Most Popular Baby Names by State

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Jul 18, 2017
Most Popular Baby Names by State

Recently, the U.S. Social Security Administration revealed the most popular baby names by state. And you guessed it, the name at the top of every state’s list was none other than…. (drum roll, puh-lease), Dontaira! Now, how cool is that if only it were truly the case?

Photo Credit: Business Insider
Photo Credit: Business Insider

Unfortunately, my name isn’t popular within a small town let alone an entire state. The reality is, Emma and Noah were the top contenders throughout the country in 2015, especially within the southern and western states. In spite of Noah’s strong notoriety, William was a southern favorite and Liam followed closely behind as another parental top-pick.

Photo Credit: Business Insider
Photo Credit: Business Insider

However, states such as Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts proved they don’t follow trends instead they create them with names such as Elijah, Mason, and Benjamin leading the way. In terms of the little princesses, Ava, Isabella, and Harper were the names that won the keys to our hearts. You should probably get ready for these names to take over the classrooms and the workplace in the years to come. Let us know your favorite and whether or not your namesake made the list!  In case your inquisitive mind isn’t convinced, here is a complete breakdown by state.

Alabama: Ava and William

Alaska: Olivia and Liam

Arizona: Sophia and Noah

Arkansas: Emma and William

California: Sophia and Noah

Colorado: Emma and Liam

Connecticut: Sophia and Noah

Delaware: Ava and Mason

District of Colombia: Genesis and William

Florida: Isabella and Liam

Georgia: Ava and William

Hawaii: Mia and Noah

Idaho: Olivia and Liam

Illinois: Olivia and Noah

Indiana: Emma and Liam

Iowa: Emma and Liam

Kansas: Emma and Liam

Kentucky: Emma and William

Louisiana: Ava and Noah

Maine: Emma and Liam

Maryland: Olivia and Noah

Massachusetts: Olivia and Benjamin

Michigan: Olivia and Noah

Minnesota: Olivia and Henry

Mississippi: Ava and William

Missouri: Emma and Liam

Montana: Emma and William

Nebraska: Emma and Henry

Nevada: Sophia and Noah

New Hampshire: Olivia and Jackson

New Jersey: Emma and Liam

New Mexico: Mia and Noah

New York: Olivia and Liam

North Carolina: Ava and William

North Dakota: Ava and Liam

Ohio: Emma and Liam

Oklahoma: Emma and Elijah

Oregon: Emma and Liam

Pennsylvania: Olivia and Mason

Rhode Island: Olivia and Noah

South Carolina: Ava and William

South Dakota: Harper and Oliver

Tennessee: Emma and William

Texas: Emma and Noah

Utah: Emma and William

Vermont: Emma and Liam

Virginia: Emma and William

Washington: Olivia and Oliver

West Virginia: Emma and Noah

Wisconsin: Emma and Oliver

Wyoming: Emma and Liam


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