Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 2016

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 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 250 most popular baby girl names in 2016, 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

Rank Name Count
1 Emma 19,522
2 Olivia 19,380
3 Ava 16,325
4 Sophia 16,149
5 Isabella 14,829
6 Mia 14,442
7 Charlotte 13,100
8 Abigail 11,780
9 Emily 10,990
10 Harper 10,793
11 Amelia 10,785
12 Evelyn 10,111
13 Elizabeth 9,572
14 Sofia 9,172
15 Madison 9,039
16 Avery 8,768
17 Ella 7,926
18 Scarlett 7,709
19 Grace 7,604
20 Chloe 7,470
21 Victoria 7,319
22 Riley 7,148
23 Aria 6,941
24 Lily 6,595
25 Aubrey 6,544
26 Zoey 6,455
27 Penelope 6,391
28 Lillian 6,370
29 Addison 6,330
30 Layla 6,276
31 Natalie 6,184
32 Camila 6,049
33 Hannah 6,024
34 Brooklyn 5,962
35 Zoe 5,756
36 Nora 5,592
37 Leah 5,423
38 Savannah 5,375
39 Audrey 5,361
40 Claire 5,211
41 Eleanor 5,136
42 Skylar 5,122
43 Ellie 5,068
44 Samantha 4,953
45 Stella 4,930
46 Violet 4,874
47 Paisley 4,871
48 Mila 4,824
49 Anna 4,793
50 Allison 4,779
51 Alexa 4,771
52 Hazel 4,671
53 Aaliyah 4,645
54 Ariana 4,603
55 Lucy 4,600
56 Caroline 4,434
57 Sarah 4,419
58 Genesis 4,350
59 Kennedy 4,332
60 Sadie 4,289
61 Gabriella 4,252
62 Madelyn 4,237
63 Adeline 4,117
64 Maya 4,086
65 Autumn 4,034
66 Aurora 3,994
67 Piper 3,952
68 Hailey 3,942
69 Arianna 3,896
70 Serenity 3,845
71 Ruby 3,840
72 Kaylee 3,835
73 Naomi 3,804
74 Eva 3,803
75 Nevaeh 3,799
76 Alice 3,687
77 Luna 3,677
78 Bella 3,668
79 Quinn 3,647
80 Lydia 3,617
81 Peyton 3,503
82 Melanie 3,484
83 Aubree 3,415
84 Kylie 3,414
85 Mackenzie 3,408
86 Cora 3,373
87 Kinsley 3,370
88 Julia 3,338
89 Madeline 3,278
90 Taylor 3,278
91 Katherine 3,272
92 Gianna 3,221
93 Eliana 3,203
94 Elena 3,185
95 Vivian 3,141
96 Willow 3,114
97 Reagan 3,093
98 Brianna 3,092
99 Faith 3,078
100 Clara 3,074
101 Ashley 3,040
102 Isabelle 3,034
103 Emilia 3,031
104 Annabelle 2,997
105 Rylee 2,967
106 Valentina 2,916
107 Everly 2,894
108 Hadley 2,884
109 Sophie 2,874
110 Alexandra 2,850
111 Natalia 2,825
112 Ivy 2,821
113 Maria 2,807
114 Josephine 2,793
115 Delilah 2,732
116 Bailey 2,707
117 Jade 2,696
118 Alexis 2,689
119 Ximena 2,679
120 Alyssa 2,674
121 Brielle 2,661
122 Jasmine 2,645
123 Liliana 2,639
124 Adalynn 2,593
125 Khloe 2,541
126 Mary 2,520
127 Isla 2,519
128 Andrea 2,477
129 Kayla 2,466
130 Emery 2,419
131 London 2,353
132 Morgan 2,336
133 Kimberly 2,331
134 Lauren 2,324
135 Sydney 2,320
136 Nova 2,282
137 Trinity 2,231
138 Lyla 2,222
139 Margaret 2,215
140 Adalyn 2,188
141 Ariel 2,188
142 Athena 2,175
143 Lilly 2,158
144 Melody 2,142
145 Isabel 2,117
146 Jordyn 2,107
147 Jocelyn 2,103
148 Eden 2,087
149 Paige 2,050
150 Teagan 2,044
151 Sara 2,037
152 Valeria 2,037
153 Rose 2,032
154 Norah 2,026
155 Aliyah 2,003
156 Mckenzie 1,994
157 Molly 1,983
158 Raelynn 1,978
159 Leilani 1,966
160 Valerie 1,964
161 Emerson 1,962
162 Nicole 1,953
163 Juliana 1,951
164 Laila 1,948
165 Makayla 1,938
166 Mariah 1,925
167 Mya 1,915
168 Elise 1,913
169 Arya 1,897
170 Ryleigh 1,888
171 Adaline 1,879
172 Rachel 1,877
173 Brooke 1,868
174 Eliza 1,864
175 Angelina 1,854
176 Amy 1,843
177 Cecilia 1,826
178 Alina 1,823
179 Reese 1,823
180 Londyn 1,821
181 Esther 1,810
182 Gracie 1,810
183 Payton 1,801
184 Alaina 1,767
185 Charlie 1,763
186 Iris 1,747
187 Arabella 1,739
188 Genevieve 1,732
189 Finley 1,725
190 Daisy 1,725
191 Harmony 1,718
192 Anastasia 1,711
193 Kendall 1,702
194 Daniela 1,669
195 Adelyn 1,668
196 Catherine 1,666
197 Vanessa 1,660
198 Brooklynn 1,655
199 Juliette 1,655
200 Julianna 1,604
201 Presley 1,604
202 Summer 1,600
203 Destiny 1,597
204 Amaya 1,586
205 Rebecca 1,578
206 Hayden 1,577
207 Alana 1,570
208 Eloise 1,564
209 Michelle 1,561
210 Fiona 1,558
211 Lila 1,558
212 Callie 1,541
213 Lucia 1,521
214 Angela 1,509
215 Adriana 1,496
216 Marley 1,496
217 Parker 1,479
218 Alexandria 1,472
219 Alivia 1,463
220 Giselle 1,463
221 Alayna 1,439
222 Ana 1,435
223 Brynlee 1,432
224 Harley 1,428
225 Gabrielle 1,422
226 Georgia 1,416
227 Dakota 1,415
228 Juliet 1,397
229 Leila 1,391
230 Tessa 1,389
231 Jessica 1,388
232 Kate 1,388
233 Jayla 1,387
234 Lola 1,384
235 Sienna 1,372
236 Stephanie 1,370
237 Josie 1,360
238 Daleyza 1,350
239 Rowan 1,349
240 Hope 1,344
241 Evangeline 1,336
242 Maggie 1,323
243 Makenzie 1,306
244 Camille 1,304
245 Vivienne 1,281
246 Sawyer 1,281
247 Gemma 1,273
248 Joanna 1,272
249 Noelle 1,267
250 Elliana 1,263

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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