Most Popular Baby Names in 2016

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2016. 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 2016, 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 Noah 19,154 Emma 19,522
2 Liam 18,235 Olivia 19,380
3 William 15,783 Ava 16,325
4 Mason 15,267 Sophia 16,149
5 James 14,887 Isabella 14,829
6 Benjamin 14,661 Mia 14,442
7 Jacob 14,532 Charlotte 13,100
8 Michael 14,103 Abigail 11,780
9 Elijah 13,930 Emily 10,990
10 Ethan 13,834 Harper 10,793
11 Alexander 13,424 Amelia 10,785
12 Oliver 13,050 Evelyn 10,111
13 Daniel 12,962 Elizabeth 9,572
14 Lucas 12,890 Sofia 9,172
15 Matthew 12,640 Madison 9,039
16 Aiden 12,240 Avery 8,768
17 Jackson 11,298 Ella 7,926
18 Logan 11,256 Scarlett 7,709
19 David 11,127 Grace 7,604
20 Joseph 10,941 Chloe 7,470
21 Samuel 10,594 Victoria 7,319
22 Henry 10,383 Riley 7,148
23 Owen 10,298 Aria 6,941
24 Sebastian 10,289 Lily 6,595
25 Gabriel 10,251 Aubrey 6,544
26 Carter 10,201 Zoey 6,455
27 Jayden 10,131 Penelope 6,391
28 John 10,034 Lillian 6,370
29 Luke 9,988 Addison 6,330
30 Anthony 9,879 Layla 6,276
31 Isaac 9,760 Natalie 6,184
32 Dylan 9,703 Camila 6,049
33 Wyatt 9,566 Hannah 6,024
34 Andrew 9,408 Brooklyn 5,962
35 Joshua 9,226 Zoe 5,756
36 Christopher 9,086 Nora 5,592
37 Grayson 8,682 Leah 5,423
38 Jack 8,420 Savannah 5,375
39 Julian 8,379 Audrey 5,361
40 Ryan 8,248 Claire 5,211
41 Jaxon 8,128 Eleanor 5,136
42 Levi 8,097 Skylar 5,122
43 Nathan 7,986 Ellie 5,068
44 Caleb 7,967 Samantha 4,953
45 Hunter 7,663 Stella 4,930
46 Christian 7,649 Violet 4,874
47 Isaiah 7,540 Paisley 4,871
48 Thomas 7,359 Mila 4,824
49 Aaron 7,166 Anna 4,793
50 Lincoln 7,122 Allison 4,779
51 Charles 7,119 Alexa 4,771
52 Eli 7,113 Hazel 4,671
53 Landon 7,039 Aaliyah 4,645
54 Connor 7,032 Ariana 4,603
55 Josiah 7,001 Lucy 4,600
56 Jonathan 6,969 Caroline 4,434
57 Cameron 6,849 Sarah 4,419
58 Jeremiah 6,598 Genesis 4,350
59 Mateo 6,551 Kennedy 4,332
60 Adrian 6,330 Sadie 4,289
61 Hudson 6,124 Gabriella 4,252
62 Robert 5,995 Madelyn 4,237
63 Nicholas 5,754 Adeline 4,117
64 Brayden 5,724 Maya 4,086
65 Jordan 5,644 Autumn 4,034
66 Easton 5,638 Aurora 3,994
67 Nolan 5,630 Piper 3,952
68 Colton 5,614 Hailey 3,942
69 Evan 5,607 Arianna 3,896
70 Angel 5,549 Serenity 3,845
71 Asher 5,513 Ruby 3,840
72 Dominic 5,424 Kaylee 3,835
73 Austin 5,362 Naomi 3,804
74 Leo 5,293 Eva 3,803
75 Adam 5,207 Nevaeh 3,799
76 Jace 5,198 Alice 3,687
77 Jose 5,113 Luna 3,677
78 Ian 5,076 Bella 3,668
79 Cooper 4,971 Quinn 3,647
80 Gavin 4,937 Lydia 3,617
81 Carson 4,922 Peyton 3,503
82 Jaxson 4,904 Melanie 3,484
83 Theodore 4,901 Aubree 3,415
84 Jason 4,874 Kylie 3,414
85 Ezra 4,873 Mackenzie 3,408
86 Chase 4,856 Cora 3,373
87 Parker 4,722 Kinsley 3,370
88 Xavier 4,607 Julia 3,338
89 Zachary 4,568 Madeline 3,278
90 Kevin 4,547 Taylor 3,278
91 Tyler 4,506 Katherine 3,272
92 Ayden 4,500 Gianna 3,221
93 Elias 4,479 Eliana 3,203
94 Bryson 4,363 Elena 3,185
95 Leonardo 4,322 Vivian 3,141
96 Greyson 4,319 Willow 3,114
97 Sawyer 4,240 Reagan 3,093
98 Roman 4,217 Brianna 3,092
99 Brandon 4,094 Faith 3,078
100 Bentley 4,055 Clara 3,074
101 Kayden 4,020 Ashley 3,040
102 Ryder 3,884 Isabelle 3,034
103 Nathaniel 3,879 Emilia 3,031
104 Vincent 3,830 Annabelle 2,997
105 Miles 3,739 Rylee 2,967
106 Santiago 3,716 Valentina 2,916
107 Harrison 3,660 Everly 2,894
108 Tristan 3,633 Hadley 2,884
109 Declan 3,618 Sophie 2,874
110 Cole 3,598 Alexandra 2,850
111 Maxwell 3,581 Natalia 2,825
112 Justin 3,561 Ivy 2,821
113 Luis 3,555 Maria 2,807
114 Everett 3,509 Josephine 2,793
115 Micah 3,489 Delilah 2,732
116 Axel 3,462 Bailey 2,707
117 Wesley 3,427 Jade 2,696
118 Max 3,419 Alexis 2,689
119 Silas 3,413 Ximena 2,679
120 Weston 3,402 Alyssa 2,674
121 Ezekiel 3,388 Brielle 2,661
122 Juan 3,345 Jasmine 2,645
123 Camden 3,341 Liliana 2,639
124 Damian 3,341 Adalynn 2,593
125 Braxton 3,307 Khloe 2,541
126 George 3,304 Mary 2,520
127 Blake 3,284 Isla 2,519
128 Jameson 3,280 Andrea 2,477
129 Carlos 3,202 Kayla 2,466
130 Diego 3,197 Emery 2,419
131 Ivan 3,159 London 2,353
132 Kingston 3,140 Morgan 2,336
133 Ashton 3,099 Kimberly 2,331
134 Jesus 3,076 Lauren 2,324
135 Brody 3,057 Sydney 2,320
136 Emmett 3,044 Nova 2,282
137 Abel 3,034 Trinity 2,231
138 Jayce 2,966 Lyla 2,222
139 Maverick 2,956 Margaret 2,215
140 Bennett 2,941 Adalyn 2,188
141 Giovanni 2,933 Ariel 2,188
142 Eric 2,923 Athena 2,175
143 Maddox 2,905 Lilly 2,158
144 Kaiden 2,895 Melody 2,142
145 Kai 2,890 Isabel 2,117
146 Alex 2,843 Jordyn 2,107
147 Bryce 2,840 Jocelyn 2,103
148 Ryker 2,799 Eden 2,087
149 Calvin 2,792 Paige 2,050
150 Jonah 2,772 Teagan 2,044
151 Luca 2,753 Sara 2,037
152 Timothy 2,663 Valeria 2,037
153 King 2,658 Rose 2,032
154 Alan 2,630 Norah 2,026
155 Malachi 2,628 Aliyah 2,003
156 Brantley 2,610 Mckenzie 1,994
157 Abraham 2,580 Molly 1,983
158 Emmanuel 2,569 Raelynn 1,978
159 Antonio 2,557 Leilani 1,966
160 Jude 2,518 Valerie 1,964
161 Richard 2,518 Emerson 1,962
162 Edward 2,512 Nicole 1,953
163 Miguel 2,503 Juliana 1,951
164 Victor 2,458 Laila 1,948
165 Amir 2,438 Makayla 1,938
166 Joel 2,423 Mariah 1,925
167 Steven 2,395 Mya 1,915
168 Hayden 2,390 Elise 1,913
169 Matteo 2,385 Arya 1,897
170 Patrick 2,356 Ryleigh 1,888
171 Grant 2,350 Adaline 1,879
172 Preston 2,313 Rachel 1,877
173 Tucker 2,309 Brooke 1,868
174 Jesse 2,299 Eliza 1,864
175 Finn 2,293 Angelina 1,854
176 Kaleb 2,258 Amy 1,843
177 Oscar 2,258 Cecilia 1,826
178 Gael 2,248 Alina 1,823
179 Graham 2,247 Reese 1,823
180 Elliot 2,236 Londyn 1,821
181 Alejandro 2,206 Esther 1,810
182 Rowan 2,191 Gracie 1,810
183 Marcus 2,178 Payton 1,801
184 Jeremy 2,130 Alaina 1,767
185 Zayden 2,130 Charlie 1,763
186 Bryan 2,126 Iris 1,747
187 Beau 2,122 Arabella 1,739
188 Karter 2,121 Genevieve 1,732
189 Maximus 2,121 Finley 1,725
190 Avery 2,120 Daisy 1,725
191 Aidan 2,113 Harmony 1,718
192 Elliott 2,093 Anastasia 1,711
193 August 2,087 Kendall 1,702
194 Nicolas 2,079 Daniela 1,669
195 Mark 2,064 Adelyn 1,668
196 Waylon 2,056 Catherine 1,666
197 Bradley 2,051 Vanessa 1,660
198 Colin 2,050 Brooklynn 1,655
199 Kyle 2,033 Juliette 1,655
200 Kaden 2,031 Julianna 1,604
201 Xander 2,012 Presley 1,604
202 Caden 1,992 Summer 1,600
203 Paxton 1,990 Destiny 1,597
204 Brian 1,980 Amaya 1,586
205 Dean 1,964 Rebecca 1,578
206 Paul 1,937 Hayden 1,577
207 Peter 1,922 Alana 1,570
208 Kenneth 1,915 Eloise 1,564
209 Jasper 1,909 Michelle 1,561
210 Lorenzo 1,873 Fiona 1,558
211 Zane 1,869 Lila 1,558
212 River 1,850 Callie 1,541
213 Zion 1,840 Lucia 1,521
214 Beckett 1,836 Angela 1,509
215 Jax 1,810 Adriana 1,496
216 Dawson 1,792 Marley 1,496
217 Messiah 1,788 Parker 1,479
218 Andres 1,786 Alexandria 1,472
219 Jaden 1,785 Alivia 1,463
220 Rhett 1,767 Giselle 1,463
221 Lukas 1,756 Alayna 1,439
222 Brady 1,752 Ana 1,435
223 Omar 1,734 Brynlee 1,432
224 Riley 1,725 Harley 1,428
225 Jorge 1,723 Gabrielle 1,422
226 Derek 1,714 Georgia 1,416
227 Charlie 1,710 Dakota 1,415
228 Emiliano 1,699 Juliet 1,397
229 Myles 1,697 Leila 1,391
230 Griffin 1,694 Tessa 1,389
231 Judah 1,677 Jessica 1,388
232 Israel 1,676 Kate 1,388
233 Brooks 1,669 Jayla 1,387
234 Sean 1,664 Lola 1,384
235 Iker 1,636 Sienna 1,372
236 Javier 1,630 Stephanie 1,370
237 Corbin 1,604 Josie 1,360
238 Tanner 1,604 Daleyza 1,350
239 Erick 1,600 Rowan 1,349
240 Adriel 1,594 Hope 1,344
241 Jase 1,593 Evangeline 1,336
242 Jake 1,585 Maggie 1,323
243 Simon 1,554 Makenzie 1,306
244 Cayden 1,552 Camille 1,304
245 Knox 1,538 Vivienne 1,281
246 Tobias 1,522 Sawyer 1,281
247 Milo 1,510 Gemma 1,273
248 Felix 1,509 Joanna 1,272
249 Jayceon 1,473 Noelle 1,267
250 Gunner 1,451 Elliana 1,263

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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