Name trends have always fascinated me. Names, similar to fashion trends, are cyclical. In 2022, we are now rocking wide bell bottomed jeans just like our forefathers did in the 1970s. The moral of the story? NEVER donate your bell bottoms. They will always come back in style.

My friends are having babies left and right, so I can tell you what names are hot right now at least in my circle of friends. Olivia is by far the most common girl name. I have three friends that had babies named Olivia within four months of each other. It's a beautiful name with so many opportunities for nicknames (which I love) such as Olive, Liv, Livy, etc. The most popular boy name among my friend group is Liam. I also have three friends who have boys named Liam, though they weren't born as closely together as the Olivia squad. recently released their list of the Most Popular Baby Names in New Hampshire in 2022. It was fun to compare statewide trends to those in my friend group. This info is based on on Social Security Administration data on births and user interest on its website.

10 Most Popular Names for Boys in New Hampshire in 2022:

  • 1) Benjamin
  • 2) Theodore
  • 3) Liam
  • 4) Owen
  • 5) Oliver
  • 6) Henry
  • 7) Jack
  • 8) Lucas
  • 9) William
  • 10) Jackson

10 Most Popular Names for Girls in New Hampshire in 2022:

  • 1) Charlotte
  • 2) Olivia
  • 3) Amelia
  • 4) Emma
  • 5) Evelyn
  • 6) Harper
  • 7) Ava
  • 8) Madison
  • 9) Nora
  • 10) Abigail

As you can see, my friend group is well aligned with the most popular baby names in New Hampshire with "Liam" and "Olivia" both topping the lists. I also noticed that many "old school" names are resurfacing and I really like that! Theodore, Abigail and Evelyn strike me as names that were popular in the early 1900s. I love that they are becoming popular again!

New Hampshire's popular baby names also align with the national top 10 lists. Six of New Hampshire’s top 10 boy’s names are also on the national top 10 list, the four names unique to New Hampshire are Theodore, Owen, Jack, and Jackson. Six of New Hampshire’s top 10 girl’s names are also on the national top 10 list, the four names unique to New Hampshire are Harper, Madison, Nora, and Abigail.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

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