As someone with a very popular name, I am always curious to see what names were the most used each year.

Turns out, Emily was the most popular baby girl name for ten years straight, explaining why I grew up surrounded by so many. If you relate to the struggle of forever being referred to by your first name and last initial, you are probably in the same boat as me.

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Whether it is a name popularized by a celebrity, book, TV show, or another source, there are name trends that are hard to avoid. Below we have the most popular boy and girl baby names in Texas from 1960 through 2022, based on the Social Security card applications from that year.

While looking through the list, you will notice names that stick around for a long time, ones that only stick for a year, and names that come and go from the number one spot over several years.

The Most Popular Baby Names in Texas From the Year You Were Born

These are the most popular baby names in Texas from 1960 to 2020 according to the Social Security card applications from those years.

The name with the longest consecutive popularity, holding the number one spot in Texas for 14 years, is Jennifer. This name held strong in the number one spot from 1970 to 1984. The second longest reign goes to the name Jose, sticking around for 13 years from 1996 to 2009.

The girl’s name with the shortest reign is Sophia with three years: 2011, 2012, and 2013. The comparable boy’s name would be Noah with four years from 2014 to 2017.

Baby Names That Are Banned in Texas

These are examples of baby names that are banned in Texas due to US or Texas law.

25 Most Popular Baby Boy names in Texas

These are the 25 most popular baby boy names in Texas as of 2020.