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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 2010
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Emma 318 Isabella 253 Madison 250 Ava 218 Olivia 200
Alaska Sophia 60 Emma 51 Isabella 51 Olivia 44 Ava 33
Arizona Isabella 553 Sophia 512 Mia 374 Emma 333 Olivia 306
Arkansas Emma 202 Isabella 174 Addison 168 Chloe 138 Madison 136
California Isabella 3,361 Sophia 3,353 Emily 2,388 Mia 2,008 Emma 1,781
Colorado Isabella 340 Sophia 316 Olivia 268 Emma 265 Abigail 244
Connecticut Isabella 277 Olivia 234 Sophia 230 Ava 192 Emma 192
Delaware Sophia 73 Isabella 66 Ava 64 Olivia 45 Emily 40
Dist. of Columbia Madison 50 Olivia 43 Charlotte 37 Ashley 35 Ava 34
Florida Isabella 1,835 Sophia 1,246 Olivia 885 Emma 834 Emily 817
Georgia Isabella 569 Madison 522 Emma 521 Abigail 463 Olivia 456
Hawaii Isabella 70 Chloe 59 Sophia 59 Ava 46 Emma 43
Idaho Olivia 122 Emma 104 Sophia 100 Ava 85 Abigail 82
Illinois Isabella 943 Sophia 918 Olivia 822 Emma 651 Emily 650
Indiana Emma 457 Sophia 452 Isabella 446 Olivia 423 Ava 401
Iowa Ava 208 Emma 198 Sophia 194 Isabella 193 Olivia 192
Kansas Isabella 214 Ava 189 Emma 177 Sophia 176 Olivia 161
Kentucky Isabella 373 Emma 315 Abigail 256 Addison 256 Madison 252
Louisiana Ava 298 Emma 291 Isabella 272 Madison 236 Olivia 223
Maine Emma 91 Olivia 84 Isabella 76 Madison 69 Sophia 68
Maryland Sophia 344 Madison 302 Isabella 294 Olivia 294 Abigail 282
Massachusetts Isabella 496 Sophia 494 Olivia 448 Ava 391 Emma 381
Michigan Sophia 630 Isabella 624 Olivia 615 Ava 593 Emma 563
Minnesota Ava 384 Olivia 376 Sophia 373 Isabella 317 Emma 302
Mississippi Madison 203 Emma 153 Addison 139 Ava 134 Isabella 133
Missouri Isabella 426 Emma 397 Olivia 387 Sophia 379 Ava 330
Montana Emma 62 Isabella 57 Sophia 50 Olivia 48 Ella 46
Nebraska Olivia 156 Isabella 129 Ava 124 Sophia 116 Emma 113
Nevada Isabella 226 Sophia 212 Emily 140 Emma 124 Olivia 119
New Hampshire Sophia 91 Olivia 87 Ava 86 Isabella 86 Emma 85
New Jersey Isabella 748 Sophia 637 Olivia 521 Ava 479 Emily 450
New Mexico Isabella 157 Sophia 124 Mia 94 Nevaeh 94 Olivia 90
New York Isabella 1,519 Sophia 1,378 Olivia 1,184 Emma 1,045 Ava 988
North Carolina Emma 577 Isabella 562 Ava 530 Madison 477 Sophia 472
North Dakota Sophia 53 Isabella 52 Addison 48 Ella 48 Olivia 45
Ohio Isabella 790 Olivia 762 Ava 761 Emma 755 Sophia 748
Oklahoma Isabella 253 Emma 230 Olivia 198 Addison 190 Madison 183
Oregon Sophia 241 Olivia 228 Emma 224 Isabella 215 Emily 166
Pennsylvania Isabella 898 Sophia 808 Emma 792 Olivia 748 Ava 736
Rhode Island Isabella 93 Sophia 91 Ava 76 Olivia 76 Emma 61
South Carolina Madison 289 Isabella 269 Emma 219 Olivia 212 Ava 197
South Dakota Sophia 59 Ava 56 Emma 53 Olivia 49 Isabella 48
Tennessee Isabella 442 Emma 427 Madison 383 Addison 359 Abigail 353
Texas Isabella 2,288 Sophia 1,947 Emma 1,524 Emily 1,522 Mia 1,469
Utah Olivia 269 Abigail 210 Sophia 204 Emma 201 Lily 191
Vermont Sophia 44 Ava 37 Olivia 36 Emma 33 Isabella 29
Virginia Olivia 494 Sophia 464 Isabella 446 Emma 444 Abigail 439
Washington Sophia 463 Olivia 423 Isabella 405 Emma 358 Emily 319
West Virginia Isabella 153 Emma 121 Madison 121 Abigail 112 Alexis 101
Wisconsin Sophia 397 Olivia 393 Ava 346 Isabella 339 Emma 311
Wyoming Isabella 44 Sophia 36 Madison 35 Addison 27 Chloe 24

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2010
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 495 James 335 John 304 Jacob 292 Jayden 284
Alaska William 57 James 51 Michael 51 Logan 50 Jacob 46
Arizona Jacob 539 Daniel 434 Anthony 427 Alexander 404 Angel 392
Arkansas William 195 Jacob 158 Elijah 149 James 149 Ethan 147
California Jacob 3,344 Daniel 3,127 Anthony 2,855 Alexander 2,600 Angel 2,530
Colorado Jacob 338 Alexander 306 Noah 283 William 265 Daniel 264
Connecticut Michael 252 Alexander 227 Jacob 221 Matthew 205 Ryan 202
Delaware Michael 68 William 62 Alexander 57 James 57 Anthony 56
Dist. of Columbia William 71 Alexander 67 Henry 62 John 58 Christopher 56
Florida Jayden 1,288 Jacob 1,208 Michael 1,098 Anthony 1,070 Alexander 1,020
Georgia William 792 Jacob 660 Jayden 627 Joshua 615 Elijah 587
Hawaii Noah 88 Jacob 73 Elijah 63 Joshua 57 Ethan 56
Idaho Samuel 114 William 114 Logan 110 Ethan 101 Jacob 97
Illinois Alexander 914 Jacob 911 Michael 744 Daniel 735 Anthony 720
Indiana Elijah 448 Jacob 440 Ethan 420 Noah 415 Mason 412
Iowa Mason 182 Noah 182 Ethan 179 Aiden 169 Jacob 165
Kansas Jacob 203 William 193 Alexander 179 Ethan 176 Elijah 175
Kentucky William 375 Jacob 336 Brayden 306 Noah 296 James 290
Louisiana Jayden 312 Ethan 264 Mason 263 Noah 239 Michael 238
Maine Owen 85 Aiden 80 Liam 78 Noah 78 Logan 74
Maryland Jacob 387 Joshua 363 Michael 361 Noah 331 Ethan 311
Massachusetts Ryan 449 Benjamin 441 William 434 Jacob 429 Michael 407
Michigan Jacob 675 Ethan 581 Noah 542 Michael 507 Logan 495
Minnesota Mason 406 Ethan 345 William 333 Owen 322 Logan 317
Mississippi William 217 James 200 Jayden 200 John 189 Elijah 160
Missouri Jacob 418 Mason 382 William 364 Logan 360 Jackson 352
Montana Wyatt 60 Samuel 56 Jacob 53 Ethan 52 Logan 50
Nebraska Jacob 130 Mason 125 Noah 110 William 109 Jackson 105
Nevada Jacob 197 Anthony 187 Jayden 187 Daniel 161 Alexander 155
New Hampshire Logan 98 Mason 95 Owen 91 Jacob 89 Liam 88
New Jersey Michael 706 Ryan 625 Jayden 612 Anthony 608 Joseph 598
New Mexico Elijah 143 Jacob 134 Aiden 129 Michael 125 Noah 124
New York Michael 1,513 Jayden 1,424 Jacob 1,407 Ethan 1,338 Joseph 1,302
North Carolina William 821 Jacob 702 Elijah 575 Noah 561 Jayden 550
North Dakota Mason 64 Jacob 59 Logan 56 Noah 51 Aiden 50
Ohio Jacob 751 Mason 716 Logan 700 Noah 670 Ethan 649
Oklahoma Jacob 230 Aiden 223 Ethan 213 Elijah 209 Noah 203
Oregon Jacob 240 Logan 200 Benjamin 196 Noah 193 Mason 192
Pennsylvania Michael 821 Jacob 817 Mason 754 Logan 712 Ryan 670
Rhode Island Logan 84 Michael 80 Alexander 73 Jayden 73 Jacob 72
South Carolina William 397 James 300 Jacob 278 Jayden 264 Michael 253
South Dakota Jacob 68 Mason 67 Noah 63 Carter 51 Landon 51
Tennessee William 568 Jacob 503 Elijah 458 James 414 Noah 385
Texas Jacob 2,265 Jose 1,925 Jayden 1,811 Angel 1,747 David 1,686
Utah William 264 Mason 241 Ethan 235 Jacob 235 James 231
Vermont Logan 43 Wyatt 38 William 36 Connor 35 Liam 34
Virginia William 621 Jacob 546 Michael 504 Alexander 452 Ethan 442
Washington Jacob 414 Alexander 389 Ethan 373 Daniel 372 William 368
West Virginia Jacob 169 Mason 132 Noah 116 Logan 110 Landon 109
Wisconsin Mason 448 Ethan 342 Jacob 318 Logan 309 Noah 284
Wyoming James 36 Logan 35 Wyatt 35 Gabriel 29 Samuel 29