Most popular baby names for boys in New Jersey

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November 30, 2022
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Most popular baby names for boys in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in New Jersey using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies born in New Jersey 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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#50. Christian

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 165

National
- Rank: #72
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,589

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#49. Andrew

Andrew is a name of Greek origin meaning "brave".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 170

National
- Rank: #57
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,570

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#48. Asher

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 172

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

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#47. Carter

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 176

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

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#46. Caleb

Caleb is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "faithful".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 179

National
- Rank: #51
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,894

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#45. Aaron

Aaron is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "high mountain".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 180

National
- Rank: #65
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,818

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#44. Mateo

Mateo is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "gift of God".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 189

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,112

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#43. Joshua

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 199

National
- Rank: #58
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,467

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#41. Isaac (tie)

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 202

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

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#41. Elijah (tie)

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 202

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

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#40. Thomas

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 206

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

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#39. Jackson

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 209

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

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#38. Cameron

Cameron is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "crooked river".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 211

National
- Rank: #62
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,101

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#36. Henry (tie)

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 212

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

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#36. Christopher (tie)

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 212

National
- Rank: #52
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,809

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#35. Samuel

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 213

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

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#34. Theodore

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 216

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

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#33. Ryan

Ryan is a name of Irish origin meaning "little king" or "illustrious".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 224

National
- Rank: #66
- Number of babies in 2021: 4,703

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#32. Owen

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 229

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

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#31. Julian

Julian is a name of Latin origin meaning "youthful".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 232

National
- Rank: #33
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,629

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#30. Gabriel

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 233

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

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#29. Nathan

Nathan is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "given".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 235

National
- Rank: #59
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,401

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#28. William

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 241

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

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#27. Luke

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 247

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

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#26. Nicholas

Nicholas is a name of Greek origin meaning "victory of the people".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 248

National
- Rank: #92
- Number of babies in 2021: 3,824

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#25. Sebastian

Sebastian is a name of Latin origin meaning "venerable".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 249

National
- Rank: #19
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,867

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#24. Jayden

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 251

National
- Rank: #41
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,887

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#23. Aiden

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 253

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

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#22. John

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 257

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

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#21. Leo

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 263

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

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#20. Oliver

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 282

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

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#19. Alexander

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 293

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

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#18. Jack

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 294

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

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#17. Mason

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 298

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

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#16. David

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 299

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

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#15. Matthew

Matthew is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Gift of Yahweh".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 307

National
- Rank: #36
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,420

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#14. Dylan

Dylan is a name of Welsh origin meaning "son of the sea".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 313

National
- Rank: #44
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,718

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#13. Logan

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 315

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

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#12. Daniel

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 318

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

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#11. Luca

Luca is a name of Latin origin meaning "bringer of light".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 321

National
- Rank: #42
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,847

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#10. Ethan

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 325

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

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#9. Anthony

Anthony is a name of Latin origin meaning "praiseworthy".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 340

National
- Rank: #43
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,741

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#8. Jacob

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 363

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

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#7. James

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 371

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

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#6. Benjamin

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 372

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

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#5. Michael

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 379

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

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#4. Joseph

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 409

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

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#3. Lucas

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 466

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

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#2. Noah

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 634

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

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#1. Liam

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

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2021: 730

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

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