Social Security delivers the most popular baby names in Missouri and Illinois for 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular baby names in Missouri and Illinois for 2022.  Oliver and Charlotte topped the list in the Show Me State, Noah and Olivia topped the Land of Lincoln.


The top five boys’ and girls’ names for 2022 in Missouri were:


Missouri Boys:                                               

  1. Oliver
  2. Theodore    
  3. Henry
  4. Liam
  5. William


Missouri Girls

  1. Charlotte
  2. Olivia
  3. Amelia
  4. Emma
  5. Evelyn


Illinois Boys

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Oliver
  4. Mateo
  5. Theodore


Illinois Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Sophia
  3. Emma
  4. Charlotte
  5. Amelia


The agency announced last week that Olivia and Liam were the most popular baby names in the U.S.


Social Security began compiling the baby names list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880.  Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. 


In addition to each state’s top baby names (and names for U.S. territories), Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2022 and the fastest rising girls’ and boys’ names. 


“Just like your name, Social Security is with you from day one.  One of the first things parents do for their newborn is get them a Social Security number.  That makes Social Security the ultimate source for the most popular baby names each year!” said Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security.  “And just like a name, Social Security is with you through life’s journey.  See what else you can do at while you’re online.”


Visitors will experience a fresh homepage and new design to help them find what they need more easily, with clear paths to the tasks customers need to accomplish.  This is part of ongoing efforts to improve how the public can do business with the agency.


While online, users can create my Social Security accounts.  my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing into retirement.  Nearly 80 million people have signed up at and benefited from the many secure and convenient self-service options.  They can request a replacement Social Security card online if they meet certain requirements.  If they already receive Social Security benefits, they can start or change direct deposit online, request a replacement SSA-1099, and if they need proof of their benefits, they can print or download a current Benefit Verification Letter from their account. 


People not yet receiving benefits can use their my Social Security account to get personalized Social Security Statements, which provide their earnings information as well as estimates of their future benefits.  The portal also includes links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits.