Most Popular Baby Names in 2005

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2005. 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 2005, 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 Jacob 25,837 Emily 23,944
2 Michael 23,819 Emma 20,348
3 Joshua 23,259 Madison 19,571
4 Matthew 21,470 Abigail 15,751
5 Ethan 21,314 Olivia 15,694
6 Andrew 20,736 Isabella 15,190
7 Daniel 20,216 Hannah 14,849
8 Anthony 19,381 Samantha 13,638
9 Joseph 19,224 Ava 13,605
10 Christopher 19,169 Ashley 13,274
11 William 19,054 Elizabeth 12,733
12 Alexander 18,124 Sophia 12,673
13 David 18,123 Alexis 11,973
14 Ryan 17,985 Grace 11,864
15 Nicholas 17,074 Sarah 11,538
16 Tyler 16,987 Alyssa 10,891
17 James 16,138 Mia 10,844
18 John 15,774 Natalie 10,740
19 Jonathan 14,440 Chloe 9,596
20 Nathan 14,359 Brianna 9,370
21 Samuel 14,254 Lauren 9,247
22 Christian 14,207 Anna 9,103
23 Noah 13,896 Ella 9,067
24 Dylan 13,777 Taylor 8,672
25 Benjamin 13,577 Kayla 8,619
26 Logan 13,473 Hailey 8,589
27 Brandon 12,945 Jessica 8,114
28 Gabriel 12,758 Victoria 7,958
29 Zachary 12,288 Jasmine 7,867
30 Jose 12,064 Sydney 7,376
31 Elijah 11,609 Julia 7,087
32 Angel 10,986 Destiny 6,892
33 Kevin 10,912 Morgan 6,749
34 Jack 10,904 Kaitlyn 6,521
35 Caleb 10,894 Savannah 6,482
36 Justin 10,513 Katherine 6,391
37 Robert 10,164 Alexandra 6,317
38 Austin 10,111 Rachel 6,214
39 Evan 10,106 Lily 6,089
40 Thomas 10,038 Kaylee 5,870
41 Luke 10,011 Megan 5,856
42 Mason 9,769 Jennifer 5,836
43 Aidan 9,758 Angelina 5,812
44 Jackson 9,579 Makayla 5,725
45 Isaiah 9,522 Allison 5,634
46 Jordan 9,397 Maria 5,596
47 Gavin 9,339 Brooke 5,570
48 Connor 9,320 Trinity 5,452
49 Isaac 9,124 Faith 5,254
50 Aiden 9,083 Lillian 5,213
51 Jason 8,612 Mackenzie 5,197
52 Cameron 8,572 Sofia 5,162
53 Hunter 8,511 Haley 5,127
54 Jayden 8,260 Riley 5,125
55 Juan 8,230 Gabrielle 5,017
56 Charles 7,929 Nicole 4,989
57 Aaron 7,805 Kylie 4,969
58 Lucas 7,576 Zoe 4,963
59 Luis 7,465 Katelyn 4,928
60 Owen 7,168 Paige 4,906
61 Landon 7,110 Gabriella 4,822
62 Diego 6,939 Jenna 4,794
63 Brian 6,919 Kimberly 4,751
64 Adam 6,842 Stephanie 4,700
65 Adrian 6,725 Andrea 4,671
66 Eric 6,696 Alexa 4,664
67 Nathaniel 6,687 Avery 4,654
68 Ian 6,686 Leah 4,596
69 Kyle 6,686 Nevaeh 4,556
70 Carlos 6,562 Madeline 4,528
71 Alex 6,485 Evelyn 4,487
72 Bryan 6,454 Mary 4,463
73 Jesus 6,376 Maya 4,430
74 Julian 6,115 Michelle 4,312
75 Sean 5,996 Sara 4,280
76 Hayden 5,916 Jada 4,264
77 Carter 5,899 Audrey 4,136
78 Jeremiah 5,843 Brooklyn 4,131
79 Cole 5,586 Amanda 4,094
80 Brayden 5,512 Vanessa 4,093
81 Wyatt 5,356 Rebecca 4,013
82 Chase 5,198 Ariana 3,979
83 Steven 5,077 Caroline 3,973
84 Timothy 5,031 Amelia 3,908
85 Dominic 4,992 Mariah 3,841
86 Sebastian 4,954 Jordan 3,694
87 Xavier 4,875 Jocelyn 3,681
88 Jaden 4,849 Arianna 3,672
89 Jesse 4,744 Isabel 3,611
90 Devin 4,715 Autumn 3,601
91 Seth 4,712 Marissa 3,592
92 Antonio 4,692 Melanie 3,495
93 Miguel 4,675 Aaliyah 3,458
94 Richard 4,667 Gracie 3,371
95 Colin 4,532 Claire 3,293
96 Cody 4,529 Isabelle 3,283
97 Alejandro 4,478 Molly 3,214
98 Caden 4,438 Mya 3,206
99 Blake 4,417 Katie 3,167
100 Kaden 4,364 Diana 3,156
101 Carson 4,354 Amber 3,145
102 Henry 4,178 Danielle 3,134
103 Jake 4,153 Leslie 3,122
104 Liam 4,151 Melissa 3,084
105 Victor 4,139 Sierra 3,047
106 Riley 4,110 Addison 3,023
107 Ashton 4,067 Madelyn 3,020
108 Patrick 4,044 Bailey 2,991
109 Bryce 3,903 Catherine 2,984
110 Brady 3,781 Gianna 2,962
111 Vincent 3,745 Amy 2,955
112 Trevor 3,681 Erin 2,907
113 Tristan 3,591 Jade 2,897
114 Mark 3,528 Angela 2,894
115 Jeremy 3,485 Gabriela 2,865
116 Marcus 3,472 Jacqueline 2,849
117 Oscar 3,459 Shelby 2,839
118 Jorge 3,440 Kennedy 2,826
119 Parker 3,403 Lydia 2,775
120 Kaleb 3,393 Alondra 2,721
121 Cooper 3,392 Adriana 2,706
122 Kenneth 3,368 Daniela 2,652
123 Joel 3,271 Natalia 2,652
124 Garrett 3,262 Breanna 2,639
125 Josiah 3,258 Kathryn 2,575
126 Ivan 3,238 Briana 2,542
127 Conner 3,206 Ashlyn 2,539
128 Alan 3,204 Rylee 2,521
129 Eduardo 3,180 Eva 2,473
130 Paul 3,140 Ruby 2,470
131 Tanner 3,075 Peyton 2,462
132 Alexis 3,049 Kendall 2,456
133 Braden 3,046 Alexandria 2,453
134 Edward 2,971 Christina 2,452
135 Omar 2,966 Charlotte 2,444
136 Nicolas 2,965 Sophie 2,440
137 Jared 2,922 Valeria 2,429
138 Peyton 2,842 Reagan 2,425
139 George 2,823 Naomi 2,420
140 Maxwell 2,809 Summer 2,410
141 Levi 2,746 Kate 2,404
142 Cristian 2,745 Mikayla 2,394
143 Stephen 2,743 Angel 2,388
144 Francisco 2,742 Layla 2,383
145 Collin 2,732 Miranda 2,357
146 Preston 2,728 Ana 2,354
147 Ayden 2,722 Laura 2,352
148 Dakota 2,720 Alicia 2,343
149 Nolan 2,718 Ciara 2,323
150 Micah 2,711 Daisy 2,323
151 Gage 2,702 Margaret 2,311
152 Eli 2,687 Zoey 2,274
153 Manuel 2,665 Aubrey 2,264
154 Grant 2,658 Skylar 2,241
155 Colton 2,657 Genesis 2,224
156 Damian 2,629 Kylee 2,198
157 Ricardo 2,626 Courtney 2,195
158 Giovanni 2,600 Payton 2,184
159 Emmanuel 2,575 Kiara 2,149
160 Andres 2,573 Alexia 2,125
161 Peter 2,552 Jillian 2,121
162 Malachi 2,550 Lindsey 2,094
163 Cesar 2,519 Mckenzie 2,078
164 Javier 2,500 Karen 2,064
165 Max 2,495 Mariana 2,061
166 Shane 2,459 Giselle 2,057
167 Hector 2,458 Valerie 2,034
168 Edgar 2,453 Serenity 1,987
169 Ty 2,450 Sabrina 1,979
170 Fernando 2,440 Alana 1,973
171 Jeffrey 2,424 Cheyenne 1,966
172 Derek 2,419 Lucy 1,963
173 Bradley 2,409 Kelsey 1,960
174 Shawn 2,367 Sadie 1,953
175 Travis 2,366 Kelly 1,952
176 Brendan 2,360 Juliana 1,948
177 Spencer 2,315 Bianca 1,925
178 Edwin 2,303 Nadia 1,922
179 Mario 2,299 Kyra 1,912
180 Dalton 2,255 Lilly 1,907
181 Erick 2,243 Jasmin 1,905
182 Johnathan 2,242 Caitlyn 1,898
183 Erik 2,228 Hope 1,891
184 Jonah 2,222 Ellie 1,889
185 Donovan 2,184 Cassandra 1,867
186 Leonardo 2,145 Jazmin 1,865
187 Elias 2,116 Crystal 1,855
188 Marco 2,115 Jordyn 1,844
189 Wesley 2,112 Cassidy 1,833
190 Trenton 2,102 Delaney 1,828
191 Devon 2,097 Liliana 1,795
192 Abraham 2,045 Angelica 1,788
193 Brody 2,034 Caitlin 1,778
194 Jaylen 1,998 Kyla 1,770
195 Bryson 1,980 Adrianna 1,768
196 Raymond 1,965 Tiffany 1,766
197 Josue 1,951 Jayla 1,765
198 Drew 1,950 Abby 1,754
199 Sergio 1,949 Carly 1,748
200 Damien 1,937 Chelsea 1,734
201 Andy 1,923 Camila 1,719
202 Gregory 1,901 Erica 1,717
203 Dillon 1,897 Karla 1,716
204 Roberto 1,877 Makenzie 1,714
205 Roman 1,863 Paris 1,693
206 Martin 1,835 Veronica 1,681
207 Andre 1,827 Cadence 1,669
208 Jace 1,797 Bella 1,664
209 Oliver 1,793 Brenda 1,660
210 Miles 1,755 Mckenna 1,657
211 Harrison 1,717 Maggie 1,656
212 Jalen 1,708 Karina 1,630
213 Corey 1,703 Makenna 1,619
214 Dominick 1,689 Esmeralda 1,618
215 Avery 1,662 Julianna 1,618
216 Clayton 1,662 Erika 1,616
217 Israel 1,654 Elena 1,604
218 Pedro 1,645 Jamie 1,598
219 Calvin 1,618 Mallory 1,586
220 Colby 1,603 Alejandra 1,583
221 Dawson 1,600 Cynthia 1,573
222 Taylor 1,576 Ariel 1,567
223 Cayden 1,573 Vivian 1,559
224 Jaiden 1,565 Jayden 1,519
225 Landen 1,536 Amaya 1,513
226 Troy 1,525 Dakota 1,513
227 Julio 1,516 Bethany 1,504
228 Rafael 1,491 Elise 1,494
229 Trey 1,491 Josephine 1,490
230 Jaxon 1,488 Haylee 1,483
231 Frank 1,480 Aniyah 1,481
232 Dustin 1,476 Keira 1,467
233 Scott 1,474 Aliyah 1,461
234 Ruben 1,465 Laila 1,452
235 Camden 1,463 Camryn 1,442
236 Mitchell 1,447 Fatima 1,422
237 Zane 1,434 Reese 1,413
238 Payton 1,429 Monica 1,409
239 Kai 1,412 Annabelle 1,405
240 Skyler 1,403 Lindsay 1,398
241 Johnny 1,394 Kira 1,390
242 Keegan 1,390 Selena 1,379
243 Brett 1,389 Macy 1,368
244 Griffin 1,375 Hanna 1,342
245 Derrick 1,372 Heaven 1,334
246 Marcos 1,360 Katrina 1,328
247 Drake 1,336 Clara 1,326
248 Raul 1,332 Jazmine 1,313
249 Braxton 1,316 Jadyn 1,312
250 Kaiden 1,315 Stella 1,308

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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