Most Popular Baby Names Since 2001

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names are since 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 10 most popular baby names since 2001, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2001.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Jacob 419,979 Emma 394,518
2 Michael 382,153 Olivia 362,720
3 William 357,989 Isabella 336,824
4 Ethan 353,747 Emily 328,640
5 Noah 349,151 Sophia 319,032
6 Daniel 333,595 Ava 284,175
7 Matthew 333,308 Madison 283,613
8 Alexander 322,894 Abigail 271,073
9 Joshua 321,844 Mia 231,181
10 James 309,147 Elizabeth 226,607

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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