UPDATE: Analysis from Philip Cohen: “In 2017 Names, Donald, Alexa, and Mary Plummet; Malia booms (via Family Inequality)”
From the U.S. Census:
Emma and Liam are America’s most popular baby names for 2017.
his marks the first time Liam has bested the boys, beating Noah for the top spot, and the fourth straight year for Emma. Liam first crawled into the top 10 in 2012 and has been reaching for the highest honor ever since.
In other huge baby name news, Michael has been bumped from the top 10 for the first time since World War II, landing at number 12 this year. Emily also fell out of the top 10 for the first time since 1990.
There are several new names in the top 10–Amelia and Evelyn make the list–Amelia for the first time and Evelyn for the first time since 1915. These traditional names show parents are keeping up the trend of naming daughters after grandmothers. Logan and Oliver are new for the boys, both making their first appearance on the list.
Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2017:
Boys Girls 1. Liam 1. Emma 2. Noah 2. Olivia 3. William 3. Ava 4. James 4. Isabella 5. Logan 5. Sophia 6. Benjamin 6. Mia 7. Mason 7. Charlotte 8. Elijah 8. Amelia 9. Oliver 9. Evelyn 10. Jacob 10. Abigail
Direct to SSA Baby Names Resources Page
Includes access to two interactive tools:
+ Popular Names by Birth Year
+ Popularity of a Name