Mississippi’s most popular baby names for boys

Published 11:58 am Friday, July 9, 2021

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Most popular baby names for boys in Mississippi

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in Mississippi 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. Cooper

Cooper is a name of English origin meaning “barrel maker”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 53
– Change since 2015: -30.3%
– Highest rank since 2000: #38 in 2019

National
– Rank: #74
– Number of babies: 4,566

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#49. Bryson

Bryson is a name of English origin meaning “descendant of Brice”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 53
– Change since 2015: -30.3%
– Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2017

National
– Rank: #115
– Number of babies: 3,190

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#48. Lucas

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 54
– Change since 2015: -21.7%
– Highest rank since 2000: #38 in 2018

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

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#47. Ayden

Ayden is a name of Gaelic origin meaning “fire”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 54
– Change since 2015: -43.8%
– Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2014

National
– Rank: #122
– Number of babies: 2,989

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#46. Jayce

Jayce is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “healer”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 55
– Change since 2015: -1.8%
– Highest rank since 2000: #46 in 2020

National
– Rank: #151
– Number of babies: 2,442

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#45. Joshua

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 57
– Change since 2015: -47.7%
– Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2006

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

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#44. Henry

Henry is a name of German origin meaning “estate ruler”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 58
– Change since 2015: +7.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #30 in 2018

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

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#43. Thomas

Thomas is a name of Greek origin meaning “twin”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 58
– Change since 2015: -6.5%
– Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2019

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

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#42. Jeremiah

Jeremiah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “appointed by God”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 59
– Change since 2015: -38.5%
– Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2010

National
– Rank: #75
– Number of babies: 4,518

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#41. Nolan

Nolan is a name of Irish origin meaning “champion”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 60
– Change since 2015: +71.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #41 in 2020

National
– Rank: #61
– Number of babies: 5,164

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#40. Robert

Robert is a name of Germanic origin meaning “fame” or “bright”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 61
– Change since 2015: -33.0%
– Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2002

National
– Rank: #80
– Number of babies: 4,349

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#39. Christian

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 61
– Change since 2015: -46.5%
– Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2015

National
– Rank: #62
– Number of babies: 5,043

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#38. David

David is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “beloved”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 62
– Change since 2015: -39.8%
– Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2006

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

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#37. Jackson

Jackson is a name of English origin meaning “son of Jack”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 63
– Change since 2015: -41.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2009

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

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#36. Luke

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 64
– Change since 2015: -11.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #26 in 2014

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

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#35. Carson

Carson is a name of English origin meaning “son of Carr”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 64
– Change since 2015: -20.0%
– Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2018

National
– Rank: #84
– Number of babies: 4,165

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#34. Greyson

Greyson is a name of English origin meaning “son of the gray-haired man”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 65
– Change since 2015: +47.7%
– Highest rank since 2000: #33 in 2020

National
– Rank: #81
– Number of babies: 4,331

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#33. Easton

Easton is a name of Scottish origin meaning “settlement”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 65
– Change since 2015: -19.8%
– Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2017

National
– Rank: #73
– Number of babies: 4,613

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#32. Wyatt

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 65
– Change since 2015: -24.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2018

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

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#31. Karter

Karter is a name of English origin meaning “cart user”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 66
– Change since 2015: -17.5%
– Highest rank since 2000: #28 in 2017

National
– Rank: #161
– Number of babies: 2,322

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#30. Colton

Colton is a name of English origin meaning “from the coal town”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 66
– Change since 2015: -9.6%
– Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2016

National
– Rank: #66
– Number of babies: 4,980

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#29. Benjamin

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 67
– Change since 2015: -13.0%
– Highest rank since 2000: #27 in 2020

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

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#28. Ashton

Ashton is a name of English origin meaning “ash tree town”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 67
– Change since 2015: -8.2%
– Highest rank since 2000: #27 in 2019

National
– Rank: #136
– Number of babies: 2,690

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#27. Kaiden

Kaiden is a name of Arabic origin meaning “companion”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 67
– Change since 2015: +11.7%
– Highest rank since 2000: #27 in 2016

National
– Rank: #139
– Number of babies: 2,594

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#26. Jayden

Jayden is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “thankful”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 67
– Change since 2015: -43.2%
– Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2009

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

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#25. Kayden

Kayden is a name of Celtic origin meaning “son of Cadan”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 69
– Change since 2015: -17.9%
– Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2017

National
– Rank: #99
– Number of babies: 3,613

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#24. Levi

Levi is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “joining”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 70
– Change since 2015: -4.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2019

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

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#23. Michael

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 70
– Change since 2015: -39.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2001

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

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#22. Jacob

Jacob is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “to follow”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 71
– Change since 2015: -21.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2001

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

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#21. Samuel

Samuel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “name of God”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 72
– Change since 2015: -20.0%
– Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2019

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

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#20. Josiah

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 72
– Change since 2015: +28.6%
– Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2018

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

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#19. Charles

Charles is a name of Germanic origin meaning “free man”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 73
– Change since 2015: -15.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2020

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

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#18. Jace

Jace is a name of American origin meaning “heal”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 74
– Change since 2015: -7.5%
– Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2020

National
– Rank: #97
– Number of babies: 3,745

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#17. Oliver

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 74
– Change since 2015: +54.2%
– Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2020

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

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#16. Jaxon

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 74
– Change since 2015: -20.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2018

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

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#15. Joseph

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 75
– Change since 2015: -21.9%
– Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2000

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

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#14. Aiden

Aiden is a name of Gaelic origin meaning “born of fire”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 76
– Change since 2015: -50.0%
– Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2013

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

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#13. Christopher

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 77
– Change since 2015: -25.2%
– Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2003

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

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#12. Carter

Carter is a name of Gaelic origin meaning “transporter of goods”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 80
– Change since 2015: -43.3%
– Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2016

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

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#11. Waylon

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 81
– Change since 2015: +161.3%
– Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2020

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

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#10. Grayson

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 86
– Change since 2015: -3.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2019

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

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#9. Asher

Asher is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “happy”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 97
– Change since 2015: +142.5%
– Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2020

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

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#8. Liam

Liam is a name of German origin meaning “protection”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 102
– Change since 2015: +4.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2019

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

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#7. Kingston

Kingston is a name of English origin meaning “king’s settlement”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 115
– Change since 2015: +3.6%
– Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2020

National
– Rank: #118
– Number of babies: 3,135

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#6. Mason

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 120
– Change since 2015: -36.5%
– Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2013

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

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#5. Noah

Noah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “rest”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 150
– Change since 2015: -0.7%
– Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2019

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

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#4. John

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

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 161
– Change since 2015: -21.5%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2017

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

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#3. Elijah

Elijah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh is God”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 164
– Change since 2015: +3.8%
– Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2020

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

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#2. William

William is a name of Germanic origin meaning “vehement protector”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 171
– Change since 2015: -19.3%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

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

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#1. James

James is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “supplanter”.

Mississippi
– Number of babies in 2020: 189
– Change since 2015: -4.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2020

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

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