Popular Baby Names in Arizona, 2013

Arizona’s top baby names of 2013 were announced recently.

According to provisional data from the Arizona Department of Health Services, the most popular baby names in the state are Sophia and Liam.

Here are Arizona’s projected top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2013:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Emma
4. Mia
5. Olivia
6. Emily
7. Abigail
8. Ava
9. Sofia
10. Madison
11. Elizabeth
12. Camila
13. Natalie
14. Charlotte
15. Avery
16. Evelyn
17. Layla
18. Victoria
19. Aria
20. Samantha
1. Liam
2. Jacob
3. Noah
4. Daniel
5. Alexander
6. Aiden
7. Michael
8. Mason
9. Anthony
10. Jayden
11. Ethan
12. Gabriel
13. Joseph
14. Benjamin
15. Elijah
16. Matthew
17. David
18. Isaac
19. Sebastian
20. Adrian

My source article called the rise of Liam in Arizona “relatively meteoric.”

Last year it placed fourth. The year before that it was 17th.

And the year before that? It did not even crack the Top 100.

Variant spellings I spotted in the top 100 include Sophia/Sofia, Mia/Mya or Maya/Mya (depends on how you pronounce “Mya”), Zoe/Zoey, Ariana/Arianna, Aiden/Ayden and Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson.

I also noticed Penelope at #42 on the girls’ list and Lincoln at #75 on the boys’ list.

I’m not sure when the finalized version of Arizona’s 2013 baby name rankings will be released, but I’ll be watching for it. In the meanwhile, here are the rankings from 2012.

Sources: Liam, Sophia most popular Arizona baby names, Top 100 Baby Names in Arizona in 2013 (pdf)


3 thoughts on “Popular Baby Names in Arizona, 2013

  1. I can tell I’m gonna be sick of Liam soon.

    Meh at Jack and Robert climbing, 2 of my most hated names.

    Gael was a flash in the pan, last year it was high on the SSA list for this state, this year according to your source, not in the top100.

    Overall an unintereting boys list.

    For the girls on the other hands, lost of movement in the bottom of the chart and some big climbs for Aria and Mila. Loads of new entries too, Penelope, Aurora, Elena, Kennedy, Stella, Luna, etc. Some big falls too. Also Maria drops out of the top100!

  2. Nice catch regarding Maria! Big drop, too, as it ranked 63rd in 2012.

    Same thing happened to Mariah — 66th in 2012, out of the top 100 in 2013.

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