100 Most Popular Baby Names in Kentucky

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 Liam 267 Emma 229
2 James 233 Olivia 226
3 Elijah 231 Amelia 220
4 William 225 Ava 202
5 Noah 220 Charlotte 174
6 Oliver 210 Harper 160
7 Waylon 182 Sophia 155
8 Hudson 179 Willow 146
9 Grayson 178 Evelyn 138
10 Levi 178 Ellie 129
11 Asher 175 Elizabeth 122
12 Lincoln 172 Paisley 118
13 Wyatt 167 Nova 117
14 Jackson 162 Ella 112
15 Henry 155 Eleanor 111
16 Lucas 147 Nora 111
17 John 144 Isabella 107
18 Carter 142 Addison 104
19 Colton 142 Mia 104
20 Maverick 140 Scarlett 101
21 Easton 137 Everleigh 100
22 Owen 137 Luna 98
23 Jack 133 Layla 96
24 Samuel 132 Avery 95
25 Mason 128 Caroline 94
26 Benjamin 124 Kinsley 93
27 Jaxon 124 Lillian 92
28 Luke 121 Abigail 91
29 Michael 119 Riley 90
30 Alexander 114 Hazel 86
31 David 113 Ivy 86
32 Charles 110 Raelynn 86
33 Gabriel 103 Everly 85
34 Silas 103 Penelope 85
35 Thomas 103 Lily 81
36 Carson 101 Stella 79
37 Cooper 99 Madison 75
38 Sawyer 99 Violet 73
39 Daniel 98 Chloe 71
40 Logan 97 Hadley 71
41 Theodore 95 Adalynn 70
42 Isaiah 94 Audrey 69
43 Aiden 93 Emersyn 69
44 Jacob 91 Aubrey 68
45 Kingston 91 Skylar 68
46 Braxton 88 Isla 67
47 Ezra 88 Sadie 66
48 Greyson 87 Zoey 66
49 Hunter 87 Anna 60
50 Weston 87 Aria 60
51 Bentley 86 Aurora 60
52 Joseph 85 Ruby 60
53 Jaxson 84 Eliza 59
54 River 84 Piper 59
55 Landon 83 Hannah 58
56 Matthew 83 Mila 58
57 Christopher 80 Lucy 57
58 Ethan 78 Magnolia 57
59 Jameson 78 Lydia 56
60 Robert 78 Rylee 56
61 Jasper 77 Josie 55
62 Leo 77 Claire 54
63 Walker 77 Emery 54
64 Tucker 76 Emily 54
65 Bennett 75 Mary 54
66 Andrew 72 Cora 53
67 Rhett 71 Madelyn 53
68 Eli 70 Oaklynn 53
69 Sebastian 70 Brooklyn 52
70 Joshua 69 Eden 52
71 Caleb 68 Serenity 51
72 Nolan 68 Blakely 50
73 Axel 67 Callie 50
74 Beau 66 Kennedy 49
75 Emmett 66 Natalie 49
76 Everett 66 Sophie 49
77 Miles 66 Alice 48
78 Parker 66 Delilah 48
79 Ryder 65 Savannah 47
80 Elias 63 Naomi 47
81 Jayden 63 Grace 47
82 Brooks 62 Lainey 47
83 Bryson 62 Clara 45
84 Dawson 61 Elena 45
85 Ezekiel 61 Eloise 45
86 Hayden 61 Nevaeh 45
87 Connor 60 Adalyn 44
88 Dylan 60 Parker 44
89 Xavier 60 Athena 43
90 Isaac 58 Brynlee 43
91 Jace 58 Ember 43
92 Harrison 58 Sofia 43
93 Cameron 58 Lyla 42
94 Jonathan 57 Allison 41
95 Josiah 57 Remi 41
96 Ryker 57 Maggie 41
97 Luca 56 Peyton 41
98 Remington 56 Lilly 40
99 Micah 56 Autumn 40
100 August 56 Madeline 39

Most Popular Kentucky Baby Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby names in Kentucky 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 Kentucky for 2020

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 271 Amelia 240
2 William 244 Olivia 218
3 Oliver 234 Ava 214
4 Elijah 229 Emma 212
5 James 214 Harper 211

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky for births recorded in 2019 are Liam and Amelia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 276 Amelia 242
2 William 257 Ava 241
3 Elijah 249 Emma 232
4 Noah 238 Harper 228
5 James 236 Olivia 211

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky for births recorded in 2018 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 292 Emma 254
2 Liam 265 Olivia 244
3 Noah 244 Ava 232
4 Elijah 243 Harper 230
5 Grayson 224 Amelia 200

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky for births recorded in 2017 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 307 Emma 292
2 Elijah 283 Ava 245
3 Noah 276 Harper 239
4 Liam 267 Olivia 238
5 James 261 Isabella 211

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky for births recorded in 2016 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 316 Emma 312
2 Elijah 262 Ava 272
3 James 259 Olivia 246
4 Noah 258 Harper 222
5 Liam 256 Isabella 181

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky 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 337 Emma 309
2 Mason 285 Olivia 272
3 Elijah 275 Ava 254
4 James 275 Harper 231
5 Noah 263 Isabella 214

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky for births recorded in 2014 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 364 Emma 320
2 Elijah 289 Ava 266
3 James 286 Olivia 262
4 Mason 282 Sophia 239
5 Noah 265 Isabella 219

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky 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 312 Emma 347
2 Mason 282 Sophia 285
3 Noah 281 Ava 275
4 James 280 Isabella 256
5 Elijah 272 Olivia 228

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky 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 352 Emma 358
2 Mason 336 Isabella 282
3 James 307 Sophia 266
4 Jacob 275 Ava 258
5 Noah 267 Abigail 225

Popular Baby Names in Kentucky for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in Kentucky for births recorded in 2011 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 397 Emma 334
2 Mason 328 Isabella 308
3 Elijah 324 Sophia 260
4 Jacob 300 Olivia 245
5 Brayden 279 Addison 239

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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