Top 10 Baby Names of 2021

Looking for some cute names to name your child? 

Here are the top 10 baby names for each gender this year! Released by the Social Security Administration

Male Names:

Liam

-Liam is an Irish name meaning "strong-willed warrior" and "protector." It's a shortened version of the Irish name Uilliam (which came from the Frankish name Willahelm) meaning"helmet of will." Liam is also a fun, modernized alternative to the traditional boy name William.

Noah

-Noah is believed to come from the Hebrew "Noach," meaning"rest" and "comfort." It is also the name of a prominent biblical figure. 

Oliver

-Oliver is originally derived from the Latin word olivarius meaning olive tree planter. It also has Old French and Medieval origins. The name was originally introduced by the Normans to England. The name was popularized again in the 19th century by Dickens' Oliver Twist.

Elijah

-The name Elijah derives from a Hebrew phrase meaning “Jehovah is my God.” The original, biblical Elijah was a prophet known for defending the worship of God and performing miracles in God's name.

William

-The name William is a timeless classic with English roots that date back almost a thousand years, yet is still popular today. It means "resolute protector" or "strong-willed warrior" and comes from Wilhelm, of Old German origin.

James

-The name James is a boy's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "supplanter".

Benjamin

-Benjamin comes from the Old Testament of the Bible, and in Hebrew means “son of the right hand.” The Benjamin of the Bible was the youngest of Jacob's twelve sons; the expression “the Benjamin of the family” meansthe youngest child.

Lucas

-Lucas is the Latin derivation of the Greek name Loukas. According to Greek origin, Lucasrefers to the Patron Saint of doctors, artists, and creatives.

Henry

-The name Henry is primarily a male name of German origin that means Ruler Of The Home.

Alexander

-Alexander is the Latin variant of the Greek name Alexandros, meaning "defender of men." The name is most famously associated with Alexander the Great, 4th-century BCE king of Macedonia in Greece, and one of history's most powerful military commanders.

Female Names

Olivia

-The name Olivia is a Latin name meaning "olive" or "olive tree.

Emma

-Emma is an English name with German roots. It's derived from the Germanic word ermen, meaning "whole" or "universal.

Ava

-A variation of Eve. May be from the Latin "avis," meaning "bird." It could also be a short form of the name Chava ("life" or "living one"), the Hebrew form of Eve.

Charlotte

-Charlotte is a female given name, a female form of the male name Charlot, a diminutive of Charles. It is of French origin meaning "free man" or "petite".

Sophia

-Sophia, also spelled Sofia, is a feminine given name, from Greek Σοφία, Sophía, "Wisdom".

Amelia

-The name Amelia is of Latin origin. The root of this name is Amal, which means "work." In this case, when translated, "work" refers to industriousness and fertility rather than labor.

Sabella

-Sabella as a girl's name is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and the meaning of Sabella is "God's promise"

Mia

-Mia is believed to originally stem from the ancient Egyptian word Mr, which means beloved. The name has since come to be linked to the Italian word mia, meaning mine, and is also recognized as a derivation from the Slavic word Mila, meaning dear or darling.

Evelyn

-Evelyn, meaning "wished for child", has English origins and roots. Evelyn comes from Aveline, a feminine Norman French diminutive of the name Ava."

Harper

-The name Harper is a girl's name of English origin meaning "harp player".

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