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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 18,813 0.904 0 -125 1 Jacob 22,594 1.037 -12 -10,824
2 Isabella 18,616 0.894 -2 -4,152 2 Michael 20,626 0.947 -12 -9,006
3 Emily 17,434 0.838 -9 -8,778 3 Ethan 20,216 0.928 -9 -8,362
4 Olivia 17,081 0.821 2 840 4 Joshua 19,205 0.881 -37 -11,841
5 Ava 17,039 0.819 2 -2,115 5 Daniel 19,005 0.872 -10 -7,832
6 Madison 17,032 0.818 -16 -9,996 6 Alexander 18,697 0.858 -5 -6,708
7 Sophia 16,084 0.773 2 -2,156 7 Anthony 18,397 0.844 -31 -10,394
8 Abigail 15,082 0.725 -3 -5,286 8 William 18,391 0.844 5 -3,875
9 Elizabeth 12,008 0.577 -4 -3,495 9 Christopher 17,947 0.824 -33 -10,686
10 Chloe 11,824 0.568 -15 -5,198 10 Matthew 17,580 0.807 -10 -7,656
11 Samantha 11,182 0.537 -49 -7,285 11 Jayden 17,151 0.787 -19 -8,598
12 Addison 10,761 0.517 -23 -5,558 12 Andrew 16,760 0.769 -31 -9,526
13 Natalie 10,201 0.490 -26 -5,106 13 Joseph 16,575 0.761 -10 -7,020
14 Mia 10,169 0.489 7 2,473 14 David 16,324 0.749 -8 -6,627
15 Alexis 9,726 0.467 -164 -8,086 15 Noah 15,787 0.725 13 2,480
16 Alyssa 9,643 0.463 -134 -7,773 16 Aiden 15,579 0.715 -3 -5,600
17 Hannah 9,563 0.459 -16 -3,934 17 James 15,178 0.697 13 -1,653
18 Ashley 9,403 0.452 -111 -7,136 18 Ryan 14,681 0.674 -28 -7,776
19 Ella 9,352 0.449 4 -1,297 19 Logan 13,853 0.636 9 -1,501
20 Sarah 9,045 0.435 -47 -5,311 20 John 13,315 0.611 -7 -4,196
21 Grace 9,036 0.434 -3 -2,312 21 Nathan 13,254 0.608 -27 -6,464
22 Taylor 8,335 0.400 -99 -5,857 22 Elijah 13,228 0.607 15 -342
23 Brianna 8,259 0.397 -109 -6,024 23 Christian 13,058 0.599 -32 -6,549
24 Lily 8,118 0.390 -7 -2,412 24 Gabriel 13,032 0.598 -11 -4,697
25 Hailey 7,867 0.378 -54 -4,418 25 Benjamin 12,949 0.594 19 432
26 Anna 7,266 0.349 -28 -3,121 26 Jonathan 12,886 0.591 -37 -7,174
27 Victoria 7,119 0.342 6 -30 27 Samuel 12,754 0.585 6 -3,020
28 Kayla 6,834 0.328 -121 -4,959 28 Tyler 12,700 0.583 -91 -9,402
29 Lillian 6,810 0.327 -5 -1,276 29 Nicholas 12,524 0.575 -45 -7,723
30 Lauren 6,450 0.310 -141 -4,754 30 Gavin 11,744 0.539 -81 -8,295
31 Kaylee 6,293 0.302 -66 -3,355 31 Dylan 11,700 0.537 0 -3,151
32 Allison 6,239 0.300 -37 -2,561 32 Jackson 11,636 0.534 15 -1,313
33 Savannah 6,124 0.294 -12 -1,379 33 Brandon 11,472 0.527 -91 -8,289
34 Nevaeh 6,105 0.293 -51 -2,746 34 Caleb 10,569 0.485 -11 -3,640
35 Gabriella 6,028 0.290 -35 -2,351 35 Mason 10,483 0.481 26 1,952
36 Sofia 5,983 0.287 19 1,638 36 Angel 10,352 0.475 -36 -5,320
37 Makayla 5,950 0.286 -195 -4,588 37 Isaac 10,019 0.460 3 -1,602
38 Avery 5,829 0.280 22 2,224 38 Evan 9,924 0.455 -48 -5,568
39 Riley 5,768 0.277 11 208 39 Jack 9,895 0.454 11 -1,061
40 Leah 5,628 0.270 -1 -633 40 Jose 9,820 0.451 -49 -5,528
41 Julia 5,616 0.270 -52 -2,627 41 Kevin 9,796 0.450 -84 -6,672
42 Aubrey 5,565 0.267 6 -375 42 Isaiah 9,660 0.443 -9 -3,046
43 Jasmine 5,526 0.265 -93 -3,393 43 Luke 9,418 0.432 14 -841
44 Audrey 5,440 0.261 -2 -778 44 Justin 9,357 0.429 -97 -6,570
45 Katherine 5,346 0.257 -67 -2,680 45 Landon 9,353 0.429 -16 -3,526
46 Morgan 5,334 0.256 -118 -3,585 46 Lucas 9,323 0.428 38 3,262
47 Brooklyn 5,311 0.255 0 -700 47 Zachary 9,230 0.424 -62 -5,702
48 Destiny 5,308 0.255 -227 -4,119 48 Jordan 9,089 0.417 -34 -4,443
49 Sydney 5,260 0.253 -116 -3,511 49 Robert 8,831 0.405 -22 -3,691
50 Alexa 5,225 0.251 -40 -2,172 50 Aaron 8,541 0.392 -10 -2,588

 

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.