Special Report

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

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Massachusetts
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Michael
> Pct. of boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 1.6%
> Boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 9,538 (out of 594,566)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 904 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

Michigan
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.4%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 13,818 (out of 961,045)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 1,384 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

Minnesota
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.2%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 6,628 (out of 543,811)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 720 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

Mississippi
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 1.9%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 5,054 (out of 271,423)
> Most popular in: 2004 with 354 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

Missouri
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.3%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 8,112 (out of 619,718)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 831 baby boys named Jacob
> Meaning and origin: The name is derived from the Latin name Iacobus and is of Hebrew origin, meaning “supplanter.”