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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 2012. 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 2012
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Emma 320 Ava 242 Olivia 228 Isabella 198 Madison 191
Alaska Emma 57 Sophia 56 Olivia 49 Abigail 38 Ava 32
Arizona Sophia 586 Isabella 489 Emma 391 Mia 372 Olivia 355
Arkansas Emma 186 Sophia 164 Ava 139 Isabella 136 Olivia 133
California Sophia 3,638 Isabella 3,108 Emma 2,450 Emily 2,433 Mia 2,326
Colorado Emma 337 Sophia 331 Olivia 316 Isabella 259 Ava 231
Connecticut Emma 246 Isabella 234 Olivia 234 Sophia 227 Ava 185
Delaware Sophia 67 Isabella 65 Emma 63 Olivia 52 Ava 51
Dist. of Columbia Sophia 50 Emma 42 Olivia 40 Charlotte 38 Genesis 34
Florida Isabella 1,586 Sophia 1,373 Emma 1,071 Olivia 911 Mia 851
Georgia Emma 616 Ava 546 Isabella 502 Madison 491 Olivia 490
Hawaii Sophia 94 Emma 62 Isabella 59 Ava 55 Mia 52
Idaho Olivia 117 Sophia 112 Emma 101 Ava 75 Abigail 71
Illinois Sophia 959 Olivia 819 Isabella 813 Emma 772 Ava 600
Indiana Emma 473 Sophia 447 Olivia 414 Ava 382 Isabella 317
Iowa Emma 243 Sophia 223 Olivia 186 Harper 159 Ava 156
Kansas Emma 238 Sophia 191 Olivia 178 Isabella 170 Ava 149
Kentucky Emma 357 Isabella 281 Sophia 265 Ava 258 Abigail 222
Louisiana Emma 318 Ava 287 Isabella 232 Olivia 221 Chloe 209
Maine Emma 101 Sophia 78 Abigail 74 Ava 72 Olivia 72
Maryland Sophia 359 Emma 317 Ava 309 Olivia 304 Isabella 300
Massachusetts Emma 507 Sophia 503 Olivia 453 Isabella 409 Ava 357
Michigan Emma 647 Sophia 644 Ava 561 Olivia 529 Isabella 477
Minnesota Emma 367 Olivia 367 Sophia 328 Ava 326 Avery 281
Mississippi Emma 160 Madison 149 Ava 148 Olivia 120 Chloe 112
Missouri Emma 472 Sophia 418 Olivia 343 Ava 311 Isabella 300
Montana Emma 58 Olivia 57 Ava 53 Sophia 45 Harper 44
Nebraska Emma 157 Olivia 137 Sophia 129 Harper 106 Ava 89
Nevada Sophia 197 Isabella 182 Emma 151 Olivia 146 Mia 138
New Hampshire Emma 100 Sophia 100 Olivia 91 Isabella 76 Ava 63
New Jersey Sophia 643 Isabella 581 Emma 527 Olivia 526 Ava 472
New Mexico Sophia 161 Isabella 130 Emma 92 Mia 86 Aaliyah 76
New York Sophia 1,414 Isabella 1,279 Emma 1,229 Olivia 1,141 Ava 968
North Carolina Emma 654 Sophia 593 Ava 510 Olivia 471 Isabella 453
North Dakota Emma 64 Olivia 61 Sophia 59 Harper 52 Ava 51
Ohio Sophia 836 Emma 822 Ava 778 Olivia 638 Isabella 607
Oklahoma Emma 285 Sophia 210 Isabella 199 Olivia 183 Abigail 179
Oregon Emma 266 Sophia 264 Olivia 187 Isabella 169 Abigail 162
Pennsylvania Emma 873 Sophia 864 Ava 773 Olivia 773 Isabella 713
Rhode Island Sophia 105 Ava 94 Emma 90 Isabella 82 Olivia 78
South Carolina Emma 257 Madison 246 Olivia 232 Ava 221 Isabella 221
South Dakota Emma 62 Harper 57 Sophia 52 Olivia 49 Ava 45
Tennessee Emma 499 Olivia 392 Ava 388 Isabella 364 Sophia 362
Texas Sophia 2,333 Isabella 2,092 Emma 1,964 Mia 1,601 Emily 1,491
Utah Emma 270 Olivia 244 Sophia 208 Ava 174 Lily 174
Vermont Ava 36 Olivia 34 Emma 33 Sophia 32 Ella 28
Virginia Emma 518 Sophia 513 Olivia 496 Abigail 403 Isabella 389
Washington Sophia 476 Emma 452 Olivia 433 Isabella 328 Ava 304
West Virginia Emma 171 Sophia 120 Isabella 114 Ava 102 Olivia 100
Wisconsin Emma 366 Sophia 324 Olivia 318 Ava 312 Isabella 236
Wyoming Emma 40 Sophia 32 Madison 29 Elizabeth 26 Olivia 24

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2012
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 437 James 321 Mason 302 John 280 Jacob 262
Alaska James 52 Ethan 47 Liam 47 Gabriel 43 Jacob 43
Arizona Jacob 393 Liam 381 Daniel 380 Ethan 374 Anthony 369
Arkansas William 217 Mason 157 James 154 Jacob 153 Elijah 151
California Jacob 2,975 Jayden 2,866 Daniel 2,682 Ethan 2,671 Matthew 2,647
Colorado Liam 354 Alexander 299 Jacob 287 William 284 Noah 264
Connecticut Mason 230 Jacob 214 Michael 209 Liam 203 Ethan 191
Delaware Michael 60 Anthony 55 Liam 53 Mason 53 Alexander 52
Dist. of Columbia William 94 Alexander 67 Henry 65 John 64 James 59
Florida Jayden 1,152 Jacob 1,080 Ethan 1,029 Michael 1,022 Mason 999
Georgia William 778 Mason 588 Jacob 559 Michael 536 Jayden 530
Hawaii Ethan 85 Noah 78 Mason 73 Elijah 71 Logan 63
Idaho Liam 130 William 90 Mason 80 Samuel 80 Logan 77
Illinois Jacob 764 Alexander 747 Noah 745 Michael 708 Ethan 679
Indiana Liam 497 Mason 441 Elijah 418 Noah 393 Jacob 390
Iowa Liam 200 Mason 196 Carter 176 William 164 Owen 161
Kansas Mason 202 Liam 198 William 189 Noah 174 Jackson 165
Kentucky William 352 Mason 335 James 304 Jacob 271 Noah 266
Louisiana Mason 312 Jayden 259 William 248 Noah 244 Liam 230
Maine Mason 101 Liam 98 Noah 75 Owen 70 Jacob 67
Maryland Mason 363 Michael 333 Jacob 328 Noah 328 Ethan 315
Massachusetts Benjamin 444 Mason 403 Ryan 403 William 402 Jacob 389
Michigan Mason 659 Liam 566 Noah 564 Jacob 555 Carter 509
Minnesota Mason 363 William 352 Ethan 334 Liam 329 Henry 315
Mississippi William 225 Mason 205 John 170 James 169 Jayden 166
Missouri Mason 439 William 424 Liam 410 Jackson 344 Jacob 329
Montana Liam 67 William 62 Wyatt 58 Mason 55 James 54
Nebraska Liam 153 William 134 Mason 123 Jackson 114 Owen 106
Nevada Alexander 187 Anthony 179 Daniel 173 Jacob 169 Jayden 169
New Hampshire Mason 100 Jackson 87 Jacob 80 Liam 79 Noah 76
New Jersey Michael 647 Anthony 584 Joseph 564 Jayden 554 Matthew 547
New Mexico Noah 128 Jacob 127 Elijah 113 Jayden 108 Daniel 104
New York Michael 1,388 Jacob 1,351 Jayden 1,277 Ethan 1,261 Joseph 1,231
North Carolina William 710 Mason 684 Jacob 578 Elijah 574 Noah 523
North Dakota Liam 60 Mason 60 Ethan 56 James 51 Noah 51
Ohio Mason 852 Liam 766 William 678 Noah 660 Michael 636
Oklahoma Elijah 219 Mason 198 Noah 198 Jacob 191 Ethan 190
Oregon Liam 244 Mason 197 Alexander 196 William 185 Henry 180
Pennsylvania Mason 868 Liam 782 Jacob 759 Michael 734 Noah 700
Rhode Island Mason 96 Michael 73 Jacob 70 Ethan 65 Noah 65
South Carolina William 402 Mason 316 James 279 Elijah 269 Jayden 241
South Dakota Liam 72 Mason 65 Jacob 59 Owen 54 William 53
Tennessee William 580 Mason 483 Elijah 450 James 413 Jacob 387
Texas Jacob 1,949 Jayden 1,879 Ethan 1,747 Noah 1,688 Daniel 1,639
Utah William 281 Liam 264 Mason 227 Ethan 217 Jacob 217
Vermont Mason 43 Noah 42 Liam 40 Owen 37 Logan 34
Virginia William 647 Mason 545 Liam 500 Jacob 484 Elijah 482
Washington Mason 413 Liam 408 Ethan 395 Alexander 354 Benjamin 336
West Virginia Mason 157 Liam 143 Bentley 126 Jacob 126 Hunter 119
Wisconsin Mason 430 Liam 354 Jackson 294 Ethan 293 Owen 289
Wyoming Liam 41 Mason 36 Logan 34 William 33 Wyatt 29