Most Popular Baby Names Since 2016

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names are since 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 10 most popular baby names since 2016, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2016.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 137,925 Olivia 126,479
2 Noah 130,682 Emma 120,733
3 Oliver 97,499 Ava 98,654
4 William 94,904 Sophia 96,566
5 James 92,590 Isabella 92,840
6 Elijah 91,338 Charlotte 91,424
7 Benjamin 89,698 Mia 86,362
8 Lucas 84,674 Amelia 85,887
9 Mason 79,805 Evelyn 69,838
10 Alexander 77,466 Harper 67,748

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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