Most Popular Baby Names Since 2003

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names are since 2003. 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 10 most popular baby names since 2003, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2003.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Jacob 364,449 Emma 379,091
2 Noah 342,216 Olivia 350,686
3 Michael 333,044 Isabella 327,482
4 William 329,042 Sophia 315,515
5 Ethan 321,945 Ava 288,924
6 Daniel 300,330 Emily 285,577
7 Alexander 297,136 Abigail 247,220
8 Matthew 288,368 Madison 245,153
9 James 287,137 Mia 232,022
10 Joshua 274,972 Elizabeth 204,172

More Popular Baby Names

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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

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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