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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 2012

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2012 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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2011
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Sophia 22,313 1.152 0 471 1 Jacob 19,074 0.941 0 -1,297
2 Emma 20,945 1.081 1 2,142 2 Mason 18,969 0.936 0 -541
3 Isabella 19,099 0.986 -1 -811 3 Ethan 17,672 0.872 4 988
4 Olivia 17,316 0.894 0 -6 4 Noah 17,353 0.856 1 491
5 Ava 15,533 0.802 0 30 5 William 16,885 0.833 -2 -458
6 Emily 13,649 0.705 0 -609 6 Liam 16,804 0.829 9 3,367
7 Abigail 12,700 0.656 0 -548 7 Michael 16,169 0.798 -1 -626
8 Mia 12,023 0.621 1 493 8 Jayden 16,127 0.796 -4 -865
9 Madison 11,397 0.588 -1 -992 9 Alexander 15,237 0.752 -1 -465
10 Elizabeth 9,708 0.501 1 -383 10 Aiden 14,903 0.735 -1 -593
11 Chloe 9,661 0.499 -1 -1,330 11 Daniel 14,279 0.705 -1 -1,012
12 Ella 9,203 0.475 0 -387 12 Matthew 13,971 0.689 0 -195
13 Avery 8,314 0.429 5 973 13 Elijah 13,874 0.685 0 -93
14 Addison 8,178 0.422 -1 -1,124 14 James 13,426 0.662 3 175
15 Aubrey 8,052 0.416 5 875 15 Anthony 13,203 0.651 -4 -1,064
16 Lily 7,960 0.411 -1 -220 16 Benjamin 12,822 0.633 3 -241
17 Natalie 7,894 0.408 -3 -744 17 Joshua 12,656 0.624 -3 -1,117
18 Sofia 7,831 0.404 1 503 18 Andrew 12,621 0.623 -2 -656
19 Charlotte 7,479 0.386 8 1,052 19 Joseph 12,565 0.620 3 -402
20 Zoey 7,471 0.386 8 1,070 20 David 12,541 0.619 -2 -687
21 Grace 7,377 0.381 -5 -256 21 Jackson 12,483 0.616 2 85
22 Hannah 7,275 0.376 3 704 22 Logan 12,473 0.615 -1 -517
23 Amelia 7,242 0.374 7 873 23 Christopher 11,898 0.587 -3 -1,102
24 Harper 7,192 0.371 30 2,518 24 Gabriel 11,552 0.570 0 -789
25 Lillian 7,161 0.370 -3 240 25 Samuel 11,454 0.565 1 105
26 Samantha 6,929 0.358 -9 -466 26 Ryan 10,937 0.540 -1 -557
27 Evelyn 6,876 0.355 -3 169 27 Lucas 10,707 0.528 2 308
28 Victoria 6,861 0.354 -5 -26 28 John 10,621 0.524 -1 -428
29 Brooklyn 6,790 0.351 -8 -377 29 Nathan 10,420 0.514 -1 -85
30 Zoe 6,457 0.333 1 152 30 Isaac 10,052 0.496 5 453
31 Layla 6,265 0.323 4 185 31 Dylan 9,987 0.493 2 207
32 Hailey 5,910 0.305 0 -364 32 Caleb 9,966 0.492 0 -63
33 Leah 5,773 0.298 -4 -619 33 Christian 9,621 0.475 -3 -693
34 Kaylee 5,621 0.290 2 -423 34 Jonathan 9,356 0.462 -3 -877
35 Anna 5,618 0.290 3 -45 35 Landon 9,347 0.461 -1 -408
36 Aaliyah 5,508 0.284 10 388 36 Carter 9,262 0.457 5 664
37 Gabriella 5,500 0.284 -3 -597 37 Luke 9,010 0.445 2 309
38 Allison 5,426 0.280 2 -40 38 Owen 8,690 0.429 6 358
39 Nevaeh 5,392 0.278 -6 -714 39 Brayden 8,502 0.419 -3 -509
40 Alexis 5,358 0.277 -14 -1,166 40 Gavin 8,255 0.407 -3 -756
41 Audrey 5,297 0.273 2 87 41 Wyatt 8,223 0.406 7 542
42 Savannah 5,191 0.268 -1 -259 42 Isaiah 8,159 0.403 1 -374
43 Sarah 5,190 0.268 -4 -366 43 Henry 8,069 0.398 14 839
44 Alyssa 5,086 0.263 -7 -932 44 Eli 8,062 0.398 14 853
45 Claire 4,944 0.255 5 48 45 Hunter 8,037 0.397 10 668
46 Taylor 4,864 0.251 -2 -325 46 Jack 7,937 0.392 -1 -243
47 Riley 4,830 0.249 0 -203 47 Evan 7,899 0.390 -7 -753
48 Camila 4,789 0.247 0 -179 48 Jordan 7,808 0.385 -2 -262
49 Arianna 4,723 0.244 3 35 49 Nicholas 7,735 0.382 -7 -856
50 Ashley 4,699 0.243 -8 -699 50 Tyler 7,697 0.380 -12 -1,141

 

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.