Picking a name for a baby seems stressful — especially if you’re someone who’s indecisive or tends to overthink things. I mean, you’re giving a human being a name. And the kid will have that name for the rest of his or her life.
If you want a list of ideas, you can put the baby books down and exit out of all those website tabs. The Social Security Administration recently released the most popular baby names of 2016. And if you want your bakin’ bun to have an uncommon, extra unique name, then you can use this list as a guide for which names to avoid.
Here are the most popular names in Ohio:
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Liam was also the No. 1 name for boys in Ohio in 2015. Noah, Carter, and William all moved up a spot from 2015. Mason fell from No. 2 to No. 5. Poor Mason. For girls in Ohio, Emma kept the No. 1 spot from 2015 to 2016. Ava and Olivia also held at No. 2 and No. 3.
The name Liam has surged in popularity over the last decade. It has come in second nationwide for baby boys since 2014. It has only been in the top 100 since 2006.
Since 2003, the name Emma has consistently shown up in the top 3 most popular names for girls nationwide. It rose in popularity in the early 2000s and has since had minor peaks.
Naming a baby doesn’t have to be a major stressor. Listen to your gut. Something will sound right. My gut, for example, tells me that androgynous names for girls are pretty neat. But that’s just me. You do you.
Other Top 100 Baby Name Trends in Ohio
Girl Names Ending in ‘A’
Emma Isabella Gabriella Samantha
Ava Olivia Cora Ariana
Sophia Layla Aurora Alaina
Amelia Aria Clara Sofia
Nora Stella Mila
Mia Lydia Victoria
Ella Anna Mya
Gianna Julia Nova
William Theodore Xavier
Mason Maxwell David
Benjamin Jonathan Isaac
Henry Vincent Weston
Lincoln Miles Samuel