Quirky Favorite Baby Names by State

All 50 states plus the District of Columbia, in one place

Which quirky favorite baby names does YOUR state love above all others? We crunched the numbers and came up with these top names in each state — not the most popular in terms of sheer numbers, but the unusual, distinctive baby names that get an outsized amount of love in each place.

Insiders know the reasons behind many of the picks. Bexley, the girls’ quirky favorite name in Ohio, comes from the name of an upscale suburb, for example, while Wisconsin’s favorite boys’ name Jordy honors Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson. Woodsy Vermonters favor nature names Wren and Wilder, while Spanish names Santana and Estevan rule in New Mexico.

Click through to find out the Quirky Favorite Names in your state — and all the rest.


In 2015, Alabama accounted for 13% of Lynlees and 9% of Dewaynes, even though it's home to just 1.5% of all Americans.

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CaitlinBrittin Says:

March 30th, 2017 at 7:14 am

Yes, Brigham in Utah is no doubt inspired by Mormon leader Brigham Young but also Hiram in Arizona has Mormon ties and can probably be attributed to the large population of Mormons there

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