100 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois (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 boy 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.

Rank Name Count
1 Noah 696
2 Liam 584
3 Oliver 545
4 Mateo 485
5 Theodore 470
6 Benjamin 462
7 Henry 450
8 James 411
9 William 406
10 Sebastian 399
11 Jack 394
12 Elijah 376
13 Daniel 359
14 Michael 353
15 Leo 340
16 Owen 340
17 Alexander 337
18 Logan 327
19 Julian 315
20 Lucas 312
21 Anthony 311
22 Luca 302
23 Mason 294
24 Leonardo 271
25 Santiago 266
26 Aiden 265
27 Jackson 264
28 David 262
29 Levi 256
30 Jacob 252
31 John 251
32 Joseph 246
33 Charles 245
34 Ethan 238
35 Hudson 238
36 Asher 237
37 Miles 234
38 Isaac 230
39 Gabriel 219
40 Thomas 219
41 Dylan 218
42 Wyatt 216
43 Jayden 213
44 Maverick 210
45 Samuel 209
46 Ezra 205
47 Nathan 205
48 Cameron 202
49 Elias 201
50 Lincoln 200
51 Cooper 195
52 Carter 191
53 Grayson 191
54 Matthew 189
55 Adrian 188
56 Ezekiel 187
57 Luke 186
58 Adam 184
59 Josiah 182
60 Nolan 182
61 Caleb 172
62 Emmett 171
63 Bennett 169
64 Wesley 166
65 Joshua 165
66 Christopher 161
67 Angel 157
68 Andrew 155
69 Jordan 155
70 Nicholas 154
71 Kai 153
72 Axel 151
73 Jonathan 151
74 Amir 150
75 Brooks 150
76 Everett 150
77 Isaiah 150
78 Landon 150
79 Roman 146
80 Damian 144
81 Dominic 143
82 Robert 143
83 August 142
84 Gael 142
85 Christian 140
86 Connor 140
87 Ian 140
88 Theo 140
89 Ryan 137
90 Jaxon 136
91 Lorenzo 135
92 Luka 135
93 Eli 133
94 Giovanni 133
95 Vincent 132
96 Xavier 131
97 Kayden 130
98 Declan 128
99 Parker 127
100 Easton 126

Most Popular Illinois Baby Boy Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby boy names in Illinois 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 boy names for each of the last 10 years.

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2021

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2021 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 648
2 Liam 613
3 Oliver 584
4 Henry 498
5 Benjamin 490

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2020 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 709
2 Liam 621
3 Oliver 606
4 Benjamin 541
5 Henry 474

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2019 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 769
2 Liam 636
3 Benjamin 630
4 Oliver 571
5 Alexander 508

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2018 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 718
2 Liam 712
3 Oliver 586
4 Benjamin 548
5 William 532

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2017 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 774
2 Liam 663
3 Benjamin 621
4 Logan 596
5 Alexander 584

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2016 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 798
2 Liam 666
3 Alexander 637
4 William 632
5 Benjamin 631

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2015 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 868
2 Liam 713
3 Alexander 708
4 Jacob 652
5 Michael 619

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2014 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 842
2 Alexander 750
3 William 687
4 Michael 680
5 Liam 670

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2013 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 760
2 Alexander 735
3 Jacob 733
4 Liam 726
5 Michael 700

Popular Baby Boy Names in Illinois for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in Illinois for births recorded in 2012 is Jacob.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Jacob 764
2 Alexander 747
3 Noah 747
4 Michael 710
5 Ethan 679

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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