The Most Popular Baby Name In Every State

William is quite popular! Which one do you like best?

Picking your baby’s name is one of the most special yet stressful rituals that every new parent faces. We know that a person’s name can impact the way the world views them, as well as whether they get called for job interviews later in life.

However, we still want our babies’ names to feel unique, beautiful and perfectly suited to our bundles of joy. To help your decision, we wanted to share the most popular baby names in the country. This data comes from the Social Security Administration (SSA) based on 2016 births, so you know it’s pretty darn accurate.


To begin, these are the top 10 most popular names in the country right now:


1. Noah
2. Liam
3. William
4. Mason
5. James
6. Benjamin
7. Jacob
8. Michael
9. Elijah
10. Ethan


1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Ava
4. Sophia
5. Isabella
6. Mia
7. Charlotte
8. Abigail
9. Emily
10. Harper

Do you know any kids with the above names? Probably. If you’re expecting, don’t despair just because one of your preferred names is on the “most popular” list. Just keep in mind: Clearly you have good taste, as tons of parents would agree!

Then again, if you really want to ensure that your kid is named something unique, you can use this list to decide the names you don’t want to use.

Most Popular Baby Names By State

The SSA also broke out their data by state, so you can check out the maps to see what names are most popular in each state.





There you have it! Do you see your favorite name on the list?