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 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 2012
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Emma 317 Ava 240 Olivia 226 Isabella 197 Madison 191
Alaska Emma 57 Sophia 55 Olivia 49 Abigail 38 Ava 32
Arizona Sophia 579 Isabella 483 Emma 387 Mia 368 Olivia 348
Arkansas Emma 185 Sophia 162 Ava 138 Isabella 135 Olivia 132
California Sophia 3,617 Isabella 3,087 Emma 2,429 Emily 2,409 Mia 2,311
Colorado Emma 337 Sophia 331 Olivia 312 Isabella 258 Ava 229
Connecticut Emma 246 Olivia 234 Isabella 232 Sophia 226 Ava 184
Delaware Sophia 67 Emma 63 Isabella 63 Ava 51 Olivia 51
Dist. of Columbia Sophia 50 Emma 41 Olivia 40 Charlotte 38 Genesis 34
Florida Isabella 1,578 Sophia 1,363 Emma 1,064 Olivia 905 Mia 850
Georgia Emma 613 Ava 545 Isabella 497 Madison 491 Olivia 483
Hawaii Sophia 94 Emma 62 Isabella 59 Ava 54 Mia 52
Idaho Olivia 116 Sophia 112 Emma 98 Ava 72 Elizabeth 71
Illinois Sophia 955 Olivia 814 Isabella 810 Emma 771 Ava 598
Indiana Emma 470 Sophia 445 Olivia 412 Ava 380 Isabella 316
Iowa Emma 243 Sophia 223 Olivia 186 Harper 159 Ava 156
Kansas Emma 238 Sophia 190 Olivia 177 Isabella 167 Ava 149
Kentucky Emma 352 Isabella 280 Sophia 262 Ava 256 Abigail 221
Louisiana Emma 318 Ava 283 Isabella 229 Olivia 218 Chloe 209
Maine Emma 101 Sophia 78 Abigail 74 Ava 71 Olivia 71
Maryland Sophia 358 Emma 316 Ava 309 Olivia 304 Isabella 297
Massachusetts Emma 504 Sophia 503 Olivia 449 Isabella 405 Ava 355
Michigan Emma 643 Sophia 635 Ava 557 Olivia 523 Isabella 473
Minnesota Emma 367 Olivia 366 Sophia 327 Ava 322 Avery 281
Mississippi Emma 159 Madison 149 Ava 148 Olivia 118 Chloe 111
Missouri Emma 469 Sophia 416 Olivia 340 Ava 310 Isabella 299
Montana Emma 58 Olivia 57 Ava 53 Harper 44 Sophia 44
Nebraska Emma 157 Olivia 137 Sophia 129 Harper 105 Ava 88
Nevada Sophia 195 Isabella 180 Emma 147 Olivia 144 Mia 138
New Hampshire Emma 100 Sophia 100 Olivia 90 Isabella 74 Ava 63
New Jersey Sophia 641 Isabella 578 Emma 526 Olivia 524 Ava 471
New Mexico Sophia 161 Isabella 129 Emma 90 Mia 86 Aaliyah 76
New York Sophia 1,406 Isabella 1,270 Emma 1,226 Olivia 1,135 Ava 968
North Carolina Emma 654 Sophia 591 Ava 505 Olivia 469 Isabella 449
North Dakota Emma 64 Olivia 60 Sophia 59 Harper 52 Ava 51
Ohio Sophia 830 Emma 820 Ava 778 Olivia 631 Isabella 601
Oklahoma Emma 280 Sophia 207 Isabella 194 Olivia 175 Abigail 174
Oregon Sophia 263 Emma 262 Olivia 186 Isabella 169 Abigail 161
Pennsylvania Emma 869 Sophia 856 Ava 769 Olivia 762 Isabella 707
Rhode Island Sophia 105 Ava 94 Emma 90 Isabella 81 Olivia 78
South Carolina Emma 254 Madison 245 Olivia 232 Isabella 217 Ava 215
South Dakota Emma 62 Harper 57 Sophia 52 Olivia 49 Ava 45
Tennessee Emma 499 Olivia 388 Ava 385 Isabella 360 Sophia 359
Texas Sophia 2,323 Isabella 2,083 Emma 1,951 Mia 1,595 Emily 1,487
Utah Emma 265 Olivia 240 Sophia 207 Ava 172 Lily 172
Vermont Ava 36 Olivia 34 Emma 33 Sophia 32 Ella 28
Virginia Sophia 512 Emma 511 Olivia 493 Abigail 398 Isabella 385
Washington Sophia 473 Emma 450 Olivia 429 Isabella 323 Ava 304
West Virginia Emma 170 Sophia 120 Isabella 113 Ava 102 Olivia 99
Wisconsin Emma 363 Sophia 322 Olivia 313 Ava 311 Isabella 234
Wyoming Emma 40 Sophia 32 Madison 29 Elizabeth 26 Olivia 23

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2012
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 436 James 317 Mason 300 John 277 Jacob 260
Alaska James 51 Ethan 47 Liam 44 Gabriel 42 Jacob 41
Arizona Jacob 390 Liam 376 Daniel 374 Ethan 372 Anthony 366
Arkansas William 215 Mason 154 James 153 Jacob 152 Elijah 151
California Jacob 2,955 Jayden 2,852 Daniel 2,662 Ethan 2,661 Matthew 2,627
Colorado Liam 353 Alexander 296 Jacob 287 William 283 Noah 263
Connecticut Mason 230 Jacob 213 Michael 207 Liam 203 Ethan 191
Delaware Michael 60 Anthony 55 Mason 53 Liam 52 Alexander 51
Dist. of Columbia William 94 Alexander 67 Henry 65 John 64 James 59
Florida Jayden 1,151 Jacob 1,068 Ethan 1,023 Michael 1,018 Mason 995
Georgia William 776 Mason 587 Jacob 555 Michael 534 Jayden 527
Hawaii Ethan 85 Noah 78 Mason 73 Elijah 71 Logan 63
Idaho Liam 130 William 90 Mason 79 Samuel 79 Logan 77
Illinois Jacob 758 Alexander 740 Noah 740 Michael 701 Ethan 678
Indiana Liam 497 Mason 441 Elijah 416 Noah 390 Jacob 389
Iowa Liam 198 Mason 196 Carter 176 William 164 Owen 160
Kansas Mason 202 Liam 198 William 186 Noah 173 Jackson 164
Kentucky William 347 Mason 335 James 301 Jacob 269 Noah 265
Louisiana Mason 312 Jayden 256 William 248 Noah 240 Liam 227
Maine Mason 100 Liam 98 Noah 74 Owen 69 Jacob 67
Maryland Mason 362 Michael 331 Jacob 326 Noah 326 Ethan 315
Massachusetts Benjamin 441 Mason 402 Ryan 402 William 400 Jacob 388
Michigan Mason 651 Liam 562 Noah 560 Jacob 545 Carter 505
Minnesota Mason 363 William 350 Ethan 330 Liam 328 Henry 314
Mississippi William 225 Mason 205 John 169 James 167 Jayden 164
Missouri Mason 436 William 421 Liam 408 Jackson 343 Jacob 324
Montana Liam 67 William 62 Wyatt 58 Mason 55 James 54
Nebraska Liam 153 William 134 Mason 123 Jackson 112 Owen 106
Nevada Alexander 181 Anthony 179 Daniel 169 Jayden 168 Jacob 167
New Hampshire Mason 99 Jackson 87 Jacob 80 Liam 79 Noah 75
New Jersey Michael 643 Anthony 584 Joseph 561 Jayden 554 Matthew 545
New Mexico Noah 126 Jacob 125 Elijah 112 Jayden 105 Daniel 103
New York Michael 1,384 Jacob 1,335 Jayden 1,270 Ethan 1,253 Mason 1,219
North Carolina William 706 Mason 683 Jacob 576 Elijah 574 Noah 520
North Dakota Liam 60 Mason 60 Ethan 56 James 51 Noah 51
Ohio Mason 847 Liam 758 William 672 Noah 657 Michael 629
Oklahoma Elijah 215 Noah 195 Mason 193 Jacob 188 Aiden 186
Oregon Liam 241 Mason 196 Alexander 195 William 184 Henry 179
Pennsylvania Mason 861 Liam 779 Jacob 757 Michael 726 Noah 694
Rhode Island Mason 95 Michael 72 Jacob 69 Ethan 65 Noah 63
South Carolina William 401 Mason 314 James 277 Elijah 268 Jayden 240
South Dakota Liam 72 Mason 65 Jacob 59 Owen 54 William 53
Tennessee William 576 Mason 482 Elijah 449 James 412 Jacob 384
Texas Jacob 1,944 Jayden 1,869 Ethan 1,737 Noah 1,676 Daniel 1,631
Utah William 278 Liam 260 Mason 221 Ethan 215 Jacob 212
Vermont Mason 43 Noah 41 Liam 40 Owen 37 Logan 34
Virginia William 641 Mason 543 Liam 497 Jacob 480 Elijah 476
Washington Mason 410 Liam 407 Ethan 393 Alexander 350 Benjamin 335
West Virginia Mason 155 Liam 143 Bentley 126 Jacob 124 Hunter 119
Wisconsin Mason 426 Liam 350 Jackson 294 Ethan 293 Owen 289
Wyoming Liam 41 Mason 36 Logan 33 William 33 Wyatt 29