Most popular baby names for boys in Iowa

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November 30, 2022
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Most popular baby names for boys in Iowa

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in Iowa using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies born in Iowa in 2021.

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

Note: The Social Security Administration collects data on baby names with a binary understanding of sex and gender. Stacker understands that names aren't inherently gendered and will continue to look for opportunities in our coverage to demonstrate that.

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#47. Sawyer (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 58

National
- Rank: #114
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,229

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#47. Joseph (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 58

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,067

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#47. Ezra (tie)

Ezra is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "helper".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 58

National
- Rank: #37
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,365

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#47. Ethan (tie)

Ethan is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "strong" or "enduring".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 58

National
- Rank: #20
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,804

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#46. David

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 59

National
- Rank: #30
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,843

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#45. Logan

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 60

National
- Rank: #21
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,786

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#42. Miles (tie)

Miles is a name of Latin origin meaning "soldier".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 61

National
- Rank: #54
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,694

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#42. Greyson (tie)

Greyson is a name of English origin meaning "son of the gray-haired man".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 61

National
- Rank: #83
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,200

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#42. Eli (tie)

Eli is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "my God" or "elevated".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 61

National
- Rank: #64
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,868

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#39. Walker (tie)

Walker is a name of English origin meaning "fuller of cloth".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 62

National
- Rank: #129
- Number of babies in 2021: 2,846

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#39. Nolan (tie)

Nolan is a name of Irish origin meaning "champion".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 62

National
- Rank: #60
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,319

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#39. Harrison (tie)

Harrison is a name of English origin meaning "son of Harry".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 62

National
- Rank: #120
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,135

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#38. Weston

Weston is a name of English origin meaning "western town".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 64

National
- Rank: #95
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,766

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#36. Everett (tie)

Everett is a name of English origin meaning "brave, strong boar".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 65

National
- Rank: #82
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,219

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#36. Cooper (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 65

National
- Rank: #68
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,661

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#35. Declan

Declan is a name of Irish origin meaning "man of prayer".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 66

National
- Rank: #105
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,626

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#34. Aiden

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 67

National
- Rank: #26
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,252

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#32. Emmett (tie)

Emmett is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "universal".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 69

National
- Rank: #103
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,638

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#32. Beckett (tie)

Beckett is a name of English origin meaning "bee hive".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 69

National
- Rank: #198
- Number of babies in 2021: 1,912

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#31. Beau

Beau is a name of French origin meaning "beautiful".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 71

National
- Rank: #94
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,793

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#30. Bennett

Bennett is a name of Latin origin meaning "blessed".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 74

National
- Rank: #90
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,917

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#29. Mason

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 77

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,040

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#26. Waylon (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 79

National
- Rank: #69
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,624

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#26. Easton (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 79

National
- Rank: #70
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,600

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#26. Carter (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 79

National
- Rank: #39
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,163

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#24. Ryker (tie)

Ryker is a name of German origin meaning "rich".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 80

National
- Rank: #153
- Number of babies in 2021: 2,475

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#24. Isaac (tie)

Isaac is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "he will laugh".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 80

National
- Rank: #40
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,907

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#23. Levi

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 82

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,469

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#22. Leo

Leo is a name of Greek origin meaning "lion".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 83

National
- Rank: #31
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,749

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#21. Samuel

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 85

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,501

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#20. Wyatt

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 91

National
- Rank: #29
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,981

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#18. Jackson (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 92

National
- Rank: #14
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,197

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#18. Grayson (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 92

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,499

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#17. Lincoln

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 93

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,653

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#16. James

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 96

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,367

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#15. Lucas

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 99

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies in 2021: 11,501

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#14. Maverick

Maverick is a name of American origin meaning "an independent man who avoids conformity".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 100

National
- Rank: #47
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,548

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#13. Benjamin

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 104

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies in 2021: 11,791

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#12. William

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 108

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,088

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#10. Jack (tie)

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 113

National
- Rank: #11
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,504

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#10. Brooks (tie)

Brooks is a name of English origin meaning "stream".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 113

National
- Rank: #77
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,429

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#9. Elijah

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 117

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,708

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#8. Owen

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 120

National
- Rank: #22
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,713

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#7. Hudson

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 123

National
- Rank: #34
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,584

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#6. Theodore

Theodore is a name of Greek origin meaning "gift of God".

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 129

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,535

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#5. Asher

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 134

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,281

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#4. Noah

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 137

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies in 2021: 18,739

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#3. Henry

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 167

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies in 2021: 11,307

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#2. Liam

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 171

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies in 2021: 20,272

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#1. Oliver

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

Iowa
- Number of babies in 2021: 202

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies in 2021: 14,616

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