100 Most Popular Baby Names in Alabama (Updated for 2022)

In this section of the site we have data on the most popular baby names since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2022. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 100 most popular baby names for the latest year, 2022, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You might be wondering why we don't have data for the current year, 2024. This is because the Social Security Administration who collect the data have to first verify it and safeguard privacy. Data from the previous year is released around May each year.

This page contains both boy and girl names, but you can click below to see just the names by sex:

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 323 Olivia 251
2 James 314 Charlotte 208
3 John 295 Ava 206
4 Noah 235 Amelia 166
5 Liam 227 Emma 155
6 Elijah 209 Harper 155
7 Oliver 186 Elizabeth 151
8 Jackson 173 Evelyn 151
9 Grayson 167 Mary 144
10 Samuel 162 Nova 135
11 Waylon 162 Eleanor 124
12 Asher 160 Ella 115
13 Henry 158 Isabella 115
14 Hudson 149 Paisley 109
15 Levi 146 Scarlett 105
16 Mason 143 Sophia 105
17 Thomas 134 Willow 103
18 Michael 131 Caroline 101
19 Cooper 129 Luna 101
20 Carter 128 Mia 101
21 Benjamin 123 Hazel 99
22 Walker 122 Ellie 98
23 Charles 121 Avery 96
24 Maverick 119 Chloe 95
25 Wyatt 118 Lillian 94
26 Josiah 107 Emily 91
27 David 106 Layla 89
28 Daniel 104 Ivy 87
29 Joseph 104 Everleigh 86
30 Legend 103 Naomi 84
31 Kingston 102 Abigail 83
32 Lucas 102 Serenity 83
33 Aiden 101 Riley 82
34 Jack 101 Addison 80
35 Luke 100 Brooklyn 78
36 Bryson 98 Anna 77
37 Easton 98 Madison 75
38 Ezra 98 Nora 75
39 Colton 94 Sadie 73
40 Isaiah 94 Raelynn 72
41 Jaxon 91 Stella 72
42 Matthew 90 Rylee 71
43 Jacob 89 Aurora 70
44 Christopher 88 Blakely 70
45 Logan 86 Margaret 70
46 Nolan 86 Hadley 69
47 Ethan 85 Zoey 69
48 Robert 85 Emery 68
49 Alexander 84 Kinsley 68
50 River 84 Everly 66
51 Owen 82 Madelyn 66
52 Brooks 81 Nevaeh 66
53 Bennett 80 Skylar 65
54 Gabriel 80 Aria 63
55 Beau 79 Lucy 63
56 Carson 79 Penelope 63
57 Greyson 79 Autumn 62
58 Jayden 78 Violet 61
59 Kaiden 77 Delilah 60
60 Theodore 76 Lily 60
61 Caleb 75 Gianna 59
62 Weston 75 Saylor 59
63 Sawyer 75 Isla 58
64 Isaac 74 Ryleigh 58
65 Jameson 74 Camila 57
66 Jace 73 Emersyn 57
67 Micah 73 Khloe 57
68 Parker 73 Natalie 56
69 Eli 72 Remi 56
70 Harrison 72 Mila 55
71 Ryder 72 Collins 54
72 Christian 71 Audrey 53
73 Jonathan 71 Charlie 53
74 Karter 71 Millie 53
75 Amir 70 Piper 53
76 Andrew 69 Adalynn 52
77 Joshua 69 Magnolia 52
78 Landon 69 Parker 52
79 Lincoln 68 Ruby 52
80 Rhett 68 Sofia 52
81 Silas 68 Oaklynn 51
82 Ace 66 Adeline 49
83 Jeremiah 66 Josie 49
84 Jordan 66 Emilia 48
85 Kayden 66 Grace 47
86 Dylan 65 Journee 47
87 Sebastian 65 Lydia 47
88 Wesley 65 Alice 46
89 Hunter 64 Hannah 46
90 Stetson 64 Kehlani 46
91 Rowan 64 Sutton 45
92 Messiah 64 Sarah 45
93 Axel 64 Aaliyah 45
94 Jayce 64 Eliza 45
95 Anthony 64 Katherine 44
96 Elias 63 Zoe 44
97 Tucker 63 Claire 44
98 Dawson 62 Julia 43
99 Mateo 62 Peyton 43
100 Dallas 61 Ada 43

Most Popular Alabama Baby Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby names in Alabama for each year since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2022.

However, 112 years is a lot of data to display, so in the sections below we'll show you the top 5 most popular baby names for each of the last 10 years.

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2021

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2021 are William and Olivia.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 340 Olivia 266
2 John 296 Ava 233
3 James 253 Amelia 229
4 Noah 247 Charlotte 217
5 Elijah 236 Emma 194

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2020 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 364 Ava 255
2 James 304 Olivia 238
3 John 267 Emma 225
4 Elijah 254 Charlotte 199
5 Noah 243 Amelia 191

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2019 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 376 Ava 295
2 James 289 Olivia 239
3 John 284 Emma 221
4 Elijah 280 Amelia 202
5 Noah 277 Harper 181

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2018 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 371 Ava 294
2 James 328 Olivia 260
3 John 286 Harper 204
4 Elijah 280 Emma 203
5 Noah 243 Amelia 183

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2017 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 402 Ava 359
2 James 318 Olivia 301
3 Elijah 303 Emma 241
4 John 297 Harper 192
5 Noah 254 Amelia 191

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2016 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 431 Ava 332
2 James 349 Emma 244
3 John 324 Olivia 239
4 Mason 291 Elizabeth 217
5 Elijah 288 Harper 185

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2015 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 414 Ava 298
2 James 322 Emma 287
3 John 320 Olivia 260
4 Mason 295 Harper 214
5 Elijah 279 Elizabeth 187

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2014 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 431 Ava 291
2 James 343 Emma 289
3 John 333 Olivia 265
4 Mason 286 Isabella 192
5 Elijah 276 Elizabeth 186

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2013 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 438 Emma 332
2 Mason 293 Ava 260
3 James 288 Olivia 215
4 John 281 Madison 190
5 Elijah 247 Isabella 181

Popular Baby Names in Alabama for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in Alabama for births recorded in 2012 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 437 Emma 321
2 James 322 Ava 243
3 Mason 303 Olivia 228
4 John 280 Isabella 198
5 Jacob 263 Madison 191

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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