The Top 100 Baby Names of 2017

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All the names in the 2017 Top 100

Now that we’ve gone over the top 10 most popular baby names of 2017, let’s go over some of the changes to the top 100!

As of yesterday, we know that the following names have entered the American top 100:

Girls:

  • Emilia (#74)
  • Everly (#82)
  • Isabelle (#92) – Returning customer.  Isabelle has been in the top 100 a few times over the past 20 years.  Meanwhile, Isabella also ranked up (from #4 to #3).
  • Valentina (#94)
  • Nova (#95)

Boys:

  • Ezekiel (#82)
  • Maverick (#85)
  • Santiago (#93)
  • Kayden (#98) – Reentry
  • Jameson (#100)

Besides Isabelle and Kayden, none of the other new top 100 names have ever been that popular before.  Some of them are quite old, however; for example, Valentina is Ancient Roman and Ezekiel is Biblical. 

And the following names left the top 100:

Girls:

  • Katherine (#105) – This is the first time Katherine has been outside the top 100 since the 1930s, and the lowest this name has ever ranked in the U.S.
  • Taylor (#112)
  • Kylie (#114)
  • Faith (#119)
  • Brianna (#123)

Boys:

  • Kevin (#101)
  • Bentley (#102)
  • Zachary (#103)
  • Tyler (#106)
  • Brandon (#114)

I’m also curious about the names whose rank changed the most within the top 100.  Here are the names that ranked up more than 10 places, excluding new entries:

Girls:

  • Luna (+40 rank change; 2017 rank #37)
  • Bella (+28; #50)
  • Kinsley (+28; #59)
  • Elena (+27; #67)
  • Mila (+18; #30)
  • Aurora (+15; #51)
  • Willow (+15; #81)

Boys:

  • Theodore (+20; 2017 rank #62)
  • Mateo (+17; #42)
  • Ezra (+16; #69)
  • Greyson (+16; #80)
  • Elias (+15; #78)
  • Leo (+13; #61)
  • Logan (+13; #5)
  • Asher (+12; #59)

And these names fell more than 10 places within the top 100:

Girls:

  • Arianna (-16; 2017 rank #87)
  • Alexa (-14; #65) – The baby name Alexa hasn’t recovered from its association with the device.
  • Mackenzie (-14; #99)
  • Kaylee (-13; #84)
  • Ariana (-11; #66)
  • Madeline (-11; #100)
  • Piper (-11; #78)
  • Sadie (-11; #71)
  • Allison (-10; #60)
  • Autumn (-10; #75)
  • Samantha (-10; #54)

Boys:

  • Gavin (-16; 2017 rank #96)
  • Evan (-15; #84)
  • Jace (-11; #87)

 

Thoughts?  If you’d like to read the entire top 100, check out the Social Security Administration’s website, or simply stare at the word cloud at the top of this post. 🙂

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