Special Report

The 50 Most Popular Baby Names of the Last Decade


To identify the most popular names since 2010, 24/7 Tempo reviewed all girl and boy names from The Social Security Administration (SSA), which has been tracking the most popular names each year beginning in 1880. The government recorded 16,957,949 female births, and 15,776,542 male births between 2010 and 2018, the latest year for which data is available.

The following list is of the 50 most popular names, regardless of gender, based off of how many times the name occurred.

Information about the origin of each name comes from sites specializing in baby names such as Nameberry, Behind the Name, Baby Center, and others.

The photos in the slideshow are of celebrities such as actors and musicians, but also famous athletes, writers, and historical figures with that name.