Most Popular Baby Names in 2006

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2006. 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 2006, 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 24,850 Emily 21,409
2 Michael 22,640 Emma 19,120
3 Joshua 22,326 Madison 18,628
4 Ethan 20,518 Isabella 18,227
5 Matthew 20,332 Ava 16,940
6 Daniel 20,069 Abigail 15,630
7 Andrew 19,724 Olivia 15,501
8 Christopher 19,684 Hannah 14,547
9 Anthony 19,408 Sophia 13,501
10 William 18,961 Samantha 12,465
11 Joseph 18,452 Elizabeth 12,432
12 Alexander 18,228 Ashley 12,348
13 David 17,645 Mia 12,024
14 Ryan 16,428 Alexis 11,234
15 Noah 16,336 Sarah 11,153
16 James 16,243 Grace 10,973
17 Nicholas 15,669 Natalie 10,949
18 Tyler 15,542 Chloe 10,402
19 John 15,170 Alyssa 10,174
20 Logan 15,148 Brianna 9,366
21 Christian 14,479 Ella 9,209
22 Jonathan 14,376 Anna 8,603
23 Nathan 14,275 Taylor 8,562
24 Benjamin 13,759 Lauren 8,497
25 Samuel 13,637 Hailey 8,422
26 Dylan 13,168 Kayla 8,224
27 Brandon 12,678 Victoria 7,650
28 Gabriel 12,538 Addison 7,620
29 Elijah 12,048 Jasmine 7,519
30 Angel 11,597 Savannah 7,091
31 Jose 11,597 Julia 6,883
32 Aiden 11,588 Jessica 6,813
33 Zachary 11,009 Lily 6,768
34 Caleb 10,996 Sydney 6,515
35 Jackson 10,895 Morgan 6,492
36 Jack 10,837 Destiny 6,309
37 Kevin 10,778 Katherine 6,294
38 Gavin 10,478 Lillian 6,233
39 Isaiah 10,456 Alexa 6,111
40 Mason 10,411 Alexandra 6,100
41 Austin 10,290 Kaitlyn 6,074
42 Evan 10,129 Kaylee 5,994
43 Luke 10,085 Nevaeh 5,949
44 Aidan 10,035 Brooke 5,746
45 Justin 9,970 Makayla 5,648
46 Jordan 9,931 Maria 5,600
47 Robert 9,903 Allison 5,562
48 Isaac 9,677 Rachel 5,532
49 Jayden 9,624 Angelina 5,525
50 Landon 9,572 Gabriella 5,372
51 Thomas 9,510 Jennifer 5,267
52 Cameron 8,855 Avery 5,250
53 Connor 8,672 Mackenzie 5,205
54 Hunter 8,572 Zoe 5,153
55 Jason 8,451 Sofia 5,079
56 Diego 8,402 Riley 5,056
57 Aaron 8,300 Maya 5,047
58 Owen 8,172 Kimberly 5,007
59 Lucas 8,136 Andrea 5,005
60 Charles 8,013 Megan 4,944
61 Juan 7,938 Katelyn 4,886
62 Luis 7,921 Faith 4,864
63 Adrian 7,382 Gabrielle 4,844
64 Adam 6,798 Trinity 4,837
65 Julian 6,794 Evelyn 4,750
66 Bryan 6,696 Kylie 4,719
67 Alex 6,670 Brooklyn 4,716
68 Sean 6,639 Leah 4,653
69 Nathaniel 6,625 Audrey 4,647
70 Jeremiah 6,544 Stephanie 4,508
71 Carlos 6,543 Madeline 4,477
72 Brian 6,508 Sara 4,406
73 Hayden 6,467 Jocelyn 4,369
74 Jesus 6,456 Nicole 4,320
75 Carter 6,432 Haley 4,297
76 Sebastian 6,285 Arianna 4,290
77 Eric 6,230 Paige 4,265
78 Xavier 6,181 Ariana 4,233
79 Brayden 6,157 Vanessa 4,167
80 Ian 6,153 Mary 4,095
81 Kyle 6,150 Michelle 4,087
82 Wyatt 5,835 Mariah 4,073
83 Chase 5,745 Amelia 4,064
84 Cole 5,638 Isabelle 4,041
85 Dominic 5,574 Melanie 4,034
86 Tristan 5,412 Claire 4,013
87 Carson 5,011 Isabel 4,008
88 Jaden 4,947 Jenna 3,941
89 Miguel 4,901 Caroline 3,788
90 Steven 4,818 Aaliyah 3,745
91 Caden 4,775 Valeria 3,730
92 Kaden 4,744 Jada 3,674
93 Timothy 4,701 Aubrey 3,659
94 Antonio 4,698 Natalia 3,586
95 Henry 4,668 Autumn 3,580
96 Alejandro 4,549 Rebecca 3,564
97 Blake 4,536 Jordan 3,542
98 Liam 4,513 Gianna 3,452
99 Richard 4,467 Jayla 3,409
100 Devin 4,448 Layla 3,360
101 Riley 4,396 Amanda 3,358
102 Jesse 4,369 Mya 3,355
103 Seth 4,327 Gracie 3,298
104 Victor 4,308 Marissa 3,163
105 Cody 4,105 Molly 3,125
106 Brady 4,083 Adriana 3,095
107 Vincent 4,028 Katie 3,094
108 Jake 4,027 Leslie 3,036
109 Bryce 3,973 Gabriela 3,023
110 Patrick 3,946 Keira 3,022
111 Colin 3,860 Jade 2,998
112 Marcus 3,809 Bailey 2,979
113 Cooper 3,747 Madelyn 2,949
114 Preston 3,716 Angela 2,926
115 Kaleb 3,703 Kennedy 2,903
116 Parker 3,666 Danielle 2,898
117 Josiah 3,646 Melissa 2,892
118 Oscar 3,601 Jacqueline 2,857
119 Ayden 3,595 Zoey 2,853
120 Jorge 3,518 Diana 2,840
121 Ashton 3,496 Catherine 2,790
122 Alan 3,474 Eva 2,788
123 Joel 3,454 Briana 2,784
124 Jeremy 3,445 Sophie 2,784
125 Trevor 3,331 Charlotte 2,779
126 Eduardo 3,316 Breanna 2,766
127 Ivan 3,313 Valerie 2,751
128 Mark 3,250 Amy 2,744
129 Kenneth 3,241 Naomi 2,705
130 Alexis 3,202 Lydia 2,662
131 Omar 3,105 Erin 2,643
132 Paul 3,028 Daniela 2,634
133 Cristian 3,023 Shelby 2,618
134 Levi 3,020 Rylee 2,600
135 Colton 3,003 Serenity 2,598
136 Eli 2,985 Amber 2,586
137 Jared 2,976 Ruby 2,580
138 Damian 2,975 Peyton 2,537
139 Garrett 2,965 Miranda 2,500
140 Nicolas 2,939 Sierra 2,460
141 Edward 2,869 Ashlyn 2,457
142 Tanner 2,867 Kate 2,441
143 Braden 2,857 Kathryn 2,418
144 Conner 2,851 Ana 2,413
145 Micah 2,839 Skylar 2,352
146 Nolan 2,838 Kylee 2,340
147 Giovanni 2,829 Alexandria 2,333
148 Brody 2,819 Kendall 2,323
149 Maxwell 2,792 Daisy 2,295
150 Malachi 2,775 Lilly 2,277
151 Fernando 2,758 Liliana 2,269
152 George 2,701 Summer 2,260
153 Ricardo 2,700 Lucy 2,258
154 Gage 2,689 Mikayla 2,251
155 Grant 2,688 Jazmin 2,240
156 Francisco 2,686 Reagan 2,238
157 Peyton 2,685 Sadie 2,229
158 Edwin 2,671 Christina 2,228
159 Derek 2,647 Angel 2,225
160 Max 2,642 Margaret 2,188
161 Andres 2,598 Reese 2,187
162 Travis 2,598 Juliana 2,183
163 Javier 2,591 Payton 2,157
164 Stephen 2,550 Alicia 2,131
165 Manuel 2,546 Alexia 2,130
166 Emmanuel 2,486 Mckenzie 2,129
167 Peter 2,480 Alana 2,120
168 Shawn 2,474 Giselle 2,090
169 Cesar 2,473 Genesis 2,088
170 Jonah 2,409 Cheyenne 2,076
171 Edgar 2,391 Alondra 2,068
172 Dakota 2,365 Laura 2,064
173 Oliver 2,351 Karen 2,029
174 Erick 2,345 Jillian 2,004
175 Hector 2,327 Ellie 1,993
176 Bryson 2,315 Mariana 1,991
177 Johnathan 2,307 Sienna 1,987
178 Mario 2,295 Jordyn 1,963
179 Shane 2,276 Camila 1,962
180 Jeffrey 2,266 Adrianna 1,960
181 Collin 2,222 Bella 1,957
182 Abraham 2,203 Jasmin 1,944
183 Leonardo 2,187 Bianca 1,941
184 Spencer 2,185 Kiara 1,905
185 Brendan 2,170 Kelsey 1,897
186 Elias 2,160 Lindsey 1,886
187 Jace 2,143 Elena 1,874
188 Bradley 2,137 Nadia 1,870
189 Erik 2,130 Maggie 1,853
190 Wesley 2,102 Dakota 1,838
191 Jaylen 2,075 Courtney 1,835
192 Trenton 2,069 Chelsea 1,824
193 Josue 2,051 Delaney 1,815
194 Raymond 2,041 Julianna 1,814
195 Damien 1,993 Kyra 1,798
196 Sergio 1,987 Sabrina 1,793
197 Devon 1,983 Makenzie 1,779
198 Donovan 1,967 Hope 1,776
199 Dalton 1,939 Cassidy 1,771
200 Miles 1,938 Caitlyn 1,755
201 Martin 1,937 Crystal 1,742
202 Israel 1,927 Ariel 1,732
203 Landen 1,913 Jayden 1,693
204 Andy 1,902 Kyla 1,693
205 Andre 1,872 Abby 1,686
206 Marco 1,864 Angelica 1,668
207 Drew 1,859 Annabelle 1,667
208 Gregory 1,833 Karla 1,656
209 Roman 1,816 Caitlin 1,653
210 Ty 1,798 Tiffany 1,644
211 Avery 1,793 Veronica 1,624
212 Jaxon 1,786 Kelly 1,610
213 Cayden 1,753 Ciara 1,607
214 Jaiden 1,737 Cadence 1,598
215 Dominick 1,733 Amaya 1,594
216 Roberto 1,729 Camryn 1,581
217 Rafael 1,702 Mckenna 1,570
218 Grayson 1,680 Elise 1,566
219 Pedro 1,650 Cassandra 1,558
220 Calvin 1,648 Erica 1,551
221 Taylor 1,629 Josephine 1,548
222 Camden 1,621 Aniyah 1,547
223 Dillon 1,609 Esmeralda 1,537
224 Braxton 1,604 Vivian 1,536
225 Ruben 1,595 Julissa 1,530
226 Clayton 1,594 Karina 1,530
227 Keegan 1,594 Jazmine 1,528
228 Jalen 1,591 Fatima 1,515
229 Troy 1,582 Allie 1,510
230 Kayden 1,570 Savanna 1,502
231 Harrison 1,559 Clara 1,495
232 Santiago 1,552 Makenna 1,492
233 Dawson 1,550 Alejandra 1,487
234 Corey 1,531 Mallory 1,470
235 Leo 1,501 Aliyah 1,450
236 Maddox 1,500 Laila 1,445
237 Johnny 1,458 Brooklynn 1,437
238 Kai 1,451 Erika 1,431
239 Simon 1,417 Cynthia 1,420
240 Julio 1,415 Brenda 1,418
241 Zane 1,411 Jamie 1,412
242 Kaiden 1,409 Stella 1,411
243 Drake 1,409 Bethany 1,405
244 Lukas 1,407 Kendra 1,404
245 Aden 1,405 Nora 1,385
246 Frank 1,400 Piper 1,384
247 Sawyer 1,389 Haylee 1,374
248 Marcos 1,386 Kira 1,362
249 Ronald 1,374 Monica 1,362
250 Trey 1,372 Alaina 1,361

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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