Top 50 Baby Names in the USA: Liam and Olivia Take the Lead

Petr Novák

This list presents the most popular names for girls and boys in the USA over the last five years. Olivia and Emma have consistently ranked high for girl names, while Liam and Noah have dominated the list of boy names.

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Table of Contents
  1. The Most Popular Names for Baby Boys in the USA
  2. The Most Popular Names for Baby Girls in the USA

The Most Popular Names for Baby Boys in the USA

The most popular boys’ names in the USA have long been Noah, Jacob, Liam, and William, alternating positions at the top of the list over the past five years. The names Oliver and Elijah have surged in popularity in recent years.

Rank 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
1 Liam Liam Liam Liam Liam
2 Noah Noah Noah Noah Noah
3 William William Oliver Oliver Oliver
4 James James William Elijah Elijah
5 Logan Oliver Elijah William James
6 Benjamin Benjamin James James William
7 Mason Elijah Benjamin Benjamin Benjamin
8 Elijah Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas
9 Jacob Mason Mason Henry Henry
10 Oliver Logan Alexander Alexander Theodore
11 Lucas Alexander Ethan Mason Jack
12 Michael Ethan Henry Michael Levi
13 Alexander Jacob Jacob Ethan Alexander
14 Ethan Michael Michael Daniel Jackson
15 Daniel Daniel Daniel Jacob Mateo
16 Matthew Henry Logan Logan Daniel
17 Aiden Jackson Jackson Jackson Michael
18 Henry Sebastian Sebastian Levi Mason
19 Joseph Aiden Jack Sebastian Sebastian
20 Jackson Matthew Aiden Mateo Ethan
21 Samuel Samuel Owen Jack Logan
22 David David Samuel Owen Owen
23 Sebastian Joseph Matthew Theodore Samuel
24 Carter Carter Joseph Aiden Jacob
25 Wyatt Owen Levi Samuel Asher
26 Jayden John Mateo Joseph Aiden
27 John Wyatt David John John
28 Owen Jack John David Joseph
29 Dylan Luke Wyatt Wyatt Wyatt
30 Luke Jayden Carter Matthew David
31 Gabriel Dylan Julian Luke Leo
32 Isaac Grayson Luke Asher Luke
33 Anthony Levi Grayson Carter Julian
34 Grayson Isaac Isaac Julian Hudson
35 Jack Gabriel Jayden Grayson Grayson
36 Levi Julian Theodore Leo Matthew
37 Julian Mateo Gabriel Jayden Ezra
38 Joshua Anthony Anthony Gabriel Gabriel
39 Christopher Jaxon Dylan Isaac Carter
40 Andrew Joshua Leo Lincoln Isaac
41 Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Anthony Jayden
42 Mateo Christopher Jaxon Dylan Luca
43 Jaxon Andrew Asher Hudson Anthony
44 Ryan Theodore Christopher Ezra Dylan
45 Nathan Caleb Josiah Thomas Lincoln
46 Isaiah Ryan Andrew Charles Thomas
47 Aaron Asher Thomas Christopher Maverick
48 Charles Nathan Joshua Jaxon Elias
49 Thomas Thomas Ezra Josiah Josiah
50 Caleb Leo Hudson Maverick Charles

Source: USA Social Security Administration

The Most Popular Names for Baby Girls in the USA

The most popular girls’ names in the USA have consistently been Olivia, Emma, Ava, and Charlotte. Over the last two years, Luna has become the most popular name for girls.

Rank 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
1 Emma Emma Olivia Olivia Olivia
2 Olivia Olivia Emma Emma Emma
3 Ava Ava Ava Ava Charlotte
4 Isabella Isabella Sophia Charlotte Amelia
5 Sophia Sophia Isabella Sophia Ava
6 Mia Charlotte Charlotte Amelia Sophia
7 Charlotte Mia Amelia Isabella Isabella
8 Amelia Amelia Mia Mia Mia
9 Evelyn Harper Harper Evelyn Evelyn
10 Abigail Evelyn Evelyn Harper Harper
11 Harper Abigail Abigail Camila Luna
12 Emily Emily Emily Abigail Camila
13 Elizabeth Elizabeth Ella Gianna Gianna
14 Avery Mila Elizabeth Luna Elizabeth
15 Sofia Ella Camila Ella Eleanor
16 Ella Avery Luna Elizabeth Ella
17 Madison Sofia Sofia Sofia Abigail
18 Scarlett Camila Avery Emily Sofia
19 Victoria Aria Mila Avery Avery
20 Aria Scarlett Aria Mila Scarlett
21 Grace Victoria Scarlett Scarlett Emily
22 Chloe Madison Penelope Eleanor Aria
23 Camila Luna Layla Madison Penelope
24 Penelope Grace Chloe Layla Chloe
25 Riley Chloe Victoria Penelope Layla
26 Layla Penelope Madison Chloe Mila
27 Lillian Layla Eleanor Aria Nora
28 Nora Riley Grace Grace Hazel
29 Zoey Zoey Nora Ellie Madison
30 Mila Nora Riley Nora Ellie
31 Aubrey Lily Zoey Hazel Lily
32 Hannah Eleanor Hannah Zoey Nova
33 Lily Hannah Hazel Riley Isla
34 Addison Lillian Lily Victoria Grace
35 Eleanor Addison Ellie Lily Violet
36 Natalie Ellie Violet Aurora Aurora
37 Luna Aubrey Lillian Violet Riley
38 Savannah Stella Zoe Nova Zoey
39 Brooklyn Zoe Stella Hannah Willow
40 Leah Natalie Aurora Zoe Emilia
41 Zoe Leah Natalie Emilia Stella
42 Stella Hazel Everly Stella Zoe
43 Hazel Aurora Leah Everly Victoria
44 Ellie Violet Emilia Isla Hannah
45 Paisley Savannah Willow Leah Addison
46 Audrey Audrey Aubrey Lillian Leah
47 Violet Brooklyn Addison Addison Lucy
48 Skylar Bella Lucy Willow Eliana
49 Claire Claire Audrey Lucy Ivy
50 Bella Skylar Bella Paisley Everly

Source: USA Social Security Administration

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