Just in: the official ranking of the most popular baby names in the USA for the year 2021.
Liam and Olivia continue their reigns as America’s favorite names, with no challengers gaining on them. The biggest news is in the boys’ top 10, where Theodore makes its first-ever appearance. Even back when Theodore Roosevelt was president, the name never approached such a lofty ranking. With Charlotte and Amelia climbing for girls, the top of the charts has a long and antique slant.
Meanwhile William, a classic which had maintained its popularity in part due to the option of using Liam as a nickname, fell out of the top 5 for the first time since 2008.
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