Most Popular Baby Names in 2017

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2017. 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 2017, 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 Liam 18,824 Emma 19,837
2 Noah 18,453 Olivia 18,744
3 William 15,007 Ava 15,988
4 James 14,327 Isabella 15,214
5 Logan 14,033 Sophia 14,903
6 Benjamin 13,838 Mia 13,494
7 Mason 13,564 Charlotte 12,949
8 Elijah 13,388 Amelia 11,850
9 Jacob 13,219 Evelyn 10,731
10 Oliver 13,212 Abigail 10,624
11 Lucas 13,013 Harper 10,510
12 Michael 12,669 Emily 9,797
13 Alexander 12,546 Elizabeth 8,977
14 Ethan 12,457 Avery 8,219
15 Daniel 11,714 Sofia 8,170
16 Matthew 11,692 Ella 8,068
17 Aiden 11,326 Madison 7,890
18 Henry 10,469 Scarlett 7,712
19 Joseph 10,456 Victoria 7,300
20 Jackson 10,434 Aria 7,157
21 Samuel 10,425 Grace 7,057
22 David 10,210 Chloe 6,957
23 Sebastian 10,190 Camila 6,771
24 Carter 9,801 Penelope 6,657
25 Wyatt 9,706 Riley 6,359
26 Jayden 9,560 Layla 6,315
27 John 9,503 Lillian 6,168
28 Owen 9,352 Nora 6,061
29 Dylan 9,311 Zoey 6,056
30 Luke 9,212 Mila 5,968
31 Gabriel 9,155 Aubrey 5,919
32 Isaac 8,873 Hannah 5,916
33 Anthony 8,850 Lily 5,844
34 Grayson 8,695 Addison 5,627
35 Jack 8,466 Eleanor 5,544
36 Levi 8,451 Natalie 5,538
37 Julian 8,439 Luna 5,351
38 Joshua 8,318 Savannah 5,243
39 Christopher 8,299 Brooklyn 5,195
40 Andrew 8,264 Leah 5,185
41 Lincoln 8,188 Zoe 5,166
42 Mateo 7,765 Stella 5,063
43 Jaxon 7,695 Hazel 5,033
44 Ryan 7,687 Ellie 5,011
45 Nathan 7,429 Paisley 4,949
46 Isaiah 7,236 Audrey 4,830
47 Aaron 7,208 Violet 4,726
48 Charles 7,176 Skylar 4,724
49 Thomas 7,169 Claire 4,698
50 Caleb 7,140 Bella 4,650
51 Josiah 7,038 Aurora 4,602
52 Christian 7,003 Lucy 4,596
53 Hunter 6,735 Anna 4,553
54 Eli 6,613 Samantha 4,322
55 Jonathan 6,514 Caroline 4,286
56 Connor 6,412 Genesis 4,263
57 Landon 6,351 Aaliyah 4,181
58 Adrian 6,224 Kennedy 4,158
59 Asher 6,044 Kinsley 4,048
60 Cameron 5,965 Maya 4,039
61 Theodore 5,962 Allison 4,032
62 Leo 5,956 Sarah 4,028
63 Jeremiah 5,854 Madelyn 3,964
64 Hudson 5,784 Adeline 3,928
65 Robert 5,543 Alexa 3,892
66 Easton 5,507 Gabriella 3,892
67 Nolan 5,394 Ariana 3,884
68 Nicholas 5,357 Elena 3,874
69 Ezra 5,332 Naomi 3,850
70 Colton 5,283 Alice 3,822
71 Angel 5,261 Sadie 3,717
72 Brayden 5,163 Hailey 3,706
73 Jordan 5,147 Eva 3,634
74 Dominic 5,101 Autumn 3,601
75 Austin 5,050 Nevaeh 3,596
76 Ian 5,025 Quinn 3,596
77 Adam 4,924 Emilia 3,592
78 Elias 4,920 Ruby 3,575
79 Jaxson 4,844 Serenity 3,572
80 Greyson 4,843 Piper 3,562
81 Jose 4,806 Willow 3,559
82 Ezekiel 4,761 Everly 3,522
83 Carson 4,752 Cora 3,444
84 Maverick 4,724 Kaylee 3,410
85 Evan 4,722 Lydia 3,333
86 Bryson 4,659 Aubree 3,319
87 Jace 4,642 Arianna 3,283
88 Cooper 4,609 Eliana 3,277
89 Xavier 4,502 Peyton 3,256
90 Parker 4,371 Melanie 3,233
91 Roman 4,271 Gianna 3,193
92 Jason 4,246 Isabelle 3,163
93 Santiago 4,200 Julia 3,121
94 Chase 4,175 Nova 3,042
95 Sawyer 4,166 Valentina 3,040
96 Gavin 4,155 Clara 3,039
97 Leonardo 4,127 Vivian 3,031
98 Kayden 3,991 Reagan 3,004
99 Ayden 3,956 Madeline 2,958
100 Jameson 3,926 Mackenzie 2,955
101 Kevin 3,827 Brielle 2,895
102 Bentley 3,823 Delilah 2,889
103 Zachary 3,808 Isla 2,878
104 Axel 3,780 Rylee 2,861
105 Everett 3,776 Katherine 2,858
106 Tyler 3,775 Sophie 2,831
107 Micah 3,699 Josephine 2,819
108 Vincent 3,664 Ivy 2,774
109 Weston 3,648 Liliana 2,762
110 Miles 3,624 Jade 2,733
111 Wesley 3,569 Maria 2,712
112 Nathaniel 3,527 Hadley 2,706
113 Harrison 3,519 Taylor 2,701
114 Brandon 3,489 Kylie 2,698
115 Cole 3,464 Emery 2,696
116 Declan 3,464 Adalynn 2,664
117 Luis 3,382 Faith 2,631
118 Braxton 3,340 Annabelle 2,620
119 Damian 3,338 Natalia 2,610
120 Silas 3,327 Alexandra 2,601
121 Tristan 3,298 Ximena 2,545
122 Ryder 3,258 Ashley 2,525
123 Bennett 3,177 Brianna 2,513
124 George 3,166 Raelynn 2,452
125 Emmett 3,164 Bailey 2,426
126 Kai 3,146 Mary 2,416
127 Justin 3,143 Athena 2,375
128 Max 3,140 Andrea 2,321
129 Diego 3,098 Leilani 2,277
130 Luca 3,089 Lyla 2,267
131 Ryker 3,079 Jasmine 2,264
132 Maxwell 3,074 Margaret 2,253
133 Carlos 3,071 Alyssa 2,238
134 Kingston 3,067 Adalyn 2,206
135 Ivan 3,043 Arya 2,166
136 Maddox 3,038 Norah 2,155
137 Juan 2,993 Khloe 2,152
138 Ashton 2,951 Kayla 2,122
139 Jayce 2,909 Eden 2,093
140 Rowan 2,845 Eliza 2,079
141 Kaiden 2,814 Rose 2,073
142 Giovanni 2,799 Ariel 2,068
143 Eric 2,767 Melody 2,063
144 Jesus 2,745 Alexis 2,057
145 Abel 2,703 Isabel 2,032
146 Calvin 2,702 Sydney 2,012
147 King 2,680 Juliana 1,999
148 Camden 2,665 Lauren 1,986
149 Blake 2,619 Iris 1,985
150 Amir 2,614 Emerson 1,976
151 Alex 2,598 London 1,968
152 Brody 2,552 Morgan 1,924
153 Malachi 2,534 Lilly 1,922
154 Emmanuel 2,515 Charlie 1,911
155 Jonah 2,515 Aliyah 1,908
156 Jude 2,512 Valeria 1,890
157 Beau 2,507 Arabella 1,884
158 Antonio 2,481 Sara 1,883
159 Alan 2,441 Finley 1,865
160 Elliott 2,436 Trinity 1,857
161 Elliot 2,430 Ryleigh 1,854
162 Waylon 2,423 Jordyn 1,842
163 Timothy 2,411 Jocelyn 1,840
164 Xander 2,407 Kimberly 1,836
165 Victor 2,403 Esther 1,834
166 Bryce 2,389 Molly 1,829
167 Finn 2,380 Valerie 1,819
168 Brantley 2,329 Cecilia 1,812
169 Abraham 2,326 Anastasia 1,801
170 Edward 2,323 Daisy 1,792
171 Patrick 2,299 Reese 1,753
172 Grant 2,290 Laila 1,745
173 Hayden 2,286 Mya 1,740
174 Richard 2,283 Amy 1,736
175 Karter 2,280 Teagan 1,731
176 Miguel 2,275 Amaya 1,714
177 Joel 2,258 Elise 1,714
178 Gael 2,237 Harmony 1,705
179 Tucker 2,218 Paige 1,695
180 Rhett 2,199 Fiona 1,681
181 Avery 2,196 Adaline 1,675
182 Steven 2,161 Alaina 1,666
183 Graham 2,109 Genevieve 1,664
184 Jasper 2,108 Nicole 1,662
185 Kaleb 2,106 Alina 1,659
186 Jesse 2,099 Lucia 1,658
187 Dean 2,080 Mckenzie 1,655
188 Matteo 2,078 Callie 1,648
189 Zayden 2,071 Payton 1,644
190 Preston 2,070 Eloise 1,628
191 August 2,057 Brooke 1,619
192 Oscar 2,043 Londyn 1,616
193 Jeremy 2,042 Rachel 1,614
194 Alejandro 2,031 Mariah 1,612
195 Marcus 2,026 Gracie 1,610
196 Dawson 2,013 Julianna 1,601
197 Lorenzo 2,002 Daniela 1,590
198 Messiah 1,979 Catherine 1,581
199 Zion 1,973 Angelina 1,561
200 River 1,966 Josie 1,533
201 Maximus 1,962 Presley 1,532
202 Zane 1,953 Harley 1,524
203 Mark 1,942 Adelyn 1,517
204 Brooks 1,931 Vanessa 1,516
205 Judah 1,921 Makayla 1,501
206 Nicolas 1,914 Amara 1,498
207 Paxton 1,908 Juliette 1,492
208 Emiliano 1,873 Parker 1,492
209 Kaden 1,852 Marley 1,472
210 Bryan 1,837 Lila 1,470
211 Kyle 1,835 Ana 1,455
212 Myles 1,804 Rowan 1,446
213 Peter 1,791 Alana 1,439
214 Charlie 1,786 Michelle 1,428
215 Kyrie 1,779 Rebecca 1,428
216 Brian 1,776 Malia 1,427
217 Thiago 1,766 Brooklynn 1,422
218 Kenneth 1,760 Brynlee 1,416
219 Andres 1,753 Summer 1,408
220 Lukas 1,735 Leila 1,406
221 Aidan 1,729 Sloane 1,406
222 Jax 1,716 Sienna 1,403
223 Caden 1,715 Adriana 1,397
224 Milo 1,700 Kendall 1,392
225 Paul 1,693 Sawyer 1,390
226 Brady 1,687 Destiny 1,385
227 Beckett 1,686 Juliet 1,380
228 Colin 1,666 Elliana 1,379
229 Bradley 1,646 Alayna 1,377
230 Jaden 1,641 Diana 1,365
231 Javier 1,641 Ayla 1,357
232 Omar 1,641 Dakota 1,357
233 Knox 1,638 Hayden 1,356
234 Barrett 1,610 Angela 1,348
235 Israel 1,592 Rosalie 1,348
236 Matias 1,561 Joanna 1,347
237 Zander 1,560 Noelle 1,345
238 Jorge 1,550 Jayla 1,343
239 Derek 1,545 Alivia 1,335
240 Josue 1,537 Lola 1,333
241 Cayden 1,531 Emersyn 1,331
242 Holden 1,529 Georgia 1,317
243 Griffin 1,521 Selena 1,302
244 Felix 1,513 June 1,297
245 Leon 1,511 Tessa 1,291
246 Arthur 1,511 Daleyza 1,287
247 Remington 1,507 Jessica 1,285
248 Killian 1,502 Maggie 1,283
249 Jake 1,499 Remi 1,276
250 Clayton 1,488 Vivienne 1,265

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

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Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

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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