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 2017. 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 181
Alaska Emma 47 Olivia 45 Amelia 34 Charlotte 34 Sophia 33
Arizona Emma 446 Sophia 431 Mia 414 Olivia 414 Isabella 372
Arkansas Ava 191 Emma 164 Olivia 152 Abigail 132 Harper 120
California Mia 2,785 Sophia 2,747 Emma 2,592 Olivia 2,533 Isabella 2,350
Colorado Olivia 327 Emma 305 Charlotte 252 Isabella 249 Sophia 238
Connecticut Olivia 210 Charlotte 193 Mia 189 Ava 186 Isabella 179
Delaware Ava 65 Olivia 65 Emma 53 Charlotte 49 Sophia 44
Dist. of Columbia Ava 49 Sofia 46 Charlotte 45 Olivia 43 Emma 42
Florida Isabella 1,301 Olivia 1,212 Emma 1,156 Sophia 1,154 Mia 1,045
Georgia Ava 673 Olivia 537 Emma 522 Isabella 410 Madison 389
Hawaii Olivia 57 Mia 55 Emma 53 Isabella 49 Ava 47
Idaho Emma 118 Olivia 102 Harper 82 Abigail 74 Ava 70
Illinois Olivia 770 Emma 741 Sophia 707 Ava 629 Mia 582
Indiana Emma 429 Olivia 388 Ava 362 Charlotte 336 Harper 322
Iowa Olivia 206 Emma 172 Harper 154 Evelyn 151 Ava 149
Kansas Emma 203 Olivia 184 Charlotte 148 Sophia 142 Ava 131
Kentucky Emma 308 Ava 270 Olivia 244 Harper 222 Isabella 180
Louisiana Ava 297 Olivia 290 Emma 249 Amelia 187 Harper 182
Maine Emma 78 Charlotte 72 Olivia 66 Sophia 59 Harper 54
Maryland Ava 308 Olivia 299 Emma 257 Charlotte 253 Sophia 249
Massachusetts Olivia 424 Emma 407 Charlotte 365 Sophia 321 Isabella 315
Michigan Ava 574 Olivia 550 Emma 523 Charlotte 465 Sophia 391
Minnesota Evelyn 333 Olivia 314 Emma 309 Charlotte 286 Harper 252
Mississippi Ava 210 Olivia 137 Emma 134 Brooklyn 113 Harper 113
Missouri Olivia 401 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 104 Charlotte 97
Nevada Mia 177 Sophia 174 Olivia 166 Emma 164 Isabella 136
New Hampshire Charlotte 90 Emma 70 Olivia 65 Harper 55 Amelia 54
New Jersey Mia 530 Olivia 530 Emma 506 Sophia 471 Isabella 469
New Mexico Mia 130 Sophia 115 Emma 93 Olivia 93 Isabella 79
New York Olivia 1,215 Emma 1,183 Sophia 1,114 Isabella 1,015 Ava 1,006
North Carolina Ava 618 Emma 607 Olivia 557 Charlotte 407 Harper 404
North Dakota Harper 65 Olivia 65 Emma 63 Evelyn 59 Amelia 45
Ohio Emma 676 Ava 666 Olivia 655 Charlotte 541 Harper 527
Oklahoma Emma 245 Olivia 221 Ava 181 Sophia 172 Abigail 169
Oregon Olivia 247 Emma 209 Sophia 177 Evelyn 172 Charlotte 168
Pennsylvania Emma 747 Olivia 726 Ava 668 Charlotte 636 Sophia 560
Rhode Island Olivia 76 Isabella 66 Charlotte 54 Emma 51 Ava 47
South Carolina Ava 264 Emma 256 Olivia 225 Charlotte 202 Madison 165
South Dakota Emma 66 Harper 56 Olivia 48 Charlotte 45 Ava 44
Tennessee Emma 406 Ava 377 Olivia 373 Harper 321 Isabella 277
Texas Emma 2,139 Mia 2,005 Sophia 1,955 Olivia 1,931 Isabella 1,792
Utah Olivia 279 Emma 269 Charlotte 196 Evelyn 184 Harper 180
Vermont Harper 36 Charlotte 33 Emma 30 Olivia 29 Evelyn 26
Virginia Olivia 480 Emma 450 Ava 437 Charlotte 406 Abigail 378
Washington Emma 445 Olivia 433 Sophia 344 Evelyn 309 Ava 308
West Virginia Harper 102 Olivia 93 Ava 90 Emma 88 Isabella 74
Wisconsin Olivia 343 Emma 319 Ava 272 Harper 264 Charlotte 263
Wyoming Emma 36 Olivia 29 Ava 24 Harper 24 Elizabeth 23

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 427 James 349 John 321 Mason 291 Elijah 287
Alaska Liam 46 Oliver 46 James 45 William 44 Joseph 40
Arizona Liam 421 Noah 419 Sebastian 342 Daniel 338 Alexander 317
Arkansas Elijah 169 William 160 Mason 152 Noah 151 James 143
California Noah 2,683 Matthew 2,401 Ethan 2,329 Daniel 2,281 Sebastian 2,263
Colorado Liam 307 Noah 281 Oliver 262 William 261 Benjamin 256
Connecticut Noah 222 James 200 Michael 197 Liam 191 Jacob 182
Delaware Liam 62 Michael 61 Mason 56 Noah 50 Alexander 49
Dist. of Columbia William 94 Alexander 76 Henry 75 Noah 65 Benjamin 63
Florida Liam 1,303 Noah 1,271 Jacob 991 Lucas 988 Elijah 976
Georgia William 670 Noah 627 Mason 608 James 528 Elijah 508
Hawaii Noah 78 Liam 70 Ethan 60 Elijah 59 William 55
Idaho Oliver 117 Liam 109 Mason 93 James 88 William 88
Illinois Noah 796 Liam 663 Alexander 632 William 632 Benjamin 630
Indiana Oliver 413 Liam 412 Elijah 342 Noah 342 Benjamin 339
Iowa Oliver 199 Owen 179 William 173 Henry 165 Wyatt 165
Kansas Benjamin 184 Henry 172 William 166 Liam 161 Noah 159
Kentucky William 314 Elijah 259 James 257 Noah 257 Liam 254
Louisiana Liam 276 Noah 265 Mason 262 Elijah 253 William 252
Maine Liam 75 Owen 72 Benjamin 68 Mason 67 William 64
Maryland Noah 334 Mason 307 Liam 284 Ethan 282 Daniel 279
Massachusetts Benjamin 487 William 406 James 398 Noah 396 Lucas 373
Michigan Noah 508 Mason 492 Benjamin 477 Liam 457 Carter 445
Minnesota Henry 399 Oliver 367 William 325 Owen 292 Liam 276
Mississippi William 226 James 205 Mason 197 John 183 Elijah 167
Missouri William 370 Liam 342 Mason 338 Noah 320 Oliver 320
Montana James 60 Liam 59 Owen 55 Oliver 52 Henry 50
Nebraska Liam 118 Henry 117 Oliver 117 Owen 105 Mason 103
Nevada Liam 191 Alexander 157 Noah 150 Mason 146 Sebastian 144
New Hampshire Noah 80 William 77 Owen 75 Benjamin 73 Jackson 72
New Jersey Liam 573 Noah 545 Matthew 542 Michael 509 Jacob 490
New Mexico Elijah 115 Noah 112 Liam 95 Josiah 94 Michael 92
New York Liam 1,413 Jacob 1,219 Noah 1,217 Ethan 1,104 Michael 1,090
North Carolina William 711 Noah 632 Mason 543 Liam 526 Elijah 519
North Dakota Oliver 73 William 63 Easton 54 Owen 52 Liam 51
Ohio Liam 689 Noah 607 Carter 577 William 568 Mason 540
Oklahoma Liam 213 Elijah 200 Oliver 187 Noah 183 Mason 170
Oregon Oliver 225 Henry 204 William 199 Benjamin 193 Liam 192
Pennsylvania Noah 712 Liam 711 Mason 661 Benjamin 638 James 588
Rhode Island Liam 73 Noah 72 Benjamin 71 Michael 69 Jacob 54
South Carolina William 355 Noah 283 James 271 Mason 268 Elijah 217
South Dakota Oliver 66 Liam 60 Owen 55 Grayson 50 William 49
Tennessee William 556 James 416 Elijah 414 Mason 384 Noah 370
Texas Noah 2,017 Liam 1,784 Sebastian 1,668 Daniel 1,610 Matthew 1,603
Utah Oliver 309 William 270 Liam 251 James 232 Henry 202
Vermont Owen 46 Oliver 39 Wyatt 32 William 31 Carter 27
Virginia William 568 Noah 517 James 502 Liam 477 Mason 434
Washington Liam 408 Benjamin 389 Oliver 388 James 361 Noah 355
West Virginia Mason 111 Noah 107 Liam 104 Grayson 99 James 92
Wisconsin Oliver 330 Henry 327 Liam 316 Owen 294 Mason 261
Wyoming Wyatt 46 Liam 38 William 34 Lincoln 30 Henry 24