SSA Most Popular Names of 2016
Hot off the presses!
The Most Popular U.S. Baby Names list for 2016 has been released by the Social Security Administration.
So who came out on top?
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For another year, Emma finds itself the most popular girls name in the U.S.
Holding firm from 2015, Noah remains the number one most popular boys name in the U.S.
On the boys list, 2nd place Liam didn't change rank.
On the flip side, William moved from 5th place to 3rd, Mason moved from 3rd place to 4th, James moved from 7th place to 5th, Benjamin moved from 10th place to 6th, Jacob moved from 4th place to 7th, Michael moved from 9th place to 8th, entering the top 10 Elijah moved from 11th place to 9th and Ethan moved from 6th place to 10th.
Leaving the top 10, Alexander dropped from 8th place to 11th.
Within the top 100 most popular girls names, Adeline, Luna, Kinsley, Eleanor and Quinn experienced the largest increase in ranking from 2015 to 2016. For the boys it was Bryson, Mateo, Leo, Lincoln and Theodore.
Within the top 1000 most popular girls names, Kehlani, Royalty, Saoirse, Ophelia and Aitana experienced the largest increase in ranking from 2015 to 2016. For the boys it was Kylo, Creed, Benicio, Adonis and Fox.
To see more details about the changes in name popularity from 2015 to 2016, visit our 2016 Popular Names page and select the Order that interests you on the Search Form.