Greek baby names among top 50 loved by Americans

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Greek names are among the most popular names given to babies in America according to the data from the US the Social Security Administration and are particularly popular in California where they rank in the top 50.

In 2021, 1,808 babies were given the name 'Sophia' in California where it ranked 5th most popular whilst the name was given tosome 12,496 nationally. Meanwhile its alternate spelling 'Sofia' was given to 1,305 babies ranked 9th most popular in California, with some 6,327 babies given the name nationally.

Following are the Greek names listed in the top 50 as compiled by US media siteStacker.

#5. Sophia

Sophia is a name of Greek origin meaning “wisdom”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 1,808

National
– Rank: #6
– Number of babies in 2021: 12,496

#9. Sofia

Sofia is a derivation of the Greek name Sophia meaning “wisdom”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 1,305

National
– Rank: #18
– Number of babies in 2021: 6,933

#20. Penelope

Penelope is a name of Greek origin meaning “weaver”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 902

National
– Rank: #23
– Number of babies in 2021: 6,327

#22. Chloe (tie)

Chloe is a name of Greek origin meaning “blooming”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 777

National
– Rank: #24
– Number of babies in 2021: 6,311

#24. Maya

Maya has several possible origins and meanings. It may be a derivation of Maia, an ancient goddess of Greek mythology. Some believe it is of Hebrew origin meaning “water”. Maya also means “illusion’ in Sanskrit.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 771

National
– Rank: #55
– Number of babies in 2021: 4,050

#25. Zoe

Zoe is a name of Greek origin meaning “life”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 761

National
– Rank: #42
– Number of babies in 2021: 4,687

#33. Ellie

Ellie is a name of Greek origin meaning “shining light”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 680

National
– Rank: #30
– Number of babies in 2021: 5,835

#34. Elena

Elena is a name of Greek origin meaning “bright”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 676

National
– Rank: #53
– Number of babies in 2021: 4,252

#38. Zoey

Zoey is a name of Greek origin meaning “life”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 636

National
– Rank: #38
– Number of babies in 2021: 5,179

#49. Genesis

Genesis is a name of Greek origin meaning “beginning”.

California
– Number of babies in 2021: 538