Baby Name Timeline: 2000s

The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 2000s (the decade) thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about some of them — please click the links to learn more!

To check out history-influenced baby names from other decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.


2009

coraline, movie, baby names, 2000s,

2009 Politics: Bristol, Tripp

2009 Movie characters: Coraline, Pippin, Renesmee, Cullen, Pepper

2009 TV characters: Marichuy, Castiel, Godric, Analia

2009 TV personalities: Baya, Greidys, Chastelyn, Kiptyn, Neveen, Ailea, Trason, Aysia, Atalya, Teyona, Nijah, Tahlia, Sundai, Analeigh, Dhani, Makynli, Zonnique

2009 Video game characters: Illidan, Arthas, Anivia

2009 Actors: Jencarlos

2009 Singers: Demi, Jeremih, Yandel

2009 Musical group: Avett

2009 Rapper: Kiotti

2009 Sports: Wanderlei, Urijah, Kexin, Chase, Jrue, Kinsler, Pennington, Bojan, Xabi, Tashard

2009 Product: Tesla

2009 Celebrity babies: Bronx, Honor, Knox, Vivienne

2009 Celebrity related: Yanixan

2009 Model: Gisele


2008

obama, politician, 2000s, baby name,

2008 News: Caylee

2008 Politics: Obama, Rahm, Palin, Daschle, Trig, Hillary

2008 Movie characters: Yvaine, Marley, Evolet, Spartan, Iridessa, Juno

2008 TV characters: Mili, Milagros, Albeiro, Aymar, Azazel

2008 TV personalities: Kimoralee, Kimora, Yaindhi, Jometh, Yerly, Jennavecia, Jenah, Syesha, Aideliz, Emeraude, Dayami, Kherington, Kesan, Byata, Dhani, Kellyanne, Deangelo, Que, Teyana

2008 Video game characters: Cortana, Roxas, Zaon, Jenova, Kratos, Rydia

2008 Actors: Allisson, Demi, Altair, Blake, Leighton

2008 Singers: Tinashe, Colbie, Chrisette, Eiza, Kany, Wisin

2008 Sports: Crosby, Jacoby, Sneijder, Yosgart, Korver

2008 Celebrity babies: Harlow, Nahla

2008: Beauty queens: Dayana, Taliana


2007

danity, musical group, 2000s, baby name,

Here are the names for 2007.


2006

narnia, movie, baby names, 2000s,

Here are the names for 2006.


2005

daddy, rapper, singer, 2000s, baby name,

2005 News: Johnpaul, Gemelli, Johnbenedict, Benedict, Katrina

2005 Politics: Condoleezza

2005 Movie characters: Achilles, Aleera, Briseis, Davanee, Dash, Patience, Constantine

2005 Movie: Syriana

2005 TV personalities: Naima, Toccara, Norelle, Kahlen, Lluvy, Keenyah, Abyade, Yuridia, Jolette, Jayro, Krisily, Mikalah, Jordis, Anhuar, Neyzer, Marijose, Dayris, Niliyne, Johanna, Nehemiah, Aubrey, Mylah, Yahaira, Ibis, Carlysia

2005 Video game character: Kaileena

2005 Actors: Arleth, Joemy, Samaire, Sienna

2005 Book: Davinci

2005 Comic: Thessaly

2005 Song: Karma

2005 Singers: Rihanna, Dierks

2005 Rappers: Jayceon, Daddy

2005 Sports: Zinedine, Yadier, Ginobili, Antrell, Colt, Danica

2005 Celebrity babies: Zahara, Kailand

2005 Celebrity related: Dereon, Dayanara

2005 Model: Azzareya


2004

tsitsiki, TV personality, 2000s, baby name,

2004 News: Tsunami, Espn, Chalino

2004 Politics: Kerry

2004 Movie characters: Theoden, Riddick, Jovie, Paikea, Naturelle, Jazira, Kaena, Veer, Zaara, Celeste, Kenai, Koda

2004 Movie: Garv

2004 TV personalities: Tsitsiki, Bam, Jenascia, Janayra, Kany, Reyli, Hiromi, Dexiree, Adan, Xitlali, Shiomara, Brissia, Trishelle, Mallory, Cameran, Jacquese, Tarralyn, Kina

2004 Video game character: Sora

2004 Actors: Gwyneth, Scarlett, Keira, Heder, Mischa, Remini, Ninel, Grettel, Kayky, Mariska, Khotan

2004 Song: Zoejane

2004 Singers: Betzaida, Milian, Amylee, Roselyn

2004 Rappers: Kanye, Jkwon, Obie

2004 Sports: Kahne

2004 Products: Amanti, Scion

2004 Celebrity babies: Apple, Coco, Ryder

2004 Beauty queen: Shandi


2003

myzel, TV commercial, 2000s, baby name,

2003 News: Nasiriyah

2003 Movie characters: Legolas, Vivienne, Niobe, Sidda, Siddalee, Rheya, Samara, Mathayus, Akasha

2003 Movie: Solaris

2003 TV character: Kenshin

2003 TV personalities: Giada, Nigella, Trenyce, Reichen, Irulan, Arissa, Brynn, Azeneth, Gracin, Yamna, Demis, Jonessa, Jamirah, Helene

2003 commercial: Myzel

2003 Video game characters: Aerith, Riku

2003 Actors: Niurka, Karyme, Daveigh, Khamani

2003 Singers: Pharrell, Avril, Nivea

2003 Musical group: Ramiyah

2003 Sports: Amare, Lebron, Torii

2003 Celebrity babies: Diezel, Carys, Stellan, Cashel

2003 Beauty queens: Jiapsi, Zuszeth, Mariangel


2002

ashanti, singer, 2000s, baby name,

2002 News: Aaliyah, Nyla

2002 9/11-related news: Giuliani, Jihad, Islam, Mohamed

2002 War: Osama, Jenin

2002 Movie characters: Samwise, Satine, Cadence, Anubis, Kida, Tenoch, Juni, Blade

2002 TV characters: Dijonay, Karicia, Emma

2002 TV personalities: Neleh, Wendolee, Yahir, Ninel, Aneesa, Jisela

2002 Video game characters: Tidus, Auron, Kimahri

2002 Actor: Taraji, Gael

2002 Singers: Ashanti, Omarion, Shakira, Amerie, Eyra, Jhene, Nelly

2002 Rappers: Sacario, Juelz, Nore

2002 Producer: Kanye

2002 Sports: Apolo, Peja, Raef

2002 Celebrity babies: Maddox, Syrai

2002 Model: Shallan


2001

caillou, tv show, cartoon, baby name, 2000s,

2001 News: Mychal, Yuleidi

2001 Politics: Cheney

2001 Movie characters: Maximus, Nyah, Novalee, Americus, Lara, Sway, Torrance

2001 TV personalities: Colby

2001 TV characters: Caillou, Taina, Nayeli, Greenlee, Sirr, Azucena

2001 TV talk show guest: Shadimon

2001 Video game character: Rune

2001 Actors: Angelina, Ludwika

2001 Singers: Natina, Yaire, Naturi

2001 Rappers: Jaheim, Jarule, Shyne

2001 Musical group: Linkin

2001 Sports: Kobe, Ladainian, Kwame, Brady, Iverson, Rivaldo

2001 Celebrity babies: Nevaeh, Eja, Xen, Denim, Caziah


2000

jadore, perfume, baby name, 2000s,

2000 News: Elian, Marisleysis, Iuma, Dragon, Long, Ryu, Tatsu

2000 Politics: Mccain

2000 Movie characters: Nyah, Morpheus, Laney, Zack, Ishika

2000 TV personalities: Ikaika, Laterrian

2000 TV characters: Fatima, Yamile, Montse, Montserrat, Sebastian, Meadow

2000 TV contestant: Alancia

2000 Video game character: Rinoa, Raziel

2000 Actors: Jude, Jolie, Hrithik, Niurka, Karyme, Arleth, Hallie

2000 Singers: Kelis, Sisqo, Sonique, Shamari, Avant

2000 Rappers: Jayz, Sole, Amil

2000 Sports: Edgerrin, Erubiel, Lleyton, Rikishi, Midajah

2000 Product: Jadore

2000 Celebrity babies: Rocco, Massai

2000 Beauty queen: Yukta