100 Most Popular Baby Names in Maryland (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 Liam 421 Ava 225
2 Noah 310 Olivia 224
3 James 239 Charlotte 222
4 Lucas 211 Emma 220
5 Oliver 208 Sophia 190
6 William 206 Mia 187
7 Ethan 196 Isabella 181
8 Henry 191 Amelia 174
9 Jacob 191 Luna 148
10 Caleb 185 Madison 147
11 David 181 Evelyn 135
12 Theodore 179 Elizabeth 134
13 Dylan 178 Zoe 131
14 Elijah 176 Nova 130
15 Benjamin 174 Layla 129
16 Michael 174 Genesis 125
17 Jayden 157 Harper 121
18 John 156 Chloe 118
19 Mason 156 Lily 118
20 Owen 155 Emily 113
21 Daniel 154 Abigail 112
22 Isaac 150 Eleanor 112
23 Asher 146 Naomi 112
24 Logan 146 Sofia 110
25 Samuel 146 Aurora 105
26 Aiden 145 Nora 103
27 Joseph 144 Gianna 102
28 Nathan 144 Scarlett 101
29 Matthew 141 Aria 99
30 Alexander 140 Eliana 99
31 Wyatt 140 Violet 99
32 Mateo 137 Camila 96
33 Leo 133 Grace 96
34 Gabriel 130 Maya 94
35 Cameron 129 Penelope 92
36 Luca 129 Ella 88
37 Jackson 127 Madelyn 88
38 Carter 125 Riley 88
39 Joshua 125 Hannah 86
40 Christopher 122 Avery 84
41 Charles 121 Zoey 83
42 Ezra 121 Mila 82
43 Luke 121 Hazel 81
44 Levi 119 Victoria 81
45 Sebastian 117 Ellie 80
46 Elias 114 Isla 80
47 Amir 111 Skylar 79
48 Hudson 111 Lillian 78
49 Jack 110 Alice 74
50 Grayson 109 Lucy 72
51 Ian 105 Addison 71
52 Axel 104 Leilani 70
53 Josiah 103 Natalie 70
54 Anthony 102 Hailey 69
55 Kai 102 Leah 69
56 Miles 100 Willow 69
57 Aaron 99 Aubrey 67
58 Andrew 93 Ivy 67
59 Thomas 91 Autumn 66
60 Maverick 91 Kinsley 66
61 Jordan 91 Peyton 66
62 Ryan 88 Zuri 65
63 Brooks 87 Allison 64
64 Eli 87 Claire 63
65 Isaiah 85 Stella 63
66 Julian 85 Emilia 62
67 Thiago 85 Gabriella 61
68 Wesley 85 Quinn 61
69 Jace 84 Sophie 61
70 Amari 83 Ariana 60
71 Christian 83 Josephine 60
72 Nolan 83 Savannah 60
73 Angel 82 Cora 59
74 Chase 82 Valentina 58
75 Kayden 82 Amy 56
76 Micah 80 Maeve 56
77 Jaxon 78 Kennedy 54
78 Jonathan 78 Adeline 53
79 Cooper 77 Bella 53
80 Austin 76 Brianna 52
81 Jeremiah 76 Delilah 52
82 Colton 75 Isabelle 52
83 Landon 75 Mackenzie 52
84 Parker 71 Brielle 51
85 Roman 70 Brooklyn 51
86 Connor 68 Raelynn 51
87 Diego 67 Sadie 51
88 Adrian 66 Sage 51
89 Zion 66 Samantha 51
90 Xavier 65 Caroline 50
91 Jose 65 Sarah 50
92 Ezekiel 64 Audrey 48
93 Nicholas 64 Melody 48
94 Lincoln 64 Eva 48
95 Bryson 63 Elena 48
96 Robert 63 Aaliyah 48
97 Jameson 62 Anna 47
98 Declan 61 Ruby 46
99 Kaiden 61 Jade 46
100 Bennett 61 Vivian 46

Most Popular Maryland Baby Names by Year

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

As you can see the most popular baby names in Maryland 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 468 Olivia 266
2 Noah 339 Charlotte 249
3 James 255 Ava 234
4 Lucas 254 Emma 230
5 Oliver 223 Sophia 218

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby names in Maryland 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 364 Olivia 283
2 Noah 353 Ava 272
3 James 246 Emma 248
4 Lucas 231 Sophia 234
5 Benjamin 220 Charlotte 219

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in Maryland for births recorded in 2019 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 395 Olivia 324
2 Noah 350 Ava 275
3 James 274 Sophia 267
4 Jacob 231 Emma 229
5 Benjamin 229 Charlotte 228

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2018

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 360 Ava 312
2 Noah 338 Olivia 265
3 William 266 Charlotte 256
4 Dylan 262 Emma 251
5 Ethan 252 Sophia 232

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2017

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 341 Ava 343
2 Noah 298 Olivia 284
3 James 282 Emma 267
4 Logan 282 Sophia 259
5 Jacob 278 Charlotte 220

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in Maryland for births recorded in 2016 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 336 Ava 308
2 Mason 308 Olivia 299
3 Liam 286 Emma 258
4 Ethan 283 Charlotte 254
5 Daniel 280 Sophia 251

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in Maryland 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 388 Olivia 321
2 Logan 324 Sophia 309
3 James 322 Ava 308
4 Mason 319 Emma 278
5 Jacob 297 Charlotte 234

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in Maryland 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 324 Olivia 348
2 Liam 321 Ava 334
3 William 316 Emma 300
4 Mason 313 Sophia 272
5 Michael 307 Abigail 230

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in Maryland for births recorded in 2013 are Liam and Sophia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 322 Sophia 303
2 Noah 318 Olivia 301
3 Jacob 314 Ava 288
4 Mason 313 Emma 285
5 Ethan 311 Abigail 239

Popular Baby Names in Maryland for 2012

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Mason 364 Sophia 359
2 Michael 333 Emma 318
3 Jacob 328 Ava 309
4 Noah 328 Olivia 306
5 Ethan 315 Isabella 300

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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