How popular is the baby name Mason in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Mason.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the most popular baby names in the state two years ago were Olivia and Henry.
Here are Wisconsin’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2017 (which were released in mid-2019):
In the girls’ top 10, Isabella replaces Abigail.
In the boys’ top 10, Logan, Levi, and Lincoln replace Mason, Jackson, and Carter.
(According to the 2017 SSA data, the top 10 boy names in Wisconsin were slightly different, and in a slightly different order.)
In 2016, the top two names in Wisconsin (according to the state) were Olivia and Oliver.
Source: 25 Most Popular Names for Newborns, Wisconsin
According to the Tasmanian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the most popular baby names in Tasmania in 2018 were Charlotte and Oliver.
Here are Tasmania’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
In the girls’ top 10, Grace, Willow, and Amelia replace Mia, Sophie, and Evelyn.
In the boys’ top 10, Mason, Hudson, James, and Leo replace Charlie, Thomas, Oscar, and Max.
In 2017, the top two names were the same.
Source: Tasmanian Top Baby Names
We know what the top names in the country were last year, but what about the top names in each state? Here’s the list, released just yesterday by the SSA. I’ve also included each state’s most popular unique names (i.e., names that only appeared in the data for that particular state).
|State||Top Names (f & m)||Top Unique Names (f & m)|
|Alabama||Ava & William||Crimson & Kendarius, Walton (tie)|
|Alaska||Aurora & Oliver||(none) & Paxson|
|Arizona||Emma & Liam||Sedona & Yadier|
|Arkansas||Ava & Noah||(none) & Timber|
|California||Emma & Noah||Ani & Aram|
|Colorado||Olivia & Liam||Vail & Redding|
|Connecticut||Olivia & Noah||(none) & (none)|
|Delaware||Ava & Liam||(none) & (none)|
|D.C.||Ava & William||(none) & (none)|
|Florida||Isabella & Liam||Abigaelle & Miron|
|Georgia||Ava & William||Kaylei & Taylin|
|Hawaii||Emma & Liam||Mahina & Kaimana|
|Idaho||Olivia & Liam||Quincey & Roczen|
|Illinois||Olivia & Noah||Jamaya & Laron|
|Indiana||Emma & Oliver||Dawt, Elma (tie) & Jamin|
|Iowa||Harper & Oliver||Huxley & Kinnick|
|Kansas||Olivia & Liam||Macklyn & Creighton, Whit (tie)|
|Kentucky||Emma & William||Annlee, Terri (tie) & Jansen|
|Louisiana||Ava & Noah||Jaicee, Jersi (tie) & Colston|
|Maine||Oliver & Charlotte||(none) & (none)|
|Maryland||Ava & Liam||Anjolaoluwa & Adon, Murtaza (tie)|
|Massachusetts||Emma & Benjamin||Vittoria & Henrique|
|Michigan||Olivia & Noah||Layal & Eldon|
|Minnesota||Evelyn & Henry||Maida & Muhsin|
|Mississippi||Ava & John||Swayze & Jadarius|
|Missouri||Olivia & Liam||Charlea & Daxten, Zebulun (tie)|
|Montana||Harper & Liam||(none) & (none)|
|Nebraska||Olivia & Liam||(none) & (none)|
|Nevada||Emma & Liam||(none) & (none)|
|New Hampshire||Olivia & Oliver ||(none) & (none)|
|New Jersey||Emma & Liam||Tzipora & Binyomin|
|New Mexico||Isabella & Noah||(none) & (none)|
|New York||Emma & Liam||Gitty & Mendel|
|North Carolina||Ava & Noah||Holden & Nahmir|
|North Dakota||Olivia & Oliver||(none) & (none)|
|Ohio||Ava & Liam||Wilma & Grayden|
|Oklahoma||Emma & Liam||Dim, Jadyn (tie) & Thang|
|Oregon||Emma & Oliver||Runa & (none)|
|Pennsylvania||Emma & Liam||Barbie, Surah (tie) & Joniel|
|Rhode Island||Amelia, Olivia (tie) & Liam||(none) & (none)|
|South Carolina||Ava & William||Emmagrace, Mills (tie) & Drayton, Mills (tie)|
|South Dakota||Harper & Grayson, Henry, Liam (3-way tie)||(none) & Ryken|
|Tennessee||Emma & William||Annaclaire, Caylen, Eulalia, Jakyra, Kamri, Parthenia, Tamari, Tylee (8-way tie) & Neyland|
|Texas||Emma & Liam||Jessi & Eliud|
|Utah||Olivia & Oliver||Mable & Ammon|
|Vermont||Harper & Oliver||(none) & (none)|
|Virginia||Ava & William||Tyasia & Alexi, Javonte, Mckinley (3-way tie)|
|Washington||Olivia & Liam||Callista & Ruvim|
|West Virginia||Emma & Mason||(none) & Bransen|
|Wisconsin||Evelyn & Oliver||(none) & Broxton, Kelby (tie)|
|Wyoming||Amelia, Emma (tie) & Oliver||(none) & (none)|
A few final thoughts…
- I love that Aurora is now #1 in Alaska. :)
- What’s up with Wilma in Ohio? Nine baby girls is nearly a quarter (23%) of the total national usage. Interesting.
- One of the other unique Utah boy names was Kaladin, which comes from a character in the Stormlight Archive book series by Utah-based fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson.
How about you — what are your thoughts/observations?
Which boy names decreased the most in popularity from 2017 to 2018?
In this post we’ll answer the question two different ways: first by looking at the top absolute (raw number) drops, second by looking at the top relative drops.
Fastest Falling Boy Names: Absolute
- Matthew, -1,747 baby boys
- Logan, -1,662
- Jacob, -1,408
- Aiden, -1,324
- Aaron, -1,243
- Mason, -1,114
- Christopher, -1,024
- Michael, -1,019
- Andrew, -1,017
- Jayden, -981
Fastest Falling Boy Names: Relative
- Neizan, -78% (from 27 to 6 baby boys)
- Oseias, -74%
- Thierno, -74%
- Beren, -73%
- Franko, -72%
- Borna, -71%
- Germaine, -71%
- Jamien, -71%
- Jevin, -71%
- Fedor, -69%
(This second list only accounts for names that stayed in the data; I didn’t account for names that fell off the list in 2018.)
If you have any explanations for the name movement above, let us know in the comments!
P.S. Here’s the SSA’s table of baby names that decreased in rank from 2017 to 2018. The top boy names on their list are Aaden, Dilan, and Craig.
According to the Social Security Administration, Emma and Liam were (again!) the most popular baby names in the United States in 2018.
Here are the top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names:
- Emma, 18,688 baby girls
- Olivia, 17,921
- Ava, 14,924
- Isabella, 14,464
- Sophia, 13,928
- Charlotte, 12,940
- Mia, 12,642
- Amelia, 12,301
- Harper, 10,582
- Evelyn, 10,376
- Liam, 19,837 baby boys
- Noah, 18,267
- William, 14,516
- James, 13,525
- Oliver, 13,389
- Benjamin, 13,381
- Elijah, 12,886
- Lucas, 12,585
- Mason, 12,435
- Logan, 12,352
In the girls’ top 10, Harper replaces Abigail.
In the boys’ top 10, Lucas replaces Jacob.
Here’s more from the SSA’s press release:
Meghan was the fastest rising girls’ name, moving 701 spots to number 703 from number 1,404 in 2017. This jump speaks to the popularity of Meghan Markle, an American who joined the royal family when she married Prince Harry in 2018. Tune in next year to see how newborn Archie influences Moms and Dads in 2019. The name Archie actually reappears in the top 1,000 in 2018 for the first time since 1988, and he will likely continue climbing up the list after the latest royal news.
Winter is coming for “Game of Thrones” fans. The name Yara voyaged 314 spots from number 986 in 2017 to number 672 in 2018 on the girls’ side. Followers of the hit HBO show know this probably is due to Yara Greyjoy, a character on the popular series.
For the boys, Genesis is the fastest rising name for 2018, shuffling his way 608 spots to number 984 from number 1,592 in 2017. There has been a resurgence of classic names in the top 10 baby names in recent years, so perhaps Genesis is a harkening back to the classic English rock band led by Phil Collins. Speaking of Genesis, award winning Grammy singer and coach on “The Voice,” Alicia Keys named her son Genesis after his birth.
More posts on the new names coming soon!
Source: Emma and Liam Repeat as Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2018