -7,408 16 Aiden 15,578 0.715 -1 -4,319
17 Hannah 9,560 0.459 -15 -3,688 17 James 15,171 0.696 13 -939
18 Ashley 9,403 0.452 -104 -6,886 18 Ryan 14,679 0.674 -25 -7,027
19 Ella 9,349 0.449 3 -1,335 19 Logan 13,848 0.636 14 126
20 Sarah 9,042 0.435 -42 -5,056 20 John 13,314 0.611 -7 -3,880
21 Grace 9,035 0.434 0 -2,044 21 Nathan 13,253 0.608 -24 -5,863
22 Taylor 8,335 0.401 -90 -5,643 22 Elijah 13,225 0.607 14 43
23 Brianna 8,258 0.397 -100 -5,754 23 Christian 13,056 0.599 -29 -6,088
24 Lily 8,119 0.390 -9 -2,303 24 Gabriel 13,027 0.598 -7 -3,944
25 Hailey 7,866 0.378 -47 -4,175 25 Benjamin 12,946 0.594 19 787
26 Anna 7,265 0.349 -27 -2,745 26 Jonathan 12,883 0.591 -29 -6,412
27 Victoria 7,118 0.342 8 149 27 Samuel 12,751 0.585 6 -2,428
28 Kayla 6,833 0.328 -110 -4,725 28 Tyler 12,697 0.583 -78 -8,953
29 Lillian 6,808 0.327 2 -676 29 Nicholas 12,520 0.575 -39 -7,199
30 Lauren 6,449 0.310 -118 -4,471 30 Gavin 11,743 0.539 -66 -7,609
31 Kaylee 6,293 0.302 -53 -2,903 31 Dylan 11,699 0.537 2 -2,431
32 Allison 6,239 0.300 -28 -2,222 32 Jackson 11,636 0.534 12 -1,280
33 Savannah 6,122 0.294 -5 -900 33 Brandon 11,469 0.526 -81 -7,995
34 Nevaeh 6,101 0.293 -43 -2,539 34 Caleb 10,569 0.485 -16 -3,485
35 Gabriella 6,025 0.290 -33 -2,163 35 Mason 10,479 0.481 28 3,023
36 Sofia 5,982 0.287 21 2,152 36 Angel 10,352 0.475 -35 -5,112
37 Makayla 5,949 0.286 -168 -4,457 37 Isaac 10,018 0.460 4 -1,222
38 Avery 5,829 0.280 24 2,357 38 Evan 9,922 0.455 -46 -5,213
39 Riley 5,768 0.277 14 575 39 Jack 9,893 0.454 4 -1,474
40 Leah 5,627 0.270 0 -468 40 Jose 9,817 0.451 -41 -5,042
41 Julia 5,616 0.270 -52 -2,505 41 Kevin 9,795 0.450 -60 -5,990
42 Aubrey 5,563 0.267 11 328 42 Isaiah 9,656 0.443 -5 -2,491
43 Jasmine 5,523 0.265 -87 -3,267 43 Luke 9,417 0.432 13 -254
44 Audrey 5,438 0.261 -2 -630 44 Justin 9,356 0.429 -82 -6,235
45 Katherine 5,346 0.257 -60 -2,513 45 Landon 9,352 0.429 -12 -3,026
46 Morgan 5,334 0.256 -106 -3,423 46 Lucas 9,322 0.428 35 3,629
47 Brooklyn 5,310 0.255 8 -142 47 Zachary 9,226 0.424 -56 -5,447
48 Destiny 5,308 0.255 -179 -3,934 48 Jordan 9,086 0.417 -25 -3,972
49 Sydney 5,260 0.253 -97 -3,253 49 Robert 8,827 0.405 -16 -3,320
50 Alexa 5,224 0.251 -15 -1,341 50 Aaron 8,537 0.392 4 -1,372

 

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.