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 2005. 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 March 2017. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 2005
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Madison 403 Emma 399 Emily 334 Anna 307 Hannah 255
Alaska Madison 53 Emma 49 Emily 47 Isabella 35 Samantha 35
Arizona Emily 510 Mia 428 Ashley 409 Isabella 374 Emma 351
Arkansas Emily 264 Madison 264 Emma 217 Hannah 179 Alexis 159
California Emily 3,283 Ashley 2,785 Samantha 2,503 Isabella 2,354 Mia 2,186
Colorado Emily 305 Emma 304 Madison 274 Abigail 272 Isabella 272
Connecticut Olivia 270 Emily 261 Ava 237 Emma 220 Isabella 219
Delaware Madison 68 Emily 63 Sarah 59 Emma 56 Abigail 50
Dist. of Columbia Sophia 51 Olivia 45 Elizabeth 43 Kayla 43 Katherine 42
Florida Emily 1,298 Isabella 1,280 Madison 1,098 Emma 885 Sophia 836
Georgia Emily 855 Madison 759 Emma 611 Hannah 528 Abigail 507
Hawaii Emma 53 Mia 49 Madison 46 Kayla 43 Taylor 43
Idaho Emma 133 Madison 104 Emily 102 Hailey 89 Abigail 88
Illinois Emily 1,004 Emma 810 Olivia 773 Isabella 708 Abigail 695
Indiana Emma 576 Madison 552 Emily 549 Abigail 465 Olivia 464
Iowa Emma 318 Olivia 219 Madison 217 Emily 206 Ava 188
Kansas Emma 267 Emily 212 Olivia 193 Abigail 186 Madison 185
Kentucky Madison 452 Emily 433 Emma 388 Hannah 336 Abigail 315
Louisiana Madison 418 Emma 338 Emily 295 Hannah 239 Olivia 211
Maine Emma 134 Abigail 111 Emily 108 Hannah 108 Madison 105
Maryland Emily 401 Madison 364 Emma 309 Abigail 296 Kayla 289
Massachusetts Emma 531 Emily 503 Ava 474 Olivia 462 Sophia 445
Michigan Emma 740 Emily 701 Madison 688 Olivia 657 Ava 655
Minnesota Ava 460 Grace 428 Emma 421 Ella 394 Emily 394
Mississippi Madison 271 Emma 186 Anna 173 Emily 167 Hannah 156
Missouri Emma 571 Madison 511 Emily 428 Abigail 417 Olivia 393
Montana Emma 69 Madison 66 Olivia 58 Emily 57 Alexis 47
Nebraska Emma 158 Emily 145 Madison 142 Grace 131 Olivia 129
Nevada Emily 182 Ashley 137 Samantha 137 Isabella 136 Madison 132
New Hampshire Emma 128 Emily 109 Madison 100 Olivia 92 Ava 91
New Jersey Emily 702 Isabella 559 Ava 547 Olivia 503 Samantha 493
New Mexico Alyssa 117 Emily 112 Madison 106 Isabella 97 Destiny 96
New York Emily 1,444 Isabella 1,104 Emma 1,096 Olivia 1,063 Madison 1,003
North Carolina Emily 697 Emma 696 Madison 695 Hannah 552 Abigail 474
North Dakota Emma 75 Hannah 61 Madison 54 Olivia 52 Grace 50
Ohio Emma 1,056 Madison 917 Olivia 850 Emily 845 Ava 709
Oklahoma Emma 280 Madison 279 Emily 274 Hannah 248 Abigail 195
Oregon Emma 282 Emily 255 Madison 211 Hannah 199 Olivia 195
Pennsylvania Emily 891 Emma 865 Madison 864 Olivia 793 Abigail 727
Rhode Island Olivia 97 Ava 88 Abigail 80 Emily 80 Isabella 79
South Carolina Emily 328 Madison 309 Emma 276 Hannah 233 Abigail 229
South Dakota Emma 60 Madison 60 Olivia 60 Emily 58 Grace 53
Tennessee Madison 601 Emma 575 Emily 525 Hannah 477 Abigail 388
Texas Emily 2,480 Mia 1,654 Madison 1,621 Ashley 1,588 Emma 1,481
Utah Emma 312 Emily 256 Olivia 245 Abigail 218 Hannah 212
Vermont Emma 61 Emily 47 Olivia 43 Hannah 42 Madison 40
Virginia Emily 593 Madison 570 Emma 510 Hannah 476 Abigail 450
Washington Emma 424 Emily 413 Madison 358 Olivia 354 Isabella 328
West Virginia Madison 198 Emily 195 Emma 169 Hannah 136 Olivia 135
Wisconsin Emma 452 Olivia 412 Emily 388 Ava 350 Abigail 347
Wyoming Madison 38 Emma 31 Hailey 29 Hannah 29 Olivia 26

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2005
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 550 Joshua 399 James 396 John 386 Michael 382
Alaska Ethan 63 Jacob 58 Joshua 55 Michael 52 Joseph 49
Arizona Angel 618 Jacob 594 Jose 588 Daniel 535 Michael 535
Arkansas Ethan 257 William 231 Jacob 226 Joshua 191 James 190
California Daniel 3,914 Anthony 3,746 Angel 3,517 David 3,273 Joshua 3,216
Colorado Jacob 387 Joshua 373 Alexander 348 Joseph 340 Ethan 326
Connecticut Ryan 354 Matthew 346 Michael 344 Nicholas 303 Anthony 264
Delaware Michael 89 Matthew 77 Ryan 75 Joshua 74 Jacob 73
Dist. of Columbia William 111 John 97 James 81 Michael 80 Alexander 78
Florida Joshua 1,502 Michael 1,493 Anthony 1,327 Christopher 1,305 Jacob 1,263
Georgia William 1,033 Joshua 909 Christopher 795 Jacob 785 Michael 736
Hawaii Joshua 95 Jacob 90 Noah 86 Ethan 72 Elijah 67
Idaho Ethan 134 Jacob 131 Gabriel 96 Michael 93 Samuel 93
Illinois Michael 1,115 Jacob 1,114 Daniel 1,071 Alexander 993 Matthew 973
Indiana Jacob 671 Ethan 643 Andrew 465 Joshua 456 Michael 429
Iowa Ethan 287 Jacob 282 Logan 218 Andrew 214 Tyler 187
Kansas Jacob 265 Ethan 251 Andrew 188 Joseph 176 Logan 173
Kentucky Jacob 553 Ethan 464 William 405 James 400 Joshua 352
Louisiana Joshua 324 Ethan 322 Michael 313 Jacob 305 William 272
Maine Jacob 126 Tyler 97 Alexander 87 Benjamin 85 Andrew 84
Maryland Joshua 462 Michael 462 Ryan 417 William 417 Matthew 414
Massachusetts Matthew 696 Michael 642 Ryan 631 Nicholas 543 John 519
Michigan Jacob 960 Andrew 819 Ethan 783 Joshua 693 Michael 680
Minnesota Ethan 494 Jacob 475 Samuel 441 Jack 420 Andrew 414
Mississippi William 336 James 287 John 237 Christopher 234 Jacob 233
Missouri Jacob 547 Ethan 500 William 464 Andrew 449 Tyler 428
Montana Jacob 85 Ethan 72 Michael 60 Joseph 56 Logan 53
Nebraska Jacob 169 Ethan 164 Samuel 127 Alexander 117 Noah 114
Nevada Anthony 223 Jacob 223 Daniel 212 Joshua 207 Angel 206
New Hampshire Jacob 147 Ryan 127 Matthew 112 Benjamin 108 Aiden 98
New Jersey Michael 1,085 Matthew 972 Ryan 920 Anthony 866 Joseph 852
New Mexico Joshua 196 Isaiah 189 Jacob 165 Daniel 156 Elijah 141
New York Michael 2,089 Matthew 1,832 Joseph 1,678 Anthony 1,620 Ryan 1,593
North Carolina William 924 Jacob 837 Joshua 837 Christopher 705 Michael 671
North Dakota Ethan 80 Jacob 59 Carter 53 Noah 53 Dylan 51
Ohio Jacob 1,185 Andrew 997 Ethan 947 Michael 916 Logan 818
Oklahoma Jacob 328 Ethan 318 Joshua 264 Michael 261 William 237
Oregon Jacob 290 Ethan 269 Andrew 227 Joshua 217 Alexander 216
Pennsylvania Michael 1,112 Jacob 1,005 Matthew 999 Ryan 965 Nicholas 939
Rhode Island Michael 119 Matthew 101 Jacob 97 Ethan 93 Ryan 93
South Carolina William 434 Jacob 356 James 331 Joshua 331 John 309
South Dakota Jacob 80 Ethan 65 Carter 60 Tyler 58 Landon 57
Tennessee William 748 Jacob 645 Ethan 597 James 550 Joshua 515
Texas Jose 2,807 Jacob 2,316 Joshua 2,229 Daniel 2,104 Christopher 2,036
Utah Jacob 323 Ethan 319 Joshua 293 Samuel 272 Andrew 252
Vermont Jacob 63 Connor 44 Matthew 42 Samuel 42 Ryan 39
Virginia William 746 Jacob 733 Michael 665 Joshua 632 Matthew 568
Washington Jacob 483 Ethan 447 Alexander 428 Andrew 397 Daniel 390
West Virginia Jacob 243 Ethan 171 Hunter 161 Logan 133 Andrew 132
Wisconsin Ethan 489 Jacob 470 Alexander 386 Tyler 386 Logan 366
Wyoming Jacob 41 Ethan 40 Tyler 35 Michael 31 Joseph 30