100 Most Popular Baby Names in Mississippi (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 James 175 Ava 134
2 John 149 Olivia 123
3 Elijah 143 Amelia 91
4 Noah 142 Nova 91
5 William 142 Kinsley 81
6 Liam 106 Harper 79
7 Asher 105 Charlotte 68
8 Waylon 96 Brooklyn 65
9 Kingston 92 Paisley 64
10 Michael 81 Elizabeth 63
11 Samuel 81 Emma 63
12 Mason 80 Isabella 63
13 Christopher 73 Mary 62
14 Levi 73 Serenity 62
15 Wyatt 72 Layla 61
16 Grayson 71 Ella 60
17 Aiden 70 Evelyn 56
18 Oliver 70 Hazel 55
19 Walker 68 Ivy 55
20 Joseph 67 Chloe 54
21 Easton 66 Riley 54
22 Henry 65 Ellie 53
23 Thomas 65 Luna 53
24 Hudson 64 Autumn 52
25 Jackson 63 Eleanor 52
26 Nolan 63 Skylar 52
27 Owen 62 Willow 52
28 Robert 62 Journee 50
29 Maverick 61 Naomi 48
30 Carter 60 Avery 46
31 Dallas 60 Scarlett 46
32 Jack 60 Caroline 45
33 Kayden 60 Khloe 45
34 Ashton 59 Nevaeh 45
35 Bryson 59 Londyn 44
36 Kaiden 59 Raelynn 44
37 David 58 Abigail 43
38 Jaxon 57 Emersyn 43
39 Josiah 55 Kehlani 43
40 Christian 53 Sophia 42
41 Jayden 53 Lucy 41
42 Braxton 52 Sadie 41
43 Jordan 52 Addison 40
44 Carson 51 Aubree 40
45 Isaiah 51 Josie 40
46 Joshua 51 Lillian 40
47 Karson 51 Mia 39
48 Lucas 51 Aubrey 38
49 Weston 51 Aurora 38
50 Jacob 50 Delilah 38
51 Amir 49 Aria 37
52 Cooper 49 Emery 37
53 Karter 49 Harmony 36
54 Legend 49 Lily 35
55 Sawyer 49 Madison 35
56 Benjamin 48 Stella 34
57 Gabriel 48 Zoey 34
58 Andrew 47 Magnolia 32
59 Charles 47 Miracle 32
60 Colton 47 Oaklynn 32
61 Jace 47 Aaliyah 31
62 Luke 46 Anna 31
63 Cameron 45 Everleigh 31
64 Greyson 44 Gianna 31
65 Messiah 44 Kaylee 31
66 Austin 42 Ryleigh 31
67 Hunter 42 Millie 30
68 River 42 Royalty 30
69 Wesley 41 Hannah 29
70 Caleb 40 Kennedy 29
71 Kyrie 40 Madelyn 29
72 Logan 40 River 29
73 Ryder 40 Ruby 29
74 Alexander 39 Alice 28
75 Bentley 39 Bella 28
76 Matthew 38 Malaysia 28
77 Beau 38 Adalynn 27
78 Kashton 38 Annie 27
79 Daniel 37 Everly 27
80 Landon 37 Hadley 27
81 Silas 37 Mila 27
82 Hayden 36 Bailey 26
83 Kayson 36 Charlie 26
84 Rhett 36 Georgia 26
85 Jayce 35 Jade 25
86 Lincoln 35 Trinity 25
87 Brooks 34 Taylor 25
88 Eli 34 Nora 25
89 Ezekiel 34 Natalie 25
90 Elias 33 Isla 25
91 Jonathan 33 Emily 25
92 Axel 32 Ari 25
93 Bennett 32 Alani 25
94 Cohen 32 Lydia 24
95 Jasper 31 Wrenley 24
96 Rowan 31 Remi 24
97 Myles 31 Molly 24
98 Jaxson 31 Kennedi 24
99 Jamir 31 Daisy 24
100 Brayden 31 Eden 24

Most Popular Mississippi Baby Names by Year

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

As you can see the most popular baby names in Mississippi for births recorded in 2021 are William and Ava.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 181 Ava 177
2 John 179 Olivia 123
3 James 164 Amelia 97
4 Elijah 154 Paisley 89
5 Noah 138 Emma 88

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby names in Mississippi for births recorded in 2020 are James and Ava.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 James 189 Ava 183
2 William 171 Olivia 151
3 Elijah 164 Amelia 109
4 John 161 Kinsley 89
5 Noah 150 Harper 87

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in Mississippi for births recorded in 2019 are William and Ava.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 185 Ava 228
2 Noah 169 Olivia 121
3 James 166 Emma 112
4 Elijah 159 Amelia 100
5 John 151 Harper 94

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2018

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 194 Ava 217
2 John 193 Emma 127
3 Noah 158 Olivia 127
4 Elijah 155 Amelia 109
5 James 154 Skylar 101

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2017

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 John 181 Ava 211
2 William 180 Emma 152
3 James 166 Olivia 129
4 Mason 166 Paisley 105
5 Elijah 158 Isabella 101

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2016

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 226 Ava 211
2 James 206 Olivia 138
3 Mason 199 Emma 134
4 John 186 Harper 114
5 Elijah 167 Brooklyn 113

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in Mississippi for births recorded in 2015 are William and Ava.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 212 Ava 214
2 John 205 Emma 166
3 James 197 Olivia 141
4 Mason 190 Madison 120
5 Elijah 158 Brooklyn 118

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in Mississippi for births recorded in 2014 are William and Ava.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 226 Ava 176
2 James 194 Emma 155
3 John 191 Olivia 151
4 Elijah 175 Madison 144
5 Mason 172 Aubrey 115

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in Mississippi for births recorded in 2013 are William and Ava.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 241 Ava 168
2 Mason 208 Emma 146
3 James 198 Madison 144
4 John 187 Aubrey 117
5 Aiden 150 Chloe 114

Popular Baby Names in Mississippi for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in Mississippi 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 226 Emma 161
2 Mason 205 Madison 149
3 James 170 Ava 148
4 John 170 Olivia 120
5 Jayden 167 Chloe 112

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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