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Popular American baby names by region

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Each year the Social Security Administration releases their list of the top baby names, based on birth certificates from the entire United States. Taking a look at the entire US, the most popular girl names were (in order) Isabella, Sophia, Emma, Olivia and Ava. The most popular boy names were Jacob, Ethan, Michael, Jayden and William.

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How do these names rank by region? Check them out below!

Top baby names in the Southeast

Check out the top baby names in the Southeast states, which include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The national rank of the baby name is listed in parenthesis.

  1. Jacob (1)
  2. Ava (5)
  3. Chloe (9)
  4. Emma (2)
  5. Isabella (1)
  6. Madison (7)
  7. Olivia (3)
  8. Abigail (8)
  9. Emily (6)
  10. Ethan (2)

Top baby names in the Northeast

The Northeast states include New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont), mid-Atlantic states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.

  1. Abigail (national rank = 8)
  2. Sophia (4)
  3. Ava (5)
  4. Emily (6)
  5. Isabella (1)
  6. Madison (7)
  7. Michael (3)
  8. Olivia (3)
  9. Matthew (13)
  10. Jacob (1)


Top baby names in the Midwest

The Midwest states include Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

  1. Jacob (1)
  2. Ethan (2)
  3. Emma (2)
  4. Olivia (3)
  5. Ava (5)
  6. Logan (17)
  7. Isabella (1)
  8. Sophia (4)
  9. Addison (12)
  10. William (5)

Top baby names in the West

The West is comprised of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and six mountain states including Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming.

  1. Emma (2)
  2. Isabelle (1)
  3. Jacob (1)
  4. Ethan (2)
  5. Olivia (3)
  6. Sophia (4)
  7. Abigail (8)
  8. Ava (5)
  9. Madison (7)
  10. Logan (17)

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