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Top baby names of the 2000s

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Popular baby names of the decade

The Social Security Administration has compiled the most popular baby names of the 2000s. Wondering which girl names and boy names top the list? Check out the top 50 baby names of the 2000s, and get the inside scoop on emerging baby name trends right here.

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The Social Security Administration has compiled the below list of the top baby names of the 2000s for girls and boys. The list was compiled from births in the United States and included 21,228,869 male births and 20,276,459 female births! Check out the chart below and read some interesting facts about baby name trends of the 2000s.

Baby name trends

Even though Isabella has been the most popular girl name for the last two years, Emily reigned supreme from 1996-2007. Emma was at the top list for one year, in 2008. Madison, the second most popular name of the 2000s, has consistently been on the top 5, dropping down further in 2008.

On the baby boy name chart, Jacob has kept the top spot from 1999 until present day. Michael, the name that is on the 2nd spot in the 2000s had a long run at the number one spot, from 1968 all the way until 1998, when Jacob took over! Joshua has consistently ranked in the top five, dropping off in 2009 when names like Alexander, William and Jayden moved up the list.

Look at the bottom of the list above to see baby names that are sure to move up the chart as they gain popularity, such as Addison and Gavin.

>> Also check out: Top 100 baby names of 2010

Top baby names of the 2000s

Males

Females

1

Jacob

Emily

2

Michael

Madison

3

Joshua

Emma

4

Matthew

Olivia

5

Daniel

Hannah

6

Christopher

Abigail

7

Andrew

Isabella

8

Ethan

Samantha

9

Joseph

Elizabeth

10

William

Ashley

11

Anthony

Alexis

12

David

Sarah

13

Alexander

Sophia

14

Nicholas

Alyssa

15

Ryan

Grace

16

Tyler

Ava

17

James

Taylor

18

John

Brianna

19

Jonathan

Lauren

20

Noah

Chloe

21

Brandon

Natalie

22

Christian

Kayla

23

Dylan

Jessica

24

Samuel

Anna

25

Benjamin

Victoria

26

Nathan

Mia

27

Zachary

Hailey

28

Logan

Sydney

29

Justin

Jasmine

30

Gabriel

Julia

31

Jose

Morgan

32

Austin

Destiny

33

Kevin

Rachel

34

Elijah

Ella

35

Caleb

Kaitlyn

36

Robert

Megan

37

Thomas

Katherine

38

Jordan

Savannah

39

Cameron

Jennifer

40

Jack

Alexandra

41

Hunter

Allison

42

Jackson

Haley

43

Angel

Maria

44

Isaiah

Kaylee

45

Evan

Lily

46

Isaac

Makayla

47

Mason

Brooke

48

Luke

Mackenzie

49

Jason

Nicole

50

Gavin

Addison

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