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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 19,471 1.010 0 267 1 Noah 19,082 0.946 -1 -756
2 Olivia 19,327 1.002 0 -695 2 Liam 18,198 0.902 1 530
3 Ava 16,283 0.844 0 -381 3 William 15,739 0.780 0 -835
4 Sophia 16,112 0.835 -1 -1,281 4 Mason 15,230 0.755 -3 -1,728
5 Isabella 14,772 0.766 1 328 5 James 14,842 0.736 1 -610
6 Mia 14,415 0.748 0 -978 6 Benjamin 14,629 0.725 0 -896
7 Charlotte 13,080 0.678 0 -187 7 Jacob 14,479 0.718 -3 -1,373
8 Abigail 11,747 0.609 -2 -1,196 8 Michael 14,057 0.697 -4 -1,478
9 Emily 10,957 0.568 -3 -1,211 9 Elijah 13,867 0.687 1 -599
10 Harper 10,773 0.559 -1 -322 10 Ethan 13,806 0.684 -4 -1,417
11 Amelia 10,753 0.558 3 1,047 11 Alexander 13,388 0.664 -2 -921
12 Evelyn 10,096 0.524 3 579 12 Oliver 13,025 0.646 3 116
13 Elizabeth 9,542 0.495 0 -627 13 Daniel 12,921 0.640 -2 -1,281
14 Sofia 9,161 0.475 -1 -1,027 14 Lucas 12,876 0.638 3 75
15 Madison 9,014 0.467 -2 -1,167 15 Matthew 12,605 0.625 -1 -994
16 Avery 8,759 0.454 2 -573 16 Aiden 12,212 0.605 -1 -953
17 Ella 7,898 0.410 1 116 17 Jackson 11,262 0.558 -3 -906
18 Scarlett 7,698 0.399 0 -19 18 Logan 11,226 0.556 13 2,748
19 Grace 7,582 0.393 -2 -591 19 David 11,089 0.550 -4 -965
20 Chloe 7,453 0.386 -2 -541 20 Joseph 10,892 0.540 1 -532
21 Victoria 7,300 0.379 2 -33 21 Samuel 10,554 0.523 0 -231
22 Riley 7,131 0.370 -3 -788 22 Henry 10,363 0.514 4 43
23 Aria 6,927 0.359 3 205 23 Owen 10,282 0.510 -5 -970
24 Lily 6,585 0.341 -9 -769 24 Sebastian 10,276 0.509 2 -140
25 Aubrey 6,527 0.338 -6 -636 25 Gabriel 10,207 0.506 -6 -1,124
26 Zoey 6,438 0.334 -3 -412 26 Carter 10,168 0.504 2 -415
27 Penelope 6,385 0.331 3 254 27 Jayden 10,105 0.501 1 -610
28 Lillian 6,353 0.329 1 -221 28 John 9,995 0.495 1 -561
29 Addison 6,316 0.328 -5 -723 29 Luke 9,974 0.494 -1 -811
30 Layla 6,259 0.325 4 15 30 Anthony 9,851 0.488 -2 -1,049
31 Natalie 6,170 0.320 -5 -654 31 Isaac 9,723 0.482 -2 -927
32 Camila 6,048 0.314 9 704 32 Dylan 9,689 0.480 3 -421
33 Hannah 6,002 0.311 1 -130 33 Wyatt 9,551 0.473 8 110
34 Brooklyn 5,942 0.308 -5 -774 34 Andrew 9,376 0.465 -6 -1,161
35 Zoe 5,737 0.297 -6 -608 35 Joshua 9,182 0.455 -4 -943
36 Nora 5,583 0.290 8 453 36 Christopher 9,053 0.449 -2 -798
37 Leah 5,406 0.280 -3 -247 37 Grayson 8,660 0.429 3 -20
38 Savannah 5,358 0.278 0 -136 38 Jack 8,399 0.416 3 20
39 Audrey 5,347 0.277 -7 -539 39 Julian 8,365 0.415 3 28
40 Claire 5,207 0.270 -9 -524 40 Ryan 8,232 0.408 -3 -580
41 Eleanor 5,128 0.266 6 391 41 Jaxon 8,100 0.401 -3 -451
42 Skylar 5,113 0.265 -5 -407 42 Levi 8,064 0.400 5 303
43 Ellie 5,060 0.262 -1 -67 43 Nathan 7,970 0.395 -2 -580
44 Samantha 4,946 0.256 -10 -643 44 Caleb 7,950 0.394 -6 -866
45 Stella 4,925 0.255 3 113 45 Hunter 7,645 0.379 -8 -944
46 Paisley 4,858 0.252 1 69 46 Christian 7,617 0.377 -6 -649
47 Violet 4,858 0.252 -1 -159 47 Isaiah 7,499 0.372 0 -334
48 Mila 4,818 0.250 18 1,123 48 Thomas 7,338 0.364 0 -207
49 Anna 4,775 0.248 -4 -255 49 Aaron 7,150 0.354 3 15
50 Allison 4,770 0.247 -10 -753 50 Lincoln 7,114 0.353 9 1,032

 

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.