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 1995
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Jessica 451 Ashley 429 Hannah 391 Emily 349 Brittany 342
Alaska Samantha 61 Jessica 60 Sarah 58 Ashley 56 Hannah 56
Arizona Jessica 542 Ashley 390 Samantha 386 Taylor 335 Alexis 315
Arkansas Ashley 273 Jessica 241 Hannah 231 Emily 221 Sarah 192
California Jessica 4,622 Ashley 2,904 Stephanie 2,859 Jennifer 2,695 Samantha 2,428
Colorado Jessica 389 Hannah 346 Ashley 337 Taylor 297 Sarah 294
Connecticut Emily 368 Jessica 317 Sarah 309 Samantha 302 Ashley 294
Delaware Sarah 79 Emily 78 Jessica 76 Alexis 74 Ashley 72
Dist. of Columbia Ashley 75 Jasmine 72 Alexis 63 Danielle 59 Jessica 58
Florida Ashley 1,677 Jessica 1,392 Sarah 1,058 Emily 1,051 Samantha 1,020
Georgia Taylor 797 Ashley 785 Jessica 780 Emily 692 Hannah 679
Hawaii Jessica 103 Taylor 100 Ashley 82 Rachel 82 Kayla 77
Idaho Jessica 142 Ashley 134 Emily 113 Taylor 101 Samantha 95
Illinois Jessica 1,426 Emily 1,152 Ashley 1,144 Samantha 1,069 Sarah 948
Indiana Emily 640 Taylor 635 Jessica 593 Hannah 590 Ashley 575
Iowa Emily 332 Taylor 278 Jessica 268 Samantha 260 Hannah 252
Kansas Ashley 252 Taylor 244 Jessica 231 Emily 229 Samantha 202
Kentucky Ashley 435 Brittany 402 Emily 396 Sarah 377 Taylor 363
Louisiana Taylor 466 Ashley 399 Emily 384 Brittany 366 Alexis 358
Maine Emily 131 Sarah 108 Ashley 102 Hannah 93 Samantha 88
Maryland Emily 475 Jessica 435 Sarah 421 Ashley 411 Samantha 406
Massachusetts Emily 799 Sarah 649 Samantha 633 Jessica 622 Ashley 544
Michigan Emily 1,028 Ashley 983 Jessica 915 Samantha 884 Taylor 884
Minnesota Samantha 561 Emily 552 Ashley 438 Megan 421 Rachel 420
Mississippi Ashley 278 Brittany 236 Jessica 212 Kayla 198 Hannah 194
Missouri Emily 605 Taylor 570 Jessica 569 Ashley 529 Samantha 518
Montana Jessica 78 Ashley 73 Samantha 70 Taylor 69 Emily 65
Nebraska Emily 195 Taylor 162 Sarah 160 Jessica 148 Hannah 147
Nevada Jessica 173 Ashley 172 Taylor 160 Samantha 114 Alexis 113
New Hampshire Emily 144 Sarah 121 Ashley 117 Hannah 111 Samantha 111
New Jersey Jessica 933 Samantha 840 Emily 782 Ashley 770 Nicole 770
New Mexico Ashley 165 Jessica 147 Samantha 144 Amanda 130 Sarah 129
New York Ashley 2,055 Samantha 1,892 Jessica 1,853 Emily 1,688 Amanda 1,576
North Carolina Ashley 768 Taylor 721 Jessica 714 Brittany 689 Sarah 672
North Dakota Ashley 80 Taylor 72 Emily 68 Samantha 68 Hannah 62
Ohio Emily 1,309 Taylor 1,292 Ashley 1,130 Jessica 1,106 Samantha 1,048
Oklahoma Jessica 311 Ashley 309 Sarah 278 Taylor 270 Hannah 240
Oregon Jessica 317 Emily 310 Ashley 295 Samantha 258 Sarah 243
Pennsylvania Emily 1,265 Jessica 1,105 Samantha 1,092 Sarah 1,052 Ashley 1,046
Rhode Island Samantha 111 Emily 106 Ashley 96 Amanda 95 Jessica 92
South Carolina Taylor 364 Ashley 359 Jessica 341 Brittany 329 Kayla 297
South Dakota Ashley 77 Taylor 74 Samantha 71 Jessica 66 Megan 63
Tennessee Ashley 664 Jessica 579 Hannah 539 Brittany 516 Emily 512
Texas Ashley 2,378 Jessica 2,150 Sarah 1,564 Emily 1,484 Samantha 1,460
Utah Jessica 335 Madison 262 Sarah 250 Emily 246 Ashley 245
Vermont Emily 67 Sarah 55 Ashley 52 Samantha 49 Taylor 47
Virginia Jessica 674 Emily 639 Sarah 638 Ashley 594 Taylor 569
Washington Jessica 527 Emily 510 Ashley 453 Hannah 431 Samantha 423
West Virginia Brittany 194 Ashley 192 Emily 192 Kayla 176 Taylor 165
Wisconsin Emily 610 Samantha 531 Ashley 499 Hannah 434 Megan 433
Wyoming Jessica 36 Emily 35 Taylor 34 Hannah 32 Amanda 31

Top Five Male Names for Births in 1995
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 628 Christopher 605 James 554 Michael 542 Joshua 538
Alaska Michael 88 Jacob 87 Brandon 74 Tyler 70 Matthew 65
Arizona Michael 671 Jacob 589 Daniel 569 Tyler 549 Christopher 548
Arkansas Tyler 313 Jacob 304 Christopher 301 Austin 288 Joshua 275
California Daniel 5,003 Michael 4,784 Jose 4,574 Christopher 4,094 David 4,030
Colorado Michael 516 Tyler 496 Jacob 487 Joshua 452 Austin 437
Connecticut Michael 723 Matthew 590 Nicholas 508 Christopher 504 Ryan 459
Delaware Michael 128 Matthew 111 Tyler 106 Brandon 102 John 97
Dist. of Columbia Michael 161 Christopher 128 John 128 William 110 David 105
Florida Michael 2,171 Christopher 1,850 Joshua 1,633 Brandon 1,513 Austin 1,467
Georgia Christopher 1,157 Joshua 1,066 Michael 1,030 William 1,003 Austin 956
Hawaii Joshua 145 Michael 140 Tyler 116 Matthew 114 Brandon 112
Idaho Jacob 185 Tyler 179 Austin 166 Michael 147 Joshua 139
Illinois Michael 2,219 Matthew 1,675 Nicholas 1,537 Jacob 1,494 Daniel 1,445
Indiana Jacob 1,075 Austin 999 Tyler 923 Michael 802 Nicholas 727
Iowa Jacob 541 Austin 512 Tyler 411 Zachary 378 Nicholas 330
Kansas Jacob 403 Austin 363 Tyler 315 Matthew 292 Joshua 282
Kentucky Austin 732 Jacob 663 James 559 William 521 Christopher 508
Louisiana Joshua 593 Christopher 545 Michael 538 Tyler 522 Brandon 518
Maine Tyler 185 Jacob 162 Nicholas 156 Joshua 152 Matthew 141
Maryland Michael 845 Matthew 685 Christopher 622 Joshua 602 Nicholas 601
Massachusetts Michael 1,356 Matthew 1,176 Nicholas 1,047 Christopher 928 John 849
Michigan Jacob 1,643 Michael 1,511 Tyler 1,417 Nicholas 1,270 Matthew 1,178
Minnesota Jacob 747 Tyler 703 Matthew 673 Nicholas 655 Andrew 641
Mississippi James 395 Christopher 380 William 378 Joshua 344 Michael 319
Missouri Jacob 906 Austin 847 Michael 761 Tyler 753 Matthew 640
Montana Austin 135 Jacob 102 Tyler 100 Matthew 78 Michael 73
Nebraska Jacob 329 Zachary 231 Tyler 225 Austin 224 Nicholas 212
Nevada Michael 219 Joshua 198 Tyler 198 Brandon 196 Jacob 191
New Hampshire Michael 182 Nicholas 180 Tyler 176 Jacob 175 Matthew 171
New Jersey Michael 1,989 Matthew 1,415 Christopher 1,256 Nicholas 1,219 Daniel 1,118
New Mexico Joshua 229 Jacob 210 Christopher 207 Michael 199 Matthew 195
New York Michael 3,910 Christopher 2,900 Matthew 2,744 Nicholas 2,663 Joseph 2,471
North Carolina Christopher 1,097 Joshua 1,096 Michael 1,003 William 982 Matthew 906
North Dakota Tyler 118 Jacob 116 Austin 115 Matthew 93 Zachary 83
Ohio Jacob 1,968 Michael 1,828 Tyler 1,730 Austin 1,501 Matthew 1,489
Oklahoma Tyler 471 Austin 467 Jacob 430 Michael 397 Joshua 388
Oregon Jacob 470 Austin 461 Tyler 375 Michael 353 Joshua 330
Pennsylvania Michael 2,122 Matthew 1,756 Tyler 1,636 Nicholas 1,562 Ryan 1,372
Rhode Island Michael 194 Nicholas 185 Matthew 179 Christopher 161 Andrew 140
South Carolina William 510 Christopher 494 Michael 493 James 451 Brandon 446
South Dakota Austin 126 Tyler 113 Jacob 107 Michael 87 Zachary 84
Tennessee Austin 804 Jacob 786 William 767 James 764 Joshua 757
Texas Michael 2,753 Christopher 2,683 Jose 2,663 Joshua 2,427 Jacob 2,269
Utah Austin 397 Jacob 393 Joshua 372 Tyler 337 Michael 297
Vermont Jacob 86 Matthew 86 Nicholas 76 Joshua 72 Michael 68
Virginia Michael 1,049 Matthew 930 Christopher 894 Joshua 820 William 774
Washington Jacob 763 Michael 662 Austin 639 Joshua 628 Tyler 606
West Virginia Tyler 292 Austin 267 Jacob 254 Joshua 254 Brandon 239
Wisconsin Jacob 874 Tyler 725 Michael 706 Austin 658 Nicholas 634
Wyoming Joshua 62 Tyler 58 Austin 52 Brandon 49 Michael 48