What Are The Top 10 Baby Names? Find Out Where Your Choice Stands

2023's hottest baby names, plus a notable newbie

By Macaroni KID May 20, 2024

The Social Security Administration just dropped the hottest baby names of 2023, and while the top of the charts held steady, there's a new boy's name that’s grabbing our attention.

But first, the leaders of the pack: Olivia and Liam are still ruling the charts. For the fifth year in a row, these two names are the top picks for bouncing bundles of joy in the U.S.

Holding strong in second place are Noah and Emma, maintaining their spots on the list.

The rest of the names are a mix of classic and trendy.

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For the girls, Olivia is followed by Emma, Charlotte, Amelia, Sophia, Mia, Isabella, Ava, Evelyn, and the magical Luna rounding out the top ten.

For the boys, after Liam and Noah come Oliver, James, Elijah, Theodore, Henry, Lucas, and William.

And then there's the new kid on the block: Mateo!

Mateo made a dramatic entrance into the top 10 boys' names, soaring to number six in its debut year, pushing out Benjamin. Mateo is the first notably Latino name to break into the top 10 in the U.S., and it's catching on like wildfire.

It’s also clear from the data that social media influencers are shaping our naming trends. Kaeli skyrocketed as the fastest-rising girl’s name, with the Social Security Administration crediting YouTube and TikTok star Kaeli Mae.

"Parents must have really smashed the ‘like’ button for YouTube and TikTok star Kaeli McEwen (also known as Kaeli Mae), who routinely promotes a clean, tidy, and neutral-aesthetic lifestyle," the Social Security Administration wrote in a press release.

On the boys' side, Chozen climbed the ranks, inspired by the character from Netflix’s Cobra Kai. Wax on, wax off!

Names like Emryn and Eiden are also making waves – Emryn surged thanks to its powerful meaning, "ruler," and Eiden is likely riding the viral success of another TikTok creator.

Curious to see where your baby's name ranks? Head over to the Social Security's website. You can search names by state or year...going all the way back to 1880! Happy naming!