MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Social Security Administration released its annual lists of the most popular baby names in each state on Thursday.
For the fifth year in a row, William and Ava were the top names in Alabama. The data shows 369 baby boys were named William, and 293 baby girls were named Ava in Alabama last year.
The numbers are based on Social Security Card application data.
These were the top 25 male names in Alabama in 2018:
These were the top 25 female names in Alabama in 2018:
For the full list of names, visit the Social Security Administration website.
Last week, the list of the top baby names in the United States was released. For 2018, Emma and Liam were again the most popular names in the country. It’s the second year in a row for Liam, the fifth for Emma.
Of course, the United Kingdom’s newest royal, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born less than two weeks ago. But Social Security says his mom — Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex — seems to have already influenced U.S. parents.
Meghan was the fastest rising girl’s name for 2018, moving from number 1,404 in 2017 to 703. The American actress married Britain’s Prince Harry last year.