Popular Names in North Carolina

Popular names in North Carolina for 2023 are headed by Olivia and Liam, also the Number 1 most popular baby names 2023 nationally.

Each of North Carolina's Top 10 girl names also rank in the national Top 10 with the exception of Harper, which ranks Number 11 nationally. Only one of its Top 10 boy names rank outside of the national Top 10: Levi.

Names that are especially popular in North Carolina include unisex names for girls such as Parker, Eden, and Emery. Names with trending endings also rank high in North Carolina, including Everleigh, Raelynn, Emersyn, and Kehlani. For boys, favorites tend to end in "-n" such as Colton, Bryson, Landon, and Easton, or "-er", such as Sawyer, Walker, and River.

Names related to North Carolina cities tend to be more fashionable than average in the state. The most common, Salem ranks at Number 208 for girls in North Carolina, compared to number 420 nationally. Boone also ranks in North Carolina's Top 500 for boys. Charlotte is at Number 3, the same spot it's in nationally.

To browse popular names lists from the US and around the world, visit our main Popular Names page. You might also want to browse Nameberry's real-time lists of Popular Girl Names 2024 and Popular Boy Names 2024.

For more local data, search the full lists of Popular Names by State.