Emma and Noah Remain Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2016

•May 17, 2017•

Emma and Noah are again America’s most popular baby names for the third year in a row. This marks the fourth year at number one for Noah and the third for Emma. There is only one new name in the top 10 this year—Elijah, the first time he has ever reached the list of 10. Like a name, Social Security is with you through life’s journey, starting at birth when newborns receive their Social Security number.

Here are the top 10 boys’ and girls’ names for 2016:

Boys: 1) Noah, 2) Liam, 3) William, 4) Mason, 5) James, 6) Benjamin, 7) Jacob, 8) Michael, 9) Elijah, 10) Ethan.

Girls: 1) Emma, 2) Olivia, 3) Ava, 4) Sophia, 5) Isabella, 6) Mia, 7) Charlotte, 8) Abigail, 9) Emily, 10) Harper.

For all the top baby names of 2016, and to find where your own name ranks, go to Social Security’s website, www.socialsecurity.gov.

As is tradition on Baby Names Day, Acting Commissioner Nancy A. Berryhill encourages everyone to visit the agency’s website, enjoy the baby names list, and create a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing through to the time they receive Social Security benefits.

Social Security beneficiaries can have instant access to their benefit verification letter, payment history, and complete earnings record by establishing a my Social Security account. Beneficiaries also can change their address, start or change direct deposit information, and print a replacement SSA-1099 online. People receiving Social Security can request a replacement Medicare card online.

Individuals age 18 and older who are not receiving benefits can also sign up for a my Social Security account to get their personalized online Social Security Statement. The online Statement provides workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information, and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their retirement.

Please visit www.socialsecurity.gov to view the entire list.[/s2If]

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