Special Report

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

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Montana
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 1.3%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 1,002 (out of 74,433)
> Most popular in: 2004 with 63 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

Nebraska
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.3%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 2,544 (out of 191,604)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 288 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

Nevada
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Anthony
> Pct. of boys named Anthony, 2001-2019: 1.4%
> Boys named Anthony, 2001-2019: 3,664 (out of 260,601)
> Most popular in: 2006 with 278 baby boys named Anthony
> Meaning and origin: This is the English version of the Roman last name Antonius, which is of Etruscan origin. The name gained popularity in the Christian world because of Saint Anthony the Great, who founded monasticism.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

New Hampshire
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.9%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1,787 (out of 95,639)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 166 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

New Jersey
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Michael
> Pct. of boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 1.9%
> Boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 15,731 (out of 836,401)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 1,417 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.