Special Report

The Most Popular Baby Names of the 21st Century

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Most popular girls names

25. Evelyn
> Babies named Evelyn between 2001 and 2019: 125,343
> Most popular in: 2017 (10,730 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 10 out of 655
> Share of babies named Evelyn, 2001-2019: 0.49% (0.34% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name may have originated as a mixture of Eve, which means life or living in Hebrew, and Lynn. It may also be the English version of Aveline, which is the French variant of the Germanic Avila.
> Pictured: Model and actress Evelyn Nesbit

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24. Amelia
> Babies named Amelia between 2001 and 2019: 125,354
> Most popular in: 2019 (12,862 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 7 out of 655
> Share of babies named Amelia, 2001-2019: 0.49% (0.34% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is Latin but has a Germanic origin that means “laborious.”
> Pictured: Pilot Amelia Earhart

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23. Charlotte
> Babies named Charlotte between 2001 and 2019: 125,420
> Most popular in: 2019 (13,138 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 6 out of 655
> Share of babies named Charlotte, 2001-2019: 0.49% (0.34% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: French in origin, often the feminine diminutive for Charles
> Pictured: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

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22. Anna
> Babies named Anna between 2001 and 2019: 130,767
> Most popular in: 2001 (10,583 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 63 out of 655
> Share of babies named Anna, 2001-2019: 0.51% (0.35% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: From Channah or Hannah, used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Used along Ann and Anne since the late Middle Ages
> Pictured: Actress Anna Kendrick

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21. Alyssa
> Babies named Alyssa between 2001 and 2019: 138,771
> Most popular in: 2001 (13,272 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 171 out of 655
> Share of babies named Alyssa, 2001-2019: 0.54% (0.36% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of English origin meaning “noble.”
> Pictured: Actress Alyssa Milano

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