Whether you grew up as Jennifer in the ’80s or became a mom to a Sofia in the 2000s, each decade features popular baby names that are seemingly unique to a generation. The last ten years are no exception.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has just released its list of the top baby names of the decade. The list is created by compiling and analyzing names for over 35 million babies born between 2010 and 2018. Taking the top of the list are Noah, Liam and Jacob for the boys and Emma, Sophia and Olivia for the girls.

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There were a few new names that fought their way into the most popular names since the previous decade, including Harper and Addison for the girls and Jayden and Mason for the boys. Here are the top 20 baby names of the decade for girls and boys.

Top 20 Girls Names

  1. Emma
  2. Sophia
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Abigail
  8. Emily
  9. Madison
  10. Charlotte
  11. Elizabeth
  12. Amelia
  13. Chloe
  14. Ella
  15. Evelyn
  16. Avery
  17. Sofia
  18. Harper
  19. Grace
  20. Addison

Top 20 Boys Names

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. Mason
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. Michael
  8. Alexander
  9. James
  10. Elijah
  11. Daniel
  12. Benjamin
  13. Aiden
  14. Jayden
  15. Logan
  16. Matthew
  17. David
  18. Joseph
  19. Lucas
  20. Jackson

For the full list of the top 200 names of the decade check out the SSA website here.

—Shahrzad Warkentin



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