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These were 2015's most-popular baby names

Posted: 9:40 AM, May 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-06 16:40:50Z
These were 2015's most-popular baby names

While some baby names maintain ubiquity over the course of decades , chart-topping baby names are more often tied to the time of their peak.

Jessica topped lists in the ‘90s , while Jacob snagged the spot as the most common name of the 2000s. Though you might not be surprised to know that reigning winners of 2014 held on to their popularity in 2015, other names that made list might shock you.

Using data from the Social Security Administration , MooseRoots compiled a list of the top 12 names among boys and girls in 2015, ranking them from least to most popular.

Note: All values measuring frequency were rounded to the nearest tenth.

#12. Amelia

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 12
Number of Babies in 2015: 9,795
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 5,061.7

Rank in 2014: 15
Number of Babies in 2014: 8,727
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 4,501.9

#12. Daniel

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 12
Number of Babies in 2015: 13,408
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 6,615.1

Rank in 2014: 10
Number of Babies in 2014: 13,829
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 6,813

#11. Madison

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 11
Number of Babies in 2015: 10,038
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 5,187.3

Rank in 2014: 9
Number of Babies in 2014: 10,247
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 5,286

#11. Elijah

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 11
Number of Babies in 2015: 13,511
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 6,665.9

Rank in 2014: 11
Number of Babies in 2014: 13,694
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 6,746.5

#10. Harper

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 10
Number of Babies in 2015: 10,241
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 5,292.2

Rank in 2014: 11
Number of Babies in 2014: 9,564
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 4,933.6

#10. Benjamin

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 10
Number of Babies in 2015: 13,608
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 6,713.8

Rank in 2014: 12
Number of Babies in 2014: 13,687
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 6,743

#9. Charlotte

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 9
Number of Babies in 2015: 11,332
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 5,856

Rank in 2014: 10
Number of Babies in 2014: 10,048
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 5,183.3

#9. Michael

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 9
Number of Babies in 2015: 14,321
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 7,065.6

Rank in 2014: 7
Number of Babies in 2014: 15,323
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 7,549

#8. Emily

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 8
Number of Babies in 2015: 11,727
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 6,060.1

Rank in 2014: 7
Number of Babies in 2014: 12,562
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 6,480.2

#8. Alexander

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 8
Number of Babies in 2015: 14,460
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 7,134.1

Rank in 2014: 8
Number of Babies in 2014: 15,293
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 7,534.3

#7. Abigail

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 7
Number of Babies in 2015: 12,311
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 6,361.9

Rank in 2014: 8
Number of Babies in 2014: 11,985
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 6,182.5

#7. James

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 7
Number of Babies in 2015: 14,705
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 7,255

Rank in 2014: 9
Number of Babies in 2014: 14,301
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 7,045.5

#6. Mia

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 6
Number of Babies in 2015: 14,820
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 7,658.5

Rank in 2014: 6
Number of Babies in 2014: 13,442
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 6,934.1

#6. Ethan

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 6
Number of Babies in 2015: 14,991
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 7,396.1

Rank in 2014: 6
Number of Babies in 2014: 15,619
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 7,694.9

#5. Isabella

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 5
Number of Babies in 2015: 15,504
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 8,012

Rank in 2014: 4
Number of Babies in 2014: 16,950
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 8,743.7

#5. William

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 5
Number of Babies in 2015: 15,809
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 7,799.7

Rank in 2014: 5
Number of Babies in 2014: 16,687
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 8,221

#4. Ava

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 4
Number of Babies in 2015: 16,286
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 8,416.1

Rank in 2014: 5
Number of Babies in 2014: 15,586
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 8,040.1

#4. Jacob

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 4
Number of Babies in 2015: 15,816
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 7,803.2

Rank in 2014: 4
Number of Babies in 2014: 16,712
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 8,233.3

#3. Sophia

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 3
Number of Babies in 2015: 17,327
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 8,954

Rank in 2014: 3
Number of Babies in 2014: 18,490
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 9,538.1

#3. Mason

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 3
Number of Babies in 2015: 16,535
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 8,157.9

Rank in 2014: 3
Number of Babies in 2014: 17,092
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 8,420.6

#2. Olivia

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 2
Number of Babies in 2015: 19,553
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 10,104.3

Rank in 2014: 2
Number of Babies in 2014: 19,674
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 10,148.9

#2. Liam

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 2
Number of Babies in 2015: 18,281
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 9,019.3

Rank in 2014: 2
Number of Babies in 2014: 18,342
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 9,036.4

#1. Emma

Gender: Female
Rank in 2015: 1
Number of Babies in 2015: 20,355
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 10,518.8

Rank in 2014: 1
Number of Babies in 2014: 20,799
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 10,729.2

#1. Noah

Gender: Male
Rank in 2015: 1
Number of Babies in 2015: 19,511
Frequency per 1 Million in 2015: 9,626.2

Rank in 2014: 1
Number of Babies in 2014: 19,144
Frequency per 1 Million in 2014: 9,431.5

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