The most popular baby names in the US have been updated!
On May 12, 2023 the US Social Security Administration released data for calendar year 2022.
Let’s talk Top Tens!
MOST POPULAR BOY NAMES
This list looks remarkably like last year’s list.
An Irish short form of William, upbeat and charming Liam has long stood on its own.
A former #1 name, this Biblical choice remains a strong favorite.
Dapper and playful, Oliver feels almost classic.
Another name that’s never out of style.
An Old Testament name following Noah up the charts.
An enduring classic, with nicknames from Billy to Will.
Henry reminds us that baby names can be rock solid classic and subject to trends. This traditional choice for a son has been gaining for years, and is now back among the most popular baby names in the US.
LUCAS #8 (unchanged)
An choice with history to spare.
Like Oliver, Benjamin is traditional and distinctive.
A classic, helped along by nickname Theo.
MOST POPULAR GIRL NAMES
The biggest news is Luna replacing Harper in the Top Ten most popular names.
OLIVIA #1 (unchanged)
Elaborate, Shakespearean, and oh-so-popular.
Literary Emma might be a generation-defining name.
Buttoned-up and regal, Charlotte continues to appeal to parents.
A cousin to Emily and Emma, Amelia continues to soar.
A powerfully popular choice with an irresistible meaning: wisdom.
Regal and romantic Isabella remains a favorite, especially with parents seeking English-Spanish crossover names.
With that same middle V as Olivia, but a glamorous, Hollywood vibe.
MIA #8 (unchanged)
A mini name that’s long on style, Mia remains in the Top Ten.
Tailored and elegant, Evelyn remains the most popular of the Ev names for girls.
A vintage gem with a nature name meaning and a brief, complete sound, Luna powers into the Top Ten for the first time ever.
MOST POPULAR BABY GIRL NAMES: TOP 100
NEW TOP 100 NAMES: GIRLS
MOST POPULAR BABY BOY NAMES: TOP 100
NEW TOP 100 NAMES: BOYS
Are any of your favorites among the most popular baby names in the US?
This post was revised and updated on May 12, 2023.