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

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Most Popular Boys Names
25. Gabriel
> Babies named Gabriel between 2001 and 2019: 216,411
> Most popular in: 2008 (13,036 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 37 out of 655
> Share of babies named Gabriel, 2001-2019: 0.69% (0.55% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Derived from the Hebrew name “Gavri’el” meaning “God is my strong man.”
> Pictured: Actor Gabriel Byrne

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24. Nicholas
> Babies named Nicholas between 2001 and 2019: 219,597
> Most popular in: 2001 (22,844 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 78 out of 655
> Share of babies named Nicholas, 2001-2019: 0.70% (0.55% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: Derived from the Greek name Nikolaos, from nikan, meaning “to conquer,” and laos, meaning “people.”
> Pictured: Actor and producer Nick Cannon (born Nicholas Scott Cannon)

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23. Dylan
> Babies named Dylan between 2001 and 2019: 220,899
> Most popular in: 2001 (16,496 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 39 out of 655
> Share of babies named Dylan, 2001-2019: 0.71% (0.56% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name has Welsh and English origin. “Dy” means “great,” and “llanw” means “tide, flow.”
> Pictured: Actor Dylan McDermott

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22. Samuel
> Babies named Samuel between 2001 and 2019: 232,162
> Most popular in: 2001 (14,801 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 22 out of 655
> Share of babies named Samuel, 2001-2019: 0.74% (0.59% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Hebrew origin, derived from Shemu’el, meaning either “name of God” or “God heard.”
> Pictured: Actor Samuel L. Jackson

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21. Elijah
> Babies named Elijah between 2001 and 2019: 239,537
> Most popular in: 2011 (13,975 births)
> Popularity in 2019: No. 5 out of 655
> Share of babies named Elijah, 2001-2019: 0.77% (0.61% on avg a year)
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Hebrew origin, meaning “My God Is Yahweh.”
> Pictured: Congressman Elijah Cummings