Babies

Top baby names by state

Oct. 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM ET

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In the past few weeks in celebrity baby news, we've heard of Tennessee (son of Reese Witherspoon), Olive (daughter of Drew Barrymore) and (Charlotte) daugher of Sarah Michelle Geller.  

Chalk it up to Tinseltown to go off the beaten path. Because elsewhere in the country, there is an  "Ava" or "Mason" everywhere you turn. And that may just be a factor of where you live. 

iVillage.com uses a list from the Social Security Administration to come up with the five most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2011 (the most recent year we have data for) as listed by state. Here, we tell you the top names in each state.

Alabama
Boys       Girls
William    Emma

Alaska
Boys     Girls

Mason   Olivia

Arizona
Boys      Girls

Jacob      Sophia

Arkansas
Boys     Girls
William   Emma

California
Boys       Girls
Jacob      Sophia

 Colorado
Boys      Girls

Liam      Olivia

Connecticut
Boys          Girls

Alexander  Sophia

Delaware
Boys      Girls

Michael  Sophia

District of Columbia
Boys             Girls

William          Sophia

Florida
Boys     Girls

Jayden  Isabella

Georgia
Boys             Girls

William         Emma

Hawaii
Boys   Girls

Noah  Sophia

Idaho
Boys   Girls

Mason  Emma

Illinois
Boys           Girls

Alexander   Sophia

Indiana
Boys       Girls

Mason    Emma

Iowa
Boys     Girls

Carter  Emma

Kansas
Boys     Girls

Mason   Sophia
 

Kentucky
Boys       Girls

William    Emma

Louisiana
Boys     Girls

Mason   Ava

Maine
Boys        Girls

Mason     Emma

Maryland
Boys      Girls

Mason   Sophia

Massachusetts
Boys         Girls

William     Sophia

Michigan
Boys       Girls

Mason    Olivia

Minnesota
Boys         Girls

Mason      Olivia

Mississippi
Boys             Girls
William           Madison

Missouri
Boys      Girls

Mason    Emma

Montana
Boys    Girls

Mason   Emma

Nebraska
Boys       Girls

Mason      Emma

Nevada
Boys      Girls

Anthony  Sophia

New Hampshire
Boys      Girls

Mason    Sophia

New Jersey
Boys      Girls

Michael   Sophia

New Mexico
Boys   Girls

Jacob  Sophia

New York
Boys      Girls

Michael   Sophia
 

North Carolina
Boys    Girls

William  Emma

North Dakota
Boys    Girls

Mason  Emma

Ohio
Boys      Girls

Mason     Emma

Oklahoma
Boys      Girls

William   Emma

Oregon
Boys      Girls

Mason    Sophia

Pennsylvania
Boys     Girls

Mason   Sophia

Rhode Island
Boys     Girls
Mason  Sophia

South Carolina
Boys     Girls

William  Madison

South Dakota
Boys       Girls

Mason     Ava

Tennessee
Boys      Girls

William    Emma

Texas
Boys      Girls

Jacob     Sophia

Utah
Boys     Girls

Mason  Olivia

Vermont
Boys   Girls

Liam  Emma

Virginia
Boys    Girls

William  Sophia

Washington
Boys      Girls

Mason   Sophia

West Virginia
Boys        Girls

Madison  Isabella

Wisconsin
Boys       Girls

Mason     Sophia

Wyoming
Boys        Girls

William      Emma

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