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These are the top 10 baby names in your state

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

If you looked at the recently released list of top baby names from the Social Security Administration and thought, Those aren’t popular around here, you’re probably right.

While Emma and Liam are the top baby names for the entire country, when we break it down by state, the lists change.

For example, the third most common boys’ name in California—Sebastian—is ranked 18 nationally, and Lucy gets the spot 51 overall, but is the fifth most common girls’ name in Utah.

Skylar is in the top 5 in Mississippi but way down in the fifties nationally, and Easton is super popular in North Dakota, but is ranked 66th across the country,

Is your name pick in the top five for your state? Check out this list Motherly pulled from SSA data.

Here are the top five baby names for every state in America:


William, James, John, Elijah, Noah

Ava, Olivia, Harper Emma, Amelia


Oliver, Logan, Liam, Benjamin, Michael

Aurora, Amelia, Charlotte, Olivia, Sophia


Liam, Noah, Sebastian, Benjamin, Oliver

Emma Olivia, Mia, Isabella, Sophia


Noah, Elijah, William, Liam, Oliver

Ava, Olivia, Emma, Amelia, Harper


Noah, Liam, Sebastian, Mateo, Ethan

Emma, Mia, Olivia, Isabella, Sophia


Liam, Oliver, William, Noah, Benjamin

Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Evelyn, Isabella


Noah, Liam, Benjamin, Logan, Lucas

Olivia, Emma, Isabella, Charlotte, Ava


Liam, Noah, Mason, Logan, James

Ava, Isabella, Charlotte, Olivia, Sophia

District of Columbia

William, James, Henry, Alexander, Benjamin

Ava, Olivia, Elizabeth. Emma, Charlotte


Liam, Noah, Lucas, Elijah, Logan

Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Mia


William, Noah, Liam, Elijah, James

Ava, Olivia, Emma, Amelia, Isabella


Liam, Noah, Elijah, Logan, Ethan

Emma, Isabella, Aria, Mila, Olivia


Liam, Oliver, Henry, William, James

Olivia, Emma, Evelyn, Harper, Charlotte


Noah, Liam, Oliver, Benjamin, Alexander

Olivia, Emma, Ava, Isabella, Sophia


Oliver, Liam, Noah, Elijah, William

Emma, Olivia, Amelia, Charlotte Ava


Oliver, Liam, Henry, William, Owen

Harper, Evelyn, Emma, Charlotte, Olivia


Liam, Oliver, Henry, William, Mason

Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Evelyn, Ava


William, Liam, Elijah, Noah, Grayson

Emma, Olivia, Ava, Harper, Amelia


Noah, Liam, Elijah, James, William

Ava, Olivia, Emma, Amelia, Harper


Oliver, Liam, Owen, Wyatt, Henry

Charlotte, Amelia, Emma, Harper, Olivia


Liam, Noah, William, Dylan, Ethan

Ava, Olivia, Charlotte, Emma, Sophia


Benjamin, Liam, James, Lucas, Wiliam

Emma, Olivia, Charlotte, Sophia, Isabella


Noah, Oliver, Liam, Benjamin, William

Olivia, Ava, Emma, Charlotte, Amelia


Henry, Oliver, William. Liam, Theodore

Evelyn, Olivia, Charlotte, Emma, Harper


John, William, Noah, Elijah, James

Ava, Olivia, Emma, Amelia, Skylar


Liam, Oliver, William, Henry, Noah

Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Harper, Ava


Liam, William, Noah, Oliver, Henry

Harper, Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Abigail


Liam, Henry, Oliver, William, Jack

Olivia, Emma, Evelyn, Charlotte, Harper


Liam, Noah, Sebastian, Elijah, Daniel

Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Sophia, Ava

New Hampshire

Oliver, Jackson, Mason, Liam, Henry

Olivia, Charlotte, Emma, Ava, Amelia

New Jersey

Liam, Noah, Jacob, Michael, Matthew

Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Mia, Ava

New Mexico

Noah, Liam, Elijah, Mateo, Logan

Isabella, Sophia, Mia, Emma, Olivia

New York

Liam, Noah, Jacob, Lucas, Ethan

Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Sophia, Mia

North Carolina

Noah, William, Liam, James, Elijah

Ava, Emma, Olivia, Charlotte, Harper

North Dakota

Oliver, Henry, Owen, Hudson, Easton

Olivia, Emma, Harper, Charlotte, Amelia


Liam, Noah, William, Oliver, Owen

Ava, Emma, Olivia, Amelia, Harper


Liam, Noah, William, Oliver, Elijah

Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Harper


Oliver, William, Benjamin, Henry, Liam

Emma, Olivia, Evelyn, Charlotte, Amelia


Liam, Noah, Benjamin, Mason, Michael

Emma, Olivia, Ava, Charlotte, Sophia

Rhode Island

Liam, Noah, Benjamin, Alexander, Oliver

Amelia, Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Mia

South Carolina

William, James, Noah, Elijah, Liam, Mason

Ava, Emma, Olivia, Charlotte, Harper

South Dakota

Grayson, Henry, Liam, Owen, Oliver

Harper, Emma, Olivia, Charlotte, Ava


William, James, Liam, Noah, Elijah

Emma, Ava, Olivia, Harper, Amelia


Liam, Noah, Sebastian, Mateo, Elijah

Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Mia, Sophia


Oliver, William, Liam, James, Henry

Olivia, Charlotte, Emma, Evelyn, Lucy


Oliver, Liam, Owen, Levi, Benjamin

Harper, Charlotte, Evelyn, Emma, Nora


William, Liam, Noah, James, Alexander

Ava, Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Sophia


Liam, Oliver, William, Noah, Henry

Olivia, Emma, Evelyn, Amelia, Charlotte

West Virginia

Mason, Liam, Elijah, Grayson, Owen,

Emma, Olivia, Ava, Harper, Amelia


Oliver, Liam, Henry, William, Logan

Evelyn, Emma, Olivia, Harper, Charlotte


Oliver, Logan, Jackson, Lincoln, Wyatt

Amelia, Emma, Elizabeth, Harper, Olivia

[This post was originally published May 18, 2018. It has been updated.]

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