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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 -964 1 Noah 19,082 0.946 0 -531
2 Olivia 19,327 1.002 0 -342 2 Liam 18,198 0.902 0 -157
3 Ava 16,283 0.844 1 -78 3 William 15,739 0.780 2 -150
4 Sophia 16,112 0.835 -1 -1,290 4 Mason 15,230 0.755 -1 -1,380
5 Isabella 14,772 0.766 0 -822 5 James 14,842 0.736 2 43
6 Mia 14,415 0.748 0 -477 6 Benjamin 14,629 0.725 4 937
7 Charlotte 13,080 0.678 2 1,690 7 Jacob 14,479 0.718 -3 -1,459
8 Abigail 11,747 0.609 -1 -643 8 Michael 14,057 0.697 1 -356
9 Emily 10,957 0.568 -1 -823 9 Elijah 13,867 0.687 2 239
10 Harper 10,773 0.559 0 482 10 Ethan 13,806 0.684 -4 -1,263
11 Amelia 10,753 0.558 1 901 11 Alexander 13,388 0.664 -3 -1,143
12 Evelyn 10,096 0.524 3 738 12 Oliver 13,025 0.646 7 1,376
13 Elizabeth 9,542 0.495 0 -182 13 Daniel 12,921 0.640 -1 -569
14 Sofia 9,161 0.475 0 -523 14 Lucas 12,876 0.638 2 579
15 Madison 9,014 0.467 -4 -1,073 15 Matthew 12,605 0.625 0 -132
16 Avery 8,759 0.454 0 -580 16 Aiden 12,212 0.605 -3 -1,237
17 Ella 7,898 0.410 1 2 17 Jackson 11,262 0.558 0 -996
18 Scarlett 7,698 0.399 4 573 18 Logan 11,226 0.556 -4 -1,684
19 Grace 7,582 0.393 0 -64 19 David 11,089 0.550 -1 -692
20 Chloe 7,453 0.386 -3 -466 20 Joseph 10,892 0.540 1 -579
21 Victoria 7,300 0.379 -1 -306 21 Samuel 10,554 0.523 2 -299
22 Riley 7,131 0.370 13 1,405 22 Henry 10,363 0.514 7 199
23 Aria 6,927 0.359 6 524 23 Owen 10,282 0.510 13 695
24 Lily 6,585 0.341 1 -73 24 Sebastian 10,276 0.509 11 668
25 Aubrey 6,527 0.338 -4 -856 25 Gabriel 10,207 0.506 -3 -652
26 Zoey 6,438 0.334 -3 -503 26 Carter 10,168 0.504 -2 -603
27 Penelope 6,385 0.331 7 447 27 Jayden 10,105 0.501 -7 -1,427
28 Lillian 6,353 0.329 -2 -251 28 John 9,995 0.495 -2 -378
29 Addison 6,316 0.328 -5 -397 29 Luke 9,974 0.494 -1 -296
30 Layla 6,259 0.325 0 -66 30 Anthony 9,851 0.488 -5 -767
31 Natalie 6,170 0.320 -4 -327 31 Isaac 9,723 0.482 0 -230
32 Camila 6,048 0.314 11 776 32 Dylan 9,689 0.480 -5 -585
33 Hannah 6,002 0.311 -5 -404 33 Wyatt 9,551 0.473 1 -90
34 Brooklyn 5,942 0.308 -3 -360 34 Andrew 9,376 0.465 -4 -720
35 Zoe 5,737 0.297 -2 -301 35 Joshua 9,182 0.455 -2 -601
36 Nora 5,583 0.290 5 264 36 Christopher 9,053 0.449 -4 -752
37 Leah 5,406 0.280 -1 -210 37 Grayson 8,660 0.429 10 759
38 Savannah 5,358 0.278 0 -86 38 Jack 8,399 0.416 2 -95
39 Audrey 5,347 0.277 -2 -254 39 Julian 8,365 0.415 6 329
40 Claire 5,207 0.270 9 380 40 Ryan 8,232 0.408 -1 -289
41 Eleanor 5,128 0.266 19 698 41 Jaxon 8,100 0.401 3 43
42 Skylar 5,113 0.265 0 -164 42 Levi 8,064 0.400 0 -232
43 Ellie 5,060 0.262 4 200 43 Nathan 7,970 0.395 -5 -611
44 Samantha 4,946 0.256 -4 -390 44 Caleb 7,950 0.394 -7 -839
45 Stella 4,925 0.255 6 136 45 Hunter 7,645 0.379 -4 -680
46 Paisley 4,858 0.252 -1 -216 46 Christian 7,617 0.377 -3 -566
47 Violet 4,858 0.252 3 48 47 Isaiah 7,499 0.372 2 -102
48 Mila 4,818 0.250 5 90 48 Thomas 7,338 0.364 3 166
49 Anna 4,775 0.248 -5 -350 49 Aaron 7,150 0.354 3 -2
50 Allison 4,770 0.247 -11 -573 50 Lincoln 7,114 0.353 16 1,122

 

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.