Discover the Most Popular or Unique First Names in Pennsylvania

First Name Lookup Tool for Live Births (1959-2012)

The Pennsylvania First Name Lookup Tool* is an interactive tool that allows you to look up specific names recorded on the certificates of live birth since 1959. The tool displays the rank in popularity, frequency, and some descriptive statistics by year for the names you are interested in. No effort was made to correct potential misspellings of names.

*The file is in .XLSB format, which requires Microsoft Excel version 2007 or higher.  Microsoft offers a free compatibility pack to open .XLSB files in older versions of Microsoft Excel.

First Name Frequency Tables for Live Births by Year

The reports below provide lists of first name frequencies for live births to Pennsylvania residents, for both males and females. The names appear in order of frequency, and no effort was made to correct potential misspellings of names.

Male Names:
Female Names:

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