Popular baby names in 2021


(The hill) — The names Olivia and Liam topped the popularity lists for girls and boys, respectively, for the third year in a row in 2021. Where did your name rank?

The Social Security Administration has developed a database for people to search for names to see how popular they’ve been over the years, using data from 2000 to 2021.

Olivia rose from the 16th most popular name for girls in 2000 to the top spot in 2019, 2020 and 2021, while the name Liam rose from 140th among names for boys in 2000 to top the list in 2017 to 2021.

The name Theodore, the only new addition to the top 10 list of both genders this year, ranked 10th among boy names in 2021, down from 312 in 2000.

On the other hand, more classic names such as Mary and John seem to be dropping down the ranks over the years, with Mary dropping from 46th among girl names in 2000 to 133rd in 2021 and John from 14th among most popular boy names. name in 2000 to 27th in 2021.

The database also displays the popularity ranking of similar names each time a name is searched, such as Marie and Maryam for Mary or Johan and Johnny for John.

The names of popular personalities, like Donald, have seen notable trends in recent years. Donald fell from 217th among boys’ names in 2000 to 489 in 2016, falling to an all-time low of 610 four years later in 2020.

How popular is your name? Use the Social Security Administration’s search engine to find out. The name Chloé rose from the 38th most popular girl’s name in 2000 to 9th in 2009 and 2010, then fell back to 24th in 2021.


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