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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 2014. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 2011
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Emma 282 Ava 275 Madison 255 Olivia 229 Isabella 223
Alaska Olivia 60 Emma 56 Isabella 50 Madison 46 Sophia 44
Arizona Sophia 557 Isabella 506 Emma 369 Emily 344 Mia 341
Arkansas Emma 185 Isabella 154 Addison 140 Madison 137 Abigail 132
California Sophia 3,557 Isabella 3,051 Emily 2,395 Mia 2,305 Emma 2,111
Colorado Olivia 318 Sophia 300 Emma 281 Isabella 274 Abigail 230
Connecticut Sophia 256 Isabella 232 Olivia 225 Emma 198 Ava 196
Delaware Sophia 70 Olivia 60 Ava 59 Emma 56 Emily 49
Dist. of Columbia Sophia 50 Ava 41 Elizabeth 38 Madison 35 Olivia 35
Florida Isabella 1,566 Sophia 1,413 Emma 985 Olivia 912 Emily 830
Georgia Emma 526 Isabella 526 Madison 514 Olivia 492 Ava 476
Hawaii Sophia 68 Olivia 65 Chloe 55 Emma 54 Isabella 54
Idaho Emma 116 Sophia 110 Olivia 90 Ava 78 Emily 70
Illinois Sophia 892 Olivia 853 Isabella 816 Emma 688 Emily 621
Indiana Emma 453 Olivia 447 Ava 444 Sophia 430 Isabella 378
Iowa Emma 202 Olivia 193 Sophia 189 Ava 174 Addison 142
Kansas Sophia 218 Emma 198 Olivia 185 Isabella 164 Ava 157
Kentucky Emma 332 Isabella 307 Sophia 259 Olivia 244 Addison 239
Louisiana Ava 288 Emma 259 Isabella 256 Sophia 233 Olivia 218
Maine Emma 102 Sophia 88 Isabella 83 Olivia 80 Ava 71
Maryland Sophia 367 Olivia 299 Isabella 296 Madison 289 Ava 284
Massachusetts Sophia 555 Olivia 455 Isabella 438 Emma 431 Ava 404
Michigan Olivia 617 Sophia 613 Emma 561 Isabella 536 Ava 530
Minnesota Olivia 366 Sophia 355 Emma 339 Ava 337 Isabella 255
Mississippi Madison 160 Emma 150 Ava 125 Addison 116 Olivia 116
Missouri Emma 417 Sophia 414 Olivia 386 Ava 382 Isabella 322
Montana Emma 69 Olivia 46 Madison 45 Ava 42 Harper 39
Nebraska Emma 141 Sophia 126 Ava 118 Olivia 118 Ella 104
Nevada Sophia 224 Isabella 203 Olivia 132 Emily 130 Emma 130
New Hampshire Sophia 123 Olivia 102 Emma 95 Ava 77 Abigail 69
New Jersey Sophia 660 Isabella 636 Olivia 540 Ava 481 Emily 462
New Mexico Sophia 141 Isabella 127 Mia 107 Nevaeh 89 Emma 86
New York Sophia 1,453 Isabella 1,411 Olivia 1,174 Emma 1,122 Ava 953
North Carolina Emma 611 Ava 555 Olivia 524 Isabella 490 Sophia 483
North Dakota Emma 66 Ava 63 Sophia 53 Olivia 49 Harper 47
Ohio Emma 785 Sophia 776 Ava 742 Olivia 723 Isabella 651
Oklahoma Emma 262 Sophia 228 Isabella 204 Olivia 188 Ava 174
Oregon Sophia 270 Emma 221 Olivia 217 Ava 167 Isabella 165
Pennsylvania Sophia 875 Emma 821 Ava 806 Olivia 742 Isabella 688
Rhode Island Sophia 95 Olivia 70 Isabella 69 Emma 61 Ava 56
South Carolina Madison 250 Emma 243 Isabella 234 Olivia 224 Ava 194
South Dakota Ava 73 Emma 60 Olivia 54 Sophia 52 Brooklyn 50
Tennessee Emma 460 Isabella 394 Ava 362 Olivia 354 Madison 349
Texas Sophia 2,188 Isabella 2,064 Emma 1,723 Mia 1,481 Emily 1,445
Utah Olivia 237 Sophia 230 Emma 217 Lily 185 Abigail 178
Vermont Emma 39 Olivia 38 Sophia 36 Ava 29 Isabella 28
Virginia Sophia 509 Emma 493 Olivia 455 Isabella 446 Abigail 412
Washington Sophia 443 Olivia 428 Emma 424 Emily 332 Isabella 330
West Virginia Isabella 160 Emma 135 Madison 119 Sophia 109 Addison 99
Wisconsin Sophia 362 Emma 336 Ava 329 Olivia 309 Isabella 268
Wyoming Emma 42 Olivia 30 Addison 27 Sophia 26 Isabella 22

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2011
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 445 Mason 300 James 299 Jacob 281 John 275
Alaska Mason 58 James 52 William 52 Liam 48 Ethan 45
Arizona Jacob 416 Anthony 398 Daniel 393 Michael 367 Ethan 359
Arkansas William 216 Jacob 186 Mason 182 Aiden 165 Noah 159
California Jacob 3,162 Daniel 2,899 Jayden 2,747 Anthony 2,686 Matthew 2,459
Colorado Liam 290 Mason 285 Noah 283 Elijah 277 Alexander 271
Connecticut Alexander 234 Mason 230 Michael 230 Ryan 225 Jacob 196
Delaware Michael 64 Mason 61 Ryan 61 William 61 Noah 56
Dist. of Columbia William 73 Alexander 63 James 63 Daniel 61 Christopher 60
Florida Jayden 1,232 Jacob 1,217 Daniel 986 Noah 984 Michael 980
Georgia William 828 Christopher 595 Mason 592 Joshua 584 Jayden 580
Hawaii Noah 90 Mason 89 Elijah 80 Aiden 73 Ethan 68
Idaho Mason 120 Jacob 92 Liam 87 Benjamin 84 Alexander 81
Illinois Alexander 899 Michael 799 Jacob 781 Noah 734 Daniel 705
Indiana Mason 509 Liam 393 Elijah 370 William 365 Jackson 363
Iowa Carter 195 Mason 188 Owen 172 Noah 167 Jacob 162
Kansas Mason 186 William 173 Jacob 167 Ethan 162 Jackson 162
Kentucky William 395 Mason 327 Elijah 324 Jacob 299 Brayden 278
Louisiana Mason 310 Jayden 287 Aiden 255 William 232 Landon 230
Maine Mason 94 Liam 74 Jacob 72 Benjamin 71 Wyatt 68
Maryland Mason 432 Jacob 342 Michael 323 Ethan 317 Ryan 311
Massachusetts William 469 Benjamin 460 Jacob 450 Michael 446 Ryan 432
Michigan Mason 686 Jacob 596 Noah 526 Logan 507 Liam 475
Minnesota Mason 446 William 366 Jacob 327 Liam 325 Benjamin 321
Mississippi William 291 James 208 Jayden 205 John 178 Christopher 169
Missouri Mason 482 William 414 Jacob 353 Noah 349 Liam 344
Montana Mason 74 Liam 62 Wyatt 55 Jacob 52 Noah 47
Nebraska Mason 131 Jackson 119 William 117 Alexander 108 Jacob 108
Nevada Anthony 192 Jacob 182 Daniel 176 Mason 173 Jayden 172
New Hampshire Mason 107 Logan 91 Liam 84 Jackson 83 Noah 77
New Jersey Michael 696 Anthony 592 Ryan 591 Jayden 584 Jacob 579
New Mexico Jacob 159 Elijah 131 Michael 128 Aiden 116 Noah 115
New York Michael 1,451 Jacob 1,407 Jayden 1,376 Joseph 1,257 Matthew 1,252
North Carolina William 764 Mason 727 Jacob 596 Elijah 580 Noah 575
North Dakota Mason 71 Carter 52 Ethan 50 Jacob 50 Liam 49
Ohio Mason 889 Jacob 704 Noah 668 William 644 Liam 625
Oklahoma William 232 Mason 226 Jacob 221 Elijah 214 Noah 213
Oregon Mason 221 Liam 213 Logan 187 Jacob 185 Alexander 183
Pennsylvania Mason 915 Michael 829 Jacob 760 Logan 670 Ryan 650
Rhode Island Mason 85 Michael 71 Benjamin 66 William 62 Jayden 60
South Carolina William 409 Mason 270 Jayden 264 James 258 Aiden 255
South Dakota Mason 82 Carter 60 William 53 Logan 52 Elijah 50
Tennessee William 605 Mason 467 Elijah 442 Jacob 419 James 394
Texas Jacob 2,041 Jayden 1,880 Daniel 1,733 Jose 1,705 David 1,608
Utah Mason 274 William 267 James 228 Jacob 222 Samuel 207
Vermont Liam 41 William 38 Mason 37 Carter 35 Owen 34
Virginia William 586 Jacob 517 Mason 486 Noah 477 Ethan 438
Washington Mason 446 Liam 386 Alexander 376 Ethan 357 Jacob 355
West Virginia Mason 160 Jacob 132 Landon 128 Noah 117 Hunter 116
Wisconsin Mason 512 Liam 325 William 312 Logan 300 Owen 299
Wyoming William 32 Jacob 30 Jackson 27 Liam 27 Parker 27