100 Most Popular Baby Names in South Dakota

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 Henry 66 Evelyn 48
2 Oliver 58 Emma 43
3 Theodore 54 Charlotte 41
4 Hudson 51 Amelia 40
5 Asher 41 Ava 38
6 Lincoln 41 Olivia 36
7 Liam 40 Sophia 35
8 Noah 39 Ivy 32
9 Jack 37 Harper 31
10 Brooks 36 Nora 31
11 Maverick 35 Willow 31
12 Wyatt 34 Aurora 28
13 Leo 33 Elizabeth 28
14 William 33 Everly 26
15 Grayson 32 Hazel 26
16 Jackson 32 Quinn 26
17 Owen 31 Avery 25
18 James 30 Layla 25
19 Mason 30 Kinsley 24
20 Cooper 29 Hadley 23
21 Elijah 28 Zoey 23
22 Lucas 28 Eleanor 22
23 Jacob 26 Ella 21
24 Levi 26 Ellie 21
25 Thomas 26 Grace 21
26 Rhett 25 Lydia 21
27 Benjamin 24 Addison 20
28 Easton 23 Cora 20
29 Emmett 23 Lily 20
30 Hayes 23 Paisley 20
31 Jaxon 23 Violet 20
32 Joseph 23 Claire 19
33 Nolan 23 Emery 19
34 Samuel 23 Isla 19
35 Beau 22 Ruby 19
36 Gabriel 22 Aria 18
37 Michael 22 Lillian 18
38 Weston 22 Parker 18
39 Alexander 21 Vivian 18
40 Charles 21 Brynlee 17
41 Bennett 20 Clara 16
42 Carter 20 Isabella 16
43 Logan 19 Piper 16
44 Luke 19 Abigail 15
45 Micah 19 Chloe 15
46 Braxton 18 Ember 15
47 Colton 18 Everleigh 15
48 Connor 18 Raelynn 15
49 Everett 18 Scarlett 15
50 Ezra 18 Aubrey 14
51 Greyson 18 Josephine 14
52 Isaiah 18 Mia 14
53 Lane 18 Penelope 14
54 Wesley 18 Cecilia 13
55 Axel 17 Collins 13
56 Cameron 17 Eliana 13
57 Isaac 17 Emily 13
58 Jameson 17 Gianna 13
59 Luca 17 Hannah 13
60 Luka 17 Natalie 13
61 August 16 Zoe 13
62 Declan 16 Morgan 12
63 Jett 16 Sloane 12
64 Josiah 16 Sawyer 12
65 Landon 16 Rylee 12
66 Ryder 16 Peyton 12
67 Ryker 16 Oaklynn 12
68 Parker 15 Lennon 12
69 Waylon 15 Iris 12
70 Sebastian 15 Emilia 12
71 Kyler 15 Anna 12
72 John 15 Adeline 12
73 Jace 15 Naomi 12
74 Graham 15 Alice 11
75 Daniel 15 Aspen 11
76 Carson 15 Autumn 11
77 Bentley 15 Brooklyn 11
78 Aiden 15 Elena 11
79 Beckham 15 Elsie 11
80 Anthony 15 Gabriella 11
81 Elias 15 Haisley 11
82 Nathan 14 Hattie 11
83 Walker 14 Mila 11
84 Sawyer 14 Oakley 11
85 Kai 14 Octavia 11
86 Jaxson 14 River 11
87 Jasper 14 Stella 11
88 Ezekiel 14 Willa 11
89 Dominic 14 Remi 10
90 Evan 14 Victoria 10
91 Barrett 14 Thea 10
92 Brayden 14 Riley 10
93 Archer 14 Reagan 10
94 David 14 Nova 10
95 Dawson 14 Norah 10
96 Calvin 14 Kennedy 10
97 Miles 13 Lucy 10
98 Jeremiah 13 Eva 10
99 River 13 Finley 10
100 Roman 13 Jade 10

Most Popular South Dakota Baby Names by Year

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

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2020 are Oliver and Harper.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Oliver 60 Harper 47
2 Liam 57 Charlotte 45
3 Henry 48 Amelia 43
4 Maverick 45 Ella 36
5 Asher 42 Emma 36

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota 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 63 Emma 63
2 Oliver 56 Harper 60
3 Wyatt 48 Ava 50
4 Asher 44 Charlotte 43
5 Lincoln 42 Olivia 42

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2018 are Grayson and Harper.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Grayson 61 Harper 60
2 Henry 59 Emma 52
3 Liam 59 Olivia 48
4 Owen 56 Charlotte 44
5 Oliver 54 Ava 42

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2017 are Oliver and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Oliver 68 Emma 53
2 Owen 62 Olivia 50
3 Lincoln 56 Harper 48
4 Liam 53 Evelyn 46
5 William 50 Nora 45

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2016 are Oliver and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Oliver 66 Emma 66
2 Liam 60 Harper 56
3 Owen 55 Olivia 48
4 Grayson 50 Ava 45
5 William 49 Charlotte 45

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2015 are Oliver and Harper.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Oliver 62 Harper 59
2 Owen 56 Emma 58
3 Liam 54 Olivia 51
4 Jackson 49 Ava 46
5 Levi 48 Evelyn 42

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2014 are Liam and Harper.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 57 Harper 60
2 Lincoln 55 Ava 59
3 Logan 52 Olivia 57
4 Benjamin 51 Emma 51
5 Noah 51 Sophia 44

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2013 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 82 Emma 71
2 Noah 65 Harper 57
3 Carter 58 Olivia 54
4 William 58 Sophia 54
5 Mason 56 Ava 52

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2012 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 72 Emma 62
2 Mason 65 Harper 57
3 Jacob 59 Sophia 52
4 Owen 54 Olivia 49
5 William 53 Ava 45

Popular Baby Names in South Dakota for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Dakota for births recorded in 2011 are Mason and Ava.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Mason 82 Ava 74
2 Carter 60 Emma 60
3 William 53 Olivia 54
4 Logan 52 Sophia 52
5 Elijah 50 Brooklyn 50

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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