Naming a baby is a big decision for any new parent. There are different reasons for the name a parent gives their newborn child.

Sometimes it's a name that is passed down in the family for generations or it's the name of the mom, dad, grandmother, or grandfather. Sometimes the name that is chosen has a certain meaning that is important to the parents.

It could also be a name that is popular at that given moment. Some baby names are currently more popular than others; and over the years, it has changed.

If you're thinking that the top names for girls include Mary or Jessica; and for boys, John or David, think again.

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The Social Security Administration released the top baby names for all 50 states and even though it was released midway through 2021, technically the list is for the top baby names in all of 2020.

According to S.I. Live, parents, supply the name of their new baby to the agency when seeking a social security card, which makes tracking baby names easier, and the Social Security Administration a key source for top baby names.

What are the top names in New York? Here are the top 10 baby names for girls and boys in New York State.

The 20 Most Popular Baby Names in New York State

The most popular baby names for both boys and girls in New York.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

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Many of the actresses in this story not only made a name for themselves through their collection of iconic performances, but also through the selfless, philanthropic nature with which many of them approached their stardom. In an age of flipping the script on societal norms, many of these actresses are using their voices and platforms to be advocates for those who are otherwise unheard.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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