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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 2012

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2012 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 Sophia 22,313 1.152 -4 -8,385 1 Jacob 19,074 0.941 -12 -7,304
2 Emma 20,945 1.081 1 -2,257 2 Mason 18,969 0.936 -7 -6,534
3 Isabella 19,099 0.986 -1 -4,635 3 Ethan 17,672 0.872 -9 -5,818
4 Olivia 17,316 0.894 2 605 4 Noah 17,353 0.856 2 914
5 Ava 15,533 0.802 2 -609 5 William 16,885 0.833 2 -2,369
6 Emily 13,649 0.705 -6 -4,993 6 Liam 16,804 0.829 5 3,033
7 Abigail 12,700 0.656 -4 -2,904 7 Michael 16,169 0.798 -7 -4,549
8 Mia 12,023 0.621 1 619 8 Jayden 16,127 0.796 -22 -7,574
9 Madison 11,397 0.588 -13 -4,361 9 Alexander 15,237 0.752 -2 -3,248
10 Elizabeth 9,708 0.501 -3 -1,195 10 Aiden 14,903 0.735 -9 -4,924
11 Chloe 9,661 0.499 -14 -3,035 11 Daniel 14,279 0.705 -4 -3,106
12 Ella 9,203 0.475 -3 -1,148 12 Matthew 13,971 0.689 -8 -4,047
13 Avery 8,314 0.429 -3 -261 13 Elijah 13,874 0.685 6 -988
14 Addison 8,178 0.422 -21 -2,975 14 James 13,426 0.662 10 99
15 Aubrey 8,052 0.416 -21 -2,862 15 Anthony 13,203 0.651 -23 -5,200
16 Lily 7,960 0.411 -15 -2,254 16 Benjamin 12,822 0.633 10 559
17 Natalie 7,894 0.408 -22 -2,799 17 Joshua 12,656 0.624 -24 -5,292
18 Sofia 7,831 0.404 1 -210 18 Andrew 12,621 0.623 -25 -5,387
19 Charlotte 7,479 0.386 13 5,461 19 Joseph 12,565 0.620 -4 -3,010
20 Zoey 7,471 0.386 -9 -1,572 20 David 12,541 0.619 -2 -2,844
21 Grace 7,377 0.381 -3 -653 21 Jackson 12,483 0.616 4 -2,160
22 Hannah 7,275 0.376 -11 -1,646 22 Logan 12,473 0.615 12 -121
23 Amelia 7,242 0.374 15 5,059 23 Christopher 11,898 0.587 -19 -4,637
24 Harper 7,192 0.371 15 3,390 24 Gabriel 11,552 0.570 -11 -3,217
25 Lillian 7,161 0.370 -9 -1,627 25 Samuel 11,454 0.565 4 -1,720
26 Samantha 6,929 0.358 -34 -3,032 26 Ryan 10,937 0.540 -20 -4,032
27 Evelyn 6,876 0.355 17 3,500 27 Lucas 10,707 0.528 19 1,878
28 Victoria 6,861 0.354 7 228 28 John 10,621 0.524 1 -1,502
29 Brooklyn 6,790 0.351 -18 -2,179 29 Nathan 10,420 0.514 -19 -3,630
30 Zoe 6,457 0.333 -10 -1,395 30 Isaac 10,052 0.496 -4 -1,635
31 Layla 6,265 0.323 4 203 31 Dylan 9,987 0.493 0 -1,438
32 Hailey 5,910 0.305 -47 -2,461 32 Caleb 9,966 0.492 -13 -3,037
33 Leah 5,773 0.298 -8 -778 33 Christian 9,621 0.475 -22 -3,112
34 Kaylee 5,621 0.290 -63 -2,683 34 Jonathan 9,356 0.462 -29 -3,644
35 Anna 5,618 0.290 -19 -1,473 35 Landon 9,347 0.461 -26 -3,520
36 Aaliyah 5,508 0.284 -29 -1,697 36 Carter 9,262 0.457 12 50
37 Gabriella 5,500 0.284 -33 -1,823 37 Luke 9,010 0.445 8 -433
38 Allison 5,426 0.280 -31 -1,748 38 Owen 8,690 0.429 13 598
39 Nevaeh 5,392 0.278 -46 -2,033 39 Brayden 8,502 0.419 -45 -4,119
40 Alexis 5,358 0.277 -139 -3,718 40 Gavin 8,255 0.407 -71 -4,806
41 Audrey 5,297 0.273 -5 -635 41 Wyatt 8,223 0.406 15 904
42 Savannah 5,191 0.268 -3 -446 42 Isaiah 8,159 0.403 -9 -1,545
43 Sarah 5,190 0.268 -24 -1,456 43 Henry 8,069 0.398 27 2,580
44 Alyssa 5,086 0.263 -106 -3,216 44 Eli 8,062 0.398 -14 -2,035
45 Claire 4,944 0.255 -4 -565 45 Hunter 8,037 0.397 -11 -1,971
46 Taylor 4,864 0.251 -75 -2,386 46 Jack 7,937 0.392 18 897
47 Riley 4,830 0.249 19 1,146 47 Evan 7,899 0.390 -39 -3,543
48 Camila 4,789 0.247 30 2,684 48 Jordan 7,808 0.385 -34 -3,162
49 Arianna 4,723 0.244 -46 -1,767 49 Nicholas 7,735 0.382 -25 -2,934
50 Ashley 4,699 0.243 -79 -2,432 50 Tyler 7,697 0.380 -69 -4,399

 

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.