The Social Security Administration has released its “Most Popular Baby Names” of 2017 survey, culled from its database of newborn names. The most recent year they have for state by state breakdowns is 2016.

Nationally, the most popular baby names in 2017 were (Boys/Girls):

  1.  Liam/Emma
  2.  Noah/Olivia
  3.  William/Ava
  4.  James/Isabella
  5.  Logan/Sophia
  6.  Benjamin/Mia
  7.  Mason/Charlotte
  8.  Elijah/Amelia
  9.  Oliver/Evelyn
  10.  Jacob/Abigail

Compare that to the most popular names in New Jersey for 2016:

RankBoys NameNumberGirls NameNumber
1Liam573Mia530
2Noah545Olivia530
3Matthew542Emma506
4Michael541Sophia471
5Jacob490Isabella469
6Joseph469Ava463
7Lucas436Charlotte386
8Dylan431Emily347
9Mason431Abigail310
10Alexander424Madison307
11Anthony416Sofia295
12Benjamin404Leah263
13Daniel404Amelia249
14Ethan402Grace228
15Ryan401Riley224
16James388Victoria222
17Logan376Samantha217
18David346Scarlett210
19Christopher345Sarah209
20Jayden322Avery206
21Sebastian319Gabriella197
22Aiden314Savannah197
23Nicholas312Chloe192
24John305Harper192
25William303Elizabeth189

 

For more baby name info, go to this website.