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 2000. 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 2016. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 2000
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Hannah 443 Anna 386 Madison 382 Emily 371 Sarah 305
Alaska Hannah 58 Madison 50 Emily 48 Sarah 39 Ashley 36
Arizona Emily 408 Ashley 400 Samantha 397 Alexis 379 Hannah 364
Arkansas Hannah 287 Madison 271 Emily 240 Alexis 177 Sarah 169
California Emily 2,958 Ashley 2,831 Samantha 2,579 Jessica 2,484 Jennifer 2,263
Colorado Emily 366 Hannah 322 Madison 321 Ashley 285 Emma 269
Connecticut Emily 335 Sarah 257 Samantha 254 Olivia 252 Hannah 240
Delaware Emily 80 Sarah 75 Kayla 65 Madison 64 Alexis 61
Dist. of Columbia Kayla 74 Katherine 56 Elizabeth 50 Destiny 49 Jordan 45
Florida Emily 1,205 Ashley 1,022 Hannah 1,016 Samantha 954 Sarah 921
Georgia Hannah 797 Madison 785 Emily 707 Sarah 625 Taylor 595
Hawaii Kayla 63 Taylor 63 Alyssa 61 Ashley 59 Kiana 52
Idaho Hannah 133 Emily 122 Madison 119 Ashley 84 Hailey 83
Illinois Emily 1,172 Hannah 1,003 Alexis 846 Jessica 845 Samantha 800
Indiana Hannah 634 Madison 628 Emily 608 Alexis 498 Abigail 421
Iowa Madison 296 Emily 293 Hannah 293 Emma 275 Alexis 245
Kansas Madison 277 Hannah 258 Emily 238 Taylor 181 Alexis 172
Kentucky Hannah 562 Madison 466 Emily 420 Sarah 326 Alexis 319
Louisiana Madison 465 Hannah 392 Alexis 381 Emily 373 Taylor 339
Maine Emily 123 Hannah 113 Abigail 102 Samantha 91 Emma 90
Maryland Emily 459 Kayla 397 Hannah 388 Sarah 356 Taylor 352
Massachusetts Emily 753 Hannah 547 Olivia 531 Sarah 509 Julia 504
Michigan Emily 942 Hannah 899 Madison 868 Alexis 758 Olivia 648
Minnesota Emily 559 Hannah 484 Grace 429 Emma 412 Elizabeth 373
Mississippi Hannah 283 Madison 233 Anna 228 Destiny 202 Alexis 197
Missouri Emily 605 Hannah 605 Madison 502 Taylor 429 Alexis 422
Montana Madison 95 Emily 77 Taylor 55 Hannah 54 Abigail 52
Nebraska Hannah 195 Madison 181 Emily 177 Taylor 125 Emma 124
Nevada Emily 162 Hannah 145 Madison 140 Jessica 138 Samantha 135
New Hampshire Emily 159 Hannah 150 Emma 112 Olivia 103 Sarah 100
New Jersey Emily 812 Samantha 693 Nicole 611 Jessica 606 Sarah 588
New Mexico Alexis 141 Alyssa 135 Destiny 115 Ashley 110 Brianna 110
New York Emily 1,719 Samantha 1,422 Ashley 1,290 Sarah 1,256 Jessica 1,143
North Carolina Hannah 938 Madison 702 Emily 684 Sarah 631 Taylor 605
North Dakota Madison 82 Alexis 69 Hannah 62 Emily 59 Taylor 54
Ohio Hannah 1,191 Emily 1,126 Madison 1,104 Alexis 974 Taylor 837
Oklahoma Madison 329 Emily 316 Hannah 315 Taylor 234 Sarah 206
Oregon Emily 312 Hannah 311 Madison 223 Emma 206 Ashley 205
Pennsylvania Emily 1,174 Madison 998 Hannah 923 Sarah 823 Alexis 759
Rhode Island Emily 122 Hannah 84 Sarah 80 Madison 75 Victoria 70
South Carolina Hannah 387 Madison 343 Emily 310 Alexis 261 Taylor 243
South Dakota Hannah 97 Emily 76 Morgan 65 Taylor 60 Grace 58
Tennessee Hannah 705 Madison 596 Emily 576 Sarah 466 Alexis 459
Texas Emily 2,037 Ashley 1,840 Hannah 1,671 Alexis 1,544 Madison 1,543
Utah Madison 311 Emily 304 Hannah 301 Abigail 226 Samantha 224
Vermont Emily 69 Olivia 51 Abigail 48 Emma 46 Hannah 46
Virginia Hannah 708 Emily 596 Sarah 544 Madison 499 Alexis 450
Washington Emily 558 Hannah 506 Madison 441 Emma 368 Sarah 351
West Virginia Hannah 220 Emily 203 Madison 196 Alexis 146 Haley 123
Wisconsin Emily 560 Hannah 459 Samantha 373 Elizabeth 358 Alexis 315
Wyoming Madison 45 Taylor 39 Emily 37 Alexis 34 Hannah 32

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2000
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 655 Jacob 613 Joshua 503 Christopher 452 Michael 452
Alaska Michael 74 Jacob 68 William 65 Joshua 58 James 57
Arizona Jacob 682 Michael 620 Daniel 570 Jose 542 Anthony 495
Arkansas Jacob 378 William 266 Michael 249 Joshua 239 Christopher 227
California Daniel 4,340 Anthony 3,837 Jose 3,803 Andrew 3,599 Michael 3,569
Colorado Jacob 519 Michael 443 Joshua 425 Matthew 372 Ryan 369
Connecticut Michael 553 Matthew 461 Nicholas 440 Christopher 384 Ryan 369
Delaware Michael 139 Matthew 105 Jacob 99 Joshua 95 Nicholas 94
Dist. of Columbia John 113 Christopher 106 William 105 Michael 103 Anthony 88
Florida Michael 1,829 Joshua 1,591 Christopher 1,462 Matthew 1,354 Jacob 1,338
Georgia William 1,107 Christopher 1,002 Jacob 989 Michael 924 Joshua 904
Hawaii Joshua 131 Noah 115 Jacob 102 Justin 93 Matthew 87
Idaho Jacob 163 Joshua 114 Joseph 110 Michael 110 Ethan 105
Illinois Jacob 1,593 Michael 1,543 Matthew 1,392 Daniel 1,261 Nicholas 1,189
Indiana Jacob 1,060 Austin 639 Andrew 637 Michael 611 Zachary 589
Iowa Jacob 483 Tyler 282 Austin 273 Zachary 257 Nicholas 252
Kansas Jacob 405 Michael 250 Tyler 239 Joshua 238 Zachary 238
Kentucky Jacob 807 William 509 Austin 500 James 475 Michael 468
Louisiana Joshua 472 Jacob 438 Christopher 430 Michael 426 Tyler 399
Maine Jacob 166 Nicholas 130 Joshua 114 Tyler 111 Matthew 108
Maryland Michael 618 Joshua 554 Jacob 541 Matthew 531 Ryan 525
Massachusetts Matthew 1,038 Michael 1,018 John 814 Nicholas 798 Ryan 705
Michigan Jacob 1,569 Joshua 1,015 Michael 996 Nicholas 970 Andrew 938
Minnesota Jacob 752 Nicholas 536 Matthew 510 Andrew 501 Samuel 491
Mississippi William 391 James 326 Christopher 316 Michael 270 Jacob 269
Missouri Jacob 901 Tyler 581 Michael 579 Matthew 546 Joshua 517
Montana Jacob 99 Tyler 76 Zachary 64 Michael 63 Dylan 62
Nebraska Jacob 270 Tyler 178 Joshua 163 Zachary 161 Andrew 158
Nevada Jacob 234 Anthony 223 Joshua 201 Brandon 194 Daniel 191
New Hampshire Jacob 197 Matthew 163 Ryan 146 Nicholas 132 Michael 127
New Jersey Michael 1,437 Matthew 1,255 Nicholas 1,059 Christopher 1,013 Joseph 987
New Mexico Jacob 216 Joshua 185 Isaiah 184 Michael 184 Matthew 158
New York Michael 2,889 Matthew 2,485 Nicholas 2,124 Christopher 2,074 Joseph 2,072
North Carolina William 1,043 Jacob 1,039 Joshua 1,011 Christopher 888 Michael 863
North Dakota Jacob 114 Hunter 73 Ethan 71 Matthew 66 Austin 61
Ohio Jacob 1,883 Michael 1,369 Nicholas 1,220 Tyler 1,208 Andrew 1,196
Oklahoma Jacob 467 Tyler 357 Joshua 348 Matthew 329 Michael 324
Oregon Jacob 446 Joshua 298 Michael 292 Daniel 285 Tyler 285
Pennsylvania Michael 1,491 Jacob 1,376 Matthew 1,374 Nicholas 1,285 Ryan 1,162
Rhode Island Matthew 150 Michael 147 Nicholas 141 Jacob 119 Ryan 106
South Carolina William 552 Christopher 441 Jacob 428 Joshua 400 James 399
South Dakota Jacob 121 Dylan 77 Austin 71 Ethan 69 Nicholas 65
Tennessee Jacob 948 William 868 James 669 Joshua 665 Michael 637
Texas Jose 3,097 Jacob 2,826 Joshua 2,454 Michael 2,436 Christopher 2,268
Utah Jacob 439 Joshua 346 Ethan 333 Tyler 277 Zachary 277
Vermont Jacob 79 Matthew 61 Ryan 59 Michael 52 Tyler 51
Virginia Jacob 870 William 784 Michael 777 Matthew 739 Christopher 736
Washington Jacob 654 Michael 510 Joshua 506 Alexander 493 Tyler 482
West Virginia Jacob 313 Austin 213 Michael 190 Tyler 190 Joshua 176
Wisconsin Jacob 733 Nicholas 510 Tyler 497 Michael 462 Joshua 446
Wyoming Jacob 49 Ethan 36 Michael 36 Matthew 33 Hunter 32