Top baby names in the United States

The following table shows the 100 most frequent given names for male and female births in 2011 in the United States. The data is based on Social Security card application data.


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Rank Male name Number of males Female name Number of females
1 Jacob 20,153 Sophia 21,695
2 Mason 19,396 Isabella 19,745
3 William 17,151 Emma 18,674
4 Jayden 16,861 Olivia 17,169
5 Noah 16,719 Ava 15,383
6 Michael 16,598 Emily 14,164
7 Ethan 16,567 Abigail 13,149
8 Alexander 15,591 Madison 12,298
9 Aiden 15,389 Mia 11,451
10 Daniel 15,138 Chloe 10,917
11 Anthony 14,181 Elizabeth 9,972
12 Matthew 14,051 Ella 9,501
13 Elijah 13,817 Addison 9,246
14 Joshua 13,601 Natalie 8,593
15 Liam 13,347 Lily 8,112
16 Andrew 13,152 Grace 7,560
17 James 13,133 Samantha 7,330
18 David 13,098 Avery 7,303
19 Benjamin 12,942 Sofia 7,285
20 Logan 12,913 Aubrey 7,135
21 Christopher 12,885 Brooklyn 7,115
22 Joseph 12,798 Lillian 6,857
23 Jackson 12,277 Victoria 6,832
24 Gabriel 12,226 Evelyn 6,670
25 Ryan 11,424 Hannah 6,497
26 Samuel 11,198 Alexis 6,482
27 John 10,934 Charlotte 6,365
28 Nathan 10,421 Zoey 6,354
29 Lucas 10,324 Leah 6,337
30 Christian 10,228 Amelia 6,307
31 Jonathan 10,145 Zoe 6,234
32 Caleb 9,915 Hailey 6,232
33 Dylan 9,701 Layla 6,048
34 Landon 9,700 Gabriella 6,040
35 Isaac 9,508 Nevaeh 6,030
36 Gavin 8,971 Kaylee 5,999
37 Brayden 8,962 Alyssa 5,962
38 Tyler 8,759 Anna 5,601
39 Luke 8,636 Sarah 5,472
40 Evan 8,584 Allison 5,426
41 Carter 8,549 Savannah 5,406
42 Nicholas 8,517 Ashley 5,368
43 Isaiah 8,411 Audrey 5,183
44 Owen 8,281 Taylor 5,157
45 Jack 8,118 Brianna 5,156
46 Jordan 8,008 Aaliyah 5,082
47 Brandon 7,764 Riley 5,002
48 Wyatt 7,626 Camila 4,956
49 Julian 7,558 Khloe 4,918
50 Aaron 7,555 Claire 4,871
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