Some baby names are popular everywhere; others are local favorites. Here is a list of boys’ names that were in the top 100 for just one U.S. state or Washington, D.C. in 2017! I’ve also posted a list of girls’ names like this.
Alaska: Conrad, Paul
District of Columbia: Jeremy, Oscar
Hawaii: Kaimana, Kainalu, Kainoa, Kaleo
Mississippi: Braylen, Dallas, Kaleb, Princeton
Montana: Augustus, Warren
New Jersey: Chaim, Yosef
New Mexico: Andres, Marcos
New York: Abraham, Muhammad
North Dakota: Mohamed
Rhode Island: Enzo
South Dakota: Briggs, Edward, Jax, Lane
Utah: Benson, Boston, Milo, Porter
Vermont: Asa, Charlie, Finley
West Virginia: Clayton, Gunner
Wyoming: Conner, Damien, Dean, Gideon, Grant, Jaxton, Killian, Kyle, Tanner
- Every name that was only popular in Hawaii last year is also rare in the U.S.
- Every name on this list that was rare last year nationally was a top 100 name in Hawaii.
- Compare to the 2016 list.
Thoughts? Surprises? Let me know in the comments!