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Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2021

May 6, 2022 • By

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Olivia and Liam are America’s most popular baby names in 2021. Liam has been the top choice for new parents for five years in a row, and Olivia has topped the list for three years. Once again, during this unprecedented time, parents chose to stick with familiar names. Out of both Top 10 lists combined, […]

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How To Get Your New Baby’s Social Security Number

December 9, 2021 • By

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Welcoming a baby to your family is an exciting time. Doing paperwork – even for something as important as a Social Security number for your newborn – is probably one of the last things you want to do. We’ve made it easy. If your child is born in a hospital, the most convenient way to […]

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Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2020

May 7, 2021 • By

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Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2020. It appears parents chose to stick with the familiar during an unprecedented time. The top three names for both girls – Olivia, Emma, and Ava – and boys – Liam, Noah, and Oliver – remained the same for the second year in […]

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What’s in a Name? Popular Baby Names of 2018!

May 13, 2019 • By

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Every year, we’re the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. You can visit our baby names page to see the top names from 2018 and see where your or your child’s name ranks! Our list shows how pop culture affects naming […]

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Special delivery! Introducing Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2018

May 10, 2019 • By

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Just arrived! Social Security is happy to announce the top baby names for 2018. We’re with you from day one, which makes us the source for the most popular baby names! For most people, Social Security starts at birth when they get their first Social Security card. We’re able to determine the most popular baby […]

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Just arrived! Introducing Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2017

May 11, 2018 • By

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Social Security is with you from day one, which makes us the source for the most popular baby names! For many people, Social Security starts at birth when you get your first Social Security card. We’re able to determine the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers […]

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Three Things Every Family Should Do When Expecting a New Baby

July 31, 2017 • By

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Your nine-digit Social Security number is your first and continuous link with Social Security. That’s why when you have a baby, one of the first things on your “to do” list, besides picking a name, should be to get your newborn a Social Security number. Then, you can take the time to learn about the […]

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From Alessia to Zayn, Popular Baby Names on the Rise!

May 15, 2017 • By

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Every year, we’re the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. It’s fun to see how America’s trends and culture have diversified and our choices have broadened. You can visit our baby names page to see the top names from 2016 and […]

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Oh, Baby! Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names

May 12, 2017 • By

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Social Security is with you from day one! For most people, Social Security starts at birth when you get your first Social Security card. We are the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. Each year when we reveal the top 10 […]

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A Special Arrival! Top 10 Baby Names of 2015

May 5, 2016 • By

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Just delivered! Social Security is happy to announce the arrival of the top baby names of 2015! For almost 20 years, we’ve been the authority on the most popular baby names based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. We reveal the top names for boys and girls each year, and our records date […]

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