The SSA Has Announced the Most Popular Baby Names From 2022

Liam and Olivia have clinched the top spots for the past four years. Learn what newcomer names are shooting to stardom here.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Updated May 12, 2023
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A lot goes into picking a name for baby. Whether you are looking for something in line with today’s trends or hope to source a name that is a little more unique, it helps to know which monikers are topping the charts.

The authority on all things American baby names, The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced the most popular baby names from 2022. Since 1997, the agency has been compiling a list based on the most popular names parents opted to give their children, born the previous year. Historically, the list has always been released around Mother’s Day.

This year, for the fourth year in a row, Olivia remains the top name for girls. Liam has been the top name for boys since 2017. While the names largely remain the same year over year, Luna managed to claw its way into the top 10 this year, knocking out Harper. Plus, there are some newcomers that the SSA recognizes as the fastest-rising boys’ and girls’ names in 2022. This year, unique names like Wrenlee, Neriah, Chosen, Arlet, Khaza and Georgina made it into the top 5 rapid risers.

Check out the SSA’s findings for the Top 10 most popular baby names for boys and girls from 2022 below:

Top 10 Baby Names of 2022 for Boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Oliver
4. James
5. Elijah
7. Henry
8. Lucas

Top 10 Baby Names of 2022 for Girls

2. Emma
4. Amelia
5. Sophia
7. Ava
8. Mia
9. Evelyn
10. Luna

Looking for more baby name inspiration? Check out our predictions of the hottest baby name trends of 2023. For more ideas and inspiration, visit The Bump’s Baby Name Resources.

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