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
#1Ethan202k401k
#2Noah143k357k
#3Dylan140k352k
#4Logan134k306k
#5Isaiah93k200k
#6Jayden89k191k
#7Gavin88k168k
#8Aidan76k107k
#9Diego56k101k
#10Jaden46k71k

Girl Names

RankNameIn the 2000sSince 1879
#1Madison193k366k
#2Abigail151k346k
#3Isabella149k305k
#4Ava104k235k
#5Chloe96k196k
#6Hailey82k153k
#7Sydney76k166k
#8Destiny70k144k
#9Makayla55k99k
#10Trinity47k74k

Most Popular Names Of the Decade

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1Jacob274k906k
#2Michael250k4,338k
#3Joshua232k1,194k
#4Matthew221k1,579k
#5Daniel204k1,896k
#6Christopher203k2,014k
#7-Andrew202k1,276k
#8Ethan202k401k
#9Joseph195k2,593k
#10William194k4,088k
#11Anthony192k1,424k
#12-David180k3,601k
#13Alexander179k648k
#14Nicholas178k890k
#15Ryan173k917k
#16Tyler165k580k
#17James163k5,136k
#18John161k5,106k
#19Jonathan145k827k
#20Noah143k357k
#21Brandon143k750k
#22Christian142k408k
#23Dylan140k352k
#24Samuel138k740k
#25Benjamin137k721k
#26Nathan135k535k
#27Zachary135k528k
#28Logan134k306k
#29Justin123k770k
#30Gabriel120k328k
#31Jose116k556k
#32Austin113k403k
#33Kevin111k1,163k
#34Elijah110k268k
#35Caleb110k270k
#36Robert107k4,809k
#37Thomas102k2,298k
#38Jordan101k365k
#39Cameron96k266k
#40Jack95k677k
#41Hunter95k222k
#42Jackson94k218k
#43Angel94k221k
#44Isaiah93k200k
#45Evan92k257k
#46Isaac91k265k
#47Luke90k252k
#48Mason90k257k
#49Jason89k1,025k
#50Jayden89k191k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Emily224k832k
#2Madison193k366k
#3Emma181k634k
#4Olivia156k416k
#5Hannah156k422k
#6Abigail151k346k
#7Isabella149k305k
#8Samantha134k566k
#9Elizabeth133k1,621k
#10Ashley133k841k
#11Alexis131k335k
#12Sarah124k1,070k
#13Sophia119k321k
#14Alyssa114k302k
#15Grace111k483k
#16Ava104k235k
#17Taylor101k315k
#18Brianna100k248k
#19Lauren97k464k
#20Chloe96k196k
#21Natalie95k342k
#22Kayla94k334k
#23Jessica91k1,044k
#24Anna90k884k
#25Victoria85k479k
#26Mia83k203k
#27Hailey82k153k
#28Sydney76k166k
#29Jasmine76k242k
#30Julia71k453k
#31Morgan71k211k
#32Destiny70k144k
#33Rachel68k561k
#34Ella67k289k
#35Kaitlyn67k161k
#36Megan67k436k
#37Katherine65k632k
#38Savannah65k160k
#39Jennifer63k1,465k
#40Alexandra61k229k
#41Allison60k291k
#42Haley57k154k
#43Maria57k540k
#44Kaylee56k121k
#45Lily56k136k
#46Makayla55k99k
#47Brooke55k187k
#48Nicole55k584k
#49Mackenzie55k122k
#50Addison51k111k

Most Popular Names Of 2009

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob21k906k
#2Ethan20k401k
#3Michael19k4,338k
#4Alexander18k648k
#5William18k4,088k
#6Joshua18k1,194k
#7Daniel18k1,896k
#8Jayden17k191k
#9Noah17k357k
#10Christopher16k2,014k
#11Anthony16k1,424k
#12Aiden16k184k
#13Matthew16k1,579k
#14-David15k3,601k
#15Joseph15k2,593k
#16Andrew15k1,276k
#17Logan14k306k
#18James14k5,136k
#19Benjamin13k721k
#20Ryan13k917k
#21Elijah13k268k
#22Gabriel13k328k
#23-Christian13k408k
#24Samuel12k740k
#25Jackson12k218k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Isabella22k305k
#2Emma18k634k
#3Olivia17k416k
#4Sophia17k321k
#5-Ava16k235k
#6Emily15k832k
#7Madison15k366k
#8-Abigail14k346k
#9Chloe12k196k
#10Mia11k203k
#11Elizabeth11k1,621k
#12-Addison11k111k
#13Alexis10k335k
#14Samantha10k566k
#15Ella10k289k
#16Natalie9k342k
#17Grace8k483k
#18Lily8k136k
#19Alyssa8k302k
#20Ashley8k841k
#21Sarah8k1,070k
#22-Taylor8k315k
#23Hannah8k422k
#24Brianna7k248k
#25-Hailey7k153k

Most Popular Names Of 2008

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob23k906k
#2-Michael21k4,338k
#3-Ethan20k401k
#4-Joshua19k1,194k
#5-Daniel19k1,896k
#6Alexander19k648k
#7-Anthony18k1,424k
#8-William18k4,088k
#9Christopher18k2,014k
#10Matthew18k1,579k
#11Jayden17k191k
#12Andrew17k1,276k
#13-Joseph17k2,593k
#14David16k3,601k
#15Noah16k357k
#16Aiden16k184k
#17James15k5,136k
#18Ryan15k917k
#19Logan14k306k
#20John13k5,106k
#21Nathan13k535k
#22Elijah13k268k
#23Christian13k408k
#24Gabriel13k328k
#25Benjamin13k721k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Emma19k634k
#2-Isabella19k305k
#3Emily17k832k
#4Olivia17k416k
#5Ava17k235k
#6Madison17k366k
#7Sophia16k321k
#8-Abigail15k346k
#9Elizabeth12k1,621k
#10Chloe12k196k
#11Samantha11k566k
#12Addison11k111k
#13Natalie10k342k
#14Mia10k203k
#15Alexis10k335k
#16Alyssa10k302k
#17Hannah10k422k
#18Ashley9k841k
#19Ella9k289k
#20Sarah9k1,070k
#21Grace9k483k
#22Taylor8k315k
#23Brianna8k248k
#24Lily8k136k
#25Hailey8k153k

Most Popular Names Of 2007

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob24k906k
#2-Michael22k4,338k
#3Ethan21k401k
#4Joshua21k1,194k
#5Daniel20k1,896k
#6Christopher20k2,014k
#7Anthony20k1,424k
#8William19k4,088k
#9Matthew19k1,579k
#10Andrew18k1,276k
#11Alexander18k648k
#12David18k3,601k
#13Joseph17k2,593k
#14Noah17k357k
#15James16k5,136k
#16Ryan16k917k
#17Logan15k306k
#18Jayden15k191k
#19-John14k5,106k
#20Nicholas14k890k
#21Tyler14k580k
#22Christian14k408k
#23Jonathan14k827k
#24Nathan14k535k
#25-Samuel13k740k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily19k832k
#2Isabella19k305k
#3Emma18k634k
#4Ava18k235k
#5Madison18k366k
#6Sophia17k321k
#7-Olivia17k416k
#8Abigail15k346k
#9Hannah13k422k
#10Elizabeth13k1,621k
#11Addison12k111k
#12Samantha12k566k
#13Ashley11k841k
#14Alyssa11k302k
#15Mia11k203k
#16Chloe11k196k
#17-Natalie10k342k
#18Sarah10k1,070k
#19Alexis10k335k
#20Grace10k483k
#21-Ella10k289k
#22Brianna9k248k
#23Hailey8k153k
#24Taylor8k315k
#25Anna8k884k

Most Popular Names Of 2006

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob25k906k
#2-Michael23k4,338k
#3-Joshua22k1,194k
#4Ethan21k401k
#5Matthew20k1,579k
#6Daniel20k1,896k
#7Andrew20k1,276k
#8Christopher20k2,014k
#9Anthony19k1,424k
#10William19k4,088k
#11Joseph18k2,593k
#12-Alexander18k648k
#13-David18k3,601k
#14-Ryan16k917k
#15Noah16k357k
#16James16k5,136k
#17Nicholas16k890k
#18Tyler16k580k
#19John15k5,106k
#20Logan15k306k
#21Christian14k408k
#22Jonathan14k827k
#23Nathan14k535k
#24Benjamin14k721k
#25Samuel14k740k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily21k832k
#2-Emma19k634k
#3-Madison19k366k
#4Isabella18k305k
#5Ava17k235k
#6Abigail16k346k
#7Olivia15k416k
#8Hannah15k422k
#9Sophia13k321k
#10Samantha12k566k
#11-Elizabeth12k1,621k
#12Ashley12k841k
#13Mia12k203k
#14Alexis11k335k
#15-Sarah11k1,070k
#16Grace11k483k
#17Natalie11k342k
#18Chloe10k196k
#19Alyssa10k302k
#20-Brianna9k248k
#21Ella9k289k
#22-Anna9k884k
#23Taylor9k315k
#24Lauren8k464k
#25Hailey8k153k

Most Popular Names Of 2005

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob26k906k
#2-Michael24k4,338k
#3-Joshua23k1,194k
#4-Matthew21k1,579k
#5-Ethan21k401k
#6-Andrew21k1,276k
#7-Daniel20k1,896k
#8Anthony19k1,424k
#9-Joseph19k2,593k
#10-Christopher19k2,014k
#11William19k4,088k
#12Alexander18k648k
#13David18k3,601k
#14Ryan18k917k
#15Nicholas17k890k
#16-Tyler17k580k
#17-James16k5,136k
#18-John16k5,106k
#19Jonathan14k827k
#20-Nathan14k535k
#21Samuel14k740k
#22Christian14k408k
#23Noah14k357k
#24Dylan14k352k
#25-Benjamin14k721k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily24k832k
#2-Emma20k634k
#3-Madison20k366k
#4Abigail16k346k
#5Olivia16k416k
#6Isabella15k305k
#7Hannah15k422k
#8Samantha14k566k
#9Ava14k235k
#10Ashley13k841k
#11Elizabeth13k1,621k
#12Sophia13k321k
#13Alexis12k335k
#14Grace12k483k
#15Sarah12k1,070k
#16Alyssa11k302k
#17Mia11k203k
#18Natalie11k342k
#19Chloe10k196k
#20Brianna9k248k
#21Lauren9k464k
#22Anna9k884k
#23Ella9k289k
#24Taylor9k315k
#25Kayla9k334k

Most Popular Names Of 2004

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob28k906k
#2-Michael25k4,338k
#3-Joshua24k1,194k
#4-Matthew23k1,579k
#5Ethan22k401k
#6Andrew22k1,276k
#7Daniel21k1,896k
#8William20k4,088k
#9Joseph20k2,593k
#10Christopher20k2,014k
#11Anthony20k1,424k
#12Ryan19k917k
#13Nicholas19k890k
#14-David18k3,601k
#15Alexander18k648k
#16Tyler17k580k
#17James16k5,136k
#18John16k5,106k
#19-Dylan15k352k
#20Nathan15k535k
#21Jonathan14k827k
#22Brandon14k750k
#23-Samuel14k740k
#24Christian14k408k
#25Benjamin14k721k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily25k832k
#2-Emma22k634k
#3-Madison21k366k
#4Olivia16k416k
#5Hannah16k422k
#6-Abigail15k346k
#7Isabella15k305k
#8-Ashley14k841k
#9Samantha14k566k
#10Elizabeth14k1,621k
#11Alexis13k335k
#12-Sarah13k1,070k
#13-Grace13k483k
#14-Alyssa12k302k
#15Sophia11k321k
#16Lauren10k464k
#17-Brianna10k248k
#18Kayla10k334k
#19Natalie10k342k
#20Anna10k884k
#21Jessica9k1,044k
#22Taylor9k315k
#23Chloe9k196k
#24Hailey9k153k
#25Ava9k235k

Most Popular Names Of 2003

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob30k906k
#2-Michael27k4,338k
#3-Joshua25k1,194k
#4-Matthew24k1,579k
#5Andrew22k1,276k
#6Joseph21k2,593k
#7Ethan21k401k
#8Daniel21k1,896k
#9Christopher21k2,014k
#10Anthony20k1,424k
#11-William20k4,088k
#12Nicholas20k890k
#13Ryan20k917k
#14David19k3,601k
#15Tyler18k580k
#16Alexander18k648k
#17-John17k5,106k
#18-James17k5,136k
#19Dylan16k352k
#20Zachary16k528k
#21Brandon15k750k
#22Jonathan15k827k
#23Samuel15k740k
#24Benjamin14k721k
#25Christian14k408k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily26k832k
#2Emma23k634k
#3Madison20k366k
#4Hannah18k422k
#5Olivia16k416k
#6Abigail16k346k
#7Alexis15k335k
#8Ashley15k841k
#9Elizabeth14k1,621k
#10Samantha14k566k
#11Isabella14k305k
#12Sarah14k1,070k
#13Grace13k483k
#14Alyssa13k302k
#15Lauren11k464k
#16Kayla11k334k
#17-Brianna11k248k
#18Jessica10k1,044k
#19Taylor10k315k
#20Sophia10k321k
#21Anna9k884k
#22Victoria9k479k
#23Natalie9k342k
#24Chloe9k196k
#25Sydney9k166k

Most Popular Names Of 2002

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob31k906k
#2-Michael28k4,338k
#3Joshua26k1,194k
#4Matthew25k1,579k
#5Ethan22k401k
#6Andrew22k1,276k
#7Joseph22k2,593k
#8Christopher22k2,014k
#9Nicholas21k890k
#10Daniel21k1,896k
#11William20k4,088k
#12Anthony20k1,424k
#13David19k3,601k
#14Tyler18k580k
#15Alexander18k648k
#16Ryan18k917k
#17John17k5,106k
#18James17k5,136k
#19Zachary17k528k
#20Brandon16k750k
#21Jonathan16k827k
#22-Justin15k770k
#23Dylan15k352k
#24-Christian15k408k
#25Samuel15k740k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily24k832k
#2-Madison22k366k
#3-Hannah19k422k
#4Emma17k634k
#5-Alexis16k335k
#6Ashley15k841k
#7Abigail15k346k
#8Sarah15k1,070k
#9Samantha15k566k
#10-Olivia15k416k
#11Elizabeth15k1,621k
#12Alyssa13k302k
#13Lauren12k464k
#14Isabella12k305k
#15Grace12k483k
#16Jessica12k1,044k
#17Brianna12k248k
#18Taylor11k315k
#19Kayla11k334k
#20Anna10k884k
#21-Victoria10k479k
#22Megan9k436k
#23-Sydney9k166k
#24-Rachel9k561k
#25Chloe9k196k

Most Popular Names Of 2001

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob33k906k
#2-Michael30k4,338k
#3-Matthew27k1,579k
#4-Joshua26k1,194k
#5-Christopher23k2,014k
#6-Nicholas23k890k
#7-Andrew22k1,276k
#8-Joseph22k2,593k
#9-Daniel21k1,896k
#10William20k4,088k
#11Anthony20k1,424k
#12David19k3,601k
#13Tyler19k580k
#14-John19k5,106k
#15Ryan18k917k
#16Zachary18k528k
#17Ethan18k401k
#18Brandon18k750k
#19James17k5,136k
#20-Alexander17k648k
#21Dylan16k352k
#22Justin16k770k
#23Jonathan16k827k
#24Christian15k408k
#25Austin15k403k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily25k832k
#2Madison22k366k
#3Hannah21k422k
#4-Ashley17k841k
#5Alexis16k335k
#6Sarah16k1,070k
#7-Samantha16k566k
#8Abigail15k346k
#9-Elizabeth15k1,621k
#10Olivia14k416k
#11Jessica14k1,044k
#12Taylor14k315k
#13Emma13k634k
#14Alyssa13k302k
#15Lauren13k464k
#16Grace12k483k
#17Kayla12k334k
#18Brianna12k248k
#19Anna11k884k
#20Megan10k436k
#21Victoria10k479k
#22Destiny10k144k
#23-Sydney10k166k
#24Rachel10k561k
#25Jasmine9k242k

Most Popular Names Of 2000

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Jacob34k906k
#2-Michael32k4,338k
#3-Matthew29k1,579k
#4-Joshua28k1,194k
#5Christopher25k2,014k
#6Nicholas25k890k
#7-Andrew24k1,276k
#8-Joseph23k2,593k
#9-Daniel22k1,896k
#10-Tyler22k580k
#11William21k4,088k
#12Brandon20k750k
#13Ryan20k917k
#14John20k5,106k
#15Zachary20k528k
#16-David20k3,601k
#17Anthony20k1,424k
#18James18k5,136k
#19Justin18k770k
#20Alexander17k648k
#21Jonathan17k827k
#22Christian16k408k
#23Austin16k403k
#24Dylan15k352k
#25Ethan15k401k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily26k832k
#2-Hannah23k422k
#3Madison20k366k
#4Ashley18k841k
#5Sarah18k1,070k
#6Alexis18k335k
#7Samantha17k566k
#8Jessica16k1,044k
#9Elizabeth15k1,621k
#10Taylor15k315k
#11Lauren14k464k
#12Alyssa14k302k
#13-Kayla13k334k
#14Abigail13k346k
#15Brianna13k248k
#16Olivia13k416k
#17-Emma13k634k
#18Megan11k436k
#19Grace11k483k
#20Victoria11k479k
#21Rachel11k561k
#22Anna11k884k
#23-Sydney10k166k
#24Destiny10k144k
#25Morgan10k211k
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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.