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 2008. 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 2008
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Emma 356 Madison 340 Addison 257 Ava 257 Emily 245
Alaska Emma 51 Ava 40 Abigail 39 Sophia 38 Isabella 37
Arizona Isabella 466 Sophia 423 Emma 378 Emily 364 Mia 344
Arkansas Madison 191 Emma 190 Emily 164 Addison 162 Olivia 151
California Isabella 2,788 Emily 2,780 Sophia 2,568 Samantha 2,259 Ashley 2,041
Colorado Isabella 312 Olivia 294 Sophia 271 Emma 269 Abigail 248
Connecticut Isabella 259 Olivia 237 Ava 231 Emily 211 Emma 202
Delaware Ava 70 Olivia 69 Madison 61 Abigail 57 Emma 56
Dist. of Columbia Ashley 47 Chloe 43 Sophia 41 Katherine 39 Emma 36
Florida Isabella 1,569 Sophia 1,033 Emily 952 Emma 907 Madison 874
Georgia Madison 683 Emma 582 Emily 555 Ava 521 Olivia 481
Hawaii Chloe 65 Isabella 59 Madison 48 Sophia 48 Mia 47
Idaho Olivia 131 Emma 128 Madison 101 Abigail 97 Emily 88
Illinois Olivia 827 Emily 772 Isabella 757 Emma 751 Sophia 728
Indiana Emma 514 Olivia 498 Ava 446 Madison 403 Addison 391
Iowa Emma 250 Ava 219 Olivia 219 Addison 209 Abigail 173
Kansas Emma 200 Olivia 188 Emily 181 Ava 178 Madison 178
Kentucky Madison 359 Emma 352 Olivia 287 Abigail 284 Addison 269
Louisiana Madison 333 Ava 311 Emma 306 Olivia 247 Isabella 240
Maine Emma 105 Olivia 98 Madison 95 Ava 86 Abigail 84
Maryland Madison 383 Emily 294 Emma 291 Olivia 286 Ava 276
Massachusetts Ava 470 Isabella 461 Olivia 459 Emma 453 Sophia 441
Michigan Olivia 681 Ava 642 Emma 633 Madison 610 Sophia 495
Minnesota Ava 446 Olivia 386 Emma 367 Sophia 325 Grace 304
Mississippi Madison 253 Emma 191 Ava 152 Addison 150 Anna 143
Missouri Emma 448 Ava 383 Madison 379 Olivia 379 Chloe 340
Montana Madison 63 Olivia 56 Emma 55 Isabella 49 Sophia 48
Nebraska Ava 128 Addison 123 Emma 123 Olivia 110 Sophia 109
Nevada Emily 169 Isabella 169 Sophia 139 Olivia 137 Madison 136
New Hampshire Emma 110 Olivia 96 Ava 90 Madison 84 Abigail 82
New Jersey Isabella 637 Ava 565 Sophia 558 Olivia 540 Emily 534
New Mexico Isabella 113 Alyssa 107 Nevaeh 99 Madison 93 Olivia 90
New York Isabella 1,282 Olivia 1,195 Sophia 1,155 Madison 1,071 Ava 1,066
North Carolina Emma 652 Madison 622 Ava 514 Emily 501 Abigail 498
North Dakota Ava 64 Emma 62 Sophia 53 Addison 50 Ella 48
Ohio Ava 867 Olivia 824 Emma 807 Madison 760 Isabella 671
Oklahoma Emma 289 Madison 236 Addison 231 Emily 197 Ava 191
Oregon Olivia 246 Emma 234 Ava 203 Isabella 198 Emily 190
Pennsylvania Ava 909 Olivia 853 Emma 812 Madison 748 Isabella 737
Rhode Island Ava 94 Emma 86 Olivia 80 Sophia 76 Isabella 75
South Carolina Madison 302 Emma 277 Emily 257 Abigail 218 Olivia 208
South Dakota Emma 76 Olivia 64 Addison 55 Grace 54 Ava 52
Tennessee Emma 553 Madison 553 Abigail 363 Addison 360 Emily 359
Texas Emily 1,849 Isabella 1,705 Abigail 1,492 Emma 1,449 Madison 1,390
Utah Olivia 260 Emma 250 Abigail 224 Lily 203 Elizabeth 199
Vermont Emma 50 Elizabeth 37 Ava 36 Olivia 36 Emily 33
Virginia Emma 467 Abigail 461 Madison 455 Emily 433 Olivia 406
Washington Olivia 430 Emma 394 Ava 380 Sophia 380 Emily 375
West Virginia Emma 168 Madison 165 Abigail 123 Olivia 118 Emily 116
Wisconsin Ava 412 Olivia 366 Emma 364 Sophia 304 Isabella 279
Wyoming Madison 35 Emma 33 Taylor 28 Abigail 27 Emily 25

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2008
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 536 John 372 James 369 Jacob 352 Joshua 326
Alaska James 67 Jacob 60 Michael 58 Ethan 53 Tyler 50
Arizona Anthony 575 Daniel 520 Angel 514 Alexander 485 Jacob 482
Arkansas Jacob 205 Ethan 203 William 202 Landon 174 Jackson 169
California Daniel 3,752 Anthony 3,637 Angel 3,171 Jacob 3,028 David 2,915
Colorado Alexander 353 Jacob 315 Ethan 301 William 298 Noah 293
Connecticut Michael 319 Matthew 265 Ryan 265 Alexander 256 Jacob 248
Delaware Michael 89 William 70 Jacob 69 Christopher 65 Joshua 64
Dist. of Columbia William 95 Alexander 79 Michael 76 John 74 Christopher 68
Florida Jayden 1,338 Joshua 1,332 Michael 1,306 Anthony 1,229 Christopher 1,186
Georgia William 913 Christopher 802 Joshua 780 Michael 696 Jacob 680
Hawaii Ethan 87 Noah 80 Isaiah 78 Jayden 75 Elijah 73
Idaho Ethan 133 Jacob 118 William 117 Alexander 110 Logan 94
Illinois Alexander 989 Daniel 955 Michael 943 Jacob 887 Anthony 873
Indiana Jacob 536 Ethan 522 Noah 427 William 410 Aiden 399
Iowa Ethan 237 William 219 Carter 203 Jackson 194 Logan 192
Kansas Ethan 243 Jacob 206 Aiden 205 William 184 Alexander 183
Kentucky William 429 Jacob 392 James 331 Ethan 321 Landon 298
Louisiana Ethan 301 Jayden 286 Christopher 285 Jacob 280 William 264
Maine Jacob 111 Benjamin 103 Noah 79 Ethan 76 Gavin 73
Maryland Michael 393 Jacob 391 Ryan 377 Joshua 371 William 356
Massachusetts Ryan 543 Michael 542 Jacob 492 Matthew 488 William 463
Michigan Jacob 770 Ethan 631 Michael 598 Alexander 565 Logan 559
Minnesota Ethan 408 Alexander 375 Logan 364 William 354 Benjamin 343
Mississippi William 288 James 237 Christopher 226 Jayden 224 John 224
Missouri Jacob 482 Ethan 401 William 399 Logan 370 Alexander 346
Montana Ethan 66 Jacob 60 William 58 Wyatt 53 Gabriel 50
Nebraska Jacob 145 Ethan 134 Samuel 126 Logan 125 Noah 124
Nevada Anthony 251 Daniel 205 Alexander 200 Jacob 188 Michael 182
New Hampshire Jacob 114 Owen 91 Ethan 89 Logan 89 Aiden 88
New Jersey Michael 839 Matthew 792 Anthony 715 Christopher 682 Daniel 678
New Mexico Isaiah 177 Daniel 160 Elijah 152 Jacob 149 Joshua 136
New York Michael 1,747 Matthew 1,578 Anthony 1,490 Daniel 1,450 Joseph 1,439
North Carolina William 888 Jacob 709 Joshua 706 Christopher 658 Ethan 622
North Dakota Carter 62 Aiden 58 Mason 56 Wyatt 54 Gavin 53
Ohio Jacob 945 Ethan 823 Michael 772 Andrew 717 Logan 715
Oklahoma Ethan 266 Jacob 262 Michael 209 Logan 204 William 199
Oregon Ethan 232 Alexander 228 Logan 205 Aiden 204 Jacob 204
Pennsylvania Michael 928 Ryan 880 Jacob 871 Matthew 734 Joseph 719
Rhode Island Michael 89 Jacob 83 Jayden 83 Ethan 82 Anthony 79
South Carolina William 457 Joshua 317 Christopher 314 Jayden 312 Jacob 299
South Dakota Jacob 56 Mason 56 Noah 56 Jackson 54 Ethan 53
Tennessee William 705 Jacob 563 James 505 Ethan 486 Elijah 476
Texas Jose 2,357 Jacob 2,129 Daniel 2,066 Christopher 1,976 Joshua 1,974
Utah Ethan 306 Samuel 270 Jacob 266 William 266 Benjamin 232
Vermont Jacob 45 Noah 45 Benjamin 40 Logan 37 Mason 36
Virginia William 679 Jacob 594 Ethan 552 Joshua 552 Michael 549
Washington Ethan 464 Jacob 454 Alexander 440 Daniel 414 Logan 380
West Virginia Jacob 175 Ethan 132 Hunter 126 Landon 126 Noah 126
Wisconsin Ethan 429 Mason 389 Jacob 375 Logan 368 Benjamin 317
Wyoming James 41 Wyatt 38 Hunter 34 Jacob 34 Tyler 33