Baby Name Timeline: 2000s

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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 2007 Politics: Barack
  • 2007 Movie characters: Saphira, Leonidas, Slevin
  • 2007 TV characters: Gaviota, Dexter, Azul, Dixie
  • 2007 TV documentary: Mariamne
  • 2007 TV personalities: Caridee, Jaslene, Jael, Saleisha, Ambreal, Leilene, Sanjaya, Saaphyri, Yurem, Aidsa, Ripsi, Qwanell, Dyshon, Madelis, Raengel, Rocsi, Crissangel, Brissia, Tyrie, Jazalle, Svetlana, Colie, Audrina
  • 2007 Actors: Topher, Isla, Channing
  • 2007 Video game characters: Rikku, Yunalesca, Selphie
  • 2007 Literary character: Tessalee
  • 2007 Song: Delilah
  • 2007 Singers: Fergie, Dulcemaria, Dulce, Akon, Kymani
  • 2007 Musical groups: Danity, Daughtry
  • 2007 Sports: Peyton, Riquelme, Jamarcus
  • 2007 Products: Euphoria, Florecita
  • 2007 Celebrity babies: Pax, Dannielynn
  • 2007 Model: Jamillette

2006

narnia, movie, baby names, 2000s,
  • 2006 Movie characters: Aslan, Akeelah, Sayuri, Balian, Eragon, Krrish, Tripp
  • 2006 Movie: Narnia
  • 2006 TV characters: Sylar, Maeby, Peregrina, Lizania, Daira, Nuria
  • 2006 TV personalities: Carmindy, Melrose, Coryn, Niamora, Elionaid, Jenilca, Bethzy, Imanol, Dilana, Marbella, Yoshigei, Heloisa, Nohelia, Talan, Julissa, Janelle, Aundrea, Kaui, Ayla, Snow
  • 2006 Video game character: Namine
  • 2006 Actors: Qorianka, Dannapaola, Caua
  • 2006 Comics: Ambellina
  • 2006 Singers: Rihanna, Neyo, Lyfe, Anahi, Maite
  • 2006 Musical group: Anberlin
  • 2006 Sports: Manu, Essien, Joakim, Ronaldinho
  • 2006 Product: Sensi
  • 2006 Celebrity babies: Moxie, Suri, Moses, Kingston, Shiloh, Kalel
  • 2006 Celebrity related: Bar
  • 2006 Beauty queen: Zuleyka

2005

daddy, rapper, singer, 2000s, baby name,
  • 2005 News: Johnpaul, Gemelli, Johnbenedict, Benedict, Katrina
  • 2005 Politics: Condoleezza
  • 2005 Movie characters: Achilles, Briseis, Davanee, Dash, Patience
  • 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
  • 2005 Book: Davinci
  • 2005 Comic: Thessaly
  • 2005 Song: Karma
  • 2005 Singer: Dierks
  • 2005 Rappers: Jayceon, Daddy
  • 2005 Sports: Zinedine, Yadier, Ginobili, Antrell, Colt, Danica
  • 2005 Celebrity babies: Zahara, Kailand
  • 2005 Celebrity related: Dereon
  • 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
  • 2004 Rappers: Kanye, Jkwon, Obie
  • 2004 Products: Amanti, Scion
  • 2004 Celebrity babies: Apple, Coco, Ryder
  • 2004 Beauty queen: Shandi

2003

myzel, TV commercial, 2000s, baby name,

2002

ashanti, singer, 2000s, baby name,
  • 2002 News: Aaliyah, Nyla
  • 2002 War: Osama, Jenin
  • 2002 Movie characters: Samwise, Satine, Cadence, Anubis, Kida, Tenoch, Juni
  • 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: Omarion, Shakira, Amerie, Eyra, Jhene, Nelly
  • 2002 Rappers: Juelz, Sacario, Nore
  • 2002 Producer: Kanye
  • 2002 Sports: Apolo, Peja, Raef
  • 2002 Celebrity baby: Maddox
  • 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: Nevaeh
  • 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: Eja, Xen, Denim, Caziah

2000

jadore, perfume, baby name, 2000s,
  • 2000 News: Elian, Marisleysis, Iuma, Dragon, Long, Ryu
  • 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
  • 2000 Sports: Edgerrin, Erubiel, Lleyton, Rikishi, Midajah
  • 2000 Product: Jadore
  • 2000 Celebrity babies: Rocco, Massai
  • 2000 Beauty queen: Yukta