Most Popular Baby Names Since 2008

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names are since 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 10 most popular baby names since 2008, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2008.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 271,648 Emma 276,926
2 Liam 248,648 Olivia 270,649
3 Jacob 231,941 Sophia 251,713
4 William 231,924 Isabella 246,127
5 Ethan 215,513 Ava 225,403
6 Michael 211,994 Mia 183,753
7 Alexander 207,008 Emily 170,136
8 Mason 205,881 Abigail 169,008
9 James 205,429 Charlotte 149,377
10 Elijah 200,497 Madison 148,166

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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