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Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2022

May 12, 2023 


Baby Names are Here


Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2022.


Liam has topped the list for six years in a row, and Olivia has been the top choice for new parents for four years.


There is only one new name in the top 10, with Luna crawling into the top 10 for the first time.


Here are the top 10 boys’ and girls’ names for 2022:




1.     Liam1.  Olivia
2.     Noah2.  Emma
3.     Oliver3.  Charlotte
4.     James4.  Amelia
5.     Elijah5.  Sophia
6.     William6.  Isabella
7.     Henry7.  Ava
8.     Lucas8.  Mia
9.     Benjamin9.  Evelyn
10.   Theodore10. Luna


Social Security began compiling the baby names list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880.


Please visit to view the entire list and see where your name ranks now and over the past 100 years.

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My 5 year old grandson's name is Liam.  Seems to stay popular.

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I sometimes use the SS name site to find names for characters in my novels in different eras. It's interesting to see how names change through the decades.

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I, on the other hand, have the distinction of having one of the least popular names.  Social Security estimates an average of 4 people a year are given my name.

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@Desert Lily Me too!


My grandmother hated her name Amelia. She went by a nickname all her life. I think it's funny parents have found it and other older names again. 

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It's a relief not to see girl names like Madison or named after a state.  


My name was big for a short while in the 90's.  I remember being on the beach with 10-14 people calling Rachel!!!!!!  I think it's dropped out of the top 20.  Luna never existed until the HP books and boom it landed. 

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Girl names seem to be top choices for pet names too in many cases.  

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I am surprised at Evelyn and Luna for Girls..

For boys Oliver and Theodore are surprising to me, maybe its just because I don't know!!!!


My Granddaughter is Emma, and she is 10 years old, that name seems to stay very popular!! 

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Mine was it's most popular in 1960, I was born in '61.  It as gone downhill ever since!!

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I dislike and have disliked my given name for as long as I have memory.  It is the most popular female name for the year I was born.  It was so important to me for my son to have a name that wasn't every where and it was a good strong man name.  Our children are adults much longer than they are children.  His name is Drake Alden.  For a short time there was only one other boy named Drake at school.