Special Report

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

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Alabama
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 2.1%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 9,486 (out of 445,493)
> Most popular in: 2004 with 639 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

Alaska
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: James
> Pct. of boys named James, 2001-2019: 1.5%
> Boys named James, 2001-2019: 932 (out of 62,684)
> Most popular in: 2006 with 68 baby boys named James
> Meaning and origin: James is derived from the Latin name Iacomus, which comes from Iakobos, which is the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (or Jacob).

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Arizona
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.2%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 8,701 (out of 733,269)
> Most popular in: 2003 with 676 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

Arkansas
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 1.4%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 3,976 (out of 276,725)
> Most popular in: 2007 with 270 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

California
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Daniel
> Pct. of boys named Daniel, 2001-2019: 1.3%
> Boys named Daniel, 2001-2019: 59,762 (out of 4,487,977)
> Most popular in: 2004 with 4,169 baby boys named Daniel
> Meaning and origin: Daniel is a form of the Hebrew Daniyyel, which means “God is my judge.”