New Number 1 Boys’ Name!

popular baby names 2017

Liam is the new Number 1 boys’ name for 2017, the Social Security Administration announced, with Emma remaining at Number 1 one for girls.

This year’s top baby names contains more new entries than in several years. Amelia vaults onto the girls’ Top 10 at Number 8, followed by newcomer Evelyn at Number 9.

On the boys’ side, Logan appeared on the Top 10 for the first time at Number 5, with new boys’ names Elijah at 8 and Oliver at 9.

Former Number 1 boys’ name Jacob barely hangs on at Number 10, while last year’s new names Benjamin and Charlotte have moved up to Numbers 6 and 7.

The boys’ name that has moved up the most number of places is Wells, up more than 600 places to enter the Top 1000 at Number 915.

On the girls’ side, the name that’s moved up the most is the invented Ensley, entering the Top 1000 at Number 965.

Donald may not have made the popularity list, but Melania was the fifth fastest-rising girls’ name, moving to Number 720.

The hottest Kardashian-influenced name was Dream, the name of Rob Kardashian’s daughter with Blac Chyna, the third fastest-rising girls’ name moving to Number 840.

And the letter K starts four of the ten fastest-rising boys’ names: Kairo, Kace, Kashton, and Koa. Caspian and Colson also rank among the ten hottest names for boys, while Kehlani is the tenth fastest-rising name for girls.

But K names for boys are among the most volatile on both sides of the ledger. Among the fastest falling boys’ names is Kylo, the Star Wars name that last year was the hottest boys’ name, falling out of the Top 1000 after only a single year in the spotlight.

Other sinking K names for boys are Kolby and Kamdyn.

Here’s the full Top 20, with more details to come:

1 Liam Emma
2 Noah Olivia
3 William Ava
4 James Isabella
5 Logan Sophia
6 Benjamin Mia
7 Mason Charlotte
8 Elijah Amelia
9 Oliver Evelyn
10 Jacob Abigail
11 Lucas Harper
12 Michael Emily
13 Alexander Elizabeth
14 Ethan Avery
15 Daniel Sofia
16 Matthew Ella
17 Aiden Madison
18 Henry Scarlett
19 Joseph Victoria
20 Jackson Aria

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missmarvelous Says:

May 11th, 2018 at 8:44 am

Elijah was in the top 10 last year too (number 9). I was surprised to see Michael finally drop out of the top 10 and that there was no change at all in the girls top 7! I didn’t see Logan coming at all either. So interesting!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

May 11th, 2018 at 8:46 am

Wow. Before I clicked on this, I guessed it would be Liam for some reason. Looks like I’m right!

brittanyanitarose Says:

May 11th, 2018 at 9:49 am

This was a really big year for shifts in the boys top 10! Logan at number 5 wow. Hapoy to see Benjamin and Oliver climbing too.

beynotce Says:

May 11th, 2018 at 9:53 am

I knew Oliver would be in the top 10 this year, but Logan is a nice surprise! Michael had a good run, and it’s a fine name, but I can’t say I’m sorry to see it drop out of the top 10.

I’m very surprised that Olivia still hasn’t overtaken Emma on the girls’ side. And I knew Evelyn and Amelia were climbers, but I didn’t expect to see either of them in the top 10 until 2018!

breeann21 Says:

May 11th, 2018 at 11:10 am

Did anyone else notice that if you add the Sophias with the Sofias, there were nearly 23,000 born last year. I’m interested to see the popularity rankings once different spellings are taken into account.

SparkleNinja18 Says:

May 11th, 2018 at 4:26 pm

I was so certain Olivia was going to dethrone Emma! I also thought Noah had a nice cushion above Liam, but I’m not surprised with that development. Getting excited that it seems Abigail’s time in the top 10 is limited. I get so sick of meeting so many people named Abby!

niterider Says:

May 12th, 2018 at 12:21 pm

I named my son, who was born in December, Logan. Just sounded cool, ruged and it didn’t hurt that the Wolverine’s name was Logan too. 😉

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