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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 2 437 1 Jacob 22,591 1.037 0 -1,682
2 Isabella 18,612 0.894 0 -525 2 Michael 20,617 0.946 0 -1,370
3 Emily 17,429 0.838 -2 -1,926 3 Ethan 20,211 0.928 0 -816
4 Olivia 17,078 0.821 3 498 4 Joshua 19,200 0.881 0 -1,449
5 Ava 17,035 0.819 -1 -1,012 5 Daniel 19,001 0.872 0 -1,249
6 Madison 17,027 0.818 -1 -931 6 Alexander 18,693 0.858 5 560
7 Sophia 16,081 0.773 -1 -940 7 Anthony 18,391 0.844 0 -1,236
8 Abigail 15,081 0.725 0 -387 8 William 18,388 0.844 0 -493
9 Elizabeth 12,002 0.577 1 -1,048 9 Christopher 17,941 0.824 -3 -2,071
10 Chloe 11,824 0.568 6 1,077 10 Matthew 17,579 0.807 -1 -1,155
11 Samantha 11,178 0.537 1 -699 11 Jayden 17,144 0.787 7 1,904
12 Addison 10,759 0.517 -1 -1,187 12 Andrew 16,756 0.769 -2 -1,690
13 Natalie 10,199 0.490 4 -238 13 Joseph 16,571 0.761 0 -762
14 Mia 10,168 0.489 1 -747 14 David 16,318 0.749 -2 -1,219
15 Alexis 9,721 0.467 4 -188 15 Noah 15,785 0.725 -1 -805
16 Alyssa 9,635 0.463 -2 -1,628 16 Aiden 15,578 0.715 11 2,477
17 Hannah 9,560 0.459 -8 -3,744 17 James 15,171 0.696 -2 -786
18 Ashley 9,403 0.452 -5 -2,022 18 Ryan 14,679 0.674 -2 -1,030
19 Ella 9,349 0.449 2 -195 19 Logan 13,848 0.636 -2 -1,476
20 Sarah 9,042 0.435 -2 -947 20 John 13,314 0.611 -1 -1,116
21 Grace 9,035 0.434 -1 -727 21 Nathan 13,253 0.608 3 -336
22 Taylor 8,335 0.401 2 375 22 Elijah 13,225 0.607 8 820
23 Brianna 8,258 0.397 -1 -592 23 Christian 13,056 0.599 -1 -996
24 Lily 8,119 0.390 3 623 24 Gabriel 13,027 0.598 4 127
25 Hailey 7,866 0.378 -2 -567 25 Benjamin 12,946 0.594 1 -329
26 Anna 7,265 0.349 -1 -623 26 Jonathan 12,883 0.591 -3 -909
27 Victoria 7,118 0.342 2 -313 27 Samuel 12,751 0.585 -2 -601
28 Kayla 6,833 0.328 -2 -742 28 Tyler 12,697 0.583 -7 -1,389
29 Lillian 6,808 0.327 4 261 29 Nicholas 12,520 0.575 -9 -1,834
30 Lauren 6,449 0.310 -2 -986 30 Gavin 11,743 0.539 2 -116
31 Kaylee 6,293 0.302 5 250 31 Dylan 11,699 0.537 -2 -1,110
32 Allison 6,239 0.300 14 786 32 Jackson 11,636 0.534 1 -24
33 Savannah 6,122 0.294 -3 -924 33 Brandon 11,469 0.526 -2 -666
34 Nevaeh 6,101 0.293 -3 -706 34 Caleb 10,569 0.485 2 -374
35 Gabriella 6,025 0.290 3 188 35 Mason 10,479 0.481 2 -287
36 Sofia 5,982 0.287 -1 -63 36 Angel 10,352 0.475 -2 -1,016
37 Makayla 5,949 0.286 10 527 37 Isaac 10,018 0.460 4 -240
38 Avery 5,829 0.280 10 447 38 Evan 9,922 0.455 2 -367
39 Riley 5,768 0.277 13 560 39 Jack 9,893 0.454 -1 -777
40 Leah 5,627 0.270 27 1,080 40 Jose 9,817 0.451 -5 -1,432
41 Julia 5,616 0.270 -7 -514 41 Kevin 9,795 0.450 -2 -736
42 Aubrey 5,563 0.267 27 1,058 42 Isaiah 9,656 0.443 1 -453
43 Jasmine 5,523 0.265 -11 -1,242 43 Luke 9,417 0.432 3 -186
44 Audrey 5,438 0.261 7 189 44 Justin 9,356 0.429 1 -689
45 Katherine 5,346 0.257 -6 -470 45 Landon 9,352 0.429 4 256
46 Morgan 5,334 0.256 -3 -328 46 Lucas 9,322 0.428 7 569
47 Brooklyn 5,310 0.255 10 426 47 Zachary 9,226 0.424 -5 -986
48 Destiny 5,308 0.255 -7 -424 48 Jordan 9,086 0.417 -4 -960
49 Sydney 5,260 0.253 -12 -769 49 Robert 8,827 0.405 -2 -549
50 Alexa 5,224 0.251 -10 -560 50 Aaron 8,537 0.392 1 -398

 

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.