Special Report

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

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Virginia
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 1.5%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 12,152 (out of 794,716)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 795 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

Washington
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Ethan
> Pct. of boys named Ethan, 2001-2019: 1.1%
> Boys named Ethan, 2001-2019: 7,509 (out of 674,669)
> Most popular in: 2002 with 562 baby boys named Ethan
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Hebrew origin that means “solid, enduring, firm.”

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

West Virginia
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.9%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 3,056 (out of 158,605)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 325 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

Wisconsin
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.3%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 6,654 (out of 529,616)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 751 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

Wyoming
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Wyatt
> Pct. of boys named Wyatt, 2001-2019: 1.5%
> Boys named Wyatt, 2001-2019: 552 (out of 35,689)
> Most popular in: 2016 with 46 baby boys named Wyatt
> Meaning and origin: Wyatt is of English origin and means “brave in war.”