The Social Security Administration has published its list of most-popular names for babies in every state for 2020.
For boys in Alaska, parents are going with Oliver, Liam, Elijah, and Theodore. William comes in at Number 5, with 35 Williams crawling around on living room floors this year. The name Aaron, once quite popular in Alaska, is now down at Number 94 on the list. There are no Waynes, Peters, or Josephs on the Top 100 list for Alaska baby boys.
For girls, it’s Amelia, Charlotte, Olivia, and Sophia. Ava is the Number 5 name for girls. Nowhere on the list is an Ashley or an Alexa, and Mary and Susan are also clearly out of fashion. But the old-school name Hazel, at Number 12 on the list, is making a comeback, with 24 Alaska baby girls bearing that first name in 2020. But the name Denali is nowhere to be found. But there are some names that do sound a bit like dog names.
The list from Social Security Administration can be sorted to look at the other states, where Oliver, Liam, Amelia, and Olivia make the list across the country, but regional differences can be spotted. For instance, in Washington state, Oliver and Olivia both hold the top spot, but in West Virginia, it’s Liam for boys and Harper for girls.