Top Baby Names of the 2010s Released

Top Baby Names of the 2010s Released

The top baby names of the 2010s in the US have been released by the Social Security Administration. Leading the list: Emma for girls and Noah for boys.

The new SSA tally of the top 200 names of the decade is based on the popular name counts for the years 2010 through 2018, the most recent year calculated. The US list of most popular baby names in 2019 will be released in May 2020.

The top baby names of the decade include several names currently ranking among the most popular names as well as a handful of others whose popularity is waning.

Top Girl Names of the 2010s

  1. Emma

  2. Sophia

  3. Olivia

  4. Isabella

  5. Ava

  6. Mia

  7. Abigail

  8. Emily

  9. Madison 

  10. Charlotte

Emma, Sophia, Isabella, and Emily have all ranked at Number 1 in various years. Charlotte is the newest member of this elite group of girls’ names, popularized by Britain‘s little princess, while Madison has fallen the furthest, now at Number 22.

Top Boy Names of the 2010s

  1. Noah

  2. Liam

  3. Jacob

  4. Mason

  5. William

  6. Ethan

  7. Michael

  8. Alexander

  9. James

  10. Elijah

Again, four of the decade’s Top 10 boys’ names have ranked at Number 1 in recent years: Noah, Liam (the current Number 1), Jacob, and Michael.

Compared with the SSA’s top names of the 2000s, six of the Top 10 girls’ names are the same: Emily (Number 1 in the 2000s decade count), Madison, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, and Abigail. Hannah, Samantha, Elizabeth, and Ashley have dropped out.

On the boys’ side, even fewer names still rank among the Top 10 a decade later: Jacob (Number 1 of the 2000s), Michael, Ethan, and William. Joshua, Matthew, Andrew, Daniel, Christopher, and Joseph do not make the 2010s Top 10.

New names on this decade’s Top 200 for girls include Aurora, Alice, Luna, Cora, and London.

For boys, new names among the decade’s most popular include Declan, Ezekiel, Weston, Axel, and Luca.

Visit the SSA website for the full Top 200 baby names of the 2010s.

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized baby name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. She has written about baby names for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and People.

Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.