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Baby Names 2008 ideas – a list of boy and girl baby names based on how popular.

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Here is a list of the 1000 most popular names for boys and the 1000 most popular names for girls over from 2000-2005
All names are from the Social Security Administration, from S. S. card applications for U.S. births. The most popular 1000 baby boy names and baby girl names of this decade were determined from a list of 12,485,039 male births and 11,929,533 female births.

This huge list is a great starting place to help narrow down your search as well as to start making a list of the names that resonate. It may also be helpful to write down the full names of relatives, both past and present, to see if any names resonate for a middle name, if not for a first name.

A couple of last points: experts suggest sitting on a name for a few days, giving it time to settle in. Also, if it’s important to you to find a unique name, try to anticipate any difficulties the child might face with the name, and make sure it still feels right. Consider initials, double meanings, spellings, and gender-appropriateness. But in the end, following your gut. Sometimes a name really just seems to come forward strongly, and other times, it feels almost like a coin toss. Don’t let it be too stressful. It can be an enjoyable, natural process.

Male Female
Rank Name Number Percenta Name Number Percent
1 Jacob 179,896 1.4409 Emily 149,420 1.2525
2 Michael 165,257 1.3236 Madison 123,729 1.0372
3 Joshua 151,094 1.2102 Hannah 110,081 0.9228
4 Matthew 148,038 1.1857 Emma 106,428 0.8921
5 Andrew 131,862 1.0562 Ashley 91,644 0.7682
6 Christopher 129,095 1.0340 Abigail 89,848 0.7532
7 Joseph 126,394 1.0124 Alexis 89,512 0.7503
8 Daniel 125,929 1.0086 Olivia 88,971 0.7458
9 Nicholas 123,580 0.9898 Samantha 88,669 0.7433
10 Ethan 119,697 0.9587 Sarah 85,747 0.7188
11 William 119,430 0.9566 Elizabeth 84,242 0.7062
12 Anthony 117,368 0.9401 Alyssa 75,085 0.6294
13 Ryan 112,818 0.9036 Grace 72,180 0.6051
14 David 111,952 0.8967 Isabella 70,749 0.5931
15 Tyler 111,136 0.8902 Lauren 69,329 0.5812
16 John 105,165 0.8423 Jessica 69,240 0.5804
17 Alexander 104,903 0.8402 Taylor 68,290 0.5724
18 James 100,743 0.8069 Brianna 65,570 0.5496
19 Brandon 96,345 0.7717 Kayla 65,541 0.5494
20 Zachary 95,749 0.7669 Anna 59,154 0.4959
21 Jonathan 91,717 0.7346 Victoria 56,048 0.4698
22 Dylan 90,660 0.7261 Sophia 55,346 0.4639
23 Christian 87,497 0.7008 Natalie 53,828 0.4512
24 Samuel 85,914 0.6881 Sydney 53,414 0.4477
25 Justin 84,561 0.6773 Chloe 51,266 0.4297
26 Benjamin 83,598 0.6696 Megan 51,141 0.4287
27 Nathan 81,086 0.6495 Jasmine 50,978 0.4273
28 Austin 77,654 0.6220 Rachel 49,896 0.4183
29 Noah 76,969 0.6165 Hailey 49,671 0.4164
30 Logan 74,896 0.5999 Morgan 48,454 0.4062
31 Jose 73,835 0.5914 Destiny 47,382 0.3972
32 Kevin 70,856 0.5675 Julia 47,027 0.3942
33 Robert 70,174 0.5621 Jennifer 46,602 0.3906
34 Gabriel 68,003 0.5447 Kaitlyn 45,779 0.3837
35 Thomas 67,216 0.5384 Katherine 43,231 0.3624
36 Caleb 66,143 0.5298 Haley 42,392 0.3554
37 Jordan 62,953 0.5042 Alexandra 40,837 0.3423
38 Hunter 62,033 0.4969 Nicole 40,088 0.3360
39 Cameron 61,843 0.4953 Mia 38,674 0.3242
40 Elijah 59,348 0.4754 Savannah 38,608 0.3236
41 Jason 57,064 0.4571 Maria 37,221 0.3120
42 Kyle 55,554 0.4450 Ava 36,374 0.3049
43 Jack 54,849 0.4393 Mackenzie 36,195 0.3034
44 Connor 52,837 0.4232 Allison 35,998 0.3018
45 Aaron 52,811 0.4230 Amanda 35,556 0.2981
46 Isaiah 52,736 0.4224 Stephanie 35,253 0.2955
47 Luke 52,486 0.4204 Brooke 33,302 0.2792
48 Evan 51,287 0.4108 Makayla 32,479 0.2723
49 Angel 50,793 0.4068 Jenna 32,047 0.2686
50 Isaac 50,766 0.4066 Faith 31,923 0.2676
51 Mason 47,929 0.3839 Jordan 31,433 0.2635
52 Jackson 47,922 0.3838 Mary 31,322 0.2626
53 Eric 47,049 0.3768 Rebecca 31,228 0.2618
54 Brian 47,043 0.3768 Katelyn 31,008 0.2599
55 Juan 46,933 0.3759 Andrea 30,873 0.2588
56 Adam 45,370 0.3634 Kaylee 30,705 0.2574
57 Charles 44,975 0.3602 Paige 30,340 0.2543
58 Luis 44,827 0.3590 Gabrielle 30,001 0.2515
59 Aidan 44,311 0.3549 Madeline 29,860 0.2503
60 Gavin 43,391 0.3475 Ella 29,493 0.2472
61 Sean 41,206 0.3300 Michelle 29,271 0.2454
62 Alex 40,041 0.3207 Trinity 29,187 0.2447
63 Nathaniel 39,997 0.3204 Kimberly 29,182 0.2446
64 Carlos 38,570 0.3089 Sara 28,750 0.2410
65 Bryan 38,521 0.3085 Zoe 28,542 0.2393
66 Ian 37,773 0.3025 Caroline 27,347 0.2292
67 Jesus 37,278 0.2986 Kylie 27,339 0.2292
68 Steven 36,213 0.2901 Amber 27,210 0.2281
69 Adrian 35,216 0.2821 Vanessa 26,925 0.2257
70 Timothy 35,182 0.2818 Sierra 26,213 0.2197
71 Lucas 34,967 0.2801 Alexa 25,551 0.2142
72 Cole 34,708 0.2780 Lily 25,513 0.2139
73 Cody 34,503 0.2764 Danielle 25,478 0.2136
74 Seth 33,635 0.2694 Erin 24,405 0.2046
75 Devin 32,995 0.2643 Angelina 24,238 0.2032
76 Richard 31,830 0.2549 Gabriella 23,812 0.1996
77 Julian 31,775 0.2545 Riley 23,749 0.1991
78 Chase 30,749 0.2463 Autumn 23,686 0.1985
79 Patrick 30,347 0.2431 Jada 23,652 0.1983
80 Blake 30,118 0.2412 Leah 23,585 0.1977
81 Owen 29,361 0.2352 Lillian 22,787 0.1910
82 Sebastian 29,111 0.2332 Jacqueline 22,399 0.1878
83 Jayden 29,010 0.2324 Bailey 22,324 0.1871
84 Jared 28,515 0.2284 Melissa 22,245 0.1865
85 Antonio 28,426 0.2277 Marissa 22,185 0.1860
86 Jeremiah 28,331 0.2269 Shelby 22,141 0.1856
87 Trevor 28,065 0.2248 Ariana 21,713 0.1820
88 Miguel 27,498 0.2202 Isabel 21,585 0.1809
89 Diego 27,248 0.2182 Maya 21,480 0.1801
90 Xavier 27,073 0.2168 Courtney 21,215 0.1778
91 Aiden 27,033 0.2165 Audrey 21,054 0.1765
92 Jesse 27,009 0.2163 Leslie 20,942 0.1755
93 Dominic 26,652 0.2135 Claire 20,864 0.1749
94 Alejandro 26,557 0.2127 Angela 20,689 0.1734
95 Hayden 26,358 0.2111 Sofia 20,439 0.1713
96 Garrett 26,093 0.2090 Jocelyn 20,156 0.1690
97 Jaden 25,540 0.2046 Evelyn 20,135 0.1688
98 Mark 25,349 0.2030 Catherine 20,110 0.1686
99 Jake 24,632 0.1973 Aaliyah 20,100 0.1685
100 Victor 24,631 0.1973 Mariah 20,082 0.1683
101 Bryce 24,483 0.1961 Melanie 19,895 0.1668
102 Carter 24,436 0.1957 Molly 19,811 0.1661
103 Jeremy 24,274 0.1944 Arianna 19,669 0.1649
104 Carson 24,272 0.1944 Christina 19,578 0.1641
105 Colin 24,195 0.1938 Katie 19,258 0.1614
106 Wyatt 24,140 0.1934 Breanna 19,070 0.1599
107 Riley 23,239 0.1861 Diana 19,049 0.1597
108 Landon 22,761 0.1823 Jade 19,012 0.1594
109 Kenneth 22,015 0.1763 Avery 18,843 0.1580
110 Tristan 21,409 0.1715 Briana 18,587 0.1558
111 Marcus 21,203 0.1698 Kathryn 18,238 0.1529
112 Tanner 21,112 0.1691 Amy 18,036 0.1512
113 Henry 21,034 0.1685 Laura 17,951 0.1505
114 Jorge 20,646 0.1654 Alexandria 17,929 0.1503
115 Dakota 20,642 0.1653 Isabelle 17,741 0.1487
116 Liam 20,621 0.1652 Gabriela 17,663 0.1481
117 Vincent 20,112 0.1611 Madelyn 17,329 0.1453
118 Paul 19,968 0.1599 Angel 16,701 0.1400
119 Brayden 19,824 0.1588 Kelsey 16,496 0.1383
120 Stephen 19,807 0.1586 Caitlin 16,386 0.1374
121 Kaleb 19,630 0.1572 Brooklyn 16,142 0.1353
122 Oscar 19,617 0.1571 Adriana 16,008 0.1342
123 Joel 19,342 0.1549 Margaret 15,948 0.1337
124 Edward 19,210 0.1539 Lindsey 15,909 0.1334
125 Dalton 19,135 0.1533 Amelia 15,849 0.1329
126 Spencer 19,026 0.1524 Mikayla 15,772 0.1322
127 Parker 18,953 0.1518 Kelly 15,715 0.1317
128 Eduardo 18,951 0.1518 Kennedy 15,714 0.1317
129 Ashton 18,361 0.1471 Daniela 15,700 0.1316
130 Maxwell 18,333 0.1468 Alicia 15,540 0.1303
131 Colton 18,184 0.1456 Cheyenne 15,460 0.1296
132 Brendan 18,028 0.1444 Sabrina 15,394 0.1290
133 Caden 18,005 0.1442 Mya 15,232 0.1277
134 Ivan 17,899 0.1434 Lydia 15,045 0.1261
135 Alexis 17,738 0.1421 Jillian 15,029 0.1260
136 Jeffrey 17,725 0.1420 Miranda 14,996 0.1257
137 George 17,502 0.1402 Cassandra 14,985 0.1256
138 Grant 17,496 0.1401 Cassidy 14,845 0.1244
139 Collin