SSA Announces the Top Baby Names of 2017

The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular names for newborn boys and girls in 2017.

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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