Special Report

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

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Colorado
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.1%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 5,966 (out of 536,298)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 527 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

Connecticut
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Michael
> Pct. of boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 1.8%
> Boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 5,265 (out of 294,637)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 489 baby boys named Michael
> Meaning and origin: Michael comes from the Hebrew name Mikha’el, which means “who is like God?,” implying that no one is like God.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Delaware
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Michael
> Pct. of boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 1.8%
> Boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 1,309 (out of 70,835)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 107 baby boys named Michael
> Meaning and origin: Michael comes from the Hebrew name Mikha’el, which means “who is like God?,” implying that no one is like God.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Florida
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Michael
> Pct. of boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 1.3%
> Boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 22,739 (out of 1,818,209)
> Most popular in: 2003 with 1,687 baby boys named Michael
> Meaning and origin: Michael comes from the Hebrew name Mikha’el, which means “who is like God?,” implying that no one is like God.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Georgia
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 1.6%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 16,654 (out of 1,070,760)
> Most popular in: 2004 with 1,175 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).