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The Top Names of 2016

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It’s here! It’s here! The United States Social Security Administration just released their most current data giving us a new list of popular baby names.  Let’s look over the new Top Baby Names!

Girls

1 Emma
2 Olivia
3 Ava + up one spot from last year
4 Sophia – down one spot from last year
5 Isabella
6 Mia
7 Charlotte + up two spots from last year
8 Abigail – down one spot from last year
9 Emily – down one spot from last year
10 Harper

Boys

1 Noah
2 Liam
3 William + up one spot from last year
4 Mason – down one spot from last year
5 James + up two spots from last year
6 Benjamin + up four spots from last year
7 Jacob – down three spots from last year
8 Michael + up one spot from last year
9 Elijah + up two spots from last year
10 Ethan – down four spots from last year

Elijah is new to the Top 10 and Alexander has fallen out of the Top 10.

Do you know any babies born last year with these names? What are your personal favorites?

The Most Popular Names by Letter

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Let’s take a look at the most popular names for each letter of the alphabet in the United States. The number beside each name indicates its ranking.  You’ll notice that in general, the male names on the list have a higher ranking than the girls.  More girls names begin in the same letter.


 

  • A
    Ava #8
    Alexander #7
  • B
    Brooklyn#26
    Benjamin #12
  • C
    Charlotte #10
    Carter #27
  • D
    Delilah #130
    Daniel #10
  • E
    Emma #1
    Ethan #6
  • F
    Faith #81
    Francisco #232
  • G
    Grace #21
    Gabriel #24
  • H
    Harper #11
    Henry #33
  • I
    Isabella #4
    Isaac #31
  • J
    Julia #86
    Jacob #4
  • K
    Kaylee #52
    Kevin #70
  • L
    Lillian #25
    Liam #2
  • M
    Mia #6
    Mason #3


  • N
    Natalie #23
    Noah #1
  • O
    Olivia #2
    Oliver #32
  • P
    Penelope #42
    Parker #73
  • Q
    Quinn #126
    Quinn #363
  • R
    Riley #47
    Ryan #37
  • S
    Sophia #3
    Samuel #23
  • T
    Taylor #77
    Thomas #54
  • U
    Uriah #506
  • V
    Victoria #19
    Vincent #104
  • W
    Willow #138
    William #5
  • X
    Ximena #142
    Xavier #88
  • Y
    Yaretzi #372
  • Z
    Zoey #22
    Zachary #82

The Most Popular Baby Names!

popbannerThis has been the biggest week in baby names! We started the week with the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and we end it with the new Social Security Administration’s list of the most popular baby names in the United States!  Here are the top 10 names for 2014:

Boys
1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Mason
4. Jacob
5. William
6. Ethan
7. Michael
8. Alexander
9. James
10. Daniel

Girls
1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Sophia
4. Isabella
5. Ava
6. Mia
7. Emily
8. Abigail
9. Madison
10. Charlotte

Here I discuss changes to the top 10 names as well as their meanings:

You can learn more about the most popular names by visiting the SSA Website here: http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

Happy Mother’s Day!
~Meagan