Top Baby Names
The top baby names in the US are led by Emma at Number 1 for girls and Liam for boys.
Along with Emma, the Top 10 girl names in the US include Isabella, Sophia, Ava, Mia, and Charlotte.
Along with Liam, names ranking among the US Top 10 for boys include Noah, William, Oliver, James, Benjamin, and Elijah.
The Social Security Administration’s list of popular US baby names was released in May 2019, calculating statistics from the previous year. The most recent list, published here, is a count of names for babies born in 2018. The 2019 list was delayed by COVID-19.
The official list of most popular baby names is a guide to what names babies actually received in the US in that year. While it’s extremely reliable in terms of gauging naming patterns and popularity in the past, the time lag makes it less valuable as a tool for predicting which baby names will be popular in the future.
To look at a name’s popularity over time and also see its standing on Nameberry’s own list of popular baby names as well as those from other countries, click through to the individual name pages. Here is the full 2018 list of most popular baby names in the US, which includes the Top 1000 names for girls and names for boys.