The 50 Most Popular Baby Names of the Last Decade

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15. Elijah
> Babies named Elijah 2010-2018: 123,151 (0.73% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2011 (13,967 births)
> Origin: Elijah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh is God.”

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14. James
> Babies named James 2010-2018: 126,060 (0.74% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2016 (14,862 births)
> Origin: James is derived from the Hebrew name Jacob, meaning “one who follows.”

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13. Alexander
> Babies named Alexander 2010-2018: 130,477 (0.77% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2010 (16,756 births)
> Origin: The name is of Greek origin. It’s a combination of alexein, meaning “to defend, to help” and andros, meaning “man,” hence, “defender or helper of mankind.”

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12. Michael
> Babies named Michael 2010-2018: 134,043 (0.79% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2010 (17,350 births)
> Origin: The name comes from the Hebrew name Mikha’el, which means the rhetorical question “who is like God?” implying that no one is like God.

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11. Ethan
> Babies named Ethan 2010-2018: 137,512 (0.81% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2010 (18,002 births)
> Origin: Ethan is a Hebrew name for “strong,” “safe,” “firm.”