100 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky (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 Liam 260
2 Noah 235
3 Oliver 228
4 William 223
5 Asher 203
6 Waylon 201
7 Elijah 199
8 James 196
9 Levi 189
10 Hudson 183
11 Grayson 170
12 Maverick 168
13 Henry 166
14 John 156
15 Jackson 155
16 Carter 150
17 Theodore 148
18 Lincoln 141
19 Wyatt 134
20 Owen 133
21 Walker 132
22 Samuel 131
23 Lucas 130
24 Benjamin 127
25 Easton 123
26 Colton 122
27 Jack 116
28 Joseph 116
29 Mason 115
30 Luke 112
31 Cooper 106
32 Michael 106
33 Daniel 105
34 Ezra 105
35 Jaxon 103
36 Jacob 101
37 Weston 98
38 Charles 96
39 Nolan 93
40 Silas 93
41 Gabriel 92
42 Sawyer 91
43 David 88
44 River 87
45 Carson 86
46 Aiden 85
47 Parker 85
48 Thomas 84
49 Ryder 83
50 Greyson 81
51 Jasper 81
52 Alexander 80
53 Hunter 80
54 Kingston 79
55 Matthew 79
56 Bentley 77
57 Christopher 77
58 Logan 76
59 Beau 73
60 Bennett 73
61 Elias 72
62 Ethan 72
63 Jameson 71
64 Sebastian 70
65 Brooks 69
66 Leo 69
67 Ezekiel 67
68 Isaac 67
69 Isaiah 67
70 Landon 67
71 Roman 67
72 Everett 66
73 Miles 66
74 Braxton 65
75 Eli 65
76 Atlas 64
77 Rhett 63
78 Axel 62
79 Jayden 62
80 Dylan 61
81 Hayden 61
82 Robert 61
83 Caleb 59
84 Luca 58
85 Xavier 58
86 Mateo 57
87 Andrew 56
88 Josiah 56
89 Ryker 56
90 Ashton 55
91 Emmett 55
92 Joshua 55
93 Dawson 54
94 Jude 54
95 Myles 53
96 Rowan 53
97 Julian 53
98 Kai 52
99 Zayden 51
100 Jaxson 51

Most Popular Kentucky Baby Boy Names by Year

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

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

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

Name Count
1 Liam 267
2 James 233
3 Elijah 231
4 William 225
5 Noah 220

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2020

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

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

Name Count
1 Liam 271
2 William 244
3 Oliver 234
4 Elijah 229
5 James 214

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2019

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

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

Name Count
1 Liam 276
2 William 257
3 Elijah 249
4 Noah 238
5 James 236

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2018

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

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

Name Count
1 William 292
2 Liam 265
3 Noah 244
4 Elijah 243
5 Grayson 224

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2017

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

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

Name Count
1 William 307
2 Elijah 283
3 Noah 276
4 Liam 267
5 James 261

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2016

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

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

Name Count
1 William 316
2 Elijah 262
3 James 259
4 Noah 258
5 Liam 256

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2015

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

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

Name Count
1 William 337
2 Mason 285
3 Elijah 275
4 James 275
5 Noah 263

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2014

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

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

Name Count
1 William 364
2 Elijah 289
3 James 286
4 Mason 282
5 Noah 265

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2013

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

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

Name Count
1 William 312
2 Mason 282
3 Noah 281
4 James 280
5 Elijah 272

Popular Baby Boy Names in Kentucky for 2012

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

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

Name Count
1 William 352
2 Mason 336
3 James 307
4 Jacob 275
5 Noah 267

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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