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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 18,806 0.904 0 608 1 Jacob 22,587 1.037 -6 -8,171
2 Isabella 18,609 0.894 -3 -3,887 2 Michael 20,609 0.946 -6 -6,611
3 Emily 17,426 0.838 -6 -6,500 3 Ethan 20,206 0.928 -7 -6,448
4 Olivia 17,076 0.821 2 2,170 4 Joshua 19,196 0.881 -31 -10,058
5 Ava 17,033 0.819 2 -796 5 Daniel 18,995 0.872 -8 -6,156
6 Madison 17,024 0.818 -9 -8,042 6 Alexander 18,688 0.858 -5 -5,367
7 Sophia 16,078 0.773 3 -8 7 Anthony 18,387 0.844 -23 -8,572
8 Abigail 15,076 0.725 0 -3,377 8 William 18,386 0.844 5 -2,718
9 Elizabeth 11,995 0.577 -4 -2,502 9 Christopher 17,939 0.824 -27 -8,919
10 Chloe 11,822 0.568 -10 -4,412 10 Matthew 17,577 0.807 -5 -5,026
11 Samantha 11,175 0.537 -33 -6,251 11 Jayden 17,138 0.787 -16 -7,075
12 Addison 10,756 0.517 -17 -4,461 12 Andrew 16,754 0.769 -22 -7,430
13 Natalie 10,195 0.490 -18 -4,039 13 Joseph 16,563 0.760 -7 -5,740
14 Mia 10,167 0.489 8 4,199 14 David 16,315 0.749 -5 -5,287
15 Alexis 9,716 0.467 -104 -7,054 15 Noah 15,781 0.725 14 3,234
16 Alyssa 9,633 0.463 -104 -6,971 16 Aiden 15,578 0.715 0 -3,420
17 Hannah 9,558 0.459 -16 -3,582 17 James 15,165 0.696 12 -389
18 Ashley 9,403 0.452 -83 -6,379 18 Ryan 14,679 0.674 -22 -6,464
19 Ella 9,348 0.449 2 -1,482 19 Logan 13,846 0.636 1 -2,646
20 Sarah 9,039 0.434 -37 -4,661 20 John 13,313 0.611 -8 -3,361
21 Grace 9,034 0.434 2 -1,503 21 Nathan 13,253 0.609 -22 -5,320
22 Taylor 8,335 0.401 -67 -5,074 22 Elijah 13,221 0.607 13 543
23 Brianna 8,255 0.397 -75 -5,179 23 Christian 13,054 0.599 -23 -5,470
24 Lily 8,117 0.390 0 -1,559 24 Gabriel 13,022 0.598 -1 -2,880
25 Hailey 7,864 0.378 -43 -3,946 25 Benjamin 12,942 0.594 19 1,627
26 Anna 7,263 0.349 -25 -2,514 26 Jonathan 12,880 0.591 -30 -5,966
27 Victoria 7,116 0.342 6 151 27 Samuel 12,748 0.585 6 -2,256
28 Kayla 6,830 0.328 -101 -4,374 28 Tyler 12,694 0.583 -63 -8,220
29 Lillian 6,807 0.327 1 -474 29 Nicholas 12,516 0.575 -34 -6,800
30 Lauren 6,450 0.310 -104 -4,139 30 Gavin 11,743 0.539 -50 -6,830
31 Kaylee 6,293 0.302 -39 -2,479 31 Dylan 11,699 0.537 -1 -2,042
32 Allison 6,240 0.300 -17 -1,478 32 Jackson 11,634 0.534 15 -424
33 Savannah 6,122 0.294 -5 -786 33 Brandon 11,468 0.527 -66 -7,392
34 Nevaeh 6,098 0.293 -41 -2,342 34 Caleb 10,568 0.485 -10 -2,654
35 Gabriella 6,024 0.290 -26 -1,809 35 Mason 10,477 0.481 31 4,715
36 Sofia 5,980 0.287 22 3,154 36 Angel 10,350 0.475 -34 -4,827
37 Makayla 5,947 0.286 -128 -4,029 37 Isaac 10,016 0.460 6 -345
38 Avery 5,828 0.280 22 2,905 38 Evan 9,921 0.456 -31 -4,345
39 Riley 5,768 0.277 17 1,342 39 Jack 9,893 0.454 1 -1,526
40 Leah 5,626 0.270 3 -246 40 Jose 9,816 0.451 -37 -4,727
41 Julia 5,615 0.270 -47 -2,305 41 Kevin 9,789 0.449 -48 -5,263
42 Aubrey 5,562 0.267 17 945 42 Isaiah 9,654 0.443 -5 -2,200
43 Jasmine 5,518 0.265 -79 -2,893 43 Luke 9,414 0.432 14 516
44 Audrey 5,438 0.261 5 -108 44 Justin 9,353 0.429 -69 -5,811
45 Katherine 5,344 0.257 -45 -2,085 45 Landon 9,351 0.429 -8 -2,364
46 Morgan 5,334 0.256 -87 -3,015 46 Lucas 9,321 0.428 32 3,517
47 Brooklyn 5,309 0.255 13 613 47 Zachary 9,225 0.424 -43 -4,709
48 Destiny 5,304 0.255 -155 -3,731 48 Jordan 9,080 0.417 -19 -3,491
49 Sydney 5,259 0.253 -86 -2,950 49 Robert 8,822 0.405 -13 -2,869
50 Alexa 5,223 0.251 0 -463 50 Aaron 8,536 0.392 1 -1,418

 

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.