Social Security just released a list of the most popular baby names for 2018, including a breakdown of the most popular names in each state.

Here are NJ's most popular female names:

  1. Emma
  2. Isabella
  3. Olivia
  4. Mia
  5. Ava

Emma was also the most popular female name in the entire U.S.  In fact, 4 of the most popular names in New Jersey were also in the top 5 nationally.  The only exception was Mia, which was ranked #7 nationally.

And these are NJ's most popular male names:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Jacob
  4. Michael
  5. Matthew

Similar to female names, Liam topped both the national and New Jersey lists.  Noah was #2 on both lists, but Jacob, Michael and Matthew did not even make the top 10 on the national list.  William, James and Oliver were ranked 3-5 in the U.S.

The most popular female names in Pennsylvania are Emma, Olivia, Ava, Charlotte and Sophia.  The most popular male names in PA are Liam, Noah, Benjamin, Mason and Michael.

To check out the Top 100 male and female names in each state and more info, click here.