Earlier this year, Big Joe Henry shared with you what the top baby names were for New Jersey in 2023. That report goes back to August of this year.

However, there have been some changes to the list as the year has progressed. Most notably, one of the names at the top of the list is no longer king.

No longer king, because it's the boy's name that has changed nationally. Before we look at what's changed, let's first look at what the most popular names were from 2022.

On the national front, most of the top names have been constant over the years. Trends, however, do change, and that's what we're looking at now starting to happen across the country.


In 2022, the top baby name for boys was Liam. Although Liam still remains popular, it got bumped from its number-one status as trends continue to shift in 2023.

In 2022, the top baby name for girls was Olivia. Olivia has been a strong hold in the number one position having held that spot since 2021.

And that remains the case for Olivia in 2023. After 10 months into the year, Olivia remains at the top for girls.

As for boys, Liam dropped to the number two spot, with Noah claiming the top position for 2023. With the year almost out, Liam and Olivia are looking like they'll remain number one in each category.

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As for New Jersey? Not much has changed over the past couple of months. Although, things could still change before the year is out.

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The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 Sunday morning host Mike Brant. Any opinions expressed are his own.

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