If you’ve recently noticed that everyone is giving their newborn a vintage or word name (the latter has been very much popularized by the entire Kardashian clan), you may think that baby names are getting more and more unusual. That may be the case in certain circles, but if you look at the cold hard data, you’ll see there are only a handful of names that the entire country leans toward for their tots. Based on 2105 Social Security card applications for births, these are the actual most popular baby names in each state last year. Basically, prepare for a lot of Liams and Emmas in the class of 2037.


Alabama: Boy: William; Girl: Ava

Alaska: Boy: Liam; Girl: Olivia

Arizona: Boy: Noah; Girl: Sophia

Arkansas: Boy: William; Girl: Emma

California: Boy: Noah; Girl: Sophia

Colorado: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Connecticut: Boy: Noah; Girl: Sophia

Delaware: Boy: Mason; Girl: Ava

District of Columbia: Boy: William; Girl: Genesis

Florida: Boy: Liam; Girl: Isabella

Georgia: Boy: William; Girl: Ava

Hawaii: Boy: Noah; Girl: Mia

Idaho: Boy: Liam; Girl: Olivia

Illinois: Boy: Noah; Girl: Olivia

Indiana: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Iowa: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Kansas: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Kentucky: Boy: William; Girl: Emma

Louisiana: Boy: Noah; Girl: Ava

Maine: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Maryland: Boy: Noah; Girl: Olivia

Massachusetts: Boy: Benjamin; Girl: Olivia

Michigan: Boy: Noah; Girl: Olivia

Minnesota: Boy: Henry; Girl: Olivia

Mississippi: Boy: William; Girl: Ava

Missouri: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Montana: Boy: William; Girl: Emma

Nebraska: Boy: Henry; Girl: Emma

Nevada: Boy: Noah; Girl: Sophia

New Hampshire: Boy: Jackson; Girl: Olivia

New Jersey: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

New Mexico: Boy: Noah; Girl: Mia

New York: Boy: Liam; Girl: Olivia

North Carolina: Boy: William; Girl: Ava

North Dakota: Boy: Liam; Girl: Ava

Ohio: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Oklahoma: Boy: Elijah; Girl: Emma

Oregon: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Pennsylvania: Boy: Mason; Girl: Olivia

Rhode Island: Boy: Noah; Girl: Olivia

South Carolina: Boy: William; Girl: Ava

South Dakota: Boy: Oliver; Girl: Harper

Tennessee: Boy: William; Girl: Emma

Texas: Boy: Noah; Girl: Emma

Utah: Boy: William; Girl: Emma

Vermont: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

Virginia: Boy: William; Girl: Emma

Washington: Boy: Oliver; Girl: Olivia

West Virginia: Boy: Noah; Girl: Emma

Wisconsin: Boy: Oliver; Girl: Emma

Wyoming: Boy: Liam; Girl: Emma

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