Social Security Administration reveals most popular names in R.I. in 2018

THE TOP baby names in Rhode Island in 2018 were Liam and Amelia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

PROVIDENCE – The most popular names for newborns in Rhode Island in 2018 were Liam and Amelia, according to new data from the Social Security Administration Thursday.

A total of 72 males named Liam and 66 females named Amelia were born in Rhode Island in 2018.

The most popular male and female names in the United States in 2018 were Liam and Emma, respectively.

The top 5 female names in Rhode Island in 2018:

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  • Amelia
  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Mia

The five top male names in Rhode Island in 2018:

  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Benjamin
  • Alexander
  • Oliver

New England states most popular male and female names in 2018:

  • Connecticut: Male – Noah, Female – Olivia
  • Maine: Male – Oliver, Female – Charlotte
  • Massachusetts: Male – Benjamin, Female – Emma
  • New Hampshire: Male – Oliver, Female – Olivia
  • Rhode Island: Male – Liam, Female – Amelia
  • Vermont: Male – Oliver, Female – Harper