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Social Security Announces the Top Baby Names of 2016

The Social Security Administration has provided the list of the most popular names for boys and girls born in 2016.

Image of baby boy and girl

What were the most popular names for children born last year? The Social Security Administration has a ranking of the top 10 names for both boys and girls.

These were the most popular names according to SSA data:

Rank Male name Female name
1 Noah Emma
2 Liam Olivia
3 William Ava
4 Mason Sophia
5 James Isabella
6 Benjamin Mia
7 Jacob Charlotte
8 Michael Abigail
9 Elijah Emily
10 Ethan Harper

The Social Security website also has archived data for popular baby names going back many years as well as the ability to see how the popularity of a specific name has changed over time.

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