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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 22,279 1.152 -2 -4,952 1 Jacob 19,045 0.941 -3 -3,229
2 Emma 20,914 1.081 1 -559 2 Mason 18,953 0.937 -1 -2,418
3 Isabella 19,082 0.987 -2 -3,578 3 Ethan 17,644 0.872 -3 -2,653
4 Olivia 17,296 0.894 2 2,257 4 Noah 17,323 0.856 3 2,188
5 Ava 15,518 0.802 1 768 5 William 16,856 0.833 0 -1,047
6 Emily 13,631 0.705 -2 -1,904 6 Liam 16,785 0.829 4 1,496
7 Abigail 12,679 0.656 0 -368 7 Michael 16,124 0.797 -2 -1,803
8 Mia 12,004 0.621 2 2,816 8 Jayden 16,099 0.796 -12 -4,624
9 Madison 11,380 0.588 -2 -1,342 9 Alexander 15,219 0.752 1 -759
10 Elizabeth 9,685 0.501 -3 -29 10 Aiden 14,873 0.735 -3 -1,495
11 Chloe 9,647 0.499 -6 -1,763 11 Daniel 14,251 0.704 -1 -843
12 Ella 9,185 0.475 -6 -1,333 12 Matthew 13,952 0.689 -3 -1,304
13 Avery 8,313 0.430 -3 985 13 Elijah 13,833 0.684 2 -322
14 Addison 8,170 0.422 -10 -1,487 14 James 13,393 0.662 7 1,312
15 Aubrey 8,039 0.416 -6 -682 15 Anthony 13,173 0.651 -10 -2,609
16 Lily 7,950 0.411 -9 -1,333 16 Benjamin 12,807 0.633 6 801
17 Natalie 7,887 0.408 -10 -1,421 17 Joshua 12,632 0.624 -16 -2,912
18 Sofia 7,823 0.404 4 1,827 18 Andrew 12,599 0.623 -12 -2,572
19 Charlotte 7,471 0.386 10 3,861 19 Joseph 12,524 0.619 -2 -1,149
20 Zoey 7,457 0.386 -3 -557 20 David 12,507 0.618 2 -816
21 Grace 7,365 0.381 2 224 21 Jackson 12,468 0.616 4 -286
22 Hannah 7,269 0.376 -6 -897 22 Logan 12,455 0.616 8 407
23 Amelia 7,238 0.374 11 2,557 23 Christopher 11,873 0.587 -9 -2,131
24 Harper 7,184 0.371 14 3,057 24 Gabriel 11,538 0.570 2 -756
25 Lillian 7,150 0.370 -1 -579 25 Samuel 11,433 0.565 2 -700
26 Samantha 6,916 0.358 -14 -1,612 26 Ryan 10,931 0.540 -13 -2,457
27 Evelyn 6,870 0.355 12 2,443 27 Lucas 10,692 0.528 11 1,554
28 Victoria 6,853 0.354 8 722 28 John 10,607 0.524 2 -304
29 Brooklyn 6,776 0.350 -2 -508 29 Nathan 10,406 0.514 -9 -1,876
30 Zoe 6,445 0.333 -3 -450 30 Isaac 10,032 0.496 -1 -154
31 Layla 6,255 0.323 1 34 31 Dylan 9,979 0.493 4 253
32 Hailey 5,902 0.305 -32 -1,681 32 Caleb 9,943 0.491 -5 -1,216
33 Leah 5,762 0.298 -3 -177 33 Christian 9,603 0.475 -10 -1,476
34 Kaylee 5,607 0.290 -27 -1,261 34 Jonathan 9,343 0.462 -14 -1,766
35 Anna 5,604 0.290 -9 -510 35 Landon 9,335 0.461 -11 -1,439
36 Aaliyah 5,499 0.284 -12 -663 36 Carter 9,246 0.457 12 1,481
37 Gabriella 5,487 0.284 -17 -908 37 Luke 8,998 0.445 9 1,221
38 Allison 5,417 0.280 -1 -88 38 Owen 8,684 0.429 2 865
39 Nevaeh 5,368 0.278 -31 -1,400 39 Brayden 8,492 0.420 -22 -2,272
40 Alexis 5,341 0.276 -46 -1,946 40 Gavin 8,247 0.408 -30 -2,506
41 Audrey 5,294 0.274 4 287 41 Wyatt 8,207 0.406 7 1,390
42 Savannah 5,183 0.268 4 230 42 Isaiah 8,136 0.402 -7 -608
43 Sarah 5,174 0.268 -15 -698 43 Henry 8,061 0.398 14 2,051
44 Alyssa 5,080 0.263 -49 -1,847 44 Eli 8,051 0.398 -9 -964
45 Claire 4,943 0.256 -4 -138 45 Hunter 8,015 0.396 4 269
46 Taylor 4,858 0.251 -30 -1,126 46 Jack 7,927 0.392 6 529
47 Riley 4,820 0.249 12 887 47 Evan 7,890 0.390 -20 -2,027
48 Camila 4,789 0.248 5 468 48 Jordan 7,791 0.385 -12 -1,537
49 Arianna 4,709 0.243 -7 -211 49 Nicholas 7,726 0.382 -13 -1,532
50 Ashley 4,696 0.243 -35 -1,287 50 Tyler 7,687 0.380 -31 -2,556

 

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.