What’s the Most Popular Baby Name In Your State 2022?
Baby names come and go. To mark the annual upticks and downturns, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) compiles a list of the most popular names in your state—and the other 49 too! Whether you’re looking for boy names, girl names, or gender-neutral name picks, the 2021 list is filled with new names, old faves, and the other top baby names of the year.
The Most Popular Baby Names are Regional Winners
Before you dig deep into this year’s most popular baby names, keep in mind that the number one picks are regional. Liam and Olivia were the overall victors nationally, some states preferred different name options. While many of the SSA national top 10 may include the same baby boy names or baby girls' names, there are some surprising winners!
The Top Baby Girl Names By State
Here are the most popular girls names in all 50 states:
Olivia: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Charlotte: Delaware, District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin,
Amelia: Alaska, West Virginia
Evelyn: Oklahoma, South Dakota
Mia: New Mexico
The Top Baby Boy Names By State
Here are the most popular boys name in all 50 states:
Liam: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
Noah: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania
Oliver: Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming
William: Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee
Henry: District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), Nebraska, South Dakota, Vermont
The Most Popular Baby Names By Region
As you can see from the Social Security Administration data, some names are much more popular than others. The baby names Liam, Oliver, and Olivia were big hits almost everywhere. William and Henry were popular boy names in the South, according to the SSA. Evelyn wasn’t a top winner everywhere. But this girl name was a notable choice in the Western part of the country.
If you’re looking for a unique name that was a winner but not everywhere, consider New Mexico’s most popular girl name—Mia!
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