Spring is here! It is the much beloved season of budding trees and baby birds. Pollen and the sweet smell of new life is in the air. Along with Mother Nature’s annual rebirth, we also celebrate new life by bestowing our young with names that we feel will provide them with a lifetime of strength and  recognition.


The tradition of naming dates back as far as history remembers. Though many families try to give their children unique names, tradition and naming fads give us names that rise and fall in popularity, reflecting the common tastes and sensibilities of the time.


The Patriot News compiled a list of the most popular baby names in Pennsylvania in 2014. The names on the girls’ list reflect the national averages, however baby boys in Pennsylvania truly stand out from the rest of the country.

So who will be marching around Hershey Park and hiking around the Appalachian Trail and taking over our state government in the coming decades? Without any further ado, I present to you the top ten baby names in Pennsylvania in 2014 for both males and females.


  1. Mason
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Michael
  5. Jacob
  6. Logan
  7. Benjamin
  8. Joseph
  9. Lucas
  10. James



  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Charlotte
  8. Abigail
  9. Emily
  10. Madison


What are your favorite baby names? Do you know any little kids who have the names above? What were the most popular names in your generation? Tell us in the comments below!

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