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SSA Most Popular Names of 2018

The results are in!

The Social Security Administration has released the Most Popular U.S. Baby Names data for 2018.

So what names made the top 10?

Rank Girls Boys
1 Emma Liam
2 Olivia Noah
3 Ava William
4 Isabella James
5 Sophia Oliver
6 Charlotte Benjamin
7 Mia Elijah
8 Amelia Lucas
9 Harper Mason
10 Evelyn Logan
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Holding firm from 2017, Emma remains the number one most popular girls name in the U.S.

On the girls list, 2nd place Olivia, 3rd place Ava, 4th place Isabella, 5th place Sophia and 8th place Amelia didn't change rank.

On the flip side, Charlotte moved from 7th place to 6th, Mia moved from 6th place to 7th, entering the top 10 Harper moved from 11th place to 9th and Evelyn moved from 9th place to 10th.

Leaving the top 10, Abigail dropped from 10th place to 11th.

For another year, Liam finds itself the most popular boys name in the U.S.

On the boys side, 2nd place Noah, 3rd place William, 4th place James and 6th place Benjamin stayed in place.

However, Oliver moved from 9th place to 5th, Elijah moved from 8th place to 7th, entering the top 10 Lucas moved from 11th place to 8th, Mason moved from 7th place to 9th and Logan moved from 5th place to 10th.

Falling from the top 10, Jacob dropped from 10th place to 13th.

Between 2017 and 2018 the names within the top 100 most popular girls names, that increased in ranking the most were Nova, Everly, Emery, Ivy and Isla. For the boys it was Theodore, Carson, Asher, Maverick and Miles.

The greatest decrease in the top 100 was for the girls names Alexa, Sadie, Adeline, Kaylee and Madelyn. For the boys it was Aaron, Brayden, Cameron, Jordan and Jason.

Between 2017 and 2018 the names within the top 1000 most popular girls names, that increased in ranking the most were Meghan, Dior, Adalee, Palmer and Oaklynn. For the boys it was Genesis, Saint, Baker, Kairo and Watson.

The greatest decrease in the top 1000 was for the girls names Marissa, Elsa, Kenley, Kadence and Guadalupe. For the boys it was Harper, Maxton, Trent, Blaine and Braydon.

Between 2017 and 2018 the names overall for girls, that increased in ranking the most were Maleni, Keysi, Tatiyana, Javiah and Rhiyan. For the boys it was Nahmir, Nihit, Tyshon, Deluca and Kaelum.

The greatest decrease overall was for the girls names Darleth, Maneh, Madysyn, Raidyn and Niharika. For the boys it was Thierno, Zyron, Neizan, Zailyn and Franko.

To see more details about the changes in name popularity from 2017 to 2018, visit our 2018 Popular Names page and select the Order that interests you on the Search Form.