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These Are the Most Popular Boy and Girl Names in Texas in 2020

The process of choosing a name for a newborn can be fun. But it can also be stressful. Some parents are lucky to know the name early in the pregnancy or even before, while others take much longer and decide the day they leave the hospital.

Sometimes it’s hard to pick a name. There are too many possible influences – from pop culture to family history and what’s trending.

The most popular boy’s name in Texas in 2020 was Liam. Liam means a strong-willed warrior and protector. The name is a contraction of the Irish name Uilliam, which is derived from the Frankish name Willahelm, which means helmet of will.

As many as 167,591 boys were born in Texas last year. Of them, 2,199, or 1.31%, were given the name Liam.

The second and third most popular boy names in the state in 2020 were Noah and Mateo, respectively. About 1.23% of boys born in the state, or 2,065 baby boys, were named Noah. About 1.01%, or 1,701 newborn boys, were named Mateo.

The most popular girl’s name in Texas in 2020 was Olivia. The name is of Latin origin, derived from the word “oliva,” meaning “olive tree.”

As many as 151,520 girls were born in Texas last year. Of them, 1,912 baby girls, or 1.26%, were given the name Olivia.

The second and third most popular girl names in the state in 2020 were Emma and Camila, respectively. About 1.21% of girls born in Texas, or 1,831 baby girls, were named Emma. About 1.14%, or 1,734 newborn girls, were named Camila.

24/7 Tempo identified the most popular boys’ and girls’ names of babies born in every state in 2020 using data from the Social Security Administration, which recently released its annual list of top baby names in the U.S. The dataset includes 48,859 female births and 43,051 male births in 2020. These are the most popular baby names in every state in 2020.

 

State Most popular boy name % of baby boys given the name in 2020 Most popular girl name % of baby girls given the name in 2020 2nd most popular girl name 2nd most popular boy name
Alabama William 1.68% Ava 1.37% Olivia James
Alaska Oliver 1.81% Charlotte 2.23% Olivia Liam
Arizona Liam 1.41% Olivia 1.50% Emma Noah
Arkansas Liam 1.27% Olivia 1.29% Emma William
California Noah 1.39% Olivia 1.35% Camila Liam
Colorado Liam 1.26% Olivia 1.51% Charlotte Oliver
Connecticut Noah 1.62% Olivia 1.72% Charlotte Liam
Delaware Liam 1.79% Charlotte 2.22% Olivia Noah
Florida Liam 1.74% Emma 1.41% Olivia Noah
Georgia Liam 1.19% Ava 1.30% Olivia Noah
Hawaii Liam 1.80% Olivia 2.41% Sophia Noah
Idaho Oliver 1.86% Olivia 1.62% Charlotte Liam
Illinois Noah 1.31% Olivia 1.32% Emma Liam
Indiana Oliver 1.25% Charlotte 1.18% Olivia Liam
Iowa Oliver 1.58% Olivia 1.49% Charlotte Liam
Kansas Liam 1.37% Olivia 1.67% Charlotte Henry
Kentucky Liam 1.40% Amelia 1.44% Olivia William
Louisiana Liam 1.18% Ava 1.42% Amelia Elijah
Maine Oliver 2.41% Charlotte 2.28% Harper Henry
Maryland Liam 1.46% Olivia 1.28% Ava Noah
Massachusetts Noah 1.70% Olivia 1.61% Charlotte Liam
Michigan Oliver 1.17% Charlotte 1.22% Amelia Noah
Minnesota Henry 1.41% Olivia 1.36% Charlotte Oliver
Mississippi James 1.58% Ava 1.83% Olivia William
Missouri Oliver 1.22% Olivia 1.37% Charlotte Liam
Montana Oliver 2.08% Charlotte 2.07% Olivia Henry
Nebraska Oliver 1.45% Olivia 1.87% Amelia Henry
Nevada Liam 1.53% Olivia 1.61% Emma Noah
New Hampshire Lucas 1.66% Charlotte 2.05% Olivia Oliver
New Jersey Liam 1.69% Olivia 1.41% Sophia Noah
New Mexico Liam 1.78% Olivia 1.86% Sophia Noah
New York Liam 1.56% Olivia 1.28% Emma Noah
North Carolina Liam 1.41% Olivia 1.22% Ava Noah
North Dakota Oliver 1.51% Amelia 1.53% Olivia Liam
Ohio Liam 1.13% Olivia 1.19% Charlotte Oliver
Oklahoma Liam 1.24% Olivia 1.57% Emma Oliver
Oregon Oliver 1.53% Olivia 1.60% Amelia Liam
Pennsylvania Noah 1.29% Emma 1.31% Olivia Liam
Rhode Island Liam 2.34% Olivia 2.41% Charlotte Noah
South Carolina William 1.41% Ava 1.48% Olivia Noah
South Dakota Oliver 1.80% Harper 1.80% Charlotte Liam
Tennessee Liam 1.33% Olivia 1.34% Ava William
Texas Liam 1.31% Olivia 1.26% Emma Noah
Utah Oliver 1.40% Olivia 1.56% Emma William
Vermont Oliver 2.97% Amelia 3.04% Emma Theodore
Virginia Liam 1.32% Charlotte 1.35% Olivia Noah
Washington Oliver 1.30% Olivia 1.46% Emma Liam
West Virginia Liam 1.49% Harper 1.55% Amelia Elijah
Wisconsin Oliver 1.38% Charlotte 1.38% Olivia Liam
Wyoming Oliver 3.00% Olivia 3.44% Amelia Liam