Most Popular Baby Names in 2001

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2001. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 2001, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Jacob 32,554 Emily 25,057
2 Michael 29,686 Madison 22,166
3 Matthew 26,811 Hannah 20,720
4 Joshua 26,021 Ashley 16,528
5 Christopher 23,129 Alexis 16,402
6 Nicholas 22,844 Sarah 15,912
7 Andrew 22,416 Samantha 15,865
8 Joseph 22,015 Abigail 14,807
9 Daniel 20,992 Elizabeth 14,789
10 William 20,104 Olivia 13,977
11 Anthony 19,736 Jessica 13,923
12 David 19,351 Taylor 13,692
13 Tyler 19,274 Emma 13,316
14 John 18,893 Alyssa 13,272
15 Ryan 18,287 Lauren 12,781
16 Zachary 18,186 Grace 12,089
17 Ethan 17,961 Kayla 11,892
18 Brandon 17,892 Brianna 11,774
19 James 17,073 Anna 10,583
20 Alexander 16,715 Megan 10,299
21 Dylan 16,496 Victoria 10,179
22 Justin 16,231 Destiny 9,751
23 Jonathan 16,143 Sydney 9,638
24 Christian 15,454 Rachel 9,550
25 Austin 14,955 Jasmine 8,957
26 Samuel 14,804 Jennifer 8,921
27 Benjamin 14,335 Julia 8,838
28 Noah 13,487 Isabella 8,834
29 Logan 12,711 Morgan 8,735
30 Robert 12,666 Chloe 8,176
31 Nathan 12,647 Kaitlyn 8,163
32 Kevin 12,592 Natalie 8,048
33 Thomas 12,147 Hailey 8,032
34 Jose 12,139 Haley 8,011
35 Cameron 11,582 Katherine 7,879
36 Hunter 11,335 Nicole 7,818
37 Caleb 11,176 Sophia 7,162
38 Gabriel 10,916 Alexandra 7,043
39 Jordan 10,813 Amanda 6,971
40 Kyle 10,569 Mackenzie 6,934
41 Jason 10,164 Maria 6,841
42 Aaron 9,542 Savannah 6,737
43 Isaiah 8,585 Stephanie 6,611
44 Eric 8,559 Allison 6,212
45 Elijah 8,339 Jenna 6,142
46 Brian 8,303 Rebecca 5,888
47 Isaac 8,199 Jordan 5,803
48 Jack 8,148 Andrea 5,746
49 Connor 8,082 Mary 5,739
50 Luke 8,006 Gabrielle 5,607
51 Adam 7,752 Amber 5,572
52 Luis 7,488 Katelyn 5,440
53 Juan 7,448 Faith 5,410
54 Mason 7,447 Makayla 5,317
55 Charles 7,282 Sierra 5,237
56 Evan 7,259 Madeline 5,222
57 Sean 7,223 Brooke 5,212
58 Angel 6,976 Sara 5,155
59 Carlos 6,842 Michelle 5,030
60 Jackson 6,836 Erin 4,958
61 Nathaniel 6,645 Kimberly 4,880
62 Alex 6,614 Caroline 4,862
63 Steven 6,587 Danielle 4,789
64 Cody 6,574 Vanessa 4,671
65 Jared 6,434 Zoe 4,645
66 Jesus 6,425 Kaylee 4,620
67 Timothy 6,422 Trinity 4,481
68 Seth 6,223 Shelby 4,369
69 Bryan 6,124 Bailey 4,339
70 Ian 6,084 Jacqueline 4,299
71 Devin 6,038 Paige 4,274
72 Patrick 5,786 Autumn 4,191
73 Richard 5,771 Courtney 4,175
74 Cole 5,739 Melissa 4,145
75 Adrian 5,424 Jada 3,983
76 Trevor 5,396 Mia 3,918
77 Blake 5,356 Angela 3,914
78 Gavin 5,260 Alexa 3,898
79 Chase 5,199 Marissa 3,853
80 Garrett 5,061 Christina 3,741
81 Sebastian 4,979 Catherine 3,730
82 Julian 4,943 Claire 3,642
83 Lucas 4,899 Gabriella 3,614
84 Mark 4,753 Leslie 3,612
85 Antonio 4,735 Mariah 3,585
86 Aidan 4,632 Laura 3,558
87 Miguel 4,558 Leah 3,521
88 Alejandro 4,555 Isabel 3,490
89 Jeremy 4,269 Caitlin 3,455
90 Jesse 4,222 Molly 3,414
91 Jeremiah 4,220 Alexandria 3,404
92 Bryce 4,150 Ariana 3,377
93 Dakota 3,980 Angelina 3,368
94 Xavier 3,979 Breanna 3,368
95 Carson 3,941 Kylie 3,353
96 Victor 3,919 Aaliyah 3,352
97 Kenneth 3,908 Kathryn 3,331
98 Dalton 3,895 Jade 3,281
99 Colby 3,859 Katie 3,268
100 Jake 3,837 Kelsey 3,267
101 Tanner 3,832 Briana 3,235
102 Stephen 3,738 Diana 3,197
103 Spencer 3,732 Lily 3,195
104 Marcus 3,694 Angel 3,080
105 Riley 3,652 Lindsey 3,050
106 Dominic 3,635 Riley 3,044
107 Wyatt 3,601 Cassidy 3,029
108 Tristan 3,575 Arianna 3,015
109 Paul 3,522 Mikayla 3,014
110 Jorge 3,445 Maya 3,010
111 Carter 3,435 Audrey 2,950
112 Eduardo 3,417 Lillian 2,950
113 Edward 3,376 Isabelle 2,943
114 Jaden 3,352 Amy 2,937
115 Brendan 3,344 Brittany 2,929
116 Kaleb 3,335 Sabrina 2,921
117 Hayden 3,262 Melanie 2,912
118 Colton 3,246 Margaret 2,895
119 Jeffrey 3,207 Cheyenne 2,875
120 Henry 3,201 Jillian 2,846
121 Vincent 3,201 Madelyn 2,844
122 Oscar 3,192 Cassandra 2,834
123 Parker 3,187 Jocelyn 2,827
124 Maxwell 3,183 Kelly 2,814
125 Colin 3,170 Gabriela 2,734
126 Joel 3,167 Evelyn 2,691
127 Jalen 3,121 Tiffany 2,690
128 Shane 3,116 Miranda 2,684
129 George 3,087 Erica 2,668
130 Owen 3,031 Alicia 2,657
131 Liam 3,028 Adriana 2,640
132 Derek 3,008 Ava 2,539
133 Peter 2,948 Caitlyn 2,536
134 Travis 2,943 Ana 2,516
135 Grant 2,922 Mckenzie 2,471
136 Collin 2,898 Angelica 2,436
137 Francisco 2,857 Crystal 2,431
138 Ricardo 2,852 Kennedy 2,406
139 Jayden 2,833 Daisy 2,371
140 Diego 2,832 Lydia 2,359
141 Ivan 2,825 Skylar 2,344
142 Nicolas 2,824 Summer 2,314
143 Alexis 2,769 Alexia 2,294
144 Gage 2,759 Kiara 2,289
145 Bradley 2,729 Sofia 2,288
146 Devon 2,723 Heather 2,274
147 Omar 2,722 Erika 2,230
148 Alan 2,643 Karen 2,194
149 Javier 2,636 Mya 2,189
150 Cristian 2,630 Hope 2,180
151 Shawn 2,628 Sophie 2,173
152 Preston 2,618 Avery 2,131
153 Andres 2,601 Chelsea 2,119
154 Fernando 2,600 Veronica 2,087
155 Erik 2,574 Juliana 2,076
156 Mitchell 2,568 Bianca 2,071
157 Gregory 2,478 Ashlyn 2,030
158 Dustin 2,424 Bethany 2,030
159 Max 2,403 Meghan 2,024
160 Edgar 2,376 Daniela 2,020
161 Cesar 2,375 Natalia 2,007
162 Clayton 2,351 Kristen 1,991
163 Raymond 2,337 Abby 1,986
164 Manuel 2,312 Payton 1,983
165 Taylor 2,309 Valerie 1,981
166 Johnathan 2,306 Karina 1,963
167 Scott 2,296 Jamie 1,946
168 Corey 2,245 Diamond 1,945
169 Josiah 2,238 Cynthia 1,921
170 Mario 2,217 Gracie 1,911
171 Jakob 2,192 Shannon 1,906
172 Levi 2,181 Brooklyn 1,905
173 Alec 2,155 Peyton 1,885
174 Brady 2,153 Jordyn 1,884
175 Dillon 2,141 Nayeli 1,845
176 Brayden 2,128 Carly 1,833
177 Peyton 2,114 Alondra 1,829
178 Micah 2,113 Michaela 1,827
179 Marco 2,108 Naomi 1,824
180 Nolan 2,093 Kaitlin 1,821
181 Trenton 2,082 Maggie 1,819
182 Martin 2,060 Monica 1,794
183 Dawson 2,030 Hayley 1,787
184 Wesley 2,028 Julianna 1,777
185 Sergio 2,024 Gianna 1,765
186 Edwin 1,986 Hanna 1,758
187 Jonah 1,982 Jasmin 1,756
188 Damian 1,963 Rebekah 1,738
189 Brett 1,963 Brenda 1,736
190 Roberto 1,955 Desiree 1,721
191 Braden 1,923 Ella 1,719
192 Erick 1,920 Alejandra 1,717
193 Hector 1,904 Karla 1,699
194 Landon 1,880 Mckenna 1,693
195 Caden 1,878 Kylee 1,675
196 Giovanni 1,873 Makenzie 1,660
197 Malik 1,864 Ariel 1,654
198 Emmanuel 1,856 Britney 1,640
199 Conner 1,833 Amelia 1,634
200 Abraham 1,820 Kate 1,625
201 Cade 1,811 Esmeralda 1,621
202 Cooper 1,803 Camryn 1,596
203 Harrison 1,798 Valeria 1,589
204 Chandler 1,792 Delaney 1,583
205 Andy 1,790 Jazmin 1,582
206 Andre 1,740 Joanna 1,555
207 Ruben 1,735 Kyra 1,535
208 Trent 1,719 Kendall 1,524
209 Phillip 1,711 Aubrey 1,505
210 Pedro 1,696 Lindsay 1,502
211 Donovan 1,658 Kendra 1,496
212 Ronald 1,651 Claudia 1,495
213 Eli 1,634 Adrianna 1,490
214 Frank 1,634 Sadie 1,483
215 Calvin 1,613 Selena 1,483
216 Ashton 1,598 Kara 1,475
217 Aiden 1,587 Jazmine 1,467
218 Darius 1,568 Holly 1,462
219 Drew 1,565 Giselle 1,461
220 Josue 1,563 Reagan 1,445
221 Casey 1,555 Brittney 1,442
222 Kobe 1,552 Jayla 1,422
223 Kaden 1,549 Nancy 1,419
224 Chance 1,542 Genesis 1,417
225 Trey 1,539 Julie 1,414
226 Johnny 1,536 Aliyah 1,411
227 Gerardo 1,520 Fatima 1,405
228 Elias 1,518 Elena 1,392
229 Skyler 1,508 Charlotte 1,379
230 Armando 1,475 Savanna 1,379
231 Donald 1,470 Cierra 1,372
232 Derrick 1,455 Ruby 1,365
233 Rafael 1,455 Alison 1,360
234 Leonardo 1,453 Raven 1,355
235 Raul 1,439 Guadalupe 1,342
236 Enrique 1,438 Elise 1,337
237 Keith 1,432 Kathleen 1,337
238 Jaylen 1,426 Mallory 1,336
239 Griffin 1,418 Nadia 1,331
240 Marcos 1,415 Rylee 1,330
241 Damien 1,402 Cameron 1,319
242 Avery 1,401 Macy 1,314
243 Allen 1,387 Nina 1,306
244 Zackary 1,386 Rachael 1,304
245 Miles 1,384 April 1,300
246 Bryson 1,356 Serena 1,296
247 Troy 1,356 Kyla 1,295
248 Dante 1,355 Katelynn 1,293
249 Israel 1,340 Casey 1,283
250 Jaime 1,338 Kristina 1,283

Historical Data for Baby Names

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Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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