US Popularity by Initial Letter

This is a list of the most common initial letters for American baby names of 2021. Note you can hover your cursor over a row to see more details.

Boys
Change
Rank Value Pct. Rank Pct.
1.
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j
10.902% 0 -3.059%
2.
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a
9.599% 0 -0.343%
3.
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l
7.175% 0 +3.341%
4.
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m
6.814% 0 -1.318%
5.
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c
6.614% 0 -1.225%
6.
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e
5.845% 0 +0.120%
7.
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k
5.024% 0 -1.913%
8.
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b
4.655% +1 -0.129%
9.
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d
4.571% -1 -2.745%
10.
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r
4.399% 0 +2.065%
11.
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s
3.778% 0 +1.559%
12.
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t
3.185% 0 +2.379%
13.
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n
3.089% 0 +1.947%
14.
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g
2.880% 0 -1.268%
15.
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h
2.691% 0 +2.475%
16.
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w
2.639% 0 +6.540%
17.
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o
2.089% 0 +3.416%
18.
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i
1.696% 0 -2.919%
19.
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z
1.448% 0 +4.398%
20.
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p
1.278% 0 -3.035%
21.
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f
1.104% 0 +4.447%
22.
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v
0.595% 0 +1.884%
23.
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y
0.445% 0 +1.367%
24.
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x
0.387% 0 -2.273%
25.
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q
0.170% 0 +1.796%
26.
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u
0.136% 0 +1.493%
Girls
Change
Rank Value Pct. Rank Pct.
1.
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a
15.352% 0 -1.425%
2.
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e
8.729% 0 +0.925%
3.
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m
8.065% 0 -0.099%
4.
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s
6.542% 0 +1.411%
5.
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l
6.483% 0 +0.981%
6.
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c
5.232% 0 -0.853%
7.
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k
5.008% 0 -3.877%
8.
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r
4.204% +1 +1.841%
9.
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j
4.133% -1 -0.649%
10.
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n
3.307% 0 +3.928%
11.
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h
3.089% 0 -0.803%
12.
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b
2.776% 0 -2.528%
13.
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i
2.483% +1 +3.200%
14.
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g
2.412% -1 -3.481%
15.
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d
2.265% 0 +2.535%
16.
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p
2.115% 0 -0.377%
17.
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v
1.824% 0 -1.405%
18.
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o
1.700% +1 +8.626%
19.
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z
1.639% -1 +0.245%
20.
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t
1.361% 0 -2.086%
21.
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f
0.931% 0 +1.749%
22.
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w
0.829% 0 +18.091%
23.
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y
0.431% 0 -1.147%
24.
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x
0.254% 0 +9.957%
25.
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q
0.235% 0 +3.070%
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u
0.038% 0 +5.556%