The top five names for boys and girls in Arkansas for 2016 were charming, classic and timeless. Do you know a baby with one of these names?

The top five boys and girls names for 2016 in Arkansas were:


  1. Elijah
  2. William
  3. Mason 
  4. Noah 
  5. James 


  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Abigail
  5. Harper

The Social Security Administration released this data earlier this week. Noah and Emma were the most popular baby names in the U.S. last year. To see the full list for each state, nationally and the top 1,000 names in the country during 2016, visit the Social Security website here.

You can also look at top names for past decades through the 1880s to see where your name or relatives' names fall on the list in Arkansas or the country.