The Most Popular Baby Names by State

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You've announced your pregnancy, chosen a birth plan, and decorated your nursery. But one important to-do still remains: picking a baby name!

We know it's stressful (not like your child is stuck with your choice for life, or anything), but this may help: Each year, the Social Security Administration releases the top baby names. Here, the most popular names in every state. See how your choices rank, then choose a popular or unique name that suits your style. 

ALABAMA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Eva
  • Olivia
  • Madison
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • James
  • John
  • Elijah

 

ALASKA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Abigail
  • Isabella
  • Olivia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • William
  • Mason
  • Wyatt
  • Ethan

 

ARIZONA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Mia
  • Olivia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Noah
  • Jacob
  • Liam
  • Alexander
  • Daniel

 

ARKANSAS

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Isabella
  • Sophia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • Noah
  • James
  • Elijah

 

CALIFORNIA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Mia
  • Emma
  • Emily

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Jacob
  • Ethan
  • Daniel
  • Jayden
  • Matthew

 

COLORADO

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Most popular girl names:

  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Ava
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Jackson
  • Alexander
  • William

 

CONNECTICUT

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Most popular girl names:

  • Olivia
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • Jacob
  • Noah
  • Michael

 

DELAWARE

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Most popular girl names:

  • Ava
  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Emily
  • Abigail 

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Michael
  • Mason
  • Liam
  • Aiden
  • William

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Charlotte
  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Genesis
  • Emma

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Alexander
  • Henry
  • John
  • Noah

 

FLORIDA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Isabella
  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Mia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Jayden
  • Jacob
  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Michael

 

GEORGIA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Madison
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • Noah
  • Elijah
  • James

 

HAWAII

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Most popular girl names:

  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Eva
  • Emma
  • Mia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Noah
  • Ethan
  • Logan

 

IDAHO

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Eva
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Wyatt
  • William
  • Samuel
  • Carter

 

ILLINOIS

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Most popular girl names:

  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Isabella
  • Emily

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Noah
  • Alexander
  • Jacob
  • Liam
  • Michael

 

INDIANA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Mason
  • William
  • Elijah

 

IOWA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Harper
  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Carter
  • Owen
  • Noah

 

KANSAS

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Sophia
  • Harper

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • William
  • Mason
  • Jacob
  • Jackson

 

KENTUCKY

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Ava
  • Isabella
  • Olivia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Noah
  • Mason
  • James
  • Elijah

 

LOUISIANA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Ava
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Aubrey

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Mason
  • Noah
  • Liam
  • Elijah
  • Aiden

 

MAINE

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Isabella
  • Abigail

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Benjamin
  • Jackson
  • Carter
  • Samuel

 

MARYLAND

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Emma
  • Abigail 

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Jacob
  • Mason
  • Ethan

 

MASSACHUSETTS

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Benjamin
  • William
  • Jacob
  • Ryan
  • Michael

 

MICHIGAN

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Eva
  • Olivia
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Noah
  • Jacob
  • Carter

 

MINNESOTA

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Most popular girl names:

  • William
  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Henry
  • Logan

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Ava
  • Charlotte

 

MISSISSIPPI

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Most popular girl names:

  • Ava
  • Emma
  • Madison
  • Aubrey
  • Chloe

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • James
  • John
  • Aiden

 

MISSOURI

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Sophia
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • Liam
  • Jackson
  • Jacob

 

MONTANA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Harper
  • Sophia
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Mason
  • William
  • Wyatt
  • Hunter

 

NEBRASKA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Harper
  • Avery

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Mason
  • Liam
  • William
  • Carter
  • Noah

 

NEVADA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Mia
  • Olivia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Ethan
  • Mason
  • Jayden
  • Noah
  • Jacob

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Charlotte
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • William
  • Mason
  • Jackson 
  • Benjamin 

 

NEW JERSEY

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Most popular girl names:

  • Isabella
  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Michael
  • Matthew
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Liam

 

NEW MEXICO

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Mia
  • Olivia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Noah
  • Elijah
  • Liam
  • Jacob
  • Josiah

 

NEW YORK

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Mia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Jacob
  • Michael
  • Ethan
  • Liam
  • Jayden

 

NORTH CAROLINA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Eva
  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • Elijah
  • Jacob
  • Noah

 

NORTH DAKOTA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Harper
  • Sophia
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Mason
  • Liam
  • William
  • Jack
  • Easton

 

OHIO

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Ava
  • Olivia
  • Isabella

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Noah
  • William
  • Jacob

 

OKLAHOMA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Isabella 

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Mason
  • Liam
  • Noah
  • William
  • Jaxon

 

OREGON

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Abigial 
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Elijah
  • Benjamin
  • William

 

PENNSYLVANIA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Ava
  • Olivia
  • Isabella 

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Mason
  • Liam
  • Jacob
  • Michael
  • Noah

 

RHODE ISLAND

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Mia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Mason
  • Liam
  • Benjamin
  • Logan
  • Michael

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Madison
  • Ava
  • Sophia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • James
  • Noah
  • Elijah

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Harper
  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Carter
  • Mason
  • William

 

TENNESSEE

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Eva
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Abigail 

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Mason
  • Elijah
  • James
  • Noah

 

TEXAS

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Isabella
  • Mia
  • Olivia

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Jacob
  • Jayden
  • Noah
  • Ethan
  • Daniel

 

UTAH

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Most popular girl names:

  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Abigail 
  • Sophia
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Liam
  • James
  • Jacob
  • Samuel

 

VERMONT

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Most popular girl names:

  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Avery
  • Ava

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Mason
  • Owen
  • Carter
  • Ethan
  • Liam

 

VIRGINIA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Ava
  • Abigail 

 

Most popular boy names:

  • William
  • Noah
  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Jacob

 

WASHINGTON

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Abigail

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Alexander
  • Ethan
  • Noah

 

WEST VIRGINIA

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Olivia
  • Isabella
  • Abigail

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Mason
  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Hunter
  • Bentley

 

WISCONSIN

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Most popular girl names:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Sophia
  • Evelyn

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Mason
  • William
  • Owen
  • Logan

 

WYOMING

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Most popular girl names:

  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Harper
  • Olivia
  • Paisley

 

Most popular boy names:

  • Liam
  • Wyatt
  • Carter
  • Hunter
  • Mason

 

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