#3. Olivia (for girls)

- Total babies born in the 21st century: 339,849 (16,992 per year)

- Most popular year: 2014 (Rank: #2; 19,791 babies born)

- Name popularity rank in 2019: #1 (18,451 babies born)

The name Olivia traces its roots to the Shakespeare play “The Twelfth Night"— it probably comes from the name Oliver, Oliva, or the word “olive.” The name's popularity took off in the 1990s and continues to rise today. Today, the name is borne by the actresses Olivia Munn and Olivia Wilde, and is the name of Kerry Washington's much-loved character on the ABC megahit drama “The Scandal.”

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