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Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2022

May 12, 2023 • By

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Last Updated: November 2, 2023

Baby Names are HereOlivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2022.

Liam has topped the list for six years in a row, and Olivia has been the top choice for new parents for four years. There is only one new name in the top 10, with Luna crawling into the top 10 for the first time.

Here are the top 10 boys’ and girls’ names for 2022:



1.     Liam 1.  Olivia
2.     Noah 2.  Emma
3.     Oliver 3.  Charlotte
4.     James 4.  Amelia
5.     Elijah 5.  Sophia
6.     William 6.  Isabella
7.     Henry 7.  Ava
8.     Lucas 8.  Mia
9.     Benjamin 9.  Evelyn
10.   Theodore 10. Luna

Social Security began compiling the baby names list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. Here are the top five fastest rising boys’ and girls’ names in 2022:

Boys Girls
1.     Dutton 1.  Wrenlee
2.     Kayce 2.  Neriah
3.     Chosen 3.  Arlet
4.     Khaza 4.  Georgina
5.     Eithan 5.  Amiri

Please visit our website to view the entire list and see where your name ranks now and over the past 100 years.

“Just like your name, Social Security is with you from day one. One of the first things parents do for their newborn is get them a Social Security number. That makes Social Security the ultimate source for the most popular baby names each year!” said Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. “And just like a name, Social Security is with you through life’s journey. See what else you can do at while you’re online.”

Visitors will experience a fresh homepage and new design to help them find what they need more easily, with clear paths to the tasks customers need to accomplish. This is part of ongoing efforts to improve how the public can do business with the agency.

While online, users can create my Social Security accounts. my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing into retirement. Nearly 80 million people and benefited from the many secure and convenient self-service options. They can request a replacement Social Security card online if they meet certain requirements. If they already receive Social Security benefits, they can start or change direct deposit online, request a replacement SSA-1099, and if they need proof of their benefits, they can print or download a current Benefit Verification Letter from their account.

People not yet receiving benefits can use their my Social Security account to get personalized Social Security Statements, which provide their earnings information as well as estimates of their future benefits. The portal also includes links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits.

Please visit the Baby Names page to view the entire list.

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Dawn Bystry, Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications


  1. Scott

    Love this list. Picked all of my kids names from it. Now there’s a kid on every one of their little league teams who also has their name!

    • Janice

      Why would you want popular names? If I were to use this list, it would be to avoid what’s on it.

  2. Lubayd

    I go through with this blog, keep sharing such more informative blogs with us.

  3. Pedro

    This is Very informative blogs . Thanks for sharing.

  4. Madani

    I’ve gone through your blog. It is helpful and beneficial. Keep posting and sharing!

  5. Tanner

    Bullshit list, we all know you made it up Dawn. Put your name real high on it aswell. Your days of lies are limited.

    • hinweu

      No bro It was a good list and I Like it very much.

    • Duane

      Troll on bro

  6. Zuleyma

    This is such a fun article!

  7. Chris

    How do I access the full list after I subscribe?

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Chris. Thanks for visiting our blog. Please visit the Baby Names page on our website to view the entire list. We hope this helps. 

      • Ann C.

        Hi, Nandani. It sounds like you are living outside of the U.S. To create or access a personal my Social Security account, you must have a U.S. mailing address. However, you can contact your local  Federal Benefits Unit for any assistance related to Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. We hope this helps.

        • jennifer n.

          us citizen/survivor

  8. Avai D.

    Breaking News: Liam and Olivia have formed a dynasty on the baby names leaderboard! 👑 It’s no surprise given their timeless appeal, but let’s also give a standing ovation to the new star, Luna, making her debut in the top 10! 🌙

    Just a fun thought, in about 20 years, our offices, colleges, and coffee shops will be filled with Liams, Olivias, and Lunas. Maybe we should start investing in personalized coffee mugs now! ☕️

    And let’s not forget the rising stars, Dutton and Wrenlee! They’re like the indie rock bands of baby names, not mainstream yet, but have a dedicated fanbase. 💫

    Here’s a fun challenge for everyone: if you had to name a baby using only names from this list, what combo would you choose? I’ll start: “Elijah Georgina”. Share yours below!

    P.S. Check out where your name stands on the list. If it’s not there, congratulations, you’re a limited edition! 🎉

    #BabyNames2022 #LiamAndOliviaDynasty #LunaRising #ElijahGeorgina #LimitedEditionNames

    • Sarah

      I looks a little Royal to me. James, William and Henry (AKA Harry) and Charlotte, Sophia and Isabell for girls. Pass these kids a crown…

      • Eunice A.

        I agree with you.

    • Kilgore T.

      Avail yourself of the following:

      Luna (from ‘Harry Potter’)
      Tic (from the child’s game,
      ‘Tic Tac Toe’)

  9. Donald M.

    How about “Seven” (a George Kastanza pick) ?

    • ASHLEY R.

      Girl baby

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