Emma and Liam have been the most popular baby names in Ohio for the past three years. Shutterstock photo

Top baby names in Ohio for 2015

The Social Security Administration has announced the top baby names in Ohio for 2015.

The top 5 are:

BOYS

1. Liam

2. Mason

3. Noah

4. Carter

5. William.

GIRLS

1. Emma

2. Ava

3. Olivia

4. Sophia

5. Harper.

Liam and Emma have been the top baby names in Ohio for the third straight year.

Emma is of German origin and means “whole or universal.” Liam is of Irish origin and means “determined protector.”

The origin and meaning of the other top Ohio names:

Mason is of English origin, meaning “stone worker.”

Noah is of Hebrew origin, meaning “comfort.”

Carter is of English origin, meaning “cart driver.”

William is of German origin, and like Liam, means “determined protector.”

Ava is of Hebrew origin, meaning “life.”

Olivia is of Latin origin, meaning “olive tree.”

Sophia is of Greek origin, meaning “wisdom.”

Harper is of English origin, meaning “harp player.”

See the 100 most popular baby names in Ohio for 2015 here.

Ohio’s baby name preferences are fairly in line with the top names nationally: Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Ava and Isabella are the most popular names for girls. Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob and William are the top names for boys. The 2015 national list was released last week.

Isabella is of Spanish origin, meaning “pledged to God.”

Jacob is of Hebrew origin, meaning “supplanter.”

Visit the 2015 national list at www.ssa.gov.

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