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Most Popular Baby Names of 2008

  • Here are the most popular names, by year, from the favorite name lists of the millions of BabyNames.com members.

Because most of our members are currently pregnant or just thinking about it, our pop lists have actually predicted the future trends of baby name popularity.

Rankings include alternate spellings of the same name, for example Aidan, Aiden and Aden.

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Rank indicators as compared to previous year:
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Male

Female

1 AIDAN/AIDEN/ADEN 1 AVA
2 ETHAN 2 ISABELLA/IZABELLA
3 NOAH 3 MADELINE/MADELYN/MADELEINE/MADELYNN
4 CAYDEN/CADEN/KAYDEN/KADEN 4 EMMA
5 CALEB/KALEB 5 ABIGAIL
6 BRADEN/BRAYDEN/BRAEDEN 6 OLIVIA
7 JACOB/JAKOB 7 LILY/LILLY
8 LANDON 8 SOPHIA/SOFIA
9 LIAM 9 CHLOE/KHLOE
10 LUCAS/LUKAS 10 ELLA
11 CONNOR/CONNER/CONOR 11 AMELIA/EMILIA
12 BENJAMIN 12 HANNAH/HANNA
13 JACKSON 13 CAITLYN/KAITLYN/et.al
14 ALEXANDER 14 ADDISON/ADDYSON
15 GAVIN 15 AUDREY
16 GABRIEL 16 CHARLOTTE
17 ELIJAH 17 GRACE
18 OWEN 18 ELIZABETH/ELISABETH
19 TRISTAN/TRISTEN 19 ISABELLE/ISABEL
20 OLIVER 20 ARIANNA/ARIANA
21 WILLIAM 21 EMILY/EMILEE
22 LOGAN 22 MADISON/MADDISON/MADISYN/et.al
23 DYLAN/DILLON/DILLAN 23 LAYLA/LEILA
24 JACK 24 CLAIRE/CLARE
25 NATHAN 25 HAYLEY/HALEY/HAILEY
26 ANDREW 26 BELLA
27 MATTHEW/MATHEW 27 PAYTON/PEYTON
28 JAYDEN/JADEN 28 SOPHIE/SOFIE
29 JOSHUA 29 NATALIE
30 CHASE/CHACE 30 ALISSA/ALYSSA
31 AARON/ARON 31 SADIE
32 COLE/KOLE 32 PAIGE
33 JAMES 33 ADRIANNA/ADRIANA
34 NICHOLAS/NICOLAS 34 SAVANNAH/SAVANNA
35 ZACHARY/ZACHERY/ZACKERY 35 SCARLETT/SCARLET
36 COLIN 36 RILEY/RYLEE
37 RYAN 37 AVERY
38 DOMINIC/DOMINICK 38 MIA
39 NATHANIEL 39 LUCY/LUCIE
40 ADAM 40 KEIRA/KIRA
41 SAMUEL 41 AALIYAH/ALEAH/ALIA
42 ISAAC 42 SARAH/SARA
43 MASON 43 LEAH
44 LUKE 44 GABRIELLA
45 ELLIOT/ELIOT/ELLIOTT 45 CADENCE/KADENCE
46 GRAYSON/GREYSON 46 BRIANNA/BREANNA
47 ASHER 47 VIOLET
48 CARTER 48 EVA
49 DANIEL 49 AUBREY/AUBREE/AUBRIE
50 EVAN 50 KAYLEE/KAILEY
51 WYATT 51 ANNA/ANA
52 IAN 52 ZOE
53 SEBASTIAN/SEBASTIEN 53 CALLIE/CALI/KALLIE
54 MICHAEL 54 ALEXIS
55 MICAH 55 LAUREN/LAURYN
56 SETH 56 MICHAELA/MAKAYLA/MIKAYLA
57 HENRY 57 KYLIE
58 CHRISTOPHER 58 SAMANTHA
59 ADRIAN/ADRIEN 59 CATHERINE/KATHARINE/KATHERINE
60 DAMIEN/DAMIAN 60 AURORA
61 HAYDEN 61 ASHLYN
62 TYLER 62 SIENNA
63 XAVIER 63 MAYA/MAIA
64 PARKER 64 CAILYN/KAILYN/et.al
65 JOSEPH 65 LILA/LILAH
66 DAVID 66 FAITH
67 COLTON 67 ALEXA
68 FINN/FYNN 68 ALANNA/ALANA
69 RILEY/RYLEE 69 ALEXANDRA
70 ISAIAH 70 REAGAN/REGAN
71 BRANDON/BRANDEN 71 VICTORIA
72 BRODY 72 LILLIAN
73 JONAH 73 GABRIELLE
74 ANTHONY 74 BROOKE/BROOK
75 HUNTER 75 ANNABELLE
76 MILES/MYLES 76 JAYDEN/JADEN/JADYN
77 THOMAS 77 AUTUMN
78 CAMERON 78 JILLIAN/GILLIAN
79 HOLDEN 79 BAILEY/BAYLEE
80 JASON/JAYSON 80 BROOKLYN/BROOKLYNN
81 BLAKE 81 KAYLA
82 BRICE/BRYCE 82 MACKENZIE/MCKENZIE
83 MAX/MAXX 83 NORA/NORAH
84 JOHN 84 TAYLOR
85 AUSTIN 85 SYDNEY/SIDNEY/SYDNEE
86 JAKE 86 JULIA
87 LEVI 87 ALICE
88 GAGE 88 RUBY
89 JUSTIN 89 JULIANNA/JULIANA
90 CHRISTIAN 90 CAROLINE
91 ELI 91 ALLISON
92 CARSON/KARSON/KARSEN 92 AMY/AIMEE
93 GARRETT 93 LYDIA/LIDIA
94 EDWARD 94 JULIET/JULIETTE
95 JOEL 95 ABBY/ABBIE
96 MADDOX 96 JASMINE/JAZMINE
97 COOPER 97 MEGAN/MEGHAN
98 XANDER/ZANDER 98 ASHLEY/ASHLEE/ASHLEIGH
99 RYDER/RIDER 99 AMBER
100 JASPER 100 EVELYN
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