100 Most Popular Baby Names in Illinois

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 2021. 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, 2021, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

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 Noah 648 Olivia 697
2 Liam 613 Emma 551
3 Oliver 584 Sophia 499
4 Henry 498 Charlotte 493
5 Benjamin 490 Amelia 482
6 Alexander 450 Ava 454
7 Theodore 435 Isabella 435
8 William 422 Mia 399
9 Mateo 415 Evelyn 351
10 Logan 406 Camila 341
11 James 402 Sofia 324
12 Lucas 400 Gianna 309
13 Owen 396 Eleanor 289
14 Daniel 389 Nora 280
15 Jack 385 Layla 277
16 Michael 385 Emily 259
17 Leo 363 Elizabeth 255
18 Elijah 348 Harper 255
19 Sebastian 325 Mila 250
20 Mason 318 Avery 246
21 Anthony 317 Abigail 240
22 Joseph 317 Luna 237
23 Ethan 310 Emilia 234
24 Jackson 308 Penelope 232
25 Aiden 303 Ella 228
26 Julian 303 Aria 227
27 Levi 302 Grace 225
28 Luca 290 Scarlett 224
29 John 286 Chloe 221
30 Jacob 282 Violet 211
31 Charles 270 Isla 210
32 Thomas 264 Zoey 202
33 Wyatt 262 Hazel 201
34 Isaac 257 Lily 198
35 Miles 254 Maya 192
36 David 252 Nova 189
37 Gabriel 252 Eliana 187
38 Matthew 249 Lillian 184
39 Lincoln 247 Madison 182
40 Carter 245 Willow 177
41 Cameron 244 Ellie 174
42 Samuel 242 Victoria 174
43 Luke 234 Stella 173
44 Dylan 232 Elena 171
45 Grayson 232 Lucy 166
46 Santiago 230 Riley 165
47 Asher 227 Zoe 161
48 Nolan 227 Addison 160
49 Leonardo 223 Delilah 160
50 Elias 220 Leilani 158
51 Hudson 220 Hannah 157
52 Nathan 211 Quinn 155
53 Jayden 206 Ivy 154
54 Josiah 193 Natalia 152
55 Ryan 192 Naomi 150
56 Caleb 190 Brooklyn 148
57 Isaiah 189 Natalie 142
58 Maverick 189 Leah 141
59 Ezra 188 Ruby 138
60 Adam 180 Vivian 138
61 Christopher 178 Liliana 137
62 Jaxon 178 Maeve 136
63 Adrian 176 Everly 135
64 Joshua 175 Hailey 135
65 Dominic 172 Aubrey 134
66 Nicholas 172 Madelyn 134
67 Jonathan 170 Audrey 133
68 Andrew 169 Savannah 132
69 Gael 169 Aurora 131
70 Connor 167 Claire 131
71 Ezekiel 167 Josephine 128
72 Landon 166 Bella 127
73 Emmett 164 Gabriella 124
74 Angel 163 Kinsley 124
75 Bennett 161 Samantha 124
76 Jordan 160 Aaliyah 120
77 Brooks 158 Madeline 120
78 Vincent 156 Eloise 119
79 Everett 154 Skylar 118
80 Aaron 150 Anna 117
81 Declan 149 Ximena 112
82 Amir 148 Julia 111
83 Wesley 147 Ayla 110
84 Eli 146 Cecilia 110
85 Kai 146 Kennedy 110
86 Damian 145 Sophie 109
87 Robert 145 Margaret 107
88 Axel 139 Autumn 106
89 Beau 139 Ariana 106
90 Easton 139 Valentina 105
91 Colton 138 Allison 105
92 Cooper 135 Clara 104
93 George 135 Piper 104
94 Ian 135 Eva 102
95 Christian 133 Mackenzie 102
96 Roman 131 Alice 101
97 Messiah 130 Cora 100
98 Theo 130 Paisley 99
99 Jaxson 129 Serenity 99
100 Giovanni 127 Rose 98

Most Popular Illinois Baby Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby names in Illinois for each year since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2021.

However, 111 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 Illinois for 2020

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 709 Olivia 638
2 Liam 621 Emma 567
3 Oliver 606 Charlotte 514
4 Benjamin 541 Sophia 496
5 Henry 474 Amelia 487

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2019 are Noah and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 769 Olivia 725
2 Liam 636 Emma 628
3 Benjamin 630 Sophia 578
4 Oliver 571 Ava 555
5 Alexander 508 Charlotte 519

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2018

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 718 Olivia 718
2 Liam 712 Emma 643
3 Oliver 586 Ava 597
4 Benjamin 548 Isabella 571
5 William 532 Sophia 560

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2017 are Noah and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 774 Olivia 727
2 Liam 663 Emma 703
3 Benjamin 621 Ava 615
4 Logan 596 Sophia 598
5 Alexander 584 Isabella 584

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2016 are Noah and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 798 Olivia 770
2 Liam 666 Emma 742
3 Alexander 637 Sophia 709
4 William 632 Ava 631
5 Benjamin 631 Mia 582

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2015 are Noah and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 868 Olivia 816
2 Liam 713 Emma 811
3 Alexander 708 Sophia 736
4 Jacob 652 Mia 669
5 Michael 619 Isabella 644

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2014 are Noah and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 842 Olivia 905
2 Alexander 750 Emma 792
3 William 687 Sophia 759
4 Michael 680 Isabella 689
5 Liam 670 Ava 628

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2013 are Noah and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 760 Olivia 889
2 Alexander 735 Sophia 858
3 Jacob 733 Emma 789
4 Liam 726 Isabella 677
5 Michael 700 Emily 561

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2012 are Jacob and Sophia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Jacob 764 Sophia 961
2 Alexander 747 Olivia 820
3 Noah 747 Isabella 813
4 Michael 710 Emma 772
5 Ethan 679 Ava 602

Popular Baby Names in Illinois for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2011 are Alexander and Sophia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Alexander 899 Sophia 892
2 Michael 801 Olivia 853
3 Jacob 783 Isabella 816
4 Noah 737 Emma 689
5 Daniel 706 Emily 623

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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