Special Report

This Is the Most Popular Boy Name in Every State Since 2001

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

South Dakota
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.4%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1,096 (out of 77,050)
> Most popular in: 2002 with 102 baby boys named Jacob
> Meaning and origin: The name is derived from the Latin name Iacobus and is of Hebrew origin, meaning “supplanter.”

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Tennessee
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 1.8%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 12,119 (out of 684,708)
> Most popular in: 2004 with 832 baby boys named William
> Meaning and origin: This is a version of the Germanic name Willahelm, which combines “wil” (will, desire) and “helm” (helmet, protection).

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Texas
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jose
> Pct. of boys named Jose, 2001-2019: 1.2%
> Boys named Jose, 2001-2019: 39,485 (out of 3,427,891)
> Most popular in: 2002 with 3,148 baby boys named Jose
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Hebrew origin, meaning “he shall add.” Jose is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Joseph.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Utah
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Ethan
> Pct. of boys named Ethan, 2001-2019: 1.2%
> Boys named Ethan, 2001-2019: 4,827 (out of 411,460)
> Most popular in: 2004 with 413 baby boys named Ethan
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Hebrew origin that means “solid, enduring, firm.”

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Vermont
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 2.0%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 706 (out of 36,030)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 77 baby boys named Jacob
> Meaning and origin: The name is derived from the Latin name Iacobus and is of Hebrew origin, meaning “supplanter.”