Most Popular Baby Names in 1998

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1998. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 1998, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Michael 36,616 Emily 26,185
2 Jacob 36,022 Hannah 21,374
3 Matthew 31,143 Samantha 20,193
4 Joshua 28,091 Sarah 19,892
5 Christopher 27,003 Ashley 19,873
6 Nicholas 26,633 Alexis 19,777
7 Brandon 23,830 Taylor 18,573
8 Tyler 23,712 Jessica 18,235
9 Andrew 23,662 Madison 17,786
10 Austin 23,477 Elizabeth 15,190
11 Joseph 23,184 Alyssa 13,709
12 Daniel 23,161 Kayla 13,422
13 David 20,888 Megan 13,255
14 William 20,834 Lauren 12,907
15 John 20,630 Rachel 12,206
16 Zachary 20,579 Victoria 12,147
17 Ryan 20,195 Brianna 12,047
18 James 19,687 Abigail 11,099
19 Anthony 19,633 Amanda 10,920
20 Justin 17,971 Jennifer 10,691
21 Jonathan 17,647 Olivia 10,610
22 Alexander 17,464 Emma 10,446
23 Robert 15,525 Morgan 10,217
24 Kyle 15,274 Nicole 9,911
25 Dylan 14,539 Brittany 9,843
26 Christian 14,519 Jasmine 9,484
27 Jordan 14,409 Alexandra 8,608
28 Samuel 13,910 Sydney 8,551
29 Noah 13,413 Stephanie 8,491
30 Benjamin 13,061 Rebecca 8,420
31 Thomas 12,885 Anna 8,381
32 Kevin 12,507 Julia 8,328
33 Jose 12,373 Katherine 8,205
34 Nathan 11,584 Destiny 8,153
35 Cameron 11,417 Kaitlyn 7,936
36 Hunter 11,078 Haley 7,935
37 Aaron 10,549 Amber 7,929
38 Ethan 10,533 Allison 7,861
39 Eric 9,964 Courtney 7,554
40 Jason 9,395 Natalie 7,546
41 Brian 9,143 Danielle 7,368
42 Caleb 9,028 Jordan 7,113
43 Cody 8,811 Maria 6,816
44 Logan 8,638 Mary 6,463
45 Adam 8,357 Savannah 6,463
46 Steven 8,114 Brooke 6,344
47 Connor 7,905 Gabrielle 6,201
48 Charles 7,847 Sara 6,008
49 Timothy 7,845 Shelby 5,893
50 Sean 7,713 Madeline 5,869
51 Jared 7,461 Sierra 5,840
52 Juan 7,362 Vanessa 5,830
53 Luis 7,199 Kimberly 5,721
54 Gabriel 7,066 Grace 5,720
55 Richard 6,955 Michelle 5,561
56 Alex 6,951 Kelsey 5,549
57 Patrick 6,733 Erin 5,471
58 Trevor 6,598 Katelyn 5,367
59 Isaiah 6,487 Melissa 5,354
60 Nathaniel 6,427 Bailey 5,196
61 Jack 6,374 Andrea 5,132
62 Devin 6,217 Mariah 5,085
63 Evan 6,083 Paige 4,975
64 Mark 5,892 Mackenzie 4,890
65 Isaac 5,857 Jenna 4,864
66 Elijah 5,662 Marissa 4,720
67 Chase 5,562 Tiffany 4,612
68 Jeremy 5,540 Sabrina 4,608
69 Carlos 5,479 Christina 4,533
70 Jesse 5,443 Hailey 4,472
71 Adrian 5,429 Makayla 4,365
72 Dakota 5,401 Cheyenne 4,328
73 Ian 5,353 Sophia 4,307
74 Bryan 5,308 Laura 4,297
75 Luke 5,284 Caroline 4,276
76 Jesus 5,216 Breanna 4,250
77 Cole 5,148 Autumn 4,208
78 Stephen 5,013 Caitlin 4,175
79 Antonio 4,942 Briana 4,152
80 Garrett 4,789 Miranda 4,142
81 Angel 4,772 Alexandria 4,008
82 Tanner 4,703 Mikayla 3,858
83 Mason 4,657 Diana 3,853
84 Spencer 4,619 Isabella 3,849
85 Blake 4,606 Cassandra 3,814
86 Kenneth 4,586 Kaylee 3,806
87 Seth 4,586 Chloe 3,793
88 Dalton 4,563 Katie 3,743
89 Paul 4,321 Kelly 3,703
90 Miguel 4,256 Kathryn 3,702
91 Jeffrey 4,188 Claire 3,641
92 Tristan 4,169 Erica 3,624
93 Lucas 4,091 Alexa 3,622
94 Bryce 4,053 Chelsea 3,518
95 Alejandro 4,043 Jacqueline 3,500
96 Marcus 4,014 Amy 3,485
97 Victor 3,996 Lindsey 3,465
98 Travis 3,924 Alicia 3,408
99 Brendan 3,878 Heather 3,397
100 Jackson 3,861 Angela 3,369
101 Bradley 3,796 Catherine 3,348
102 Jake 3,787 Kristen 3,348
103 Mitchell 3,623 Michaela 3,341
104 Taylor 3,581 Shannon 3,278
105 Edward 3,575 Monica 3,229
106 Colton 3,573 Faith 3,217
107 Jorge 3,463 Leah 3,215
108 Dustin 3,445 Molly 3,190
109 Gregory 3,429 Angelica 3,182
110 Derek 3,410 Crystal 3,174
111 Peter 3,388 Leslie 3,079
112 Alec 3,356 Jamie 3,065
113 Shawn 3,257 Cassidy 3,045
114 Jeremiah 3,223 Margaret 2,961
115 Corey 3,201 Caitlyn 2,937
116 Gavin 3,193 Gabriella 2,925
117 Joel 3,171 Kylie 2,879
118 Shane 3,166 Isabel 2,827
119 Devon 3,147 Jada 2,711
120 Dominic 3,098 Kaitlin 2,701
121 Vincent 3,098 Meghan 2,697
122 Colin 3,076 Zoe 2,692
123 Scott 3,062 Maya 2,685
124 Julian 3,053 Erika 2,672
125 George 3,044 Jade 2,657
126 Ricardo 3,044 Veronica 2,632
127 Grant 3,014 Cynthia 2,631
128 Riley 3,013 Jocelyn 2,581
129 Oscar 3,006 Gabriela 2,577
130 Collin 2,987 Mia 2,566
131 Xavier 2,931 Summer 2,558
132 Nicolas 2,920 Bethany 2,490
133 Brett 2,886 Esmeralda 2,477
134 Dillon 2,838 Adriana 2,475
135 Henry 2,799 Melanie 2,461
136 Maxwell 2,791 Daisy 2,449
137 Wyatt 2,722 Ariana 2,424
138 Malik 2,694 Angel 2,384
139 Francisco 2,692 Selena 2,278
140 Erik 2,676 Carly 2,264
141 Raymond 2,644 Ana 2,261
142 Parker 2,629 Mckenzie 2,243
143 Johnathan 2,591 Brittney 2,239
144 Cristian 2,565 Karina 2,235
145 Eduardo 2,485 Audrey 2,202
146 Omar 2,452 Dominique 2,159
147 Manuel 2,350 Ariel 2,150
148 Alexis 2,317 Valerie 2,142
149 Javier 2,309 Brenda 2,133
150 Clayton 2,265 Casey 2,103
151 Mario 2,261 Hayley 2,084
152 Wesley 2,242 Karen 2,073
153 Ivan 2,241 Lydia 2,068
154 Bailey 2,240 Kendra 2,035
155 Liam 2,209 Rebekah 2,030
156 Kaleb 2,194 Alejandra 2,020
157 Andres 2,178 Bianca 2,019
158 Levi 2,175 Jillian 2,015
159 Max 2,156 Desiree 1,999
160 Hayden 2,142 Hope 1,951
161 Alan 2,138 Lindsay 1,938
162 Darius 2,131 Madelyn 1,928
163 Brady 2,095 Holly 1,921
164 Cory 2,075 Diamond 1,918
165 Martin 2,067 Hanna 1,898
166 Fernando 2,056 Riley 1,877
167 Edgar 2,045 Arianna 1,841
168 Cesar 2,001 Julie 1,805
169 Gage 1,998 Lily 1,751
170 Casey 1,975 Rachael 1,744
171 Sergio 1,967 Kathleen 1,739
172 Roberto 1,960 Kiara 1,734
173 Chandler 1,952 Skylar 1,731
174 Harrison 1,903 Lillian 1,717
175 Dawson 1,895 Christine 1,715
176 Preston 1,891 Kara 1,712
177 Phillip 1,887 Jasmin 1,710
178 Frank 1,885 Evelyn 1,707
179 Owen 1,872 Claudia 1,706
180 Donald 1,861 Patricia 1,704
181 Marco 1,853 Cierra 1,687
182 Ronald 1,847 April 1,662
183 Trenton 1,830 Kennedy 1,658
184 Troy 1,821 Alexus 1,654
185 Hector 1,814 Raven 1,652
186 Chad 1,808 Allyson 1,650
187 Diego 1,807 Kendall 1,644
188 Drew 1,803 Alison 1,642
189 Carter 1,800 Tara 1,637
190 Keith 1,785 Naomi 1,630
191 Jakob 1,784 Adrianna 1,614
192 Conner 1,776 Kristina 1,612
193 Andre 1,767 Whitney 1,611
194 Derrick 1,755 Abby 1,608
195 Jonathon 1,737 Daniela 1,595
196 Aidan 1,703 Isabelle 1,591
197 Edwin 1,702 Jordyn 1,583
198 Sebastian 1,697 Cameron 1,565
199 Micah 1,692 Kyra 1,565
200 Pedro 1,672 Brooklyn 1,558
201 Dante 1,670 Ashlyn 1,548
202 Landon 1,643 Kirsten 1,547
203 Calvin 1,637 Alondra 1,536
204 Jalen 1,587 Mallory 1,525
205 Ruben 1,583 Natasha 1,521
206 Erick 1,577 Asia 1,509
207 Damian 1,567 Nancy 1,480
208 Abraham 1,543 Jazmin 1,479
209 Chance 1,542 Karla 1,472
210 Donovan 1,541 Katelynn 1,457
211 Trey 1,537 Kristin 1,447
212 Josiah 1,525 Mckenna 1,439
213 Emmanuel 1,504 Marisa 1,433
214 Philip 1,498 Tatiana 1,428
215 Griffin 1,491 Amelia 1,424
216 Johnny 1,486 Dana 1,424
217 Gerardo 1,473 Madeleine 1,424
218 Carson 1,471 Peyton 1,417
219 Jonah 1,465 Jazmine 1,403
220 Colby 1,456 Serena 1,401
221 Mathew 1,451 Delaney 1,400
222 Peyton 1,451 Aaliyah 1,399
223 Andy 1,447 Guadalupe 1,383
224 Armando 1,426 Mercedes 1,376
225 Giovanni 1,418 Tessa 1,376
226 Curtis 1,408 Kiana 1,371
227 Douglas 1,402 Payton 1,368
228 Jerry 1,398 Sandra 1,366
229 Rafael 1,386 Alexia 1,365
230 Skyler 1,384 Lisa 1,363
231 Trent 1,375 Nina 1,348
232 Raul 1,373 Sofia 1,346
233 Nolan 1,364 Tori 1,332
234 Zackary 1,345 Kylee 1,307
235 Gary 1,345 Katrina 1,297
236 Marcos 1,341 Cindy 1,293
237 Enrique 1,323 Bridget 1,287
238 Dennis 1,318 Mya 1,284
239 Allen 1,316 Priscilla 1,284
240 Jaime 1,294 Joanna 1,281
241 Zachery 1,291 Savanna 1,278
242 Marc 1,290 Giselle 1,255
243 Israel 1,279 Aubrey 1,252
244 Randy 1,276 Deanna 1,246
245 Brenden 1,267 Deja 1,244
246 Alberto 1,239 Dakota 1,243
247 Avery 1,237 Avery 1,242
248 Larry 1,208 Maggie 1,237
249 Brent 1,202 Kassandra 1,237
250 Julio 1,192 Ciara 1,232

Historical Data for Baby Names

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Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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