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Long Island’s Top Baby Names

From Isabella to Michael, Thor to Khaleesi, here are what LI parents are naming their little ones (based on 2007-2016 data from the NYS Board of Health). See the trends, and search for names below.

Top girls’ names on Long Island

Isabella

Sophia

Olivia

Ava

Emma

Mia

Emily

Madison

Samantha

Abigail

What are the most popular two-letter names on Long Island?

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Top boys’ names on Long Island

Michael

Matthew

Anthony

Joseph

Ryan

Christopher

Nicholas

Dylan

James

Daniel

Town names

Wherever these babies go in life, they’ll always have a connection to home — their names.

Jefferson

Shirley

Sinai

Jericho

Roosevelt

Merrick

Bellerose

Roslyn

“Game of Thrones” names

Newborn names have been inspired by “Game of Thrones” characters since 2012, a year after the popular HBO series debuted.

Arya

Meera

Tyrion

Khaleesi

Freya

Renly

Royal names

Many parents see their little ones as princes or princesses, but some go the extra mile by giving their babies regal names.

King

Prince

Reign

Royalty

Princess

Tiara

Kingdom

Majesty

Superhero & Princess names

While parents can’t give their children super powers, they can name them after superhero and princess characters, and many did.

Ariel

Aurora

Tiana

Odin

Elsa

Pepper

Rey

Thor

LI celebrity names

We can’t confirm these kids were named after famous Long Islanders, but they do share their names with local celebrities.

Billy

Joel

Mariah

Amy

Lindsay

Alec

Nelson

Tatyana

Ralph

Ashanti

Sports names

Many Long Island parents are passionate about their local sports teams, but there’s no telling whether babies will grow up to be athletes.

Jeter

Henrik

Johan

Shea

How many local babies have one-of-a-kind names?

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There were 6,736 babies born on LI from 2007-2016 who were given unique names.
(Data from the New York State Board of Health)

Fashion icon

Puerto Rican model and TV host Jaslene Gonzalez, who was a winner of “America’s Next Top Model,” also served as “La Madrina” in the 2007 National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, appearing in a yellow convertible that paraded alongside a car carrying singer Daddy Yankee. In 2008, 12 Long Island newborns were named Jaslene, but none have been given that name since.

Baby Name Search

Search below to see how popular any name was on LI, based on data from 2007-2016. See the full list here.

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