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 1998. 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 2014. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 1998
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Hannah 458 Alexis 389 Emily 378 Madison 343 Taylor 340
Alaska Emily 60 Sarah 59 Hannah 57 Megan 50 Alyssa 46
Arizona Alexis 408 Samantha 390 Jessica 382 Emily 364 Ashley 358
Arkansas Hannah 266 Madison 249 Emily 231 Taylor 195 Sarah 193
California Jessica 2,844 Ashley 2,718 Emily 2,668 Samantha 2,668 Jennifer 2,559
Colorado Emily 372 Samantha 331 Hannah 312 Jessica 308 Madison 290
Connecticut Emily 347 Sarah 324 Samantha 267 Ashley 236 Julia 221
Delaware Emily 92 Taylor 86 Madison 69 Samantha 66 Sarah 66
Dist. of Columbia Alexis 65 Jasmine 62 Taylor 56 Kayla 54 Jessica 51
Florida Emily 1,184 Ashley 1,166 Alexis 980 Samantha 977 Jessica 942
Georgia Hannah 810 Emily 717 Taylor 717 Madison 694 Alexis 682
Hawaii Taylor 77 Kayla 65 Ashley 64 Jessica 62 Alyssa 57
Idaho Madison 131 Emily 128 Hannah 128 Samantha 120 Ashley 99
Illinois Emily 1,179 Samantha 1,013 Jessica 967 Alexis 929 Ashley 852
Indiana Emily 674 Hannah 640 Alexis 579 Taylor 565 Madison 517
Iowa Emily 318 Hannah 310 Taylor 263 Madison 260 Alexis 257
Kansas Madison 282 Emily 267 Hannah 259 Taylor 221 Alexis 192
Kentucky Hannah 513 Emily 448 Madison 397 Sarah 395 Taylor 321
Louisiana Alexis 438 Taylor 406 Hannah 375 Madison 371 Emily 366
Maine Emily 138 Hannah 106 Sarah 100 Emma 93 Taylor 86
Maryland Emily 477 Taylor 421 Sarah 414 Alexis 404 Kayla 381
Massachusetts Emily 802 Samantha 627 Sarah 609 Hannah 520 Julia 490
Michigan Emily 1,094 Hannah 857 Alexis 820 Samantha 757 Taylor 752
Minnesota Emily 577 Hannah 495 Samantha 406 Madison 396 Megan 366
Mississippi Alexis 235 Hannah 233 Madison 231 Taylor 202 Anna 186
Missouri Emily 633 Hannah 570 Madison 569 Taylor 523 Samantha 455
Montana Emily 77 Madison 74 Hannah 73 Ashley 62 Jessica 55
Nebraska Emily 189 Hannah 189 Madison 177 Alexis 140 Taylor 134
Nevada Jessica 163 Samantha 150 Emily 143 Alexis 140 Ashley 140
New Hampshire Emily 157 Hannah 128 Sarah 103 Madison 95 Samantha 93
New Jersey Samantha 809 Emily 798 Ashley 650 Nicole 631 Jessica 627
New Mexico Ashley 145 Alyssa 138 Alexis 136 Samantha 128 Jessica 121
New York Samantha 1,688 Emily 1,671 Ashley 1,494 Jessica 1,283 Sarah 1,261
North Carolina Hannah 855 Taylor 690 Sarah 673 Emily 666 Madison 657
North Dakota Emily 92 Madison 76 Taylor 72 Hannah 69 Alexis 59
Ohio Emily 1,193 Taylor 1,141 Hannah 1,120 Alexis 1,019 Madison 930
Oklahoma Hannah 337 Emily 332 Madison 327 Taylor 266 Jessica 239
Oregon Emily 349 Hannah 329 Madison 231 Emma 224 Jessica 223
Pennsylvania Emily 1,371 Sarah 934 Samantha 926 Hannah 840 Madison 835
Rhode Island Emily 122 Samantha 104 Hannah 75 Victoria 71 Madison 68
South Carolina Hannah 363 Taylor 340 Alexis 299 Emily 297 Ashley 265
South Dakota Emily 80 Hannah 74 Taylor 66 Madison 61 Samantha 59
Tennessee Hannah 689 Emily 609 Madison 530 Alexis 504 Sarah 493
Texas Emily 1,813 Ashley 1,795 Alexis 1,762 Samantha 1,679 Sarah 1,571
Utah Madison 306 Emily 290 Hannah 279 Sarah 264 Samantha 250
Vermont Emily 71 Hannah 57 Sarah 43 Taylor 43 Madison 40
Virginia Emily 659 Hannah 611 Sarah 587 Taylor 527 Alexis 499
Washington Emily 566 Hannah 491 Madison 446 Samantha 409 Taylor 367
West Virginia Hannah 221 Emily 183 Taylor 156 Madison 145 Ashley 138
Wisconsin Emily 563 Hannah 471 Samantha 467 Alexis 374 Elizabeth 370
Wyoming Madison 34 Taylor 33 Sarah 32 Ashley 31 Emily 29

Top Five Male Names for Births in 1998
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 701 Jacob 597 Austin 594 Christopher 524 Joshua 521
Alaska Michael 78 Jacob 74 Joshua 68 Brandon 64 David 62
Arizona Jacob 790 Michael 648 Jose 615 Daniel 561 Anthony 484
Arkansas Jacob 372 Austin 288 Michael 275 Joshua 274 Christopher 270
California Daniel 4,314 Jose 4,279 Michael 4,131 Anthony 3,883 Jacob 3,566
Colorado Jacob 531 Michael 497 Joshua 401 Matthew 398 Tyler 389
Connecticut Michael 636 Matthew 532 Nicholas 422 Christopher 396 Ryan 381
Delaware Michael 122 Tyler 101 Matthew 100 Joshua 95 Christopher 91
Dist. of Columbia Michael 129 Christopher 95 John 93 William 93 Matthew 88
Florida Michael 2,052 Christopher 1,640 Joshua 1,545 Matthew 1,453 Jacob 1,430
Georgia William 1,146 Michael 999 Christopher 994 Joshua 986 Jacob 980
Hawaii Joshua 135 Matthew 103 Noah 100 Austin 83 Christian 83
Idaho Jacob 188 Michael 143 Austin 139 Tyler 127 Joshua 120
Illinois Michael 1,933 Jacob 1,648 Matthew 1,525 Nicholas 1,388 Daniel 1,276
Indiana Jacob 1,120 Austin 804 Michael 742 Tyler 717 Matthew 635
Iowa Jacob 507 Austin 384 Tyler 328 Matthew 276 Nicholas 270
Kansas Jacob 432 Austin 279 Matthew 261 Zachary 251 Michael 242
Kentucky Jacob 847 Austin 742 William 523 James 502 Matthew 474
Louisiana Jacob 494 Joshua 481 Michael 465 Austin 461 Christopher 444
Maine Jacob 211 Nicholas 147 Tyler 144 Matthew 124 Joshua 121
Maryland Michael 712 Jacob 647 Matthew 607 Nicholas 537 Joshua 504
Massachusetts Michael 1,175 Matthew 1,136 Nicholas 1,009 John 746 Ryan 718
Michigan Jacob 1,761 Michael 1,197 Joshua 1,078 Austin 1,068 Nicholas 1,052
Minnesota Jacob 801 Matthew 605 Nicholas 579 Tyler 526 Andrew 521
Mississippi James 383 William 380 Christopher 333 Austin 301 Joshua 301
Missouri Jacob 1,031 Austin 741 Tyler 654 Michael 633 Nicholas 582
Montana Jacob 103 Austin 84 Michael 81 Tyler 72 Cody 62
Nebraska Jacob 316 Austin 190 Tyler 190 Michael 171 Zachary 167
Nevada Michael 251 Jacob 224 Anthony 211 Brandon 189 Matthew 178
New Hampshire Jacob 214 Matthew 184 Nicholas 166 Michael 149 Tyler 146
New Jersey Michael 1,725 Matthew 1,386 Nicholas 1,191 Christopher 1,103 Joseph 1,018
New Mexico Michael 237 Joshua 210 Jacob 199 Matthew 185 Joseph 169
New York Michael 3,402 Matthew 2,616 Nicholas 2,374 Christopher 2,287 Joseph 2,270
North Carolina William 1,055 Jacob 1,045 Joshua 1,021 Christopher 971 Michael 948
North Dakota Jacob 116 Matthew 89 Austin 88 Tyler 83 Zachary 71
Ohio Jacob 2,101 Michael 1,557 Austin 1,425 Nicholas 1,309 Matthew 1,280
Oklahoma Jacob 486 Austin 406 Joshua 373 Tyler 369 Michael 367
Oregon Jacob 495 Austin 335 Joshua 296 Tyler 295 Michael 294
Pennsylvania Michael 1,804 Matthew 1,573 Nicholas 1,420 Jacob 1,410 Tyler 1,355
Rhode Island Matthew 200 Nicholas 154 Michael 146 Jacob 142 Zachary 116
South Carolina William 528 Michael 458 Christopher 449 Joshua 438 Jacob 421
South Dakota Austin 120 Jacob 114 Tyler 79 Matthew 74 Michael 72
Tennessee Jacob 964 William 848 Austin 814 Joshua 743 Michael 725
Texas Jose 2,929 Jacob 2,716 Michael 2,643 Christopher 2,509 Joshua 2,379
Utah Jacob 461 Joshua 415 Tyler 350 Austin 333 Michael 286
Vermont Jacob 88 Tyler 66 Matthew 54 Zachary 50 Nicholas 48
Virginia Jacob 913 Matthew 815 Michael 807 Joshua 783 William 772
Washington Jacob 761 Michael 598 Austin 574 Joshua 516 Andrew 512
West Virginia Jacob 299 Austin 276 Tyler 208 Brandon 203 Michael 199
Wisconsin Jacob 931 Michael 559 Austin 549 Tyler 541 Nicholas 520
Wyoming Austin 55 Jacob 49 Matthew 47 Michael 46 Tyler 44