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A Special Arrival! Top 10 Baby Names of 2015

May 5, 2016 • By

BabyNameQuiz_Boys23bJust 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 back to the 1880s! The names show us how America’s trends and culture have diversified, and how our choices have broadened.

What makes a baby name popular? Trends in new baby names often follow popular culture, influenced by favorite characters in books or movies, as well as religious meanings. The top names of 2015, Noah and Emma, kept their top spots from 2014! New to the top ten for 2015, and for the first time ever, are Benjamin and Harper.

Top baby names for 2015, 1. noah, emma 2. liam, olivia, 3. mason, sophia, 4 jacob, ava, 5 william, isabella 6 ethan, mia 7 james, abigail 8, alexander, emily 9 michael, charlotte 10, benjamin, harper

No matter where the inspiration for your child’s name came from, you can rest easy knowing that we’re there for your child from day one.

When you have a baby, we’ll issue him or her a unique Social Security number soon after birth. They’ll need their number throughout many important stages in their life, beginning with when you claim them on your tax return. It’ll also be useful if you need to apply for benefits for your child. We offer a wide range of resources for families with children. If your child has a severe disability, we have programs and benefits to help supplement the added costs of caring for them.

The birth of a child is a special time for families. We’re with you and your child through life’s journey, starting from when you choose his or her special name.

You can see the top names of 2015 and view our extensive list on our website. Check back on May 12, 2016 to see the most popular baby names of 2015 for your state or territory.

You can also view our press release to get more information on the baby names and some pop culture.

Play our baby names game below to find best name for your baby!

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Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications

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  1. J.B. SHYE

    MAKE GETTING A REPLACEMENT SS CARD EASIER IN TN AS IN OTHER STATES. TAKING A DAY OFF TO GO TO THE LOCAL SS OFFICE IS CRAZY.
    REPLACING IT ON LINE IS A GREAT IDEA.
    IT SAVES YOU AND BOTH TIME AND MONEY.

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    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      Thank you for your comment J.B. We plan to expand this service to more states in the future. Remember that you may not always need a replacement card, you will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what’s important. However, if you must get a replacement card, see our “How To Get A New, Replacement Or Corrected Card” web page for more information.

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      • Ivy

        Hi

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        • iron

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          fence

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  2. fermina peralta

    Is excellent and quick when you need assistance , go social security

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    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      Thank you for your comment Fermina! We’re pleased when feedback is positive, and we are glad we can help.

      Reply
  3. cynthia

    if you take social security at 62, and still continue to work, how much income are you allowed to make.

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    • Amande

      15720

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      • Peter

        But any benefit reduction will be made up for in higher benefits when you reach SSNR age. Don’t worry about it unless you expect to die soon.

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    • S T

      There is no limit to how much you can earn! The limit applies only to how much you can earn without your benefits being reduced, but you still come out ahead by working due to income now and possibly higher benefits later.

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    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      Good question Cynthia. If you are under full retirement age the earnings limit for 2016 is $15,720. We deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit. To learn more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page or read our publication: “How Work Affects Your Benefits”.

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  4. Thomas Penka

    Excellent service received at the Hutchinson, Kansas Office.

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    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      Thank you Thomas! We’re pleased we can help. Our employees are committed to providing the public with the best service possible. We will be sure to pass along your note as it helps us know we have made a difference to those we serve every day.

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  5. berrin ergin

    a suprise

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  6. Charlie Van Horn

    What this town needs is an Emma!
    The Joker:)

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  7. Shawn McMurray

    Hey Doug find a new job your wasting tax payer money.it’s social security not a baby name site. Your stealing money from disable people that need the money. STEALING EQUALS CORRUPTION.

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  8. Alicia reyes

    How can someone find out about re-evaluation?

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    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Alicia, if you’re referring to medical reviews, we conduct them from time to time to make sure you are still disabled. For more information, please read “Reviewing Your Disability“. We hope this helps.

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  9. Linda

    Some names lost ranking if you compare between 2015 and 2014. Another list is published on babynamescube.com

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    • Ivy

      Agreed

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  10. Ivy

    Thumbs up if reading this in 2016

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    • Ivy

      ?

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      • Ivy

        Bbh

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