These 2021 Baby Names Are Slated to Be Most Financially Successful

The top names? Isla and Mason.
save article
profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
By Nehal Aggarwal, Editor
Updated August 26, 2021
toddler putting money into piggy bank
Image: LookerStudio | Shutterstock
We have included third party products to help you navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments. Purchases made through links on this page may earn us a commission.

Parents-to-be think about all kinds of things when it comes to picking baby’s name—and it extends beyond what name they want to give them. Will baby excel at school? Will they be creative? What will they grow up to be? If you’re expecting baby soon and still looking for the right baby name, you might draw inspiration from a 2021 survey conducted by popular kids brand Finn + Emma.

The brand set out to discover which most popular baby names in 2021 were slated to be high earners in the future. The survey analyzed over forty of the most popular names for boys and girls in 2021 and compared them to a salary tool from Adzuna. Their findings? Isla is set to be the highest future earner, with an average salary of $66,000 per year. Meanwhile for boys, Mason is slated to be the most financially successful, with an average salary of $69,000 per year.

The survey didn’t stop there, however. It also took a look at how much royal baby names were slated to earn in the future, finding that Archie was the name with the highest earning potential, with the chance to make up to $71,000 a year. Without further ado, below are the survey’s findings of the average salary for each popular baby name:

Top 20 Highest Earning Girl Baby Names of 2021

  1. Isla ($66,708)
  2. Addison ($57,285)
  3. Luna ($52,044)
  4. Willow ($49,852)
  5. Lily ($47,537)
  6. Avery ($45,738)
  7. Rylee ($43,332)
  8. Madison ($42,722)
  9. Ava ($41,503)
  10. Scarlett ($41,109)

Top 20 Highest Earning Boy Baby Names of 2021

  1. Mason ($69,539)
  2. Hudson ($68,068)
  3. Christopher ($62,062)
  4. Carter ($61,605)
  5. Isaac ($60,816)
  6. Noah ($60,572)
  7. Michael ($53,199)
  8. Logan ($53,189)
  9. Oliver ($49,045)
  10. Levi ($48,377)

Top 20 Highest Earning Royal Baby Names of 2021

  1. Archie ($71,635)
  2. Isla ($62,032)
  3. George ($51,555)
  4. Lucas ($45,539)
  5. Louis ($44,794)
  6. Lillibet ($42,537)
  7. Savannah ($40,950)
  8. Lena ($39,506)
  9. Mia ($37,251)
  10. Charlotte ($36,506)

To learn more about the survey, visit

save article
Article removed.
Name added. View Your List

More Baby Names News

ICYMI: the Bump’s Most Popular Articles, Posts and Products of 2021
ICYMI: the Bump’s Most Popular Articles, Posts and Products of 2021
By Ashlee Neuman
dad reading kids' book to kids in living room
The Most Popular Baby Names Inspired by Book Characters
By Nehal Aggarwal
Maximus character from the movie The Gladiator and Princess Leia from Star Wars.
These Are the Most Popular Baby Names Inspired by Movie Characters
By Nehal Aggarwal
Illustration of a landscape with varying elements such as mountains, cacti and trees.
The Most Popular Baby Names Inspired by Location From the Past 20 Years
By Nehal Aggarwal
Baseball bat on the ground surrounded by baseballs.
These Are the Most Popular Sports Stars Parents Name Baby After
By Nehal Aggarwal
​​Surprising Stat: Moms Are Changing Their Names For Baby
​​Surprising Stat: Moms Are Changing Their Names For Baby
By Anisa Arsenault
pregnant woman holding a christmas present
These Maternity Cyber Week Sales Are Can’t Miss
By Emma O'Regan-Reidy
Carlos and Alexa Penavega on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 on TODAY show season 72
Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega Are Expecting Baby No. 4
By Wyndi Kappes
winter themed gift boxes
10 Great Gifts for Kids on Oprah's Favorite Things List
By Wyndi Kappes
andy cohen and kids
Bravo’s Andy Cohen Shares His Best Piece of Parenting Advice
By Wyndi Kappes
mockingbird high chair
Mockingbird Launches New 2-in-1 High Chair With One-of-a-Kind Features
By Wyndi Kappes
mombies dancing to raise money this halloween
Meet the “Mombies” Raising Money for Cancer Research
By Wyndi Kappes
H&M and sophie the giraffe collaboration
Sophie La Girafe Partners With H&M on First-Ever Fashion Collection
By Wyndi Kappes
mom and young girl dressed up for halloween while shopping on laptop
The Best Baby, Kid and Family Sales to Shop Over Halloween Weekend
By Wyndi Kappes
Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on July 22, 2019
Britney Spears Reflects on Postpartum Depression in New Memoir
By Wyndi Kappes
pregnant woman holding baby mobile decorating baby nursery
This Year’s Top Baby and Nursery Trends, According to Etsy
By Wyndi Kappes
halloween costume aisle in retail store
Spirit Halloween Shares 2023's Top Costume Trends for the Whole Family
By Wyndi Kappes
certified pre loved snoo from happiest baby
How to Save Almost 50 Percent Off the Cult-Fave SNOO Smart Sleeper
By Wyndi Kappes
family looking at laptop at kitchen table together
14 Family-Favorite Brands Offering Big Saving Events This Week
By Wyndi Kappes
little girl playing with toys in play room
Amazon Releases List of the Hottest Toys for 2023
By Wyndi Kappes
Article removed.