Popular Baby Names


Top 100 names by State

The following tables show the five most frequent given names, by State, for male and female births in 2011. The number to the right of each name is the number of occurrences in the data. The source is a 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2013. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 1982
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Jennifer 871 Jessica 699 Amanda 660 Tiffany 451 Crystal 437
Alaska Jennifer 145 Jessica 132 Sarah 117 Amanda 99 Crystal 75
Arizona Jennifer 652 Jessica 594 Sarah 393 Stephanie 391 Amanda 382
Arkansas Jennifer 528 Amanda 461 Jessica 374 Ashley 318 Sarah 296
California Jennifer 5,815 Jessica 4,250 Sarah 2,790 Melissa 2,733 Michelle 2,465
Colorado Jennifer 839 Jessica 684 Sarah 600 Amanda 532 Nicole 379
Connecticut Jennifer 740 Jessica 634 Melissa 416 Sarah 382 Nicole 329
Delaware Jennifer 170 Jessica 108 Amanda 73 Stephanie 65 Lauren 64
Dist. of Columbia Jennifer 162 Tiffany 142 Jessica 120 Nicole 118 Elizabeth 111
Florida Jennifer 2,369 Jessica 1,719 Amanda 1,217 Melissa 1,080 Nicole 820
Georgia Jennifer 1,345 Jessica 1,154 Amanda 991 Tiffany 635 Ashley 625
Hawaii Jennifer 215 Jessica 131 Nicole 109 Crystal 94 Melissa 83
Idaho Jennifer 269 Jessica 220 Amanda 215 Sarah 156 Melissa 141
Illinois Jennifer 2,760 Jessica 1,810 Nicole 1,494 Amanda 1,489 Sarah 1,407
Indiana Jennifer 1,423 Amanda 1,165 Jessica 1,097 Sarah 911 Melissa 614
Iowa Jennifer 775 Jessica 645 Amanda 578 Sarah 516 Melissa 386
Kansas Jennifer 612 Jessica 516 Sarah 449 Amanda 437 Melissa 281
Kentucky Jessica 1,001 Amanda 1,000 Jennifer 921 Sarah 514 Ashley 503
Louisiana Jennifer 981 Jessica 888 Ashley 809 Amanda 685 Crystal 548
Maine Jessica 331 Jennifer 270 Amanda 258 Sarah 211 Nicole 162
Maryland Jennifer 972 Jessica 676 Amanda 464 Sarah 395 Nicole 385
Massachusetts Jennifer 1,433 Jessica 1,160 Sarah 786 Nicole 732 Melissa 731
Michigan Jennifer 2,266 Jessica 1,736 Amanda 1,502 Sarah 1,435 Nicole 1,185
Minnesota Jennifer 1,122 Jessica 1,002 Sarah 895 Amanda 758 Melissa 611
Mississippi Jennifer 546 Jessica 504 Amanda 419 Ashley 354 Kimberly 328
Missouri Jennifer 1,227 Jessica 1,054 Amanda 995 Sarah 859 Melissa 580
Montana Jessica 183 Jennifer 177 Amanda 171 Sarah 148 Amber 95
Nebraska Jennifer 480 Jessica 378 Sarah 318 Amanda 305 Melissa 243
Nevada Jennifer 218 Jessica 177 Amanda 127 Sarah 113 Melissa 112
New Hampshire Jennifer 251 Jessica 209 Amanda 185 Sarah 182 Melissa 143
New Jersey Jennifer 1,616 Jessica 1,262 Melissa 876 Nicole 828 Lauren 740
New Mexico Jennifer 365 Jessica 321 Amanda 280 Crystal 237 Melissa 176
New York Jennifer 3,766 Jessica 3,161 Nicole 2,009 Melissa 1,968 Elizabeth 1,502
North Carolina Jennifer 1,448 Jessica 1,081 Amanda 1,017 Crystal 781 Ashley 597
North Dakota Jessica 251 Jennifer 216 Amanda 174 Sarah 151 Nicole 112
Ohio Jennifer 2,927 Jessica 2,253 Amanda 1,976 Sarah 1,758 Melissa 1,152
Oklahoma Jennifer 981 Amanda 729 Jessica 593 Sarah 469 Amber 461
Oregon Jennifer 568 Sarah 490 Jessica 474 Amanda 338 Melissa 296
Pennsylvania Jennifer 2,800 Jessica 2,270 Amanda 1,654 Melissa 1,365 Nicole 1,338
Rhode Island Jessica 233 Jennifer 231 Melissa 130 Sarah 124 Amanda 123
South Carolina Jennifer 765 Jessica 593 Amanda 489 Ashley 405 Crystal 391
South Dakota Jennifer 213 Jessica 196 Sarah 161 Amanda 146 Melissa 98
Tennessee Jennifer 1,141 Amanda 985 Jessica 976 Ashley 547 Crystal 509
Texas Jennifer 4,545 Jessica 3,379 Amanda 2,891 Crystal 2,253 Melissa 1,924
Utah Jennifer 555 Jessica 400 Amanda 324 Melissa 315 Sarah 309
Vermont Jessica 154 Jennifer 130 Sarah 106 Amanda 105 Melissa 75
Virginia Jennifer 1,338 Jessica 1,041 Amanda 812 Sarah 682 Crystal 610
Washington Jennifer 977 Jessica 788 Sarah 745 Amanda 532 Melissa 494
West Virginia Jessica 533 Amanda 507 Jennifer 503 Sarah 299 Amy 251
Wisconsin Jennifer 1,297 Jessica 1,164 Amanda 924 Sarah 916 Nicole 819
Wyoming Jennifer 166 Jessica 128 Amanda 109 Sarah 101 Amber 81

Top Five Male Names for Births in 1982
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Christopher 1,076 James 916 Michael 855 Joshua 764 Jason 648
Alaska Michael 206 Christopher 166 Daniel 121 David 114 Joshua 114
Arizona Michael 922 Christopher 793 David 582 Matthew 572 Daniel 542
Arkansas Christopher 584 Joshua 508 Michael 493 James 466 Jason 421
California Michael 7,160 Christopher 6,065 David 5,127 Daniel 4,597 Matthew 4,129
Colorado Michael 920 Christopher 842 Matthew 834 Joshua 685 David 571
Connecticut Michael 1,050 Christopher 829 Matthew 597 David 512 Jason 492
Delaware Michael 232 Christopher 158 Robert 127 James 125 John 125
Dist. of Columbia Michael 360 Christopher 280 David 222 James 207 John 190
Florida Michael 2,678 Christopher 2,482 James 1,831 Jason 1,633 David 1,626
Georgia Christopher 1,717 Michael 1,463 James 1,284 Joshua 1,061 William 988
Hawaii Christopher 263 Michael 250 David 195 Jason 180 Justin 157
Idaho Joshua 272 Michael 261 Christopher 246 Matthew 214 David 201
Illinois Michael 3,544 Christopher 2,562 Matthew 2,316 David 1,958 Jason 1,907
Indiana Michael 1,440 Joshua 1,325 Christopher 1,297 Matthew 1,287 Jason 1,023
Iowa Matthew 858 Michael 776 Joshua 710 Christopher 649 Ryan 524
Kansas Christopher 639 Michael 592 Matthew 586 Joshua 558 Justin 460
Kentucky Christopher 1,145 Joshua 1,028 Michael 1,021 James 933 Jason 796
Louisiana Christopher 1,320 Michael 1,142 Joshua 851 James 840 John 812
Maine Matthew 331 Christopher 298 Michael 281 Ryan 244 Joshua 224
Maryland Michael 1,230 Christopher 996 James 742 Jason 731 David 690
Massachusetts Michael 2,215 Matthew 1,483 Christopher 1,473 David 1,082 Daniel 923
Michigan Michael 2,808 Christopher 2,159 Matthew 2,065 Jason 1,936 David 1,547
Minnesota Matthew 1,317 Michael 1,301 Christopher 965 Joshua 927 Andrew 866
Mississippi Christopher 776 James 643 Michael 569 John 476 Joshua 441
Missouri Michael 1,385 Christopher 1,261 Matthew 1,212 Joshua 1,027 Jason 974
Montana Christopher 210 Michael 199 Matthew 182 Joshua 163 Justin 144
Nebraska Michael 451 Matthew 432 Christopher 404 Joshua 354 Ryan 300
Nevada Michael 262 Christopher 261 David 161 Jason 159 Joshua 156
New Hampshire Michael 287 Christopher 278 Matthew 264 Joshua 217 Jason 189
New Jersey Michael 2,629 Christopher 1,681 Matthew 1,216 Robert 1,194 David 1,173
New Mexico Michael 407 Christopher 374 Matthew 282 David 258 Jason 242
New York Michael 5,841 Christopher 3,849 Jason 2,964 David 2,921 Matthew 2,918
North Carolina Christopher 1,646 Michael 1,456 James 1,174 Jason 989 Joshua 986
North Dakota Joshua 244 Michael 223 Christopher 214 Matthew 208 Ryan 179
Ohio Michael 3,528 Matthew 2,694 Christopher 2,669 Joshua 2,218 Jason 2,184
Oklahoma Christopher 978 Michael 881 Joshua 756 James 705 Matthew 686
Oregon Christopher 696 Michael 647 Matthew 548 Joshua 505 Ryan 467
Pennsylvania Michael 3,975 Matthew 2,955 Christopher 2,429 Jason 2,184 David 2,139
Rhode Island Michael 362 Christopher 245 Matthew 226 Jason 192 David 181
South Carolina Christopher 852 Michael 750 James 735 William 551 John 524
South Dakota Matthew 194 Joshua 184 Christopher 174 Michael 159 Jason 144
Tennessee Christopher 1,294 James 1,190 Joshua 1,113 Michael 1,090 Jason 855
Texas Christopher 4,912 Michael 4,428 David 3,154 James 3,056 John 2,941
Utah Michael 616 Christopher 537 Joshua 481 Matthew 471 David 430
Vermont Christopher 159 Michael 138 Matthew 117 Jason 107 Joshua 105
Virginia Christopher 1,646 Michael 1,461 James 1,115 Matthew 1,022 Jason 993
Washington Michael 1,135 Christopher 1,043 Matthew 902 Ryan 786 Joshua 783
West Virginia Joshua 577 Michael 507 Christopher 494 Jason 468 James 441
Wisconsin Michael 1,429 Matthew 1,304 Joshua 993 Christopher 967 Jason 929
Wyoming Michael 161 Christopher 157 Joshua 150 Matthew 127 James 110