Most popular baby names for boys in North Carolina

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December 19, 2021
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Most popular baby names for boys in North Carolina

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in North Carolina 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. Isaiah

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 199
- Change since 2015: -11.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #34 in 2006

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

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#49. Waylon

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 200
- Change since 2015: +166.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #48 in 2020

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

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#48. Dylan

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 200
- Change since 2015: -28.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2001

National
- Rank: #43
- Number of babies: 6,788

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#47. Ezra

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 202
- Change since 2015: +90.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #47 in 2020

National
- Rank: #44
- Number of babies: 6,745

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#46. Julian

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 204
- Change since 2015: +17.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #46 in 2020

National
- Rank: #34
- Number of babies: 7,488

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#45. Joshua

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 206
- Change since 2015: -34.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2006

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

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#44. Jayden

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 215
- Change since 2015: -39.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2010

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

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#43. Isaac

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 218
- Change since 2015: -12.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #30 in 2019

National
- Rank: #39
- Number of babies: 7,060

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#42. Ethan

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 218
- Change since 2015: -48.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2008

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies: 9,464

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#41. Josiah

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 221
- Change since 2015: -27.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #28 in 2017

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

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#40. Sebastian

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 222
- Change since 2015: +11.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #35 in 2019

National
- Rank: #19
- Number of babies: 8,927

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#39. Gabriel

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 223
- Change since 2015: -36.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2014

National
- Rank: #38
- Number of babies: 7,066

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#38. Maverick

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 224
- Change since 2015: +224.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #38 in 2020

National
- Rank: #49
- Number of babies: 6,088

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#37. Lincoln

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 225
- Change since 2015: +38.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #37 in 2020

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

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#36. Jaxon

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 227
- Change since 2015: -15.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #24 in 2018

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

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#35. Theodore

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 229
- Change since 2015: +163.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #35 in 2020

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies: 8,558

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#34. Thomas

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 230
- Change since 2015: -1.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #32 in 2018

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

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#33. David

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 237
- Change since 2015: -30.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2001

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

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#32. Hudson

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 242
- Change since 2015: +15.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #32 in 2020

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

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#31. Christopher

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 244
- Change since 2015: -25.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2009

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

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#30. Joseph

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 249
- Change since 2015: -26.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2004

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

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#29. Mateo

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 250
- Change since 2015: +201.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #29 in 2020

National
- Rank: #20
- Number of babies: 8,900

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#28. Charles

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 251
- Change since 2015: +3.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #28 in 2020

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

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#27. Jack

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 265
- Change since 2015: +41.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #22 in 2019

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

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#26. Aiden

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 268
- Change since 2015: -37.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2015

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

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#25. Daniel

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 272
- Change since 2015: -20.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2007

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

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#24. Luke

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 273
- Change since 2015: -31.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2016

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

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#23. Jacob

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 277
- Change since 2015: -37.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2003

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

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#22. Michael

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 284
- Change since 2015: -26.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2004

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

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#21. Owen

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 289
- Change since 2015: +9.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #21 in 2020

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

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#20. Logan

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 297
- Change since 2015: -24.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2017

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

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#19. Asher

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 305
- Change since 2015: +43.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2020

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

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#18. Samuel

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 309
- Change since 2015: -15.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2010

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

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#17. Carter

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 309
- Change since 2015: -29.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2018

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

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#16. Wyatt

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 312
- Change since 2015: -13.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2019

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

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#15. John

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 312
- Change since 2015: -22.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2001

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

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#14. Alexander

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 324
- Change since 2015: -18.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2009

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

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#13. Benjamin

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 331
- Change since 2015: -13.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2016

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

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#12. Grayson

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 356
- Change since 2015: -1.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2019

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

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#11. Lucas

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 360
- Change since 2015: +0.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2017

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

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#10. Levi

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 364
- Change since 2015: +9.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2020

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

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#9. Mason

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 378
- Change since 2015: -37.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2014

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

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#8. Jackson

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 385
- Change since 2015: -20.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2019

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

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#7. Henry

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 388
- Change since 2015: +31.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2020

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

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#6. Oliver

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 437
- Change since 2015: +45.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2020

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

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#5. Elijah

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 475
- Change since 2015: -9.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2013

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

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#4. James

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 489
- Change since 2015: -8.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2019

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

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#3. William

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 524
- Change since 2015: -25.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2017

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

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#2. Noah

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 612
- Change since 2015: -9.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2018

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

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#1. Liam

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

North Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 681
- Change since 2015: +15.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

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

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