The 50 Most Popular Baby Names of the Last Decade

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10. Ava
> Babies named Ava 2010-2018: 140,979 (0.89% of all female births)
> Most popular in: 2015 (16,378 births)
> Origin: Ava is of Latin origin meaning “life.”

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9. William
> Babies named William 2010-2018: 145,893 (0.86% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2011 (17,343 births)
> Origin: The name is derived from the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of wil, meaning “will, desire” and helm, meaning “helmet, protection.”

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8. Mason
> Babies named Mason 2010-2018: 146,079 (0.86% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2011 (19,510 births)
> Origin: The name is of English origin, meaning “worker in stone.”

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7. Jacob
> Babies named Jacob 2010-2018: 152,020 (0.90% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2010 (22,127 births)
> Origin: Jacob comes from the Latin Iacobus, which is derived from the Greek Iakobos, which itself comes from the Hebrew Ya’aqov, meaning “may God protect.”

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6. Liam
> Babies named Liam 2010-2018: 152,994 (0.90% of all male births)
> Most popular in: 2018 (19,837 births)
> Origin: Liam is an Irish name and it means a strong-willed warrior and protector.