Most Popular Baby Names of the 2000s

The 9/11 attacks, in 2001, changed life in the United States forever. The new century saw people die from anthrax poisoning, the United States invade Iraq and Afghanistan, hurricane Katrina decimate New Orleans and the gulf coast, and the death of Michael Jackson. We also saw the launch of the Apple iPod, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter and Barack Obama was elected 44th President of the United States. The most popular baby names list of the 2000's reflects the changes that were taking place in the new century.

Trendy Names of the 2000s

Boy Names

RankNameIn the 2000sSince 1879
#1Ethan202k413k
#2Dylan140k361k
#3Logan134k320k
#4Angel94k227k
#5Isaiah93k208k
#6Jayden89k201k
#7Gavin88k172k
#8Aidan76k108k
#9Diego56k104k
#10Jaden46k73k

Girl Names

RankNameIn the 2000sSince 1879
#1Madison193k374k
#2Abigail151k356k
#3Isabella149k321k
#4Ava105k251k
#5Chloe96k203k
#6Hailey82k157k
#7Sydney76k168k
#8Destiny70k145k
#9Makayla55k101k
#10Trinity47k76k

Most Popular Names Of the Decade

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1Jacob274k919k
#2Michael251k4,351k
#3Joshua232k1,202k
#4Matthew221k1,590k
#5Daniel204k1,907k
#6Christopher203k2,022k
#7-Andrew202k1,284k
#8Ethan202k413k
#9Joseph195k2,603k
#10William194k4,103k
#11Anthony192k1,433k
#12-David180k3,611k
#13Alexander179k661k
#14Nicholas178k895k
#15Ryan173k925k
#16Tyler166k584k
#17James163k5,150k
#18John161k5,115k
#19Jonathan145k834k
#20Noah143k375k
#21Brandon143k754k
#22Christian142k415k
#23Dylan140k361k
#24Samuel138k750k
#25Benjamin137k735k
#26Nathan135k543k
#27Zachary135k532k
#28Logan134k320k
#29Justin123k773k
#30Gabriel120k338k
#31Jose116k561k
#32Austin113k408k
#33Kevin111k1,167k
#34Elijah110k281k
#35Caleb110k277k
#36Robert107k4,815k
#37Thomas102k2,305k
#38Jordan101k370k
#39Cameron96k272k
#40Jack95k685k
#41Hunter95k229k
#42Jackson94k229k
#43Angel94k227k
#44Isaiah93k208k
#45Evan92k262k
#46Isaac91k274k
#47Luke90k262k
#48Mason90k271k
#49Jayden89k201k
#50Jason89k1,029k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Emily224k841k
#2Madison193k374k
#3Emma181k654k
#4Olivia156k434k
#5Hannah156k428k
#6Abigail151k356k
#7Isabella149k321k
#8Samantha134k571k
#9Elizabeth133k1,630k
#10Ashley133k844k
#11Alexis131k337k
#12Sarah124k1,074k
#13Sophia119k336k
#14Alyssa114k305k
#15Grace111k490k
#16Ava105k251k
#17Taylor101k318k
#18Brianna100k250k
#19Lauren97k466k
#20Chloe96k203k
#21Natalie95k347k
#22Kayla94k337k
#23Jessica91k1,045k
#24Anna90k889k
#25Victoria85k487k
#26Mia83k216k
#27Hailey82k157k
#28Sydney76k168k
#29Jasmine76k244k
#30Julia71k456k
#31Morgan71k212k
#32Destiny70k145k
#33Rachel68k563k
#34Ella67k297k
#35Kaitlyn67k162k
#36Megan67k437k
#37Katherine65k635k
#38Savannah65k165k
#39Jennifer63k1,466k
#40Alexandra61k231k
#41Allison60k295k
#42Haley57k155k
#43Maria57k543k
#44Kaylee56k124k
#45Lily56k142k
#46Makayla55k101k
#47Brooke55k189k
#48Nicole55k586k
#49Mackenzie55k125k
#50Addison51k116k

Most Popular Names Of 2009

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob21k919k
#2Ethan20k413k
#3Michael19k4,351k
#4Alexander18k661k
#5William18k4,103k
#6Joshua18k1,202k
#7Daniel18k1,907k
#8Jayden17k201k
#9Noah17k375k
#10Christopher16k2,022k
#11Anthony16k1,433k
#12Aiden16k195k
#13Matthew16k1,590k
#14-David15k3,611k
#15Joseph15k2,603k
#16Andrew15k1,284k
#17Logan14k320k
#18James14k5,150k
#19Benjamin13k735k
#20Ryan13k925k
#21Elijah13k281k
#22Gabriel13k338k
#23-Christian13k415k
#24Samuel12k750k
#25Nathan12k543k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Isabella22k321k
#2Emma18k654k
#3Olivia17k434k
#4Sophia17k336k
#5-Ava16k251k
#6Emily15k841k
#7Madison15k374k
#8-Abigail14k356k
#9Chloe12k203k
#10Mia11k216k
#11Elizabeth11k1,630k
#12-Addison11k116k
#13Alexis10k337k
#14Samantha10k571k
#15Ella10k297k
#16Natalie9k347k
#17Grace8k490k
#18Lily8k142k
#19Alyssa8k305k
#20Ashley8k844k
#21Sarah8k1,074k
#22-Taylor8k318k
#23Hannah8k428k
#24Brianna7k250k
#25-Hailey7k157k

Most Popular Names Of 2008

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob23k919k
#2-Michael21k4,351k
#3-Ethan20k413k
#4-Joshua19k1,202k
#5-Daniel19k1,907k
#6Alexander19k661k
#7-Anthony18k1,433k
#8-William18k4,103k
#9Christopher18k2,022k
#10Matthew18k1,590k
#11Jayden17k201k
#12Andrew17k1,284k
#13-Joseph17k2,603k
#14David16k3,611k
#15Noah16k375k
#16Aiden16k195k
#17James15k5,150k
#18Ryan15k925k
#19Logan14k320k
#20John13k5,115k
#21Nathan13k543k
#22Elijah13k281k
#23Christian13k415k
#24Gabriel13k338k
#25Benjamin13k735k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Emma19k654k
#2-Isabella19k321k
#3Emily17k841k
#4Olivia17k434k
#5Ava17k251k
#6Madison17k374k
#7Sophia16k336k
#8-Abigail15k356k
#9Elizabeth12k1,630k
#10Chloe12k203k
#11Samantha11k571k
#12Addison11k116k
#13Natalie10k347k
#14Mia10k216k
#15Alexis10k337k
#16Alyssa10k305k
#17Hannah10k428k
#18Ashley9k844k
#19Ella9k297k
#20Sarah9k1,074k
#21Grace9k490k
#22Taylor8k318k
#23Brianna8k250k
#24Lily8k142k
#25Hailey8k157k

Most Popular Names Of 2007

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob24k919k
#2-Michael22k4,351k
#3Ethan21k413k
#4Joshua21k1,202k
#5Daniel20k1,907k
#6Christopher20k2,022k
#7Anthony20k1,433k
#8William19k4,103k
#9Matthew19k1,590k
#10Andrew18k1,284k
#11Alexander18k661k
#12David18k3,611k
#13Joseph17k2,603k
#14Noah17k375k
#15James16k5,150k
#16Ryan16k925k
#17Logan15k320k
#18Jayden15k201k
#19-John14k5,115k
#20Nicholas14k895k
#21Tyler14k584k
#22Christian14k415k
#23Jonathan14k834k
#24Nathan14k543k
#25-Samuel13k750k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily19k841k
#2Isabella19k321k
#3Emma18k654k
#4Ava18k251k
#5Madison18k374k
#6Sophia17k336k
#7-Olivia17k434k
#8Abigail15k356k
#9Hannah13k428k
#10Elizabeth13k1,630k
#11Addison12k116k
#12Samantha12k571k
#13Ashley11k844k
#14Alyssa11k305k
#15Mia11k216k
#16Chloe11k203k
#17-Natalie10k347k
#18Sarah10k1,074k
#19Alexis10k337k
#20Grace10k490k
#21-Ella10k297k
#22Brianna9k250k
#23Hailey8k157k
#24Taylor8k318k
#25Anna8k889k

Most Popular Names Of 2006

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob25k919k
#2-Michael23k4,351k
#3-Joshua22k1,202k
#4Ethan21k413k
#5Matthew20k1,590k
#6Daniel20k1,907k
#7Andrew20k1,284k
#8Christopher20k2,022k
#9Anthony19k1,433k
#10William19k4,103k
#11Joseph18k2,603k
#12-Alexander18k661k
#13-David18k3,611k
#14-Ryan16k925k
#15Noah16k375k
#16James16k5,150k
#17Nicholas16k895k
#18Tyler16k584k
#19John15k5,115k
#20Logan15k320k
#21Christian14k415k
#22Jonathan14k834k
#23Nathan14k543k
#24Benjamin14k735k
#25Samuel14k750k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily21k841k
#2-Emma19k654k
#3-Madison19k374k
#4Isabella18k321k
#5Ava17k251k
#6Abigail16k356k
#7Olivia15k434k
#8Hannah15k428k
#9Sophia13k336k
#10Samantha12k571k
#11-Elizabeth12k1,630k
#12Ashley12k844k
#13Mia12k216k
#14Alexis11k337k
#15-Sarah11k1,074k
#16Grace11k490k
#17Natalie11k347k
#18Chloe10k203k
#19Alyssa10k305k
#20-Brianna9k250k
#21Ella9k297k
#22-Anna9k889k
#23Taylor9k318k
#24Lauren8k466k
#25Hailey8k157k

Most Popular Names Of 2005

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob26k919k
#2-Michael24k4,351k
#3-Joshua23k1,202k
#4-Matthew21k1,590k
#5-Ethan21k413k
#6-Andrew21k1,284k
#7-Daniel20k1,907k
#8Anthony19k1,433k
#9-Joseph19k2,603k
#10-Christopher19k2,022k
#11William19k4,103k
#12Alexander18k661k
#13David18k3,611k
#14Ryan18k925k
#15Nicholas17k895k
#16-Tyler17k584k
#17-James16k5,150k
#18-John16k5,115k
#19Jonathan14k834k
#20-Nathan14k543k
#21Samuel14k750k
#22Christian14k415k
#23Noah14k375k
#24Dylan14k361k
#25-Benjamin14k735k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily24k841k
#2-Emma20k654k
#3-Madison20k374k
#4Abigail16k356k
#5Olivia16k434k
#6Isabella15k321k
#7Hannah15k428k
#8Samantha14k571k
#9Ava14k251k
#10Ashley13k844k
#11Elizabeth13k1,630k
#12Sophia13k336k
#13Alexis12k337k
#14Grace12k490k
#15Sarah12k1,074k
#16Alyssa11k305k
#17Mia11k216k
#18Natalie11k347k
#19Chloe10k203k
#20Brianna9k250k
#21Lauren9k466k
#22Anna9k889k
#23Ella9k297k
#24Taylor9k318k
#25Kayla9k337k

Most Popular Names Of 2004

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob28k919k
#2-Michael25k4,351k
#3-Joshua24k1,202k
#4-Matthew23k1,590k
#5Ethan22k413k
#6Andrew22k1,284k
#7Daniel21k1,907k
#8William20k4,103k
#9Joseph20k2,603k
#10Christopher20k2,022k
#11Anthony20k1,433k
#12Ryan19k925k
#13Nicholas19k895k
#14-David18k3,611k
#15Alexander18k661k
#16Tyler17k584k
#17James16k5,150k
#18John16k5,115k
#19-Dylan15k361k
#20Nathan15k543k
#21Jonathan14k834k
#22Brandon14k754k
#23-Samuel14k750k
#24Christian14k415k
#25Benjamin14k735k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily25k841k
#2-Emma22k654k
#3-Madison21k374k
#4Olivia16k434k
#5Hannah16k428k
#6-Abigail15k356k
#7Isabella15k321k
#8-Ashley14k844k
#9Samantha14k571k
#10Elizabeth14k1,630k
#11Alexis13k337k
#12-Sarah13k1,074k
#13-Grace13k490k
#14-Alyssa12k305k
#15Sophia11k336k
#16Lauren10k466k
#17-Brianna10k250k
#18Kayla10k337k
#19Natalie10k347k
#20Anna10k889k
#21Jessica9k1,045k
#22Taylor9k318k
#23Chloe9k203k
#24Hailey9k157k
#25Ava9k251k

Most Popular Names Of 2003

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob30k919k
#2-Michael27k4,351k
#3-Joshua25k1,202k
#4-Matthew24k1,590k
#5Andrew22k1,284k
#6Joseph21k2,603k
#7Ethan21k413k
#8Daniel21k1,907k
#9Christopher21k2,022k
#10Anthony20k1,433k
#11-William20k4,103k
#12Nicholas20k895k
#13Ryan20k925k
#14David19k3,611k
#15Tyler18k584k
#16Alexander18k661k
#17-John17k5,115k
#18-James17k5,150k
#19Dylan16k361k
#20Zachary16k532k
#21Brandon15k754k
#22Jonathan15k834k
#23Samuel15k750k
#24Benjamin14k735k
#25Christian14k415k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily26k841k
#2Emma23k654k
#3Madison20k374k
#4Hannah18k428k
#5Olivia16k434k
#6Abigail16k356k
#7Alexis15k337k
#8Ashley15k844k
#9Elizabeth14k1,630k
#10Samantha14k571k
#11Isabella14k321k
#12Sarah14k1,074k
#13Grace13k490k
#14Alyssa13k305k
#15Lauren11k466k
#16Kayla11k337k
#17-Brianna11k250k
#18Jessica10k1,045k
#19Taylor10k318k
#20Sophia10k336k
#21Anna9k889k
#22Victoria9k487k
#23Natalie9k347k
#24Chloe9k203k
#25Sydney9k168k

Most Popular Names Of 2002

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob31k919k
#2-Michael28k4,351k
#3Joshua26k1,202k
#4Matthew25k1,590k
#5Ethan22k413k
#6Andrew22k1,284k
#7Joseph22k2,603k
#8Christopher22k2,022k
#9Nicholas21k895k
#10Daniel21k1,907k
#11William20k4,103k
#12Anthony20k1,433k
#13David19k3,611k
#14Tyler18k584k
#15Alexander18k661k
#16Ryan18k925k
#17John17k5,115k
#18James17k5,150k
#19Zachary17k532k
#20Brandon16k754k
#21Jonathan16k834k
#22-Justin15k773k
#23Dylan15k361k
#24-Christian15k415k
#25Samuel15k750k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily24k841k
#2-Madison22k374k
#3-Hannah19k428k
#4Emma17k654k
#5-Alexis16k337k
#6Ashley15k844k
#7Abigail15k356k
#8Sarah15k1,074k
#9Samantha15k571k
#10-Olivia15k434k
#11Elizabeth15k1,630k
#12Alyssa13k305k
#13Lauren12k466k
#14Isabella12k321k
#15Grace12k490k
#16Jessica12k1,045k
#17Brianna12k250k
#18Taylor11k318k
#19Kayla11k337k
#20Anna10k889k
#21-Victoria10k487k
#22Megan9k437k
#23-Sydney9k168k
#24-Rachel9k563k
#25Chloe9k203k

Most Popular Names Of 2001

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob33k919k
#2-Michael30k4,351k
#3-Matthew27k1,590k
#4-Joshua26k1,202k
#5-Christopher23k2,022k
#6-Nicholas23k895k
#7-Andrew22k1,284k
#8-Joseph22k2,603k
#9-Daniel21k1,907k
#10William20k4,103k
#11Anthony20k1,433k
#12David19k3,611k
#13Tyler19k584k
#14-John19k5,115k
#15Ryan18k925k
#16Zachary18k532k
#17Ethan18k413k
#18Brandon18k754k
#19James17k5,150k
#20-Alexander17k661k
#21Dylan16k361k
#22Justin16k773k
#23Jonathan16k834k
#24Christian15k415k
#25Austin15k408k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily25k841k
#2Madison22k374k
#3Hannah21k428k
#4-Ashley17k844k
#5Alexis16k337k
#6Sarah16k1,074k
#7-Samantha16k571k
#8Abigail15k356k
#9-Elizabeth15k1,630k
#10Olivia14k434k
#11Jessica14k1,045k
#12Taylor14k318k
#13Emma13k654k
#14Alyssa13k305k
#15Lauren13k466k
#16Grace12k490k
#17Kayla12k337k
#18Brianna12k250k
#19Anna11k889k
#20Megan10k437k
#21Victoria10k487k
#22Destiny10k145k
#23-Sydney10k168k
#24Rachel10k563k
#25Jasmine9k244k

Most Popular Names Of 2000

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob34k919k
#2-Michael32k4,351k
#3-Matthew29k1,590k
#4-Joshua28k1,202k
#5Christopher25k2,022k
#6Nicholas25k895k
#7-Andrew24k1,284k
#8-Joseph23k2,603k
#9-Daniel22k1,907k
#10-Tyler22k584k
#11William21k4,103k
#12Brandon20k754k
#13Ryan20k925k
#14John20k5,115k
#15Zachary20k532k
#16-David20k3,611k
#17Anthony20k1,433k
#18James18k5,150k
#19Justin18k773k
#20Alexander17k661k
#21Jonathan17k834k
#22Christian16k415k
#23Austin16k408k
#24Dylan15k361k
#25Ethan15k413k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily26k841k
#2-Hannah23k428k
#3Madison20k374k
#4Ashley18k844k
#5Sarah18k1,074k
#6Alexis18k337k
#7Samantha17k571k
#8Jessica16k1,045k
#9Elizabeth15k1,630k
#10Taylor15k318k
#11Lauren14k466k
#12Alyssa14k305k
#13-Kayla13k337k
#14Abigail13k356k
#15Brianna13k250k
#16Olivia13k434k
#17-Emma13k654k
#18Megan11k437k
#19Grace11k490k
#20Victoria11k487k
#21Rachel11k563k
#22Anna11k889k
#23-Sydney10k168k
#24Destiny10k145k
#25Morgan10k212k

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The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.