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Top 10 baby girl and boy names by year

based on the U.S. Social Security Administration statistics

Yearly the U.S. Social Security Administration publishes a list of the most popular baby names. Emily was the most popular girl's name for 12 years in a row, replaced by Emma only in 2008. In, the top spot was taken by Sophia, who knocked Isabella to number two after a two-year stint at the top. Jacob is the top boy's name for the 14th consecutive year.


Popularity in 2007 (US)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1JacobEmily
2MichaelIsabella
3EthanEmma
4JoshuaAva
5DanielMadison
6ChristopherSophia
7AnthonyOlivia
8WilliamAbigail
9MatthewHannah
10AndrewElizabeth
More: Top 100 baby names in 2007
Popularity in 2008 (US)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1JacobEmma
2MichaelIsabella
3EthanEmily
4JoshuaMadison
5DanielAva
6AlexanderOlivia
7AnthonySophia
8WilliamAbigail
9ChristopherElizabeth
10MatthewChloe
More: Top 100 baby names in 2008
Popularity in 2009 (US)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1Jacob Isabella
2Ethan Emma
3Michael Olivia
4Alexander Sophia
5William Ava
6Joshua Emily
7Daniel Madison
8Jayden Abigail
9Noah Chloe
10Anthony Mia
More: Top 100 baby names in 2009
Popularity in 2010 (US)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1JacobIsabella
2EthanSophia
3MichaelEmma
4JaydenOlivia
5WilliamAva
6AlexanderEmily
7NoahAbigail
8DanielMadison
9AidenChloe
10AnthonyMia
More: Top 100 baby names in 2010
Popularity in 2011 (US)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1JacobSophia
2MasonIsabella
3WilliamEmma
4JaydenOlivia
5NoahAva
6MichaelEmily
7EthanAbigail
8AlexanderMadison
9AidenMia
10DanielChloe
More: Top 100 baby names in 2011
Popularity in 2012 (US)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1JacobSophia
2MasonEmma
3EthanIsabella
4NoahOlivia
5WilliamAva
6LiamEmily
7JaydenAbigail
8MichaelMia
9AlexanderMadison
10AidenElizabeth
More: Top 100 baby names in 2012

The most popular given names from around the world: Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales, Scotland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium.

 
 
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