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 2001. 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 2001
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Madison 418 Hannah 413 Anna 378 Emily 370 Sarah 299
Alaska Madison 54 Emily 47 Hannah 46 Ashley 40 Abigail 39
Arizona Ashley 377 Emily 374 Alexis 368 Madison 351 Samantha 341
Arkansas Hannah 292 Madison 288 Emily 238 Alexis 199 Sarah 148
California Emily 2,927 Ashley 2,713 Samantha 2,535 Jessica 2,243 Alyssa 2,058
Colorado Emily 364 Hannah 328 Madison 322 Ashley 295 Taylor 249
Connecticut Emily 327 Julia 273 Olivia 249 Hannah 237 Sarah 232
Delaware Madison 89 Emily 65 Alexis 64 Hannah 63 Abigail 60
Dist. of Columbia Emily 57 Emma 53 Kayla 53 Katherine 51 Taylor 51
Florida Emily 1,222 Madison 1,055 Ashley 933 Hannah 897 Samantha 842
Georgia Madison 817 Emily 743 Hannah 704 Sarah 604 Taylor 554
Hawaii Taylor 65 Kayla 64 Madison 47 Alyssa 46 Sarah 45
Idaho Madison 143 Emily 122 Ashley 103 Hannah 103 Emma 101
Illinois Emily 1,171 Hannah 857 Jessica 786 Grace 758 Samantha 754
Indiana Madison 640 Hannah 626 Emily 558 Alexis 485 Abigail 481
Iowa Madison 329 Hannah 308 Emma 268 Emily 254 Alexis 230
Kansas Madison 259 Emily 246 Hannah 237 Emma 190 Alexis 188
Kentucky Madison 517 Hannah 508 Emily 425 Taylor 292 Alexis 279
Louisiana Madison 482 Hannah 355 Emily 314 Alexis 307 Taylor 276
Maine Emily 148 Abigail 118 Hannah 108 Emma 103 Madison 98
Maryland Emily 450 Kayla 373 Madison 353 Hannah 342 Sarah 329
Massachusetts Emily 707 Olivia 574 Hannah 516 Sarah 504 Julia 503
Michigan Madison 930 Emily 897 Hannah 818 Olivia 677 Alexis 644
Minnesota Emily 482 Grace 447 Emma 415 Madison 409 Hannah 401
Mississippi Madison 263 Hannah 257 Anna 237 Alexis 194 Destiny 173
Missouri Hannah 595 Emily 593 Madison 549 Abigail 440 Alexis 419
Montana Madison 103 Emily 65 Hannah 63 Alyssa 45 Sarah 43
Nebraska Madison 190 Emily 175 Hannah 167 Emma 137 Grace 122
Nevada Emily 172 Ashley 155 Madison 150 Hannah 124 Alexis 118
New Hampshire Emily 143 Madison 129 Hannah 124 Emma 112 Olivia 105
New Jersey Emily 768 Samantha 609 Ashley 527 Nicole 526 Sarah 520
New Mexico Alexis 139 Alyssa 135 Destiny 127 Ashley 114 Samantha 100
New York Emily 1,574 Ashley 1,274 Samantha 1,261 Sarah 1,077 Kayla 978
North Carolina Hannah 801 Madison 763 Emily 638 Sarah 592 Taylor 513
North Dakota Madison 91 Hannah 59 Emily 56 Grace 52 Emma 45
Ohio Madison 1,252 Hannah 1,086 Emily 1,075 Alexis 878 Abigail 823
Oklahoma Madison 384 Hannah 301 Emily 291 Alexis 212 Ashley 194
Oregon Emily 295 Madison 289 Hannah 263 Emma 222 Elizabeth 208
Pennsylvania Emily 1,118 Madison 1,086 Hannah 810 Sarah 794 Abigail 755
Rhode Island Emily 105 Madison 84 Samantha 80 Hannah 77 Sarah 77
South Carolina Madison 366 Hannah 341 Emily 302 Taylor 232 Anna 228
South Dakota Madison 68 Hannah 65 Grace 60 Taylor 57 Emily 54
Tennessee Hannah 691 Madison 635 Emily 541 Sarah 440 Alexis 406
Texas Emily 2,048 Madison 1,817 Ashley 1,719 Alexis 1,458 Alyssa 1,427
Utah Emily 308 Madison 287 Emma 252 Hannah 237 Alexis 226
Vermont Emily 52 Hannah 50 Olivia 47 Emma 46 Madison 45
Virginia Emily 621 Hannah 575 Madison 573 Sarah 515 Abigail 408
Washington Emily 507 Madison 452 Hannah 434 Emma 351 Grace 333
West Virginia Madison 233 Hannah 220 Emily 210 Alexis 170 Abigail 111
Wisconsin Emily 542 Hannah 439 Emma 363 Olivia 356 Megan 344
Wyoming Madison 37 Taylor 35 Alexis 29 Emily 23 Megan 23

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2001
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 618 Jacob 494 Joshua 448 James 427 Christopher 417
Alaska Michael 67 Jacob 66 Tyler 62 Ethan 61 Joseph 57
Arizona Jacob 655 Michael 600 Jose 560 Anthony 506 Matthew 495
Arkansas Jacob 328 William 251 Joshua 248 Austin 221 Ethan 218
California Daniel 4,164 Anthony 3,826 Andrew 3,447 Jose 3,424 Jacob 3,384
Colorado Jacob 527 Michael 416 Joshua 396 Joseph 351 Tyler 346
Connecticut Michael 489 Matthew 457 Nicholas 388 Christopher 359 John 342
Delaware Michael 107 Jacob 95 Matthew 88 Zachary 78 Ryan 76
Dist. of Columbia Michael 108 John 100 William 96 Christopher 79 Joshua 79
Florida Michael 1,671 Jacob 1,449 Christopher 1,400 Joshua 1,375 Matthew 1,336
Georgia William 1,120 Jacob 949 Joshua 931 Michael 924 Christopher 913
Hawaii Joshua 108 Jacob 90 Matthew 79 Noah 79 Dylan 71
Idaho Jacob 180 Ethan 116 Joshua 109 Andrew 108 Michael 101
Illinois Michael 1,448 Jacob 1,421 Matthew 1,342 Daniel 1,183 Nicholas 1,133
Indiana Jacob 941 Ethan 587 Andrew 564 Michael 563 Joshua 547
Iowa Jacob 433 Tyler 263 Logan 246 Ethan 228 Nicholas 226
Kansas Jacob 343 Michael 224 Ethan 222 Andrew 212 Austin 208
Kentucky Jacob 711 William 505 Austin 419 James 401 Ethan 384
Louisiana Jacob 426 Joshua 408 Michael 389 Christopher 362 Matthew 345
Maine Jacob 201 Matthew 118 Nicholas 117 Ethan 111 Cameron 109
Maryland Michael 600 Matthew 535 Joshua 520 Jacob 504 Nicholas 457
Massachusetts Matthew 917 Michael 904 Nicholas 792 Ryan 746 John 731
Michigan Jacob 1,382 Nicholas 947 Joshua 936 Michael 922 Andrew 896
Minnesota Jacob 720 Samuel 509 Joseph 487 Benjamin 480 Andrew 478
Mississippi William 339 James 289 Jacob 282 Michael 278 Christopher 273
Missouri Jacob 829 Andrew 504 Michael 499 Austin 496 Matthew 487
Montana Jacob 71 Ethan 70 Tyler 69 Dylan 60 Hunter 60
Nebraska Jacob 288 Zachary 156 Ethan 152 Tyler 147 Matthew 142
Nevada Anthony 256 Jacob 228 Christopher 190 Michael 185 Daniel 184
New Hampshire Jacob 166 Matthew 130 Ryan 125 Tyler 121 Nicholas 119
New Jersey Michael 1,417 Matthew 1,289 Nicholas 1,079 Joseph 1,065 Christopher 964
New Mexico Joshua 212 Jacob 208 Michael 180 Isaiah 170 Joseph 150
New York Michael 2,758 Matthew 2,255 Nicholas 2,072 Joseph 2,033 Christopher 1,943
North Carolina Jacob 1,016 William 972 Joshua 919 Christopher 796 Michael 785
North Dakota Jacob 89 Ethan 72 Matthew 62 Dylan 58 Hunter 54
Ohio Jacob 1,756 Michael 1,206 Nicholas 1,116 Andrew 1,094 Joshua 1,054
Oklahoma Jacob 456 Joshua 319 Michael 318 Ethan 287 Caleb 256
Oregon Jacob 389 Joshua 306 Ethan 272 Michael 262 Tyler 250
Pennsylvania Michael 1,438 Jacob 1,306 Matthew 1,271 Nicholas 1,162 Tyler 1,054
Rhode Island Michael 140 Matthew 133 Jacob 122 Nicholas 118 Ryan 110
South Carolina William 533 Jacob 429 Joshua 400 Christopher 388 James 378
South Dakota Jacob 93 Dylan 79 Ethan 68 Hunter 65 Austin 64
Tennessee Jacob 873 William 793 Joshua 645 James 614 Austin 556
Texas Jose 2,918 Jacob 2,578 Michael 2,288 Joshua 2,248 Christopher 2,202
Utah Jacob 425 Ethan 372 Joshua 347 Tyler 261 Michael 250
Vermont Jacob 77 Nicholas 49 Dylan 48 Ethan 47 Samuel 47
Virginia Jacob 876 William 796 Michael 789 Joshua 713 Matthew 712
Washington Jacob 644 Joshua 467 Ethan 464 Michael 438 Andrew 436
West Virginia Jacob 325 Austin 188 Hunter 170 Zachary 158 Tyler 156
Wisconsin Jacob 748 Matthew 448 Samuel 448 Tyler 447 Nicholas 428
Wyoming Jacob 44 Joshua 42 Michael 36 Tyler 35 Hunter 34