Alaskan Baby Names

Most popular names from 1960-2016

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Alaska was one of the last states to become a part of the United States, but you can see from its birth data that it prides itself on taking care of these vulnerable populations. It has one of the lowest c-section rates in the United States, as well as a very low preterm delivery rate.

Baby names vary regionally, and wildly at that. Sometimes you'll look at the data and see that none of the individual states seem to have the most popular names in the country as their top names—​charming touches of regionalism.

Alaskan baby names reflect their part of the country. A great example is the fact that Aurora has been a popular name for a girl. You wouldn't necessarily see that in the same numbers in a different state. Take a trip through both the recent popular Alaskan baby names and those from decades past.

Remember whenever you're deciding what to name your baby to take into account things like potential nicknames and combinations of initials that could possibly lead to teasing in the future. You don't want your child to have to deal with bullies eroding his or her self-esteem.

2016

Baby Girl Names:

  1. ​​Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Amelia
  4. Charlotte
  5. Sophia

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Liam
  2. Oliver
  3. James
  4. William
  5. Joseph

2015

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Aurora
  4. Ava
  5. Amelia

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. James
  4. William
  5. Oliver

2014

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Aurora
  5. Isabella

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Liam
  2. James
  3. Noah
  4. Wyatt
  5. Gabriel

2013

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Emma
  2. Sophia
  3. Abigail
  4. Isabella
  5. Olivia

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Liam
  2. William
  3. Mason
  4. Noah
  5. Wyatt

2012

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Emma
  2. Sophia
  3. Olivia
  4. Abigail
  5. Ava

Baby Boy Names:

  1. James
  2. Ethan
  3. Liam
  4. Gabriel
  5. Jacob

2011

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Mason
  2. James
  3. William
  4. Liam
  5. Ethan

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Isabella
  4. Madison
  5. Sophia

2010

Baby Boy Names:

  1. William
  2. James
  3. Logan
  4. Michael
  5. Jacob
  6. Ethan
  7. Alexander
  8. Elijah
  9. Joshua
  10. Liam

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Isabella
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Abigail
  7. Elizabeth
  8. Grace
  9. Madison
  10. Chloe

2009

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Michael
  2. Ethan
  3. Logan
  4. Samuel
  5. Elijah
  6. James
  7. Joseph
  8. William
  9. David
  10. Gabriel

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Isabella
  2. Sophia
  3. Olivia
  4. Abigail
  5. Ava
  6. Emma
  7. Madison
  8. Chloe
  9. Emily
  10. Elizabeth

2008

Baby Boy Names:

  1. James
  2. Jacob
  3. Michael
  4. Ethan
  5. Tyler
  6. Aiden
  7. Joshua
  8. Joseph
  9. Noah
  10. Matthew

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Emma
  2. Ava
  3. Abigail
  4. Sophia
  5. Emily
  6. Isabella
  7. Olivia
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Madison
  10. Alyssa

2007

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Aiden
  2. Logan
  3. Alexander
  4. Ethan
  5. Jacob
  6. William
  7. Michael
  8. Tyler
  9. Noah
  10. James

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Isabella
  2. Madison
  3. Ava
  4. Abigail
  5. Emily
  6. Emma
  7. Sophia
  8. Olivia
  9. Alyssa
  10. Hannah

2006

Baby Boy Names:

  1. James
  2. Jacob
  3. Michael
  4. Andrew
  5. Ethan
  6. Logan
  7. Benjamin
  8. Alexander
  9. William
  10. Aiden

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Emma
  2. Emily
  3. Madison
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Hannah
  8. Olivia
  9. Sophia
  10. Abigail

2005

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Ethan
  2. Jacob
  3. Joshua
  4. Michael
  5. Joseph
  6. William
  7. Benjamin
  8. John
  9. Logan
  10. Elijah

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Madison
  2. Emma
  3. Emily
  4. Isabella
  5. Samantha
  6. Hannah
  7. Abigail
  8. Olivia
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Grace

2000

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Michael
  2. Jacob
  3. William
  4. Joshua
  5. James
  6. Andrew
  7. Brandon
  8. Matthew
  9. Zachary
  10. Daniel

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Hannah
  2. Madison
  3. Emily
  4. Sarah
  5. Ashley
  6. Anna
  7. Elizabeth
  8. Emma
  9. Alyssa
  10. Jessica

1995

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Michael
  2. Jacob
  3. Brandon
  4. Tyler
  5. Matthew
  6. Daniel
  7. Joshua
  8. Austin
  9. John
  10. Christopher

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Samantha
  2. Jessica
  3. Sarah
  4. Ashley
  5. Hannah
  6. Emily
  7. Amanda
  8. Kayla
  9. Megan
  10. Jordan

1990

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Joshua
  4. Matthew
  5. David
  6. Andrew
  7. James
  8. Jacob
  9. Daniel
  10. Ryan

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Amanda
  4. Brittany
  5. Samantha
  6. Sarah
  7. Megan
  8. Rachel
  9. Jennifer
  10. Elizabeth

1985

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Joshua
  4. Matthew
  5. Daniel
  6. Ryan
  7. David
  8. John
  9. James
  10. Andrew

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Jessica
  2. Jennifer
  3. Amanda
  4. Sarah
  5. Ashley
  6. Stephanie
  7. Nicole
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Heather
  10. Megan

1980

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. James
  4. Joshua
  5. John
  6. Robert
  7. David
  8. Matthew
  9. Jason
  10. Justin

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Jessica
  2. Jennifer
  3. Sarah
  4. Amanda
  5. Melissa
  6. Heather
  7. Michelle
  8. Amber
  9. Rebecca
  10. Erin

1970

Baby Boy Names:

  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David
  4. James
  5. Robert
  6. Christopher
  7. William
  8. Richard
  9. Thomas
  10. Eric

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Michelle
  3. Kimberly
  4. Lisa
  5. Mary
  6. Shannon
  7. Julie
  8. Angela
  9. Dawn
  10. Heather

1960

Baby Boy Names:

  1. David
  2. Michael
  3. Robert
  4. John
  5. James
  6. Mark
  7. Richard
  8. William
  9. Steven
  10. Thomas

Baby Girl Names:

  1. Mary
  2. Linda
  3. Karen
  4. Debra
  5. Susan
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Sandra
  8. Patricia
  9. Donna
  10. Cindy
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