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Vital Facts

Vital Statistics

Ten Most Popular Baby Names in North Carolina for 1997

Rank Boys' Names Number   Rank Girls' Names Number
1 Christopher 1,000   1 Hannah 800
2 Joshua 990   2 Sarah 692
3 Michael 973   3 Taylor 655
4 William 954   4 Emily 653
5 Jacob 949   5 Ashley 607
6 Matthew 900   6 Jessica 594
7 Austin 846   7 Kayla 534
8 Brandon 797   8 Brittany 518
9 James 733   9 Madison 516
10 Zachary 718   10 Alexis 498

Source: North Carolina Center for Health Statistics.