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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 0 459 1 Jacob 19,061 0.941 0 -1,295
2 Emma 20,922 1.081 1 2,131 2 Mason 18,961 0.936 0 -542
3 Isabella 19,089 0.986 -1 -802 3 Ethan 17,657 0.872 4 980
4 Olivia 17,303 0.894 0 -12 4 Noah 17,336 0.856 1 488
5 Ava 15,523 0.802 0 32 5 William 16,872 0.833 -2 -459
6 Emily 13,641 0.705 0 -606 6 Liam 16,789 0.829 9 3,357
7 Abigail 12,692 0.656 0 -553 7 Michael 16,143 0.797 -1 -632
8 Mia 12,012 0.621 1 487 8 Jayden 16,113 0.796 -4 -866
9 Madison 11,383 0.588 -1 -991 9 Alexander 15,228 0.752 -1 -467
10 Elizabeth 9,692 0.501 1 -386 10 Aiden 14,883 0.735 -1 -604
11 Chloe 9,652 0.499 -1 -1,331 11 Daniel 14,264 0.704 -1 -1,005
12 Ella 9,190 0.475 0 -395 12 Matthew 13,957 0.689 0 -200
13 Avery 8,313 0.430 5 976 13 Elijah 13,854 0.684 0 -101
14 Addison 8,172 0.422 -1 -1,123 14 James 13,404 0.662 3 165
15 Aubrey 8,044 0.416 5 873 15 Anthony 13,186 0.651 -4 -1,074
16 Lily 7,954 0.411 -1 -222 16 Benjamin 12,812 0.633 3 -245
17 Natalie 7,889 0.408 -3 -744 17 Joshua 12,641 0.624 -3 -1,112
18 Sofia 7,826 0.404 1 501 18 Andrew 12,606 0.623 -2 -661
19 Charlotte 7,474 0.386 8 1,051 19 Joseph 12,537 0.619 3 -415
20 Zoey 7,462 0.386 8 1,065 20 David 12,517 0.618 -2 -698
21 Grace 7,371 0.381 -5 -258 21 Jackson 12,477 0.616 2 84
22 Hannah 7,271 0.376 3 709 22 Logan 12,459 0.615 -1 -519
23 Amelia 7,240 0.374 7 875 23 Christopher 11,886 0.587 -3 -1,102
24 Harper 7,187 0.371 29 2,515 24 Gabriel 11,541 0.570 0 -791
25 Lillian 7,153 0.370 -3 239 25 Samuel 11,442 0.565 1 104
26 Samantha 6,922 0.358 -9 -470 26 Ryan 10,934 0.540 -1 -554
27 Evelyn 6,875 0.355 -3 168 27 Lucas 10,696 0.528 2 301
28 Victoria 6,857 0.354 -5 -26 28 John 10,611 0.524 -1 -422
29 Brooklyn 6,780 0.350 -8 -380 29 Nathan 10,409 0.514 -1 -89
30 Zoe 6,451 0.333 1 152 30 Isaac 10,040 0.496 5 448
31 Layla 6,261 0.324 4 187 31 Dylan 9,981 0.493 2 210
32 Hailey 5,906 0.305 0 -361 32 Caleb 9,953 0.492 0 -66
33 Leah 5,766 0.298 -4 -619 33 Christian 9,609 0.475 -3 -698
34 Anna 5,612 0.290 4 -43 34 Jonathan 9,348 0.462 -3 -876
35 Kaylee 5,609 0.290 1 -433 35 Landon 9,340 0.461 -1 -410
36 Aaliyah 5,502 0.284 10 390 36 Carter 9,253 0.457 5 657
37 Gabriella 5,493 0.284 -3 -597 37 Luke 9,003 0.445 2 303
38 Allison 5,418 0.280 2 -45 38 Owen 8,688 0.429 6 359
39 Nevaeh 5,380 0.278 -6 -711 39 Brayden 8,496 0.420 -2 -508
40 Alexis 5,348 0.276 -14 -1,166 40 Gavin 8,249 0.407 -4 -757
41 Audrey 5,296 0.274 2 88 41 Wyatt 8,211 0.406 7 536
42 Savannah 5,185 0.268 -1 -261 42 Isaiah 8,144 0.402 1 -377
43 Sarah 5,180 0.268 -4 -371 43 Henry 8,064 0.398 14 837
44 Alyssa 5,083 0.263 -7 -927 44 Eli 8,059 0.398 14 857
45 Claire 4,943 0.255 5 47 45 Hunter 8,021 0.396 10 659
46 Taylor 4,863 0.251 -2 -324 46 Jack 7,930 0.392 -1 -247
47 Riley 4,823 0.249 0 -207 47 Evan 7,895 0.390 -7 -756
48 Camila 4,789 0.247 0 -179 48 Jordan 7,796 0.385 -2 -266
49 Arianna 4,712 0.243 3 28 49 Nicholas 7,729 0.382 -7 -856
50 Ashley 4,698 0.243 -8 -700 50 Tyler 7,693 0.380 -12 -1,135

 

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.