Most popular baby names in US revealed as birth and fertility rates decline

For the second year in a row, the top baby names remain the same in America.

May 11, 2021, 11:14 AM

For the second year in a row, the top three baby names remain the same in America.

Girls' names Olivia, Emma and Charlotte were repeated on the list published by the Social Security Administration (SSA), as were Liam, Noah and Oliver for boys.

The names were released Friday, two days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced U.S. birth and fertility rates have dropped to record lows in 2020.

The number of U.S. births in 2020 fell 4% from 2019, the lowest since 1979. The figure is double the average annual rate of decline of 2% since 2014 and marks the sixth consecutive year that the number of births have dropped, according to provisional data included in the new report.

Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2020:

Girl names:

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