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Most Popular Names in the United States

Here is a list of the top baby names for boys and girls in the United States. This list is based off of the official Social Security Administration data. You can also take a look at the top baby names by state.




Most Popular Names For 2009

Name
Origin
Meaning
Origin:   German
Meaning:  God's oath
1  Jacob
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Supplanter; he who supplants
2  Ethan
Origin:   Latin
Meaning:  Strong; Firm; Constant
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Like God; One who resembles God.
Origin:   Literary
Meaning:  Appeared in Troilus & Cressida
Origin:   Irish
Meaning:  Resolute protector
2  Emma
Origin:   English
Meaning:  Whole; Complete
6  Joshua
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  God is salvation; Jehovah is salvation
7  Daniel
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  My judge is the Lord
3  Olivia
Origin:   French
Meaning:  Olive tree
8  Jayden
Origin:   English
Meaning:  Heard by God.
9  Noah
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Comfort; peaceful
4  Sophia
Origin:   Greek
Meaning:  Wisdom
Origin:   Greek
Meaning:  Christ bearer; bearing Christ
11  Anthony
Origin:   Latin
Meaning:  Priceless; Flourishing; Flower
12  Aiden
Origin:   Irish
Meaning:  Fiery.
13  Matthew
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Gift of God; gift of God
5  Ava
Origin:   Unknown
Meaning:  sky, heaven
14  David
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Beloved one; beloved
6  Emily
Origin:   French
Meaning:  Hardworking
Origin:   English
Meaning:  Gift of God; Strong fighter
15  Joseph
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  God wiIl multiply; Jehovah increases
16  Andrew
Origin:   French
Meaning:  Manly; Valiant; Courageous
17  Logan
Origin:   Scottish
Meaning:  Little hollow
Origin:   Latin
Meaning:  Head of a monastery
18  James
Origin:   English
Meaning:  Replace
19  Ryan
Origin:   Irish
Meaning:  Kingly.
20  Benjamin
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age
21  Elijah
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Jehovah is God; the Lord is my God
22  Gabriel
Origin:   Spanish
Meaning:  God is my strength
Origin:   Greek
Meaning:  Annointed; Follower of Christ
24  Samuel
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Asked of God; God heard
25  Nathan
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Gift from God; God has given
26  Jackson
Origin:   Scottish
Meaning:  God is gracious
27  John
Origin:   English
Meaning:  God is merciful
9  Chloe
Origin:   Greek
Meaning:  Blooming; green shoot
28  Tyler
Origin:   English
Meaning:  Tiler; Roofer; a worker in roof tiles
10  Mia
Origin:   Italian
Meaning:  Mine
29  Jonathan
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Gift from God;
30  Dylan
Origin:   Welsh
Meaning:  Sea God; Son of the waves; son of the sea
Origin:   French
Meaning:  Stranger; Lovely
31  Caleb
Origin:   Hebrew
Meaning:  Brave; faith, devotion, whole hearted
32  Nicholas
Origin:   English
Meaning:  People's victory
33  Gavin
Origin:   Scottish
Meaning:  White hawk
34  Mason
Origin:   French
Meaning:  Stone worker
12  Addison
Origin:   English
Meaning:  Son of Adam
35  Evan
Origin:   Scottish
Meaning:  Right handed
36  Landon
Origin:   English
Meaning:  From the long hill; long hill
13  Alexis
Origin:   Greek
Meaning:  defender, protector
37  Angel
Origin:   Greek
Meaning:  messenger; messenger of God

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