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Choosing a name for your child can be stressful! Delta Children can help provide inspiration using the Social Security Administration’s top baby names by state.

happy couple looking at sonogram pictureTop Baby Names By State

Gone are the days of sifting through endless pages of baby names in a paperback book! Expectant parents can easily find baby name inspiration in their Facebook feeds, pregnancy apps and even on the Social Security Administration’s website.
 
That’s right—the SSA releases the top baby names, broken down by US states each year. We found a lot of similarities between the states’ top lists of baby boy and baby girl names. Did your little one make the baby names list?
 
See below for the top baby names for girls and boys by state in 2016:

 

Alabama

Top Girl Names 

  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia

Top Boy Names

  1. William
  2. James
  3. John

Alaska

Top Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Amelia

Top Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Oliver
  3. James

Arizona

Top Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Sophia
  3. Mia

Top Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Sebastian

Arkansas

Top Girl Names

  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia

Top Boy Names

  1. Elijah
  2. William
  3. Mason

California

Top Girl Names

  1. Mia
  2. Sophia
  3. Emma

Top Boy Names

  1. Noah
  2. Matthew
  3. Ethan

Colorado

Top Girl Names

  1. Oliva
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte

Top Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver

Connecticut

Top Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Mia

Top Boy Names

  1. Noah
  2. James
  3. Michael

Delaware

Top Girl Names

  1. Ava
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma

Top Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Michael
  3. Mason

District of Columbia

Top Girl Names

  1. Ava
  2. Sofia
  3. Charlotte

Top Boy Names

  1. William
  2. Alexander
  3. Henry

Florida

Top Girl Names

  1. Isabella
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma

Top Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Jacob

Georgia

Top Girl Names

  1. Ava
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma

Top Boy Names 

  1. William
  2. Noah
  3. Mason

Hawaii 

Top Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Mia
  3. Emma

Top Boy Names

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Ethan

Idaho 

Top Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Harper

Top Boy Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Liam
  3. Mason

Illinois

Top Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Sophia

Top Boy Names

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Alexander

Indiana

Top Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava

Top Boy Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Liam
  3. Elijah

Iowa 

Top Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Harper

Top Boy Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Owen
  3. William

Kansas

Top Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Charlotte

Top Boy Names

  1. Benjamin
  2. Henry
  3. William

Kentucky

Top Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Ava
  3. Olivia

Top Boy Names

  1. William
  2. Elijah
  3. James

Louisiana

Top Girl Names

  1. Ava
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma

Top Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Mason

Maine

Top Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Charlotte
  3. Olivia

Top Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Owen
  3. Benjamin

Maryland

Top Girl Names

  1. Ava
  2. Charlotte
  3. Olivia

Top Boy Names

  1. Noah
  2. Mason
  3. Liam

Massachusetts

Top Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte

Top Boy Names

  1. Benjamin
  2. William
  3. James

Michigan

Top Girl Names
  1. Ava
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
Top Boy Names
  1. Noah
  2. Mason
  3. Benjamin

Minnesota

Top Girl Names
  1. Evelyn
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
Top Boy Names
  1. Henry
  2. Oliver
  3. William

Mississippi

Top Girl Names
  1. Ava
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma

Top Boy Names

  1. William
  2. James
  3. Mason

Missouri

Top Girl Names
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
Top Boy Names
  1. William
  2. Liam
  3. Mason

Montana

Top Girl Names

  1. Haper
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
Top Boy Names
  1. James
  2. Liam
  3. Owen

Nebraska

Top Girl Names
  1. Emma
  2. Harper
  3. Ava
Top Boy Names
  1. Liam
  2. Henry
  3. Oliver

Nevada

Top Girl Names
  1. Mia
  2. Sophia
  3. Olivia

Top Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Alexander
  3. Noah

New Hampshire

Top Girl Names

  1. Charlotte
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
Top Boy Names
  1. Noah
  2. William
  3. Owen

New Jersey

Top Girl Names
  1. Mia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
Top Boy Names
  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Matthew

New Mexico

Top Girl Names

  1. Mia
  2. Sophia
  3. Emma
Top Boy Names
  1. Elijah
  2. Noah
  3. Liam

New York

Top Girl Names
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Sophia
Top Boy Names
  1. Liam
  2. Jacob
  3. Noah

North Carolina

Top Girl Names
  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
Top Boy Names
  1. William
  2. Noah
  3. Mason

North Dakota

Top Girl Names
  1. Harper
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma

Top Boy Names

  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Easton

Ohio

Top Girl Names
  1. Emma
  2. Ava
  3. Olivia
Top Boy Names
  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Carter

Oklahoma

Top Girl Names
  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
Top Boy Names
  1. Liam
  2. Elijah
  3. Oliver

Oregon

Top Girl Names
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Sophia
Top Boy Names
  1. Oliver
  2. Henry
  3. William

Pennsylvania

Top Girl Names
  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
Top Boy Names
  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason

Rhode Island

Top Girl Names
  1. Olivia
  2. Isabella
  3. Charlotte
Top Boy Names
  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Benjamin

South Carolina

Top Girl Names
  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
Top Boy Names
  1. William
  2. Noah
  3. Mason

South Dakota

Top Girl Names
  1. Emma
  2. Harper
  3. Olivia
Top Boy Names
  1. Oliver
  2. Liam
  3. Owen

Tennessee

Top Girl Names
  1. Emma
  2. Ava
  3. Olivia
Top Boy Names
  1. William
  2. James
  3. Elijah

Texas

Top Girl Names
  1. Emma
  2. Mia
  3. Sophia

Top Boy Names 

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Sebastian

Utah

Top Girl Names 
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
Top Boy Names 
  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Liam

Vermont

Top Girl Names 
  1. Harper
  2. Charlotte
  3. Emma
Top Boy Names
  1. Owen
  2. Oliver
  3. Wyatt

Virginia

Top Girl Names
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
Top Boy Names
  1. William
  2. Noah
  3. James

Washington

Top Girl Names
  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
Top Boy Names 
  1. Liam
  2. Benjamin
  3. Oliver

West Virginia

Top Girl Names 
  1. Harper
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava

Top Boy Names

  1. Mason
  2. Noah
  3. Liam

Wisconsin

Top Girl Names 
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
Top Boy Names 
  1. Oliver
  2. Henry
  3. Liam

Wyoming

Top Girl names 
  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
Top Boy Names 
  1. Wyatt
  2. Liam
  3. William

 

Want to search a different year? Find the top baby names dating back to 1980 here.

 

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