These are San Diego County’s top baby names of the past 25 years

SAN DIEGO – If you’ve ever wanted to know which baby names are most popular among San Diegans, turns out, there’s data for that.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency released data on the county’s most common baby names for boys and girls over the past 25 years. While the county has yet to release data for 2021, below you will find some of the most popular names from 1996 through 2020.


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Among the most popular girl names, Isabella made the top five list 22 out of 25 times, followed by Mia with 17 appearances, then Emily at 15 and Sophia at 14.

For boys, Daniel was one of the top names up until 2016 and made the list 20 out of 25 times. Jacob followed closely behind, ranking on the top five list 17 times since 1996. A more popular name over the past five years, Noah, which ranked No. 1 in 2020, has appeared in the top list 11 times.

See the entire list below featuring popular boys and girls dating back to 1996:

2020

NoahLiam MateoBenjamin SebastianOlivia Emma IsabellaMia Sophia

2019

LiamNoahOliver Sebastian MateoOlivia Emma Camila Mia Isabella

2018

Liam NoahSebastianMateoBenjaminEmmaOliviaMiaIsabellaCamila

2017

Liam OliverMateoNoahSebastianEmma Mia IsabellaSophia Olivia

2016

NoahLiam SebastianDaniel Ethan Emma Mia IsabellaOliviaSophia


Top baby names of 2021

2015

NoahLiam DanielEthanJacobMiaEmmaIsabella Olivia Sophia

2014

AlexanderLiamNoah SebastianEthanSophia Isabella EmmaMia Olivia

2013

Alexander DanielJacobLiam NoahSophiaMia IsabellaEmma Olivia

2012

DanielJacobAlexanderNoah AnthonySophia Isabella Emma MiaEmily

2011

Jacob Alexander DanielNoah Ethan Sophia Isabella Mia EmmaOlivia

2010

Daniel JacobAlexanderNoah DiegoIsabellaSophia Mia Olivia Emily

2009

AlexanderJacob DanielAngelDavidIsabella Sophia Mia Emma Ava

2008

DiegoJacobDaniel Anthony AngelIsabella Sophia Mia Samantha Emily

2007

DiegoAngelDaniel JacobAnthonyIsabella Sophia Mia EmilyAshley

2006

Daniel JacobDiegoAnthony JoshuaIsabella Mia Sophia EmilyAshley


The baby names predicted to be most popular in California in 2022

2005

Daniel AnthonyDiegoDavid AngelIsabellaEmily Mia Sophia Ashley

2004

Daniel David JacobAnthonyJoshuaIsabella EmilyAshley Samantha Alyssa

2003

Daniel JoshuaJacobDavidAnthonyIsabella Emily Mia SophiaAshley

2002

DanielJoshuaJose Michael JacobIsabella Emily Ashley Samantha Alyssa

2001

Daniel JoshuaJacobDavidAnthonyEmily Isabella Ashley Samantha Emma

2000

DanielJacobChristopher JoshuaDavidEmily Ashley Isabella Samantha Alyssa

1999

Jacob DanielJoshua MichaelJoseEmily Samantha Ashley Alyssa Isabella

1998

Michael JacobDaniel Jose MatthewEmily AshleySamantha HannahJessica

1997

MichaelDaniel JacobDavid ChristopherJessica AshleyEmilySamantha Sarah


Most popular boy names in the 60s in California

1996

Daniel Michael Jose Christopher AnthonyJessica Ashley Samantha Sarah Emily

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