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Most Popular Baby Names of 2001

  • Here are the most popular names, by year, from the favorite name lists of the millions of BabyNames.com members.

Because most of our members are currently pregnant or just thinking about it, our pop lists have actually predicted the future trends of baby name popularity.

Rankings include alternate spellings of the same name, for example Aidan, Aiden and Aden.

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Rank indicators as compared to previous year:
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Male

Female

1 JACOB/JAKOB 1 EMILY
2 MICHAEL 2 MADISON/MADDISON/MADISYN/et.al
3 MATTHEW/MATHEW 3 HANNAH/HANNA
4 JOSHUA 4 ASHLEY/ASHLEE/ASHLEIGH
5 CHRISTOPHER 5 ALEXIS
6 NICHOLAS/NICOLAS 6 SAMANTHA
7 ANDREW 7 SARAH
8 JOSEPH 8 ABIGAIL
9 DANIEL 9 ELIZABETH/ELISABETH
10 WILLIAM 10 JESSICA
11 ANTHONY 11 OLIVIA
12 DAVID 12 TAYLOR
13 TYLER 13 EMMA
14 JOHN 14 ALISSA/ALYSSA
15 RYAN 15 LAUREN/LAURYN
16 ZACHARY/ZACHERY/ZACKERY 16 GRACE
17 ETHAN 17 KAYLA
18 BRANDON/BRANDEN 18 BRIANNA
19 JAMES 19 ANNA/ANA
20 ALEXANDER 20 MEGAN/MEGHAN
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