THE 200 MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF 2021

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
2:01 pm
05/09/22

Photo by Cara Dolan

It happens every year to kick-off Mother’s Day weekend: the Social Security Administration releases its top baby names list from the year prior. In what apparently takes 5+ months to tally, the latest SSA data shows the names parents in the U.S. chose to put on their babies’ birth certificates in 2021.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the Top 10 names for both boys and girls in 2021 remained virtually the same as the 2020 lists, with only one shake-up—Theodore snuck its way in, while the name Alexander was booted out of the Top 10. Meanwhile, Liam remained the #1 pick for boys (for 5 years running) and Olivia the #1 choice for girls (for the 3rd year in a row).

You can check out the Top 100 girls names and Top 100 boys names of 2021 below! If you want to go further and see the Top 2,000 names for 2021—or any other year after 1879—head over here! Plus, you can type in any name and see its rise and fall in popularity over the years.

To note: names rising in popularity amongst girls outside the Top 100 for 2021 include Raya, Angelique, Halo, Azriel, Freyja, and Nyra. And for boys: Khai, Banks, and Evander.

Names that lost popularity for girls in 2021 include Denise, Karen, and Alexa. Names that lost popularity for boys included Ermias, Juelz, and Bryant and the alternative spellings of Jaxtyn, Karsyn, and Xzavier.

Top Girl Names For 2021:
1. Olivia
2. Emma
3. Charlotte
4. Amelia
5. Ava
6. Sophia
7. Isabella
8. Mia
9. Evelyn
10. Harper
11. Luna
12. Camila
13. Gianna
14. Elizabeth
15. Eleanor
16. Ella
17. Abigail
18. Sofia
19. Avery
20. Scarlett
21. Emily
22. Aria
23. Penelope
24. Chloe
25. Layla
26. Mila
27. Nora
28. Hazel
29. Madison
30. Ellie
31. Lily
32. Nova
33. Isla
34. Grace
35. Violet
36. Aurora
37. Riley
38. Zoey
39. Willow
40. Emilia
41. Stella
42. Zoe
43. Victoria
44. Hannah
45. Addison
46. Leah
47. Lucy
48. Eliana
49. Ivy
50. Everly
51. Lillian
52. Paisley
53. Elena
54. Naomi
55. Maya
56. Natalie
57. Kinsley
58. Delilah
59. Claire
60. Audrey
61. Aaliyah
62. Ruby
63. Brooklyn
64. Alice
65. Aubrey
66. Autumn
67. Leilani
68. Savannah
69. Valentina
70. Kennedy
71. Madelyn
72. Josephine
73. Bella
74. Skylar
75. Genesis
76. Sophie
77. Hailey
78. Sadie
79. Natalia
80. Quinn
81. Caroline
82. Allison
83. Gabriella
84. Anna
85. Serenity
86. Nevaeh
87. Cora
88. Ariana
89. Emery
90. Lydia
91. Jade
92. Sarah
93. Eva
94. Adeline
95. Madeline
96. Piper
97. Rylee
98. Athena
99. Peyton
100. Everleigh

Top Boy Names For 2021:
1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Oliver
4. Elijah
5. James
6. William
7. Benjamin
8. Lucas
9. Henry
10. Theodore
11. Jack
12. Levi
13. Alexander
14. Jackson
15. Mateo
16. Daniel
17. Michael
18. Mason
19. Sebastian
20. Ethan
21. Logan
22. Owen
23. Samuel
24. Jacob
25. Asher
26. Aiden
27. John
28. Joseph
29. Wyatt
30. David
31. Leo
32. Luke
33. Julian
34. Hudson
35. Grayson
36. Matthew
37. Ezra
38. Gabriel
39. Carter
40. Isaac
41. Jayden
42. Luca
43. Anthony
44. Dylan
45. Lincoln
46. Thomas
47. Maverick
48. Elias
49. Josiah
50. Charles
51. Caleb
52. Christopher
53. Ezekiel
54. Miles
55. Jaxon
56. Isaiah
57. Andrew
58. Joshua
59. Nathan
60. Nolan
61. Adrian
62. Cameron
63. Santiago
64. Eli
65. Aaron
66. Ryan
67. Angel
68. Cooper
69. Waylon
70. Easton
71. Kai
72. Christian
73. Landon
74. Colton
75. Roman
76. Axel
77. Brooks
78. Jonathan
79. Robert
80. Jameson
81. Ian
82. Everett
83. Greyson
84. Wesley
85. Jeremiah
86. Hunter
87. Leonardo
88. Jordan
89. Jose
90. Benett
91. Silas
92. Nicholas
93. Parker
94. Beau
95. Weston
96. Austin
97. Connor
98. Carson
99. Dominic
100. Xavier

Want more trends beyond the most popular baby names of 2021? Check out the hottest baby names that are trending for 2022.

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