Most popular baby names for boys in Alabama

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April 3, 2022
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Most popular baby names for boys in Alabama

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in Alabama using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies in 2020, with ties broken by highest ranking since 2000.

Liam has been the most popular boy name in the United States for the last 4 years, while Noah, Oliver, Elijah, and William round out the top five.

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#50. Alexander

Alexander is a name of Greek origin meaning “defender of man".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 90
- Change since 2015: -20.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #24 in 2010

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies: 10,151

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#49. Jack

Jack is a name of English origin meaning "God is gracious".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 91
- Change since 2015: -4.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #43 in 2018

National
- Rank: #21
- Number of babies: 8,876

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#48. Isaiah

Isaiah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Yahweh is salvation".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 91
- Change since 2015: +2.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #42 in 2013

National
- Rank: #51
- Number of babies: 6,001

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#47. Sawyer

Sawyer is a name of English origin meaning "woodcutter".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 91
- Change since 2015: -28.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #32 in 2018

National
- Rank: #116
- Number of babies: 3,156

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#46. Jayden

Jayden is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "thankful".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 91
- Change since 2015: -45.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2010

National
- Rank: #37
- Number of babies: 7,102

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#45. Kaiden

Kaiden is a name of Arabic origin meaning "companion".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 92
- Change since 2015: +21.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #45 in 2020

National
- Rank: #139
- Number of babies: 2,594

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#44. Lincoln

Lincoln is a name of English origin meaning "lake settlement".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 94
- Change since 2015: +108.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #44 in 2020

National
- Rank: #40
- Number of babies: 6,998

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#43. Joshua

Joshua is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God Is my salvation".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 95
- Change since 2015: -36.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2005

National
- Rank: #54
- Number of babies: 5,924

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#42. Waylon

Waylon is a name of English origin meaning "land by the road".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 97
- Change since 2015: +90.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #41 in 2020

National
- Rank: #103
- Number of babies: 3,549

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#41. Easton

Easton is a name of Scottish origin meaning "settlement".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 97
- Change since 2015: -13.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #28 in 2017

National
- Rank: #73
- Number of babies: 4,613

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#40. Karter

Karter is a name of English origin meaning "cart user".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 99
- Change since 2015: +7.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #40 in 2020

National
- Rank: #161
- Number of babies: 2,322

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#39. Colton

Colton is a name of English origin meaning "from the coal town".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 100
- Change since 2015: -28.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #27 in 2012

National
- Rank: #66
- Number of babies: 4,980

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#38. Lucas

Lucas is a name of Greek origin meaning "man from Lucania".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 100
- Change since 2015: -27.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #25 in 2018

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies: 11,281

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#37. Joseph

Joseph is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "he will add".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 100
- Change since 2015: -34.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2004

National
- Rank: #26
- Number of babies: 8,349

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#36. Logan

Logan is a name of Scottish origin meaning "Little hollow".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 101
- Change since 2015: -34.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2017

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies: 9,086

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#35. Cooper

Cooper is a name of English origin meaning "barrel maker".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 102
- Change since 2015: -27.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #32 in 2016

National
- Rank: #74
- Number of babies: 4,566

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#34. Daniel

Daniel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my judge".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 102
- Change since 2015: -7.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2009

National
- Rank: #14
- Number of babies: 9,419

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#33. Carson

Carson is a name of English origin meaning "son of Carr".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 104
- Change since 2015: -16.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2016

National
- Rank: #84
- Number of babies: 4,165

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#32. Christian

Christian is a name of English origin meaning "follower Of Christ".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 105
- Change since 2015: -16.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2009

National
- Rank: #62
- Number of babies: 5,043

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#31. Josiah

Josiah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Jehovah has healed".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 107
- Change since 2015: +17.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #31 in 2020

National
- Rank: #50
- Number of babies: 6,077

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#30. Owen

Owen is a name of Welsh origin meaning "young warrior".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 109
- Change since 2015: +18.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2018

National
- Rank: #22
- Number of babies: 8,623

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#29. David

David is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 109
- Change since 2015: -29.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2016

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies: 8,153

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#28. Luke

Luke is a name of Greek origin meaning "man from Lucania".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 111
- Change since 2015: -26.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #20 in 2017

National
- Rank: #31
- Number of babies: 7,734

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#27. Kingston

Kingston is a name of English origin meaning "king's settlement".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 113
- Change since 2015: +4.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #26 in 2020

National
- Rank: #118
- Number of babies: 3,135

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#26. Bryson

Bryson is a name of English origin meaning "descendant of Brice".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 113
- Change since 2015: +21.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2017

National
- Rank: #115
- Number of babies: 3,190

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#25. Aiden

Aiden is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "born of fire".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 113
- Change since 2015: -31.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2012

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies: 8,534

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#24. Thomas

Thomas is a name of Greek origin meaning "twin".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 119
- Change since 2015: -12.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2019

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies: 6,386

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#23. Christopher

Christopher is a name of English origin meaning "Christ-bearer".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 120
- Change since 2015: -34.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2007

National
- Rank: #47
- Number of babies: 6,143

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#22. Jacob

Jacob is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "to follow".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 121
- Change since 2015: -33.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2006

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies: 9,196

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#21. Hudson

Hudson is a name of English origin meaning "Hugh's son".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 130
- Change since 2015: +7.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #20 in 2018

National
- Rank: #42
- Number of babies: 6,807

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#20. Wyatt

Wyatt is a name of English origin meaning "brave in war".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 131
- Change since 2015: -2.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #18 in 2017

National
- Rank: #29
- Number of babies: 8,135

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#19. Charles

Charles is a name of Germanic origin meaning "free man".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 133
- Change since 2015: -17.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2019

National
- Rank: #46
- Number of babies: 6,186

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#18. Benjamin

Benjamin is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of my days".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 134
- Change since 2015: -11.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2019

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies: 12,136

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#17. Carter

Carter is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "transporter of goods".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 145
- Change since 2015: -28.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2015

National
- Rank: #33
- Number of babies: 7,511

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#16. Michael

Michael is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "who is like God?".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 146
- Change since 2015: -26.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2000

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies: 9,717

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#15. Levi

Levi is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "joining".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 153
- Change since 2015: +15.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2019

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies: 9,005

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#14. Grayson

Grayson is a name of English origin meaning "son of the steward".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 154
- Change since 2015: -7.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2019

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies: 7,424

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#13. Asher

Asher is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "happy".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 155
- Change since 2015: +72.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2020

National
- Rank: #32
- Number of babies: 7,606

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#12. Jaxon

Jaxon is a name of American origin meaning "son of Jack”.

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 160
- Change since 2015: -13.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2015

National
- Rank: #48
- Number of babies: 6,107

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#11. Samuel

Samuel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "name of God".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 161
- Change since 2015: -17.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2018

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies: 8,488

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#10. Jackson

Jackson is a name of English origin meaning "son of Jack".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 165
- Change since 2015: -29.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2009

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies: 9,051

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#9. Henry

Henry is a name of German origin meaning "estate ruler".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 171
- Change since 2015: +40.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2020

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies: 10,705

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#8. Oliver

Oliver is a name of Latin origin meaning "olive tree planter".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 182
- Change since 2015: +50.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2020

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies: 14,147

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#7. Mason

Mason is a name of English origin meaning "one who works with stone".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 184
- Change since 2015: -37.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2013

National
- Rank: #11
- Number of babies: 10,029

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#6. Liam

Liam is a name of German origin meaning "protection".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 206
- Change since 2015: +34.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2019

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies: 19,659

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#5. Noah

Noah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "rest".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 243
- Change since 2015: -3.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2019

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies: 18,252

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#4. Elijah

Elijah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Yahweh is God".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 254
- Change since 2015: -9.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2017

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies: 13,034

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#3. John

John is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Yahweh has been gracious".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 267
- Change since 2015: -16.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2008

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies: 8,180

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#2. James

James is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "supplanter".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 304
- Change since 2015: -5.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2019

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies: 12,250

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#1. William

William is a name of Germanic origin meaning "vehement protector".

Alabama
- Number of babies in 2020: 364
- Change since 2015: -12.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies: 12,541

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