Most Popular Baby Names Since 2000

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names are since 2000. 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 10 most popular baby names since 2000, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2000.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Jacob 462,065 Emma 421,509
2 Michael 423,021 Olivia 392,145
3 William 389,936 Emily 361,058
4 Noah 382,051 Isabella 354,728
5 Ethan 377,242 Sophia 337,906
6 Matthew 368,906 Madison 309,060
7 Daniel 364,968 Ava 297,010
8 Joshua 354,527 Abigail 290,417
9 Alexander 348,855 Elizabeth 248,679
10 James 339,164 Mia 245,650

More Popular Baby Names

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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

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.

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

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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