What are the most popular baby names of 2023? See what's predicted

Is your baby one of a kind? Or are they bound to be one of many at school with the same name?

Names.org released its predicted list of the most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2023, allowing people to see what babies born this year are being named and which names are the most popular in each state.

Names.org says it uses a variety of data sources to get its data, including information from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Social Security Administration, which annually releases the most popular baby names the year prior.

The outlet says it has one of the most accurate name predictors online, with 95% accuracy from 2018-21.

How a baby's name is spelled can also affected the rankings, as with Sophia or Sofia.

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Most popular boy names for 2023

The reigning champion continues to hold the crown.

Liam was the most popular baby name from 2017-21, according to the Social Security Administration, and it is predicted to once again be the most popular name in 2023. It's the only name estimated to be given to more than 20,000 babies.

Here are the predictions for the top 10 boy names:

  1. Liam

  2. Noah

  3. Oliver

  4. James

  5. Elijah

  6. Henry

  7. William

  8. Lucas

  9. Benjamin

  10. Theodore

Liam is also the most popular boy name in 21 states.

Most popular girl names for 2023

Like the boys, the most popular name for girls is also on top for another year.

Olivia is predicted to be the most popular baby name this year, following a recent trend as it was also the most popular pick from 2019-2021, according to the SSA. Names.org's estimates predict about 3,000 more Olivias this year than Emmas, the second-place name.

Here are the predictions for the top 10 girl names:

  1. Olivia

  2. Emma

  3. Amelia

  4. Charlotte

  5. Ava

  6. Sophia

  7. Mia

  8. Isabella

  9. Evelyn

  10. Luna

Olivia is also the most popular girl name in 32 states.

Rising baby names for 2023

Some names might not be in the top 10, but are rising in popularity, and are likely to continue to do in 2023. Here are the top five rising names for boys are girls, according to Names.org:


  • Luca

  • Waylon

  • Kai

  • Hudson

  • Ezekiel


  • Isla

  • Willow

  • Eleanor

  • Nora

  • Leilani

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Most popular boy, girl names 2023: Liam, Olivia top baby names again