100 Most Popular Baby Names in Illinois (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 Noah 696 Olivia 625
2 Liam 584 Sophia 511
3 Oliver 545 Emma 509
4 Mateo 485 Charlotte 491
5 Theodore 470 Amelia 446
6 Benjamin 462 Mia 417
7 Henry 450 Isabella 415
8 James 411 Ava 398
9 William 406 Camila 354
10 Sebastian 399 Sofia 329
11 Jack 394 Evelyn 324
12 Elijah 376 Eleanor 309
13 Daniel 359 Luna 283
14 Michael 353 Mila 283
15 Leo 340 Harper 270
16 Owen 340 Penelope 262
17 Alexander 337 Nora 249
18 Logan 327 Layla 234
19 Julian 315 Gianna 232
20 Lucas 312 Aria 229
21 Anthony 311 Emily 229
22 Luca 302 Lily 229
23 Mason 294 Scarlett 229
24 Leonardo 271 Violet 229
25 Santiago 266 Grace 224
26 Aiden 265 Emilia 223
27 Jackson 264 Avery 222
28 David 262 Chloe 222
29 Levi 256 Ella 221
30 Jacob 252 Elizabeth 220
31 John 251 Abigail 213
32 Joseph 246 Hazel 199
33 Charles 245 Isla 187
34 Ethan 238 Victoria 186
35 Hudson 238 Eliana 184
36 Asher 237 Ivy 184
37 Miles 234 Elena 183
38 Isaac 230 Madison 180
39 Gabriel 219 Ellie 178
40 Thomas 219 Lucy 174
41 Dylan 218 Riley 174
42 Wyatt 216 Maeve 172
43 Jayden 213 Nova 167
44 Maverick 210 Maya 166
45 Samuel 209 Zoey 166
46 Ezra 205 Leilani 162
47 Nathan 205 Lillian 160
48 Cameron 202 Willow 159
49 Elias 201 Stella 155
50 Lincoln 200 Naomi 154
51 Cooper 195 Natalia 152
52 Carter 191 Zoe 151
53 Grayson 191 Sophie 142
54 Matthew 189 Vivian 142
55 Adrian 188 Leah 138
56 Ezekiel 187 Aurora 137
57 Luke 186 Brooklyn 137
58 Adam 184 Josephine 137
59 Josiah 182 Audrey 136
60 Nolan 182 Hannah 135
61 Caleb 172 Delilah 134
62 Emmett 171 Natalie 134
63 Bennett 169 Everly 133
64 Wesley 166 Madelyn 131
65 Joshua 165 Addison 129
66 Christopher 161 Quinn 128
67 Angel 157 Liliana 124
68 Andrew 155 Madeline 123
69 Jordan 155 Valentina 122
70 Nicholas 154 Aubrey 120
71 Kai 153 Eloise 117
72 Axel 151 Claire 115
73 Jonathan 151 Alice 114
74 Amir 150 Gabriella 114
75 Brooks 150 Kennedy 113
76 Everett 150 Savannah 113
77 Isaiah 150 Ruby 111
78 Landon 150 Hailey 111
79 Roman 146 Skylar 110
80 Damian 144 Anna 108
81 Dominic 143 Lydia 108
82 Robert 143 Sloane 108
83 August 142 Kinsley 107
84 Gael 142 Ayla 104
85 Christian 140 Jade 103
86 Connor 140 Julia 103
87 Ian 140 Cora 101
88 Theo 140 Valeria 101
89 Ryan 137 Iris 100
90 Jaxon 136 Bella 100
91 Lorenzo 135 Ariana 99
92 Luka 135 Genesis 99
93 Eli 133 Adeline 97
94 Giovanni 133 Autumn 96
95 Vincent 132 Paisley 96
96 Xavier 131 Alina 95
97 Kayden 130 Eva 95
98 Declan 128 Allison 95
99 Parker 127 Athena 94
100 Easton 126 Sienna 94

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 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 Illinois for 2021

As you can see the most popular baby names in Illinois for births recorded in 2021 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 648 Olivia 697
2 Liam 613 Emma 551
3 Oliver 584 Sophia 499
4 Henry 498 Charlotte 493
5 Benjamin 490 Amelia 482

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

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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