The 50 Most (and Least) Common Baby Names

baby_nameEvery year the Social Security Administration provides information on the top 1000 baby names in the US.  With monikers in the top spots being shared by more than 15,000 babies during the given year, and those at the bottom being selected by less than 250 families, the list is a fascinating picture of baby name trends. It’s also a neat source of inspiration for those still on the lookout for a name for their little one.

Below you’ll find the top 50 boy and girl names, as well as the bottom 50 boy and girl choices from the 1000 provided, taken from the most recent available year (2013). Are your children’s names on the list?

50 Most Popular Baby Names

Rank

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

Boy Name

Noah

Liam

Jacob

Mason

William

Ethan

Michael

Alexander

Jayden

Daniel

Elijah

Aiden

James

Benjamin

Matthew

Jackson

Logan

David

Anthony

Joseph

Joshua

Andrew

Lucas

Gabriel

Samuel

Christopher

John

Dylan

Isaac

Ryan

Nathan

Carter

Caleb

Luke

Christian

Hunter

Henry

Owen

Landon

Jack

Wyatt

Jonathan

Eli

Isaiah

Sebastian

Jaxon

Julian

Brayden

Gavin

Levi

# Boys

18090

18002

17976

17591

16495

16127

15366

14771

14656

14140

13626

13527

13416

13373

13226

12488

12270

12226

12164

12095

11680

11568

11451

11112

10957

10765

10588

10058

10005

9808

9620

9512

9500

9497

9261

8887

8802

8702

8679

8506

8490

8478

7867

7754

7495

7479

7469

7384

7379

7339

Rank

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

Girl Name

Sophia

Emma

Olivia

Isabella

Ava

Mia

Emily

Abigail

Madison

Elizabeth

Charlotte

Avery

Sofia

Chloe

Ella

Harper

Amelia

Aubrey

Addison

Evelyn

Natalie

Grace

Hannah

Zoey

Victoria

Lillian

Lily

Brooklyn

Samantha

Layla

Zoe

Audrey

Leah

Allison

Anna

Aaliyah

Savannah

Gabriella

Camila

Aria

Kaylee

Scarlett

Hailey

Arianna

Riley

Alexis

Nevaeh

Sarah

Claire

Sadie

# Girls

21075

20788

18256

17490

15129

13066

13044

12313

10529

9345

9232

9121

9108

8714

8370

8222

7979

7927

7677

7616

7430

7296

7222

7187

7155

7017

6935

6837

6453

6440

5920

5567

5554

5405

5315

5195

5192

5173

5127

5085

5079

5031

4994

4956

4902

4741

4716

4635

4626

4614

50 Least Popular Baby Names (out of 1000 provided)

Rank

951

952

953

954

955

956

957

958

959

960

961

962

963

964

965

966

967

968

969

970

971

972

973

974

975

976

977

978

979

980

981

982

983

984

985

986

987

988

989

990

991

992

993

994

995

996

997

998

999

1000

Boy Name

Truman

Brysen

Jaycob

Kohen

Augustine

Castiel

Langston

Magnus

Osvaldo

Reagan

Sidney

Tyree

Yair

Deegan

Kalel

Todd

Alfred

Anson

Apollo

Rowen

Santana

Ephraim

Houston

Jayse

Leroy

Pierre

Tyrell

Camryn

Grey

Yadiel

Aaden

Corban

Denzel

Jordy

Kannon

Branden

Brendon

Brenton

Dario

Jakobe

Lachlan

Thatcher

Immanuel

Camilo

Davon

Graeme

Rocky

Broderick

Clyde

Darien

# Boys

208

207

207

207

206

206

206

206

206

206

206

206

206

205

205

205

204

204

204

204

204

203

203

203

203

203

203

202

202

202

200

200

200

200

200

199

199

199

199

199

199

199

197

196

196

196

196

195

195

195

Rank

951

952

953

954

955

956

957

958

959

960

961

962

963

964

965

966

967

968

969

970

971

972

973

974

975

976

977

978

979

980

981

982

983

984

985

986

987

988

989

990

991

992

993

994

995

996

997

998

999

1000

Girl Name

Belinda

Cristina

Lillyana

Neriah

Rihanna

Tamia

Rivka

Annabell

Araceli

Ayana

Emmaline

Giovanna

Kylah

Kailani

Karissa

Nahla

Zainab

Devyn

Karma

Marleigh

Meadow

India

Kaiya

Sarahi

Audrianna

Natalya

Bayleigh

Estelle

Kaidence

Kaylyn

Magnolia

Princess

Avalyn

Ireland

Jayde

Roxanne

Alaysia

Amia

Astrid

Karly

Dalilah

Makena

Penny

Ryann

Charity

Judith

Kenna

Tess

Tinley

Collins

# Girls

263

263

263

263

263

263

262

261

261

261

261

261

261

260

258

258

258

256

256

256

256

255

255

255

254

254

253

253

253

253

253

253

252

252

252

252

251

251

251

251

250

250

250

250

249

249

249

249

249

248

For more information on baby name trends, including lists for additional years and popular choices by US state, check out the Social Security Administration’s baby name page. Find even more comments on this post on our facebook page.

Image: Vangelis Matos Medina

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