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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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2015
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Emma 19,414 1.011 0 -1,001 1 Noah 19,015 0.947 0 -579
2 Olivia 19,246 1.002 0 -392 2 Liam 18,138 0.903 0 -192
3 Ava 16,237 0.845 1 -103 3 William 15,668 0.780 2 -195
4 Sophia 16,070 0.837 -1 -1,311 4 Mason 15,192 0.756 -1 -1,399
5 Isabella 14,722 0.767 0 -852 5 James 14,776 0.736 2 3
6 Mia 14,366 0.748 0 -505 6 Benjamin 14,569 0.725 4 899
7 Charlotte 13,030 0.678 2 1,649 7 Jacob 14,416 0.718 -3 -1,498
8 Abigail 11,699 0.609 -1 -672 8 Michael 13,998 0.697 1 -398
9 Emily 10,926 0.569 -1 -840 9 Elijah 13,764 0.685 2 171
10 Harper 10,733 0.559 0 450 10 Ethan 13,758 0.685 -4 -1,291
11 Amelia 10,702 0.557 1 864 11 Alexander 13,321 0.663 -3 -1,186
12 Evelyn 10,060 0.524 3 708 12 Oliver 12,975 0.646 7 1,340
13 Elizabeth 9,493 0.494 0 -210 13 Daniel 12,839 0.639 -1 -625
14 Sofia 9,134 0.476 0 -547 14 Lucas 12,838 0.639 2 553
15 Madison 8,982 0.468 -4 -1,090 15 Matthew 12,551 0.625 0 -166
16 Avery 8,733 0.455 0 -597 16 Aiden 12,158 0.605 -3 -1,271
17 Ella 7,866 0.410 1 -16 17 Jackson 11,210 0.558 0 -1,032
18 Scarlett 7,680 0.400 4 559 18 Logan 11,200 0.558 -4 -1,697
19 Grace 7,531 0.392 0 -99 19 David 11,028 0.549 -1 -738
20 Chloe 7,410 0.386 -3 -497 20 Joseph 10,823 0.539 1 -618
21 Victoria 7,267 0.378 -1 -333 21 Samuel 10,492 0.522 2 -340
22 Riley 7,110 0.370 13 1,390 22 Henry 10,323 0.514 7 166
23 Aria 6,904 0.359 6 512 23 Owen 10,249 0.510 13 666
24 Lily 6,558 0.341 1 -86 24 Sebastian 10,249 0.510 11 648
25 Aubrey 6,507 0.339 -4 -869 25 Gabriel 10,142 0.505 -3 -697
26 Zoey 6,414 0.334 -3 -513 26 Carter 10,134 0.504 -2 -627
27 Penelope 6,367 0.332 7 431 27 Jayden 10,063 0.501 -7 -1,455
28 Lillian 6,333 0.330 -2 -264 28 John 9,952 0.495 -2 -408
29 Addison 6,295 0.328 -5 -411 29 Luke 9,930 0.494 -1 -325
30 Layla 6,234 0.325 0 -80 30 Anthony 9,815 0.489 -5 -781
31 Natalie 6,156 0.321 -4 -334 31 Isaac 9,671 0.481 0 -264
32 Camila 6,036 0.314 10 765 32 Dylan 9,657 0.481 -5 -610
33 Hannah 5,976 0.311 -5 -422 33 Wyatt 9,514 0.474 1 -121
34 Brooklyn 5,922 0.308 -3 -369 34 Andrew 9,324 0.464 -4 -756
35 Zoe 5,706 0.297 -2 -326 35 Joshua 9,138 0.455 -2 -629
36 Nora 5,561 0.290 5 247 36 Christopher 9,020 0.449 -4 -768
37 Leah 5,380 0.280 -1 -226 37 Grayson 8,622 0.429 10 735
38 Savannah 5,336 0.278 0 -101 38 Jack 8,367 0.416 2 -121
39 Audrey 5,330 0.278 -2 -270 39 Julian 8,333 0.415 6 304
40 Claire 5,190 0.270 9 367 40 Ryan 8,215 0.409 -1 -296
41 Eleanor 5,100 0.266 19 676 41 Jaxon 8,054 0.401 3 9
42 Skylar 5,099 0.265 1 -172 42 Levi 8,009 0.399 0 -271
43 Ellie 5,045 0.263 4 190 43 Nathan 7,933 0.395 -5 -632
44 Samantha 4,924 0.256 -4 -407 44 Caleb 7,914 0.394 -7 -861
45 Stella 4,912 0.256 6 126 45 Hunter 7,613 0.379 -4 -703
46 Paisley 4,839 0.252 -1 -230 46 Christian 7,584 0.378 -3 -584
47 Violet 4,837 0.252 3 32 47 Isaiah 7,454 0.371 2 -129
48 Mila 4,802 0.250 5 78 48 Thomas 7,309 0.364 3 150
49 Allison 4,762 0.248 -10 -580 49 Aaron 7,118 0.354 3 -26
50 Alexa 4,760 0.248 -18 -1,289 50 Lincoln 7,076 0.352 16 1,094

 

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.