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Top 10 Names for 2007
Rank Male name Female name
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Isabella
3 Ethan Emma
4 Joshua Ava
5 Daniel Madison
6 Christopher Sophia
7 Anthony Olivia
8 William Abigail
9 Matthew Hannah
10 Andrew Elizabeth
Note: Rank 1 is the most popular, rank 2 is the next most popular, and so forth.

Baby Name Data

The 4 forms, at right, provide access to our baby name data.
Background Information
Popular names by State—top 100 names for a selected State
Top 5 names over the last 100 years
Baby names & city names
Popular names of twins
Restricted set of U.S. births from which popular baby names are drawn


Popular Names by Birth Year
For a list of the most popular names for a particular year of birth (any year after 1879), enter the year and the length of the popularity list.

Name rankings may include:

Popularity of a Name
To see how the popularity of a name has changed over time, enter the name and, optionally, the sex and number of years. Please note that the name you select must be in the top 1000 most popular names in order for the name to appear in the table produced by your request.

Sex associated with name

Top 5 names by State
Top 1000 names by decade

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About this site

In 1998, the Social Security Administration published Actuarial Note #139, Name Distributions in the Social Security Area, August 1997, on the distribution of given names of Social Security number holders. We now make such name data available by allowing you to request data from one of the forms above. Our popular names are limited to the top 1000 names (top 100 by State) for each year of birth. Portal to U.S. government agencies Privacy Policy  | Website Policies & Other Important Information  | Site Map
Last reviewed or modified Friday Sep 5, 2008
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