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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 2012. 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 2012
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Emma 320 Ava 242 Olivia 228 Isabella 198 Madison 191
Alaska Emma 57 Sophia 56 Olivia 49 Abigail 38 Ava 32
Arizona Sophia 584 Isabella 484 Emma 388 Mia 371 Olivia 351
Arkansas Emma 186 Sophia 163 Ava 139 Isabella 136 Olivia 133
California Sophia 3,629 Isabella 3,099 Emma 2,443 Emily 2,425 Mia 2,318
Colorado Emma 337 Sophia 331 Olivia 314 Isabella 259 Ava 231
Connecticut Emma 246 Olivia 234 Isabella 232 Sophia 227 Ava 185
Delaware Sophia 67 Isabella 65 Emma 63 Olivia 52 Ava 51
Dist. of Columbia Sophia 50 Emma 42 Olivia 40 Charlotte 38 Genesis 34
Florida Isabella 1,584 Sophia 1,370 Emma 1,071 Olivia 911 Mia 851
Georgia Emma 613 Ava 545 Isabella 500 Madison 491 Olivia 487
Hawaii Sophia 94 Emma 62 Isabella 59 Ava 55 Mia 52
Idaho Olivia 117 Sophia 112 Emma 100 Ava 75 Abigail 71
Illinois Sophia 958 Olivia 819 Isabella 813 Emma 771 Ava 600
Indiana Emma 471 Sophia 446 Olivia 413 Ava 382 Isabella 316
Iowa Emma 243 Sophia 223 Olivia 186 Harper 159 Ava 156
Kansas Emma 238 Sophia 191 Olivia 178 Isabella 170 Ava 149
Kentucky Emma 356 Isabella 280 Sophia 263 Ava 258 Abigail 221
Louisiana Emma 318 Ava 287 Isabella 231 Olivia 221 Chloe 209
Maine Emma 101 Sophia 78 Abigail 74 Olivia 72 Ava 71
Maryland Sophia 358 Emma 317 Ava 309 Olivia 304 Isabella 299
Massachusetts Emma 505 Sophia 503 Olivia 451 Isabella 407 Ava 356
Michigan Emma 644 Sophia 644 Ava 559 Olivia 526 Isabella 475
Minnesota Emma 367 Olivia 367 Sophia 328 Ava 326 Avery 281
Mississippi Emma 160 Madison 149 Ava 148 Olivia 119 Chloe 112
Missouri Emma 472 Sophia 417 Olivia 342 Ava 311 Isabella 299
Montana Emma 58 Olivia 57 Ava 53 Harper 44 Sophia 44
Nebraska Emma 157 Olivia 137 Sophia 129 Harper 106 Ava 89
Nevada Sophia 197 Isabella 181 Emma 150 Olivia 145 Mia 138
New Hampshire Emma 100 Sophia 100 Olivia 91 Isabella 75 Ava 63
New Jersey Sophia 643 Isabella 581 Emma 527 Olivia 526 Ava 471
New Mexico Sophia 161 Isabella 130 Emma 91 Mia 86 Aaliyah 76
New York Sophia 1,413 Isabella 1,276 Emma 1,229 Olivia 1,140 Ava 968
North Carolina Emma 654 Sophia 592 Ava 509 Olivia 471 Isabella 452
North Dakota Emma 64 Olivia 61 Sophia 59 Harper 52 Ava 51
Ohio Sophia 835 Emma 821 Ava 778 Olivia 636 Isabella 604
Oklahoma Emma 283 Sophia 209 Isabella 197 Abigail 178 Olivia 177
Oregon Emma 265 Sophia 264 Olivia 187 Isabella 169 Abigail 162
Pennsylvania Emma 872 Sophia 862 Ava 771 Olivia 771 Isabella 711
Rhode Island Sophia 105 Ava 94 Emma 90 Isabella 81 Olivia 78
South Carolina Emma 256 Madison 245 Olivia 232 Ava 221 Isabella 221
South Dakota Emma 62 Harper 57 Sophia 52 Olivia 49 Ava 45
Tennessee Emma 499 Olivia 390 Ava 386 Sophia 361 Isabella 360
Texas Sophia 2,328 Isabella 2,091 Emma 1,958 Mia 1,600 Emily 1,490
Utah Emma 268 Olivia 244 Sophia 208 Ava 173 Lily 173
Vermont Ava 36 Olivia 34 Emma 33 Sophia 32 Ella 28
Virginia Emma 517 Sophia 513 Olivia 496 Abigail 402 Ava 387
Washington Sophia 476 Emma 452 Olivia 432 Isabella 325 Ava 304
West Virginia Emma 170 Sophia 120 Isabella 113 Ava 102 Olivia 99
Wisconsin Emma 364 Sophia 324 Olivia 318 Ava 311 Isabella 236
Wyoming Emma 40 Sophia 32 Madison 29 Elizabeth 26 Olivia 24

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 319 Mason 301 John 280 Jacob 261
Alaska James 52 Ethan 47 Liam 47 Gabriel 43 Jacob 43
Arizona Jacob 390 Liam 378 Daniel 374 Ethan 373 Anthony 369
Arkansas William 217 Mason 156 Jacob 153 James 153 Elijah 151
California Jacob 2,968 Jayden 2,862 Daniel 2,673 Ethan 2,670 Matthew 2,640
Colorado Liam 354 Alexander 298 Jacob 287 William 284 Noah 264
Connecticut Mason 230 Jacob 213 Michael 207 Liam 203 Ethan 191
Delaware Michael 60 Anthony 55 Liam 53 Mason 53 Christopher 52
Dist. of Columbia William 94 Alexander 67 Henry 65 John 64 James 59
Florida Jayden 1,152 Jacob 1,078 Ethan 1,027 Michael 1,020 Mason 996
Georgia William 777 Mason 588 Jacob 557 Michael 535 Jayden 529
Hawaii Ethan 85 Noah 78 Mason 73 Elijah 71 Logan 63
Idaho Liam 130 William 90 Mason 80 Samuel 80 Logan 77
Illinois Jacob 763 Noah 745 Alexander 744 Michael 708 Ethan 679
Indiana Liam 497 Mason 441 Elijah 418 Noah 392 Jacob 390
Iowa Liam 199 Mason 196 Carter 176 William 164 Owen 160
Kansas Mason 202 Liam 198 William 188 Noah 173 Jackson 165
Kentucky William 352 Mason 335 James 304 Jacob 271 Noah 265
Louisiana Mason 312 Jayden 258 William 248 Noah 242 Liam 229
Maine Mason 100 Liam 98 Noah 75 Owen 70 Jacob 67
Maryland Mason 362 Michael 332 Jacob 328 Noah 327 Ethan 315
Massachusetts Benjamin 443 Mason 403 Ryan 403 William 401 Jacob 388
Michigan Mason 655 Liam 565 Noah 562 Jacob 554 Carter 509
Minnesota Mason 363 William 351 Ethan 333 Liam 329 Henry 315
Mississippi William 225 Mason 205 John 170 James 168 Jayden 166
Missouri Mason 438 William 422 Liam 409 Jackson 343 Jacob 327
Montana Liam 67 William 62 Wyatt 58 Mason 55 James 54
Nebraska Liam 153 William 134 Mason 123 Jackson 113 Owen 106
Nevada Alexander 185 Anthony 179 Daniel 171 Jayden 168 Jacob 167
New Hampshire Mason 99 Jackson 87 Jacob 80 Liam 79 Noah 75
New Jersey Michael 646 Anthony 584 Joseph 561 Jayden 554 Matthew 546
New Mexico Noah 127 Jacob 126 Elijah 112 Jayden 108 Daniel 104
New York Michael 1,387 Jacob 1,347 Jayden 1,274 Ethan 1,260 Joseph 1,228
North Carolina William 709 Mason 684 Jacob 578 Elijah 574 Noah 522
North Dakota Liam 60 Mason 60 Ethan 56 James 51 Noah 51
Ohio Mason 851 Liam 764 William 676 Noah 659 Michael 632
Oklahoma Elijah 218 Mason 197 Noah 195 Jacob 190 Ethan 189
Oregon Liam 244 Mason 197 Alexander 196 William 185 Henry 180
Pennsylvania Mason 867 Liam 782 Jacob 759 Michael 733 Noah 697
Rhode Island Mason 96 Michael 72 Jacob 69 Ethan 65 Noah 65
South Carolina William 402 Mason 315 James 279 Elijah 268 Jayden 241
South Dakota Liam 72 Mason 65 Jacob 59 Owen 54 William 53
Tennessee William 579 Mason 483 Elijah 449 James 413 Jacob 386
Texas Jacob 1,946 Jayden 1,875 Ethan 1,743 Noah 1,681 Daniel 1,635
Utah William 281 Liam 261 Mason 225 Ethan 217 Jacob 216
Vermont Mason 43 Noah 41 Liam 40 Owen 37 Logan 34
Virginia William 647 Mason 545 Liam 500 Jacob 484 Elijah 481
Washington Mason 412 Liam 408 Ethan 393 Alexander 353 Benjamin 335
West Virginia Mason 156 Liam 143 Bentley 126 Jacob 125 Hunter 119
Wisconsin Mason 430 Liam 354 Jackson 294 Ethan 293 Owen 289
Wyoming Liam 41 Mason 36 Logan 34 William 33 Wyatt 29