Georgia’s most popular baby name ever is…

Lauren Colley – The Atlanta-Journal Constitution– 8 January 2016

Baby names fall in and out of favor, gaining and losing popularity with historical and cultural events. But one name in particular has stood the test of time in Georgia.

According to data from the Social Security Administration, “William” is the most consistently popular baby name overall in Georgia.

In 1960 (earliest data available), William was ranked No. 4, and since then has never been ranked lower than No. 7. The name was No. 1 for the first time in 1998, and has remained the most popular boy name ever since.

William hit peak popularity in Georgia in 2011. In that year, the number of William births was 828.

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Nationally, the name is just as popular. It is the fifth most popular name in the past 100 years and has remained in the top 10 since 2006.  It reached peak popularity in 2011.

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Georgia’s most popular baby name ever is….

Lauren Colley