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The most popular baby names of 2021 were released by the Social Security Administration on Thursday.

In the U.S., Liam and Olivia topped the list. Both names also ranked near the top of Tennessee's lists.

The Social Security Administration began compiling the annual baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. At the time of a child's birth, parents provide the name to the agency when applying for a child's Social Security card.

To see where your name ranks and a list of the most popular boys' and girls' names for different decades, visit ssa.gov/oact/babynames/.

Top 10 Tennessee baby boy names of 2021

1. William

2. Liam

3. James

4. Noah

5. Elijah

6. Oliver

7. Henry

8. Hudson

9. Asher

10. Jackson

Top 10 Tennessee baby girl names of 2021

1. Olivia

2. Charlotte

3. Ava

4. Emma

5. Amelia

6. Harper

7. Evelyn

8. Elizabeth

9. Sophia

10. Eleanor

Top 10 U.S. baby boy names of 2021

1. Liam

2. Noah

3. Oliver

4. Elijah

5. James

6. William

7. Benjamin

8. Lucas

9. Henry

10. Theodore

Top 10 U.S. baby girl names of 2021

1. Olivia

2. Emma

3. Charlotte

4. Amelia

5. Ava

6. Sophia

7. Isabella

8. Mia

9. Evelyn

10. Harper

- Compiled by Kim Sebring

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