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SSA Most Popular Names of 2017

Hot off the presses!

The Most Popular U.S. Baby Names list for 2017 has been released by the Social Security Administration.

So who came out on top?

Rank Girls Boys
1 Emma Liam
2 Olivia Noah
3 Ava William
4 Isabella James
5 Sophia Logan
6 Mia Benjamin
7 Charlotte Mason
8 Amelia Elijah
9 Evelyn Oliver
10 Abigail Jacob
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Staying in the number one spot this year as the most popular U.S. girls name is Emma.

For the girls, 2nd place Olivia, 3rd place Ava, 6th place Mia and 7th place Charlotte remained unchanged.

Whereas, Isabella moved from 5th place to 4th, Sophia moved from 4th place to 5th, entering the top 10 Amelia moved from 11th place to 8th, entering the top 10 Evelyn moved from 12th place to 9th and Abigail moved from 8th place to 10th.

Falling out of the top 10, Harper dropped from 10th place to 11th and Emily dropped from 9th place to 12th.

After spending three years at number two, Liam takes the number one spot, as the most popular U.S. boys name.

On the boys list, 3rd place William and 6th place Benjamin didn't change rank.

On the flip side, Noah moved from 1st place to 2nd, James moved from 5th place to 4th, entering the top 10 Logan moved from 18th place to 5th, Mason moved from 4th place to 7th, Elijah moved from 9th place to 8th, entering the top 10 Oliver moved from 12th place to 9th and Jacob moved from 7th place to 10th.

Leaving the top 10, Michael dropped from 8th place to 12th and Ethan dropped from 10th place to 14th.

Within the top 100 most popular girls names, the names that showed the greatest increase in ranking from 2016 to 2017 included Nova, Luna, Bella, Emilia and Kinsley. For the boys it was Maverick, Ezekiel, Jameson, Theodore and Mateo.

The greatest decrease in the top 100 was for the girls names Arianna, Alexa, Mackenzie, Kaylee and Ariana. For the boys it was Gavin, Evan, Jace, Cooper and Brayden.

Within the top 1000 most popular girls names, the names that showed the greatest increase in ranking from 2016 to 2017 included Ensley, Oaklynn, Dream, Oaklyn and Melania. For the boys it was Wells, Kairo, Caspian, Colson and Nova.

The greatest decrease in the top 1000 was for the girls names Jayden, Jessa, Tenley, Aryanna and Miah. For the boys it was Chad, Nickolas, Maximo, London and Coen.

Overall for girls, the names that showed the greatest increase in ranking from 2016 to 2017 included Wynonna, Sevynn, Oshun, Niralya and Kaari. For the boys it was Maui, Miliano, Vegas, Hendrixx and Joriel.

The greatest decrease overall was for the girls names Laycie, Yliana, Rickie, Vivica and Tessla. For the boys it was Layson, Parish, Thomson, Makana and Yadir.

To see more details about the changes in name popularity from 2016 to 2017, visit our 2017 Popular Names page and select the Order that interests you on the Search Form.