Top Baby Names of 2021

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The Social Security Administration said parents have once again chosen to stick with household names in the unprecedented time.

Social Security began compiling the baby name list in 1997 with names dating back to 1880, according to the SSA. Parents provide the name to the agency at the time of a child’s birth when applying for a child’s Social Security card, making Social Security the best source for popular baby names.

Here are the top 10 boy names for 2021:


  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. James
  6. Willem
  7. Benjamin
  8. Luke
  9. Henry
  10. Theodore

According to the SSA, Liam has been the number one choice for new parents for five years in a row. There was only one name change with Theodore replacing Alexander in popularity.

Here are the top 10 girl names for 2021:


  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Amelia
  5. ava
  6. Sophia
  7. Isabella
  8. Mia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Harper

Olivia has been at the top of the list for three years, SSA said.

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