Earlier this year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released its annual list of the most popular baby names of 2015. The list crowned Emma as the most popular name for girls born in the United States, and Noah as the most popular name for boys. Diving deeper into the data, The Huffington Post recently created color-coded maps to show which names were more popular in each of the 50 states.
The map shows that while picking out Emma appears to have been a nationwide trend last year, other names were more regional. The Southeastern cluster of states from North Carolina to Louisiana preferred Ava, while a few scattered states in the North favored Olivia. Other states were more independent thinkers, with Isabella winning over Florida, Harper taking South Dakota, and Genesis owning Washington, D.C.
For baby boys, the map is mostly overrun by Liams and Noahs, with the Southeast holding onto the name William and New Hampshire opting for more Jacksons. Take a look below.
[h/t The Huffington Post]
Map credit: Huffington Post.