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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 22,304 1.152 -4 -7,473 1 Jacob 19,069 0.941 -9 -5,963
2 Emma 20,934 1.081 1 -1,196 2 Mason 18,964 0.936 -5 -5,462
3 Isabella 19,093 0.986 -1 -3,993 3 Ethan 17,668 0.872 -11 -5,279
4 Olivia 17,310 0.894 2 1,322 4 Noah 17,346 0.856 2 980
5 Ava 15,529 0.802 2 373 5 William 16,880 0.833 2 -1,976
6 Emily 13,646 0.705 -6 -3,900 6 Liam 16,796 0.829 5 1,932
7 Abigail 12,697 0.656 -3 -2,146 7 Michael 16,154 0.797 -5 -3,575
8 Mia 12,019 0.621 2 1,418 8 Jayden 16,120 0.796 -18 -6,625
9 Madison 11,392 0.588 -8 -3,545 9 Alexander 15,232 0.752 -4 -2,765
10 Elizabeth 9,703 0.501 -3 -788 10 Aiden 14,896 0.735 -7 -3,637
11 Chloe 9,659 0.499 -11 -2,747 11 Daniel 14,271 0.704 -4 -2,631
12 Ella 9,198 0.475 -4 -1,184 12 Matthew 13,964 0.689 -4 -2,353
13 Avery 8,314 0.429 -1 -128 13 Elijah 13,865 0.684 5 -597
14 Addison 8,175 0.422 -20 -2,582 14 James 13,418 0.662 10 814
15 Aubrey 8,047 0.416 -16 -2,156 15 Anthony 13,195 0.651 -17 -4,393
16 Lily 7,955 0.411 -17 -2,139 16 Benjamin 12,821 0.633 10 912
17 Natalie 7,892 0.408 -19 -2,376 17 Joshua 12,652 0.625 -22 -4,413
18 Sofia 7,831 0.404 3 303 18 Andrew 12,617 0.623 -22 -4,402
19 Charlotte 7,476 0.386 12 5,417 19 Joseph 12,553 0.620 0 -2,193
20 Zoey 7,466 0.386 -9 -1,440 20 David 12,530 0.618 -3 -2,406
21 Grace 7,375 0.381 0 -384 21 Jackson 12,483 0.616 1 -2,127
22 Hannah 7,274 0.376 -10 -1,402 22 Logan 12,463 0.615 17 1,511
23 Amelia 7,242 0.374 15 4,558 23 Christopher 11,892 0.587 -15 -3,637
24 Harper 7,188 0.371 13 3,263 24 Gabriel 11,549 0.570 -7 -2,466
25 Lillian 7,156 0.370 -2 -1,024 25 Samuel 11,447 0.565 4 -1,124
26 Samantha 6,924 0.358 -28 -2,621 26 Ryan 10,935 0.540 -17 -3,283
27 Evelyn 6,876 0.355 18 3,799 27 Lucas 10,701 0.528 16 2,250
28 Victoria 6,861 0.354 9 406 28 John 10,615 0.524 1 -1,181
29 Brooklyn 6,785 0.350 -10 -1,617 29 Nathan 10,417 0.514 -16 -3,027
30 Zoe 6,455 0.333 -11 -1,326 30 Isaac 10,046 0.496 -3 -1,250
31 Layla 6,263 0.323 5 11 31 Dylan 9,982 0.493 2 -714
32 Hailey 5,908 0.305 -40 -2,217 32 Caleb 9,962 0.492 -18 -2,878
33 Leah 5,767 0.298 -7 -608 33 Christian 9,617 0.475 -19 -2,649
34 Kaylee 5,616 0.290 -50 -2,226 34 Jonathan 9,355 0.462 -21 -2,884
35 Anna 5,615 0.290 -18 -1,095 35 Landon 9,344 0.461 -22 -3,018
36 Aaliyah 5,505 0.284 -21 -1,345 36 Carter 9,258 0.457 12 495
37 Gabriella 5,497 0.284 -31 -1,635 37 Luke 9,008 0.445 7 155
38 Allison 5,421 0.280 -22 -1,404 38 Owen 8,689 0.429 10 623
39 Nevaeh 5,386 0.278 -38 -1,824 39 Brayden 8,499 0.420 -33 -3,361
40 Alexis 5,353 0.276 -104 -3,309 40 Gavin 8,252 0.407 -56 -4,118
41 Audrey 5,297 0.274 -5 -489 41 Wyatt 8,217 0.406 16 1,444
42 Savannah 5,190 0.268 4 32 42 Isaiah 8,152 0.402 -5 -987
43 Sarah 5,186 0.268 -19 -1,200 43 Henry 8,066 0.398 25 2,340
44 Alyssa 5,085 0.263 -89 -2,858 44 Eli 8,059 0.398 -10 -1,506
45 Claire 4,944 0.255 -4 -261 45 Hunter 8,030 0.396 -8 -1,329
46 Taylor 4,864 0.251 -66 -2,172 46 Jack 7,934 0.392 11 485
47 Riley 4,825 0.249 22 1,518 47 Evan 7,897 0.390 -37 -3,188
48 Camila 4,789 0.247 25 1,963 48 Jordan 7,802 0.385 -25 -2,688
49 Arianna 4,716 0.244 -38 -1,452 49 Nicholas 7,734 0.382 -19 -2,413
50 Ashley 4,698 0.243 -72 -2,181 50 Tyler 7,696 0.380 -56 -3,952

 

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.