These Are the Most Popular Baby Names of the Decade

The list-toppers? Emma and Noah.
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ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
Oct 2020

They’re here! The Social Security Administration has finally released its list of the top baby names from 2019, along with the past 10 years. The findings are comprised of data that includes approximately 20 million male births and 19.1 million female births and list the top 200 names for boys and girls.

Emma topped the list for girls, while Noah ranked first for boys. Whether you’re pregnant and looking for inspiration, or if you’re a parent who’s curious to find out if your little one made the list, take a look at the top 20 names of the decade for boys and girls below, as well as the number of babies born with the name in the past decade.

Top Baby Names for Girls

  1. Emma, 194,667
  2. Olivia, 184,192
  3. Sophia, 180,832
  4. Isabella, 170,185
  5. Ava, 155,546
  6. Mia, 128,824
  7. Abigail, 118,475
  8. Emily, 117,450
  9. Charlotte, 102,269
  10. Madison, 98,258
  11. Elizabeth, 93,787
  12. Amelia, 93,620
  13. Evelyn, 86,845
  14. Ella, 85,760
  15. Chloe, 85,122
  16. Harper, 85,047
  17. Avery, 82,806
  18. Sofia, 82,282
  19. Grace, 72,867
  20. Addison, 70,901

Top Baby Names for Boys

  1. Noah, 182,896
  2. Liam, 173,636
  3. Jacob, 162,876
  4. William, 159,600
  5. Mason, 157,591
  6. Ethan, 148,857
  7. Michael, 144,741
  8. Alexander, 141,833
  9. James, 139,307
  10. Elijah, 136,649
  11. Benjamin, 134,226
  12. Daniel, 133,595
  13. Aiden, 129,374
  14. Logan, 126,600
  15. Jayden, 125,796
  16. Matthew, 124,808
  17. Lucas, 118,453
  18. David, 116,382
  19. Jackson, 115,997
  20. Joseph, 115,341

Looking for more baby name ideas? Check out the top baby names from 2020 and the most popular gender-neutral names of the last decade.

Updated October 2020

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