The Most Popular Gender-Neutral Names by State in the Last Decade

Here’s a look back over the last 10 years for some baby name inspiration.
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
Oct 2019
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As more and more millennials become parents, the more and more popular gender-neutral baby names become. In fact, according to the baby names website Nameberry, gender-neutral monikers have spiked by 60 percent over the last decade and by 88 percent since 1985, and non-binary names were flagged as a major trend for 2019. So which baby names are parents truly loving? A new map from NetCredit breaks down the most popular options by state.

NetCredit, an online financial services provider site, analyzed data from the Social Security Administration between 1910 to 2018 to get a sense of the changing trends in gender-neutral names in each of the 50 states. (They defined “gender-neutral” as names that were given to at least 20 percent and at most 80 percent of each sex.) Check out their findings below for the most popular gender-neutral names, by state, in the past decade.

Photo: Net Credit

In this article:
Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utav
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Alabama

2008: Peyton
2009: Angel
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Peyton
2013: Hayden
2014: Angel
2015: Charlie
2016: Hayden
2017: Charlie
2018: Charlie

Alaska

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Avery
2012: Riley
2013: Riley
2014: Charlie
2015: Quinn
2016: River
2017: River
2018: Charlie

Arkansas

2008: Riley
2009: Peyton
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Peyton
2013: Peyton
2014: Peyton
2015: Payton
2016: Peyton
2017: Charlie
2018: Phoenix

Arizona

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Skylar
2012: Charlie
2013: Hayden
2014: Hayden
2015: Charlie
2016: Blake
2017: Blake
2018: Parker

California

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Quinn
2011: Emerson
2012: Hayden
2013: Charlie
2014: Alexis
2015: Alexis
2016: Alexis
2017: Alexis
2018: Charlie

Colorado

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Charlie
2014: Hayden
2015: Charlie
2016: Emerson
2017: Blake
2018: Emerson

Connecticut

2008: Casey
2009: Rowan
2010: Quinn
2011: Hayden
2012: Quinn
2013: Emerson
2014: Charlie
2015: Sawyer
2016: Hayden
2017: Finley
2018: Hayden

District of Columbia

2008: Logan
2009: Logan
2010: Logan
2011: Angel
2012: Logan
2013: Ariel
2014: Avery
2015: Logan
2016: Blake
2017: Quin
2018: Parker

Delaware

2008: Hayden
2009: Riley
2010: Hayden
2011: Quinn
2012: Avery
2013: Avery
2014: Angel
2015: Rowan
2016: Parker
2017: Blake
2018: Sawyer

Florida

2008: Riley
2009: Dakota
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Skyler
2014: Hayden
2015: Charlie
2016: Charlie
2017: Hayden
2018: Hayden

Georgia

2008: Peyton
2009: Skyler
2010: Peyton
2011: Riley
2012: Amari
2013: Hayden
2014: Charlie
2015: Charlie
2016: Charlie
2017: River
2018: Parker

Hawaii

2008: Hayden
2009: Hayden
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Peyton
2014: Peyton
2015: Skyler
2016: Sage
2017: Avery
2018: Royal

Idaho

2008: Riley
2009: Peyton
2010: Peyton
2011: Riley
2012: Elliot
2013: Taylor
2014: Riley
2015: Remington
2016: Remington
2017: Remington
2018: Charlie

Illinois

2008: Dakota
2009: Dakota
2010: Quinn
2011: Quinn
2012: Finley
2013: Hayden
2014: Phoenix
2015: Hayden
2016: Charlie
2017: Charlie
2018: Rowan

Indiana

2008: Peyton
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Riley
2014: Riley
2015: Charlie
2016: Peyton
2017: Charlie
2018: Emerson

Iowa

2008: Riley
2009: Rowan
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Hayden
2014: Rowan
2015: Hayden
2016: Hayden
2017: Rowan
2018: Finley

Kansas

2008: Peyton
2009: Emerson
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Charlie
2014: Riley
2015: Emerson
2016: Hayden
2017: Emerson
2018: Sawyer

Kentucky

2008: Peyton
2009: Peyton
2019: Peyton
2011: Peyton
2012: Peyton
2013: Riley
2014: Angel
2015: Dakota
2016: Remington
2017: Charlie
2018: River

Louisiana

2008: Peyton
2009: Zion
2019: Peyton
2011: Peyton
2012: Peyton
2013: Peyton
2014: Peyton
2015: River
2016: Angel
2017: Peyton
2018: Peyton

Maine

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2019: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Riley
2014: Riley
2015: Riley
2016: River
2017: Rowan
2018: Riley

Maryland

2008: Angel
2009: Hayden
2019: Angel
2011: Angel
2012: Hayden
2013: Dallas
2014: Hayden
2015: Emerson
2016: Rowan
2017: Hayden
2018: Sawyer

Massachusetts

2008: Hayden
2009: Hayden
2019: Hayden
2011: Quinn
2012: Hayden
2013: Hayden
2014: Hayden
2015: Hayden
2016: Rowan
2017: Charlie
2018: Finley

Michigan

2008: Angel
2009: Angel
2019: Angel
2011: Angel
2012: Angel
2013: Emerson
2014: Hayden
2015: Hayden
2016: Rowan
2017: Charlie
2018: Finley

Minnesota

2008: Peyton
2009: Dakota
2019: Quinn
2011: Emerson
2012: Skyler
2013: Riley
2014: Riley
2015: Hayden
2016: Emerson
2017: Finley
2018: Rowan

Mississippi

2008: Payton
2009: Riley
2010: Peyton
2011: Peyton
2012: Peyton
2013: Peyton
2014: Peyton
2015: Peyton
2016: Peyton
2017: Peyton
2018: Parker

Missouri

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Peyton
2011: Riley
2012: Dakota
2013: Charlie
2014: Charlie
2015: Charlie
2016: Rowan
2017: River
2018: Phoenix

Montana

2008: Peyton
2009: Hayden
2010: Dakota
2011: Dakota
2012: Riley
2013: Hayden
2014: Peyton
2015: Finley
2016: River
2017: Riley
2018: Sawyer

Nebraska

2008: Riley
2009: Peyton
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Peyton
2014: Peyton
2015: Charlie
2016: Finley
2017: Emerson
2018: Rowan

North Dakota

2008: Peyton
2009: Peyton
2010: Riley
2011: Payton
2012: Hayden
2013: Charlie
2014: Riley
2015: Charlie
2016: Riley
2017: Hayden
2018: Rowan

New Hampshire

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Quinn
2014: Finley
2015: Hayden
2016: River
2017: Finley
2018: Finley

New Jersey

2008: Hayden
2009: Hayden
2010: Quinn
2011: Hayden
2012: Alexis
2013: Charlie
2014: Hayden
2015: Hayden
2016: Alexis
2017: Blake
2018: Charlie

New Mexico

2008: Hayden
2009: Hayden
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Skylar
2014: Hayden
2015: Riley
2016: Dakota
2017: Eden
2018: Azariah

New York

2008: Ariel
2009: Ariel
2010: Ariel
2011: Ariel
2012: Hayden
2013: Skyler
2014: Charlie
2015: Hayden
2016: Charlie
2017: Ariel
2018: Ariel

North Carolina

2008: Skyler
2009: Skyler
2010: Skyler
2011: Dakota
2012: Skyler
2013: Hayden
2014: Charlie
2015: Hayden
2016: Finley
2017: Finley
2018: Finley

Nevada

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Dakota
2012: Riley
2013: Hayden
2014: Skyler
2015: Hayden
2016: Hayden
2017: Charlie
2018: Rowan

Ohio

2008: Angel
2009: Dakota
2010: Quinn
2011: Dakota
2012: Emerson
2013: Charlie
2014: Emerson
2015: Emerson
2016: Rowan
2017: Emerson
2018: Remington

Oklahoma

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Riley
2014: Charlie
2015: Riley
2016: River
2017: Remington
2018: Remington

Oregon

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Riley
2014: Riley
2015: Hayden
2016: Charlie
2017: Finley
2018: Rowan

Pennsylvania

2008: Casey
2009: Dakota
2010: Quinn
2011: Dakota
2012: Rowan
2013: Rowan
2014: Hayden
2015: Hayden
2016: Hayden
2017: Finley
2018: Hayden

Rhode Island

2008: Hayden
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Peyton
2012: Quinn
2013: Hayden
2014: Rowan
2015: Emerson
2016: Rowan
2017: Emerson
2018: Quinn

South Carolina

2008: Peyton
2009: Kayden
2010: Avery
2011: Peyton
2012: Angel
2013: Hayden
2014: Angel
2015: Amari
2016: Angel
2017: Emerson
2018: Charlie

South Dakota

2008: Peyton
2009: Hayden
2010: Angel
2011: Teagan
2012: Charlie
2013: Charlie
2014: Hayden
2015: Sawyer
2016: Hayden
2017: Riley
2018: Riley

Tennessee

2008: Peyton
2009: Peyton
2010: Riley
2011: Peyton
2012: Riley
2013: Peyton
2014: Peyton
2015: Peyton
2016: Charlie
2017: Peyton
2018: Charlie

Texas

2008: Peyton
2009: Dakota
2010: Landry
2011: Charlie
2012: Charlie
2013: Charlie
2014: Charlie
2015: Alexis
2016: Alexis
2017: Alexis
2018: Parker

Utah

2008: Riley
2009: Bentley
2010: Quinn
2011: Quinn
2012: Quinn
2013: Riley
2014: Riley
2015: Charlie
2016: Charlie
2017: Blake
2018: Charlie

Vermont

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Avery
2011: Riley
2012: Quinn
2013: Riley
2014: Avery
2015: Avery
2016: Finley
2017: Rowan
2018: Rowan

Virginia

2008: Peyton
2009: Riley
2010: Quinn
2011: Quinn
2012: Riley
2013: Hayden
2014: Rowan
2015: River
2016: Hayden
2017: Finley
2018: Hayden

Washington

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Riley
2014: Riley
2015: Finley
2016: Emerson
2017: River
2018: Finley

West Virginia

2008: Peyton
2009: Peyton
2010: Peyton
2011: Skyler
2012: Skyler
2013: Hayden
2014: Riley
2015: Emerson
2016: Hayden
2017: Rowan
2018: River

Wisconsin

2008: Riley
2009: Riley
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Riley
2014: Riley
2015: Riley
2016: Hayden
2017: Rowan
2018: Finley

Wyoming

2008: Hayden
2009: Payton
2010: Riley
2011: Riley
2012: Riley
2013: Riley
2014: Riley
2015: Riley
2016: Sawyer
2017: Sawyer
2018: Peyton

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