Category: popular baby names by state
There was a time when we thoughtâ€”rightly or wrongly– of regional names in terms of stereotypesâ€”prim and properÂ appellations in New England, sweetly feminissima Southern belles, Tex-Mex cowboys out west. Now, though, it sometimes seems that baby names have become more and more homogeneous across the United States, but if we really peruse the popularity figures forÂ states’ local baby namesÂ we do find some regional differences and state eccentricities.
First, a look at which names were in first place and where they ruled:
Avaâ€”Louisiana, South Dakota
Emmaâ€”Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Wyoming