Most popular baby names for girls in New Jersey

Written by:
June 1, 2022
Tatiana Katsai // Shutterstock

Most popular baby names for girls in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in New Jersey 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.

Olivia is currently the most popular girl name in the United States while Emma, Ava, Charlotte, and Sophia round out the top five.

You may also like: Do you know New Jersey's official state symbols?

1 / 50
Lopolo // Shutterstock

#50. Chaya

Chaya is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "life".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 119
- Change since 2015: +67.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #49 in 2018

National
- Rank: #676
- Number of babies: 416

2 / 50
photoDiod // Shutterstock

#49. Rachel

Rachel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "ewe".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 120
- Change since 2015: +6.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2002

National
- Rank: #227
- Number of babies: 1,285

3 / 50
Blend Images // Shutterstock

#48. Stella

Stella is a name of Latin origin meaning "star".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 125
- Change since 2015: +4.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #37 in 2018

National
- Rank: #42
- Number of babies: 4,624

4 / 50
Lopolo // Shutterstock

#47. Ariana

Ariana is a name of Italian origin meaning "most holy".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 125
- Change since 2015: -26.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #21 in 2014

National
- Rank: #79
- Number of babies: 3,136

5 / 50
riggleton // Shutterstock

#46. Alaia

Alaia is a name of Arabic origin meaning "sublime".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 127
- Change since 2015: +284.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #46 in 2020

National
- Rank: #120
- Number of babies: 2,254

You may also like: Biggest sources of immigrants to New Jersey

6 / 50
Canva

#45. Nora

Nora is a derivation of the name Norah, a name of Latin origin meaning "honor".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 131
- Change since 2015: +47.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #45 in 2020

National
- Rank: #30
- Number of babies: 5,550

7 / 50
CroMary // Shutterstock

#44. Skylar

Skylar is a name of English origin meaning "noble scholar".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 132
- Change since 2015: -17.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #37 in 2015

National
- Rank: #63
- Number of babies: 3,608

8 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#43. Hannah

Hannah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 137
- Change since 2015: -8.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2001

National
- Rank: #39
- Number of babies: 4,910

9 / 50
Canva

#42. Maya

Maya has several possible origins and meanings. It may be a derivation of Maia, an ancient goddess of Greek mythology. Some believe it is of Hebrew origin meaning "water". Maya also means "illusion' in Sanskrit.

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 139
- Change since 2015: -27.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #24 in 2015

National
- Rank: #61
- Number of babies: 3,696

10 / 50
Haywiremedia // Shutterstock

#41. Miriam

Miriam is a name of Hebrew origin. The meaning of the name Miriam is widely debated. Definitions include "sea of bitterness" or "drop of the sea".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 141
- Change since 2015: +25.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #40 in 2020

National
- Rank: #280
- Number of babies: 1,121

You may also like: Most popular boy names in the 70s in New Jersey

11 / 50
Canva

#40. Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "god is my oath".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 141
- Change since 2015: -31.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2000

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies: 7,216

12 / 50
Marlon Lopez MMG1 Design // Shutterstock

#39. Gabriella

Gabriella is a name of Italian origin meaning "God is my strength".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 141
- Change since 2015: -32.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2011

National
- Rank: #77
- Number of babies: 3,197

13 / 50
Canva

#38. Layla

Layla is a name of Arabic origin meaning "wine".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 143
- Change since 2015: -21.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #22 in 2018

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies: 6,174

14 / 50
Canva

#37. Harper

Harper is a name of English origin meaning "harp player".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 145
- Change since 2015: -12.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2019

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies: 8,778

15 / 50
Marlon Lopez MMG1 Design // Shutterstock

#36. Sara

Sara is a derivation of the name Sarah, of Hebrew origin meaning "princess".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 159
- Change since 2015: +22.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #33 in 2007

National
- Rank: #183
- Number of babies: 1,565

You may also like: Highest-rated specialty museums in New Jersey, according to Tripadvisor

16 / 50
Canva

#35. Hailey

Hailey is a name of English origin meaning "hay's meadow".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 159
- Change since 2015: +22.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #28 in 2012

National
- Rank: #81
- Number of babies: 3,129

17 / 50
Canva

#34. Evelyn

Evelyn is a name of English origin meaning "desired".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 160
- Change since 2015: +6.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #29 in 2019

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies: 9,445

18 / 50
Canva

#33. Lily

Lily is a name of English origin, named after the flower.

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 160
- Change since 2015: -13.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2012

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies: 5,195

19 / 50
Canva

#32. Eliana

Eliana is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has answered".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 161
- Change since 2015: +67.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #32 in 2020

National
- Rank: #53
- Number of babies: 4,038

20 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#31. Riley

Riley is a name of Irish origin meaning "courageous".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 164
- Change since 2015: -6.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2016

National
- Rank: #33
- Number of babies: 5,309

You may also like: Most popular boy names in the 80s in New Jersey

21 / 50
Studio Romantic // Shutterstock

#30. Aria

Aria is a name of Hebrew, and Italian origin meaning "song" or "melody".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 168
- Change since 2015: +29.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #22 in 2018

National
- Rank: #26
- Number of babies: 6,093

22 / 50
Michael Pettigrew // Shutterstock

#29. Grace

Grace is a name of Latin origin meaning "gracious".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 168
- Change since 2015: -17.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2014

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies: 5,569

23 / 50
Tetiana Iatsenko // Shutterstock

#28. Esther

Esther is a name of Persian origin meaning "star".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 169
- Change since 2015: +11.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #24 in 2014

National
- Rank: #153
- Number of babies: 1,787

24 / 50
Mcimage // Shutterstock

#27. Victoria

Victoria is a name of Latin origin meaning "victory".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 171
- Change since 2015: -28.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2013

National
- Rank: #34
- Number of babies: 5,249

25 / 50
Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

#26. Penelope

Penelope is a name of Greek origin meaning "weaver".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 174
- Change since 2015: +19.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #26 in 2017

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies: 6,099

You may also like: Lowest-earning counties in New Jersey

26 / 50
Rob Marmion // Shutterstock

#25. Sarah

Sarah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 176
- Change since 2015: -5.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2002

National
- Rank: #87
- Number of babies: 3,025

27 / 50
Natalia Kirichenko // Shutterstock

#24. Chloe

Chloe is a name of Greek origin meaning "blooming".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 177
- Change since 2015: -7.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2010

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies: 6,093

28 / 50
Canva

#23. Zoe

Zoe is a name of Greek origin meaning "life".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 186
- Change since 2015: -4.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2015

National
- Rank: #41
- Number of babies: 4,725

29 / 50
ucchie79 // Shutterstock

#22. Emilia

Emilia is a name of Latin origin meaning "to strive".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 189
- Change since 2015: +122.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #21 in 2020

National
- Rank: #40
- Number of babies: 4,750

30 / 50
Canva

#21. Avery

Avery is a name of English origin meaning "ruler of the elves".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 189
- Change since 2015: -17.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2015

National
- Rank: #19
- Number of babies: 6,698

You may also like: Counties with the worst commutes in New Jersey

31 / 50
Liudmila Fadzeyeva // Shutterstock

#20. Scarlett

Scarlett is a name of English origin meaning "scarlet" or "red".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 191
- Change since 2015: -9.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2017

National
- Rank: #21
- Number of babies: 6,455

32 / 50
Canva

#19. Emily

Emily is a name of Latin origin meaning "to strive".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 199
- Change since 2015: -50.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2005

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies: 6,856

33 / 50
Michael Pettigrew // Shutterstock

#18. Camila

Camila is a name of Latin origin meaning "young ceremonial attendant".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 202
- Change since 2015: +43.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #18 in 2017

National
- Rank: #11
- Number of babies: 8,096

34 / 50
Nina Buday // Shutterstock

#17. Valentina

Valentina is a feminine form of the Roman name Valentinus, which is derived from the Latin word "valens" meaning "healthy" or "strong".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 203
- Change since 2015: +18.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2019

National
- Rank: #73
- Number of babies: 3,331

35 / 50
Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

#16. Madison

Madison is a name of English origin meaning "son of Matthew".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 205
- Change since 2015: -43.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2005

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies: 6,196

You may also like: Most popular girl names in the 70s in New Jersey

36 / 50
New Africa // Shutterstock

#15. Mila

Mila is a name of Slavic origin meaning "dear" or "gracious".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 206
- Change since 2015: +74.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2019

National
- Rank: #20
- Number of babies: 6,602

37 / 50
Canva

#14. Luna

Luna is a name of Italian origin meaning "moon".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 219
- Change since 2015: +208.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2020

National
- Rank: #14
- Number of babies: 7,770

38 / 50
Coy_Creek // Shutterstock

#13. Ella

Ella is a name of German origin meaning "fairy maiden".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 242
- Change since 2015: +28.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2020

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies: 7,303

39 / 50
s_oleg // Shutterstock

#12. Sofia

Sofia is a derivation of the Greek name Sophia meaning "wisdom".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 252
- Change since 2015: -19.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2014

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies: 6,926

40 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#11. Leah

Leah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "weary".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 259
- Change since 2015: +6.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2018

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies: 4,482

You may also like: Most popular boy names in the 60s in New Jersey

41 / 50
Canva

#10. Abigail

Abigail is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Joy Of The Father".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 260
- Change since 2015: -29.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2015

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies: 7,817

42 / 50
Canva

#9. Gianna

Gianna is a name of Italian origin meaning "Lord is gracious".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 304
- Change since 2015: +42.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2020

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies: 7,826

43 / 50
Nolte Lourens // Shutterstock

#8. Isabella

Isabella is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "devoted to God".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 354
- Change since 2015: -31.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2013

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies: 12,066

44 / 50
Canva

#7. Amelia

Amelia is a variation of Amalia, derived from the Germanic word amal meaning "work".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 361
- Change since 2015: +48.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2020

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies: 12,704

45 / 50
phadungsak sawasdee // Shutterstock

#6. Charlotte

Charlotte is a name of French origin meaning "free man".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 371
- Change since 2015: +18.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2020

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies: 13,003

You may also like: Counties with the most super commuters in New Jersey

46 / 50
pixelheadphoto digitalskillet // Shutterstock

#5. Ava

Ava is a name of Latin origin meaning "bird".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 397
- Change since 2015: -14.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2008

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies: 13,084

47 / 50
Canva

#4. Mia

Mia is a name of Latin origin meaning "mine".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 402
- Change since 2015: -17.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2016

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies: 11,157

48 / 50
phadungsak sawasdee // Shutterstock

#3. Emma

Emma is a name of German origin meaning "universal".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 437
- Change since 2015: -17.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies: 15,581

49 / 50
Canva

#2. Sophia

Sophia is a name of Greek origin meaning "wisdom".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 448
- Change since 2015: -13.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2014

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies: 12,976

50 / 50
Darren Brode // Shutterstock

#1. Olivia

Olivia is a name of Latin origin meaning "olive tree".

New Jersey
- Number of babies in 2020: 489
- Change since 2015: -3.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2020

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies: 17,535

You may also like: Counties with the most college graduates in New Jersey

Trending Now