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 2016. 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 2018. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 2016
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Ava 330 Emma 244 Olivia 238 Elizabeth 216 Harper 183
Alaska Emma 47 Olivia 46 Amelia 35 Charlotte 34 Sophia 33
Arizona Emma 450 Sophia 431 Mia 419 Olivia 419 Isabella 375
Arkansas Ava 193 Emma 164 Olivia 154 Abigail 133 Harper 121
California Mia 2,794 Sophia 2,751 Emma 2,602 Olivia 2,543 Isabella 2,355
Colorado Olivia 328 Emma 305 Charlotte 252 Isabella 249 Sophia 238
Connecticut Olivia 210 Charlotte 193 Mia 189 Ava 187 Isabella 179
Delaware Olivia 66 Ava 65 Emma 53 Charlotte 51 Sophia 45
Dist. of Columbia Ava 49 Sofia 46 Charlotte 45 Olivia 44 Emma 42
Florida Isabella 1,305 Olivia 1,217 Emma 1,161 Sophia 1,155 Mia 1,048
Georgia Ava 675 Olivia 542 Emma 523 Isabella 412 Madison 390
Hawaii Olivia 57 Mia 55 Emma 53 Isabella 50 Ava 47
Idaho Emma 119 Olivia 103 Harper 82 Abigail 76 Charlotte 71
Illinois Olivia 770 Emma 741 Sophia 708 Ava 630 Mia 582
Indiana Emma 429 Olivia 391 Ava 363 Charlotte 337 Harper 323
Iowa Olivia 206 Emma 173 Harper 155 Evelyn 151 Ava 149
Kansas Emma 203 Olivia 184 Charlotte 148 Sophia 142 Ava 131
Kentucky Emma 309 Ava 271 Olivia 244 Harper 222 Isabella 181
Louisiana Ava 299 Olivia 290 Emma 251 Amelia 189 Harper 183
Maine Emma 78 Charlotte 72 Olivia 66 Sophia 59 Harper 56
Maryland Ava 308 Olivia 299 Emma 258 Charlotte 254 Sophia 251
Massachusetts Olivia 424 Emma 411 Charlotte 365 Sophia 321 Isabella 317
Michigan Ava 578 Olivia 553 Emma 529 Charlotte 470 Sophia 392
Minnesota Evelyn 335 Olivia 314 Emma 310 Charlotte 286 Harper 253
Mississippi Ava 211 Olivia 138 Emma 134 Brooklyn 113 Harper 113
Missouri Olivia 403 Emma 384 Charlotte 319 Harper 297 Ava 286
Montana Harper 57 Olivia 55 Emma 53 Ava 40 Madison 40
Nebraska Emma 138 Harper 117 Ava 107 Olivia 105 Charlotte 97
Nevada Mia 178 Sophia 174 Olivia 168 Emma 164 Isabella 136
New Hampshire Charlotte 90 Emma 70 Olivia 65 Harper 55 Amelia 54
New Jersey Mia 531 Olivia 531 Emma 506 Sophia 471 Isabella 470
New Mexico Mia 131 Sophia 116 Olivia 94 Emma 93 Isabella 79
New York Olivia 1,219 Emma 1,184 Sophia 1,120 Isabella 1,017 Ava 1,006
North Carolina Ava 618 Emma 609 Olivia 558 Charlotte 408 Harper 405
North Dakota Harper 65 Olivia 65 Emma 63 Evelyn 59 Amelia 45
Ohio Emma 679 Ava 669 Olivia 658 Charlotte 542 Harper 530
Oklahoma Emma 245 Olivia 223 Ava 182 Sophia 172 Harper 170
Oregon Olivia 247 Emma 209 Sophia 177 Evelyn 172 Charlotte 168
Pennsylvania Emma 750 Olivia 726 Ava 671 Charlotte 640 Sophia 563
Rhode Island Olivia 76 Isabella 66 Charlotte 54 Emma 51 Ava 47
South Carolina Ava 264 Emma 258 Olivia 228 Charlotte 204 Madison 165
South Dakota Emma 66 Harper 56 Olivia 48 Ava 45 Charlotte 45
Tennessee Emma 407 Ava 378 Olivia 378 Harper 321 Isabella 279
Texas Emma 2,141 Mia 2,009 Sophia 1,960 Olivia 1,938 Isabella 1,799
Utah Olivia 282 Emma 270 Charlotte 196 Evelyn 184 Harper 181
Vermont Harper 36 Charlotte 33 Emma 30 Olivia 29 Evelyn 26
Virginia Olivia 482 Emma 452 Ava 439 Charlotte 408 Abigail 380
Washington Emma 446 Olivia 434 Sophia 344 Evelyn 309 Ava 308
West Virginia Harper 103 Olivia 93 Ava 91 Emma 88 Isabella 74
Wisconsin Olivia 347 Emma 321 Ava 275 Harper 265 Charlotte 264
Wyoming Emma 36 Olivia 29 Harper 26 Ava 24 Elizabeth 24

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2016
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 429 James 349 John 321 Mason 291 Elijah 287
Alaska James 46 Liam 46 Oliver 46 William 46 Joseph 41
Arizona Noah 424 Liam 422 Sebastian 343 Daniel 342 Alexander 321
Arkansas Elijah 172 William 161 Mason 154 Noah 154 James 143
California Noah 2,688 Matthew 2,413 Ethan 2,334 Daniel 2,293 Sebastian 2,270
Colorado Liam 309 Noah 281 Oliver 262 William 262 Benjamin 260
Connecticut Noah 222 James 200 Michael 197 Liam 191 Jacob 182
Delaware Liam 63 Michael 62 Mason 56 Noah 50 Alexander 49
Dist. of Columbia William 94 Alexander 76 Henry 75 Noah 65 Benjamin 63
Florida Liam 1,307 Noah 1,280 Jacob 995 Lucas 991 Elijah 986
Georgia William 670 Noah 631 Mason 609 James 532 Elijah 515
Hawaii Noah 78 Liam 70 Elijah 60 Ethan 60 William 55
Idaho Oliver 119 Liam 109 Mason 94 James 88 William 88
Illinois Noah 798 Liam 664 Alexander 634 William 632 Benjamin 630
Indiana Liam 415 Oliver 413 Elijah 343 Noah 342 Benjamin 340
Iowa Oliver 201 Owen 180 William 174 Wyatt 166 Henry 165
Kansas Benjamin 184 Henry 173 William 166 Liam 161 Noah 160
Kentucky William 315 Elijah 261 James 259 Noah 257 Liam 254
Louisiana Liam 278 Noah 267 Mason 262 Elijah 255 William 252
Maine Liam 76 Owen 72 Benjamin 68 Mason 67 William 64
Maryland Noah 334 Mason 308 Liam 285 Ethan 283 Daniel 280
Massachusetts Benjamin 488 William 409 James 400 Noah 397 Lucas 374
Michigan Noah 509 Mason 498 Benjamin 482 Liam 459 Elijah 449
Minnesota Henry 399 Oliver 367 William 325 Owen 292 Liam 278
Mississippi William 226 James 206 Mason 199 John 185 Elijah 167
Missouri William 372 Liam 342 Mason 338 Noah 322 Oliver 321
Montana James 60 Liam 59 Owen 55 Oliver 53 Henry 50
Nebraska Liam 118 Henry 117 Oliver 117 Owen 105 Mason 103
Nevada Liam 191 Alexander 157 Noah 152 Mason 147 Sebastian 144
New Hampshire Noah 81 William 78 Owen 75 Benjamin 73 Jackson 72
New Jersey Liam 574 Noah 549 Matthew 543 Michael 509 Jacob 493
New Mexico Elijah 115 Noah 113 Liam 96 Josiah 94 Michael 93
New York Liam 1,416 Jacob 1,228 Noah 1,220 Ethan 1,107 Michael 1,093
North Carolina William 714 Noah 636 Mason 545 Liam 528 Elijah 522
North Dakota Oliver 73 William 63 Easton 54 Owen 53 Liam 51
Ohio Liam 691 Noah 609 Carter 583 William 573 Mason 540
Oklahoma Liam 216 Elijah 200 Oliver 187 Noah 183 Mason 170
Oregon Oliver 227 Henry 204 William 201 Benjamin 194 Liam 192
Pennsylvania Liam 713 Noah 712 Mason 662 Benjamin 643 James 589
Rhode Island Liam 73 Noah 73 Benjamin 71 Michael 69 Jacob 55
South Carolina William 357 Noah 284 James 271 Mason 268 Elijah 218
South Dakota Oliver 66 Liam 60 Owen 55 Grayson 50 William 49
Tennessee William 561 Elijah 419 James 418 Mason 388 Noah 372
Texas Noah 2,021 Liam 1,790 Sebastian 1,670 Daniel 1,614 Matthew 1,608
Utah Oliver 313 William 272 Liam 252 James 233 Henry 202
Vermont Owen 47 Oliver 39 Wyatt 32 William 31 Carter 27
Virginia William 570 Noah 519 James 504 Liam 480 Mason 434
Washington Liam 408 Oliver 390 Benjamin 389 James 362 Noah 356
West Virginia Mason 111 Noah 108 Liam 104 Grayson 99 James 93
Wisconsin Oliver 331 Henry 328 Liam 318 Owen 294 Mason 261
Wyoming Wyatt 46 Liam 38 William 34 Lincoln 30 Henry 24