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Popularity of the Baby Name Harper

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Popular Baby Names in New Hampshire, 2016

According to the New Hampshire Vital Records Information Network (NHVRIN), the most popular baby names in the state in 2016 were Charlotte and Noah.

Here are New Hampshire’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Charlotte
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Amelia
5. Harper
6. Sophia
7. Lillian
8. Isabella
9. Abigail
10. Madison

Boy Names
1. Noah
2. William
3. Benjamin
4. Owen
5. Liam
6. Mason
7. Jackson
8. Oliver
9. Lucas
10. Logan

These rankings are roughly the same as the SSA’s rankings for New Hampshire, the main different being that these rankings put Madison and Logan in 10th place, while the SSA has Ava and Jacob in 10th place.

The state is also keeping a running tally of baby names for 2017. As of yesterday, the #1 names are Charlotte and Logan.

For more name rankings from various U.S. states, check out the U.S. name rankings category.

Source: NHVRIN – Introduction


Popular Baby Names in Western Australia, 2016

According to data from the Western Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the most popular baby names in Western Australia in 2016 were Charlotte and Jack.

Here are WA’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Charlotte, 127 baby girls
2. Ava, 120
3. Mia, 113
4. Isla, 109
5. Amelia, 107
6. Olivia, 93
7. Ella, 91
8. Harper, 82
9. Grace, 79
10. Evie, 78

Boy Names
1. Jack, 159 baby boys
2. Oliver, 158
3. Noah, 123
4. William, 114
5. Lucas, 100
6. Ethan + James, 98 each (tie)
7. Thomas + Liam, 88 each (tie)
8. Charlie, 85
9. Jacob, 80
10. Mason, 79

In 2015, the top names were Olivia and Oliver.

New to the girls’ list are Ella, Harper and Evie. They replace Sophie, Ruby, and Chloe.

New to the boys’ list are Lucas, Charlie, and Jacob. Gone from the boys’ list is Lachlan.

To see more rankings from Australia and New Zealand, check out the Australia & New Zealand name rankings subcategory.

Source: Popular Baby Names (Births, Deaths and Marriages)

Popular Baby Names in Oregon, 2016

According to data released by Oregon Health Authority, the most popular baby names in the state in 2016 were Olivia and Oliver.

Here are Oregon’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Olivia, 249 baby girls
2. Emma, 213
3. Sophia, 179
4. Evelyn, 172
5. Charlotte, 171
6. Abigail, 153
7. Harper, 148
8. Amelia, 137
9. Isabella, 134
10. Ava, 132

Boy Names
1. Oliver, 228 baby boys
2. Henry, 205
3. William, 201
4. Benjamin, 194
5. Liam, 193
6. Wyatt, 181
7. Owen, 179
8. Noah, 177
9. Mason, 175
10. Elijah, 165

In 2015, the top names were Emma and Liam.

In the girls’ top 10, Harper replaces Mia.

In the boys’ top 10, Benjamin and Owen replace James and Alexander.

Source: Oregon Health Authority – Annual Report Volume 1, 2016

Popular Baby Names in North Dakota

According to data released earlier this year by the North Dakota Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state in 2016 were Harper & Olivia (tie) and Oliver.

Here are North Dakota’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Harper, 65 baby girls (2-way tie)
2. Olivia, 65 (2-way tie)
3. Emma, 63
4. Evelyn, 59
5. Amelia, 45 (2-way tie)
6. Charlotte, 45 (2-way tie)
7. Ella, 43
8. Nora, 42
9. Addison, 39
10. Ava, 38

Boy Names
1. Oliver, 74 baby boys
2. William, 64
3. Easton, 54
4. Owen, 52
5. Liam, 51
6. Mason, 49
7. James, 46
8. Henry, 45
9. Wyatt, 44
10. Hudson, 43

In the girls’ top 10, Evelyn, Amelia, Ella, and Addison replace Sophia, Avery, Paisley, and Aubrey.

In the boys’ top 10, James and Hudson replace Carter and Noah.

In 2015, the top names were Emma (now 3rd) and Liam (now 5th).

Interestingly, North Dakota is the only state where Easton is a top-five boy name. Switching over to the SSA data, we can track the rise of Easton in ND:

  • 2016: Easton ranked 3rd in ND
  • 2015: Easton ranked 9th in ND
  • 2014: Easton ranked 6th in ND
  • 2013: Easton ranked 5th in ND
  • 2012: Easton ranked 29th in ND
  • 2011: Easton ranked 9th in ND
  • 2010: Easton ranked 23rd in ND
  • 2009: Easton ranked 47th in ND
  • 2008: Easton ranked 42nd in ND
  • 2007: Easton ranked 64th in ND (first time in top 100)

In the four states that share a border with North Dakota — Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Minnesota — the name Easton ranked 52nd, 11th, 31st, and 35th (respectively) in 2016.

Sources: North Dakota Fast Facts 2016 (pdf), Popular Names by State

Popular Baby Names in Wyoming, 2016

Wyatt takes the #1 spot in Wyoming again!

According to data released in late May by the Wyoming Department of Health, the most popular baby names in 2016 were Emma and Wyatt.

Here are the state’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Emma
2. Harper
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Elizabeth

Boy Names
1. Wyatt
2. Liam
3. William
4. Lincoln
5. Daniel/Jackson/James (3-way tie)

In the girls’ top 5, Ava and Elizabeth replace Amelia and Evelyn (which were the two newbies in 2015).

In the boys’ top 5, William, Lincoln, and Daniel/Jackson/James replace Mason (the former #1 name), Logan, and Benjamin. The press released noted that “Jackson remains a popular name but has several spelling variants so doesn’t always end up in the top five.”

Most importantly, though, Wyatt is back on top. I love it when Wyatt does particularly well in Wyoming, because it makes me think of the name-letter effect in reverse — that is, Wyoming residents being slightly more likely to opt for a baby name that resembles the name of their state. (Whether or not this is true, I don’t know. But I like to think it is…)

Sources: Favorite Names for Wyoming Newborns? Wyatt, Emma – Wyoming Department of Health, Top 5 Baby Names by State for Births in 2016