Get to know the most popular baby names of the decade

  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) released the most popular baby names for the past decade
  • For boys, the top name is Noah, while Emma dominated the list of female names
  • SSA listed the 200 most popular names among 18,133,841 male births and 17,316,359 female births from 2010 to 2018

Do you know a kid whose name is Noah or Emma? The Social Security Administration (SSA) has released the top baby names for the past decade and these names were on top of the list for males and females.

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SSA listed down the 200 most popular names among the 18,133,841 male births and 17,316,359 female births from 2010 to 2018. Data for 2019 will be released on May 2020. “Based on data for 9 of the 10 years in the 2010s decade, the rankings below are a good indication of the ultimate rankings for the complete decade,” SSA said.

Based on the table, 163,657 boys were named Noah while 177,410 girls were given the name Emma.

For boys, next are Liam (152,994), Jacob (152,020), Mason (146,079), and William (145,893). For girls on the other hand, following Emma on the list of the most popular are Sophia (166,986), Olivia (165,581), Isabella (156,709), and Ava (140,979).

Other popular baby names for boys are Ethan, Michael, Alexander, James, Elijah, Daniel, Benjamin. Aiden, Jayden, and Logan. Some of the most common female names, meanwhile, are Mia, Abigail, Emily, Madison, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Amelia, Chloe, Ella, and Evelyn.

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Baby naming site Nameberry said that the baby names of the decade include names that are still popular and some whose popularity is already starting to wane.

“Emma, Sophia, Isabella, and Emily have all ranked at Number 1 in various years. Charlotte is the newest member of this elite group of girls’ names, popularized by Britain‘s little princess, while Madison has fallen the furthest, now at Number 22,” Nameberry said.

For boys, Noah, Liam (currently the number 1), Jacob, and Michael have ranked number one in the recent years.

Is your child’s name included in the list of most popular baby names? Check out the full list here.

Sources: SSA, Nameberry