These are the Top Baby Names 2021 Chosen by Parents in the USA

Jill Holtz

May 16, 2022

These are the Top Baby Names 2021 Chosen by Parents in the USA Lead

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Every year the US Social Security Administration reports on the top names registered during the year. The 2021 lists are out now, with new entries on the top 20 lists for both boys names and girls names.

These lists can be helpful for parents-to-be looking for inspiration, or looking to avoid the most popular names. Is your child’s name on the list?

Top Baby Names 2021 in the USA

According to the US Social Security Administration, the top baby name for girls last year (2021) was Olivia while Liam was the top for boys.

As far as girls names go, the top 2 have stayed the same (Olivia and Emma) with Charlotte and Ava staying in the top 5 but Amelia coming up. While for boys names, 4 of the top 5 names stayed the same (Liam, Noah, Oliver, Elijah) while William dropped down and James popped up to 5th spot.

Further down the girls list, Camila is a new entry to the top 20 girls names, and I was interested to see Elizabeth staying in the girls’ top 20 as that’s my eldest daughter’s middle name and she was named after two great aunts of mine.

For boys, classic names like Henry, Theodore and Michael still remain popular.

Top 20 Girls Names

top baby names 2020
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Amelia
  5. Ava
  6. Sophia
  7. Isabella
  8. Mia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Harper
  11. Luna
  12. Camila
  13. Gianna
  14. Elizabeth
  15. Eleanor
  16. Ella
  17. Abigail
  18. Sofia
  19. Avery
  20. Scarlett

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Top 20 Boys Names

top baby names of 2019
  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. James
  6. William
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Henry
  10. Theodore
  11. Jack
  12. Levi
  13. Alexander
  14. Jackson
  15. Mateo
  16. Daniel
  17. Michael
  18. Mason
  19. Sebastian
  20. Ethan

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And if you are curious what the most popular names of the 2010s were, here are the top 10 lists for each gender:

Popular baby names of the period 2010s

most popular baby names in Ireland 2020

Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Abigail
  8. Emily
  9. Charlotte
  10. Madison

Boy Names

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. William
  5. Mason
  6. Ethan
  7. Michael
  8. Alexander
  9. James
  10. Elijah
These are the Top Baby Names 2021 Chosen by Parents in the USA

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Published On: May 16th, 2022 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: June 22nd, 2022 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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