Names are important, they are how we identify ourselves, even though we probably had no say in what our name is currently. I realize that people can change their name if they want to but most people never do that and take the name that their parents picked out for them. The Social Security Administration has complied all the data and created a list of the most popular boy’s baby names in the state of Texas from 2000 to 2009, so of course I had to share that information with you.  

You can tell the Social Security Administration is trying to be as non-offensive as possible because there was a note with this list of names that also stated, “the data collected on baby names comes with a binary understanding of sex and gender.” If they put that information out, I wanted to make sure that same information was listed here. 

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What Goes Into Picking a Name? 

Obviously, each set of parents gets to choose the name of their child from birth, it’s often somewhat related to another family members name. There are lots of factors that go into choosing a name although it is fascinating to hear so many parents that pick out the same name. 

Let’s Look at the Most Popular Boy Names for Texas in the 00’s 

Feel free to take guesses on what you think the most popular boy name was in the state of Texas from 2000-2009. But now it’s time to look at the results thanks to the data collected from the Social Security Administration.  

Most Popular Baby Boy Names in Texas in the 00's

Here is a list of the 15 most popular baby names for boys in the state of Texas from 2000-2009

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.

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