Originally published May 18, 2017 at 03:01p.m., updated May 19, 2017 at 04:30a.m.
The Social Security Administration has released its annual ranking of top baby names nationally and by state.
The most popular boy name selected in Arkansas last year was Elijah. It was followed by William, Mason, Noah and James to form the top five.
Ava was the top girl name in the state in 2015, followed by Emma, Olivia, Abigail and Harper.
For comparison, the top names in Arkansas in 2015 were Emma and William. Both jumped down a spot in the 2016 rankings.
Nationally, Emma was the top selection for a girl name last year. Noah sat atop the list for boy names.