Alabama’s top 100 baby names of 2018 announced

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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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