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 1994
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Ashley 508 Jessica 476 Brittany 422 Kayla 362 Emily 352
Alaska Jessica 76 Ashley 71 Sarah 61 Samantha 59 Taylor 55
Arizona Jessica 595 Ashley 469 Samantha 360 Taylor 348 Sarah 327
Arkansas Ashley 294 Jessica 279 Brittany 237 Sarah 221 Taylor 211
California Jessica 5,304 Ashley 3,203 Stephanie 2,979 Jennifer 2,940 Samantha 2,437
Colorado Jessica 386 Ashley 383 Sarah 311 Samantha 307 Emily 304
Connecticut Emily 411 Sarah 378 Jessica 357 Nicole 354 Ashley 338
Delaware Jessica 107 Ashley 92 Sarah 90 Taylor 81 Amanda 80
Dist. of Columbia Jasmine 102 Ashley 88 Alexandra 74 Brittany 72 Sarah 70
Florida Ashley 1,691 Jessica 1,666 Samantha 1,128 Amanda 1,103 Brittany 1,054
Georgia Ashley 949 Jessica 889 Brittany 783 Taylor 719 Emily 624
Hawaii Ashley 109 Jessica 86 Nicole 81 Taylor 79 Jasmine 77
Idaho Jessica 165 Ashley 129 Samantha 104 Taylor 98 Emily 88
Illinois Jessica 1,603 Ashley 1,288 Emily 1,136 Samantha 1,107 Sarah 1,000
Indiana Ashley 683 Jessica 668 Taylor 644 Emily 632 Sarah 543
Iowa Emily 372 Ashley 335 Taylor 292 Megan 274 Jessica 267
Kansas Jessica 300 Ashley 273 Emily 253 Taylor 237 Sarah 224
Kentucky Ashley 504 Brittany 484 Jessica 462 Sarah 420 Emily 409
Louisiana Taylor 434 Brittany 423 Ashley 422 Emily 339 Jessica 330
Maine Emily 141 Ashley 140 Samantha 113 Sarah 111 Taylor 99
Maryland Ashley 488 Jessica 477 Emily 475 Sarah 474 Samantha 401
Massachusetts Emily 740 Samantha 702 Jessica 684 Sarah 675 Ashley 625
Michigan Ashley 1,198 Jessica 1,091 Emily 1,050 Samantha 989 Sarah 874
Minnesota Emily 596 Samantha 562 Ashley 531 Megan 444 Taylor 428
Mississippi Ashley 311 Jessica 287 Jasmine 256 Brittany 253 Amber 198
Missouri Ashley 656 Jessica 633 Emily 622 Taylor 583 Samantha 535
Montana Jessica 83 Emily 81 Taylor 72 Samantha 62 Sarah 60
Nebraska Jessica 201 Emily 193 Taylor 191 Samantha 157 Ashley 156
Nevada Jessica 224 Ashley 185 Taylor 164 Samantha 157 Sarah 125
New Hampshire Emily 149 Ashley 147 Samantha 128 Sarah 127 Hannah 115
New Jersey Jessica 1,043 Nicole 901 Samantha 857 Ashley 848 Amanda 845
New Mexico Jessica 186 Ashley 177 Samantha 167 Amanda 113 Sarah 108
New York Ashley 2,217 Jessica 2,190 Samantha 1,918 Nicole 1,767 Amanda 1,681
North Carolina Ashley 882 Brittany 879 Jessica 858 Sarah 667 Taylor 662
North Dakota Taylor 94 Ashley 88 Samantha 79 Emily 74 Jessica 69
Ohio Ashley 1,372 Emily 1,342 Jessica 1,290 Taylor 1,254 Samantha 1,091
Oklahoma Ashley 388 Taylor 374 Jessica 344 Brittany 293 Sarah 256
Oregon Jessica 358 Ashley 350 Emily 316 Samantha 248 Sarah 237
Pennsylvania Emily 1,352 Ashley 1,245 Jessica 1,242 Samantha 1,224 Sarah 1,105
Rhode Island Ashley 134 Nicole 116 Jessica 113 Sarah 110 Emily 107
South Carolina Ashley 394 Brittany 378 Jessica 374 Taylor 338 Kayla 273
South Dakota Megan 93 Ashley 89 Jessica 80 Samantha 79 Taylor 78
Tennessee Ashley 772 Jessica 658 Brittany 599 Kayla 538 Emily 531
Texas Ashley 2,621 Jessica 2,406 Sarah 1,634 Samantha 1,574 Taylor 1,479
Utah Jessica 380 Ashley 256 Megan 232 Sarah 232 Emily 220
Vermont Emily 81 Ashley 70 Samantha 64 Jessica 51 Sarah 49
Virginia Jessica 750 Ashley 728 Emily 679 Sarah 650 Brittany 641
Washington Jessica 674 Emily 531 Ashley 511 Sarah 474 Samantha 453
West Virginia Brittany 228 Ashley 218 Jessica 207 Kayla 206 Emily 194
Wisconsin Samantha 603 Emily 569 Ashley 535 Sarah 454 Jessica 442
Wyoming Ashley 57 Emily 38 Jessica 38 Amanda 37 Samantha 37

Top Five Male Names for Births in 1994
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Christopher 673 William 627 James 608 Joshua 604 Michael 581
Alaska Michael 101 Jacob 95 Tyler 89 Christopher 85 Daniel 80
Arizona Michael 689 Daniel 570 Tyler 539 Jacob 517 Joshua 516
Arkansas Michael 320 Christopher 313 Tyler 308 Austin 307 Jacob 284
California Daniel 5,112 Michael 5,097 Jose 4,766 Christopher 4,264 David 4,061
Colorado Michael 530 Tyler 481 Joshua 467 Jacob 453 Austin 441
Connecticut Michael 775 Matthew 571 Christopher 523 Nicholas 508 Ryan 433
Delaware Michael 144 Matthew 121 Christopher 120 Tyler 105 James 102
Dist. of Columbia Michael 172 James 143 Christopher 131 William 125 Anthony 123
Florida Michael 2,401 Christopher 1,835 Joshua 1,653 Brandon 1,600 Matthew 1,564
Georgia Christopher 1,199 Michael 1,163 William 1,028 Brandon 1,013 James 990
Hawaii Joshua 155 Tyler 146 Michael 142 Brandon 122 Justin 120
Idaho Tyler 190 Jacob 188 Austin 176 Michael 160 Cody 143
Illinois Michael 2,374 Matthew 1,660 Daniel 1,559 Nicholas 1,558 Jacob 1,397
Indiana Jacob 974 Tyler 951 Austin 919 Michael 888 Zachary 794
Iowa Jacob 525 Austin 510 Tyler 510 Zachary 396 Nicholas 356
Kansas Austin 390 Tyler 378 Jacob 374 Matthew 353 Michael 313
Kentucky Austin 638 James 585 Christopher 550 Michael 550 Jacob 548
Louisiana Christopher 594 Michael 589 Joshua 582 Brandon 536 Tyler 509
Maine Tyler 208 Nicholas 169 Matthew 159 Jacob 158 Joshua 157
Maryland Michael 948 Matthew 724 Christopher 704 Ryan 582 Joshua 577
Massachusetts Michael 1,427 Matthew 1,191 Nicholas 1,043 Christopher 1,034 John 878
Michigan Jacob 1,687 Michael 1,600 Tyler 1,533 Nicholas 1,224 Joshua 1,223
Minnesota Jacob 779 Tyler 726 Michael 702 Matthew 667 Nicholas 665
Mississippi James 406 Christopher 403 William 386 Michael 379 Joshua 349
Missouri Jacob 885 Tyler 825 Austin 768 Michael 753 Matthew 695
Montana Tyler 117 Austin 115 Jacob 114 Michael 109 Cody 86
Nebraska Jacob 295 Austin 265 Tyler 247 Matthew 207 Michael 203
Nevada Michael 259 Christopher 215 Tyler 188 Jacob 187 Anthony 178
New Hampshire Michael 199 Matthew 192 Tyler 190 Nicholas 172 Zachary 169
New Jersey Michael 2,059 Matthew 1,385 Christopher 1,359 Nicholas 1,184 Daniel 1,165
New Mexico Michael 285 Christopher 236 Joshua 230 Brandon 208 Jacob 202
New York Michael 4,167 Christopher 2,966 Matthew 2,765 Nicholas 2,519 Joseph 2,513
North Carolina Christopher 1,146 Michael 1,066 William 1,028 Joshua 1,024 Brandon 982
North Dakota Austin 152 Jacob 119 Tyler 111 Brandon 101 Matthew 97
Ohio Michael 1,922 Jacob 1,871 Tyler 1,780 Brandon 1,553 Matthew 1,502
Oklahoma Tyler 488 Jacob 443 Michael 433 Joshua 375 Brandon 360
Oregon Tyler 474 Jacob 466 Austin 438 Michael 383 Joshua 346
Pennsylvania Michael 2,350 Tyler 1,848 Matthew 1,767 Nicholas 1,516 Ryan 1,449
Rhode Island Michael 220 Matthew 181 Nicholas 179 Ryan 164 Christopher 156
South Carolina Christopher 563 Michael 508 William 482 Joshua 475 James 473
South Dakota Tyler 131 Austin 130 Zachary 113 Matthew 111 Jacob 97
Tennessee William 826 James 820 Joshua 795 Christopher 777 Michael 776
Texas Christopher 2,869 Michael 2,869 Jose 2,759 Joshua 2,483 Daniel 2,227
Utah Austin 404 Joshua 381 Jacob 372 Tyler 364 Zachary 300
Vermont Jacob 81 Tyler 80 Nicholas 78 Michael 72 Cody 69
Virginia Michael 1,101 Christopher 1,005 Joshua 923 Matthew 923 William 834
Washington Jacob 771 Michael 702 Tyler 678 Joshua 644 Austin 630
West Virginia Joshua 291 Brandon 277 Tyler 271 Zachary 255 Michael 250
Wisconsin Jacob 899 Tyler 749 Michael 716 Nicholas 655 Matthew 646
Wyoming Austin 71 Jacob 63 Tyler 63 Michael 61 Joshua 51