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The Most Popular Baby Names for Boys and Girls by State

Perusing baby names for your little one? Here’s what’s trending across the country.
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May 12, 2022

Choosing a baby name is a big deal. After all, it’s bound to become a significant part of their identity. But there are so many options to choose from. Need help narrowing them down? The Social Security Administration keeps tabs on which baby names are trending in popularity, year over year and state by state, so you can learn what names other parents in your area are picking for their kids. Here are the winners.

According to 2021 Social Security data released in May 2022, the most popular girl baby name nation-wide is Olivia—the reigning winner since 2019—topping the list for a whopping 34 states. Charlotte, ranking first for 10 states, tied for second place. Other girl baby names that also came in first for certain states were Evelyn, Amelia, Emma and Ava.

For boy baby names, Liam was the clear winner, ranking first for 20 states. Oliver came in second, topping the list for 13 states, while Noah, the leading name in 10 states, came in third. William and Henry also ranked first in certain states.

Here, we’ve broken down the most popular baby names right now and in which states they’re taking the lead.

Alabama

Top 3 names for girls

2. Ava
3. Amelia

Top 3 names for boys

2. John
3. James

Alaska

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Oliver
3. Liam

Arizona

Top 3 names for girls

2. Emma
3. Sophia

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Mateo

Arkansas

Top 3 names for girls

2. Emma
3. Amelia

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Oliver
3. Elijah

California

Top 3 names for girls

2. Emma
3. Camila

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Mateo

Colorado

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Oliver
3. Noah

Connecticut

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. James

Delaware

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah

District of Columbia

Top 3 names for girls

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2. Ava
3. Maya

Top 3 names for boys

Florida

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Lucas

Georgia

Top 3 names for girls

2. Ava
3. Amelia

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Liam

Hawaii

Top 3 names for girls

2. Amelia
3. Luna

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Kai
3. Lucas

Idaho

Top 3 names for girls

2. Amelia
3. Emma

Top 3 names for boys

2. Liam
3. Henry

Illinois

Top 3 names for girls

2. Emma
3. Sophia

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Oliver

Indiana

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Oliver
3. Noah

Iowa

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Liam
3. Henry

Kansas

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Oliver
3. Noah

Kentucky

Top 3 names for girls

1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Amelia

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. James
3. Elijah

Louisiana

Top 3 names for girls

2. Ava
3. Amelia

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Elijah

Maine

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

Maryland

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. James

Massachusetts

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Henry

Michigan

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Oliver
3. Liam

Minnesota

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

Mississippi

Top 3 names for girls

1. Ava
2. Olivia
3. Amelia

Top 3 names for boys

2. John
3. James

Missouri

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Henry
3. Liam

Montana

Top 3 names for girls

2. Evelyn
3. Ava

Top 3 names for boys

2. Liam
3. James

Nebraska

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Oliver
3. Liam

Nevada

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Mateo

New Hampshire

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Henry
3. Liam

New Jersey

Top 3 names for girls

2. Emma
3. Mia

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Lucas

New Mexico

Top 3 names for girls

1. Mia
2. Sophia
3. Emma

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Elijah

New York

Top 3 names for girls

2. Emma
3. Sophia

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Lucas

North Carolina

Top 3 names for girls

2. Ava
3. Emma

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah

North Dakota

Top 3 names for girls

2. Harper
3. Emma

Top 3 names for boys

Ohio

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Liam
3. Noah

Oklahoma

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Oliver
3. Noah

Oregon

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Liam
3. Henry

Pennsylvania

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Noah
2. Liam

Rhode Island

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Julian

South Carolina

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. James
3. Liam

South Dakota

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

Tennessee

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Liam
3. James

Texas

Top 3 names for girls

2. Emma
3. Camila

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Elijah

Utah

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Liam
3. Jack

Vermont

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

Virginia

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. James

Washington

Top 3 names for girls

2. Amelia
3. Emma

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Oliver

West Virginia

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

1. Liam
2. Waylon
3. Elijah

Wisconsin

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

Wyoming

Top 3 names for girls

Top 3 names for boys

2. Liam
3. Henry
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