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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 2016

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2016 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 Emma 19,496 1.010 0 -808 1 Noah 19,117 0.946 -1 -850
2 Olivia 19,365 1.003 0 -1,444 2 Liam 18,218 0.902 1 1,619
3 Ava 16,302 0.844 0 -1,378 3 William 15,761 0.780 0 -1,245
4 Sophia 16,128 0.835 -1 -2,200 4 Mason 15,244 0.754 -5 -2,809
5 Isabella 14,795 0.766 1 -331 5 James 14,862 0.736 1 -1,337
6 Mia 14,428 0.747 -1 -1,786 6 Benjamin 14,641 0.725 0 -1,260
7 Charlotte 13,090 0.678 1 -150 7 Jacob 14,510 0.718 -6 -2,740
8 Abigail 11,760 0.609 -3 -1,964 8 Michael 14,088 0.697 -6 -2,468
9 Emily 10,972 0.568 -3 -2,316 9 Elijah 13,902 0.688 2 -1,016
10 Harper 10,787 0.559 1 -205 10 Ethan 13,819 0.684 -2 -1,965
11 Amelia 10,774 0.558 3 1,527 11 Alexander 13,408 0.664 0 -1,419
12 Evelyn 10,106 0.523 2 270 12 Oliver 13,037 0.645 7 352
13 Elizabeth 9,555 0.495 0 -1,042 13 Daniel 12,944 0.641 -2 -1,771
14 Sofia 9,167 0.475 -3 -1,546 14 Lucas 12,881 0.638 6 -296
15 Madison 9,030 0.468 -7 -1,994 15 Matthew 12,621 0.625 -5 -2,697
16 Avery 8,765 0.454 0 -712 16 Aiden 12,228 0.605 -3 -2,249
17 Ella 7,908 0.410 2 147 17 Jackson 11,284 0.558 0 -961
18 Scarlett 7,703 0.399 -2 -521 18 Logan 11,244 0.557 8 1,108
19 Grace 7,594 0.393 -5 -870 19 David 11,110 0.550 -3 -1,413
20 Chloe 7,461 0.386 -5 -835 20 Joseph 10,918 0.540 -3 -1,363
21 Victoria 7,310 0.379 0 -221 21 Samuel 10,576 0.523 0 -842
22 Riley 7,141 0.370 -6 -1,165 22 Henry 10,374 0.513 6 275
23 Aria 6,933 0.359 4 461 23 Owen 10,294 0.509 -2 -1,006
24 Lily 6,592 0.341 -7 -886 24 Sebastian 10,286 0.509 6 -232
25 Aubrey 6,533 0.338 -11 -1,343 25 Gabriel 10,229 0.506 -10 -1,894
26 Zoey 6,444 0.334 -3 -545 26 Carter 10,185 0.504 2 -873
27 Penelope 6,389 0.331 1 85 27 Jayden 10,121 0.501 -3 -1,568
28 Lillian 6,358 0.329 -6 -824 28 John 10,013 0.496 1 -894
29 Addison 6,322 0.327 -6 -1,119 29 Luke 9,984 0.494 0 -1,407
30 Layla 6,264 0.324 3 204 30 Anthony 9,865 0.488 -8 -1,862
31 Natalie 6,178 0.320 -8 -1,083 31 Isaac 9,742 0.482 -3 -1,325
32 Camila 6,048 0.313 14 1,425 32 Dylan 9,694 0.480 1 -1,145
33 Hannah 6,013 0.311 0 -384 33 Wyatt 9,561 0.473 7 -434
34 Brooklyn 5,955 0.308 -13 -1,344 34 Andrew 9,390 0.465 -9 -2,156
35 Zoe 5,743 0.297 -5 -681 35 Joshua 9,204 0.456 -6 -1,840
36 Nora 5,589 0.289 6 210 36 Christopher 9,066 0.449 -6 -1,805
37 Leah 5,415 0.280 -4 -420 37 Grayson 8,673 0.429 5 -135
38 Savannah 5,364 0.278 -7 -619 38 Jack 8,413 0.416 10 421
39 Audrey 5,360 0.278 -7 -698 39 Julian 8,374 0.414 3 -67
40 Claire 5,209 0.270 -9 -830 40 Ryan 8,240 0.408 -6 -1,335
41 Eleanor 5,134 0.266 9 560 41 Jaxon 8,114 0.402 2 -413
42 Skylar 5,119 0.265 -8 -741 42 Levi 8,078 0.400 9 362
43 Ellie 5,065 0.262 6 125 43 Nathan 7,981 0.395 -5 -1,191
44 Samantha 4,952 0.256 -16 -1,055 44 Caleb 7,958 0.394 -1 -1,029
45 Stella 4,930 0.255 7 191 45 Hunter 7,651 0.379 -11 -1,585
46 Violet 4,866 0.252 3 -72 46 Christian 7,633 0.378 -9 -1,124
47 Paisley 4,865 0.252 -5 -532 47 Isaiah 7,519 0.372 -4 -905
48 Mila 4,821 0.250 34 3,305 48 Thomas 7,348 0.364 -1 -569
49 Anna 4,784 0.248 -5 -639 49 Aaron 7,157 0.354 -11 -1,204
50 Allison 4,775 0.247 -19 -1,097 50 Lincoln 7,115 0.352 10 253

 

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.