Top 10 American first names

What are the most popular first names in the United States? The Social Security Administration's "Top 10 Baby Names" list provides information on American name trends every year. The current favorites in the USA: "Olivia" and "Liam."

Since the 1990s, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has published the first names of American Social Security number holders. Now, for the second year in a row, the names "Olivia" and "Liam" have landed at No. 1 among the most popular names in America.

Popular American first names in 2022

Nowadays, girls most often get first names ending on "a." Typical American names for boys, on the other hand, often end on "h."

Now you're spoiled for choice! Whether it's "Emma," "Ava," "Elijah," or "Noah" - you're sure to find what you're looking for in the list of the most popular first names in America:

American girl names

The most popular American first names for girls right now are:

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

American boy names

The most popular American first names for boys right now are:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. William
  6. James
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Henry
  10. Alexander

Old American names on the sidelines

You won't find typical American names like "Steven" and "Brian" in the list this time either. Even among the SSA's top 1,000 American first name ascension lists, they are not to be found.

However, experience shows that name trends repeat themselves every few generations. So you won't have to wait long before you can call your child "Ronald" or "Heather" again with confidence.

If you are interested in old American first names, you will have a lot of fun reading "Top Names Over the Last 100 Years". For example, how about the most popular American names in 1880? The favorites John, Mary, William, Anna, James, Emma, and George look amazingly timeless.

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