100 Most Popular Baby Names in Arkansas (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 Oliver 157 Olivia 155
2 Elijah 141 Emma 139
3 Noah 138 Amelia 112
4 Liam 136 Charlotte 110
5 William 126 Harper 107
6 Asher 120 Ava 106
7 Hudson 118 Isabella 84
8 John 107 Willow 84
9 James 106 Paisley 82
10 Levi 104 Evelyn 76
11 Henry 100 Luna 75
12 Wyatt 97 Avery 74
13 Samuel 95 Nova 73
14 Cooper 92 Scarlett 72
15 Waylon 91 Sophia 72
16 Benjamin 90 Elizabeth 71
17 Maverick 85 Ella 71
18 Jackson 84 Lily 71
19 Mason 81 Eleanor 65
20 Grayson 80 Hazel 65
21 Jack 80 Ivy 62
22 Luke 80 Ellie 58
23 Lucas 77 Aria 56
24 David 72 Everleigh 56
25 Walker 72 Mia 56
26 Sebastian 71 Oaklynn 56
27 Ezra 69 Layla 54
28 Beau 68 Naomi 54
29 Joseph 67 Aurora 53
30 Silas 65 Kinsley 52
31 Theodore 64 Oakley 50
32 Easton 63 Abigail 48
33 Aiden 62 Josie 48
34 Carter 62 Lillian 48
35 Brooks 61 Violet 48
36 Owen 61 Blakely 46
37 River 61 Mila 46
38 Michael 60 Nora 46
39 Isaiah 59 Chloe 45
40 Gabriel 57 Parker 45
41 Josiah 57 Addison 44
42 Mateo 56 Hadley 43
43 Christopher 55 Riley 43
44 Legend 54 Stella 43
45 Leo 54 Brooklyn 42
46 Parker 54 Delilah 42
47 Weston 54 Everly 42
48 Alexander 53 Emily 41
49 Jasper 53 Kennedy 41
50 Kingston 53 Camila 40
51 Logan 53 Emery 40
52 Isaac 52 Magnolia 39
53 Jameson 51 Piper 37
54 Lincoln 51 Iris 36
55 Sawyer 51 Mary 36
56 Jaxon 50 Ember 35
57 Matthew 50 Gianna 35
58 Carson 49 Isla 35
59 Ezekiel 48 Sadie 35
60 Greyson 47 Grace 34
61 Elias 46 Penelope 34
62 Miles 46 Savannah 34
63 Thomas 46 Adalynn 33
64 August 45 Caroline 33
65 Bentley 45 Emilia 33
66 Dylan 45 Lucy 33
67 Jacob 45 Ruby 33
68 Nolan 45 Saylor 33
69 Robert 45 Genesis 32
70 Andrew 44 Madison 32
71 Anthony 44 Zoey 32
72 Braxton 44 Aubrey 31
73 Axel 43 Eliana 31
74 Daniel 43 Eliza 31
75 Joshua 43 Leilani 31
76 Rowan 42 Raelynn 31
77 Tucker 42 Charlie 30
78 Atlas 41 Nevaeh 30
79 Beckett 41 Rylee 30
80 Christian 41 Sutton 30
81 Ethan 41 Freya 29
82 Everett 41 Georgia 29
83 Jace 41 Khloe 29
84 Luca 41 Sophie 29
85 Stetson 41 Lyla 28
86 Bennett 40 Sofia 28
87 Ryder 40 Lydia 28
88 Barrett 39 Hallie 28
89 Rhett 39 Aspen 28
90 Charles 38 Adeline 28
91 Dawson 38 Anna 28
92 Jaxson 38 Claire 28
93 Jayden 37 Emerson 27
94 Jordan 37 Eloise 27
95 Myles 37 Daisy 27
96 Hayes 36 Ayla 27
97 Karter 36 Serenity 26
98 Jett 35 Eden 26
99 Hunter 35 Maggie 25
100 Jonathan 35 Millie 25

Most Popular Arkansas Baby Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby names in Arkansas 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 Arkansas for 2021

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 160 Olivia 181
2 Oliver 160 Emma 129
3 Elijah 145 Amelia 123
4 Noah 137 Ava 117
5 Asher 127 Charlotte 97

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby names in Arkansas for births recorded in 2020 are Liam and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 158 Olivia 131
2 William 150 Emma 129
3 Elijah 142 Amelia 125
4 Noah 135 Harper 118
5 Oliver 123 Ava 115

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in Arkansas for births recorded in 2019 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 159 Olivia 164
2 Noah 156 Ava 146
3 Elijah 152 Emma 126
4 Liam 145 Amelia 118
5 Oliver 131 Harper 108

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2018

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 160 Ava 169
2 Elijah 159 Olivia 153
3 William 155 Emma 146
4 Liam 136 Amelia 125
5 Oliver 127 Harper 119

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in Arkansas for births recorded in 2017 are Elijah and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Elijah 174 Emma 178
2 William 146 Olivia 156
3 Noah 142 Ava 152
4 Liam 135 Harper 141
5 Mason 127 Isabella 110

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2016

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Elijah 173 Ava 195
2 William 163 Emma 165
3 Noah 155 Olivia 155
4 Mason 154 Abigail 134
5 James 144 Harper 121

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in Arkansas for births recorded in 2015 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 198 Emma 214
2 Elijah 173 Olivia 172
3 Mason 171 Ava 169
4 Noah 170 Isabella 136
5 James 146 Harper 121

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in Arkansas for births recorded in 2014 are Mason and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Mason 178 Emma 221
2 William 174 Olivia 160
3 Noah 162 Ava 159
4 Elijah 149 Harper 128
5 James 146 Isabella 128

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in Arkansas 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 196 Emma 217
2 Mason 187 Olivia 157
3 Noah 161 Ava 144
4 James 147 Isabella 129
5 Elijah 138 Sophia 127

Popular Baby Names in Arkansas for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in Arkansas 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 217 Emma 187
2 Mason 157 Sophia 165
3 Jacob 155 Ava 139
4 James 155 Isabella 136
5 Elijah 151 Olivia 133

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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