Even though Jacob and Sophia are the most popular baby names in the United States as a whole, it is interesting to note the differences in baby name trends on the West Coast versus the East Coast. For example, Mason is a popular boy’s name on the West Coast, while Emma is one of the most popular baby girl names on the East Coast. Check out the top baby names on the West Coast versus East Coast.
The Social Security Administration just released the top baby names in the U.S., taken from all birth certificates in the United States. For the 13th year in a row, Jacob was the most popular boy name. Sophia was the new most popular girl name, taking the place of Isabella.
How do these top names compare to the top names on the East Coast versus the West Coast?
Top West Coast baby names
The most popular baby names in California are right on trend with the rest of the country, with Jacob and Sophia nabbing the top spot. Check out the top 10 girl names and boy names:
Top 10 baby boy names in California
East Coast baby names
What are the most popular names on the East Coast? Check out the top baby names in the Big Apple:
Top 10 baby boy names in New York
The top baby names in the Southeast are slightly different than those in the Northeast. For example, the top boy name in Florida is Jayden, with Noah, Elijah and Daniel all in the top 10. The top girl name in Florida is Isabella, however Gabriella, Abigail, Mia and Chloe are also the top contenders.
Baby name trends
On the East Coast, old-fashioned baby names, such as Victoria and Nathaniel, are popular — as are virtue names, such as Serenity and Genesis. We are seeing longer names on the list, however there are quite a few short baby names cropping up on the popular baby name list, including Leo, Zoe and Lily.
On the West Coast, trendy names are popular for girls, including Giselle, Arianna, Daisy and Khloe. The close proximity to Mexico is obvious when looking at the Spanish names that are popular, including Diego, Angel, Miguel and Alejandro.