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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 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 222
Alaska Olivia 60 Emma 56 Isabella 50 Madison 46 Sophia 44
Arizona Sophia 556 Isabella 504 Emma 369 Emily 343 Mia 338
Arkansas Emma 185 Isabella 154 Addison 140 Madison 137 Abigail 132
California Sophia 3,550 Isabella 3,048 Emily 2,393 Mia 2,299 Emma 2,109
Colorado Olivia 318 Sophia 300 Emma 280 Isabella 274 Abigail 230
Connecticut Sophia 256 Isabella 232 Olivia 225 Emma 197 Ava 196
Delaware Sophia 70 Olivia 60 Ava 59 Emma 56 Emily 49
Dist. of Columbia Sophia 50 Ava 41 Elizabeth 38 Olivia 35 Madison 34
Florida Isabella 1,565 Sophia 1,411 Emma 984 Olivia 910 Emily 830
Georgia Emma 526 Isabella 526 Madison 513 Olivia 491 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 452 Olivia 447 Ava 444 Sophia 430 Isabella 377
Iowa Emma 202 Olivia 193 Sophia 187 Ava 174 Addison 142
Kansas Sophia 218 Emma 198 Olivia 185 Isabella 163 Ava 157
Kentucky Emma 331 Isabella 307 Sophia 259 Olivia 244 Addison 239
Louisiana Ava 287 Emma 258 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 288 Ava 283
Massachusetts Sophia 554 Olivia 454 Isabella 438 Emma 431 Ava 403
Michigan Olivia 617 Sophia 613 Emma 561 Isabella 535 Ava 529
Minnesota Olivia 366 Sophia 355 Emma 338 Ava 337 Isabella 255
Mississippi Madison 160 Emma 150 Ava 125 Addison 116 Olivia 115
Missouri Emma 417 Sophia 414 Olivia 386 Ava 381 Isabella 321
Montana Emma 69 Madison 45 Olivia 45 Ava 42 Harper 39
Nebraska Emma 141 Sophia 126 Ava 118 Olivia 118 Ella 104
Nevada Sophia 223 Isabella 202 Olivia 132 Emily 130 Emma 128
New Hampshire Sophia 123 Olivia 102 Emma 95 Ava 77 Isabella 69
New Jersey Sophia 660 Isabella 635 Olivia 540 Ava 481 Emily 462
New Mexico Sophia 141 Isabella 125 Mia 107 Nevaeh 89 Emma 85
New York Sophia 1,453 Isabella 1,410 Olivia 1,173 Emma 1,122 Ava 952
North Carolina Emma 610 Ava 554 Olivia 522 Isabella 490 Sophia 483
North Dakota Emma 66 Ava 63 Sophia 53 Olivia 49 Harper 47
Ohio Emma 784 Sophia 775 Ava 742 Olivia 723 Isabella 649
Oklahoma Emma 261 Sophia 228 Isabella 201 Olivia 187 Addison 173
Oregon Sophia 270 Emma 221 Olivia 217 Ava 167 Isabella 165
Pennsylvania Sophia 874 Emma 817 Ava 804 Olivia 740 Isabella 687
Rhode Island Sophia 95 Olivia 70 Isabella 69 Emma 61 Ava 56
South Carolina Madison 250 Emma 242 Isabella 234 Olivia 223 Ava 194
South Dakota Ava 73 Emma 60 Olivia 54 Sophia 52 Brooklyn 50
Tennessee Emma 460 Isabella 393 Ava 362 Olivia 354 Madison 349
Texas Sophia 2,185 Isabella 2,064 Emma 1,720 Mia 1,481 Emily 1,443
Utah Olivia 236 Sophia 230 Emma 217 Lily 185 Abigail 177
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 427 Emma 424 Emily 330 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 395 Daniel 392 Michael 365 Angel 358
Arkansas William 215 Jacob 186 Mason 182 Aiden 165 Noah 158
California Jacob 3,157 Daniel 2,895 Jayden 2,747 Anthony 2,683 Matthew 2,456
Colorado Liam 290 Mason 285 Noah 283 Elijah 277 Alexander 270
Connecticut Alexander 234 Michael 230 Mason 229 Ryan 224 Jacob 196
Delaware Michael 64 Mason 61 William 61 Ryan 60 Noah 56
Dist. of Columbia William 72 Alexander 63 James 63 Daniel 61 Christopher 60
Florida Jayden 1,232 Jacob 1,216 Daniel 986 Noah 984 Michael 979
Georgia William 828 Christopher 595 Mason 590 Joshua 583 Jayden 579
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 780 Noah 733 Daniel 703
Indiana Mason 509 Liam 393 Elijah 369 William 364 Jackson 362
Iowa Carter 195 Mason 188 Owen 171 Noah 167 Jacob 160
Kansas Mason 186 William 173 Jacob 166 Ethan 162 Jackson 161
Kentucky William 394 Mason 327 Elijah 323 Jacob 297 Brayden 278
Louisiana Mason 309 Jayden 286 Aiden 255 William 232 Landon 229
Maine Mason 94 Liam 74 Jacob 72 Benjamin 71 Wyatt 68
Maryland Mason 432 Jacob 341 Michael 323 Ethan 317 Ryan 311
Massachusetts William 469 Benjamin 460 Jacob 450 Michael 446 Ryan 432
Michigan Mason 686 Jacob 594 Noah 525 Logan 507 Liam 474
Minnesota Mason 446 William 366 Jacob 326 Liam 325 Benjamin 321
Mississippi William 289 James 208 Jayden 205 John 178 Christopher 169
Missouri Mason 482 William 414 Jacob 352 Noah 349 Liam 344
Montana Mason 74 Liam 62 Wyatt 55 Jacob 52 Noah 47
Nebraska Mason 131 Jackson 118 William 117 Alexander 108 Jacob 108
Nevada Anthony 192 Jacob 182 Daniel 175 Mason 173 Jayden 171
New Hampshire Mason 107 Logan 91 Liam 84 Jackson 83 Noah 77
New Jersey Michael 696 Anthony 591 Ryan 591 Jayden 583 Jacob 579
New Mexico Jacob 159 Elijah 131 Michael 128 Aiden 116 Noah 115
New York Michael 1,450 Jacob 1,405 Jayden 1,376 Joseph 1,255 Matthew 1,250
North Carolina William 763 Mason 727 Jacob 596 Elijah 580 Noah 574
North Dakota Mason 71 Carter 52 Jacob 50 Ethan 49 Liam 49
Ohio Mason 887 Jacob 704 Noah 665 William 641 Liam 625
Oklahoma William 232 Mason 226 Jacob 221 Elijah 213 Noah 213
Oregon Mason 221 Liam 212 Logan 187 Jacob 185 Alexander 183
Pennsylvania Mason 915 Michael 827 Jacob 756 Logan 669 Ryan 648
Rhode Island Mason 85 Michael 71 Benjamin 66 William 62 Jayden 60
South Carolina William 408 Mason 268 Jayden 264 James 257 Aiden 255
South Dakota Mason 82 Carter 60 William 53 Logan 52 Elijah 50
Tennessee William 603 Mason 467 Elijah 440 Jacob 418 James 393
Texas Jacob 2,037 Jayden 1,879 Daniel 1,732 Jose 1,704 David 1,607
Utah Mason 274 William 267 James 227 Jacob 218 Samuel 206
Vermont Liam 41 William 38 Mason 37 Carter 35 Owen 34
Virginia William 586 Jacob 515 Mason 486 Noah 476 Ethan 438
Washington Mason 446 Liam 386 Alexander 375 Ethan 355 Jacob 355
West Virginia Mason 160 Jacob 131 Landon 128 Noah 117 Aiden 115
Wisconsin Mason 512 Liam 325 William 312 Logan 300 Owen 299
Wyoming William 32 Jacob 30 Jackson 27 Liam 27 Parker 27