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Top 100 names by State

The following tables show the five most frequent given names, by State, for male and female births in 1988. The number to the right of each name is the number of occurrences in the data. The source is a 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2014. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 1988
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Jessica 953 Ashley 902 Brittany 585 Amanda 506 Tiffany 502
Alaska Jessica 134 Amanda 99 Ashley 98 Jennifer 70 Sarah 68
Arizona Jessica 790 Ashley 774 Amanda 576 Sarah 448 Jennifer 404
Arkansas Jessica 561 Ashley 489 Amanda 313 Brittany 304 Sarah 300
California Jessica 6,490 Ashley 4,762 Jennifer 3,873 Amanda 3,793 Stephanie 3,251
Colorado Jessica 646 Ashley 639 Amanda 602 Sarah 454 Jennifer 410
Connecticut Jessica 687 Ashley 595 Amanda 511 Sarah 433 Nicole 419
Delaware Ashley 163 Jessica 158 Amanda 143 Brittany 91 Sarah 90
Dist. of Columbia Ashley 235 Jessica 165 Brittany 126 Sarah 125 Lauren 113
Florida Ashley 2,613 Jessica 2,575 Amanda 1,900 Brittany 1,564 Jennifer 1,440
Georgia Jessica 1,632 Ashley 1,565 Brittany 1,159 Amanda 977 Tiffany 740
Hawaii Ashley 168 Jessica 159 Nicole 120 Jennifer 106 Sarah 91
Idaho Jessica 238 Amanda 193 Ashley 171 Sarah 105 Jennifer 103
Illinois Jessica 2,220 Ashley 2,202 Amanda 1,630 Jennifer 1,305 Sarah 1,251
Indiana Ashley 1,363 Jessica 1,247 Amanda 1,010 Brittany 788 Sarah 776
Iowa Ashley 603 Amanda 528 Jessica 510 Sarah 357 Megan 351
Kansas Jessica 546 Ashley 524 Amanda 431 Sarah 334 Megan 299
Kentucky Ashley 914 Jessica 826 Amanda 654 Brittany 605 Sarah 514
Louisiana Ashley 927 Jessica 855 Brittany 776 Amanda 548 Lauren 434
Maine Ashley 259 Amanda 228 Jessica 211 Sarah 168 Samantha 131
Maryland Ashley 1,002 Jessica 866 Amanda 736 Brittany 636 Sarah 618
Massachusetts Jessica 1,110 Ashley 1,082 Amanda 1,077 Sarah 785 Nicole 780
Michigan Ashley 2,108 Jessica 1,904 Amanda 1,682 Sarah 1,210 Nicole 982
Minnesota Ashley 990 Amanda 769 Jessica 752 Sarah 600 Jennifer 573
Mississippi Jessica 550 Ashley 521 Brittany 397 Amanda 315 Tiffany 245
Missouri Ashley 1,237 Jessica 1,181 Amanda 901 Sarah 753 Brittany 559
Montana Jessica 147 Amanda 126 Ashley 119 Sarah 89 Kayla 82
Nebraska Ashley 358 Jessica 349 Amanda 274 Sarah 236 Megan 200
Nevada Jessica 268 Ashley 256 Amanda 209 Jennifer 134 Brittany 118
New Hampshire Ashley 234 Jessica 222 Amanda 216 Sarah 214 Samantha 168
New Jersey Jessica 1,485 Ashley 1,267 Amanda 1,107 Nicole 1,026 Jennifer 978
New Mexico Amanda 326 Jessica 301 Ashley 267 Samantha 167 Sarah 160
New York Jessica 3,262 Amanda 2,614 Ashley 2,543 Jennifer 2,347 Nicole 2,177
North Carolina Ashley 1,630 Jessica 1,565 Brittany 1,090 Amanda 1,021 Tiffany 687
North Dakota Amanda 157 Ashley 154 Jessica 151 Kayla 119 Sarah 105
Ohio Ashley 2,602 Jessica 2,340 Amanda 1,997 Brittany 1,632 Sarah 1,534
Oklahoma Jessica 652 Ashley 611 Amanda 456 Sarah 396 Brittany 335
Oregon Jessica 537 Amanda 488 Ashley 455 Sarah 373 Jennifer 268
Pennsylvania Ashley 2,300 Amanda 2,131 Jessica 2,064 Nicole 1,384 Sarah 1,332
Rhode Island Amanda 238 Ashley 217 Jessica 190 Sarah 129 Nicole 125
South Carolina Jessica 791 Ashley 779 Brittany 603 Amanda 442 Tiffany 339
South Dakota Ashley 162 Amanda 135 Jessica 130 Megan 90 Kayla 87
Tennessee Jessica 1,267 Ashley 1,177 Brittany 814 Amanda 754 Sarah 548
Texas Jessica 3,679 Ashley 3,572 Amanda 2,899 Jennifer 2,158 Sarah 2,064
Utah Jessica 543 Ashley 382 Amanda 296 Megan 260 Sarah 226
Vermont Ashley 107 Amanda 99 Jessica 92 Sarah 79 Elizabeth 68
Virginia Ashley 1,440 Jessica 1,324 Amanda 1,003 Brittany 884 Sarah 802
Washington Jessica 929 Ashley 853 Amanda 780 Sarah 564 Jennifer 479
West Virginia Ashley 419 Jessica 348 Amanda 340 Brittany 270 Kayla 239
Wisconsin Ashley 1,062 Amanda 976 Jessica 829 Sarah 632 Nicole 579
Wyoming Jessica 96 Ashley 88 Amanda 65 Sarah 58 Samantha 50

Top Five Male Names for Births in 1988
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Justin 929 Christopher 921 Joshua 850 Michael 740 James 730
Alaska Michael 181 Christopher 141 Joshua 108 James 107 David 100
Arizona Michael 1,021 Christopher 769 Matthew 675 Joshua 649 Daniel 625
Arkansas Christopher 509 Joshua 479 Justin 438 Michael 436 James 385
California Michael 7,757 Christopher 6,459 Daniel 5,404 David 5,150 Matthew 4,850
Colorado Michael 795 Christopher 752 Matthew 660 Joshua 629 Andrew 569
Connecticut Michael 1,152 Christopher 843 Matthew 789 Daniel 633 David 525
Delaware Michael 241 Matthew 164 Christopher 159 John 126 Joshua 126
Dist. of Columbia Michael 312 Christopher 281 James 207 David 186 Daniel 176
Florida Michael 3,126 Christopher 2,897 Joshua 2,140 Matthew 1,816 David 1,758
Georgia Christopher 1,729 Joshua 1,513 Michael 1,439 Matthew 1,171 James 1,153
Hawaii Michael 199 Joshua 191 Christopher 188 Matthew 163 Justin 157
Idaho Michael 215 Joshua 163 Matthew 159 Andrew 152 Jacob 151
Illinois Michael 3,442 Matthew 2,313 Christopher 2,072 Daniel 1,899 Andrew 1,678
Indiana Michael 1,218 Joshua 1,209 Christopher 1,059 Matthew 1,056 Andrew 946
Iowa Matthew 574 Andrew 537 Michael 524 Joshua 459 Nicholas 444
Kansas Joshua 547 Michael 483 Matthew 482 Andrew 465 Christopher 459
Kentucky Joshua 921 Justin 784 Christopher 774 Michael 755 James 695
Louisiana Christopher 973 Joshua 970 Michael 821 Justin 734 Brandon 627
Maine Joshua 285 Matthew 280 Michael 265 Christopher 236 Justin 196
Maryland Michael 1,329 Christopher 1,036 Matthew 900 James 712 Joshua 693
Massachusetts Michael 2,054 Matthew 1,515 Christopher 1,471 Daniel 1,103 Andrew 1,019
Michigan Michael 2,490 Matthew 1,874 Christopher 1,775 Joshua 1,665 Andrew 1,612
Minnesota Michael 1,095 Matthew 1,078 Andrew 1,052 Joshua 761 Daniel 710
Mississippi Christopher 572 Justin 528 James 497 Joshua 475 Michael 440
Missouri Michael 1,265 Christopher 1,116 Joshua 1,022 Matthew 941 Andrew 887
Montana Michael 139 Matthew 125 Joshua 109 Tyler 107 Andrew 104
Nebraska Matthew 334 Andrew 313 Michael 308 Joshua 304 Christopher 283
Nevada Michael 272 Christopher 253 Joshua 210 Ryan 170 Andrew 169
New Hampshire Michael 319 Matthew 305 Christopher 265 Joshua 247 Ryan 229
New Jersey Michael 2,854 Christopher 1,747 Matthew 1,633 Daniel 1,376 Joseph 1,262
New Mexico Michael 355 Christopher 314 Joshua 300 Matthew 278 Daniel 227
New York Michael 6,037 Christopher 4,163 Matthew 3,362 Daniel 3,052 Joseph 2,929
North Carolina Christopher 1,577 Joshua 1,510 Michael 1,449 Justin 1,177 Matthew 1,148
North Dakota Michael 159 Matthew 147 Andrew 138 Justin 138 Joshua 128
Ohio Michael 2,826 Joshua 2,296 Matthew 2,277 Christopher 2,190 Andrew 1,835
Oklahoma Joshua 697 Christopher 636 Michael 612 Matthew 514 Justin 502
Oregon Michael 657 Christopher 540 Andrew 477 Joshua 464 Matthew 435
Pennsylvania Michael 3,441 Matthew 2,673 Christopher 2,119 Andrew 1,929 Joshua 1,866
Rhode Island Michael 383 Matthew 246 Christopher 239 David 178 Joshua 172
South Carolina Christopher 827 Joshua 697 Michael 670 Justin 651 James 605
South Dakota Michael 141 Joshua 135 Tyler 126 Christopher 122 Matthew 122
Tennessee Joshua 1,308 Christopher 1,186 Justin 1,087 Michael 1,078 James 957
Texas Christopher 4,017 Michael 4,005 Joshua 3,259 Justin 2,786 David 2,780
Utah Michael 433 Joshua 378 Matthew 351 Andrew 340 Christopher 339
Vermont Michael 138 Christopher 118 Matthew 118 Joshua 108 Andrew 93
Virginia Christopher 1,460 Michael 1,396 Matthew 1,131 Joshua 1,104 James 987
Washington Michael 1,085 Christopher 917 Joshua 787 Andrew 722 Matthew 705
West Virginia Joshua 461 Justin 412 Michael 336 Christopher 333 Matthew 288
Wisconsin Michael 1,113 Matthew 1,043 Andrew 1,016 Joshua 872 Justin 782
Wyoming Michael 99 Joshua 83 Christopher 79 Matthew 78 Daniel 61