Special Report

The Most Popular Baby Names of the 21st Century

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10. Mia
> Babies named Mia between 2001 and 2019: 208,869
> Most popular in: 2015 (14,913 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 8 out of 655
> Share of babies named Mia, 2001-2019: 0.82% (0.56% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Italian and Scandinavian origin meaning “mine or bitter.”
> Pictured: Former soccer player Mia Hamm

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9. Elizabeth
> Babies named Elizabeth between 2001 and 2019: 212,123
> Most popular in: 2001 (14,788 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 14 out of 655
> Share of babies named Elizabeth, 2001-2019: 0.83% (0.56% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Derived from a form of the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning “My God is an oath.”
> Pictured: Queen Elizabeth

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8. Abigail
> Babies named Abigail between 2001 and 2019: 256,263
> Most popular in: 2003 (15,931 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 11 out of 655
> Share of babies named Abigail, 2001-2019: 1.00% (0.68% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Derived from the Hebrew name Avigail, meaning “my father’s joy.”
> Pictured: Former First Lady Abigail Adams

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7. Ava
> Babies named Ava between 2001 and 2019: 258,271
> Most popular in: 2007 (18,052 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 3 out of 655
> Share of babies named Ava, 2001-2019: 1.01% (0.69% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Latin origin, meaning “life; bird; water, island.”
> Pictured: Actress Ava Gardner

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6. Madison
> Babies named Madison between 2001 and 2019: 271,458
> Most popular in: 2001 (22,166 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 26 out of 655
> Share of babies named Madison, 2001-2019: 1.06% (0.72% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of English origin, meaning “good” or “child of Maud.” It was first popular as a last name.
> Pictured: Singer Madison Beer

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