100 Most Popular Baby Names in New York

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 1,403 Olivia 993
2 Noah 1,346 Emma 980
3 Lucas 841 Sophia 824
4 Joseph 783 Mia 768
5 Jacob 741 Amelia 752
6 James 741 Ava 751
7 Benjamin 730 Charlotte 718
8 Ethan 723 Isabella 713
9 Michael 709 Gianna 547
10 Oliver 690 Leah 529
11 Jack 662 Luna 496
12 Daniel 647 Ella 485
13 Logan 627 Chloe 480
14 Mason 622 Madison 465
15 Luca 610 Sofia 460
16 David 600 Abigail 427
17 Alexander 596 Evelyn 405
18 Matthew 588 Grace 402
19 Dylan 579 Emily 399
20 Aiden 574 Sarah 397
21 Henry 570 Layla 395
22 Leo 568 Mila 386
23 Theodore 549 Scarlett 381
24 Anthony 548 Aria 372
25 Jayden 546 Harper 371
26 William 546 Camila 368
27 Samuel 513 Esther 368
28 Elijah 498 Penelope 367
29 John 496 Lily 347
30 Owen 471 Hannah 343
31 Jackson 461 Zoe 343
32 Ryan 444 Maya 334
33 Sebastian 440 Avery 332
34 Levi 437 Nora 332
35 Isaac 419 Emilia 329
36 Nicholas 410 Hailey 326
37 Gabriel 396 Riley 310
38 Mateo 392 Valentina 309
39 Julian 391 Rachel 308
40 Thomas 380 Miriam 306
41 Asher 374 Elizabeth 299
42 Joshua 373 Victoria 289
43 Aaron 369 Gabriella 288
44 Charles 363 Violet 286
45 Moshe 361 Eliana 283
46 Grayson 355 Aurora 277
47 Christopher 353 Stella 266
48 Carter 345 Isla 262
49 Nathan 345 Chaya 259
50 Cameron 341 Eleanor 259
51 Elias 336 Zoey 253
52 Hudson 336 Sara 240
53 Adam 332 Ellie 233
54 Luke 331 Skylar 230
55 Andrew 327 Nova 223
56 Caleb 326 Savannah 223
57 Eli 301 Natalie 222
58 Miles 301 Hazel 219
59 Austin 299 Bella 217
60 Josiah 299 Eva 212
61 Wyatt 287 Alice 205
62 Ian 284 Rivka 204
63 Muhammad 277 Alaia 201
64 Hunter 276 Naomi 200
65 Ezra 271 Sophie 198
66 Abraham 268 Ariana 196
67 Christian 267 Aaliyah 194
68 Landon 265 Anna 193
69 Amir 262 Everly 192
70 Adrian 254 Madelyn 192
71 Connor 245 Ruby 187
72 Chase 244 Lillian 185
73 Kai 243 Quinn 183
74 Robert 242 Lucy 183
75 Dominic 239 Chana 182
76 Lincoln 235 Elena 182
77 Jonathan 234 Madeline 180
78 Greyson 233 Addison 178
79 Kayden 233 Autumn 176
80 Jaxon 232 Claire 176
81 Chaim 227 Arya 175
82 Isaiah 227 Sadie 174
83 Jordan 227 Josephine 173
84 Evan 225 Sienna 173
85 Jeremiah 225 Julia 172
86 Maverick 223 Rose 172
87 Giovanni 222 Genesis 169
88 Angel 219 Liliana 168
89 Axel 219 Audrey 167
90 Wesley 219 Samantha 166
91 Colton 216 Isabelle 163
92 Lorenzo 215 Ivy 163
93 Enzo 214 Juliette 162
94 Jason 214 Ayla 161
95 Vincent 214 Maeve 160
96 Zachary 213 Aubrey 156
97 Jace 213 Willow 156
98 Leonardo 212 Alexandra 156
99 Declan 211 Allison 152
100 Justin 208 Athena 151

Most Popular New York Baby Names by Year

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

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York 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 1,353 Olivia 1,008
2 Noah 1,231 Emma 956
3 Lucas 912 Sophia 850
4 Jacob 870 Ava 779
5 Ethan 802 Isabella 776

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York 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 1,489 Olivia 1,062
2 Noah 1,257 Emma 1,043
3 Lucas 1,003 Sophia 935
4 Jacob 949 Isabella 885
5 Michael 906 Mia 857

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York 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 1,514 Emma 1,098
2 Noah 1,273 Olivia 1,091
3 Jacob 1,020 Isabella 1,002
4 Lucas 1,001 Sophia 964
5 Ethan 969 Mia 867

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York for births recorded in 2017 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 1,427 Olivia 1,230
2 Noah 1,241 Emma 1,207
3 Jacob 1,148 Sophia 1,008
4 Lucas 1,051 Mia 1,001
5 Joseph 1,025 Ava 993

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York for births recorded in 2016 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 1,416 Olivia 1,220
2 Jacob 1,228 Emma 1,185
3 Noah 1,221 Sophia 1,121
4 Ethan 1,109 Isabella 1,020
5 Michael 1,094 Ava 1,006

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York for births recorded in 2015 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 1,396 Olivia 1,298
2 Jacob 1,295 Emma 1,258
3 Ethan 1,245 Sophia 1,122
4 Noah 1,243 Isabella 1,069
5 Michael 1,176 Mia 1,016

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York for births recorded in 2014 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 1,303 Sophia 1,275
2 Liam 1,276 Olivia 1,255
3 Ethan 1,256 Emma 1,211
4 Michael 1,243 Isabella 1,165
5 Noah 1,143 Mia 990

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York for births recorded in 2013 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 1,297 Sophia 1,393
2 Michael 1,230 Isabella 1,270
3 Ethan 1,216 Olivia 1,263
4 Liam 1,203 Emma 1,258
5 Jayden 1,150 Mia 1,000

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York 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 1,391 Sophia 1,414
2 Jacob 1,352 Isabella 1,279
3 Jayden 1,280 Emma 1,232
4 Ethan 1,261 Olivia 1,141
5 Joseph 1,239 Ava 968

Popular Baby Names in New York for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in New York 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 1,457 Sophia 1,456
2 Jacob 1,409 Isabella 1,418
3 Jayden 1,381 Olivia 1,175
4 Joseph 1,263 Emma 1,123
5 Matthew 1,254 Ava 955

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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