If you're having a baby and live in Illinois, there's a very good chance you're going to want to see the most popular names.

What you do with that info is totally up to you.

You could look at the top 10 baby names in Illinois and immediately think you need to find a new name after realzing that name you thought was so special and unique is one of the most popular in the state.

It could also be considered a great source of inspiration if you and your partner are having a hard time agreeing on your baby's name.

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For me, I'd like to point out that Leonardo is ranked as the 24th most popular baby name in Illinois for 2023. I have to say I'm stunned at the rise in popularity but maybe I shouldn't be shocked. I should also pump the brakes, because it has nothing to do with me but it might have something to do with this guy:

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Here are the ten most popular female baby names in Illinois for 2023:

10. Sofia

9. Camila

8. Ava

7. Isabella

6. Mia

5. Amelia

4. Charlotte

3. Emma

2. Sophia

1. Olivia

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Now here are Illinois' ten most popular male baby names for 2023:

10. Sebastian

9. William

8. James

7. Henry

6. Benjamin

5. Theodore

4. Mateo

3. Oliver

2. Liam

1. Noah

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Overall, the most popular name is Noah, with the SSA.gov saying 696 babies have been born in 2023 and given that name while 625 babies have been given the name Olivia ranking that as the second most popular in Illinois for the year.

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