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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 18,803 0.904 0 1,552 1 Jacob 22,574 1.037 -3 -6,758
2 Isabella 18,607 0.895 -3 -3,103 2 Michael 20,601 0.946 -7 -6,280
3 Emily 17,422 0.838 -5 -5,695 3 Ethan 20,198 0.928 -3 -5,207
4 Olivia 17,072 0.821 2 2,481 4 Joshua 19,188 0.881 -29 -9,468
5 Ava 17,030 0.819 1 -744 5 Daniel 18,993 0.872 -7 -5,585
6 Madison 17,020 0.818 -5 -6,982 6 Alexander 18,685 0.858 -2 -4,225
7 Sophia 16,075 0.773 4 1,252 7 William 18,383 0.844 2 -2,574
8 Abigail 15,073 0.725 1 -2,762 8 Anthony 18,382 0.844 -17 -7,818
9 Elizabeth 11,990 0.576 -4 -2,334 9 Christopher 17,936 0.824 -23 -8,194
10 Chloe 11,818 0.568 -7 -3,934 10 Matthew 17,576 0.807 -5 -4,928
11 Samantha 11,175 0.537 -29 -5,871 11 Jayden 17,133 0.787 -9 -5,658
12 Addison 10,755 0.517 -12 -4,072 12 Andrew 16,747 0.769 -18 -6,720
13 Natalie 10,195 0.490 -14 -3,729 13 Joseph 16,550 0.760 -8 -5,175
14 Mia 10,166 0.489 8 4,654 14 David 16,307 0.749 -4 -4,616
15 Alexis 9,714 0.467 -71 -6,319 15 Noah 15,778 0.725 14 3,733
16 Alyssa 9,631 0.463 -77 -6,398 16 Aiden 15,573 0.715 3 -2,195
17 Hannah 9,556 0.459 -11 -3,184 17 James 15,158 0.696 10 -453
18 Ashley 9,402 0.452 -67 -5,993 18 Ryan 14,675 0.674 -21 -6,201
19 Ella 9,347 0.449 1 -1,495 19 Logan 13,843 0.636 5 -981
20 Grace 9,032 0.434 1 -1,443 20 John 13,310 0.611 -6 -3,007
21 Sarah 9,032 0.434 -37 -4,556 21 Nathan 13,250 0.609 -17 -4,720
22 Taylor 8,332 0.401 -54 -4,600 22 Elijah 13,217 0.607 11 294
23 Brianna 8,253 0.397 -59 -4,794 23 Christian 13,049 0.599 -20 -4,922
24 Lily 8,114 0.390 -1 -1,497 24 Gabriel 13,019 0.598 2 -2,237
25 Hailey 7,861 0.378 -39 -3,640 25 Benjamin 12,940 0.594 15 668
26 Anna 7,262 0.349 -18 -2,168 26 Jonathan 12,879 0.591 -22 -5,302
27 Victoria 7,115 0.342 7 460 27 Samuel 12,745 0.585 4 -2,012
28 Kayla 6,828 0.328 -87 -4,110 28 Tyler 12,690 0.583 -53 -7,559
29 Lillian 6,806 0.327 3 -235 29 Nicholas 12,512 0.575 -33 -6,318
30 Lauren 6,448 0.310 -89 -3,771 30 Gavin 11,742 0.539 -40 -6,001
31 Kaylee 6,292 0.303 -30 -1,946 31 Dylan 11,695 0.537 4 -1,463
32 Allison 6,238 0.300 -7 -909 32 Jackson 11,630 0.534 15 552
33 Savannah 6,121 0.294 -5 -708 33 Brandon 11,466 0.527 -49 -6,381
34 Nevaeh 6,092 0.293 -36 -2,124 34 Caleb 10,563 0.485 -3 -1,836
35 Gabriella 6,024 0.290 -19 -1,445 35 Mason 10,474 0.481 32 6,061
36 Sofia 5,980 0.288 22 3,670 36 Angel 10,347 0.475 -28 -4,288
37 Makayla 5,944 0.286 -106 -3,707 37 Isaac 10,014 0.460 6 -136
38 Avery 5,828 0.280 22 3,470 38 Evan 9,920 0.456 -29 -4,057
39 Riley 5,763 0.277 4 -56 39 Jack 9,892 0.454 -1 -1,436
40 Leah 5,624 0.270 4 -39 40 Jose 9,811 0.451 -40 -4,665
41 Julia 5,615 0.270 -48 -2,268 41 Kevin 9,788 0.450 -38 -4,631
42 Aubrey 5,562 0.267 21 1,795 42 Isaiah 9,649 0.443 -7 -2,121
43 Jasmine 5,516 0.265 -69 -2,742 43 Luke 9,412 0.432 15 807
44 Audrey 5,437 0.261 7 144 44 Justin 9,352 0.430 -66 -5,659
45 Katherine 5,343 0.257 -39 -1,914 45 Landon 9,348 0.429 -1 -1,452
46 Morgan 5,333 0.256 -74 -2,663 46 Lucas 9,320 0.428 30 2,926
47 Brooklyn 5,305 0.255 16 963 47 Zachary 9,222 0.424 -41 -4,413
48 Destiny 5,302 0.255 -141 -3,596 48 Jordan 9,077 0.417 -12 -2,823
49 Sydney 5,257 0.253 -73 -2,610 49 Robert 8,821 0.405 -14 -2,745
50 Alexa 5,223 0.251 18 806 50 Aaron 8,536 0.392 -2 -1,423

 

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.