According to New York City’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the city in 2018 were Emma and Liam.
Here are New York City’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Emma (501 born in NYC in 2018)
- Liam (779 born in NYC in 2018)
In the girls’ top 10, Amelia and Chloe replace Emily and Abigail.
In the boys’ top 10, Alexander replaces Jayden.
In 2017, the top two names were also Emma and Liam.
Within each of the five boroughs, the top baby names were…
- Manhattan: Emma and Noah
- Bronx: Isabella and Liam
- Brooklyn: Esther and David
- Queens: Mia and Liam
- Staten Island: Mia and Michael
And, finally, a few of the baby names bestowed just 10 times each in NYC last year were the girl names Aminah, Ida and Zadie, and the boy names Bentley, Lucian and Warren.
Source: The Top Baby Names of 2018
According to North Dakota’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state in 2018 were (again) Emma and Oliver.
Here are North Dakota’s top girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Emma, 55 baby girls
- Olivia, 51
- Harper, 49
- Amelia, 42 (tie)
- Charlotte, 42 (tie)
- Evelyn, 40
- Ella, 32
- Ava, 30
- Aria, 28
- Nora, 27 (tie)
- Scarlett, 27 (tie)
- Oliver, 48 baby boys
- Owen, 47
- Henry, 45
- Easton, 43
- Hudson, 41
- Jack, 40
- Logan, 39 (tie)
- Theodore, 39 (tie)
- Lincoln, 37
- Noah, 35 (tie)
- William, 35 (tie)
Easton is still peculiarly popular in North Dakota! It ranks 4th in the state data, but 5th in the SSA data for 2018.
Sources: Most Popular Baby Names of 2018 in North Dakota, North Dakota Fast Facts 2018 (PDF)
According to the government of Sonoma, California, the most popular baby names in the county in 2018 were Camila and Mateo.
Here are Sonoma’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2018:
- Camila, 28 baby girls
- Isabella, 27
- Olivia, 26
- Emma, 23
- Sophia and Abigail, 21 (tied)
- Mateo, 33 baby boys
- Alexander, 25
- William, 24
- Angel, 20
- Liam, Benjamin and Adrian, 19 (3-way tie)
And here are some of the baby names from the other end of the list. Each of these was used just once in Sonoma in 2018:
|Unique Girl Names||Unique Boy Names|
|Ariscel, Aumber, Bivianny, Bellona, Citrina, Evening, Elliadria, Happi, Hibatullah, Itzae, Marrakech, Novalu, Naviannan, Punelupi, Sahori, Sixela, Taya, Xylamoon, Yuna||Athos, Andoni, Bromley, Calcagno, Castle, Dreyce, Gridley, Harlem, Ilaisa, Kaxachi, Kestrel, Neon, Olonzo, Pride, Stream, Summit, Track, Truckee, Xavion|
(I posted more of Sonoma County’s unique baby names over on Patreon.)
The top names in 2017 were Mia and Mateo.
Source: Sonoma County Baby Names
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 Wyoming Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state last year were Emma and Oliver.
Here are Wyoming’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2018:
- Jackson (tie)
- Logan (tie)
The SSA’s 2018 data for Wyoming has Amelia and Emma tied for first.
In 2017, Wyoming’s top two names (according to the state itself) were Emma and Wyatt.
Source: Emma, Oliver Most Popular Wyoming Newborn Names