Although we can gain a general understanding of American naming through the national data, it is true that naming differs between states and regions. In some cases, names are only commonly used in one particular area.
The following girls’ names each appear in the top 100 most popular names list for only one U.S. state or Washington, D.C. State popularity data, like the national data, can be found here, through the Social Security Administration. The boys’ names will follow in a later post.
Alaska: Dahlia, Denali, Felicity, Cheyenne, Lacey, McKinley
Delaware: Ariella, Delaney
District of Columbia: Zuri, Zara, Madeleine, Jacqueline, Nina, Gabriela, Logan
Hawaii: Anela, Kiana, Emi, Kalea, Kailani, Leia, Kaia, Leila, Kalena, Mahina, Makena, Camryn, Rylie, Malia, Kaya
Idaho: Gemma, Lexi
Louisiana: Jolie, Camille, Demi, Kali
Maine: Gwendolyn, Rowan, Evangeline
Massachusetts: Maeve, Catherine
Minnesota: Aisha, Greta, Elise
Mississippi: Kaitlyn, Kayleigh, Jaliyah, Kennedi, Malaysia, Jada
Montana: Remington, Hallie, Kimber
New Mexico: Amaya, Destiny
New York: Chaya
North Dakota: Edith, Nova, Arya, Josie, Mckenna
Rhode Island: Rosalie
South Dakota: Henley, Brinley
Texas: Daniela, Ana
Utah: Katelyn, Oaklee
Vermont: Wren, Jillian, Willa, Georgia, Mallory, Ayla
West Virginia: Madilyn, Braylee
Wyoming: Evelynn, Kassidy, Taya, Hadlee, Macie, Maddison, Myla, Marley, Kira, Katie
What are your thoughts?