This Is the Most Popular Name in the U.S. Right Now

Here's what you'll likely be calling everyone soon.

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If you glance back on the decades, it's obvious which names were trending at the time. Born in the early '90s? Ashleys reigned supreme. And in the '80s, it seems like everyone was named Michael. However, today, names are getting more and more creative, especially thanks to pop culture. After all, who would've thought North and Apple would be instantly recognizable? And if you're into more bohemian names—looking at you, Harper—there are plenty of those as well. But as for the most popular names, there are two that stand out. According to the most recent Social Security data of babies born in 2019, nationally, the names Olivia and Liam come out on top. Yet, that varies state-by-state. Read on to find out what the most popular names are right now in your state. And if you want to know how risky your area is, This Is the Most Dangerous State in the U.S.

1
Alabama

The skyline of downtown Birmingham, Alabama at sunset.
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Ava and William

2
Alaska

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Emma and Liam

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3
Arizona

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Olivia and Liam

4
Arkansas

crag juts out among trees in arkansas
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Olivia and William

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5
California

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Olivia and Noah

6
Colorado

Denver Colorado skyscrapers snowy Longs Peak Rocky Mountains summer
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Charlotte and Liam

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7
Connecticut

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Olivia and Liam

8
Delaware

The aerial view of the beach town, fishing port and waterfront residential homes along the canal Lewes Delaware
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Emma and Noah

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9
Florida

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Emma and Liam

10
Georgia

Atlanta Georgia at sunset
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Ava and Liam

11
Hawaii

The skyline of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii on a sunny day
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Olivia and Noah

12
Idaho

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Emma and Oliver

13
Illinois

Illinois
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Olivia and Noah

14
Indiana

The skyline of Indianapolis, Indiana from the White River
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Olivia and Liam

15
Iowa

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Charlotte and Oliver

16
Kansas

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Olivia and Liam

17
Kentucky

The skyline of Louisville, Kentucky with a blue bridge in the foreground
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Amelia and Liam

18
Louisiana

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Olivia and Noah

19
Maine

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Charlotte and Oliver

20
Maryland

Maryland
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Olivia and Liam

21
Massachusetts

Massachusetts
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Olivia and Benjamin

22
Michigan

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Olivia and Noah

23
Minnesota

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Olivia and Henry

24
Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi, USA cityscape at dusk.
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Ava and William

25
Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri, USA downtown cityscape on the Mississippi River at twilight.
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Olivia and Liam

26
Montana

Montana
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Emma and Oliver

27
Nebraska

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Olivia and Oliver

28
Nevada

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Sophia and Liam

29
New Hampshire

Manchester is the largest city in the state of New Hampshire and the largest city in northern New England. Manchester is known for its industrial heritage, riverside mills, affordability, and arts & cultural destination.
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Charlotte and Benjamin

30
New Jersey

People bike and walk in front of traditional villas in Cape May, New Jersey, USA, on a sunny summer day.
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Emma and Liam

31
New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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Ava and Liam

32
New York

New York City Skyline on the East River with Brooklyn Bridge at sunset.
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Olivia and Liam

33
North Carolina

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Ava and Liam

34
North Dakota

theodore roosevelt national park full of wild buffalos
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Amelia and Liam

35
Ohio

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Olivia and Liam

36
Oklahoma

Oklahoma
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Olivia and Liam

37
Oregon

Portland, Oregon
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Olivia and Oliver

38
Pennsylvania

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Olivia and Liam

39
Rhode Island

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Charlotte and Noah

40
South Carolina

broad street in charleston south carolina
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Olivia and William

41
South Dakota

Panorama of Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
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Emma and Liam

42
Tennessee

Tennessee
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Ava and William

43
Texas

The skyline of Austin, Texas at sunset with the State Capital building in the foreground
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Emma and Liam

44
Utah

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Olivia and Oliver

45
Vermont

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Harper and Oliver

46
Virginia

skyline view of richmond virginia at dusk
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Ava and Liam

47
Washington

Bellevue Washington. The snowy Alpine Lakes Wilderness mountain peaks rise behind the urban skyline.
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Olivia and Liam

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West Virginia

the high arched bridge in fayetteville west virginia
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Emma and Liam

49
Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconson
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Olivia and Oliver

50
Wyoming

Jackson hole Wyoming
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Charlotte and Liam

And to see which name is losing its star power, check out The One Baby Name That's Plummeting in Popularity.

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