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217 Saintly Surnames – Bosco, Neri, Sheen, Talbot…

saintly-surnames

Looking for a surname-inspired baby name with a connection to Catholicism?

Here are more than 200 options, most of which come from Catholic Englishmen martyred during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Because the goal was to include as many realistic baby names as possible, I interpreted “surname” and “saint” liberally in some cases. Xavier is not technically a surname, for instance, and many of the folks below are not yet full-fledged saints.

The hyperlinked names will take you to popularity graphs.

  1. Abel, for Bl. Thomas Abel (d. 1540) of England.
  2. Abbot, for Bl. Henry Abbot (d. 1597) of England.
  3. Albert, for Bl. Federico Albert (d. 1876) of Italy.
  4. Almond, for St. John Almond (d. 1612) of England.
  5. Amias, for Bl. John Amias (d. 1589) of England.
  6. Ancina, for Bl. John Juvenal Ancina (d. 1604) of Italy.
  7. Andleby, for Bl. William Andleby (d. 1597) of England.
  8. Aquinas, for St. Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) of Italy.
  9. Arrowsmith, for St. Edmund Arrowsmith (d. 1628) of England.
  10. Ashley, for Bl. Ralph Ashley (d. 1606) of England.
  11. Ashton, for Ven. Roger Ashton (d. 1592) of England.
  12. Atkinson, for Bl. Thomas Atkinson (d. 1616) of England.
  13. Aufield, for Bl. Thomas Aufield (d. 1585) of England.
  14. Barlow, for St. Ambrose Barlow (d. 1641) of England.
  15. Baylon, for St. Paschal Baylon (d. 1592) of Spain.
  16. Becket, from St. Thomas Becket (d. 1170) of England.
  17. Beesley, for Bl. George Beesley (d. 1591) of England.
  18. Belson, for Bl. Thomas Belson (d. 1589) of England.
  19. Bertie, for Servant of God Andrew Bertie (d. 2008) of England/Malta.
  20. Bertrand, for St. Louis Bertrand (d. 1581) of Spain/South America.
  21. Bessette, for St. André Bessette (d. 1937) of Canada.
  22. Bonzel, for Bl. Maria Theresia Bonzel (d. 1905) of Germany.
  23. Bosco, for St. John Bosco (d. 1888) of Italy.
  24. Bosgrave, for Bl. Thomas Bosgrave (d. 1594) of England.
  25. Bowes, for Bl. Marmaduke Bowes (d. 1585) of England.
  26. Briant, for St. Alexander Briant (d. 1581) of England.
  27. Britton, for Bl. John Britton (d. 1598) of England.
  28. Buxton, for Bl. Christopher Buxton (d. 1588) of England.
  29. Cabrini, for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (d. 1917) of Italy/U.S.
  30. Campion, for St. Edmund Campion (d. 1581) of England.
  31. Carey, for Bl. John Carey (d. 1594) of England.
  32. Carter, for Bl. William Carter (b. 1584) of England.
  33. Casey, for Ven. Solanus Casey (d. 1957) of the U.S. (His religious name “Solanus” comes from St. Francis Solanus, below.)
  34. Cassant, for Bl. Pierre-Joseph Cassant (d. 1903) of France.
  35. Catherick, for Bl. Edmund Catherick (d. 1642) of England.
  36. Chanel, for St. Peter Chanel (d. 1841) of France.
  37. Claver, for St. Peter Claver (d. 1654) of Spain.
  38. Claxton, for Bl. James Claxton (d. 1588) of England.
  39. Collins, for Bl. Dominic Collins (d. 1602) of Ireland.
  40. Cope, for St. Marianne Cope (d. 1918) of Germany/U.S.
  41. Corbie, for Ven. Ralph Corbie (d. 1644) of Ireland.
  42. Cornelius, for Bl. John Cornelius (d. 1594) of England.
  43. Dalby, for Bl. Robert Dalby (d. 1589) of England.
  44. Daniel, for St. Antoine Daniel (d. 1648) of France/Canada.
  45. David, for Bl. Vicente Vilar David (1937) of Spain or Bl. Toros Oghlou David (d. 1895) of Armenia
  46. Davy, for Bl. John Davy (d. 1537) of England or Bl. Charlotte Davy (d. 1794) of France.
  47. Dean, for Bl. William Dean (d. 1588) of England.
  48. Dorie, for Bl. Pierre Henri Dorie (d. 1866) of France.
  49. Douglas, for Bl. George Douglas (d. 1587) of Scotland.
  50. Drexel, for St. Katharine Drexel (d. 1955) of the U.S.
  51. Drury, for Bl. Robert Drury (d. 1607) of England.
  52. Duff, for Servant of God Frank Duff (d. 1980) of Ireland.
  53. Duke, for Bl. Edmund Duke (d. 1590) of England.
  54. Durando, for Bl. Marco Antonio Durando (d. 1880) of Italy.
  55. Dutton, for Servant of God Joseph Dutton (d. 1931) of the U.S.
  56. Ebner, for Bl. Margareta Ebner (d. 1351) of Germany.
  57. Emmerich, for Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich (d. 1824) of Germany.
  58. Errico, for St. Gaetano Errico (d. 1860) of Italy.
  59. Errington, for Bl. George Errington (d. 1596) of England.
  60. Evans, for St. Philip Evans (d. 1679) of Wales.
  61. Faber, for St. Peter Faber (d. 1546) of France.
  62. Falzon, for Bl. Nazju Falzon (d. 1865) of Malta.
  63. Farina, for St. Giovanni Antonio Farina (d. 1888) of Italy.
  64. Fasani, for St. Francis Anthony Fasani (d. 1742) of Italy.
  65. Felton, for Bl. John Felton (d. 1570) in England.
  66. Fenn, for Bl. James Fenn (d. 1584) in England.
  67. Fenwick, for Bl. John Fenwick (d. 1679) of England.
  68. Ferrari, for Bl. Andrea Carlo Ferrari (d. 1921) of Italy.
  69. Ferrer, for St. Vincent Ferrer (d. 1419) of Spain.
  70. Filby, for Bl. William Filby (d. 1582) of England.
  71. Frassati, for Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati (d. 1925) of Italy.
  72. Fulthrop, for Bl. Edward Fulthrop (d. 1597) of England.
  73. Finch, for Bl. John Finch (d. 1584) of England.
  74. Fisher, for Bl. John Fisher (d. 1535) of England.
  75. Foley, for Servant of God Theodore Foley (d. 1974) of the U.S.
  76. Fontaine, for Bl. Marie-Madeleine Fontaine (d. 1794) of France.
  77. Forest, for Bl. John Forest (d. 1538) of England.
  78. Garnet, for St. Thomas Garnet (d. 1608) of England.
  79. Gavan, for Bl. John Gavan (d. 1679) of England.
  80. Gennings, for St. Edmund Gennings (d. 1591) of England.
  81. Gerard, for Bl. Jeanne Gerard (d. 1794) of France or Bl. Joseph Gérard, (d. 1914) of France/South Africa.
  82. Gerosa, for St. Vincentia Gerosa (d. 1847) of Italy.
  83. Gervase, for Bl. George Gervase (d. 1608) of England.
  84. Gibson, for Bl. William Gibson (d. 1596) of England.
  85. Goretti, for St. Maria Goretti (d. 1902) of Italy.
  86. Grove, for Bl. John Grove (d. 1679) of England.
  87. Gwyn, for St. Richard Gwyn (d. 1584) of Wales.
  88. Harrington, for Bl. William Harrington (d. 1594) of England.
  89. Heath, for Bl. Henry Heath (d. 1643) of England.
  90. Hewitt, for Bl. John Hewitt (d. 1588) of England.
  91. Higgins, for Bl. Peter Higgins (d. 1642) of Irish.
  92. Houghton, for St. John Houghton (d. 1535) of England.
  93. Howard, for St. Philip Howard (d. 1595) of England or for his grandson, Bl. William Howard (d. 1680) of England.
  94. Humphrey, for St. Lawrence Humphrey (d. 1590) of England.
  95. Hunt, for Bl. Thurston Hunt (d. 1601) of England.
  96. Ingleby, for Bl. Francis Ingleby (d. 1586) of England.
  97. Ingram, for Ven. John Ingram (d. 1594) of England.
  98. Janssen, for St. Arnold Janssen (d. 1909) of Germany.
  99. Kemble, for St. John Kemble (d. 1679) of England.
  100. Kern, for Bl. Jakob Kern (d. 1924) of Austria.
  101. Kirby, for St. Luke Kirby (d. 1582) of England.
  102. Kolbe, for St. Maximilian Kolbe (d. 1941) of Poland.
  103. Konrad, for Bl. Nicholas Konrad (d. 1941) of Ukraine.
  104. Lakota, for Bl. Gregor Lakota (d. 1950) of Ukraine.
  105. Langley, for Bl. Richard Langley (d. 1586) of England.
  106. Lanteri, for Ven. Bruno Lanteri (d. 1830) of Italy.
  107. Larke, for Bl. John Larke (d. 1544) of England.
  108. Laval, for Bl. Jacques-Désiré Laval (d. 1864) of France/Mauritius.
  109. Lawrence, for St. Robert Lawrence (d. 1535) of England.
  110. Leigh, for Bl. Richard Leigh (d. 1588) of England.
  111. Lewis, for St. David Lewis (d. 1679) of Wales
  112. Liguori, for St. Alphonsus Liguori (d. 1787) of Italy.
  113. Lilli, for Bl. Salvatore Lilli (d. 1895) of Italy.
  114. Lloyd, for St. John Lloyd (d. 1679) of Wales.
  115. Lockwood, for Bl. John Lockwood (d. 1642) of England.
  116. Lucas, for Bl. Charlotte Lucas (d. 1794) of France.
  117. MacKillop, for St. Mary MacKillop (d. 1909) of Australia.
  118. Majali, for Bl. Giuliano Majali (d. 1470) of Sicily.
  119. Majella, for St. Gerard Majella (d. 1755) of Italy.
  120. Manna, for Bl. Paolo Manna (d. 1952) of Italy.
  121. Marchand, for St. Joseph Marchand (d. 1835) of France.
  122. Marella, for Ven. Olinto Marella (d. 1969) of Italy.
  123. Mareri, for Bl. Philippa Mareri (d. 1236) of Italy.
  124. Margil, for Ven. Antonio Margil (d. 1726) of Spain/Central America.
  125. Mari, for Servant of God Ida Mari (d. 1981) of Italy.
  126. Martin, for St. Louis Martin (d. 1894) of France or Bl. Richard Martin (d. 1588) of England.
  127. Marsden, from Bl. William Marsden (d. 1586) of England.
  128. Marto, for Bl. Francisco Marto (d. 1919) of Portugal.
  129. Mason, for Bl. John Mason (d. 1591) of England.
  130. Massey, for Bl. René-Julien Massey (d. 1792) of France.
  131. Maxfield, for Bl. Thomas Maxfield (d. 1616) of England.
  132. Munden, for Bl. John Munden (d. 1584) of England.
  133. Mayer, for Bl. Rupert Mayer (d. 1945) of Germany.
  134. McAuley, for Ven. Catherine McAuley (d. 1841) of Ireland.
  135. Meehan, for Bl. Charles Meehan (d. 1679) of Ireland.
  136. Merlo, for Ven. Thecla Merlo (d. 1964) of Italy.
  137. Medina, for Bl. Manuel Medina y Olmos (d. 1936) of Spain.
  138. Mela, for Ven. Itala Mela (d. 1957) of Italy.
  139. Merton, for Fr. Thomas Merton (d. 1968) of the U.S.
  140. Mesina, for Bl. Antonia Mesina (d. 1935) of Italy.
  141. Miki, for St. Paul Miki (d. 1597) of Japan.
  142. Molina, for Bl. Mercedes de Jesús Molina y Ayala (d. 1883) of Ecuador.
  143. Molla, for St. Gianna Beretta Molla (d. 1962) of Italy.
  144. Mora, for Bl. Elisabeth Canori Mora (d. 1825) of Italy.
  145. Morse, for St. Henry Morse (d. 1645) of England.
  146. Nelson, for Bl. John Nelson (d. 1578) of England.
  147. Neri, for St. Philip Neri (d. 1595) of Italy.
  148. Newman, for Bl. John Henry Newman (d. 1890) of England.
  149. Nichols, for Bl. George Nichols (d. 1589) fo England.
  150. Nolasco, for St. Peter Nolasco (d. 1256) of France.
  151. Ogilvie, for St. John Ogilvie (d. 1615) of Scotland.
  152. Owen, for St. Nicholas Owen (d. 1606) of England.
  153. Page, for Bl. Anthony Page (d. 1593) of England or Bl. Francis Page (d. 1602) of England.
  154. Percy, for Bl. Thomas Percy (d. 1572) of England.
  155. Potter, for Ven. Mary Potter (d. 1913) of England.
  156. Powell, for Bl. Edward Powell (d. 1540) of Wales.
  157. Quinn, for Ven. Edel Quinn (d. 1944) of Ireland.
  158. Rawlins, for Bl. Alexander Rawlins (d. 1595) of England.
  159. Regis, for St. John Francis Regis (d. 1640) of France.
  160. Reynolds, for St. Richard Reynolds (d. 1535) of England or Bl. Thomas Reynolds (d. 1560) of England.
  161. Richardson, for Bl. Lawrence Richardson (d. 1582) of England or Bl. William Richardson (d. 1603) of England.
  162. Rigby, for St. John Rigby (d. 1600) of England
  163. Rivi, for Bl. Rolando Rivi (d. 1945) of Italy.
  164. Robinson, for St. Christopher Robinson (d. 1598) of England.
  165. Rochester, for Bl. John Rochester (d. 1537) of England.
  166. Roe, for St. Alban Roe (d. 1642) of England.
  167. Romano, for Bl. Vincent Romano (d. 1831) of Italy.
  168. Rossello, for St. Maria Giuseppa Rossello (d. 1880) of Italy.
  169. Sala, for Bl. Maria Anna Sala (d. 1891) of Italy.
  170. Savio, for St. Dominic Savio (d. 1857) of Italy.
  171. Scott, for Bl. Montford Scott (d. 1591) of England or Bl. Maurus Scott (d. 1612) of England.
  172. Serra, for St. Junipero Serra (d. 1784) of Spain/New Spain.
  173. Seton, for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (d. 1821) of the U.S.
  174. Sheen, for Ven. Fulton J. Sheen (d. 1979) of the U.S.
  175. Shelley, for Bl. Edward Shelley (d. 1588) of England.
  176. Sherwin, for St. Ralph Sherwin (d. 1581) of England.
  177. Sherwood, for Bl. Thomas Sherwood (d. 1578) of England.
  178. Sinclair, for Ven. Margaret Anne Sinclair (d. 1925) of Scotland.
  179. Slade, for Bl. John Slade (d. 1583) of England.
  180. Solanus, for St. Francis Solanus (d. 1610) of Spain.
  181. Southwell, for St. Robert Southwell (d. 1595) of England.
  182. Southworth, for St. John Southworth (d. 1654) of England.
  183. Steno, for Bl. Nicolas Steno (d. 1686) of Denmark.
  184. Spenser, for Bl. William Spenser (d. 1589) of England.
  185. Spencer, for Ven. Ignatius Spencer (d. 1864) of England.
  186. Stefani, for Bl. Irene Stefani (d. 1930) of Italy.
  187. Stein, for St. Edith Stein (d. 1942) of Germany.
  188. Stone, for St. John Stone (d. 1539) in England.
  189. Sullivan, for Ven. John Sullivan (d. 1933) in Ireland.
  190. Sutton, for Bl. Robert Sutton (d. 1587) of England.
  191. Talbot, for Ven. Matt Talbot (d. 1925) of Ireland or Bl. John Talbot (d. 1600) of England.
  192. Tansi, for Bl. Cyprian Michael Tansi (d. 1964) of Nigeria.
  193. Taylor, for Bl. Hugh Taylor (d. 1585) of England, Francis Taylor (d. 1621) of Ireland, or Ven. Frances Margaret Taylor (d. 1900) of England.
  194. Tezza, for Bl. Luigi Tezza (d. 1923) of Italy.
  195. Thirkeld, for Bl. Richard Thirkeld (d. 1583) in England.
  196. Thompson, for Bl. James Thompson (d. 1582) of England.
  197. Thorne, for Bl. John Thorne (d. 1539) of England.
  198. Thorpe, for Bl. Robert Thorpe (d. 1591) of England.
  199. Tirry, for Bl. William Tirry (d. 1654) of Ireland.
  200. Tomasi, for St. Giuseppe Maria Tomasi (d. 1713) of Italy.
  201. Tunstall, for Bl. Thomas Tunstall (d. 1616) of England.
  202. Turner, for Bl. Anthony Turner (d. 1679) of England.
  203. Vega, for Servant of God Pablo Muñoz Vega (d. 1994) of Ecuador.
  204. Venard, for St. Jean-Théophane Vénard (d. 1861) of France.
  205. Vera, for Ven. Jacinto Vera y Durán (d. 1881) of Uruguay.
  206. Verna, for Bl. Antonia Maria Verna (d. 1838) of Italy.
  207. Vianney, for St. Jean Vianney (d. 1859) of France.
  208. Ward, for St. Margaret Ward (d. 1588) of England.
  209. Webster, for St. Augustine Webster (d. 1535) of England.
  210. Wells, for St. Swithun Wells (d. 1591) of England.
  211. Wharton, for Bl. Christopher Wharton (d. 1600) of England.
  212. Whitaker, for Bl. Thomas Whitaker (d. 1646) of England.
  213. Wilson, for Ven. Mary Jane Wilson (d. 1916) of British India.
  214. Wright, for Bl. Peter Wright (d. 1651) of England.
  215. Xavier, for St. Francis Xavier (d. 1552) of Spain.
  216. Zaccaria, for St. Antonio Maria Zaccaria (d. 1539) of Italy.
  217. Zola, for Bl. Giovanni Batista Zola (d. 1626) of Italy.

Which of the above do you like best?

And, what other saint-inspired surnames would make good baby names? I’m sure I missed a few. Let me know in the comments!


Name Quotes #41 – Gaenor, Ransom, O’Shea

Now that Fridays are for Five-Name Friday posts, let’s bump the Name Quote posts over to Mondays, shall we?

Here’s the latest batch…

From the novel The Notorious Miss Lisle (1911) by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds:

“The notorious Miss Lisle had the most weird Christian name you ever heard of — let’s see now, what was it? Not Guinevere, nor Gwendolen — Oh, yes, I have it. Gaenor! G, a, e, n, o, r! Did you ever hear such a name as that?”

From “Do Weird Baby Names Indicate Selfishness Or Love? Yes” by Joy Pullmann of The Federalist:

Our first child has a rather weird name. Ransom is a genuine, old name, but the effects of choosing it actually made me determined not to make such an ethereal pick again. I’ve finally joined my husband on the plain-vanilla baby names bandwagon, just as everyone.s getting off it.

[…]

Our son’s name means a great deal to us because it in fact does signal our family’s ties to something greater than even each other. It’s an enduring mark of gratitude for a faith that kept me from killing a child I didn’t want. That faith and that child ransomed me from selfishness (or at least some selfishness). So it may be and is indeed likely that other people’s children, whatever their names, can and have performed similar acts of mercy even just by existing. And how would an onlooker know whether an unusual name signifies parental self-absorption or self-sacrifice?

They wouldn’t. But, all the same, our next baby will have a meaningful name that other people have heard before.

From “Why Google’s smart assistant doesn’t have a name like Siri, Alexa, or Cortana” by Jillian D’Onfro of Business Insider:

Assistant’s lack of personality was quite intentional, according to Jonathan Jarvis, a former creative director on Google’s Labs team.

[…]

“We always wanted to make it feel like you were the agent, and it was more like a superpower that you had and a tool that you used,” he tells Business Insider. “If you create this personified assistant, that feels like a different relationship.”

For that reason, Assistant likely won’t be telling you jokes or serving up sassy responses, either.

We also heard while at I/O that Google didn’t want to give its assistant a gender or make it seem too American.

From “The Difficulty of Names” by Mami Suzuki of the blog Tofugu:

My name “Mami” (pronounced mommy) is a good example of this. Mami is quite a common name in Japan and mostly means “true beauty” or “true”, but in English, it just sounds like mother. Therefore, I always feel embarrassed when I introduce myself, because I have to say, “Hi, nice to meet you. I’m Mami.” It’s pretty strange, isn’t it? “Hi, nice to meet you. I’m Mother. Say my name.” Even my teachers and my bosses have to call me Mommy!

From “Bye-bye Berlin: Wheels for name change set in motion 100 years ago” about the Ontario town of Kitchener (formerly Berlin):

Meanwhile, 100 years after it was nixed, the Berlin name is enjoying a bit of a minor renaissance in Kitchener.

Two businesses prominently featuring the name have opened in recent months: The Berlin restaurant and the Berlin Bicycle Café.

Andrea Hennige, the restaurant manager at The Berlin, says the name was chosen with an eye toward the area’s history.

“It’s a nod to the people who settled the area, who probably laid the bricks in this building,” she said in an interview.

Town residents voted to drop the name Berlin in 1916, during WWI. The name change ballot included the following options: Adanac (Canada spelled backwards), Benton, Brock, Corona, Keowana, and Kitchener. Speaking of ballots…

From “Maine”s GOP governor, veto record-holder, names new dog Veto” in The Seattle Times:

Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the state’s all-time veto champion, has named his new dog Veto.

LePage, who has earned renown for exercising his veto pen on bills he didn’t like, adopted a Jack Russell terrier mix from a shelter.

[…]

LePage chose the name Veto because his pet “is the mascot of good public policy, defender of the Maine people and protector of hardworking taxpayers from bad legislation,” his spokesman Peter Steele said.

Steele joked that the governor is going to train the dog to deliver vetoes from his office to legislative leaders.

From “Why There Are So Many More Names for Baby Girls” by Chris Wilson in TIME:

“The culture is much more accepting of out-there girls’ names,” says Matthew Hahn, a professor of biology and informatics at the University of Indiana who co-authored a 2003 study comparing baby name trends to evolutionary models. “The same goes for inventing new names.” For example, some formerly male-dominated names become predominantly female names, like Lindsey and Mckenzie, but it rarely goes the other way.

“The inventiveness in girl names has always led the boys,” says Alex Bentley, a professor in comparative cultural studies at the University of Houston and a co-author of the 2003 study, though he notes that, in the past decade, the rate at which people invent new boy names has caught up with the rate for girls.

From “Ever Wonder How Ice Cube Got His Name? Here’s Your Answer” by Angela Watercutter in Wired:

“My brother, he’s about nine years older than me, he used to have all kind of women calling the house and I would try to get at them,” the man known to the IRS as O’Shea Jackson says in this Google Autocomplete interview. “He got mad at that and said he was going to slam me in the freezer one day, and turn me into an ice cube. I said, ‘You know what? That’s a badge of honor.'”

Fighting for Aboriginal Baby Names in N.W.T.

map of languages in N.W.T.
Some of the official languages of N.W.T.
In early March, two First Nations mothers in Northwest Territories (N.W.T.), Canada, made headlines because they were not allowed to use the traditional character for a glottal stop, “ɂ,” in their children’s names.

The first was Chipewyan mother Shene Catholique Valpy, whose daughter Sahaiɂa was born in February of 2014. Valpy was forced to change the “ɂ” character to a hyphen in order to register her daughter’s name.

The second was South Slavey mother Andrea Heron, who had been forced to do the same thing six years earlier in order to register her daughter Sakaeɂah’s name.

(Ironically, Sahaiɂa and Sakaeɂah are the Chipewyan and South Slavey versions of the same name. The rough translation is: “as the sun breaks through the clouds or over the horizon.”)

Currently, N.W.T. only allows characters from the Roman alphabet on birth certificates.

Not long after the stories about Sahaiɂa and Sakaeɂah surfaced, N.W.T. health minister Glen Abernethy said his department would start looking for a solution to the problem, but was concerned that allowing the characters regionally “could create problems down the road.” “We need to make sure that those individuals with the fonts in their names aren’t disadvantaged when they want to go to college outside the N.W.T. or travel abroad or get a social insurance number.”

But Dene languages expert Brent Kaulback notes that “Dene fonts are now unicode fonts” that work on any computer. And linguistics professor Arok Wolvengrey calls the refusal to allow the glottal stop character a “serious insult” to First Nations people. “For many people who no longer speak these languages, this is the only way they can preserve their ancestry.”

(For the record, neighbor territory Nunavut allows Inuit to “register traditional names, including the glottal stop, for government documents.”)

Sources: Chipewyan baby name not allowed on N.W.T. birth certificate, 2nd N.W.T. mother demands traditional name for daughter, N.W.T. Health minister seeks fix for aboriginal names, What’s in a name? A Chipewyan’s battle over her native tongue
Image: Official Languages of the Northwest Territories (pdf)

Popular Baby Names in Italy, 2013

Commenter skizzo recently asked me to check on Italy’s 2014 baby name rankings. They aren’t out yet, but the 2013 list is, and since I’ve never posted a popularity list for Italy before, I thought I’d go ahead and post the older list while we wait for the newer one.

According to data from Istituto nazionale di statistica (Istat), the most popular baby names in Italy in 2013 were Sofia and Francesco.

Here are Italy’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2013:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Sofia
2. Giulia
3. Aurora
4. Emma
5. Giorgia
6. Martina
7. Chiara
8. Sara
9. Alice
10. Gaia
1. Francesco
2. Alessandro
3. Andrea
4. Lorenzo
5. Mattia
6. Matteo
7. Gabriele
8. Leonardo
9. Riccardo
10. Tommaso

Check out Francesco’s rise in usage from 2012 to 2013, no doubt due to the election of Pope Francis in March of 2013:

Baby name Francesco sees rise in usage in Italy, 2013

Funny thing is, Francesco has long been Italy’s most popular boy name, so in 2013 it just become more dominantly popular.

And what’s the difference between Mattia and Matteo? Not much — they’re just the Italian forms of Matthias and Matthew, which are derived from the same Hebrew root name.

For earlier sets of data from Italy, click the link below. Istat currently offers top 50 lists going back to 1999.

Source: Nomi – Istat

Baby Born at Bible Study, Named for Pastor

Maia Taylor went into labor while attending Bible study at Living Water Community Worship Center in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Valentine’s Day, 2012.

She waited for paramedics to arrive in the pastor’s study, but when they arrived, her labor was too far along for her to be transported to the hospital. So she gave birth to a baby girl on the couch in the pastor’s study.

In honor of Pastor Andrea Gooding, she named her daughter Andrea Lenor Taylor.

Source: Pastor helps deliver baby girl in Gastonia church

Named David? Headed to Italy? Here’s a Hotel Discount…

statue of David
Replica of David
Hotel David in Florence, Italy, offers a 5% discount to guests named David. So if your name is David and you’re planning to be in Florence anytime soon, you may want to check them out. If you decide to book, remember to use the promo code “DAVID” and be prepared to prove that your name really is David when you check in.

The hotel, which has been around since the 1950s, was named after Michelangelo’s sculpture of David, which has been on display in Florence since 1504.

I don’t know if the hotel’s David offer is permanent (like the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Isabellas Free…Forever! program) but there’s no expiration date listed.

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Here’s another name-based hotel deal I discovered recently, but this one does have an expiration date, so you’ll have to act quickly if you want to take advantage of it.

From Aug. 20 until Oct. 31, Breezes Bahamas is giving $100 to any guest staying at least 5 nights whose legal first name is on the 2013 National Hurricane Center list of storm names: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van or Wendy.

The spelling of your name must match the storm name exactly (i.e., “Sebastian” and “Rebecca” don’t count).

Most Popular U.S. Baby Names By State, 2012

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Alabama (AL) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 317 baby girls
2. Ava, 240
3. Olivia, 226
4. Isabella, 197
5. Madison, 191
6. Abigail, 183
7. Elizabeth, 182
8. Ella, 181
9. Chloe, 169
10. Harper, 166
11. Sophia, 164
12. Anna, 152
13. Addison, 146
14. Brooklyn, 128
15. Emily, 127
16. Lily, 125
17. Aubrey, 123
18. Mary, 123
19. Lillian, 120
20. Avery, 119
1. William, 436 baby boys
2. James, 317
3. Mason, 300
4. John, 277
5. Jacob, 260
6. Elijah, 256
7. Aiden, 247
8. Michael, 230
9. Jayden, 226
10. Noah, 219
11. Jackson, 218
12. Ethan, 211
13. Samuel, 195
14. Christopher, 194
15. Brayden, 191
16. Joshua, 189
17. Caleb, 186
18. Landon, 175
19. Matthew, 174
20. Andrew, 169

Alaska (AK) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 57 baby girls
2. Sophia, 55
3. Olivia, 49
4. Abigail, 38
5. Ava, 32
6. Chloe, 30
7. Elizabeth, 30
8. Lillian, 30
9. Isabella, 29
10. Emily, 27
11. Grace, 26
12. Madison, 26
13. Ella, 25
14. Harper, 25
15. Hannah, 24
16. Evelyn, 23
17. Layla, 23
18. Amelia, 22
19. Lily, 22
20. Mia, 21
1. James, 51 baby boys
2. Ethan, 47
3. Liam, 44
4. Gabriel, 42
5. Jacob, 41
6. Mason, 41
7. Noah, 41
8. William, 41
9. Michael, 39
10. Elijah, 38
11. Robert, 37
12. Joseph, 35
13. Tyler, 33
14. Jack, 32
15. Benjamin, 31
16. Caleb, 31
17. Carter, 31
18. David, 31
19. Alexander, 30
20. Joshua, 30

Arizona (AZ) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 579 baby girls
2. Isabella, 483
3. Emma, 387
4. Mia, 368
5. Olivia, 348
6. Emily, 306
7. Ava, 288
8. Abigail, 259
9. Sofia, 207
10. Madison, 206
11. Victoria, 194
12. Natalie, 189
13. Camila, 188
14. Elizabeth, 183
15. Zoey, 180
16. Aaliyah, 176
17. Ella, 173
18. Zoe, 168
19. Charlotte, 166
20. Chloe, 160
1. Jacob, 390 baby boys
2. Liam, 376
3. Daniel, 374
4. Ethan, 372
5. Anthony, 366
6. Alexander, 364
7. Noah, 355
8. Michael, 351
9. Mason, 349
10. Aiden, 343
11. David, 335
12. Jayden, 315
13. Julian, 292
14. Matthew, 287
15. Elijah, 284
16. Andrew, 275
17. Isaac, 275
18. Gabriel, 274
19. Joseph, 273
20. Joshua, 266

Arkansas (AR) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 185 baby girls
2. Sophia, 162
3. Ava, 138
4. Isabella, 135
5. Olivia, 132
6. Addison, 125
7. Harper, 118
8. Abigail, 111
9. Madison, 108
10. Zoey, 108
11. Chloe, 100
12. Emily, 93
13. Brooklyn, 91
14. Lillian, 88
15. Ella, 85
16. Aubrey, 81
17. Elizabeth, 81
18. Lily, 81
19. Avery, 77
20. Kaylee, 74
1. William, 215 baby boys
2. Mason, 154
3. James, 153
4. Jacob, 152
5. Elijah, 151
6. Ethan, 146
7. Hunter, 146
8. Aiden, 137
9. Jayden, 133
10. Gabriel, 131
11. Jackson, 131
12. Noah, 127
13. Michael, 121
14. Bentley, 116
15. Eli, 116
16. Brayden, 115
17. Landon, 112
18. Liam, 108
19. Samuel, 103
20. John, 102

California (CA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 3617 baby girls
2. Isabella, 3087
3. Emma, 2429
4. Emily, 2409
5. Mia, 2311
6. Olivia, 1892
7. Sofia, 1671
8. Abigail, 1635
9. Samantha, 1444
10. Camila, 1409
11. Ava, 1402
12. Victoria, 1299
13. Natalie, 1287
14. Chloe, 1091
15. Elizabeth, 1087
16. Evelyn, 1037
17. Genesis, 1033
18. Ashley, 998
19. Madison, 988
20. Zoe, 982
1. Jacob, 2955 baby boys
2. Jayden, 2852
3. Daniel, 2662
4. Ethan, 2661
5. Matthew, 2627
6. Noah, 2496
7. Anthony, 2411
8. Alexander, 2408
9. Nathan, 2227
10. David, 2139
11. Andrew, 2129
12. Aiden, 1990
13. Michael, 1986
14. Angel, 1922
15. Isaac, 1845
16. Julian, 1845
17. Mason, 1825
18. Adrian, 1784
19. Jonathan, 1721
20. Christopher, 1717

Colorado (CO) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 337 baby girls
2. Sophia, 331
3. Olivia, 312
4. Isabella, 258
5. Ava, 229
6. Abigail, 218
7. Emily, 201
8. Avery, 191
9. Evelyn, 173
10. Mia, 171
11. Elizabeth, 168
12. Harper, 161
13. Madison, 160
14. Ella, 157
15. Lily, 152
16. Charlotte, 151
17. Grace, 151
18. Addison, 142
19. Amelia, 136
20. Zoey, 123
1. Liam, 353 baby boys
2. Alexander, 296
3. Jacob, 287
4. William, 283
5. Noah, 263
6. Elijah, 251
7. Ethan, 250
8. Logan, 243
9. Jackson, 240
10. Mason, 233
11. Isaac, 228
12. Samuel, 228
13. Aiden, 226
14. Gabriel, 218
15. Daniel, 215
16. Jayden, 213
17. Benjamin, 212
18. Michael, 208
19. Wyatt, 203
20. James, 198

Connecticut (CT) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 246 baby girls
2. Olivia, 234
3. Isabella, 232
4. Sophia, 226
5. Ava, 184
6. Mia, 169
7. Emily, 148
8. Charlotte, 127
9. Abigail, 118
10. Madison, 113
11. Avery, 103
12. Ella, 102
13. Sofia, 102
14. Gabriella, 100
15. Julia, 95
16. Lily, 93
17. Gianna, 88
18. Grace, 88
19. Samantha, 84
20. Elizabeth, 82
1. Mason, 230 baby boys
2. Jacob, 213
3. Michael, 207
4. Liam, 203
5. Ethan, 191
6. Jayden, 187
7. Anthony, 185
8. Matthew, 180
9. Noah, 176
10. Ryan, 173
11. William, 172
12. James, 166
13. Alexander, 162
14. Joseph, 162
15. Benjamin, 156
16. Daniel, 155
17. Logan, 151
18. John, 148
19. Aiden, 147
20. Nicholas, 144

Delaware (DE) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 67 baby girls
2. Emma, 63
3. Isabella, 63
4. Ava, 51
5. Olivia, 51
6. Emily, 38
7. Madison, 37
8. Aubrey, 31
9. Lillian, 31
10. Abigail, 29
11. Amelia, 28
12. Layla, 28
13. Zoey, 28
14. Grace, 27
15. Mia, 27
16. Addison, 26
17. Riley, 26
18. Natalie, 25
19. Avery, 24
20. Ella, 22
1. Michael, 60 baby boys
2. Anthony, 55
3. Mason, 53
4. Liam, 52
5. Alexander, 51
6. Christopher, 51
7. Ethan, 50
8. William, 49
9. Elijah, 48
10. Logan, 48
11. John, 47
12. Jacob, 45
13. Jayden, 45
14. Daniel, 44
15. Noah, 44
16. Jackson, 42
17. Aiden, 41
18. James, 41
19. Joseph, 41
20. Joshua, 41

Florida (FL) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Isabella, 1578 baby girls
2. Sophia, 1363
3. Emma, 1064
4. Olivia, 905
5. Mia, 850
6. Emily, 770
7. Ava, 769
8. Abigail, 706
9. Madison, 701
10. Sofia, 587
11. Victoria, 560
12. Elizabeth, 513
13. Chloe, 507
14. Gabriella, 505
15. Lily, 471
16. Samantha, 414
17. Layla, 405
18. Ella, 397
19. Aaliyah, 395
20. Brianna, 378
1. Jayden, 1151 baby boys
2. Jacob, 1068
3. Ethan, 1023
4. Michael, 1018
5. Mason, 995
6. Noah, 984
7. Liam, 977
8. Alexander, 941
9. Elijah, 927
10. Aiden, 874
11. Matthew, 869
12. Daniel, 862
13. Anthony, 822
14. Joshua, 815
15. Christopher, 814
16. Gabriel, 792
17. David, 734
18. William, 715
19. Lucas, 694
20. Christian, 683

Georgia (GA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 613 baby girls
2. Ava, 545
3. Isabella, 497
4. Madison, 491
5. Olivia, 483
6. Sophia, 448
7. Emily, 395
8. Abigail, 373
9. Chloe, 367
10. Elizabeth, 343
11. Addison, 327
12. Ella, 292
13. Aubrey, 290
14. Taylor, 279
15. Hannah, 261
16. London, 250
17. Harper, 242
18. Khloe, 238
19. Layla, 235
20. Zoey, 233
1. William, 776 baby boys
2. Mason, 587
3. Jacob, 555
4. Michael, 534
5. Jayden, 527
6. Ethan, 525
7. Joshua, 522
8. Elijah, 520
9. Noah, 519
10. Aiden, 499
11. James, 492
12. Jackson, 472
13. Christopher, 458
14. John, 435
15. Christian, 429
16. David, 414
17. Caleb, 412
18. Alexander, 402
19. Daniel, 402
20. Matthew, 388

Hawaii (HI) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 94 baby girls
2. Emma, 62
3. Isabella, 59
4. Ava, 54
5. Mia, 52
6. Chloe, 47
7. Olivia, 46
8. Lily, 36
9. Madison, 36
10. Abigail, 31
11. Aria, 31
12. Emily, 28
13. Khloe, 28
14. Alana, 27
15. Samantha, 27
16. Ella, 26
17. Zoe, 26
18. Brooklyn, 25
19. Maya, 25
20. Peyton, 25
1. Ethan, 85 baby boys
2. Noah, 78
3. Mason, 73
4. Elijah, 71
5. Logan, 63
6. Jacob, 57
7. Liam, 56
8. James, 52
9. Daniel, 49
10. Jayden, 49
11. Aiden, 48
12. David, 48
13. Gabriel, 48
14. Micah, 48
15. Joshua, 47
16. Michael, 46
17. Caleb, 43
18. Samuel, 41
19. William, 41
20. Benjamin, 40

Idaho (ID) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Olivia, 116 baby girls
2. Sophia, 112
3. Emma, 98
4. Ava, 72
5. Elizabeth, 71
6. Abigail, 70
7. Chloe, 70
8. Emily, 61
9. Brooklyn, 60
10. Hannah, 60
11. Zoey, 60
12. Madison, 59
13. Ella, 56
14. Avery, 54
15. Isabella, 53
16. Lily, 53
17. Evelyn, 52
18. Amelia, 50
19. Grace, 50
20. Hailey, 49
1. Liam, 130 baby boys
2. William, 90
3. Mason, 79
4. Samuel, 79
5. Logan, 77
6. Wyatt, 76
7. Ethan, 75
8. Michael, 73
9. Carter, 72
10. Hunter, 70
11. Jacob, 70
12. Aiden, 67
13. Andrew, 67
14. Jackson, 67
15. Benjamin, 64
16. Gabriel, 64
17. Isaac, 64
18. Henry, 63
19. Noah, 63
20. Cooper, 61

Illinois (IL) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 955 baby girls
2. Olivia, 814
3. Isabella, 810
4. Emma, 771
5. Ava, 598
6. Emily, 594
7. Mia, 547
8. Abigail, 463
9. Sofia, 422
10. Elizabeth, 387
11. Ella, 378
12. Charlotte, 375
13. Madison, 374
14. Amelia, 369
15. Avery, 354
16. Grace, 342
17. Samantha, 331
18. Chloe, 322
19. Brooklyn, 318
20. Aubrey, 316
1. Jacob, 758 baby boys
2. Alexander, 740
3. Noah, 740
4. Michael, 701
5. Ethan, 678
6. Mason, 659
7. Liam, 658
8. Anthony, 657
9. Jayden, 652
10. Daniel, 644
11. William, 636
12. Aiden, 588
13. Benjamin, 566
14. Nathan, 513
15. Logan, 498
16. Matthew, 491
17. James, 481
18. David, 479
19. Lucas, 473
20. Jackson, 471

Indiana (IN) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 470 baby girls
2. Sophia, 445
3. Olivia, 412
4. Ava, 380
5. Isabella, 316
6. Lillian, 269
7. Addison, 263
8. Abigail, 260
9. Avery, 239
10. Elizabeth, 236
11. Madison, 233
12. Ella, 228
13. Chloe, 225
14. Emily, 216
15. Harper, 214
16. Amelia, 200
17. Zoey, 200
18. Aubrey, 198
19. Mia, 193
20. Brooklyn, 190
1. Liam, 497 baby boys
2. Mason, 441
3. Elijah, 416
4. Noah, 390
5. Jacob, 389
6. William, 371
7. Jackson, 361
8. Ethan, 343
9. Carter, 310
10. Alexander, 292
11. James, 291
12. Samuel, 284
13. Logan, 282
14. Andrew, 279
15. Lucas, 279
16. Wyatt, 276
17. Landon, 275
18. Aiden, 270
19. Michael, 269
20. Benjamin, 267

Iowa (IA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 243 baby girls
2. Sophia, 223
3. Olivia, 186
4. Harper, 159
5. Ava, 156
6. Ella, 135
7. Avery, 123
8. Addison, 122
9. Emily, 112
10. Lillian, 110
11. Elizabeth, 108
12. Isabella, 107
13. Chloe, 101
14. Charlotte, 98
15. Brooklyn, 96
16. Grace, 96
17. Natalie, 94
18. Zoey, 94
19. Aubrey, 93
20. Madison, 93
1. Liam, 198 baby boys
2. Mason, 196
3. Carter, 176
4. William, 164
5. Owen, 160
6. Noah, 148
7. Jacob, 143
8. Henry, 139
9. Logan, 135
10. Jackson, 132
11. Wyatt, 129
12. Ethan, 127
13. Alexander, 126
14. Benjamin, 124
15. Elijah, 121
16. Aiden, 120
17. Landon, 118
18. Samuel, 115
19. Bentley, 114
20. James, 113

Kansas (KS) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 238 baby girls
2. Sophia, 190
3. Olivia, 177
4. Isabella, 167
5. Ava, 149
6. Elizabeth, 144
7. Avery, 135
8. Abigail, 123
9. Harper, 112
10. Madison, 111
11. Ella, 110
12. Brooklyn, 108
13. Chloe, 105
14. Emily, 103
15. Lillian, 100
16. Addison, 99
17. Mia, 95
18. Zoey, 95
19. Lily, 89
20. Charlotte, 88
1. Mason, 202 baby boys
2. Liam, 198
3. William, 186
4. Noah, 173
5. Jackson, 164
6. Jacob, 160
7. Elijah, 144
8. Alexander, 136
9. Henry, 136
10. Logan, 136
11. Gabriel, 129
12. Ethan, 127
13. James, 126
14. Michael, 126
15. Aiden, 124
16. Benjamin, 123
17. Wyatt, 122
18. Isaac, 119
19. Samuel, 114
20. Landon, 113

Kentucky (KY) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 352 baby girls
2. Isabella, 280
3. Sophia, 262
4. Ava, 256
5. Abigail, 221
6. Olivia, 209
7. Addison, 208
8. Chloe, 193
9. Aubrey, 184
10. Madison, 181
11. Ella, 171
12. Brooklyn, 157
13. Harper, 156
14. Emily, 151
15. Kaylee, 145
16. Zoey, 141
17. Aubree, 134
18. Avery, 132
19. Lillian, 128
20. Elizabeth, 121
1. William, 347 baby boys
2. Mason, 335
3. James, 301
4. Jacob, 269
5. Noah, 265
6. Liam, 248
7. Elijah, 246
8. Ethan, 242
9. Jackson, 242
10. Aiden, 233
11. Bentley, 229
12. Landon, 220
13. Brayden, 218
14. Hunter, 214
15. Logan, 211
16. Jayden, 189
17. Samuel, 188
18. Gabriel, 187
19. Jaxon, 186
20. Christopher, 184

Louisiana (LA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 318 baby girls
2. Ava, 283
3. Isabella, 229
4. Olivia, 218
5. Chloe, 209
6. Sophia, 204
7. Madison, 186
8. Aubrey, 179
9. Abigail, 155
10. Brooklyn, 147
11. Ella, 147
12. Addison, 144
13. Avery, 139
14. Khloe, 131
15. Mia, 131
16. Zoey, 129
17. Emily, 126
18. Lily, 126
19. Layla, 125
20. Elizabeth, 122
1. Mason, 312 baby boys
2. Jayden, 256
3. William, 248
4. Noah, 240
5. Liam, 227
6. Michael, 213
7. Ethan, 211
8. Joshua, 211
9. Aiden, 209
10. Elijah, 205
11. Landon, 204
12. Jacob, 197
13. James, 193
14. Jackson, 190
15. Christopher, 186
16. Luke, 179
17. Andrew, 178
18. John, 176
19. Ayden, 174
20. Joseph, 173

Maine (ME) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 101 baby girls
2. Sophia, 78
3. Abigail, 74
4. Ava, 71
5. Olivia, 71
6. Natalie, 54
7. Emily, 51
8. Chloe, 49
9. Amelia, 48
10. Avery, 48
11. Isabella, 47
12. Grace, 46
13. Lillian, 46
14. Ella, 45
15. Madison, 43
16. Charlotte, 42
17. Lily, 41
18. Aubrey, 40
19. Brooklyn, 37
20. Zoey, 35
1. Mason, 100 baby boys
2. Liam, 98
3. Noah, 74
4. Owen, 69
5. Jacob, 67
6. Benjamin, 65
7. Logan, 65
8. Wyatt, 63
9. Carter, 62
10. Jackson, 60
11. William, 58
12. Ethan, 54
13. Hunter, 53
14. James, 53
15. Bentley, 52
16. Alexander, 51
17. Samuel, 51
18. Aiden, 47
19. Lucas, 47
20. Isaac, 45

Maryland (MD) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 358 baby girls
2. Emma, 316
3. Ava, 309
4. Olivia, 304
5. Isabella, 297
6. Madison, 258
7. Abigail, 254
8. Emily, 222
9. Chloe, 199
10. Elizabeth, 185
11. Mia, 180
12. Aubrey, 168
13. Grace, 163
14. Lillian, 149
15. Lily, 147
16. Charlotte, 143
17. Natalie, 140
18. Harper, 139
19. Hannah, 134
20. Zoe, 134
1. Mason, 362 baby boys
2. Michael, 331
3. Jacob, 326
4. Noah, 326
5. Ethan, 315
6. Liam, 310
7. William, 303
8. Joshua, 292
9. Daniel, 289
10. Alexander, 274
11. Aiden, 270
12. James, 266
13. Andrew, 255
14. Matthew, 246
15. Ryan, 240
16. Christopher, 237
17. Jackson, 233
18. Logan, 232
19. David, 231
20. Benjamin, 229

Massachusetts (MA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 504 baby girls
2. Sophia, 503
3. Olivia, 449
4. Isabella, 405
5. Ava, 355
6. Emily, 306
7. Abigail, 280
8. Charlotte, 271
9. Mia, 253
10. Grace, 226
11. Madison, 225
12. Ella, 209
13. Lily, 194
14. Hannah, 191
15. Avery, 188
16. Elizabeth, 184
17. Amelia, 183
18. Sofia, 171
19. Chloe, 170
20. Julia, 169
1. Benjamin, 441 baby boys
2. Mason, 402
3. Ryan, 402
4. William, 400
5. Jacob, 388
6. Michael, 362
7. Noah, 354
8. Liam, 347
9. Nathan, 342
10. Ethan, 340
11. Joseph, 337
12. Matthew, 330
13. Alexander, 322
14. John, 320
15. James, 318
16. Logan, 314
17. Lucas, 308
18. Jack, 292
19. Samuel, 291
20. Anthony, 287

Michigan (MI) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 643 baby girls
2. Sophia, 635
3. Ava, 557
4. Olivia, 523
5. Isabella, 473
6. Madison, 403
7. Abigail, 344
8. Ella, 333
9. Aubrey, 320
10. Brooklyn, 305
11. Lillian, 297
12. Grace, 295
13. Emily, 288
14. Addison, 284
15. Chloe, 272
16. Lily, 266
17. Amelia, 262
18. Charlotte, 257
19. Mia, 253
20. Avery, 250
1. Mason, 651 baby boys
2. Liam, 562
3. Noah, 560
4. Jacob, 545
5. Carter, 505
6. Ethan, 474
7. Michael, 448
8. Logan, 423
9. Lucas, 419
10. Alexander, 416
11. Aiden, 415
12. William, 414
13. Elijah, 413
14. Jackson, 397
15. Benjamin, 394
16. Landon, 370
17. Andrew, 355
18. Owen, 349
19. James, 346
20. Blake, 343

Minnesota (MN) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 367 baby girls
2. Olivia, 366
3. Sophia, 327
4. Ava, 322
5. Avery, 281
6. Evelyn, 237
7. Ella, 221
8. Isabella, 220
9. Grace, 219
10. Abigail, 216
11. Harper, 202
12. Amelia, 201
13. Aubrey, 187
14. Emily, 185
15. Addison, 182
16. Lillian, 175
17. Elizabeth, 174
18. Charlotte, 172
19. Lily, 164
20. Claire, 151
1. Mason, 363 baby boys
2. William, 350
3. Ethan, 330
4. Liam, 328
5. Henry, 314
6. Owen, 311
7. Benjamin, 268
8. Noah, 266
9. Jackson, 265
10. Logan, 253
11. Alexander, 251
12. Jack, 248
13. Wyatt, 240
14. Carter, 236
15. Samuel, 236
16. Lucas, 235
17. Isaac, 222
18. Jacob, 222
19. Elijah, 214
20. Oliver, 211

Mississippi (MS) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 159 baby girls
2. Madison, 149
3. Ava, 148
4. Olivia, 118
5. Chloe, 111
6. Aubrey, 107
7. Isabella, 104
8. Brooklyn, 101
9. Elizabeth, 98
10. Mary, 89
11. Zoey, 86
12. Anna, 84
13. Addison, 83
14. Kaylee, 83
15. Taylor, 83
16. Avery, 80
17. Aubree, 79
18. Emily, 79
19. Sophia, 78
20. Abigail, 76
1. William, 225 baby boys
2. Mason, 205
3. John, 169
4. James, 167
5. Jayden, 164
6. Aiden, 151
7. Brayden, 148
8. Elijah, 146
9. Noah, 142
10. Joshua, 140
11. Jacob, 137
12. Christopher, 133
13. Ethan, 130
14. Michael, 124
15. Christian, 122
16. Landon, 116
17. Ayden, 112
18. Matthew, 106
19. Jordan, 104
20. Jackson, 101

Missouri (MO) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 469 baby girls
2. Sophia, 416
3. Olivia, 340
4. Ava, 310
5. Isabella, 299
6. Abigail, 245
7. Avery, 237
8. Harper, 237
9. Lillian, 235
10. Addison, 221
11. Ella, 215
12. Elizabeth, 212
13. Chloe, 210
14. Madison, 210
15. Zoey, 204
16. Amelia, 197
17. Brooklyn, 197
18. Emily, 195
19. Aubrey, 180
20. Lily, 173
1. Mason, 436 baby boys
2. William, 421
3. Liam, 408
4. Jackson, 343
5. Jacob, 324
6. Ethan, 315
7. Noah, 309
8. Aiden, 296
9. Elijah, 294
10. Landon, 292
11. Logan, 286
12. Carter, 282
13. Wyatt, 282
14. Michael, 281
15. Alexander, 278
16. James, 275
17. Benjamin, 264
18. Hunter, 254
19. Lucas, 252
20. Samuel, 248

Montana (MT) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 58 baby girls
2. Olivia, 57
3. Ava, 53
4. Harper, 44
5. Sophia, 44
6. Isabella, 42
7. Zoey, 39
8. Emily, 38
9. Lily, 38
10. Grace, 37
11. Ella, 36
12. Abigail, 34
13. Madison, 34
14. Elizabeth, 33
15. Chloe, 32
16. Mia, 30
17. Addison, 27
18. Hannah, 27
19. Khloe, 26
20. Amelia, 25
1. Liam, 67 baby boys
2. William, 62
3. Wyatt, 58
4. Mason, 55
5. James, 54
6. Jacob, 47
7. Gabriel, 43
8. Michael, 42
9. Hunter, 40
10. Logan, 39
11. Cooper, 38
12. Lucas, 37
13. Noah, 37
14. Owen, 37
15. Benjamin, 36
16. Brody, 36
17. Joseph, 36
18. Caleb, 35
19. Ethan, 35
20. Jackson, 35

Nebraska (NE) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 157 baby girls
2. Olivia, 137
3. Sophia, 129
4. Harper, 105
5. Ava, 88
6. Ella, 76
7. Avery, 73
8. Isabella, 69
9. Addison, 67
10. Emily, 67
11. Lillian, 67
12. Charlotte, 64
13. Elizabeth, 63
14. Evelyn, 61
15. Grace, 61
16. Mia, 61
17. Chloe, 59
18. Lily, 59
19. Brooklyn, 58
20. Zoey, 58
1. Liam, 153 baby boys
2. William, 134
3. Mason, 123
4. Jackson, 112
5. Owen, 106
6. Benjamin, 99
7. Noah, 98
8. Samuel, 98
9. Jacob, 96
10. Logan, 92
11. Carter, 91
12. Elijah, 88
13. Ethan, 85
14. James, 84
15. Gabriel, 81
16. Wyatt, 78
17. Aiden, 77
18. Henry, 77
19. Easton, 74
20. Joseph, 74

Nevada (NV) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 195 baby girls
2. Isabella, 180
3. Emma, 147
4. Olivia, 144
5. Mia, 138
6. Emily, 120
7. Ava, 105
8. Madison, 98
9. Chloe, 94
10. Abigail, 89
11. Sofia, 86
12. Lily, 71
13. Victoria, 68
14. Elizabeth, 67
15. Natalie, 66
16. Samantha, 63
17. Addison, 62
18. Aaliyah, 61
19. Genesis, 61
20. Bella, 60
1. Alexander, 181 baby boys
2. Anthony, 179
3. Daniel, 169
4. Jayden, 168
5. Jacob, 167
6. Ethan, 152
7. Mason, 150
8. Liam, 146
9. Noah, 132
10. Aiden, 130
11. William, 118
12. Angel, 116
13. Christopher, 116
14. David, 116
15. Elijah, 116
16. Logan, 115
17. Joshua, 112
18. Julian, 111
19. Michael, 109
20. Nathan, 108

New Hampshire (NH) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 100 baby girls
2. Sophia, 100
3. Olivia, 90
4. Isabella, 74
5. Ava, 63
6. Charlotte, 55
7. Emily, 53
8. Abigail, 48
9. Ella, 48
10. Madison, 47
11. Grace, 45
12. Hannah, 44
13. Lily, 43
14. Zoey, 42
15. Amelia, 41
16. Avery, 37
17. Aubrey, 36
18. Lillian, 36
19. Addison, 35
20. Chloe, 35
1. Mason, 99 baby boys
2. Jackson, 87
3. Jacob, 80
4. Liam, 79
5. Noah, 75
6. Benjamin, 70
7. Logan, 70
8. William, 70
9. Lucas, 67
10. Owen, 67
11. Carter, 59
12. Joseph, 58
13. Michael, 57
14. Samuel, 55
15. Ethan, 54
16. Alexander, 51
17. Matthew, 51
18. Cameron, 50
19. James, 50
20. Ryan, 50

New Jersey (NJ) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 641 baby girls
2. Isabella, 578
3. Emma, 526
4. Olivia, 524
5. Ava, 471
6. Mia, 451
7. Emily, 433
8. Madison, 385
9. Abigail, 343
10. Gianna, 273
11. Samantha, 257
12. Gabriella, 253
13. Sofia, 252
14. Victoria, 245
15. Ella, 243
16. Sarah, 239
17. Ashley, 231
18. Chloe, 224
19. Leah, 222
20. Charlotte, 219
1. Michael, 643 baby boys
2. Anthony, 584
3. Joseph, 561
4. Jayden, 554
5. Matthew, 545
6. Ryan, 532
7. Jacob, 516
8. Ethan, 511
9. Daniel, 483
10. Mason, 483
11. Alexander, 462
12. Nicholas, 419
13. Dylan, 406
14. Liam, 402
15. Christopher, 400
16. Aiden, 382
17. Benjamin, 380
18. David, 380
19. Noah, 370
20. John, 368

New Mexico (NM) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 161 baby girls
2. Isabella, 129
3. Emma, 90
4. Mia, 86
5. Aaliyah, 76
6. Nevaeh, 74
7. Abigail, 73
8. Emily, 70
9. Olivia, 67
10. Madison, 62
11. Sofia, 62
12. Ava, 60
13. Serenity, 54
14. Natalie, 52
15. Zoey, 51
16. Gabriella, 47
17. Savannah, 47
18. Aubrey, 46
19. Evelyn, 46
20. Camila, 45
1. Noah, 126 baby boys
2. Jacob, 125
3. Elijah, 112
4. Jayden, 105
5. Daniel, 103
6. Ethan, 98
7. Gabriel, 97
8. Josiah, 96
9. Matthew, 96
10. Aiden, 89
11. Caleb, 89
12. Isaiah, 89
13. Joshua, 89
14. David, 87
15. Jeremiah, 87
16. Andrew, 86
17. Michael, 85
18. Anthony, 84
19. Adrian, 83
20. Isaac, 83

New York (NY) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 1406 baby girls
2. Isabella, 1270
3. Emma, 1226
4. Olivia, 1135
5. Ava, 968
6. Emily, 920
7. Madison, 842
8. Mia, 839
9. Abigail, 757
10. Chloe, 666
11. Leah, 621
12. Ella, 607
13. Sarah, 546
14. Gabriella, 543
15. Sofia, 522
16. Samantha, 507
17. Elizabeth, 494
18. Victoria, 494
19. Grace, 481
20. Charlotte, 465
1. Michael, 1384 baby boys
2. Jacob, 1335
3. Jayden, 1270
4. Ethan, 1253
5. Mason, 1219
6. Joseph, 1218
7. Matthew, 1200
8. Ryan, 1136
9. Liam, 1095
10. Daniel, 1094
11. Alexander, 1080
12. Anthony, 1067
13. Aiden, 1038
14. Noah, 966
15. David, 964
16. Dylan, 887
17. Lucas, 870
18. Christopher, 840
19. James, 839
20. Nicholas, 830

North Carolina (NC) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 654 baby girls
2. Sophia, 591
3. Ava, 505
4. Olivia, 469
5. Isabella, 449
6. Madison, 443
7. Abigail, 430
8. Elizabeth, 369
9. Emily, 367
10. Chloe, 315
11. Ella, 315
12. Addison, 314
13. Aubrey, 299
14. Harper, 273
15. Hannah, 263
16. Mia, 255
17. Avery, 254
18. Lily, 250
19. Lillian, 249
20. Natalie, 240
1. William, 706 baby boys
2. Mason, 683
3. Jacob, 576
4. Elijah, 574
5. Noah, 520
6. Jayden, 503
7. James, 502
8. Ethan, 488
9. Jackson, 482
10. Michael, 463
11. Aiden, 449
12. Liam, 448
13. Christopher, 429
14. Joshua, 419
15. Alexander, 412
16. Gabriel, 406
17. Landon, 387
18. Caleb, 379
19. Logan, 376
20. Samuel, 371

North Dakota (ND) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 64 baby girls
2. Olivia, 60
3. Sophia, 59
4. Harper, 52
5. Ava, 51
6. Ella, 43
7. Avery, 41
8. Zoey, 41
9. Grace, 36
10. Aubrey, 35
11. Brooklyn, 35
12. Isabella, 31
13. Nora, 31
14. Abigail, 30
15. Addison, 29
16. Hailey, 29
17. Emily, 26
18. Kinley, 26
19. Lily, 26
20. Chloe, 25
1. Liam, 60 baby boys
2. Mason, 60
3. Ethan, 56
4. James, 51
5. Noah, 51
6. Jacob, 48
7. Jackson, 47
8. Eli, 46
9. Elijah, 46
10. Carter, 45
11. Isaac, 44
12. William, 44
13. Wyatt, 43
14. Aiden, 42
15. Jack, 41
16. Jaxon, 40
17. Gavin, 39
18. Gabriel, 36
19. Samuel, 36
20. Alexander, 35

Ohio (OH) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 830 baby girls
2. Emma, 820
3. Ava, 778
4. Olivia, 631
5. Isabella, 601
6. Lillian, 445
7. Addison, 434
8. Madison, 423
9. Ella, 421
10. Abigail, 416
11. Aubrey, 399
12. Avery, 385
13. Emily, 377
14. Chloe, 358
15. Elizabeth, 349
16. Brooklyn, 337
17. Zoey, 329
18. Harper, 326
19. Grace, 323
20. Lily, 297
1. Mason, 847 baby boys
2. Liam, 758
3. William, 672
4. Noah, 657
5. Michael, 629
6. Jacob, 617
7. Ethan, 611
8. Carter, 602
9. Jackson, 590
10. Logan, 555
11. Elijah, 513
12. James, 509
13. Aiden, 505
14. Alexander, 504
15. Andrew, 495
16. Benjamin, 489
17. Owen, 478
18. Lucas, 448
19. Landon, 443
20. Luke, 426

Oklahoma (OK) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 280 baby girls
2. Sophia, 207
3. Isabella, 194
4. Olivia, 175
5. Abigail, 174
6. Emily, 158
7. Elizabeth, 149
8. Addison, 147
9. Ava, 137
10. Harper, 131
11. Madison, 130
12. Brooklyn, 126
13. Zoey, 125
14. Avery, 122
15. Chloe, 120
16. Mia, 106
17. Ella, 104
18. Aubrey, 102
19. Nevaeh, 101
20. Lillian, 99
1. Elijah, 215 baby boys
2. Noah, 195
3. Mason, 193
4. Jacob, 188
5. Aiden, 186
6. Ethan, 186
7. Liam, 185
8. Wyatt, 180
9. Jaxon, 179
10. William, 174
11. Alexander, 170
12. Bentley, 164
13. Hunter, 164
14. Michael, 157
15. Gabriel, 156
16. James, 156
17. Samuel, 156
18. Jackson, 153
19. Logan, 146
20. Eli, 144

Oregon (OR) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 263 baby girls
2. Emma, 262
3. Olivia, 186
4. Isabella, 169
5. Abigail, 161
6. Emily, 154
7. Amelia, 146
8. Ava, 132
9. Addison, 128
10. Elizabeth, 126
11. Ella, 125
12. Evelyn, 118
13. Natalie, 117
14. Lillian, 114
15. Mia, 112
16. Chloe, 111
17. Avery, 105
18. Grace, 105
19. Madison, 105
20. Audrey, 104
1. Liam, 241 baby boys
2. Mason, 196
3. Alexander, 195
4. William, 184
5. Henry, 179
6. Ethan, 173
7. Samuel, 172
8. Daniel, 170
9. Benjamin, 169
10. Logan, 165
11. Jackson, 161
12. Jacob, 160
13. Wyatt, 157
14. Noah, 156
15. Elijah, 150
16. Owen, 146
17. Isaac, 144
18. Oliver, 144
19. Lucas, 142
20. Anthony, 134

Pennsylvania (PA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 869 baby girls
2. Sophia, 856
3. Ava, 769
4. Olivia, 762
5. Isabella, 707
6. Madison, 526
7. Abigail, 497
8. Emily, 484
9. Mia, 413
10. Aubrey, 399
11. Ella, 389
12. Addison, 386
13. Lily, 368
14. Grace, 358
15. Charlotte, 341
16. Chloe, 340
17. Elizabeth, 338
18. Avery, 322
19. Lillian, 313
20. Hannah, 309
1. Mason, 861 baby boys
2. Liam, 779
3. Jacob, 757
4. Michael, 726
5. Noah, 694
6. Ryan, 613
7. Ethan, 606
8. Logan, 604
9. Benjamin, 571
10. John, 559
11. Joseph, 557
12. William, 555
13. Jayden, 540
14. Aiden, 537
15. Jackson, 527
16. James, 516
17. Matthew, 509
18. Carter, 498
19. Anthony, 492
20. Alexander, 490

Rhode Island (RI) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 105 baby girls
2. Ava, 94
3. Emma, 90
4. Isabella, 81
5. Olivia, 78
6. Mia, 51
7. Emily, 44
8. Lily, 38
9. Elizabeth, 37
10. Abigail, 36
11. Charlotte, 36
12. Ella, 35
13. Grace, 35
14. Madison, 32
15. Chloe, 31
16. Gabriella, 31
17. Samantha, 30
18. Amelia, 29
19. Avery, 29
20. Aubrey, 27
1. Mason, 95 baby boys
2. Michael, 72
3. Jacob, 69
4. Ethan, 65
5. Noah, 63
6. Benjamin, 62
7. Logan, 62
8. Anthony, 60
9. Joseph, 58
10. Alexander, 57
11. Liam, 57
12. William, 57
13. Gabriel, 55
14. Jackson, 54
15. Jayden, 54
16. Samuel, 47
17. James, 46
18. Owen, 46
19. Ryan, 46
20. Andrew, 45

South Carolina (SC) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 254 baby girls
2. Madison, 245
3. Olivia, 232
4. Isabella, 217
5. Ava, 215
6. Sophia, 197
7. Elizabeth, 178
8. Abigail, 172
9. Emily, 164
10. Addison, 148
11. Chloe, 141
12. Aubrey, 135
13. Ella, 132
14. Anna, 122
15. Harper, 120
16. Layla, 117
17. Nevaeh, 117
18. Caroline, 110
19. Zoey, 110
20. Serenity, 104
1. William, 401 baby boys
2. Mason, 314
3. James, 277
4. Elijah, 268
5. Jayden, 240
6. Joshua, 224
7. Jacob, 221
8. Noah, 221
9. Aiden, 219
10. Jackson, 215
11. Ethan, 213
12. Christopher, 210
13. Michael, 209
14. John, 202
15. Joseph, 187
16. Gabriel, 181
17. Daniel, 170
18. Caleb, 167
19. Landon, 167
20. Liam, 166

South Dakota (SD) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 62 baby girls
2. Harper, 57
3. Sophia, 52
4. Olivia, 49
5. Ava, 45
6. Ella, 43
7. Isabella, 37
8. Zoey, 35
9. Addison, 34
10. Avery, 34
11. Brooklyn, 34
12. Amelia, 32
13. Grace, 32
14. Abigail, 29
15. Chloe, 29
16. Natalie, 29
17. Elizabeth, 28
18. Hannah, 28
19. Emily, 27
20. Layla, 27
1. Liam, 72 baby boys
2. Mason, 65
3. Jacob, 59
4. Owen, 54
5. William, 53
6. Noah, 52
7. Logan, 51
8. Jack, 46
9. Carter, 45
10. Michael, 43
11. Bentley, 40
12. Ethan, 40
13. Cooper, 39
14. Eli, 39
15. Isaac, 39
16. Jackson, 39
17. Easton, 38
18. Blake, 35
19. Henry, 35
20. James, 35

Tennessee (TN) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 499 baby girls
2. Olivia, 388
3. Ava, 385
4. Isabella, 360
5. Sophia, 359
6. Abigail, 310
7. Madison, 299
8. Chloe, 289
9. Addison, 261
10. Emily, 250
11. Aubrey, 221
12. Ella, 221
13. Harper, 210
14. Lillian, 209
15. Elizabeth, 196
16. Brooklyn, 192
17. Lily, 192
18. Hannah, 191
19. Amelia, 177
20. Avery, 173
1. William, 576 baby boys
2. Mason, 482
3. Elijah, 449
4. James, 412
5. Jacob, 384
6. Jackson, 373
7. Ethan, 360
8. Noah, 341
9. Landon, 331
10. Liam, 329
11. Aiden, 326
12. Michael, 325
13. John, 302
14. Samuel, 300
15. Jayden, 291
16. Brayden, 287
17. Joshua, 285
18. Andrew, 278
19. Joseph, 266
20. Bentley, 261

Texas (TX) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 2323 baby girls
2. Isabella, 2083
3. Emma, 1951
4. Mia, 1595
5. Emily, 1487
6. Olivia, 1311
7. Ava, 1238
8. Abigail, 1224
9. Sofia, 1132
10. Camila, 983
11. Victoria, 944
12. Elizabeth, 911
13. Madison, 896
14. Natalie, 878
15. Avery, 834
16. Zoe, 822
17. Genesis, 819
18. Aubrey, 750
19. Evelyn, 742
20. Chloe, 732
1. Jacob, 1944 baby boys
2. Jayden, 1869
3. Ethan, 1737
4. Noah, 1676
5. Daniel, 1631
6. Jose, 1612
7. David, 1530
8. Aiden, 1516
9. Matthew, 1461
10. Alexander, 1456
11. Michael, 1415
12. Mason, 1406
13. Christopher, 1391
14. Anthony, 1390
15. Angel, 1377
16. William, 1373
17. Joshua, 1349
18. Elijah, 1276
19. Liam, 1236
20. Jonathan, 1190

Utah (UT) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 265 baby girls
2. Olivia, 240
3. Sophia, 207
4. Ava, 172
5. Lily, 172
6. Elizabeth, 170
7. Abigail, 165
8. Brooklyn, 159
9. Lucy, 156
10. Claire, 134
11. Harper, 133
12. Charlotte, 132
13. Chloe, 132
14. Amelia, 130
15. Ella, 129
16. Ruby, 126
17. Emily, 123
18. Paisley, 122
19. Avery, 121
20. Evelyn, 121
1. William, 278 baby boys
2. Liam, 260
3. Mason, 221
4. Ethan, 215
5. Jacob, 212
6. Samuel, 200
7. Jackson, 187
8. James, 184
9. Luke, 173
10. Jack, 171
11. Carter, 169
12. Ryker, 168
13. Isaac, 167
14. Logan, 166
15. Lincoln, 160
16. Owen, 156
17. Alexander, 155
18. Benjamin, 155
19. Henry, 146
20. Oliver, 144

Vermont (VT) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Ava, 36 baby girls
2. Olivia, 34
3. Emma, 33
4. Sophia, 32
5. Ella, 28
6. Isabella, 27
7. Lillian, 26
8. Madison, 23
9. Addison, 21
10. Emily, 20
11. Abigail, 19
12. Chloe, 18
13. Amelia, 17
14. Aubrey, 17
15. Charlotte, 17
16. Evelyn, 17
17. Layla, 17
18. Lily, 17
19. Anna, 15
20. Avery, 15
1. Mason, 43 baby boys
2. Noah, 41
3. Liam, 40
4. Owen, 37
5. Logan, 34
6. Jacob, 32
7. Aiden, 28
8. Benjamin, 28
9. Jackson, 28
10. Wyatt, 28
11. Henry, 25
12. Oliver, 25
13. Cameron, 24
14. Carter, 23
15. Bentley, 22
16. Colton, 22
17. Ethan, 22
18. Matthew, 22
19. Parker, 22
20. Samuel, 22

Virginia (VA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 512 baby girls
2. Emma, 511
3. Olivia, 493
4. Abigail, 398
5. Isabella, 385
6. Ava, 383
7. Madison, 362
8. Emily, 319
9. Charlotte, 306
10. Chloe, 261
11. Elizabeth, 260
12. Hannah, 249
13. Ella, 244
14. Avery, 243
15. Lillian, 236
16. Addison, 228
17. Lily, 220
18. Grace, 219
19. Harper, 214
20. Amelia, 209
1. William, 641 baby boys
2. Mason, 543
3. Liam, 497
4. Jacob, 480
5. Elijah, 476
6. Noah, 466
7. James, 457
8. Ethan, 428
9. Jackson, 423
10. Michael, 421
11. Alexander, 402
12. Aiden, 379
13. Andrew, 366
14. Benjamin, 360
15. Jayden, 359
16. Matthew, 358
17. Joshua, 354
18. Christopher, 341
19. John, 333
20. Ryan, 328

Washington (WA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 473 baby girls
2. Emma, 450
3. Olivia, 429
4. Isabella, 323
5. Ava, 304
6. Emily, 304
7. Abigail, 275
8. Elizabeth, 247
9. Mia, 229
10. Ella, 224
11. Evelyn, 219
12. Chloe, 206
13. Natalie, 206
14. Charlotte, 201
15. Avery, 199
16. Madison, 198
17. Amelia, 194
18. Grace, 192
19. Zoey, 188
20. Lillian, 185
1. Mason, 410 baby boys
2. Liam, 407
3. Ethan, 393
4. Alexander, 350
5. Benjamin, 335
6. Noah, 326
7. Jacob, 316
8. Daniel, 313
9. Michael, 306
10. James, 302
11. Logan, 300
12. William, 299
13. Elijah, 293
14. Aiden, 287
15. Jackson, 285
16. Samuel, 281
17. Henry, 280
18. Lucas, 277
19. Wyatt, 276
20. Gabriel, 262

Washington, D.C. (DC) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 50 baby girls
2. Emma, 41
3. Olivia, 40
4. Charlotte, 38
5. Genesis, 34
6. Sofia, 34
7. Ava, 33
8. Chloe, 32
9. Madison, 32
10. Zoe, 32
11. Naomi, 30
12. Claire, 27
13. Anna, 26
14. Eleanor, 26
15. Elizabeth, 26
16. Mia, 26
17. Ella, 25
18. Madeleine, 25
19. Victoria, 25
20. Abigail, 24
1. William, 94 baby boys
2. Alexander, 67
3. Henry, 65
4. John, 64
5. James, 59
6. Daniel, 57
7. Benjamin, 52
8. Samuel, 52
9. David, 51
10. Jacob, 51
11. Anthony, 48
12. Christopher, 48
13. Elijah, 45
14. Michael, 44
15. Noah, 44
16. Ryan, 44
17. Ethan, 42
18. Dylan, 39
19. Liam, 38
20. Christian, 37

West Virginia (WV) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 170 baby girls
2. Sophia, 120
3. Isabella, 113
4. Ava, 102
5. Olivia, 99
6. Aubrey, 91
7. Madison, 90
8. Brooklyn, 85
9. Addison, 84
10. Abigail, 74
11. Aubree, 73
12. Emily, 72
13. Chloe, 70
14. Lillian, 70
15. Nevaeh, 67
16. Alexis, 65
17. Zoey, 60
18. Elizabeth, 56
19. Harper, 55
20. Ella, 54
1. Mason, 155 baby boys
2. Liam, 143
3. Bentley, 126
4. Jacob, 124
5. Hunter, 119
6. Landon, 117
7. Aiden, 114
8. Brayden, 108
9. Levi, 108
10. Noah, 107
11. Braxton, 95
12. Eli, 95
13. Colton, 90
14. William, 90
15. Elijah, 88
16. Jackson, 87
17. Wyatt, 86
18. Carter, 85
19. Ethan, 83
20. Michael, 82

Wisconsin (WI) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 363 baby girls
2. Sophia, 322
3. Olivia, 313
4. Ava, 311
5. Isabella, 234
6. Emily, 205
7. Ella, 197
8. Evelyn, 196
9. Grace, 195
10. Amelia, 191
11. Harper, 185
12. Natalie, 182
13. Abigail, 180
14. Aubrey, 174
15. Charlotte, 171
16. Addison, 170
17. Lillian, 168
18. Lily, 160
19. Elizabeth, 145
20. Chloe, 140
1. Mason, 426 baby boys
2. Liam, 350
3. Jackson, 294
4. Ethan, 293
5. Owen, 289
6. Logan, 282
7. Noah, 279
8. William, 278
9. Carter, 258
10. Henry, 249
11. Jacob, 249
12. Alexander, 235
13. Benjamin, 235
14. Wyatt, 230
15. Samuel, 219
16. Elijah, 217
17. Jack, 215
18. Isaac, 213
19. Lucas, 213
20. Aiden, 208

Wyoming (WY) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 40 baby girls
2. Sophia, 32
3. Madison, 29
4. Elizabeth, 26
5. Olivia, 23
6. Ava, 22
7. Chloe, 22
8. Addison, 21
9. Ella, 21
10. Grace, 19
11. Hannah, 19
12. Lillian, 19
13. Abigail, 18
14. Avery, 18
15. Paisley, 18
16. Harper, 17
17. Isabella, 17
18. Mia, 17
19. Lily, 16
20. Brooklyn, 15
1. Liam, 41 baby boys
2. Mason, 36
3. Logan, 33
4. William, 33
5. Wyatt, 29
6. Hunter, 28
7. Jacob, 28
8. Levi, 28
9. Owen, 28
10. Carter, 27
11. Ethan, 26
12. Isaac, 25
13. Jaxon, 25
14. Noah, 25
15. Braxton, 22
16. Connor, 22
17. Jace, 22
18. Landon, 22
19. Gavin, 21
20. Aiden, 20

And, as a bonus…

Puerto Rico (PR) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Mia, 298 baby girls
2. Kamila, 236
3. Camila, 214
4. Alondra, 189
5. Amanda, 189
6. Andrea, 173
7. Victoria, 170
8. Isabella, 167
9. Valeria, 155
10. Sofia, 154
1. Sebastian, 404 baby boys
2. Ian, 360
3. Luis, 358
4. Angel, 335
5. Adrian, 296
6. Jayden, 275
7. Dylan, 228
8. Diego, 221
9. Jose, 217
10. Carlos, 204

What state are you in? Do these lists seem about right to you, or are the baby names in your neighborhood very different from these?