Special Report

The Most Popular Baby Names of the 21st Century

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15. Natalie
> Babies named Natalie between 2001 and 2019: 154,998
> Most popular in: 2006 (10,949 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 41 out of 655
> Share of babies named Natalie, 2001-2019: 0.61% (0.41% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of English and French origin, derived from the Latin phrase natale domini, meaning “birthday of the Lord.”
> Pictured: Actress Natalie Portman

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14. Grace
> Babies named Grace between 2001 and 2019: 172,277
> Most popular in: 2003 (12,778 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 28 out of 655
> Share of babies named Grace, 2001-2019: 0.67% (0.46% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Latin origin and it means “charm.”
> Pictured: Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly

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13. Samantha
> Babies named Samantha between 2001 and 2019: 173,867
> Most popular in: 2001 (15,865 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 80 out of 655
> Share of babies named Samantha, 2001-2019: 0.68% (0.46% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Samantha is the female version of Samuel, meaning “name of God, his name is God.”
> Pictured: Fictional character Samantha Jones

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12. Chloe
> Babies named Chloe between 2001 and 2019: 174,493
> Most popular in: 2009 (11,912 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 24 out of 655
> Share of babies named Chloe, 2001-2019: 0.68% (0.46% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is derived from the Greek word Khloë, name meaning “blooming” or “fertility.”
> Pictured: Actress Chloë Grace Moretz

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11. Hannah
> Babies named Hannah between 2001 and 2019: 196,959
> Most popular in: 2001 (20,717 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 32 out of 655
> Share of babies named Hannah, 2001-2019: 0.77% (0.52% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Hebrew origin, meaning “grace.”
> Pictured: Actress Hannah Murray

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