SSA Announces the Top Baby Names of 2017

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Updated: May 21, 2018 7:11 AM

Newborn boy and girl wearing blue and pink rabbit ear hats lying asleep wrapped in a wool blanket

What were the most popular names for babies born last year? The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps track of them and also maintains a historical database of names going back over 100 years.

These were the most popular names for boys and girls in 2017 according to data just released by the SSA:

Rank Male name Female name
1 Liam Emma
2 Noah Olivia
3 William Ava
4 James Isabella
5 Logan Sophia
6 Benjamin Mia
7 Mason Charlotte
8 Elijah Amelia
9 Oliver Evelyn
10 Jacob Abigail

The Social Security Administration website provides a searchable listing of popular names going back to the late 1800s.

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