AUSTIN, Texas — If you named your son or daughter Noah or Emma, you’re not alone.

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Texas for 2017. 

The top five boys and girls names for 2017 in Texas were:


  1. Noah 
  2. Liam   
  3. Sebastian  
  4. Mateo  
  5. Elijah         


  1. Emma
  2. Mia
  3. Isabella
  4. Sophia
  5. Olivia                

Texas’ top five list is similar to the nations list. Nationally, the names rank:


  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Logan                       


  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia

Liam first crawled into the top 10 in 2012 and has been climbing ever since. Some other trends indicate once popular names are on the decline. For the first time since WWII, Michael has been bumped from the national top ten. Emily also fell out of the top ten for the first time since 1990, landing at number 12 this year.

There are several new names in the top 10--Amelia and Evelyn make the list--Amelia for the first time and Evelyn for the first time since 1915. These traditional names show parents are keeping up the trend of naming daughters after grandmothers. Logan and Oliver are new for the boys, both making their first appearance on the list.

The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880.