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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 2018

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2018 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 18,688 1.012 0 -1,112 1 Liam 19,837 1.028 0 1,039
2 Olivia 17,921 0.971 0 -782 2 Noah 18,267 0.947 0 -143
3 Ava 14,924 0.808 0 -1,034 3 William 14,516 0.753 0 -451
4 Isabella 14,464 0.783 0 -716 4 James 13,525 0.701 0 -766
5 Sophia 13,928 0.754 0 -955 5 Oliver 13,389 0.694 4 196
6 Charlotte 12,940 0.701 1 3 6 Benjamin 13,381 0.694 0 -416
7 Mia 12,642 0.685 -1 -828 7 Elijah 12,886 0.668 1 -458
8 Amelia 12,301 0.666 0 468 8 Lucas 12,585 0.652 3 -411
9 Harper 10,582 0.573 2 95 9 Mason 12,435 0.645 -2 -1,114
10 Evelyn 10,376 0.562 -1 -336 10 Logan 12,352 0.640 -5 -1,662
11 Abigail 9,796 0.531 -1 -811 11 Alexander 11,989 0.622 2 -530
12 Emily 8,656 0.469 0 -1,125 12 Ethan 11,854 0.615 2 -585
13 Elizabeth 8,513 0.461 0 -442 13 Jacob 11,770 0.610 -3 -1,408
14 Mila 8,126 0.440 16 2,162 14 Michael 11,620 0.602 -2 -1,019
15 Ella 8,055 0.436 1 9 15 Daniel 11,173 0.579 0 -518
16 Avery 8,053 0.436 -2 -152 16 Henry 10,649 0.552 2 188
17 Sofia 7,621 0.413 -2 -539 17 Jackson 10,323 0.535 3 -76
18 Camila 7,473 0.405 5 707 18 Sebastian 10,054 0.521 5 -118
19 Aria 7,394 0.401 1 245 19 Aiden 9,979 0.517 -2 -1,324
20 Scarlett 7,182 0.389 -2 -520 20 Matthew 9,924 0.515 -4 -1,747
21 Victoria 7,089 0.384 -2 -203 21 Samuel 9,734 0.505 0 -661
22 Madison 7,036 0.381 -5 -839 22 David 9,697 0.503 0 -490
23 Luna 6,897 0.374 14 1,553 23 Joseph 9,555 0.495 -4 -882
24 Grace 6,724 0.364 -3 -316 24 Carter 9,312 0.483 0 -475
25 Chloe 6,626 0.359 -3 -318 25 Owen 9,288 0.482 3 -50
26 Penelope 6,474 0.351 -2 -178 26 Wyatt 9,127 0.473 -1 -561
27 Layla 6,468 0.350 -1 165 27 John 9,119 0.473 0 -367
28 Riley 5,976 0.324 -3 -377 28 Jack 8,834 0.458 7 380
29 Zoey 5,899 0.320 0 -146 29 Luke 8,577 0.445 1 -618
30 Nora 5,799 0.314 -2 -256 30 Jayden 8,553 0.443 -4 -981
31 Lily 5,706 0.309 2 -131 31 Dylan 8,549 0.443 -2 -746
32 Eleanor 5,694 0.308 3 157 32 Grayson 8,538 0.443 2 -141
33 Hannah 5,629 0.305 -1 -278 33 Levi 8,440 0.438 4 22
34 Lillian 5,534 0.300 -7 -626 34 Isaac 8,417 0.436 -2 -434
35 Addison 5,203 0.282 -1 -413 35 Gabriel 8,335 0.432 -4 -796
36 Aubrey 5,190 0.281 -5 -721 36 Julian 8,307 0.431 0 -115
37 Ellie 5,190 0.281 7 185 37 Mateo 8,169 0.424 5 412
38 Stella 5,121 0.277 4 66 38 Anthony 8,003 0.415 -5 -830
39 Natalie 5,095 0.276 -3 -439 39 Jaxon 7,701 0.399 5 28
40 Zoe 5,062 0.274 1 -96 40 Lincoln 7,368 0.382 1 -811
41 Leah 4,995 0.271 -1 -180 41 Joshua 7,364 0.382 -2 -920
42 Hazel 4,916 0.266 1 -107 42 Christopher 7,261 0.376 -4 -1,024
43 Violet 4,794 0.260 4 75 43 Andrew 7,234 0.375 -3 -1,017
44 Aurora 4,785 0.259 7 194 44 Theodore 7,020 0.364 18 1,070
45 Savannah 4,745 0.257 -7 -493 45 Caleb 6,929 0.359 5 -196
46 Audrey 4,662 0.253 0 -163 46 Ryan 6,905 0.358 -3 -769
47 Brooklyn 4,611 0.250 -8 -575 47 Asher 6,802 0.353 12 772
48 Bella 4,518 0.245 2 -120 48 Nathan 6,790 0.352 -3 -628
49 Claire 4,379 0.237 0 -314 49 Thomas 6,779 0.351 0 -383
50 Skylar 4,378 0.237 -2 -340 50 Leo 6,719 0.348 11 769

 

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.