Most Popular Baby Names in 2022

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2022. 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 2022, 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 20,456 Olivia 16,573
2 Noah 18,621 Emma 14,435
3 Oliver 15,076 Charlotte 12,891
4 James 12,028 Amelia 12,333
5 Elijah 11,979 Sophia 12,310
6 William 11,282 Isabella 11,662
7 Henry 11,221 Ava 11,039
8 Lucas 10,909 Mia 11,018
9 Benjamin 10,842 Evelyn 9,289
10 Theodore 10,754 Luna 8,922
11 Mateo 10,321 Harper 8,191
12 Levi 9,786 Camila 7,965
13 Sebastian 9,341 Sofia 7,254
14 Daniel 9,047 Scarlett 7,224
15 Jack 8,889 Elizabeth 6,964
16 Michael 8,829 Eleanor 6,881
17 Alexander 8,673 Emily 6,461
18 Owen 8,546 Chloe 6,445
19 Asher 8,350 Mila 6,445
20 Samuel 8,342 Violet 6,434
21 Ethan 8,271 Penelope 6,388
22 Leo 8,250 Gianna 6,385
23 Jackson 8,070 Aria 6,368
24 Mason 7,988 Abigail 6,254
25 Ezra 7,943 Ella 6,243
26 John 7,930 Avery 6,230
27 Hudson 7,883 Hazel 6,125
28 Luca 7,803 Nora 6,119
29 Aiden 7,799 Layla 6,058
30 Joseph 7,771 Lily 5,966
31 David 7,741 Aurora 5,956
32 Jacob 7,603 Nova 5,885
33 Logan 7,575 Ellie 5,761
34 Luke 7,344 Madison 5,479
35 Julian 7,268 Grace 5,255
36 Gabriel 7,186 Isla 5,255
37 Grayson 7,148 Willow 5,025
38 Wyatt 7,144 Zoe 4,984
39 Matthew 7,025 Riley 4,886
40 Maverick 6,991 Stella 4,830
41 Dylan 6,698 Eliana 4,780
42 Isaac 6,691 Ivy 4,772
43 Elias 6,684 Victoria 4,763
44 Anthony 6,554 Emilia 4,664
45 Thomas 6,465 Zoey 4,488
46 Jayden 6,462 Naomi 4,463
47 Carter 6,326 Hannah 4,451
48 Santiago 6,017 Lucy 4,411
49 Ezekiel 5,993 Elena 4,274
50 Charles 5,889 Lillian 4,226
51 Josiah 5,763 Maya 4,208
52 Caleb 5,739 Leah 4,169
53 Cooper 5,609 Paisley 4,026
54 Lincoln 5,599 Addison 3,945
55 Miles 5,540 Natalie 3,932
56 Christopher 5,535 Valentina 3,881
57 Nathan 5,520 Everly 3,880
58 Isaiah 5,360 Delilah 3,853
59 Kai 5,343 Leilani 3,834
60 Joshua 5,146 Madelyn 3,709
61 Andrew 5,124 Kinsley 3,679
62 Angel 5,065 Ruby 3,593
63 Adrian 5,018 Sophie 3,512
64 Cameron 4,939 Alice 3,498
65 Nolan 4,910 Genesis 3,427
66 Waylon 4,897 Claire 3,365
67 Jaxon 4,828 Audrey 3,329
68 Roman 4,706 Sadie 3,278
69 Eli 4,664 Aaliyah 3,270
70 Wesley 4,644 Josephine 3,236
71 Aaron 4,496 Autumn 3,214
72 Ian 4,473 Brooklyn 3,191
73 Christian 4,442 Quinn 3,091
74 Ryan 4,372 Kennedy 3,060
75 Leonardo 4,347 Cora 3,049
76 Brooks 4,336 Savannah 3,034
77 Axel 4,318 Caroline 3,015
78 Walker 4,232 Athena 3,008
79 Jonathan 4,175 Natalia 2,995
80 Easton 4,143 Hailey 2,993
81 Everett 4,100 Aubrey 2,982
82 Weston 4,090 Emery 2,961
83 Bennett 4,082 Anna 2,944
84 Robert 4,051 Iris 2,922
85 Jameson 4,050 Bella 2,888
86 Landon 4,007 Eloise 2,888
87 Silas 3,996 Skylar 2,881
88 Jose 3,990 Jade 2,871
89 Beau 3,939 Gabriella 2,858
90 Micah 3,933 Ariana 2,840
91 Colton 3,906 Maria 2,831
92 Jordan 3,878 Adeline 2,812
93 Jeremiah 3,842 Lydia 2,794
94 Parker 3,840 Sarah 2,780
95 Greyson 3,750 Nevaeh 2,778
96 Rowan 3,742 Serenity 2,775
97 Adam 3,625 Liliana 2,768
98 Nicholas 3,623 Ayla 2,735
99 Theo 3,614 Everleigh 2,708
100 Xavier 3,580 Raelynn 2,702
101 Hunter 3,564 Allison 2,699
102 Dominic 3,553 Madeline 2,686
103 Jace 3,516 Vivian 2,661
104 Gael 3,503 Maeve 2,659
105 River 3,467 Lyla 2,655
106 Thiago 3,459 Samantha 2,586
107 Kayden 3,451 Rylee 2,573
108 Damian 3,445 Eva 2,562
109 August 3,403 Melody 2,558
110 Carson 3,390 Clara 2,541
111 Austin 3,351 Hadley 2,532
112 Myles 3,337 Julia 2,531
113 Amir 3,333 Piper 2,477
114 Declan 3,329 Juniper 2,474
115 Emmett 3,308 Parker 2,403
116 Ryder 3,304 Brielle 2,380
117 Luka 3,288 Eden 2,376
118 Connor 3,199 Remi 2,374
119 Jaxson 3,160 Josie 2,352
120 Milo 3,087 Rose 2,349
121 Enzo 3,077 Arya 2,330
122 Giovanni 2,966 Eliza 2,328
123 Vincent 2,960 Charlie 2,322
124 Diego 2,958 Peyton 2,313
125 Luis 2,933 Daisy 2,307
126 Archer 2,914 Lucia 2,202
127 Harrison 2,912 Millie 2,182
128 Kingston 2,900 Margaret 2,180
129 Atlas 2,898 Freya 2,167
130 Jasper 2,898 Melanie 2,160
131 Sawyer 2,890 Elliana 2,114
132 Legend 2,879 Adalynn 2,113
133 Lorenzo 2,824 Alina 2,109
134 Evan 2,823 Emersyn 2,109
135 Jonah 2,731 Sienna 2,105
136 Chase 2,693 Mary 2,097
137 Bryson 2,687 Isabelle 2,092
138 Adriel 2,684 Alaia 2,072
139 Nathaniel 2,679 Esther 2,060
140 Arthur 2,674 Sloane 2,050
141 Juan 2,664 Mackenzie 2,030
142 George 2,620 Amara 2,029
143 Cole 2,611 Ximena 2,004
144 Zion 2,600 Sage 1,997
145 Jason 2,594 Cecilia 1,995
146 Ashton 2,592 Valeria 1,994
147 Carlos 2,580 Reagan 1,982
148 Calvin 2,576 Valerie 1,974
149 Brayden 2,571 Catalina 1,941
150 Elliot 2,518 River 1,912
151 Rhett 2,488 Magnolia 1,869
152 Emiliano 2,475 Kehlani 1,865
153 Ace 2,474 Summer 1,862
154 Jayce 2,413 Ashley 1,851
155 Graham 2,390 Andrea 1,850
156 Max 2,380 Isabel 1,848
157 Braxton 2,379 Oakley 1,837
158 Leon 2,361 Olive 1,828
159 Ivan 2,354 Oaklynn 1,824
160 Hayden 2,292 Ember 1,819
161 Jude 2,288 Kaylee 1,814
162 Malachi 2,273 Georgia 1,751
163 Dean 2,255 Juliette 1,748
164 Tyler 2,252 Anastasia 1,747
165 Jesus 2,247 Genevieve 1,737
166 Zachary 2,245 Katherine 1,727
167 Kaiden 2,225 Blakely 1,725
168 Elliott 2,214 Reese 1,721
169 Arlo 2,204 Amaya 1,716
170 Emmanuel 2,200 Emerson 1,714
171 Ayden 2,178 Brianna 1,697
172 Bentley 2,177 June 1,695
173 Maxwell 2,171 Alani 1,692
174 Amari 2,157 Lainey 1,689
175 Ryker 2,146 Arianna 1,686
176 Finn 2,136 Rosalie 1,682
177 Antonio 2,128 Sara 1,670
178 Charlie 2,098 Jasmine 1,664
179 Maddox 2,097 Ruth 1,656
180 Justin 2,067 Adalyn 1,648
181 Judah 2,062 Ada 1,647
182 Kevin 2,060 Bailey 1,643
183 Dawson 2,040 Ariella 1,626
184 Matteo 2,036 Wren 1,595
185 Miguel 2,028 Myla 1,593
186 Zayden 2,010 Khloe 1,574
187 Camden 2,009 Callie 1,572
188 Messiah 2,006 Elsie 1,545
189 Alan 1,998 Alexandra 1,544
190 Alex 1,995 Ryleigh 1,539
191 Nicolas 1,973 Faith 1,535
192 Felix 1,958 Norah 1,528
193 Alejandro 1,954 Margot 1,522
194 Jesse 1,952 Zuri 1,513
195 Beckett 1,948 Journee 1,508
196 Matias 1,939 Aspen 1,502
197 Tucker 1,924 Gemma 1,495
198 Emilio 1,900 Kylie 1,487
199 Xander 1,892 Molly 1,474
200 Knox 1,891 Blake 1,441
201 Oscar 1,879 Zara 1,432
202 Beckham 1,829 Alaina 1,426
203 Timothy 1,827 Alana 1,412
204 Abraham 1,824 Brynlee 1,410
205 Andres 1,824 Amy 1,408
206 Gavin 1,785 Annie 1,408
207 Brody 1,781 Saylor 1,404
208 Barrett 1,777 Ana 1,392
209 Hayes 1,770 Amira 1,385
210 Jett 1,765 Kimberly 1,384
211 Brandon 1,763 Noelle 1,382
212 Joel 1,763 Kamila 1,379
213 Victor 1,762 Morgan 1,375
214 Peter 1,758 Phoebe 1,373
215 Abel 1,753 Harmony 1,370
216 Edward 1,736 Sutton 1,364
217 Karter 1,725 Taylor 1,361
218 Patrick 1,703 Finley 1,356
219 Richard 1,673 Lilah 1,356
220 Grant 1,663 Juliana 1,355
221 Avery 1,653 Lila 1,346
222 King 1,634 Londyn 1,344
223 Caden 1,612 Kailani 1,343
224 Adonis 1,603 Vera 1,330
225 Riley 1,589 Kaia 1,323
226 Tristan 1,588 Angela 1,316
227 Kyrie 1,586 Hallie 1,316
228 Blake 1,573 Diana 1,313
229 Eric 1,549 Lennon 1,309
230 Griffin 1,530 Presley 1,309
231 Malakai 1,519 Arabella 1,306
232 Rafael 1,505 Aliyah 1,304
233 Israel 1,495 Lilly 1,295
234 Tate 1,484 Milani 1,291
235 Lukas 1,468 Jordyn 1,287
236 Nico 1,468 Camille 1,283
237 Marcus 1,464 Ariel 1,279
238 Stetson 1,460 Aubree 1,279
239 Javier 1,458 Selena 1,270
240 Colt 1,457 Sawyer 1,257
241 Omar 1,448 Nyla 1,255
242 Simon 1,444 Delaney 1,252
243 Kash 1,440 Mariana 1,250
244 Remington 1,438 Rachel 1,247
245 Jeremy 1,429 Adaline 1,238
246 Louis 1,427 Leila 1,237
247 Mark 1,420 Lia 1,230
248 Lennox 1,417 Collins 1,230
249 Callum 1,409 Octavia 1,229
250 Kairo 1,404 Kali 1,220

What's in a (Popular) Name?

How do we know which baby names are hot each year? It's simple! The Social Security Administration collects data as parents register their newborns for a Social Security card. So, instead of waiting for the 10-year census, we get an annual update on the trending names!

Popular Baby Names vs. Popular First Names: Any Differences?

If you're wondering why the most popular baby names and the most popular first names aren't the same, remember: first names include everyone, not just babies. With 16.5% of the population over 65, names popular in their generation, like 'Jeremy' or 'Leila', still top the charts. As the birth rate declines, we won't see baby names like 'Liam' or 'Olivia' topping the overall popular names list until the Baby Boomer generation decreases significantly.

What Factors Influence Baby Name Popularity?

Ever wondered how a name like 'James' or 'Mia' hits the charts? It's not an exact science, but here are some cool factors:

Celebrity Influence

Americans adore their stars! A favorite celeb can influence baby names, so if you see more little 'Olivers' or 'Emmas' running around, you might have a Hollywood A-lister to thank!

Character-Inspired Names

Bookworms and movie buffs often name their kids after beloved characters. If 'Elijah' or 'Ava' sound familiar, check out the latest bestseller or box-office hit!

Following the Trend

We humans are trend-followers. So, if a friend's baby 'William' or 'Evelyn' has a cute ring to it, don't be surprised if it catches on!

The Power of Recall

Names heard repeatedly stick in our minds. So if 'Theodore' or 'Amelia' are on repeat, you'll likely see them in the baby name charts.

Family Tradition

Some names like 'Henry' or 'Sofia' stand the test of time, thanks to the tradition of naming babies after older relatives.

Religion and Politics

Religious texts and political figures inspire many parents. Evergreen choices like 'Lucas' or 'Isabella' show the lasting impact of religion and politics on baby names.

So, while we can't always predict why a name like 'Benjamin' or 'Avery' becomes popular, these factors give us some fun insights into the ever-changing landscape of baby names!

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.

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

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

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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