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

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration. Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year. Look at the 2015 rankings and the changes from 2014 in ranking and number to predict popularity rankings for 2015.
* If Year is set to 'All', Compare To may only be set to 2015 and Order By defaults to Number High to Low.
** If Compare To year is not Year-1, Top may only be set to 100.

 

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2015 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
  Change from
2014
  Change from
2014
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Emma 20,355 1.052 0 -531 1 Noah 19,511 0.963 0 282
2 Olivia 19,553 1.010 0 -208 2 Liam 18,281 0.902 0 -140
3 Sophia 17,327 0.895 0 -1,236 3 Mason 16,535 0.816 0 -622
4 Ava 16,286 0.842 1 626 4 Jacob 15,816 0.780 0 -996
5 Isabella 15,504 0.801 -1 -1,523 5 William 15,809 0.780 0 -967
6 Mia 14,820 0.766 0 1,336 6 Ethan 14,991 0.740 0 -700
7 Abigail 12,311 0.636 1 262 7 James 14,705 0.726 2 322
8 Emily 11,727 0.606 -1 -895 8 Alexander 14,460 0.713 0 -902
9 Charlotte 11,332 0.586 1 1,238 9 Michael 14,321 0.707 -2 -1,079
10 Harper 10,241 0.529 1 640 10 Benjamin 13,608 0.671 2 -153
11 Madison 10,038 0.519 -2 -253 11 Elijah 13,511 0.667 0 -252
12 Amelia 9,795 0.506 3 1,025 12 Daniel 13,408 0.662 -2 -479
13 Elizabeth 9,656 0.499 1 119 13 Aiden 13,378 0.660 1 13
14 Sofia 9,650 0.499 -2 74 14 Logan 12,862 0.635 -1 -753
15 Evelyn 9,313 0.481 1 579 15 Matthew 12,648 0.624 1 -218
16 Avery 9,298 0.480 -3 -254 16 Lucas 12,246 0.604 3 114
17 Chloe 7,884 0.407 1 -623 17 Jackson 12,182 0.601 0 -1
18 Ella 7,852 0.406 -1 -673 18 David 11,691 0.577 0 -468
19 Grace 7,589 0.392 2 -13 19 Oliver 11,592 0.572 13 2,181
20 Victoria 7,575 0.391 -1 -406 20 Jayden 11,475 0.566 -5 -1,448
21 Aubrey 7,357 0.380 -1 -259 21 Joseph 11,375 0.561 -1 -705
22 Scarlett 7,100 0.367 8 1,106 22 Gabriel 10,782 0.532 2 -99
23 Zoey 6,900 0.357 -1 -484 23 Samuel 10,733 0.530 0 -215
24 Addison 6,683 0.345 0 -291 24 Carter 10,727 0.529 3 80
25 Lily 6,617 0.342 2 -143 25 Anthony 10,564 0.521 -4 -974
26 Lillian 6,571 0.340 -1 -327 26 John 10,303 0.508 0 -356
27 Natalie 6,466 0.334 -4 -623 27 Dylan 10,232 0.505 2 -162
28 Hannah 6,372 0.329 0 -179 28 Luke 10,219 0.504 0 -261
29 Aria 6,371 0.329 2 459 29 Henry 10,112 0.499 4 706
30 Layla 6,289 0.325 -1 -153 30 Andrew 10,027 0.495 -8 -1,097
31 Brooklyn 6,268 0.324 -5 -523 31 Isaac 9,878 0.487 0 -60
32 Alexa 6,029 0.312 31 1,786 32 Christopher 9,742 0.481 -2 -580
33 Zoe 5,995 0.310 -1 138 33 Joshua 9,720 0.480 -8 -1,123
34 Penelope 5,921 0.306 8 843 34 Wyatt 9,597 0.473 5 750
35 Riley 5,707 0.295 12 925 35 Sebastian 9,569 0.472 -1 288
36 Leah 5,585 0.289 -1 -5 36 Owen 9,549 0.471 0 414
37 Audrey 5,581 0.288 -1 26 37 Caleb 8,727 0.431 -2 -460
38 Savannah 5,413 0.280 1 -42 38 Nathan 8,530 0.421 0 -407
39 Allison 5,329 0.275 -1 -127 39 Ryan 8,474 0.418 -2 -582
40 Samantha 5,304 0.274 -7 -405 40 Jack 8,456 0.417 1 -270
41 Nora 5,301 0.274 8 570 41 Hunter 8,284 0.409 -1 -507
42 Skylar 5,258 0.272 6 501 42 Levi 8,236 0.406 3 223
43 Camila 5,257 0.272 -2 46 43 Christian 8,127 0.401 -1 -302
44 Anna 5,094 0.263 -10 -569 44 Jaxon 8,015 0.395 2 340
45 Paisley 5,056 0.261 8 567 45 Julian 8,003 0.395 2 355
46 Ariana 4,933 0.255 -9 -545 46 Landon 7,896 0.390 -3 -309
47 Ellie 4,838 0.250 8 370 47 Grayson 7,852 0.387 16 1,296
48 Aaliyah 4,836 0.250 -3 -35 48 Jonathan 7,577 0.374 -4 -498
49 Claire 4,805 0.248 -5 -202 49 Isaiah 7,528 0.371 -1 -55
50 Violet 4,779 0.247 17 607 50 Charles 7,125 0.352 1 -190

 

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.