Earlier this week, the U.S. Social Security Administration shared its annual report on the most popular baby names in the United States from the prior year. The 2016 report came with all kinds of strange revelations, like how Star Wars: The Force Awakens prompted loads of parents to name their kids Kylo after the film's villain.
Thursday, the Administration released data released even more data, revealing the most popular baby name in every state.
Unsurprisingly, the names at the top of the national list -- Noah, Liam, and William for boys; Emma, Olivia, and Ava for girls -- are seen over and over on the state lists. Of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 34 states had Olivia and 32 had Emma in the top two names. On the boys' side, 25 had Liam and 22 had Noah in the top two.
Not many states had a name in their top two most popular that did not also appear at the top of another state's list. For boys, there was Matthew in California (15th overall nationally), Michael in Delaware (8th overall), Jacob in New York (7th overall), and Wyatt in Wyoming (33rd overall). For girls, it was just Evelyn in Minnesota (12th overall).