Alabama’s top 100 baby names of 2018 announced

Alabama’s top 100 baby names of 2018 announced
For the fifth year in a row, William and Ava were the top names in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Social Security Administration released its annual lists of the most popular baby names in each state on Thursday.

For the fifth year in a row, William and Ava were the top names in Alabama. The data shows 369 baby boys were named William, and 293 baby girls were named Ava in Alabama last year.

The numbers are based on Social Security Card application data.

These were the top 25 male names in Alabama in 2018:

  1. William
  2. James
  3. John
  4. Elijah
  5. Noah
  6. Liam
  7. Mason
  8. Samuel
  9. Carter
  10. Grayson
  11. Jackson
  12. Michael
  13. Benjamin
  14. Jaxon
  15. Jacob
  16. Joseph
  17. Levi
  18. David
  19. Logan
  20. Hudson
  21. Henry
  22. Oliver
  23. Owen
  24. Aiden
  25. Bryson

These were the top 25 female names in Alabama in 2018:

  1. Ava
  2. Olivia
  3. Harper
  4. Emma
  5. Amelia
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Isabella
  8. Charlotte
  9. Abigail
  10. Ella
  11. Mary
  12. Caroline
  13. Avery
  14. Evelyn
  15. Madison
  16. Skylar
  17. Anna
  18. Mia
  19. Sophia
  20. Lillian
  21. Addison
  22. Chloe
  23. Scarlett
  24. Layla
  25. Kinsley

For the full list of names, visit the Social Security Administration website.

Last week, the list of the top baby names in the United States was released. For 2018, Emma and Liam were again the most popular names in the country. It’s the second year in a row for Liam, the fifth for Emma.

Of course, the United Kingdom’s newest royal, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born less than two weeks ago. But Social Security says his mom — Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex — seems to have already influenced U.S. parents.

Meghan was the fastest rising girl’s name for 2018, moving from number 1,404 in 2017 to 703. The American actress married Britain’s Prince Harry last year.

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