Special Report

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

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Kansas
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.2%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 3,649 (out of 304,398)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 343 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

Kentucky
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 1.7%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 7,248 (out of 427,168)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 505 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

Louisiana
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Ethan
> Pct. of boys named Ethan, 2001-2019: 1.0%
> Boys named Ethan, 2001-2019: 4,784 (out of 468,609)
> Most popular in: 2003 with 385 baby boys named Ethan
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Hebrew origin that means “solid, enduring, firm.”

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Maine
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.7%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1,622 (out of 94,068)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 201 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

Maryland
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Michael
> Pct. of boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 1.3%
> Boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 7,213 (out of 535,454)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 600 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.