Most popular baby names of 2022

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The results are in, and Olivia and Liam are still the most popular baby names, topping the list after also reigning supreme in 2021. In fact, the top five baby girl names all remained the same – pulling off an exact repeat of 2021 – with each and every name ending in the letter "a."

Evelyn is the only new baby girl name to crack the top 10 in 2022 – pushing Harper out. Otherwise, there were the usual small shifts in popularity: Isabella moved up one place, from seven to six, and Charlotte fell three spots, from six to nine. Luna moved up two spots, from nine to seven.

The race for most popular boy's name was a nail-biter, but Liam remains on top, just barely edging out Noah (which was in the second-place spot last year, too). The next two names are also identical to last year's lineup: Oliver and Elijah round out the No. 3 and No. 4 spots. Two new boy names did enter the top 10: Mateo jumped from 11 to five, pushing Lucas down into the sixth spot, while Levi shifted from six to seven. Leo moved into the No. 10 spot, up from 12 in 2021. In fact, it's steadily risen every year for the last five years from where it sat at No. 48 in 2017. Meanwhile, Mason and Ethan both fell out of the top 10.

Plenty of movement took place outside of the top 10, as well, with the gender-neutral name River rising 31 places on both the girl and boy lists. Athena and Iris were also significant climbers on the top baby girl names list, moving up 24 spots each. Another notable riser for girls was Freya, which jumped 22 places, bringing it into the top 100 names.

The list of baby names for girls that fell in popularity is also interesting, including Ellie, Riley, Emily, and Bella (each name moved down six spots). Savannah (down 22 spots) and Aubrey (down 21 spots) were two of the biggest fallers from last year's top 100 list of girl names, followed by Hannah and Madison, which each fell 14 spots.

For boy names, Myles was the biggest riser, along with River – both moved up 31 places. Legend (up 28 spots) and Atlas (up 23 spots) climbed enough to break into the top 100. Waylon also leapt 22 spots, bringing it into the top 50. Among the biggest fallers were Cameron, dropping 22 spots, and Andrew, falling 18 spots. Both Logan (down 16 spots) and Jack (down eight spots) fell out of the top 20.

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