Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 2021

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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

Rank Name Count
1 Olivia 17,728
2 Emma 15,433
3 Charlotte 13,285
4 Amelia 12,952
5 Ava 12,759
6 Sophia 12,496
7 Isabella 11,201
8 Mia 11,096
9 Evelyn 9,434
10 Harper 8,388
11 Luna 8,173
12 Camila 8,005
13 Gianna 7,437
14 Elizabeth 7,190
15 Eleanor 7,059
16 Ella 6,987
17 Abigail 6,938
18 Sofia 6,933
19 Avery 6,770
20 Scarlett 6,594
21 Emily 6,541
22 Aria 6,348
23 Penelope 6,327
24 Chloe 6,311
25 Layla 6,303
26 Mila 6,295
27 Nora 6,246
28 Hazel 5,967
29 Madison 5,930
30 Ellie 5,835
31 Lily 5,584
32 Nova 5,516
33 Isla 5,514
34 Grace 5,486
35 Violet 5,474
36 Aurora 5,466
37 Riley 5,184
38 Zoey 5,179
39 Willow 5,143
40 Emilia 4,837
41 Stella 4,784
42 Zoe 4,687
43 Victoria 4,679
44 Hannah 4,546
45 Addison 4,468
46 Leah 4,433
47 Lucy 4,433
48 Eliana 4,425
49 Ivy 4,374
50 Everly 4,355
51 Lillian 4,302
52 Paisley 4,263
53 Elena 4,252
54 Naomi 4,248
55 Maya 4,050
56 Natalie 4,029
57 Kinsley 3,871
58 Delilah 3,735
59 Claire 3,692
60 Audrey 3,662
61 Aaliyah 3,588
62 Ruby 3,562
63 Brooklyn 3,508
64 Alice 3,494
65 Aubrey 3,494
66 Autumn 3,464
67 Leilani 3,460
68 Savannah 3,459
69 Valentina 3,458
70 Kennedy 3,425
71 Madelyn 3,406
72 Josephine 3,364
73 Bella 3,330
74 Skylar 3,324
75 Genesis 3,321
76 Sophie 3,309
77 Hailey 3,229
78 Sadie 3,206
79 Natalia 3,191
80 Quinn 3,190
81 Caroline 3,180
82 Allison 3,129
83 Gabriella 3,087
84 Anna 3,044
85 Serenity 3,038
86 Nevaeh 3,025
87 Cora 2,989
88 Ariana 2,967
89 Emery 2,910
90 Lydia 2,908
91 Jade 2,840
92 Sarah 2,825
93 Eva 2,812
94 Adeline 2,747
95 Madeline 2,735
96 Piper 2,727
97 Rylee 2,702
98 Athena 2,688
99 Peyton 2,682
100 Everleigh 2,678
101 Vivian 2,677
102 Clara 2,675
103 Raelynn 2,669
104 Liliana 2,591
105 Samantha 2,584
106 Maria 2,579
107 Iris 2,569
108 Ayla 2,566
109 Eloise 2,528
110 Lyla 2,499
111 Eliza 2,471
112 Hadley 2,467
113 Melody 2,449
114 Julia 2,418
115 Parker 2,406
116 Rose 2,377
117 Isabelle 2,368
118 Brielle 2,363
119 Adalynn 2,321
120 Arya 2,320
121 Eden 2,287
122 Remi 2,287
123 Mackenzie 2,259
124 Maeve 2,247
125 Margaret 2,232
126 Reagan 2,231
127 Charlie 2,202
128 Alaia 2,200
129 Melanie 2,173
130 Josie 2,150
131 Elliana 2,125
132 Cecilia 2,085
133 Mary 2,080
134 Daisy 2,062
135 Alina 2,017
136 Lucia 2,006
137 Ximena 1,994
138 Juniper 1,981
139 Kaylee 1,963
140 Magnolia 1,948
141 Summer 1,938
142 Adalyn 1,916
143 Sloane 1,910
144 Amara 1,909
145 Arianna 1,902
146 Isabel 1,902
147 Reese 1,887
148 Emersyn 1,884
149 Sienna 1,870
150 Kehlani 1,863
151 River 1,862
152 Freya 1,853
153 Valerie 1,832
154 Blakely 1,830
155 Genevieve 1,825
156 Esther 1,819
157 Valeria 1,805
158 Katherine 1,802
159 Kylie 1,794
160 Norah 1,780
161 Amaya 1,765
162 Bailey 1,760
163 Ember 1,758
164 Ryleigh 1,745
165 Georgia 1,730
166 Catalina 1,729
167 Emerson 1,729
168 Alexandra 1,715
169 Faith 1,706
170 Jasmine 1,701
171 Ariella 1,692
172 Ashley 1,690
173 Andrea 1,687
174 Millie 1,681
175 June 1,669
176 Khloe 1,666
177 Callie 1,661
178 Juliette 1,661
179 Sage 1,656
180 Ada 1,637
181 Anastasia 1,621
182 Olive 1,620
183 Alani 1,599
184 Brianna 1,587
185 Rosalie 1,581
186 Molly 1,569
187 Brynlee 1,568
188 Amy 1,558
189 Ruth 1,553
190 Gemma 1,540
191 Aubree 1,540
192 Taylor 1,533
193 Oakley 1,524
194 Margot 1,521
195 Arabella 1,510
196 Sara 1,507
197 Journee 1,506
198 Harmony 1,499
199 Blake 1,497
200 Alaina 1,490
201 Aspen 1,486
202 Noelle 1,467
203 Selena 1,443
204 Oaklynn 1,439
205 Morgan 1,438
206 Londyn 1,437
207 Zuri 1,426
208 Aliyah 1,421
209 Jordyn 1,416
210 Juliana 1,414
211 Finley 1,407
212 Presley 1,400
213 Zara 1,399
214 Leila 1,381
215 Marley 1,373
216 Sawyer 1,370
217 Amira 1,347
218 Lilly 1,344
219 London 1,342
220 Kimberly 1,340
221 Elsie 1,335
222 Ariel 1,331
223 Lila 1,329
224 Alana 1,324
225 Diana 1,321
226 Kamila 1,315
227 Nyla 1,313
228 Vera 1,303
229 Hope 1,300
230 Annie 1,295
231 Kaia 1,294
232 Myla 1,292
233 Alyssa 1,291
234 Angela 1,273
235 Ana 1,268
236 Lennon 1,268
237 Evangeline 1,264
238 Harlow 1,263
239 Rachel 1,255
240 Rowan 1,253
241 Gracie 1,253
242 Laila 1,247
243 Elise 1,246
244 Sutton 1,243
245 Lilah 1,242
246 Adelyn 1,238
247 Phoebe 1,235
248 Octavia 1,231
249 Sydney 1,229
250 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.

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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