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Top baby names in North Carolina for 2020

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Last Updated on August 12, 2021 11:06 am

The top baby names for 2020 have been announced by the Social Security Administration. The annual list is compiled by Social Security card application data.

In North Carolina the top boy's names and the number of occurrences were: Liam (681), Noah (612), William (524), James (489), Elijah (475).

The top girl's names and the number of occurrences were: Olivia (525), Ava (507), Emma (482), Charlotte (421), Amelia (420).

Nationally the top 5 boys names were: Liam, Noah, Oliver, Elijah, William, James, Benjamin, Lucas, Henry and Alexander. The top names for girls were Olivia, Emma, Ava, Charlotte, Sophia, Amelia, Isabella, Mia, Evelyn and Harper.

The following table shows the 100 most frequent given names for male and female births in 2020 in North Carolina. Below that is a table showing the five most frequent given names in the United States for male and female babies born in each year 1921-2020.

RankMale nameNumber of
males
Female nameNumber of
females
1Liam681Olivia525
2Noah612Ava507
3William524Emma482
4James489Charlotte421
5Elijah475Amelia420
6Oliver437Sophia363
7Henry388Harper361
8Jackson385Isabella353
9Mason378Evelyn312
10Levi364Mia287
11Lucas360Ella278
12Grayson356Elizabeth277
13Benjamin331Abigail276
14Alexander324Nova252
15John312Luna237
16Wyatt312Madison236
17Carter309Eleanor231
18Samuel309Layla226
19Asher305Avery215
20Logan297Gianna213
21Owen289Riley212
22Michael284Skylar195
23Jacob277Scarlett194
24Luke273Caroline192
25Daniel272Chloe188
26Aiden268Kinsley183
27Jack265Addison182
28Charles251Camila176
29Mateo250Naomi174
30Joseph249Grace173
31Christopher244Lily173
32Hudson242Aria172
33David237Hannah171
34Thomas230Sofia171
35Theodore229Willow169
36Jaxon227Lillian167
37Lincoln225Zoey167
38Maverick224Emily166
39Gabriel223Penelope166
40Sebastian222Savannah165
41Josiah221Nora163
42Ethan218Paisley163
43Isaac218Ellie160
44Jayden215Lucy158
45Joshua206Aubrey156
46Julian204Genesis153
47Ezra202Natalie152
48Dylan200Serenity152
49Waylon200Isla151
50Isaiah199Everly150
51Nolan199Hazel148
52Caleb198Kennedy147
53Colton198Mila146
54Landon191Zoe145
55Anthony189Sadie140
56Matthew185Aurora139
57Cameron183Victoria138
58Carson181Brooklyn137
59Christian181Nevaeh137
60Easton180Ivy135
61Elias176Anna133
62Miles176Autumn133
63Eli174Madelyn132
64Andrew173Emilia131
65Kayden173Stella129
66Bryson170Violet128
67Silas164Peyton126
68Jeremiah162Everleigh124
69Greyson159Raelynn123
70Leo158Bella121
71Jonathan157Emery118
72Axel153Allison117
73Legend153Cora112
74Jaxson152Adeline107
75Nathan152Ariana107
76Ian151Hadley106
77Micah151Claire105
78Connor148Elena104
79Angel147Eliana104
80Amir146Eva104
81Brooks146Mary104
82Robert146Eliza103
83Sawyer145Leah103
84Cooper144Aaliyah102
85Adrian142Audrey101
86Hunter142Delilah101
87Brayden141Ryleigh101
88Declan141Gabriella99
89Weston140Brielle98
90Kingston138Emerson98
91Aaron137Margaret98
92Jameson137Aubree96
93Jace136Londyn96
94Ryan136Kehlani94
95Everett131Reagan94
96Austin129Ruby94
97Roman129Kaylee92
98Ayden127Piper92
99Harrison127Madeline91
100Kaiden126Magnolia91

The following table shows the five most frequent given names in the United States for male and female babies born in each year 1921-2020. Over the last 100 years, the male name Michael has held the top spot most often (44 times), while the female name Mary has been ranked number one 35 times over those years.

Top Five Names for Births in the United States in 1921-2020. Scroll right to see the entire table data.

FemalesMales
YearRank 1Rank 2Rank 3Rank 4Rank 5Rank 1Rank 2Rank 3Rank 4Rank 5
2020OliviaEmmaAvaCharlotteSophiaLiamNoahOliverElijahWilliam
2019OliviaEmmaAvaSophiaIsabellaLiamNoahOliverWilliamElijah
2018EmmaOliviaAvaIsabellaSophiaLiamNoahWilliamJamesOliver
2017EmmaOliviaAvaIsabellaSophiaLiamNoahWilliamJamesLogan
2016EmmaOliviaAvaSophiaIsabellaNoahLiamWilliamMasonJames
2015EmmaOliviaSophiaAvaIsabellaNoahLiamMasonJacobWilliam
2014EmmaOliviaSophiaIsabellaAvaNoahLiamMasonJacobWilliam
2013SophiaEmmaOliviaIsabellaAvaNoahJacobLiamMasonWilliam
2012SophiaEmmaIsabellaOliviaAvaJacobMasonEthanNoahWilliam
2011SophiaIsabellaEmmaOliviaAvaJacobMasonWilliamJaydenNoah
2010IsabellaSophiaEmmaOliviaAvaJacobEthanMichaelJaydenWilliam
2009IsabellaEmmaOliviaSophiaAvaJacobEthanMichaelAlexanderWilliam
2008EmmaIsabellaEmilyOliviaAvaJacobMichaelEthanJoshuaDaniel
2007EmilyIsabellaEmmaAvaMadisonJacobMichaelEthanJoshuaDaniel
2006EmilyEmmaMadisonIsabellaAvaJacobMichaelJoshuaEthanMatthew
2005EmilyEmmaMadisonAbigailOliviaJacobMichaelJoshuaMatthewEthan
2004EmilyEmmaMadisonOliviaHannahJacobMichaelJoshuaMatthewEthan
2003EmilyEmmaMadisonHannahOliviaJacobMichaelJoshuaMatthewAndrew
2002EmilyMadisonHannahEmmaAlexisJacobMichaelJoshuaMatthewEthan
2001EmilyMadisonHannahAshleyAlexisJacobMichaelMatthewJoshuaChristopher
2000EmilyHannahMadisonAshleySarahJacobMichaelMatthewJoshuaChristopher
1999EmilyHannahAlexisSarahSamanthaJacobMichaelMatthewJoshuaNicholas
1998EmilyHannahSamanthaSarahAshleyMichaelJacobMatthewJoshuaChristopher
1997EmilyJessicaAshleySarahHannahMichaelJacobMatthewChristopherJoshua
1996EmilyJessicaAshleySarahSamanthaMichaelMatthewJacobChristopherJoshua
1995JessicaAshleyEmilySamanthaSarahMichaelMatthewChristopherJacobJoshua
1994JessicaAshleyEmilySamanthaSarahMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaTyler
1993JessicaAshleySarahSamanthaEmilyMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaTyler
1992AshleyJessicaAmandaBrittanySarahMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaAndrew
1991AshleyJessicaBrittanyAmandaSamanthaMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaAndrew
1990JessicaAshleyBrittanyAmandaSamanthaMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaDaniel
1989JessicaAshleyBrittanyAmandaSarahMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaDavid
1988JessicaAshleyAmandaSarahJenniferMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaAndrew
1987JessicaAshleyAmandaJenniferSarahMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaDavid
1986JessicaAshleyAmandaJenniferSarahMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaDavid
1985JessicaAshleyJenniferAmandaSarahMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaDaniel
1984JenniferJessicaAshleyAmandaSarahMichaelChristopherMatthewJoshuaDavid
1983JenniferJessicaAmandaAshleySarahMichaelChristopherMatthewDavidJoshua
1982JenniferJessicaAmandaSarahMelissaMichaelChristopherMatthewJasonDavid
1981JenniferJessicaAmandaSarahMelissaMichaelChristopherMatthewJasonDavid
1980JenniferAmandaJessicaMelissaSarahMichaelChristopherJasonDavidJames
1979JenniferMelissaAmandaJessicaAmyMichaelChristopherJasonDavidJames
1978JenniferMelissaJessicaAmyHeatherMichaelJasonChristopherDavidJames
1977JenniferMelissaAmyJessicaHeatherMichaelJasonChristopherDavidJames
1976JenniferAmyMelissaHeatherAngelaMichaelJasonChristopherDavidJames
1975JenniferAmyHeatherMelissaAngelaMichaelJasonChristopherJamesDavid
1974JenniferAmyMichelleHeatherAngelaMichaelJasonChristopherDavidJames
1973JenniferAmyMichelleKimberlyLisaMichaelChristopherJasonJamesDavid
1972JenniferMichelleLisaKimberlyAmyMichaelChristopherJamesDavidJohn
1971JenniferMichelleLisaKimberlyAmyMichaelJamesDavidJohnRobert
1970JenniferLisaKimberlyMichelleAmyMichaelDavidJamesJohnRobert
1969LisaMichelleJenniferKimberlyMelissaMichaelDavidJamesJohnRobert
1968LisaMichelleKimberlyJenniferMelissaMichaelDavidJohnJamesRobert
1967LisaKimberlyMichelleMarySusanMichaelDavidJamesJohnRobert
1966LisaKimberlyMaryMichelleKarenMichaelDavidJamesJohnRobert
1965LisaMaryKarenKimberlySusanMichaelJohnDavidJamesRobert
1964LisaMarySusanKarenPatriciaMichaelJohnDavidJamesRobert
1963LisaMarySusanKarenLindaMichaelJohnDavidJamesRobert
1962LisaMarySusanKarenLindaMichaelDavidJohnJamesRobert
1961MaryLisaSusanLindaKarenMichaelDavidJohnJamesRobert
1960MarySusanLindaKarenDonnaDavidMichaelJamesJohnRobert
1959MarySusanLindaKarenDonnaMichaelDavidJamesJohnRobert
1958MarySusanLindaKarenPatriciaMichaelDavidJamesRobertJohn
1957MarySusanLindaDebraKarenMichaelJamesDavidRobertJohn
1956MaryDebraLindaDeborahSusanMichaelJamesRobertDavidJohn
1955MaryDeborahLindaDebraSusanMichaelDavidJamesRobertJohn
1954MaryLindaDeborahPatriciaSusanMichaelRobertJamesJohnDavid
1953MaryLindaDeborahPatriciaSusanRobertJamesMichaelJohnDavid
1952LindaMaryPatriciaDeborahSusanJamesRobertJohnMichaelDavid
1951LindaMaryPatriciaDeborahBarbaraJamesRobertJohnMichaelDavid
1950LindaMaryPatriciaBarbaraSusanJamesRobertJohnMichaelDavid
1949LindaMaryPatriciaBarbaraSusanJamesRobertJohnWilliamMichael
1948LindaMaryBarbaraPatriciaSusanJamesRobertJohnWilliamDavid
1947LindaMaryPatriciaBarbaraSandraJamesRobertJohnWilliamRichard
1946MaryLindaPatriciaBarbaraCarolJamesRobertJohnWilliamRichard
1945MaryLindaBarbaraPatriciaCarolJamesRobertJohnWilliamRichard
1944MaryBarbaraLindaPatriciaCarolJamesRobertJohnWilliamRichard
1943MaryBarbaraPatriciaLindaCarolJamesRobertJohnWilliamRichard
1942MaryBarbaraPatriciaLindaCarolJamesRobertJohnWilliamRichard
1941MaryBarbaraPatriciaCarolLindaJamesRobertJohnWilliamRichard
1940MaryBarbaraPatriciaJudithBettyJamesRobertJohnWilliamRichard
1939MaryBarbaraPatriciaBettyShirleyRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1938MaryBarbaraPatriciaBettyShirleyRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1937MaryBarbaraPatriciaShirleyBettyRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1936MaryShirleyBarbaraBettyPatriciaRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1935MaryShirleyBarbaraBettyPatriciaRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1934MaryBettyBarbaraShirleyDorothyRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1933MaryBettyBarbaraDorothyJoanRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1932MaryBettyBarbaraDorothyJoanRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1931MaryBettyDorothyBarbaraJoanRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1930MaryBettyDorothyHelenMargaretRobertJamesJohnWilliamRichard
1929MaryBettyDorothyHelenMargaretRobertJamesJohnWilliamCharles
1928MaryBettyDorothyHelenMargaretRobertJohnJamesWilliamCharles
1927MaryDorothyBettyHelenMargaretRobertJohnJamesWilliamCharles
1926MaryDorothyBettyHelenMargaretRobertJohnJamesWilliamCharles
1925MaryDorothyBettyHelenMargaretRobertJohnWilliamJamesCharles
1924MaryDorothyHelenBettyMargaretRobertJohnWilliamJamesCharles
1923MaryDorothyHelenMargaretBettyJohnRobertWilliamJamesCharles
1922MaryDorothyHelenMargaretRuthJohnRobertWilliamJamesCharles
1921MaryDorothyHelenMargaretRuthJohnRobertWilliamJamesCharles
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