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SSA Most Popular Names of 2015

The list of Most Popular Names for 2015 as recorded by the Social Security Administration has been released.

The top 10 names are:

Rank Girls Boys
1 Emma Noah
2 Olivia Liam
3 Sophia Mason
4 Ava Jacob
5 Isabella William
6 Mia Ethan
7 Abigail James
8 Emily Alexander
9 Charlotte Michael
10 Harper Benjamin
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The top 3 most popular names for girls, and the top 6 for boys, remains unchanged from 2014 with Emma remaining the number one girls name and Noah the number one boys name.

On the girls side, Harper, who was not in the top 10 last year moved into the 10th position from the 11th, while Madison fell from the top 10 moving from the 9th position to the 11th.

For the boys, there was a switch in biblical names with last year's 10th place finisher Daniel swapping places with last year's 12th place finisher Benjamin, moving Daniel out of the top 10 and Benjamin in.

The 4th and 5th placed girls names swapped position from last year with Ava taking 4th place and Isabella moving down to 5th. Charlotte's popularity continues to rise, moving from the 10th to 9th position, no doubt in part due to the new little princess.

The 7th and 9th most popular boys names switched positions with James moving into the 7th slot while Michael slipped to the 9th.

Within the top 100 most popular girls names, the names that showed the greatest increase in ranking from 2014 to 2015 included Hazel, Aurora, Alexa, Quinn and Mila. For the boys it was Theodore, Ezra, Lincoln, Mateo and Grayson.

The greatest decrease in the top 100 was for the girls names Annabelle, Alexis, Alyssa, Arianna and Peyton. For the boys it was Ayden, Blake, Brandon, Jason and Evan.

Within the top 1000 most popular girls names, the names that showed the greatest increase in ranking from 2014 to 2015 included Alaia, Meilani, Aitana, Aislinn and Taya. For the boys it was Riaan, Huxley, Wilder, Jaziel and Canaan.

The greatest decrease in the top 1000 was for the girls names Anabella, Aranza, Anabelle, Kiley and Denise. For the boys it was Neymar, Brenden, Ulises, Jaydon and Zackary.

To see more details about the changes in name popularity from 2014 to 2015, visit our 2015 Popular Names page and select the Order that interests you on the Search Form.