Most Popular Baby Names in 2008

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2008. 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 2008, 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 22,603 Emma 18,817
2 Michael 20,634 Isabella 18,622
3 Ethan 20,218 Emily 17,437
4 Joshua 19,214 Olivia 17,084
5 Daniel 19,012 Ava 17,042
6 Alexander 18,702 Madison 17,035
7 Anthony 18,406 Sophia 16,087
8 William 18,392 Abigail 15,082
9 Christopher 17,953 Elizabeth 12,013
10 Matthew 17,591 Chloe 11,826
11 Jayden 17,154 Samantha 11,184
12 Andrew 16,761 Addison 10,761
13 Joseph 16,583 Natalie 10,202
14 David 16,333 Mia 10,170
15 Noah 15,789 Alexis 9,726
16 Aiden 15,583 Alyssa 9,646
17 James 15,181 Hannah 9,566
18 Ryan 14,682 Ashley 9,405
19 Logan 13,858 Ella 9,355
20 John 13,323 Sarah 9,047
21 Nathan 13,258 Grace 9,040
22 Elijah 13,229 Taylor 8,338
23 Christian 13,059 Brianna 8,265
24 Gabriel 13,036 Lily 8,123
25 Benjamin 12,954 Hailey 7,869
26 Jonathan 12,893 Anna 7,270
27 Samuel 12,759 Victoria 7,122
28 Tyler 12,703 Kayla 6,834
29 Nicholas 12,525 Lillian 6,813
30 Gavin 11,746 Lauren 6,452
31 Dylan 11,700 Kaylee 6,296
32 Jackson 11,637 Allison 6,239
33 Brandon 11,476 Savannah 6,127
34 Caleb 10,573 Nevaeh 6,109
35 Mason 10,484 Gabriella 6,030
36 Angel 10,353 Sofia 5,983
37 Isaac 10,024 Makayla 5,953
38 Evan 9,925 Avery 5,829
39 Jack 9,897 Riley 5,770
40 Jose 9,822 Leah 5,630
41 Kevin 9,796 Julia 5,617
42 Isaiah 9,663 Aubrey 5,566
43 Luke 9,419 Jasmine 5,527
44 Justin 9,362 Audrey 5,442
45 Landon 9,356 Katherine 5,347
46 Lucas 9,323 Morgan 5,334
47 Zachary 9,232 Brooklyn 5,311
48 Jordan 9,090 Destiny 5,310
49 Robert 8,834 Sydney 5,261
50 Aaron 8,542 Alexa 5,225
51 Brayden 8,440 Kylie 5,194
52 Thomas 8,361 Brooke 5,184
53 Cameron 8,296 Kaitlyn 5,117
54 Hunter 8,040 Evelyn 5,099
55 Austin 7,986 Layla 4,930
56 Adrian 7,935 Madeline 4,819
57 Connor 7,813 Kimberly 4,812
58 Owen 7,797 Zoe 4,781
59 Aidan 7,702 Jessica 4,736
60 Jason 7,658 Peyton 4,732
61 Julian 7,466 Alexandra 4,611
62 Wyatt 7,308 Claire 4,599
63 Charles 7,284 Maria 4,588
64 Luis 7,133 Madelyn 4,564
65 Carter 7,064 Mackenzie 4,472
66 Juan 7,031 Arianna 4,421
67 Chase 7,000 Jocelyn 4,370
68 Jeremiah 6,590 Amelia 4,350
69 Diego 6,571 Angelina 4,297
70 Brody 6,298 Trinity 4,275
71 Xavier 6,285 Maya 4,268
72 Adam 6,096 Andrea 4,260
73 Carlos 6,050 Valeria 4,205
74 Sebastian 6,037 Rachel 4,081
75 Liam 5,979 Sophie 4,063
76 Hayden 5,946 Aaliyah 4,042
77 Nathaniel 5,854 Mariah 4,035
78 Henry 5,780 Vanessa 4,031
79 Jesus 5,757 Gabrielle 4,026
80 Ian 5,722 Katelyn 3,975
81 Tristan 5,657 Ariana 3,912
82 Bryan 5,505 Bailey 3,905
83 Sean 5,466 Camila 3,847
84 Alex 5,396 Jennifer 3,794
85 Cole 5,389 Melanie 3,713
86 Eric 5,377 Charlotte 3,670
87 Brian 5,258 Gianna 3,667
88 Jaden 5,190 Autumn 3,664
89 Carson 5,126 Paige 3,645
90 Blake 5,096 Faith 3,632
91 Ayden 5,056 Payton 3,610
92 Cooper 5,048 Sara 3,593
93 Dominic 4,960 Isabelle 3,569
94 Brady 4,814 Caroline 3,543
95 Josiah 4,776 Genesis 3,522
96 Caden 4,772 Mary 3,501
97 Kyle 4,702 Isabel 3,487
98 Colton 4,547 Zoey 3,448
99 Eli 4,515 Gracie 3,424
100 Kaden 4,505 Megan 3,412
101 Miguel 4,447 Haley 3,340
102 Antonio 4,375 Mya 3,339
103 Parker 4,321 Michelle 3,338
104 Steven 4,227 Molly 3,322
105 Alejandro 4,166 Stephanie 3,318
106 Riley 4,130 Nicole 3,289
107 Timothy 4,091 Natalia 3,242
108 Richard 4,058 Jenna 3,240
109 Devin 4,007 Sadie 3,163
110 Jesse 3,950 Jada 3,157
111 Jake 3,792 Serenity 3,117
112 Victor 3,781 Lucy 3,068
113 Joel 3,743 Ruby 3,019
114 Colin 3,730 Eva 2,970
115 Kaleb 3,708 Kennedy 2,951
116 Levi 3,693 Rylee 2,934
117 Bryce 3,662 Jayla 2,924
118 Oliver 3,601 Naomi 2,916
119 Vincent 3,582 Rebecca 2,916
120 Oscar 3,562 Lydia 2,871
121 Micah 3,523 Daniela 2,797
122 Ashton 3,516 Bella 2,786
123 Cody 3,508 Keira 2,734
124 Preston 3,459 Adriana 2,728
125 Marcus 3,390 Lilly 2,691
126 Max 3,371 Katie 2,674
127 Patrick 3,337 Hayden 2,662
128 Seth 3,283 Jordan 2,652
129 Jeremy 3,251 Miley 2,649
130 Peyton 3,222 Jade 2,644
131 Nolan 3,150 Gabriela 2,616
132 Ivan 3,107 Amy 2,540
133 Damian 3,076 Angela 2,539
134 Maxwell 3,057 Melissa 2,516
135 Alan 3,027 Valerie 2,505
136 Jonah 2,979 Giselle 2,489
137 Kenneth 2,962 Diana 2,444
138 Jorge 2,961 Amanda 2,443
139 Mark 2,913 Kate 2,419
140 Giovanni 2,905 Laila 2,410
141 Collin 2,876 Danielle 2,396
142 Eduardo 2,870 Reagan 2,385
143 Grant 2,865 Kylee 2,382
144 Omar 2,864 Jordyn 2,375
145 Emmanuel 2,861 Marley 2,356
146 Gage 2,852 Briana 2,353
147 Trevor 2,825 Leslie 2,325
148 Edward 2,793 Catherine 2,322
149 Ricardo 2,756 Kendall 2,309
150 Cristian 2,701 Liliana 2,296
151 Nicolas 2,683 Mckenzie 2,287
152 Kayden 2,593 Jacqueline 2,264
153 Jaxon 2,557 Ashlyn 2,261
154 Paul 2,554 Reese 2,237
155 George 2,552 Marissa 2,172
156 Braden 2,524 London 2,159
157 Elias 2,522 Juliana 2,150
158 Andres 2,507 Shelby 2,145
159 Derek 2,488 Angel 2,123
160 Malachi 2,456 Cheyenne 2,108
161 Garrett 2,448 Daisy 2,074
162 Conner 2,419 Erin 2,064
163 Tanner 2,419 Makenzie 2,064
164 Fernando 2,382 Miranda 2,064
165 Javier 2,366 Amber 2,062
166 Cesar 2,364 Alana 2,035
167 Miles 2,359 Ellie 1,996
168 Leonardo 2,345 Breanna 1,976
169 Alexis 2,341 Ana 1,955
170 Francisco 2,340 Summer 1,953
171 Santiago 2,339 Mikayla 1,940
172 Jaiden 2,335 Piper 1,913
173 Cayden 2,322 Adrianna 1,906
174 Shane 2,306 Jillian 1,904
175 Edwin 2,261 Sierra 1,902
176 Hudson 2,249 Jayden 1,889
177 Bryson 2,230 Alicia 1,864
178 Travis 2,230 Margaret 1,863
179 Erick 2,220 Sienna 1,860
180 Jace 2,193 Lila 1,851
181 Peter 2,185 Alivia 1,831
182 Hector 2,179 Brooklynn 1,828
183 Josue 2,168 Violet 1,826
184 Mario 2,164 Aniyah 1,823
185 Jaylen 2,153 Stella 1,823
186 Abraham 2,147 Sabrina 1,822
187 Manuel 2,143 Karen 1,816
188 Grayson 2,115 Annabelle 1,811
189 Damien 2,111 Alexandria 1,792
190 Kaiden 2,106 Kathryn 1,781
191 Spencer 2,091 Aliyah 1,754
192 Stephen 2,090 Skylar 1,750
193 Shawn 2,065 Delilah 1,739
194 Wesley 2,065 Julianna 1,734
195 Edgar 2,064 Kelsey 1,716
196 Trenton 2,052 Khloe 1,713
197 Jared 2,044 Carly 1,683
198 Jeffrey 1,997 Mariana 1,682
199 Landen 1,976 Amaya 1,679
200 Johnathan 1,962 Christina 1,676
201 Bradley 1,952 Eliana 1,665
202 Braxton 1,939 Alondra 1,660
203 Camden 1,935 Tessa 1,656
204 Ryder 1,935 Bianca 1,650
205 Roman 1,931 Clara 1,650
206 Asher 1,904 Jazmin 1,638
207 Brendan 1,887 Vivian 1,638
208 Maddox 1,857 Josephine 1,632
209 Sergio 1,851 Elena 1,625
210 Israel 1,831 Delaney 1,621
211 Lincoln 1,817 Scarlett 1,621
212 Andy 1,813 Cadence 1,610
213 Erik 1,795 Alexia 1,609
214 Donovan 1,784 Maggie 1,607
215 Raymond 1,777 Laura 1,592
216 Avery 1,748 Nora 1,558
217 Rylan 1,744 Ariel 1,552
218 Dalton 1,736 Elise 1,549
219 Harrison 1,735 Nadia 1,540
220 Andre 1,706 Hope 1,534
221 Martin 1,698 Mckenna 1,522
222 Jude 1,688 Chelsea 1,516
223 Keegan 1,682 Lyla 1,507
224 Marco 1,678 Alaina 1,503
225 Sawyer 1,673 Jasmin 1,503
226 Dakota 1,642 Leila 1,498
227 Calvin 1,627 Caitlyn 1,490
228 Leo 1,626 Cassidy 1,488
229 Kai 1,608 Eden 1,482
230 Zion 1,601 Makenna 1,474
231 Troy 1,596 Callie 1,469
232 Drake 1,589 Haylee 1,467
233 Roberto 1,580 Izabella 1,467
234 Clayton 1,577 Allie 1,463
235 Zane 1,574 Caitlin 1,459
236 Gregory 1,559 Kendra 1,449
237 Ezekiel 1,545 Karina 1,444
238 Tucker 1,543 Kyra 1,443
239 Dominick 1,541 Kayleigh 1,434
240 Rafael 1,541 Jazmine 1,430
241 Kingston 1,534 Addyson 1,429
242 Devon 1,509 Kiara 1,423
243 Griffin 1,504 Karla 1,420
244 Drew 1,479 Camryn 1,415
245 Lukas 1,478 Kyla 1,411
246 Johnny 1,477 Lola 1,410
247 Ty 1,436 Alina 1,407
248 Pedro 1,408 Kelly 1,399
249 Mateo 1,406 Fatima 1,391
250 Caiden 1,402 Tiffany 1,375

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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