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

May 11, 2018 • By

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

adult holding baby feet 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 for newborns. And every year, the top 10 names for boys and girls can reflect cultural shifts during the prior year.

What were the most popular names of 2017?

Coming in at number 10 are Jacob and Abigail, dropping lower on the list compared to 2016’s list. At number nine, Oliver and Evelyn, both of which finally broke into the top 10 after coming close last year, the latter for the first time since 1915! In fact, there are several names celebrating their first introduction to the list; you can read the rest of the top 10 on our baby names page!

The birth or adoption of a child is a special time for families. No matter the inspiration for your child’s name, you can rest easy knowing we’re with you and your child starting from when you choose their special name.

Most parents apply for their child’s Social Security number at birth, usually through the hospital. They’ll need that number throughout many stages in life, beginning when you claim your child 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. And, when the time comes for their first job, their number is already in place.

Visit our baby names page to see how popular your name or your child’s name was over the past 100 years! Share it with friends and family members who may be expecting a child or grandchild. Maybe they’ll find a name on our list that they love, thanks to you!

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. Yona B.

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  5. Danielle P.

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  6. CHERYL C.

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    • R.F.

      Hi Cheryl, you cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online. If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. . You can also contact your local Social Security office. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone. Thanks!

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  8. tony r.

    how often do social security do an audit on jobs and our earnings

  9. Danielle P.

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  10. David M.

    I am not sure this is use full information or not. I think you should also base a person”s retirement benefits on how many years they have been paying into the system. and if that is there only retirement account, no other state or military pension mit should get an automatic %10 raise per year. I bought a small lake cabin 29 years ago for $50,000 and the property taxes were $175 a year which was something I bought that I could afford . Now that I am retired and living on social security the goofy state of Montana wants $3700 a year property taxes. I other words they are trying to steal my property. I have always tried to live within my means which I do not think the new generation does !

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