Most Popular Baby Names in 2021

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2021. 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 2021, 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 Liam 20,272 Olivia 17,728
2 Noah 18,739 Emma 15,433
3 Oliver 14,616 Charlotte 13,285
4 Elijah 12,708 Amelia 12,952
5 James 12,367 Ava 12,759
6 William 12,088 Sophia 12,496
7 Benjamin 11,791 Isabella 11,201
8 Lucas 11,501 Mia 11,096
9 Henry 11,307 Evelyn 9,434
10 Theodore 9,535 Harper 8,388
11 Jack 9,504 Luna 8,173
12 Levi 9,469 Camila 8,005
13 Alexander 9,344 Gianna 7,437
14 Jackson 9,197 Elizabeth 7,190
15 Mateo 9,112 Eleanor 7,059
16 Daniel 9,066 Ella 6,987
17 Michael 9,041 Abigail 6,938
18 Mason 9,040 Sofia 6,933
19 Sebastian 8,867 Avery 6,770
20 Ethan 8,804 Scarlett 6,594
21 Logan 8,786 Emily 6,541
22 Owen 8,713 Aria 6,348
23 Samuel 8,501 Penelope 6,327
24 Jacob 8,397 Chloe 6,311
25 Asher 8,281 Layla 6,303
26 Aiden 8,252 Mila 6,295
27 John 8,130 Nora 6,246
28 Joseph 8,067 Hazel 5,967
29 Wyatt 7,981 Madison 5,930
30 David 7,843 Ellie 5,835
31 Leo 7,749 Lily 5,584
32 Luke 7,660 Nova 5,516
33 Julian 7,629 Isla 5,514
34 Hudson 7,584 Grace 5,486
35 Grayson 7,499 Violet 5,474
36 Matthew 7,420 Aurora 5,466
37 Ezra 7,365 Riley 5,184
38 Gabriel 7,216 Zoey 5,179
39 Carter 7,163 Willow 5,143
40 Isaac 6,907 Emilia 4,837
41 Jayden 6,887 Stella 4,784
42 Luca 6,847 Zoe 4,687
43 Anthony 6,741 Victoria 4,679
44 Dylan 6,718 Hannah 4,546
45 Lincoln 6,653 Addison 4,468
46 Thomas 6,642 Leah 4,433
47 Maverick 6,548 Lucy 4,433
48 Elias 6,305 Eliana 4,425
49 Josiah 6,065 Ivy 4,374
50 Charles 5,952 Everly 4,355
51 Caleb 5,894 Lillian 4,302
52 Christopher 5,809 Paisley 4,263
53 Ezekiel 5,799 Elena 4,252
54 Miles 5,694 Naomi 4,248
55 Jaxon 5,693 Maya 4,050
56 Isaiah 5,673 Natalie 4,029
57 Andrew 5,570 Kinsley 3,871
58 Joshua 5,467 Delilah 3,735
59 Nathan 5,401 Claire 3,692
60 Nolan 5,319 Audrey 3,662
61 Adrian 5,113 Aaliyah 3,588
62 Cameron 5,101 Ruby 3,562
63 Santiago 5,043 Brooklyn 3,508
64 Eli 4,868 Alice 3,494
65 Aaron 4,818 Aubrey 3,494
66 Ryan 4,703 Autumn 3,464
67 Angel 4,661 Leilani 3,460
68 Cooper 4,661 Savannah 3,459
69 Waylon 4,624 Valentina 3,458
70 Easton 4,600 Kennedy 3,425
71 Kai 4,599 Madelyn 3,406
72 Christian 4,589 Josephine 3,364
73 Landon 4,580 Bella 3,330
74 Colton 4,532 Skylar 3,324
75 Roman 4,527 Genesis 3,321
76 Axel 4,516 Sophie 3,309
77 Brooks 4,429 Hailey 3,229
78 Jonathan 4,412 Sadie 3,206
79 Robert 4,402 Natalia 3,191
80 Jameson 4,280 Quinn 3,190
81 Ian 4,270 Caroline 3,180
82 Everett 4,219 Allison 3,129
83 Greyson 4,200 Gabriella 3,087
84 Wesley 4,196 Anna 3,044
85 Jeremiah 4,193 Serenity 3,038
86 Hunter 4,171 Nevaeh 3,025
87 Leonardo 4,081 Cora 2,989
88 Jordan 3,981 Ariana 2,967
89 Jose 3,971 Emery 2,910
90 Bennett 3,917 Lydia 2,908
91 Silas 3,863 Jade 2,840
92 Nicholas 3,824 Sarah 2,825
93 Parker 3,823 Eva 2,812
94 Beau 3,793 Adeline 2,747
95 Weston 3,766 Madeline 2,735
96 Austin 3,752 Piper 2,727
97 Connor 3,752 Rylee 2,702
98 Carson 3,751 Athena 2,688
99 Dominic 3,727 Peyton 2,682
100 Xavier 3,707 Everleigh 2,678
101 Jaxson 3,673 Vivian 2,677
102 Jace 3,672 Clara 2,675
103 Emmett 3,638 Raelynn 2,669
104 Adam 3,634 Liliana 2,591
105 Declan 3,626 Samantha 2,584
106 Rowan 3,617 Maria 2,579
107 Micah 3,583 Iris 2,569
108 Kayden 3,555 Ayla 2,566
109 Gael 3,492 Eloise 2,528
110 River 3,455 Lyla 2,499
111 Ryder 3,403 Eliza 2,471
112 Kingston 3,366 Hadley 2,467
113 Damian 3,275 Melody 2,449
114 Sawyer 3,229 Julia 2,418
115 Luka 3,197 Parker 2,406
116 Evan 3,190 Rose 2,377
117 Vincent 3,180 Isabelle 2,368
118 Legend 3,152 Brielle 2,363
119 Myles 3,142 Adalynn 2,321
120 Harrison 3,135 Arya 2,320
121 August 3,133 Eden 2,287
122 Bryson 3,078 Remi 2,287
123 Amir 3,006 Mackenzie 2,259
124 Giovanni 2,987 Maeve 2,247
125 Chase 2,911 Margaret 2,232
126 Diego 2,901 Reagan 2,231
127 Milo 2,890 Charlie 2,202
128 Jasper 2,848 Alaia 2,200
129 Walker 2,846 Melanie 2,173
130 Jason 2,845 Josie 2,150
131 Brayden 2,825 Elliana 2,125
132 Cole 2,823 Cecilia 2,085
133 Nathaniel 2,802 Mary 2,080
134 George 2,774 Daisy 2,062
135 Lorenzo 2,766 Alina 2,017
136 Zion 2,725 Lucia 2,006
137 Luis 2,719 Ximena 1,994
138 Archer 2,713 Juniper 1,981
139 Enzo 2,712 Kaylee 1,963
140 Jonah 2,711 Magnolia 1,948
141 Thiago 2,703 Summer 1,938
142 Theo 2,688 Adalyn 1,916
143 Ayden 2,618 Sloane 1,910
144 Zachary 2,575 Amara 1,909
145 Calvin 2,574 Arianna 1,902
146 Braxton 2,559 Isabel 1,902
147 Ashton 2,527 Reese 1,887
148 Rhett 2,526 Emersyn 1,884
149 Atlas 2,523 Sienna 1,870
150 Jude 2,491 Kehlani 1,863
151 Bentley 2,488 River 1,862
152 Carlos 2,486 Freya 1,853
153 Ryker 2,475 Valerie 1,832
154 Adriel 2,464 Blakely 1,830
155 Arthur 2,453 Genevieve 1,825
156 Ace 2,432 Esther 1,819
157 Tyler 2,426 Valeria 1,805
158 Jayce 2,403 Katherine 1,802
159 Max 2,402 Kylie 1,794
160 Elliot 2,397 Norah 1,780
161 Graham 2,370 Amaya 1,765
162 Kaiden 2,362 Bailey 1,760
163 Maxwell 2,359 Ember 1,758
164 Juan 2,344 Ryleigh 1,745
165 Dean 2,341 Georgia 1,730
166 Matteo 2,337 Catalina 1,729
167 Malachi 2,283 Emerson 1,729
168 Ivan 2,273 Alexandra 1,715
169 Elliott 2,262 Faith 1,706
170 Jesus 2,248 Jasmine 1,701
171 Emiliano 2,229 Ariella 1,692
172 Messiah 2,216 Ashley 1,690
173 Gavin 2,203 Andrea 1,687
174 Maddox 2,201 Millie 1,681
175 Camden 2,194 June 1,669
176 Hayden 2,187 Khloe 1,666
177 Leon 2,183 Callie 1,661
178 Antonio 2,169 Juliette 1,661
179 Justin 2,148 Sage 1,656
180 Tucker 2,124 Ada 1,637
181 Brandon 2,117 Anastasia 1,621
182 Kevin 2,094 Olive 1,620
183 Judah 2,093 Alani 1,599
184 Finn 2,082 Brianna 1,587
185 King 2,028 Rosalie 1,581
186 Brody 2,025 Molly 1,569
187 Xander 2,000 Brynlee 1,568
188 Nicolas 1,996 Amy 1,558
189 Charlie 1,988 Ruth 1,553
190 Arlo 1,975 Gemma 1,540
191 Emmanuel 1,967 Aubree 1,540
192 Barrett 1,959 Taylor 1,533
193 Felix 1,950 Oakley 1,524
194 Alex 1,945 Margot 1,521
195 Miguel 1,939 Arabella 1,510
196 Abel 1,935 Sara 1,507
197 Alan 1,918 Journee 1,506
198 Beckett 1,912 Harmony 1,499
199 Amari 1,908 Blake 1,497
200 Karter 1,903 Alaina 1,490
201 Timothy 1,903 Aspen 1,486
202 Abraham 1,885 Noelle 1,467
203 Jesse 1,881 Selena 1,443
204 Zayden 1,880 Oaklynn 1,439
205 Blake 1,840 Morgan 1,438
206 Alejandro 1,839 Londyn 1,437
207 Dawson 1,815 Zuri 1,426
208 Tristan 1,812 Aliyah 1,421
209 Victor 1,803 Jordyn 1,416
210 Avery 1,787 Juliana 1,414
211 Joel 1,786 Finley 1,407
212 Grant 1,779 Presley 1,400
213 Eric 1,777 Zara 1,399
214 Patrick 1,777 Leila 1,381
215 Peter 1,768 Marley 1,373
216 Richard 1,767 Sawyer 1,370
217 Edward 1,739 Amira 1,347
218 Andres 1,738 Lilly 1,344
219 Emilio 1,730 London 1,342
220 Colt 1,725 Kimberly 1,340
221 Knox 1,718 Elsie 1,335
222 Beckham 1,717 Ariel 1,331
223 Adonis 1,715 Lila 1,329
224 Kyrie 1,715 Alana 1,324
225 Matias 1,713 Diana 1,321
226 Oscar 1,681 Kamila 1,315
227 Lukas 1,662 Nyla 1,313
228 Marcus 1,600 Vera 1,303
229 Hayes 1,597 Hope 1,300
230 Caden 1,592 Annie 1,295
231 Remington 1,585 Kaia 1,294
232 Griffin 1,579 Myla 1,292
233 Nash 1,577 Alyssa 1,291
234 Israel 1,538 Angela 1,273
235 Steven 1,500 Ana 1,268
236 Holden 1,492 Lennon 1,268
237 Rafael 1,484 Evangeline 1,264
238 Zane 1,474 Harlow 1,263
239 Kash 1,471 Rachel 1,255
240 Jeremy 1,471 Rowan 1,253
241 Preston 1,462 Gracie 1,253
242 Kyler 1,458 Laila 1,247
243 Jax 1,444 Elise 1,246
244 Jett 1,443 Sutton 1,243
245 Kaleb 1,440 Lilah 1,242
246 Riley 1,434 Adelyn 1,238
247 Simon 1,423 Phoebe 1,235
248 Phoenix 1,422 Octavia 1,231
249 Javier 1,419 Sydney 1,229
250 Bryce 1,414 Mariana 1,219

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

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Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

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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