These Are the Most Popular Baby Names of the Decade

The list-toppers? Emma and Noah.
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
Dec 2019

They’re here! The Social Security Administration has finally released its list of the top baby names from the past 10 years. Well, technically the data runs from 2010 to March 2019, but it’s close enough! The findings are comprised of data that includes approximately 18.1 million male births and 17.3 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 between 2010 and March 2019.

Top Baby Names for Girls

  1. Emma, 177,410
  2. Sophia 166,986
  3. Olivia, 165,581
  4. Isabella, 156,709
  5. Ava, 140,979
  6. Mia, 116,301
  7. Abigail, 109,253
  8. Emily, 109,149
  9. Madison, 91,914
  10. Charlotte, 89,043
  11. Elizabeth, 85,832
  12. Amelia 80,666
  13. Chloe, 78,693
  14. Ella, 77,581
  15. Evelyn, 76,389
  16. Avery, 75,438
  17. Sofia, 74,881
  18. Harper, 74,538
  19. Grace, 66,726
  20. Addison, 66,383

Top Baby Names for Boys

  1. Noah, 163,657
  2. Liam, 152,994
  3. Jacob, 152,020
  4. Mason, 146,079
  5. William, 145,893
  6. Ethan, 137,512
  7. Michael, 134,043
  8. Alexander, 130,477
  9. James, 126,060
  10. Elijah, 123,151
  11. Daniel, 122,962
  12. Benjamin, 121,134
  13. Aiden, 119,935
  14. Jayden, 117,779
  15. Logan, 116,013
  16. Matthew, 115,486
  17. David, 107,325
  18. Joseph, 106,125
  19. Lucas, 105,956
  20. Jackson, 105,784

Looking for more baby name ideas? Check out the top baby names from 2019 and the most popular gender-neutral names of the last decade.

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