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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 2017. 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 2017
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Ava 358 Olivia 300 Emma 240 Harper 192 Amelia 190
Alaska Emma 56 Olivia 56 Aurora 38 Isabella 38 Sophia 35
Arizona Emma 446 Isabella 400 Olivia 394 Mia 380 Sophia 374
Arkansas Emma 176 Olivia 155 Ava 150 Harper 138 Isabella 108
California Emma 2,726 Mia 2,588 Olivia 2,474 Sophia 2,430 Isabella 2,337
Colorado Emma 292 Olivia 271 Charlotte 257 Evelyn 252 Isabella 246
Connecticut Olivia 230 Emma 219 Ava 169 Mia 162 Sophia 159
Delaware Olivia 56 Ava 55 Charlotte 49 Isabella 45 Emma 44
Dist. of Columbia Ava 56 Olivia 52 Eleanor 51 Genesis 41 Elizabeth 39
Florida Isabella 1,306 Emma 1,241 Olivia 1,168 Sophia 1,057 Ava 1,019
Georgia Ava 667 Olivia 569 Emma 531 Isabella 460 Charlotte 391
Hawaii Emma 73 Olivia 64 Aria 51 Ava 47 Chloe 46
Idaho Emma 105 Olivia 96 Charlotte 89 Evelyn 88 Harper 76
Illinois Olivia 726 Emma 701 Ava 615 Sophia 598 Isabella 583
Indiana Emma 448 Olivia 391 Amelia 352 Charlotte 342 Harper 333
Iowa Harper 173 Emma 170 Olivia 166 Charlotte 160 Evelyn 155
Kansas Emma 202 Olivia 182 Ava 154 Harper 151 Evelyn 144
Kentucky Emma 290 Ava 243 Olivia 236 Harper 235 Isabella 210
Louisiana Olivia 296 Ava 278 Emma 228 Amelia 195 Harper 187
Maine Charlotte 89 Olivia 74 Emma 70 Harper 65 Amelia 56
Maryland Ava 341 Olivia 283 Emma 266 Sophia 258 Charlotte 220
Massachusetts Emma 393 Olivia 379 Charlotte 347 Sophia 330 Isabella 294
Michigan Emma 531 Ava 526 Olivia 505 Charlotte 421 Amelia 409
Minnesota Olivia 310 Evelyn 307 Emma 296 Charlotte 259 Nora 235
Mississippi Ava 211 Emma 151 Olivia 128 Paisley 105 Amelia 97
Missouri Olivia 367 Ava 351 Emma 341 Amelia 318 Harper 296
Montana Olivia 59 Emma 53 Harper 45 Ava 44 Charlotte 37
Nebraska Emma 124 Olivia 115 Amelia 103 Charlotte 103 Evelyn 90
Nevada Emma 187 Mia 181 Isabella 170 Sophia 168 Olivia 163
New Hampshire Charlotte 95 Evelyn 74 Emma 68 Olivia 67 Amelia 58
New Jersey Emma 583 Olivia 561 Isabella 535 Mia 456 Sophia 440
New Mexico Mia 107 Sophia 102 Isabella 91 Olivia 88 Ava 72
New York Olivia 1,227 Emma 1,204 Sophia 1,007 Mia 996 Ava 987
North Carolina Ava 649 Emma 586 Olivia 583 Isabella 430 Charlotte 417
North Dakota Emma 70 Harper 61 Olivia 53 Amelia 51 Ava 49
Ohio Emma 669 Ava 661 Olivia 621 Harper 559 Charlotte 525
Oklahoma Emma 234 Olivia 199 Harper 184 Ava 177 Isabella 159
Oregon Emma 208 Olivia 207 Sophia 158 Charlotte 150 Evelyn 146
Pennsylvania Emma 778 Olivia 666 Ava 620 Charlotte 506 Sophia 498
Rhode Island Charlotte 69 Emma 67 Olivia 63 Sophia 60 Isabella 51
South Carolina Ava 289 Emma 255 Olivia 221 Charlotte 192 Harper 187
South Dakota Emma 53 Olivia 50 Harper 47 Evelyn 46 Nora 45
Tennessee Ava 435 Olivia 394 Emma 376 Amelia 310 Harper 308
Texas Emma 2,302 Mia 1,882 Isabella 1,828 Sophia 1,814 Olivia 1,764
Utah Olivia 245 Emma 233 Charlotte 211 Evelyn 191 Hazel 179
Vermont Evelyn 34 Olivia 29 Charlotte 28 Emma 27 Harper 24
Virginia Olivia 474 Ava 458 Emma 437 Charlotte 418 Isabella 348
Washington Olivia 428 Emma 421 Evelyn 336 Ava 309 Isabella 308
West Virginia Emma 111 Olivia 94 Harper 88 Paisley 79 Amelia 77
Wisconsin Emma 312 Olivia 312 Evelyn 294 Charlotte 278 Ava 273
Wyoming Emma 35 Harper 24 Ava 23 Avery 21 Charlotte 21

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2017
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 398 James 315 Elijah 303 John 297 Noah 252
Alaska James 47 Liam 45 Wyatt 40 William 38 Noah 37
Arizona Liam 404 Noah 380 Sebastian 344 Alexander 329 Julian 298
Arkansas Elijah 170 William 146 Noah 142 Liam 133 Mason 125
California Noah 2,511 Sebastian 2,264 Liam 2,180 Ethan 2,141 Matthew 2,120
Colorado Liam 315 Oliver 297 William 268 Noah 267 Benjamin 253
Connecticut Noah 222 Liam 208 Logan 189 Jacob 187 Michael 175
Delaware Logan 56 Noah 55 Liam 53 Mason 52 Michael 49
Dist. of Columbia James 93 Henry 83 William 80 Noah 76 Jacob 59
Florida Liam 1,352 Noah 1,275 Lucas 1,030 Elijah 938 Matthew 910
Georgia William 685 Noah 609 Mason 543 Elijah 522 James 509
Hawaii Liam 78 Noah 64 Mason 60 Elijah 56 Logan 55
Idaho Oliver 115 Liam 99 William 93 James 83 Mason 81
Illinois Noah 769 Liam 662 Benjamin 621 Logan 596 Alexander 583
Indiana Oliver 386 Liam 384 Elijah 343 Noah 337 William 335
Iowa Oliver 210 Liam 180 Henry 179 Lincoln 158 Wyatt 153
Kansas Oliver 170 William 160 Liam 150 Jackson 140 Henry 139
Kentucky William 302 Elijah 283 Noah 275 Liam 265 James 256
Louisiana Liam 253 Noah 252 Mason 246 Elijah 239 William 228
Maine Oliver 86 Lincoln 66 Liam 62 Owen 62 Wyatt 59
Maryland Liam 341 Noah 297 James 282 Logan 279 Jacob 278
Massachusetts Benjamin 492 William 421 Liam 373 Lucas 373 Noah 365
Michigan Liam 505 Noah 476 Oliver 459 Lucas 436 Mason 432
Minnesota Oliver 357 William 343 Henry 337 Liam 299 Theodore 264
Mississippi William 180 John 179 James 166 Mason 165 Elijah 157
Missouri William 345 Liam 341 Oliver 318 Noah 315 Elijah 301
Montana James 59 William 57 Liam 53 Oliver 50 Wyatt 47
Nebraska Oliver 147 Liam 123 William 118 Henry 105 Noah 96
Nevada Liam 196 Noah 167 Elijah 155 Michael 145 Sebastian 140
New Hampshire Logan 78 Henry 69 Mason 67 Owen 67 Oliver 65
New Jersey Liam 582 Noah 545 Matthew 521 Michael 496 Jacob 474
New Mexico Noah 129 Santiago 96 Elijah 94 Liam 91 Daniel 89
New York Liam 1,427 Noah 1,238 Jacob 1,141 Lucas 1,047 Joseph 1,014
North Carolina William 629 Noah 621 Liam 571 James 537 Mason 522
North Dakota Oliver 74 Henry 64 Liam 61 Noah 51 William 49
Ohio Liam 652 Carter 586 Noah 585 William 556 Lucas 539
Oklahoma William 199 Liam 196 Noah 189 Elijah 183 James 181
Oregon Oliver 229 Liam 216 Henry 193 Benjamin 190 William 178
Pennsylvania Liam 718 Noah 683 Logan 670 Benjamin 632 Mason 616
Rhode Island Lucas 64 Liam 61 Noah 61 Julian 59 Mason 56
South Carolina William 324 Noah 285 Mason 267 James 251 Liam 231
South Dakota Oliver 67 Owen 62 Lincoln 56 Liam 53 William 50
Tennessee William 526 Elijah 436 James 401 Noah 367 Mason 339
Texas Noah 1,942 Liam 1,830 Sebastian 1,585 Mateo 1,511 Elijah 1,469
Utah Oliver 297 Liam 265 William 247 James 244 Benjamin 205
Vermont Wyatt 36 William 32 Oliver 31 Liam 30 Noah 29
Virginia Liam 541 William 525 Noah 497 James 468 Benjamin 367
Washington Liam 421 Oliver 410 Noah 352 William 347 Benjamin 341
West Virginia Liam 133 Mason 98 Elijah 96 Grayson 92 Carter 90
Wisconsin Henry 328 Oliver 322 Liam 283 William 281 Logan 268
Wyoming Liam 30 Wyatt 30 Carter 28 James 27 Logan 27