100 Most Popular Baby Names in New Jersey

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 730 Olivia 549
2 Noah 634 Emma 471
3 Lucas 466 Mia 444
4 Joseph 409 Ava 413
5 Michael 379 Sophia 398
6 Benjamin 372 Isabella 381
7 James 371 Charlotte 354
8 Jacob 363 Amelia 343
9 Anthony 340 Gianna 295
10 Ethan 325 Leah 269
11 Luca 321 Sofia 263
12 Daniel 318 Luna 262
13 Logan 315 Madison 233
14 Dylan 313 Emily 224
15 Matthew 307 Ella 218
16 David 299 Abigail 217
17 Mason 298 Chloe 216
18 Jack 294 Mila 200
19 Alexander 293 Esther 196
20 Oliver 282 Layla 193
21 Leo 263 Camila 192
22 John 257 Sarah 189
23 Aiden 253 Avery 185
24 Jayden 251 Valentina 185
25 Sebastian 249 Zoe 183
26 Nicholas 248 Riley 180
27 Luke 247 Hannah 179
28 William 241 Scarlett 179
29 Nathan 235 Emilia 178
30 Gabriel 233 Aria 176
31 Julian 232 Harper 174
32 Owen 229 Hailey 171
33 Ryan 224 Grace 169
34 Theodore 216 Lily 169
35 Samuel 213 Eliana 168
36 Christopher 212 Penelope 168
37 Henry 212 Sara 168
38 Cameron 211 Victoria 166
39 Jackson 209 Miriam 160
40 Thomas 206 Nora 156
41 Elijah 202 Maya 152
42 Isaac 202 Stella 148
43 Joshua 199 Gabriella 144
44 Mateo 189 Elizabeth 140
45 Aaron 180 Isla 131
46 Caleb 179 Rachel 130
47 Carter 176 Savannah 130
48 Asher 172 Rivka 127
49 Andrew 170 Zoey 125
50 Christian 165 Sienna 124
51 Moshe 161 Evelyn 122
52 Ian 158 Ellie 119
53 Austin 157 Chaya 118
54 Robert 155 Violet 118
55 Charles 152 Bella 117
56 Hudson 151 Aubrey 116
57 Chase 150 Skylar 116
58 Josiah 148 Aurora 115
59 Levi 146 Autumn 114
60 Lorenzo 145 Chana 113
61 Miles 145 Natalie 113
62 Dominic 144 Eleanor 112
63 Grayson 142 Nova 111
64 Adam 140 Mackenzie 109
65 Adrian 140 Julia 108
66 Connor 140 Lucy 104
67 Vincent 140 Eva 100
68 Jordan 139 Madelyn 99
69 Cole 135 Quinn 99
70 Elias 135 Audrey 97
71 Leonardo 135 Elena 97
72 Nolan 132 Naomi 96
73 Zachary 132 Addison 94
74 Thiago 131 Sophie 94
75 Evan 129 Lillian 93
76 Angel 126 Brielle 92
77 Jaxon 126 Liliana 92
78 Jonathan 122 Ayla 91
79 Ezra 122 Alaia 90
80 Kai 121 Alice 87
81 Yehuda 119 Everly 87
82 Axel 117 Alexandra 86
83 Nathaniel 117 Arya 86
84 Landon 117 Juliette 86
85 Yosef 115 Ariana 85
86 Wyatt 114 Claire 85
87 Hunter 113 Maria 83
88 Tyler 110 Allison 82
89 Giovanni 107 Genesis 81
90 Yaakov 107 Samantha 81
91 Brayden 106 Hazel 81
92 Colton 105 Amy 80
93 Theo 105 Leilani 79
94 Eli 105 Maeve 79
95 Kayden 104 Josephine 79
96 Declan 103 Rose 78
97 Maverick 103 Aaliyah 78
98 Chaim 103 Jade 78
99 Enzo 102 Madeline 77
100 Jeremiah 101 Cora 77

Most Popular New Jersey Baby Names by Year

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

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey 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 662 Olivia 489
2 Noah 560 Sophia 448
3 Lucas 420 Emma 437
4 Joseph 411 Mia 402
5 Jacob 401 Ava 397

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2019 are Liam and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 635 Emma 517
2 Noah 559 Olivia 511
3 Lucas 499 Sophia 459
4 Joseph 436 Mia 415
5 Matthew 421 Isabella 402

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2018 are Liam and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 662 Emma 501
2 Noah 526 Isabella 485
3 Jacob 469 Olivia 485
4 Michael 452 Mia 418
5 Matthew 448 Ava 417

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2017 are Liam and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 584 Emma 583
2 Noah 546 Olivia 562
3 Matthew 523 Isabella 536
4 Michael 500 Mia 459
5 Jacob 475 Sophia 444

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2016 are Liam and Mia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 574 Mia 532
2 Noah 551 Olivia 531
3 Matthew 544 Emma 507
4 Michael 510 Sophia 471
5 Jacob 494 Isabella 470

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2015 are Liam and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 572 Emma 532
2 Michael 541 Isabella 519
3 Jacob 533 Sophia 518
4 Noah 509 Olivia 504
5 Mason 501 Mia 489

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2014 are Michael and Sophia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Michael 584 Sophia 542
2 Matthew 573 Emma 531
3 Joseph 534 Olivia 531
4 Liam 521 Isabella 527
5 Daniel 499 Mia 488

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2013 are Michael and Isabella.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Michael 606 Isabella 622
2 Matthew 557 Sophia 610
3 Jacob 548 Olivia 539
4 Joseph 524 Emma 535
5 Liam 516 Ava 483

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2012 are Michael and Sophia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Michael 649 Sophia 643
2 Anthony 585 Isabella 581
3 Joseph 564 Emma 527
4 Jayden 555 Olivia 526
5 Matthew 547 Ava 472

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in New Jersey for births recorded in 2011 are Michael and Sophia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Michael 698 Sophia 661
2 Anthony 592 Isabella 637
3 Ryan 592 Olivia 543
4 Jayden 585 Ava 483
5 Jacob 580 Emily 462

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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