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Vital Facts

Vital Statistics

Ten Most Popular Baby Names in North Carolina for 1998

Rank Boys' Names Number   Rank Girls' Names Number
1 William 1,039   1 Hannah 837
2 Jacob 1,017   2 Taylor 680
3 Joshua 1,006   3 Sarah 663
4 Christopher 962   4 Emily 647
5 Michael 933   5 Madison 641
6 Austin 916   6 Alexis 568
7 Matthew 866   7 Ashley 560
8 Brandon 791   8 Kayla 498
9 James 784   9 Jessica 489
10 Nicholas 660   10 Elizabeth 471

Source: North Carolina Center for Health Statistics.