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Top Ten Baby Names of 2021

Every year, the Social Security Administration posts a list of the Top 10 Baby Names the Year. They recently released the Top 10 Baby Names of 2021. Here they are!

Female Names

Olivia – Rank one in 2021, 2020, and 2019 (Rank 2 from 2014 – 2018)

Emma – Rank two in 2021, 2020, and 2019 (Rank 1 from 2014 – 2018)

Charlotte – Rank three in 2021 (Rank 4 in 2020)

Amelia – Rank four in 2021

Ava – Rank five in 2021 (Rank 3 from 2017 through 2020, and Rank 4 in 2015)

Sophia – Rank six in 2021

Isabella – Rank seven in 2021

Mia – Rank eight in 2021

Evelyn – Rank nine in 2021

Harper – Rank ten in 2021

Male Names

Liam – Rank one in 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018, and 2017  (Rank two from 2014 – 2016)

Noah – Rank two in 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 (Rank two from 2013 – 2016)

Oliver – Rank three in 2021, 2020, and 2019 (Rank five in 2018)

Elijah – Rank four in 2021and 2020

James – Rank five in 2021 (Rank four in 2018, Rank four in 2017)

William – Rank six in 2021

Benjamin – Rank seven in 2021

Lucas – Rank eight in 2021

Henry – Rank nine in 2021

Theodore – Rank ten in 2021

HuffPost took a look at 50 unusual baby names that parents chose in 2021. Here are some of the unusual names they found:

Girls:  Infant, Alchemy, Coast, Louisiana, Pearly, Brilliance, Epic, Fairy, Rhapsody, Hyatt, Nation, Ibiza, Anime, Comfort, Curie, Irish, Rocket, Pennylane, Aggie, Tawny, Evergreen, Hawkins, Skylene, Mama, Greenleigh

Boys: Woodland, Fenway, Time, Thanos, Colorado, Zero, Starling, Lancelot, Wealth, Science, Rambo, Clever, Tide, Telly, Swift, Sacred, Highland, Grit, Renegade, Early, Preacher, Patch, Muse, Morpheus, Keeper

It should be noted that giving your child an unusual name could cause them problems in the future. They might be picked on at school by the other kids. It might also bring difficulties for parents who need to put their child’s unusual name onto official documents, such as signing them up for a Social Security number. Not all employers are going to consider applicants who have an unusual name.

BabyCenter posted a list of the Top Baby Names for 1921. You may be surprised to see how different the 1921 list is from the 2021 list of baby names!


Mary – Rank one

Dorothy – Rank two

Helen – Rank three

Margaret – Rank four

Ruth – Rank five

Virginia – Rank six

Mildred – Rank seven

Betty – Rank eight

Frances – Rank nine

Elizabeth – Rank ten


John – Rank one

Robert – Rank two

William – Rank three

James – Rank four

Charles – Rank five

George – Rank six

Joseph – Rank seven

Edward – Rank eight

Frank – Rank nine

Richard – Rank ten

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