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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 -959 1 Noah 19,117 0.946 0 -518
2 Olivia 19,365 1.003 0 -326 2 Liam 18,218 0.902 0 -156
3 Ava 16,302 0.844 1 -76 3 William 15,761 0.780 2 -148
4 Sophia 16,128 0.835 -1 -1,289 4 Mason 15,244 0.754 -1 -1,383
5 Isabella 14,795 0.766 0 -822 5 James 14,862 0.736 2 38
6 Mia 14,428 0.747 0 -477 6 Benjamin 14,641 0.725 4 941
7 Charlotte 13,090 0.678 2 1,692 7 Jacob 14,510 0.718 -3 -1,439
8 Abigail 11,760 0.609 -1 -641 8 Michael 14,088 0.697 1 -343
9 Emily 10,972 0.568 -1 -814 9 Elijah 13,902 0.688 2 251
10 Harper 10,787 0.559 0 492 10 Ethan 13,819 0.684 -4 -1,258
11 Amelia 10,774 0.558 1 913 11 Alexander 13,408 0.664 -3 -1,139
12 Evelyn 10,106 0.523 3 743 12 Oliver 13,037 0.645 7 1,382
13 Elizabeth 9,555 0.495 0 -175 13 Daniel 12,944 0.641 -1 -562
14 Sofia 9,167 0.475 0 -523 14 Lucas 12,881 0.638 2 576
15 Madison 9,030 0.468 -4 -1,058 15 Matthew 12,621 0.625 0 -128
16 Avery 8,765 0.454 0 -577 16 Aiden 12,228 0.605 -3 -1,233
17 Ella 7,908 0.410 1 6 17 Jackson 11,284 0.558 0 -985
18 Scarlett 7,703 0.399 4 572 18 Logan 11,244 0.557 -4 -1,675
19 Grace 7,594 0.393 0 -62 19 David 11,110 0.550 -1 -682
20 Chloe 7,461 0.386 -3 -469 20 Joseph 10,918 0.540 1 -569
21 Victoria 7,310 0.379 -1 -299 21 Samuel 10,576 0.523 2 -289
22 Riley 7,141 0.370 13 1,411 22 Henry 10,374 0.513 7 202
23 Aria 6,933 0.359 6 528 23 Owen 10,294 0.509 13 698
24 Lily 6,592 0.341 1 -69 24 Sebastian 10,286 0.509 11 666
25 Aubrey 6,533 0.338 -4 -853 25 Gabriel 10,229 0.506 -3 -641
26 Zoey 6,444 0.334 -3 -500 26 Carter 10,185 0.504 -2 -595
27 Penelope 6,389 0.331 7 440 27 Jayden 10,121 0.501 -7 -1,420
28 Lillian 6,358 0.329 -2 -254 28 John 10,013 0.496 -2 -373
29 Addison 6,322 0.327 -5 -399 29 Luke 9,984 0.494 -1 -292
30 Layla 6,264 0.324 0 -66 30 Anthony 9,865 0.488 -5 -769
31 Natalie 6,178 0.320 -4 -322 31 Isaac 9,742 0.482 0 -222
32 Camila 6,048 0.313 11 774 32 Dylan 9,694 0.480 -5 -583
33 Hannah 6,013 0.311 -5 -401 33 Wyatt 9,561 0.473 1 -84
34 Brooklyn 5,955 0.308 -3 -356 34 Andrew 9,390 0.465 -4 -720
35 Zoe 5,743 0.297 -2 -298 35 Joshua 9,204 0.456 -2 -597
36 Nora 5,589 0.289 5 266 36 Christopher 9,066 0.449 -4 -749
37 Leah 5,415 0.280 -1 -203 37 Grayson 8,673 0.429 10 765
38 Savannah 5,364 0.278 0 -92 38 Jack 8,413 0.416 2 -86
39 Audrey 5,360 0.278 -2 -243 39 Julian 8,374 0.414 6 328
40 Claire 5,209 0.270 9 380 40 Ryan 8,240 0.408 -1 -286
41 Eleanor 5,134 0.266 19 700 41 Jaxon 8,114 0.402 3 47
42 Skylar 5,119 0.265 0 -162 42 Levi 8,078 0.400 0 -228
43 Ellie 5,065 0.262 5 203 43 Nathan 7,981 0.395 -5 -607
44 Samantha 4,952 0.256 -4 -388 44 Caleb 7,958 0.394 -7 -843
45 Stella 4,930 0.255 6 138 45 Hunter 7,651 0.379 -4 -679
46 Violet 4,866 0.252 4 53 46 Christian 7,633 0.378 -3 -563
47 Paisley 4,865 0.252 -2 -213 47 Isaiah 7,519 0.372 2 -94
48 Mila 4,821 0.250 5 91 48 Thomas 7,348 0.364 3 161
49 Anna 4,784 0.248 -5 -346 49 Aaron 7,157 0.354 3 -2
50 Allison 4,775 0.247 -11 -571 50 Lincoln 7,115 0.352 16 1,119

 

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.