Saturday, May 7, 2016

Top Baby Names in the U.S.A. for 2015

Every year on the Friday before Mother's Day the Social Security Administration releases the most popular baby names in the United States as calculated through requests for social security numbers of children born here the previous year. Before you look at the top 10 names for 2015, have a look at 2014.


Popularity in 2014
RankMale nameFemale name
1NoahEmma
2LiamOlivia
3MasonSophia
4JacobIsabella
5WilliamAva
6EthanMia
7MichaelEmily
8AlexanderAbigail
9JamesMadison
10DanielCharlotte

The main difference, I think you'll notice, is that not much changed. The top 3 names for both boys and girls are exactly the same. Other than losing Daniel, on the boy's side, and Madison, on the girl's side, thereby gaining Harper (for girls) and regaining Benjamin (for boys), the only other difference is that a few names switched spots. The biggest change really is that Ava is now in the top 4 names used for girls last year. Will she make it to #1 someday? Is 4 the highest she'll go? Is she here to stay, a new classic or will she fall out of favor for generations?

Popularity in 2015
RankMale nameFemale name
1NoahEmma
2LiamOlivia
3MasonSophia
4JacobAva
5WilliamIsabella
6EthanMia
7JamesAbigail
8AlexanderEmily
9MichaelCharlotte
10BenjaminHarper

I thought it might be nice to examine the bottom half of the top 20 names in 2015 by just making some name combinations using the first half of the list (names 1-10).

Here's what I came up with:

Noah Jayden
Liam  Oliver
Mason Elijah
Jacob Logan
William Jackson
Ethan Lucas
James Matthew
Alexander David
Michael Aiden
Benjamin Daniel

Emma Victoria
Olivia Chloe
Sophia Grace
Ava Madison
Isabella Evelyn
Mia Elizabeth
Abigail Avery
Emily Sofia
Charlotte Ella
Harper Amelia  

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