Top 100 Boy Names for 2016

These are the top 100 boys’ names of 2016.  The simple list provided by the Social Security Administration is on the left.  The new list, which is pulled from the SSA data but combines spellings for all names, is on the right.  As you can see, there are some major differences.  Jackson and Aidan make the most obvious jumps due to their multiple spellings.

Takeaway lesson: If you name your kid Jaxxkszon to be unique, you’re still using the #1 name in America.  Sorry.

Numbers to the right of the names indicate the number of babies given that name in 2016.

SSA COMBINED
1 Noah 19,015 JACKSON 25199
2 Liam 18,138 AIDAN 22254
3 William 15,668 NOAH 19133
4 Mason 15,192 LIAM 18402
5 James 14,776 MASON 16301
6 Benjamin 14,569 WILLIAM 15679
7 Jacob 14,416 JACOB 15249
8 Michael 13,998 KAYDEN 14897
9 Elijah 13,764 JAMES 14834
10 Ethan 13,758 LUCAS 14709
11 Alexander 13,321 BENJAMIN 14658
12 Oliver 12,975 ELIJAH 14558
13 Daniel 12,839 MICHAEL 14423
14 Lucas 12,838 JAYDEN 14282
15 Matthew 12,551 ETHAN 14187
16 Aiden 12,158 ALEXANDER 14096
17 Jackson 11,210 GRAYSON 13851
18 Logan 11,200 MATTHEW 13202
19 David 11,028 OLIVER 13034
20 Joseph 10,823 DANIEL 13007
21 Samuel 10,492 CARTER 12284
22 Henry 10,323 LOGAN 11245
23 Owen 10,249 DAVID 11043
24 Sebastian 10,249 JOSEPH 10985
25 Gabriel 10,142 DYLAN 10840
26 Carter 10,134 ISAAC 10627
27 Jayden 10,063 SAMUEL 10558
28 John 9,952 SEBASTIAN 10541
29 Luke 9,930 CALEB 10505
30 Anthony 9,815 JOHN 10478
31 Isaac 9,671 HENRY 10458
32 Dylan 9,657 OWEN 10359
33 Wyatt 9,514 GABRIEL 10310
34 Andrew 9,324 LUKE 10025
35 Joshua 9,138 ANTHONY 10015
36 Christopher 9,020 JACE 9999
37 Grayson 8,622 CAMERON 9824
38 Jack 8,367 CHRISTOPHER 9824
39 Julian 8,333 CONNOR 9687
40 Ryan 8,215 WYATT 9554
41 Jaxon 8,054 CHRISTIAN 9518
42 Levi 8,009 ANDREW 9356
43 Nathan 7,933 JOSHUA 9187
44 Caleb 7,914 MATEO 9042
45 Hunter 7,613 JULIAN 8884
46 Christian 7,584 NICHOLAS 8875
47 Isaiah 7,454 JOSIAH 8582
48 Thomas 7,309 ISAIAH 8526
49 Aaron 7,118 LANDON 8493
50 Lincoln 7,076 RYAN 8488
51 Charles 7,050 JONATHAN 8406
52 Eli 7,046 JACK 8400
53 Landon 6,987 LEVI 8120
54 Connor 6,983 NATHAN 8114
55 Josiah 6,928 AARON 8044
56 Jonathan 6,914 THOMAS 7662
57 Cameron 6,807 Hunter 7613
58 Jeremiah 6,546 BRAYDEN 7532
59 Mateo 6,526 LINCOLN 7376
60 Adrian 6,303 ELI 7251
61 Hudson 6,098 COLTON 7240
62 Robert 5,953 DOMINIC 7205
63 Nicholas 5,716 Charles 7050
64 Brayden 5,679 JEREMIAH 7012
65 Nolan 5,615 ADRIAN 6733
66 Easton 5,606 CARSON 6668
67 Jordan 5,589 HUDSON 6149
68 Colton 5,580 JORDAN 6121
69 Evan 5,576 Robert 5953
70 Angel 5,523 JASON 5938
71 Asher 5,466 EVAN 5786
72 Dominic 5,394 NOLAN 5773
73 Austin 5,334 EASTON 5758
74 Leo 5,260 ERIC 5750
75 Adam 5,176 CASON 5596
76 Jace 5,169 AUSTIN 5592
77 Jose 5,089 ASHER 5565
78 Ian 5,048 ANGEL 5542
79 Cooper 4,951 IAN 5459
80 Gavin 4,913 MILES 5412
81 Carson 4,892 BRYSON 5402
82 Jaxson 4,868 XAVIER 5323
83 Theodore 4,859 ADAM 5289
84 Jason 4,851 ZACHARY 5287
85 Ezra 4,830 LEO 5271
86 Chase 4,826 CHASE 5232
87 Parker 4,685 COOPER 5144
88 Xavier 4,560 GAVIN 5100
89 Kevin 4,526 Jose 5089
90 Zachary 4,516 EZRA 4955
91 Tyler 4,474 THEODORE 4947
92 Ayden 4,472 TRISTAN 4909
93 Elias 4,454 DAMIAN 4905
94 Bryson 4,333 ELIAS 4834
95 Leonardo 4,310 CAMDEN 4760
96 Greyson 4,295 KEVIN 4697
97 Sawyer 4,213 Parker 4685
98 Roman 4,187 ELLIOT 4533
99 Brandon 4,076 TYLER 4530
100 Bentley 4,026 NATHANIEL 4462