These Are the Most Popular Baby Names of the 21st Century

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5. Sophia
> Babies named Sophia between 2001 and 2019: 293,494
> Most popular in: 2012 (22,320 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 4 out of 655
> Share of babies named Sophia, 2001-2019: 1.15% (0.79% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Also spelled Sofia, the name is derived from the Greek word Sophi­a, meaning “wisdom.”
> Pictured: Actress Sophia Loren

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4. Isabella
> Babies named Isabella between 2001 and 2019: 313,471
> Most popular in: 2010 (22,921 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 5 out of 655
> Share of babies named Isabella, 2001-2019: 1.23% (0.84% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Derived from the Hebrew name Elisheba, which is a form of Elizabeth.
> Pictured: Actress Isabella Rossellini

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3. Emily
> Babies named Emily between 2001 and 2019: 315,202
> Most popular in: 2003 (25,691 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 12 out of 655
> Share of babies named Emily, 2001-2019: 1.23% (0.83% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Derived from the Latin name Aemilia, meaning “striving” or “eager.”
> Pictured: Writer Emily Brontë

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2. Olivia
> Babies named Olivia between 2001 and 2019: 327,356
> Most popular in: 2014 (19,817 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 1 out of 655
> Share of babies named Olivia, 2001-2019: 1.28% (0.88% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Latin origin, derived from the word “oliva,” meaning “olive tree.”
> Pictured: Actress Olivia Colman

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1. Emma
> Babies named Emma between 2001 and 2019: 363,402
> Most popular in: 2003 (22,708 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 2 out of 655
> Share of babies named Emma, 2001-2019: 1.42% (0.97% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Derived from the Germanic word ermen meaning “whole” or “universal.”
> Pictured: Actress Emma Watson