Most popular baby names for boys in Kentucky

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

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in Kentucky using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies born in Kentucky 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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#48. Weston (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 87

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

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#48. Hunter (tie)

Hunter is a name of English origin meaning "one who hunts".

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 87

National
- Rank: #86
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,171

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#48. Greyson (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 87

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

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#46. Ezra (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 88

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

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#46. Braxton (tie)

Braxton is a name of English origin meaning "Brock's town".

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 88

National
- Rank: #146
- Number of babies in 2021: 2,559

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#44. Kingston (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 91

National
- Rank: #112
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,366

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#44. Jacob (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 91

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,397

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#43. Aiden

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 93

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

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#42. Isaiah

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 94

National
- Rank: #56
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,673

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#41. Theodore

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 95

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

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#40. Logan

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 97

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

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#39. Daniel

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 98

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,066

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#37. Sawyer (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 99

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

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#37. Cooper (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 99

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

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#36. Carson

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 101

National
- Rank: #98
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,751

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#33. Thomas (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 103

National
- Rank: #46
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,642

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#33. Silas (tie)

Silas is a name of Latin origin meaning "forest".

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 103

National
- Rank: #91
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,863

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#33. Gabriel (tie)

Gabriel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my strength".

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 103

National
- Rank: #38
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,216

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#32. Charles

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 110

National
- Rank: #50
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,952

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#31. David

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 113

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

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#30. Alexander

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 114

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,344

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#29. Michael

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 119

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,041

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#28. Luke

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 121

National
- Rank: #32
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,660

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#26. Jaxon (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 124

National
- Rank: #55
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,693

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#26. Benjamin (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 124

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

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#25. Mason

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 128

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

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#24. Samuel

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 132

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

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#23. Jack

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 133

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

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#21. Owen (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 137

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

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#21. Easton (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 137

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

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#20. Maverick

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 140

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

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#18. Colton (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 142

National
- Rank: #74
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,532

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#18. Carter (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 142

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

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#17. John

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 144

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,130

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#16. Lucas

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 147

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

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#15. Henry

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 155

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

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#14. Jackson

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 162

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

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#13. Wyatt

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 167

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

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#12. Lincoln

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 172

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

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#11. Asher

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 175

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

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#9. Levi (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 178

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

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#9. Grayson (tie)

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 178

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

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#8. Hudson

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 179

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

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#7. Waylon

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 182

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

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#6. Oliver

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 210

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

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#5. Noah

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 220

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

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#4. William

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 225

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

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#3. Elijah

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 231

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

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#2. James

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 233

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

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#1. Liam

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

Kentucky
- Number of babies in 2021: 267

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

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