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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 22,292 1.152 -3 -6,222 1 Jacob 19,061 0.941 -6 -4,645
2 Emma 20,922 1.081 1 -1,508 2 Mason 18,961 0.936 -2 -3,769
3 Isabella 19,089 0.986 -2 -4,367 3 Ethan 17,657 0.872 -7 -3,899
4 Olivia 17,303 0.894 2 1,943 4 Noah 17,336 0.856 3 1,679
5 Ava 15,523 0.802 2 714 5 William 16,872 0.833 2 -1,204
6 Emily 13,641 0.705 -3 -2,715 6 Liam 16,789 0.829 4 1,349
7 Abigail 12,692 0.656 -1 -993 7 Michael 16,143 0.797 -1 -2,145
8 Mia 12,012 0.621 2 2,354 8 Jayden 16,113 0.796 -19 -6,050
9 Madison 11,383 0.588 -6 -2,401 9 Alexander 15,228 0.752 -2 -1,907
10 Elizabeth 9,692 0.501 -3 -199 10 Aiden 14,883 0.735 -6 -2,725
11 Chloe 9,652 0.499 -9 -2,242 11 Daniel 14,264 0.704 -2 -1,425
12 Ella 9,190 0.475 -5 -1,324 12 Matthew 13,957 0.689 -3 -1,406
13 Avery 8,313 0.430 -3 420 13 Elijah 13,854 0.684 4 -90
14 Addison 8,172 0.422 -15 -1,877 14 James 13,404 0.662 9 1,372
15 Aubrey 8,044 0.416 -10 -1,537 15 Anthony 13,186 0.651 -15 -3,371
16 Lily 7,954 0.411 -8 -1,396 16 Benjamin 12,812 0.633 10 1,757
17 Natalie 7,889 0.408 -14 -1,733 17 Joshua 12,641 0.624 -18 -3,503
18 Sofia 7,826 0.404 4 1,308 18 Andrew 12,606 0.623 -16 -3,282
19 Charlotte 7,474 0.386 12 5,556 19 Joseph 12,537 0.619 -1 -1,714
20 Zoey 7,462 0.386 -6 -1,048 20 David 12,517 0.618 1 -1,489
21 Grace 7,371 0.381 2 160 21 Jackson 12,477 0.616 4 -1,267
22 Hannah 7,271 0.376 -11 -1,295 22 Logan 12,459 0.615 4 -1,259
23 Amelia 7,240 0.374 12 3,462 23 Christopher 11,886 0.587 -13 -2,866
24 Harper 7,187 0.371 14 3,546 24 Gabriel 11,541 0.570 -1 -1,399
25 Lillian 7,153 0.370 -3 -820 25 Samuel 11,442 0.565 4 -950
26 Samantha 6,922 0.358 -18 -1,998 26 Ryan 10,934 0.540 -14 -2,719
27 Evelyn 6,875 0.355 15 3,185 27 Lucas 10,696 0.528 13 2,142
28 Victoria 6,857 0.354 7 410 28 John 10,611 0.524 0 -659
29 Brooklyn 6,780 0.350 -5 -858 29 Nathan 10,409 0.514 -14 -2,476
30 Zoe 6,451 0.333 -5 -745 30 Isaac 10,040 0.496 -1 -369
31 Layla 6,261 0.324 1 -27 31 Dylan 9,981 0.493 -1 -324
32 Hailey 5,906 0.305 -36 -1,988 32 Caleb 9,953 0.492 -12 -2,039
33 Leah 5,766 0.298 -4 -386 33 Christian 9,609 0.475 -13 -2,025
34 Anna 5,612 0.290 -17 -863 34 Jonathan 9,348 0.462 -22 -2,434
35 Kaylee 5,609 0.290 -35 -1,795 35 Landon 9,340 0.461 -18 -2,353
36 Aaliyah 5,502 0.284 -17 -891 36 Carter 9,253 0.457 10 881
37 Gabriella 5,493 0.284 -24 -1,278 37 Luke 9,003 0.445 8 927
38 Allison 5,418 0.280 -11 -656 38 Owen 8,688 0.429 15 1,561
39 Nevaeh 5,380 0.278 -36 -1,624 39 Brayden 8,496 0.420 -25 -2,817
40 Alexis 5,348 0.276 -79 -2,686 40 Gavin 8,249 0.407 -40 -3,336
41 Audrey 5,296 0.274 2 34 41 Wyatt 8,211 0.406 8 1,303
42 Savannah 5,185 0.268 4 151 42 Isaiah 8,144 0.402 -5 -690
43 Sarah 5,180 0.268 -14 -802 43 Henry 8,064 0.398 21 2,259
44 Alyssa 5,083 0.263 -76 -2,421 44 Eli 8,059 0.398 -8 -1,013
45 Claire 4,943 0.255 5 247 45 Hunter 8,021 0.396 0 -408
46 Taylor 4,863 0.251 -43 -1,602 46 Jack 7,930 0.392 8 437
47 Riley 4,823 0.249 25 2,287 47 Evan 7,895 0.390 -22 -2,319
48 Camila 4,789 0.247 16 1,247 48 Jordan 7,796 0.385 -19 -2,207
49 Arianna 4,712 0.243 -20 -843 49 Nicholas 7,729 0.382 -14 -2,013
50 Ashley 4,698 0.243 -51 -1,674 50 Tyler 7,693 0.380 -41 -3,219

 

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.