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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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2011
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Sophia 22,304 1.152 0 467 1 Jacob 19,069 0.941 0 -1,296
2 Emma 20,934 1.081 1 2,137 2 Mason 18,964 0.936 0 -543
3 Isabella 19,093 0.986 -1 -808 3 Ethan 17,668 0.872 4 987
4 Olivia 17,310 0.894 0 -11 4 Noah 17,346 0.856 1 492
5 Ava 15,529 0.802 0 33 5 William 16,880 0.833 -2 -459
6 Emily 13,646 0.705 0 -605 6 Liam 16,796 0.829 9 3,363
7 Abigail 12,697 0.656 0 -550 7 Michael 16,154 0.797 -1 -635
8 Mia 12,019 0.621 1 492 8 Jayden 16,120 0.796 -4 -866
9 Madison 11,392 0.588 -1 -989 9 Alexander 15,232 0.752 -1 -468
10 Elizabeth 9,703 0.501 1 -381 10 Aiden 14,896 0.735 -1 -596
11 Chloe 9,659 0.499 -1 -1,329 11 Daniel 14,271 0.704 -1 -1,008
12 Ella 9,198 0.475 0 -388 12 Matthew 13,964 0.689 0 -195
13 Avery 8,314 0.429 5 974 13 Elijah 13,865 0.684 0 -95
14 Addison 8,175 0.422 -1 -1,122 14 James 13,418 0.662 3 171
15 Aubrey 8,047 0.416 5 873 15 Anthony 13,195 0.651 -4 -1,068
16 Lily 7,955 0.411 -1 -222 16 Benjamin 12,821 0.633 3 -240
17 Natalie 7,892 0.408 -3 -745 17 Joshua 12,652 0.625 -3 -1,111
18 Sofia 7,831 0.404 1 504 18 Andrew 12,617 0.623 -2 -655
19 Charlotte 7,476 0.386 8 1,049 19 Joseph 12,553 0.620 3 -411
20 Zoey 7,466 0.386 8 1,067 20 David 12,530 0.618 -2 -692
21 Grace 7,375 0.381 -5 -258 21 Jackson 12,483 0.616 2 88
22 Hannah 7,274 0.376 3 708 22 Logan 12,463 0.615 -1 -519
23 Amelia 7,242 0.374 7 874 23 Christopher 11,892 0.587 -3 -1,103
24 Harper 7,188 0.371 29 2,514 24 Gabriel 11,549 0.570 0 -788
25 Lillian 7,156 0.370 -3 236 25 Samuel 11,447 0.565 1 107
26 Samantha 6,924 0.358 -9 -469 26 Ryan 10,935 0.540 -1 -558
27 Evelyn 6,876 0.355 -3 169 27 Lucas 10,701 0.528 2 306
28 Victoria 6,861 0.354 -5 -27 28 John 10,615 0.524 -1 -427
29 Brooklyn 6,785 0.350 -8 -379 29 Nathan 10,417 0.514 -1 -84
30 Zoe 6,455 0.333 1 152 30 Isaac 10,046 0.496 5 449
31 Layla 6,263 0.323 4 184 31 Dylan 9,982 0.493 2 206
32 Hailey 5,908 0.305 0 -362 32 Caleb 9,962 0.492 0 -65
33 Leah 5,767 0.298 -4 -622 33 Christian 9,617 0.475 -3 -693
34 Kaylee 5,616 0.290 2 -428 34 Jonathan 9,355 0.462 -3 -875
35 Anna 5,615 0.290 3 -43 35 Landon 9,344 0.461 -1 -409
36 Aaliyah 5,505 0.284 10 390 36 Carter 9,258 0.457 5 662
37 Gabriella 5,497 0.284 -3 -597 37 Luke 9,008 0.445 2 307
38 Allison 5,421 0.280 2 -44 38 Owen 8,689 0.429 6 360
39 Nevaeh 5,386 0.278 -6 -716 39 Brayden 8,499 0.420 -3 -510
40 Alexis 5,353 0.276 -14 -1,168 40 Gavin 8,252 0.407 -3 -757
41 Audrey 5,297 0.274 2 87 41 Wyatt 8,217 0.406 7 540
42 Savannah 5,190 0.268 -1 -256 42 Isaiah 8,152 0.402 1 -374
43 Sarah 5,186 0.268 -4 -369 43 Henry 8,066 0.398 14 837
44 Alyssa 5,085 0.263 -7 -930 44 Eli 8,059 0.398 14 854
45 Claire 4,944 0.255 5 48 45 Hunter 8,030 0.396 10 665
46 Taylor 4,864 0.251 -2 -324 46 Jack 7,934 0.392 -1 -245
47 Riley 4,825 0.249 0 -206 47 Evan 7,897 0.390 -7 -754
48 Camila 4,789 0.247 0 -179 48 Jordan 7,802 0.385 -2 -263
49 Arianna 4,716 0.244 3 30 49 Nicholas 7,734 0.382 -7 -855
50 Ashley 4,698 0.243 -8 -700 50 Tyler 7,696 0.380 -12 -1,138

 

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.