Popular Baby Names Of 2015 Are Here

See the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov, for the most popular baby names of 2015.

The agency website has name information dating back to 1880 based on Social Security number (SSN) applications. Note that many people born before 1937 never applied for a Social Security card, so their names are not included in our data.

At the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security card, thus making Social Security America’s source for the most popular baby names.

Getting your newborn a Social Security number is very easy as part of his or her birth registration. The voluntary and free Enumeration at Birth process starts at the hospital and allows the state agency issuing birth certificates to share information about the child with the Social Security Administration. A SSN is then provided to the child and mailed to the parents without any additional paperwork or cost.

From the official Social Security baby names press release:

For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah are America’s most popular baby names. This marks the third year at number one for Noah and the second for Emma.  There are two new names in the top 10 this year—Benjamin and Harper, the first time either name has ever reached such heights.  

Like a name, Social Security is with you through life’s journey. For future parents who need some inspiration and help with naming their baby, Social Security is unveiling a new baby names quiz at Social Security Matters, the agency’s interactive blog located at http://blog.socialsecurity.gov.  At the blog, people can find information on retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, online services, and much more.  It also is a place where the public can engage in conversations with the agency about what matters most.

The top 10 male and female names across the nation are below. You can lean the top 1,000 most popular names for a year at the baby name section of the Social Security website. Where does your own name rank?

Announcement of most popular names by state and territory is expected on Thursday, May 12th.

Popularity in 2015
Rank Male name Female name
1 Noah Emma
2 Liam Olivia
3 Mason Sophia
4 Jacob Ava
5 William Isabella
6 Ethan Mia
7 James Abigail
8 Alexander Emily
9 Michael Charlotte
10 Benjamin Harper