The Most Popular Baby Names in USA for 2016

Jill Holtz

May 15, 2017

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The US Social Security Administration has revealed the most popular baby names in USA for 2016. Noah and Emma were the most popular names – is your child’s name on the list?

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Based on applications for social security numbers, these are the most popular boy and girl names in America in 2016.

Top 10 Boys Names 2016

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  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. William
  4. Mason
  5. James
  6. Benjamin
  7. Jacob
  8. Michael
  9. Elijah
  10. Ethan

Top 10 Girls Names 2016

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  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Charlotte
  8. Abigail
  9. Emily
  10. Harper

Emma and Olivia remain #1 and #2 as in 2015, while Ava has moved above Sophia into 3rd most popular girl’s name.

In 2015, the top 3 most popular boys names (in descending order) were Noah, Liam and Mason. For 2016, Noah stays top, Liam second with William hopping into 3rd place above Mason.

You will find more details about the top baby names on the SSA website.

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Over to you! Is your child’s name on this list? Let us know their name in the comments below.

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Published On: May 15th, 2017 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: October 10th, 2019 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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