Top 100 baby names in 2016 (US)

Top 100 baby names in 2016
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1NoahEmma
2LiamOlivia
3William +2Ava +1
4Mason -1Sophia -1
5James +2Isabella
6Benjamin +4Mia
7Jacob -3Charlotte +2
8Michael +1Abigail -1
9Elijah +2Emily -1
10Ethan -4Harper
11Alexander -3Amelia +1
12Oliver +7Evelyn +3
13Daniel -1Elizabeth
14Lucas +2Sofia
15MatthewMadison -4
16Aiden -3Avery
17JacksonElla +1
18Logan -4Scarlett +4
19David -1Grace
20Joseph +1Chloe -3
21Samuel +2Victoria -1
22Henry +7Riley +13
23Owen +13Aria +6
24Sebastian +12Lily +1
25Gabriel -3Aubrey -4
26Carter -2Zoey -3
27Jayden -7Penelope +7
28John -2Lillian -2
29Luke -1Addison -5
30Anthony -5Layla
31IsaacNatalie -4
32Dylan -5Camila +10
33Wyatt +1Hannah -5
34Andrew -4Brooklyn -3
35Joshua -2Zoe -2
36Christopher -4Nora +5
37Grayson +10Leah -1
38Jack +2Savannah
39Julian +6Audrey -2
40Ryan -1Claire +9
41Jaxon +3Eleanor +19
42LeviSkylar
43Nathan -5Ellie +4
44Caleb -7Samantha -4
45Hunter -4Stella +6
46Christian -3Paisley -1
47Isaiah +2Violet +3
48Thomas +3Mila +5
49Aaron +3Allison -10
50Lincoln +16Alexa -18
51Charles -1Anna -7
52Eli +1Hazel +11
53Landon -7Aaliyah -5
54Connor +1Ariana -8
55Josiah +2Lucy
56Jonathan -8Caroline +6
57Cameron -1Sarah +1
58Jeremiah -4Genesis +7
59Mateo +26Kennedy -2
60Adrian -2Sadie -8
61Hudson +4Gabriella -7
62Robert +1Madelyn -3
63Nicholas -1Adeline +72
64Brayden -3Maya +4
65Nolan +6Autumn +4
66Easton +12Aurora +12
67Jordan -7Piper
68Colton -9Hailey -4
69Evan -2Arianna -13
70Angel -6Kaylee -9
71Asher +11Ruby +12
72Dominic -4Serenity -1
73Austin -4Eva +2
74Leo +17Naomi +2
75Adam -2Nevaeh -5
76Jace -1Alice +10
77Jose +3Luna +33
78Ian -2Bella -4
79Cooper -2Quinn +18
80Gavin -10Lydia
81Carson +8Peyton -9
82Jaxson +2Melanie -1
83Theodore +16Kylie -17
84Jason +2Aubree -5
85Ezra +7Mackenzie -11
86Chase -12Kinsley +27
87Parker -15Cora +1
88Xavier +2Julia +1
89Kevin -10Taylor -12
90Zachary -2Katherine -6
91Tyler -10Madeline -1
92Ayden -5Gianna +4
93Elias +7Eliana +9
94Bryson +40Elena +12
95Leonardo +8Vivian
96Greyson +15Willow +15
97Sawyer -3Reagan +2
98Roman +4Brianna -16
99Brandon -16Clara -1
100Bentley -7Faith -9
Source: US Social Security Administration

Every year, the US Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of the most popular baby names. In 2016, the most popular names were Noah with 0.9465% of total births (19015 Social Security card applications) and Emma with 1.0108% of births (19414 Social Security card applications).


Name trends for Jacob, Michael and Joshua:
Name trends - Jacob, Michael, Joshua

The popularity of Emily, Emma and Madison over 100 years:
Name trends - Emily, Emma, Madison


Name trends - Abigail, Olivia, Isabella


Name trends -  Matthew, Ethan, Andrew

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