Baby name trends can vary by state and region, but there are certainly overlaps.
The 2018 data shows that the top three names for girls in the U.S. ― Emma, Olivia and Ava ― also dominated on the state level, taking the No. 1 spot in the highest number of states. Meanwhile, the No. 1 boys’ name nationally ― Liam ― was the top pick for boys in the highest number of states, but Oliver, which ranks No. 5 in the U.S., was the top name in the second-highest number of states.
Some interesting outliers were Aurora, which ranks at No. 44 nationally but was the top name for girls in Alaska last year, and Grayson, the No. 1 name for boys in South Dakota but No. 32 in the U.S. as a whole.
Check out the maps or the dropdown menu below to find out which names are the most popular picks for baby boys and girls in your state.