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These are the most popular baby names in Illinois in 2021 – NBC Chicago

If you had a baby in Illinois in 2021 and named him Noah or Olivia, congratulations! And they join the club of many, many other parents in the state.

According to the Social Security Administration, these are the top two names given to male and female births in Illinois in 2021. Specifically, 648 male babies were named Noah in 2021 and 697 female babies were named Olivia.

At the bottom of the list are Austin and Rose. These two landed in 100th place – with 127 male babies named Austin and 98 female babies named Rose.

Here are which other names made the top 10 in 2021 in Illinois (male names listed on the left, female names listed on the right):

  1. Noah, Olivia
  2. Liam Emma
  3. Oliver, Sophie
  4. Henry, Charlotte
  5. Benjamin, Amelie
  6. Alexander, Ava
  7. Theodore, Isabella
  8. William, Mia
  9. Mateo, Evelyn
  10. Logan, Camilla

10 years ago, in 2012, here are the 10 most popular male and female first names in Illinois:

  1. Jacob, Sophia
  2. Alexander, Oliver
  3. Noah, Isabella
  4. Michael, Emma
  5. Ethan, Ava
  6. Mason, Emily
  7. Liam, Mia
  8. Anthony, Abigail
  9. Jayden, Sofia
  10. Daniel, Elizabeth

The Social Security Administration’s list dates back to 1960. For comparison, here are the 10 most popular baby names in Illinois that year:

  1. Michael, Mary
  2. David, Susan
  3. Jean, Karine
  4. James, Linda
  5. Robert, Patricia
  6. Mark, Donna
  7. William, Debra
  8. Thomas, Lisa
  9. Richard, Cynthia
  10. Steve, Laura

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