The Most Popular Baby Names by State

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Remember the days when people would name their babies after, say, their great-grandmother? Well, consider Kourtney Kardashian the great-grandmother of our nation. A list of the most popular baby names state-by-state put out by the Social Security Administration proves that people are watching the Kardashians.

The most popular boy's name in 22 states ranging from Wisconsin to Kansas to Alaska is ... Scott Disick! Haha. No, of course not. It's Mason. And the trend took off in 2009 when Kourtney gave birth. (Watch for Penelope to rank in a couple of years.)

If parents weren't naming their baby boys Mason, then they went for William, which ranked tops in 13 states like Virginia, Georgia, and Arkansas.

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For girls, Emma or Sophia took top honors for most states. Then there's Olivia, Isabella, and Ava, which took top honors for the leftover states. In fact, in every single state except two, the most popular girl's name ended in "a." The only exception was Mississippi and South Carolina, where the most popular girl's name was Madison. Which, conversely, was the most popular boy's name in West Virginia.

I can just imagine little Madison (girl) from Mississippi meeting little Madison (boy) from West Virginia and being all, "Hey, you have a girl's name," and he's all, "Nuh-uh! You have a boy's name!"

Award for most original name choice goes to Iowa, for Carter, that state's most popular boy's name. Other states that may have been influenced by celebrity moms are Florida with Jayden (Britney Spears) and Colorado and Vermont with Liam (Tori Spelling). The vast majority of popular boy's names end in either "m" or "n."

The biblical (or Twilight?!) name Jacob makes an appearance in four states, and the other biblical name, Noah, in one state, Hawaii. Surprisingly, New York is the only place where Michael is still tops. Maybe after Bloomberg? Haha. Yeah, not.

Do you notice the popularity of these names in your state? Is your kid's name Mason??

 

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laken... lakens_mommy

My son's name is Mason. It's not because it is super popular either. He got the name because it was my late grandfather's name.


My girls? Laken and Brynn. Most people don't like Laken. I've notice more and more Brynn's (Bryn) since that Real Housewives chick named her daughter Brynn.

Christina Huddle

My daughter's name is Sarah Elizabeth. Fairly old-fashioned so not really popular. We wanted something that was unique to this area as well as something easy to say and spell. Had she been a boy, her name would have been Gabriel Zane.

Candace Jennings

Isaiah is not very popular, I can count on one hand how many Isaiah's I've met. His middle name Javion is not popular at all, but that was the only name my boyfriend could come up with so it stuck. And Ayanna, I only know of one Ayana and I met her two days after my daughter was born lol. As for her middle name, I absolutely love it: Zaria. My boyfriend picked it because in Hebrew it means "princess" (:

Bubbl... Bubbles318

My daughter's name is Ericka. Her middle name is Elizabeth. Both of her names are from my family, in one way or another. I like that my daughter's name isn't off the wall but it's not uber popular, either.

MBora... MBorati-Collins

No, but my daughter's middle name is Mason. Mason was my brother's name, and it's an homage to him.

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