The most popular baby names? It depends on where you live

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What are the most popular baby names in the U.S.?  It depends on where you live.

The Social Security Administration maintains a count of the most popular baby names in each state and the results are pretty interesting, especially if you don't want your child to have the same name as everyone else.

Take a look at the map detailing the most popular names for girls last year.  Clearly, the popular choice for most of America was the name "Emma," including Kansas City.

But on the west coast, the name "Sophia" was the most popular.  Idaho was the only state that liked the name "Olivia" the most.

As for the boys, there was more varation.  The name "Liam" was popular in the upper western part of the U.S.  The name "William" was most popular in the southeast.

And the name "Mason" was liked best by folks who live in the Kansas City metro.

To check on the most popular baby names by decade, state or U.S. territory, click here.

You can even see what are the top five baby names in the U.S. for the past 100 years.

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