Special Report

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

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

New Mexico
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.3%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 2,505 (out of 185,942)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 208 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 York
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Michael
> Pct. of boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 1.6%
> Boys named Michael, 2001-2019: 31,596 (out of 1,996,317)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 2,758 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

North Carolina
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: William
> Pct. of boys named William, 2001-2019: 1.6%
> Boys named William, 2001-2019: 15,292 (out of 984,931)
> Most popular in: 2002 with 1,010 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

North Dakota
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Ethan
> Pct. of boys named Ethan, 2001-2019: 1.4%
> Boys named Ethan, 2001-2019: 999 (out of 69,293)
> Most popular in: 2002 with 89 baby boys named Ethan
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Hebrew origin that means “solid, enduring, firm.”

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Ohio
> Most popular boy’s name, 2001-2019: Jacob
> Pct. of boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 1.4%
> Boys named Jacob, 2001-2019: 16,373 (out of 1,182,678)
> Most popular in: 2001 with 1,756 baby boys named Jacob
> Meaning and origin: The name is derived from the Latin name Iacobus and is of Hebrew origin, meaning “supplanter.”