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Top 100 names by State

The following tables show the five most frequent given names, by State, for male and female births in 2009. 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 2009
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Emma 336 Madison 312 Isabella 272 Ava 252 Anna 233
Alaska Isabella 57 Sophia 46 Olivia 45 Abigail 43 Ava 41
Arizona Isabella 540 Sophia 416 Emma 372 Mia 365 Emily 309
Arkansas Emma 187 Madison 182 Addison 177 Isabella 162 Ava 142
California Isabella 3,159 Sophia 2,657 Emily 2,537 Mia 2,105 Samantha 1,833
Colorado Isabella 349 Olivia 323 Sophia 262 Abigail 251 Emma 239
Connecticut Isabella 275 Olivia 236 Sophia 225 Ava 220 Emma 190
Delaware Isabella 70 Sophia 59 Olivia 58 Abigail 51 Ava 50
Dist. of Columbia Sophia 43 Allison 41 Abigail 36 Ashley 36 Elizabeth 36
Florida Isabella 1,712 Sophia 1,150 Emma 874 Olivia 830 Emily 827
Georgia Madison 650 Isabella 559 Emma 526 Olivia 489 Ava 480
Hawaii Isabella 81 Sophia 66 Mia 51 Ava 48 Chloe 46
Idaho Olivia 120 Emma 113 Isabella 95 Sophia 90 Addison 87
Illinois Isabella 943 Olivia 830 Sophia 761 Emma 710 Emily 673
Indiana Emma 492 Olivia 464 Isabella 451 Ava 438 Addison 380
Iowa Ava 215 Olivia 211 Emma 206 Isabella 185 Addison 170
Kansas Emma 218 Isabella 184 Ava 181 Olivia 175 Abigail 167
Kentucky Emma 330 Isabella 303 Madison 281 Olivia 279 Abigail 271
Louisiana Ava 313 Emma 298 Isabella 284 Madison 263 Olivia 243
Maine Emma 104 Olivia 100 Isabella 84 Abigail 79 Madison 78
Maryland Madison 337 Olivia 332 Ava 288 Isabella 284 Emma 270
Massachusetts Olivia 514 Isabella 512 Sophia 425 Ava 419 Emma 399
Michigan Olivia 661 Isabella 641 Ava 623 Emma 593 Madison 507
Minnesota Olivia 406 Ava 363 Emma 342 Sophia 340 Isabella 331
Mississippi Madison 235 Emma 183 Addison 161 Ava 142 Anna 132
Missouri Emma 432 Olivia 428 Isabella 415 Madison 354 Ava 352
Montana Emma 70 Isabella 61 Olivia 54 Ava 52 Madison 49
Nebraska Addison 129 Isabella 119 Ava 117 Olivia 115 Sophia 110
Nevada Isabella 242 Sophia 159 Emma 135 Olivia 130 Emily 122
New Hampshire Olivia 100 Isabella 88 Ava 87 Emma 86 Abigail 78
New Jersey Isabella 744 Olivia 562 Sophia 544 Ava 515 Emily 487
New Mexico Isabella 161 Olivia 89 Mia 88 Nevaeh 86 Sophia 84
New York Isabella 1,399 Sophia 1,192 Olivia 1,188 Emma 1,064 Emily 1,055
North Carolina Emma 586 Madison 572 Isabella 570 Ava 537 Abigail 471
North Dakota Olivia 63 Ava 61 Emma 59 Ella 50 Isabella 48
Ohio Isabella 837 Emma 809 Olivia 794 Ava 781 Madison 676
Oklahoma Isabella 252 Emma 244 Addison 217 Madison 199 Abigail 195
Oregon Emma 236 Olivia 230 Isabella 228 Emily 204 Sophia 191
Pennsylvania Isabella 884 Olivia 803 Ava 786 Emma 765 Sophia 727
Rhode Island Isabella 89 Olivia 82 Sophia 78 Ava 75 Emma 72
South Carolina Emma 283 Madison 267 Isabella 245 Olivia 229 Abigail 203
South Dakota Emma 59 Ava 58 Isabella 51 Sophia 51 Alexis 49
Tennessee Emma 460 Madison 439 Isabella 397 Olivia 373 Abigail 360
Texas Isabella 2,090 Emily 1,721 Mia 1,618 Emma 1,468 Sophia 1,452
Utah Olivia 268 Emma 228 Abigail 218 Brooklyn 205 Lily 190
Vermont Emma 38 Ava 32 Isabella 32 Madison 31 Sophia 31
Virginia Isabella 478 Madison 465 Emma 448 Olivia 443 Abigail 431
Washington Isabella 451 Sophia 429 Olivia 428 Emma 388 Abigail 327
West Virginia Madison 149 Isabella 148 Emma 136 Alexis 122 Emily 109
Wisconsin Olivia 364 Isabella 359 Emma 350 Ava 338 Sophia 311
Wyoming Isabella 36 Madison 35 Ava 31 Emma 30 Alexis 28

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2009
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 508 James 343 Jacob 320 Jackson 307 John 305
Alaska Michael 58 Ethan 57 James 49 Logan 49 Samuel 49
Arizona Jacob 495 Daniel 487 Alexander 480 Angel 473 Anthony 466
Arkansas William 220 Jacob 203 Ethan 187 Joshua 176 Jayden 166
California Daniel 3,392 Anthony 3,086 Angel 3,003 Jacob 2,974 Alexander 2,881
Colorado Alexander 341 Jacob 323 Noah 310 William 303 Benjamin 288
Connecticut Michael 258 Ryan 253 Alexander 242 Matthew 231 Jayden 229
Delaware Alexander 69 Michael 67 James 64 Jayden 64 Ethan 60
Dist. of Columbia William 87 Michael 70 James 69 Alexander 67 Daniel 60
Florida Jayden 1,327 Michael 1,168 Joshua 1,148 Jacob 1,093 Anthony 1,085
Georgia William 892 Christopher 712 Joshua 708 James 649 Jayden 641
Hawaii Ethan 86 Noah 76 Jayden 66 Joshua 63 Caleb 61
Idaho Logan 112 Jacob 107 Ethan 102 William 98 Wyatt 95
Illinois Alexander 1,042 Jacob 876 Daniel 874 Michael 806 Anthony 775
Indiana Ethan 498 Noah 438 Jacob 429 Logan 400 Elijah 399
Iowa Jacob 207 Ethan 203 Carter 197 Noah 194 William 179
Kansas Ethan 204 William 190 Jacob 187 Alexander 175 Noah 173
Kentucky Jacob 426 William 409 James 331 Ethan 313 Noah 300
Louisiana Jayden 298 Ethan 289 Landon 272 Joshua 268 Noah 249
Maine Noah 98 Logan 89 Jacob 79 Owen 79 Aiden 73
Maryland Michael 391 Jayden 346 Joshua 345 Ethan 337 William 336
Massachusetts Ryan 487 Jacob 469 William 463 Michael 461 Matthew 426
Michigan Jacob 714 Ethan 605 Logan 549 Noah 538 Aiden 531
Minnesota Logan 390 Benjamin 370 William 357 Ethan 350 Jacob 345
Mississippi William 252 Jayden 236 James 228 Christopher 223 Joshua 188
Missouri Jacob 397 Ethan 390 William 383 Jackson 376 Aiden 366
Montana Ethan 60 Wyatt 56 Logan 53 Landon 49 William 49
Nebraska Alexander 142 Carter 128 Noah 127 William 122 Jacob 120
Nevada Anthony 221 Jacob 183 Daniel 176 Michael 174 Alexander 171
New Hampshire Logan 102 Jacob 94 Liam 86 Aiden 80 Ryan 79
New Jersey Michael 803 Matthew 715 Anthony 669 Jayden 652 Ryan 647
New Mexico Aiden 139 Joshua 133 Noah 132 Jacob 130 Gabriel 127
New York Michael 1,712 Jayden 1,474 Matthew 1,450 Ethan 1,363 Daniel 1,362
North Carolina William 793 Jacob 670 Christopher 638 Joshua 622 Noah 621
North Dakota Ethan 60 Logan 60 Jack 48 Carter 47 Jacob 47
Ohio Jacob 838 Noah 771 Ethan 760 Logan 724 William 687
Oklahoma Ethan 245 Jacob 226 Noah 223 William 209 Joshua 202
Oregon Alexander 243 Logan 206 Jacob 200 Daniel 194 Ethan 191
Pennsylvania Michael 814 Jacob 809 Ethan 736 Logan 727 Matthew 707
Rhode Island Anthony 81 Jayden 79 Logan 77 Michael 74 Aiden 73
South Carolina William 417 Jayden 292 Christopher 291 James 286 Joshua 284
South Dakota Ethan 72 Noah 71 Gavin 55 Jackson 55 Logan 55
Tennessee William 644 Jacob 453 Joshua 438 Ethan 436 Noah 434
Texas Jose 2,264 Jacob 1,999 Daniel 1,995 Angel 1,870 Christopher 1,866
Utah Ethan 288 William 288 Jacob 246 Isaac 231 Mason 210
Vermont Noah 46 William 43 Owen 40 Logan 37 Aiden 34
Virginia William 603 Jacob 534 Noah 504 Michael 498 Ethan 497
Washington Alexander 446 Jacob 429 Ethan 417 William 415 Daniel 390
West Virginia Jacob 157 Hunter 139 Ethan 130 Noah 129 Aiden 123
Wisconsin Ethan 371 Jacob 369 Noah 364 Logan 362 Mason 348
Wyoming Wyatt 42 William 35 Aiden 33 Jacob 33 Mason 31