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 2006. 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 2006
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Madison 385 Emma 365 Anna 311 Emily 292 Hannah 256
Alaska Emma 49 Emily 42 Madison 42 Isabella 37 Ava 35
Arizona Mia 505 Emily 492 Isabella 442 Ashley 396 Emma 387
Arkansas Madison 269 Emily 212 Emma 204 Hannah 172 Abigail 167
California Emily 3,103 Isabella 2,800 Ashley 2,605 Mia 2,451 Samantha 2,349
Colorado Isabella 318 Emily 298 Emma 294 Hannah 267 Abigail 259
Connecticut Isabella 271 Emily 264 Ava 252 Olivia 238 Emma 215
Delaware Madison 72 Emily 68 Ava 65 Emma 53 Olivia 48
Dist. of Columbia Katherine 53 Elizabeth 48 Ashley 46 Ava 41 Sophia 38
Florida Isabella 1,585 Emily 1,242 Madison 1,013 Sophia 898 Emma 890
Georgia Madison 746 Emily 676 Emma 643 Hannah 519 Ava 496
Hawaii Isabella 58 Emma 49 Madison 49 Hailey 48 Ava 45
Idaho Emma 151 Olivia 106 Abigail 103 Hannah 88 Madison 88
Illinois Emily 909 Isabella 796 Emma 792 Olivia 787 Ava 708
Indiana Emma 570 Ava 470 Olivia 468 Madison 461 Emily 448
Iowa Emma 316 Ava 260 Olivia 224 Madison 218 Hannah 195
Kansas Emma 232 Emily 213 Abigail 200 Madison 196 Ava 191
Kentucky Madison 418 Emma 352 Emily 346 Hannah 332 Abigail 292
Louisiana Madison 401 Emma 318 Ava 309 Emily 261 Hannah 226
Maine Emma 111 Abigail 106 Emily 96 Olivia 93 Madison 91
Maryland Madison 375 Emily 308 Abigail 291 Emma 287 Ava 273
Massachusetts Ava 557 Isabella 494 Emma 450 Sophia 437 Olivia 429
Michigan Ava 762 Emma 699 Madison 666 Olivia 645 Emily 603
Minnesota Ava 484 Grace 375 Olivia 375 Emma 366 Sophia 356
Mississippi Madison 284 Anna 201 Emma 183 Hannah 155 Emily 147
Missouri Emma 495 Madison 454 Ava 394 Abigail 385 Emily 379
Montana Emma 63 Abigail 57 Madison 57 Hannah 46 Grace 44
Nebraska Emma 165 Ava 163 Madison 134 Addison 132 Emily 119
Nevada Emily 186 Isabella 165 Emma 148 Mia 147 Ashley 146
New Hampshire Emma 126 Olivia 109 Emily 96 Ava 93 Madison 86
New Jersey Isabella 652 Ava 640 Emily 618 Sophia 494 Olivia 481
New Mexico Isabella 125 Alyssa 110 Emily 106 Mia 103 Madison 95
New York Emily 1,318 Isabella 1,222 Ava 1,064 Olivia 1,035 Madison 1,013
North Carolina Madison 670 Emily 637 Emma 574 Abigail 528 Hannah 528
North Dakota Ava 63 Emma 62 Grace 58 Madison 53 Alexis 48
Ohio Emma 909 Madison 869 Ava 813 Olivia 794 Emily 741
Oklahoma Emma 283 Madison 257 Emily 237 Abigail 210 Hannah 207
Oregon Emma 253 Emily 242 Olivia 203 Madison 201 Isabella 196
Pennsylvania Ava 872 Emily 821 Emma 804 Madison 800 Olivia 783
Rhode Island Isabella 100 Olivia 93 Ava 89 Madison 86 Emily 81
South Carolina Madison 390 Emma 284 Emily 273 Hannah 226 Olivia 210
South Dakota Emma 64 Hannah 64 Ava 60 Grace 56 Madison 52
Tennessee Madison 567 Emma 534 Emily 479 Hannah 470 Abigail 458
Texas Emily 2,118 Mia 1,776 Ashley 1,500 Isabella 1,498 Madison 1,473
Utah Emma 312 Abigail 226 Olivia 218 Elizabeth 212 Emily 210
Vermont Emma 58 Ava 54 Abigail 37 Grace 37 Olivia 37
Virginia Madison 547 Emily 523 Abigail 479 Emma 464 Hannah 444
Washington Emma 422 Emily 392 Ava 377 Olivia 359 Isabella 353
West Virginia Madison 182 Hannah 153 Emily 142 Abigail 134 Alexis 130
Wisconsin Ava 434 Emma 429 Emily 362 Olivia 360 Isabella 338
Wyoming Emily 39 Emma 38 Madison 29 Alexis 27 Hannah 25

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2006
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 609 Jacob 432 James 422 Joshua 377 John 371
Alaska James 67 Jacob 55 Michael 55 Andrew 52 Ethan 52
Arizona Angel 643 Daniel 614 Jacob 600 Anthony 596 Jose 576
Arkansas William 263 Ethan 243 Jacob 243 James 203 Landon 198
California Daniel 3,826 Anthony 3,775 Angel 3,688 Jacob 3,197 David 3,154
Colorado Jacob 391 Ethan 321 Alexander 318 Joshua 317 Noah 306
Connecticut Michael 297 Matthew 293 Ryan 291 Nicholas 283 Anthony 269
Delaware Ryan 74 Michael 72 Jacob 67 John 67 Matthew 67
Dist. of Columbia William 109 Michael 89 Christopher 79 Anthony 71 Alexander 70
Florida Joshua 1,476 Michael 1,441 Anthony 1,381 Christopher 1,322 Jacob 1,261
Georgia William 1,014 Joshua 916 Christopher 795 Jacob 754 Michael 721
Hawaii Noah 96 Joshua 90 Ethan 78 Dylan 73 Jacob 68
Idaho Ethan 121 Jacob 111 Noah 108 Joshua 107 Logan 101
Illinois Daniel 1,022 Michael 991 Jacob 964 Alexander 943 Joshua 918
Indiana Jacob 577 Ethan 540 Andrew 441 Michael 436 William 423
Iowa Ethan 253 Jacob 239 Noah 215 Logan 207 Andrew 205
Kansas Jacob 222 Ethan 212 Logan 199 Alexander 192 William 179
Kentucky Jacob 497 William 463 Ethan 428 James 367 Landon 339
Louisiana Ethan 321 Landon 319 Joshua 304 Jacob 292 Christopher 279
Maine Jacob 127 Ethan 108 Benjamin 103 Tyler 87 Logan 83
Maryland Joshua 471 Michael 457 Jacob 409 William 407 Matthew 383
Massachusetts Matthew 593 Ryan 567 Michael 564 Nicholas 508 Andrew 489
Michigan Jacob 864 Ethan 736 Michael 666 Logan 665 Andrew 661
Minnesota Ethan 463 Jacob 448 Logan 411 Benjamin 406 Jack 401
Mississippi William 311 James 303 Joshua 252 Christopher 240 John 234
Missouri Jacob 555 Logan 449 Andrew 446 Ethan 444 William 435
Montana Jacob 68 Logan 61 Michael 60 William 60 Noah 58
Nebraska Jacob 150 Alexander 144 Ethan 130 Andrew 124 Logan 121
Nevada Anthony 278 Angel 236 Daniel 234 Jacob 211 Alexander 192
New Hampshire Jacob 120 Ryan 105 Benjamin 96 William 92 Logan 91
New Jersey Michael 1,029 Matthew 901 Daniel 794 Joseph 789 Anthony 781
New Mexico Joshua 167 Gabriel 166 Isaiah 166 Daniel 154 Joseph 149
New York Michael 1,982 Matthew 1,767 Joseph 1,612 Anthony 1,542 Daniel 1,488
North Carolina William 890 Joshua 835 Jacob 783 Christopher 740 Michael 673
North Dakota Logan 73 Jacob 65 Ethan 64 Carter 59 Noah 58
Ohio Jacob 1,049 Andrew 935 Ethan 857 Michael 850 Noah 797
Oklahoma Jacob 345 Ethan 263 Joshua 239 William 220 Michael 216
Oregon Jacob 288 Ethan 259 Alexander 230 Logan 219 Noah 219
Pennsylvania Jacob 1,071 Michael 1,040 Ryan 958 Joseph 852 Matthew 822
Rhode Island Ryan 101 Jacob 89 Nicholas 82 Michael 78 Christopher 77
South Carolina William 442 Christopher 364 James 346 Jacob 334 Joshua 331
South Dakota Jacob 81 Ethan 76 Carter 55 Logan 55 Mason 55
Tennessee William 697 Jacob 622 Joshua 545 Ethan 524 James 511
Texas Jose 2,657 Jacob 2,240 Joshua 2,158 Daniel 2,153 Christopher 2,135
Utah Ethan 352 Joshua 336 Jacob 319 Samuel 286 Benjamin 254
Vermont Jacob 56 William 42 Noah 41 Owen 38 Aiden 37
Virginia William 666 Jacob 621 Michael 585 Joshua 584 Christopher 559
Washington Jacob 494 Alexander 474 Ethan 463 Daniel 407 Logan 399
West Virginia Jacob 199 Ethan 191 Logan 164 Landon 136 Hunter 128
Wisconsin Ethan 476 Jacob 448 Logan 398 Mason 372 Alexander 353
Wyoming Ethan 44 Jacob 42 Logan 42 Ryan 38 Hunter 34