Popular Baby Names By State

The 2015 top ten male and female baby names nationally were posted here on May 6, with larger lists of popular names on the Social Security website. Popular baby names since 1880 are there. At the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security…
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Popular Baby Names Of 2015 Are Here

See the Social Security website,, 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…
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Coming Soon: Top Baby Names Of 2015

Mother’s Day is almost here. On or near that day, the Social Security Administration will publish the most popular baby names of 2015 based on Social Security number card applications. Top names for 2014 and prior years are here. Expect the top baby names for 2015 soon, first on the official Social Security website and then…
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Social Security Numbers For Twins

Q: I am expecting twins soon. Could they have Social Security numbers in numerical order to make them easier to remember? A: Decades ago before computerization this could have been done but it is not a good idea. With the random method used to issue Social Security numbers (SSN) today, the possibility of sequential numbers…
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Do You Need To Name A Baby?

Are you naming a baby soon?  Do you need ideas? The Social Security Administration provides the most popular baby names of the previous and other years at The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names available back to 1880. Readily available from applications for new Social Security number (SSN) cards,…
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