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Individual State Data Analysis 2019

Individual State Data Analysis 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Nope, we don't get brand new name data just yet, but we do have individual state data! And yes, it’s a bit late to be analyzing this stuff now, given that these numbers were put out last summer. But I’m getting the data itch, and I’m sure plenty of you are eager to pounce on some new numbers, whether you’re expecting a little one and crossing your fingers that your favorite won’t rise or a name nerd waiting anxiously for a new top ten to pour ridiculous amounts of time into memorizing (guilty).
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Baby Names Trendy in Particular U.S. States –

Baby Names Trendy in Particular U.S. States – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are some baby names that are relatively popular in the U.S., but especially popular (i.e., top 5) in just one or two states: NameU.S. RankingState Ranking(s)Easton (m)74th4th in West VirginiaE…
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Top Names in Each State Revealed!

Top Names in Each State Revealed! | Name News | Scoop.it
Liam and Olivia are the most popular names nationally, but what about at the state level? We look into the top baby names by state for 2019.
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Incredible Time-Lapse Map Shows the Most Popular Girls Baby Names From 1950-2018

Incredible Time-Lapse Map Shows the Most Popular Girls Baby Names From 1950-2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Move over, Lisa. Emily, Jessica, and Ashley dominated the 80's, and Emma, Harper, and Ava rock the 2010s.
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Name Quotes 83: Bek, Frankie, Monarch –

Name Quotes 83: Bek, Frankie, Monarch – | Name News | Scoop.it
From article in which musician Beck talks about his first name: He was born on July 8, 1970, as Bek David Campbell. He and his brother later took their mother’s maiden name, Hansen, and Beck …
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20 Most Popular Baby Names in California

20 Most Popular Baby Names in California | Name News | Scoop.it
We put together a list of the 20 coolest -- and most popular -- baby names from California.
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The Unisex Name Map of America—and What It Tells Us

Overall, nothing in the naming patterns suggests that the rise of unisex names is due to a deliberate focus on gender neutrality.
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Really interesting research - and so useful to examine the truth (or not) behind what's often reported.

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Popular Baby Names in Minnesota for 2019

Popular Baby Names in Minnesota for 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released the most popular baby names in Minnesota during 2019
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The Tradition-Shattering Names of Rural White America

The Tradition-Shattering Names of Rural White America | Name News | Scoop.it
It has become a familiar part of America’s modern political narrative. The white, small-town experience is portrayed as the most traditional American experience. Some elevate it as an ideal, the model for returning the nation’s culture to an earlier, prouder time. Others see it as just one element of a …
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Popular Baby Names in Wisconsin, 2017 –

Popular Baby Names in Wisconsin, 2017 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the most popular baby names in the state two years ago were Olivia and Henry. Here are Wisconsin’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy n…
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20 Baby Names Inspired By The Great State of Texas

20 Baby Names Inspired By The Great State of Texas | Name News | Scoop.it
If parents have big love for the biggest state, why not give the biggest love of their lives a fitting name?
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Baby Names Trendy in Particular U.S. States –

Baby Names Trendy in Particular U.S. States – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are some baby names that are relatively popular in the U.S., but especially popular (i.e., top 5) in just one or two states: NameU.S. RankingState Ranking(s)Easton (m)74th4th in West VirginiaE…
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Popular and Unique Baby Names in Each U.S. State, 2019 –

Popular and Unique Baby Names in Each U.S. State, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Which baby names were the most popular in each U.S. state in 2019? And which names only popped up in the data for a single state in 2019? All the answers are below! Alabama Alabama’s top girl…
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Name Popularity by U.S. State

Jennifer and Mallory discuss name anomalies in different U.S. states as opposed to the overall national list.
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From Aria to Ezekiel, the Top Names in Every US State

From Aria to Ezekiel, the Top Names in Every US State | Name News | Scoop.it
It turns out that there is something all of America agrees on. We agree on girls’ names, more or less. The national #1 name, Olivia, ranks among the top 5 girls’ names in all 50 states. In fact, just 14 different names account for the full girls’ top 5 in […]
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Popular & Unique Baby Names in Idaho, 2018 –

Popular & Unique Baby Names in Idaho, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Idaho Vital Statistics, the most popular baby names in the state in 2018 were Olivia and Liam. Here are Idaho’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018: Girl Names Olivia, 107 b…
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Popular and Unique Baby Names in Iowa, 2017 & 2018 –

Popular and Unique Baby Names in Iowa, 2017 & 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
I publish a set of name rankings every week, but I don’t post many U.S. state-released rankings anymore. Why? Because the SSA’s yearly dataset always includes a state-by-state breakdown…
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The Most Popular Baby Girl Name in Colorado in the Last 60 Years

The Most Popular Baby Girl Name in Colorado in the Last 60 Years | Name News | Scoop.it
Over the last 60 years there are a few baby girl names that have risen above all the rest in popularity.
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20 Most Popular Baby Names in Texas

20 Most Popular Baby Names in Texas | Name News | Scoop.it
For any parents-to-be who have big love for Texas, here is what Texans are naming their boys and girls.
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Top 10 list of Baby Names: Ava and William are the most used names in Tennessee

Top 10 list of Baby Names: Ava and William are the most used names in Tennessee | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Ava and William are the most popular names since 2007. In 2019, again they ranked on the first position.
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N. Dakota Towns with Female Names –

N. Dakota Towns with Female Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s a newspaper article from the 1930s that features a list of North Dakota towns with feminine names: When a train conductor calls “Bessie” and “Josephine” in Nort…
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Popular Baby Names in North Dakota, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in North Dakota, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to North Dakota’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state in 2018 were (again) Emma and Oliver. Here are North Dakota’s top girl names and top 10 boy na…
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Popular Baby Names in Wyoming, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in Wyoming, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state last year were Emma and Oliver. Here are Wyoming’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2018: Girl N…
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