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 1999. 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 1999
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Hannah 475 Emily 382 Madison 367 Alexis 358 Anna 314
Alaska Emily 62 Hannah 49 Ashley 40 Sarah 39 Elizabeth 33
Arizona Samantha 417 Alexis 406 Emily 400 Ashley 379 Alyssa 340
Arkansas Hannah 297 Madison 246 Emily 244 Sarah 194 Taylor 176
California Emily 2,825 Samantha 2,785 Jennifer 2,675 Ashley 2,608 Jessica 2,513
Colorado Hannah 342 Emily 326 Madison 302 Sarah 287 Jessica 282
Connecticut Emily 400 Sarah 296 Samantha 288 Julia 224 Emma 223
Delaware Emily 79 Alexis 76 Sarah 75 Madison 69 Taylor 61
Dist. of Columbia Kayla 85 Jasmine 54 Taylor 53 Destiny 50 Sarah 48
Florida Emily 1,263 Ashley 1,106 Samantha 998 Sarah 949 Alexis 947
Georgia Emily 743 Hannah 732 Taylor 690 Madison 669 Alexis 655
Hawaii Taylor 75 Kayla 67 Jasmine 56 Ashley 52 Alyssa 50
Idaho Emily 122 Hannah 111 Madison 110 Megan 97 Taylor 92
Illinois Emily 1,198 Hannah 928 Jessica 887 Samantha 881 Alexis 867
Indiana Hannah 705 Emily 640 Alexis 634 Madison 567 Taylor 540
Iowa Emily 329 Madison 309 Hannah 258 Alexis 251 Taylor 216
Kansas Madison 252 Emily 237 Hannah 231 Taylor 219 Alexis 186
Kentucky Hannah 509 Emily 428 Madison 408 Sarah 365 Haley 329
Louisiana Hannah 407 Alexis 406 Madison 390 Emily 358 Taylor 339
Maine Emily 152 Hannah 110 Emma 93 Sarah 89 Samantha 79
Maryland Emily 476 Sarah 393 Taylor 379 Hannah 362 Kayla 355
Massachusetts Emily 746 Sarah 564 Olivia 533 Samantha 524 Hannah 517
Michigan Emily 1,080 Hannah 898 Alexis 825 Madison 750 Samantha 675
Minnesota Emily 585 Samantha 416 Hannah 410 Emma 382 Madison 369
Mississippi Madison 246 Hannah 230 Alexis 224 Anna 198 Emily 179
Missouri Emily 613 Hannah 574 Madison 521 Taylor 488 Alexis 453
Montana Madison 73 Emily 69 Hannah 66 Taylor 55 Alexis 50
Nebraska Emily 187 Hannah 170 Madison 156 Samantha 134 Taylor 129
Nevada Samantha 147 Taylor 141 Emily 140 Ashley 129 Madison 129
New Hampshire Emily 182 Hannah 132 Sarah 99 Samantha 93 Emma 89
New Jersey Emily 904 Samantha 755 Sarah 616 Jessica 573 Nicole 563
New Mexico Alexis 165 Alyssa 125 Samantha 121 Ashley 116 Mariah 101
New York Emily 1,851 Samantha 1,573 Ashley 1,344 Sarah 1,300 Jessica 1,180
North Carolina Hannah 810 Sarah 699 Emily 652 Madison 632 Taylor 595
North Dakota Hannah 87 Madison 82 Emily 77 Alexis 71 Taylor 69
Ohio Hannah 1,188 Emily 1,167 Alexis 1,006 Madison 992 Taylor 942
Oklahoma Madison 317 Hannah 315 Emily 313 Taylor 227 Alexis 225
Oregon Emily 321 Hannah 274 Emma 240 Jessica 214 Madison 209
Pennsylvania Emily 1,240 Sarah 946 Hannah 868 Madison 851 Alexis 838
Rhode Island Emily 105 Samantha 92 Hannah 91 Sarah 91 Madison 81
South Carolina Hannah 358 Emily 304 Alexis 293 Taylor 281 Sarah 250
South Dakota Alexis 74 Hannah 71 Emily 67 Madison 65 Taylor 62
Tennessee Hannah 706 Emily 611 Madison 528 Sarah 481 Taylor 480
Texas Emily 1,936 Alexis 1,795 Ashley 1,772 Samantha 1,762 Hannah 1,586
Utah Emily 346 Madison 314 Hannah 265 Samantha 244 Sarah 239
Vermont Hannah 65 Emily 58 Emma 51 Taylor 41 Olivia 40
Virginia Emily 662 Hannah 620 Sarah 536 Taylor 494 Alexis 493
Washington Emily 553 Hannah 487 Samantha 402 Madison 392 Jessica 352
West Virginia Hannah 219 Madison 198 Emily 179 Alexis 161 Taylor 148
Wisconsin Emily 547 Hannah 484 Alexis 382 Taylor 371 Megan 369
Wyoming Taylor 37 Hannah 36 Madison 35 Emily 26 Samantha 26

Top Five Male Names for Births in 1999
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 671 Jacob 532 Christopher 505 Austin 504 John 469
Alaska Jacob 96 Joshua 77 Michael 73 Tyler 59 Dylan 58
Arizona Jacob 746 Michael 622 Jose 599 Daniel 543 Christopher 500
Arkansas Jacob 339 William 273 Matthew 266 Austin 263 Michael 248
California Daniel 4,349 Jose 3,866 Anthony 3,807 Michael 3,756 Andrew 3,597
Colorado Jacob 568 Michael 465 Joshua 416 Matthew 401 Nicholas 361
Connecticut Matthew 589 Michael 557 Nicholas 438 Christopher 414 John 410
Delaware Michael 114 Joshua 108 Ryan 103 Matthew 101 Andrew 97
Dist. of Columbia Michael 119 William 107 Christopher 92 John 89 David 82
Florida Michael 1,900 Joshua 1,514 Christopher 1,493 Matthew 1,468 Jacob 1,443
Georgia William 1,178 Jacob 1,037 Joshua 1,035 Michael 989 Christopher 962
Hawaii Joshua 126 Noah 108 Justin 92 Dylan 85 Tyler 85
Idaho Jacob 182 Tyler 131 Austin 124 Michael 110 Matthew 104
Illinois Michael 1,765 Jacob 1,638 Matthew 1,473 Daniel 1,310 Nicholas 1,301
Indiana Jacob 1,136 Austin 761 Tyler 645 Nicholas 625 Michael 620
Iowa Jacob 480 Austin 332 Tyler 297 Nicholas 288 Zachary 266
Kansas Jacob 451 Austin 267 Joshua 244 Michael 243 Matthew 229
Kentucky Jacob 732 Austin 605 William 548 James 461 Matthew 448
Louisiana Joshua 461 Jacob 451 Christopher 427 Michael 405 Tyler 399
Maine Jacob 187 Nicholas 167 Tyler 136 Zachary 129 Matthew 114
Maryland Michael 687 Matthew 600 Jacob 566 Joshua 542 Ryan 505
Massachusetts Matthew 1,007 Michael 993 Nicholas 868 John 802 Ryan 768
Michigan Jacob 1,739 Michael 1,078 Nicholas 1,021 Tyler 1,005 Joshua 999
Minnesota Jacob 754 Nicholas 549 Matthew 537 Benjamin 515 Andrew 501
Mississippi William 336 James 333 Christopher 330 Joshua 315 Michael 306
Missouri Jacob 985 Austin 667 Andrew 584 Matthew 584 Michael 575
Montana Tyler 87 Jacob 85 Michael 81 Matthew 71 Ryan 66
Nebraska Jacob 307 Tyler 194 Austin 180 Joshua 166 Michael 154
Nevada Jacob 228 Michael 207 Anthony 197 Joshua 196 Tyler 183
New Hampshire Jacob 193 Matthew 153 Nicholas 149 Tyler 140 Ryan 132
New Jersey Michael 1,620 Matthew 1,415 Nicholas 1,115 Christopher 1,011 Joseph 977
New Mexico Jacob 233 Joshua 203 Michael 188 Matthew 175 Isaiah 168
New York Michael 3,100 Matthew 2,740 Nicholas 2,296 Joseph 2,234 Christopher 2,083
North Carolina Jacob 1,092 Joshua 1,004 William 991 Christopher 961 Michael 954
North Dakota Jacob 105 Dylan 71 Hunter 71 Tyler 71 Zachary 70
Ohio Jacob 2,053 Michael 1,416 Austin 1,344 Nicholas 1,273 Tyler 1,244
Oklahoma Jacob 502 Joshua 357 Tyler 350 Matthew 332 Michael 329
Oregon Jacob 457 Michael 308 Austin 298 Joshua 297 Tyler 296
Pennsylvania Michael 1,644 Matthew 1,507 Nicholas 1,381 Jacob 1,377 Ryan 1,251
Rhode Island Matthew 163 Nicholas 161 Michael 160 Jacob 132 Zachary 129
South Carolina William 507 Joshua 434 Jacob 431 Michael 424 James 419
South Dakota Jacob 109 Austin 90 Tyler 89 Dylan 84 Logan 71
Tennessee Jacob 969 William 831 Austin 802 Joshua 675 James 661
Texas Jose 2,939 Jacob 2,734 Michael 2,661 Christopher 2,386 Joshua 2,304
Utah Jacob 453 Joshua 358 Tyler 293 Zachary 286 Michael 280
Vermont Jacob 74 Nicholas 68 Matthew 63 Dylan 58 Ryan 54
Virginia Jacob 910 Michael 807 William 778 Matthew 757 Christopher 700
Washington Jacob 733 Michael 529 Joshua 509 Andrew 480 Alexander 462
West Virginia Jacob 312 Austin 273 Tyler 205 Matthew 190 Joshua 182
Wisconsin Jacob 854 Austin 562 Michael 528 Tyler 524 Matthew 501
Wyoming Michael 52 Austin 45 Tyler 44 Joshua 43 Jacob 40