NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Olivia Rodrigo attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

We’re only four months into 2023, but one website already has the tally for what will likely be the most popular baby names of the year in Pennsylvania.

Names.org has conducted research based on current trends to see which baby names will be the most popular this year. Some of them are familiar, while others are no. When it comes to baby names, Pennsylvania can be pretty traditional.

“Pennsylvania has been at the forefront of American history,” Names.org states. “From being one of the 13 original colonies to being the home of Valley Forge, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvanians have been important to American history. Parents in Pennsylvania often look to classic names for their children. You’ll find Elwood and Dominic on lists of boy names and Maryann and Rosemarie on lists of girl names.”

Personally, I prefer simple names: Mark, John, Mary. Maybe that sounds boring, but I like it. Most of the names on this list I do like. Sometimes, I feel like people are just trying too hard when they come up with really wild names, but to each their own! Read on for what are projected to be the most popular baby names in the state for 2023. Find the full list here.

  • 1. Girl Name - Charlotte

    Charlotte was ranked No. 2 in 2021, with 598 girls having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 626 girls using that name. A few famous people with this name include Charlotte Church and Charlotte Rampling.

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  • 2. Girl Name - Olivia

    Olivia was ranked No. 1 in 2021, with 627 girls having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 601 girls using that name. A few famous people with this name include Olivia Newton-John and Olivia de Havilland.

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  • 3. Girl Name - Emma

    Emma was ranked No. 3 in 2021, with 546 girls having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 511 girls using that name. A few famous people with this name include Emma Chamberlain and Emma Watson.

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  • 4. Girl Name - Sophia

    Sophia was ranked No. 5 in 2021, with 489 girls having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 476 girls using that name. A few famous people with this name include Sofia Vergara and Sofia Bush.

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  • 5. Girl Name - Ava

    Ava was ranked No. 4 in 2021, with 498 girls having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 468 girls using that name. A few famous people with this name include Ava Gardner and Ava DuVernay.

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  • 1. Boy Name - Noah

    Noah was ranked No. 1 in 2021, with 698 boys having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 706 boys using that name. A few famous people with this name include Noah Wyle and Noah Reid.

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  • 2. Boy Name - Liam

    Liam was ranked No. 2 in 2021, with 650 boys having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 635 boys using that name. A few famous people with this name include Liam Gallagher and Liam Hemsworth.

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  • 3. Boy Name - Oliver

    Oliver was ranked No. 4 in 2021, with 495 boys having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 491 boys using that name. A few famous people with this name include Oliver Cromwell and Oliver Reed.

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  • 4. Boy Name - Owen

    Owen was ranked No. 5 in 2021, with 481 boys having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 464 boys using that name. A few famous people with this name include Jesse Owens and Terrell Owen.

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  • 5. Boy Name - Benjamin

    Benjamin was ranked No. 3 in 2021, with 496 boys having that name. This year, it’s predicted to have 446 boys using that name. A few famous people with this name include Pope Benjamin II of Alexandria and Benjamin Franklin.

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  • Source

    This list is via Names.org.

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