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  1. #1
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    Surprises in my State

    Hi All,

    I just did this for the girls and now thought I'd share for the boys....

    I recently went to the Social Security name site and checked the top 100 names in my state and thought it would be interesting to start a thread about surprises in your state, since quite a few stood out to me. Below are names listed in UTAH that made the top 100 in 2010, but are not in the national top 100.

    NAME, UTAH RANK/US RANK
    Ryker, 26/311
    Lincoln, 28/197
    Boston, 51/545
    Porter, 56/446
    Asher, 57/139
    Braxton, 58/171
    Ashton, 64/126
    Tyson, 67/237
    Bridger, 71/916
    Hudson, 73/138
    Jace, 76/146
    Kaden, 77/106
    Ryder, 80/135
    Sawyer, 81/173
    Miles, 82/137
    Kyler, 88/269
    Daxton, 89/747
    Seth, 91/165
    Gage, 93/152
    Preston, 95/131
    Camden, 96/179
    Jude, 97/170
    Corbin, 98/250
    Tanner, 100/176


    I'm not surprised by many of these, however the few that stood out to me are:
    Ryker, Boston, Porter, Tyson, Bridger, Kyler, Daxton, Corbin

    Thoughts? What names top the charts in your state or area that you might be surprised about??

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    Wow, that's a lot!

    For my state:

    Colin 76/111
    Bryce 79/112
    Sean 80/103
    Brady 81/125
    Shane 82/200
    Vincent 84/109
    Nolan 89/104
    Patrick 90/129
    Kyle 91/107
    Jake 95/129
    Timothy 97/115
    Gage 99/152
    Micah 100/108

    None of this really surprises me, though--all the people in Pennsylvania I know go for fairly traditional sorts of names--it took me a while until I got to one that was in the PA top 100 that wasn't in the national one--and that's because they're all sort of dated, haha.

    I figured I'd do the girls' list, too:

    Lydia 55/111 (no surprise here--I hear Lydia all over the place, from my age all the way down to new babies... Lydia is definitely a Pennsylvania favorite!)
    Sadie 63/118
    Mary 65/109
    Rylee 70/102 (no surprise here, either! I meet so many Rileys/Rylees/Ryleighs everywhere I go!)
    Jordyn 81/112
    Mya 83/101
    Katelyn 85/103
    Julianna 86/176
    Lilly 87/107
    London 88/108
    Kendall 89/133
    Alivia 91/174
    Adrianna 95/173
    Jenna 97/141
    Megan 98/131
    Juliana 100/145

    The only one for the girls that really surprised me was Juliana and Sadie--I'm pleasantly surprised that they're in the top 100 for PA! I was also pretty happy about Patrick and Mary. The others are quite predictable to me--Pennsylvanians seem to love their unisex, and dated, fairly classic, 100-range type names, lol.
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    A couple from my state: Jose #2, Angel #4. This is for Texas. The one I really am surprised by is on the girl side. Apparently the name Genesis is in the 20-30 range. I've never even heard that one, though I have heard Isis, maybe they use that as a nn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whit32 View Post
    A couple from my state: Jose #2, Angel #4. This is for Texas. The one I really am surprised by is on the girl side. Apparently the name Genesis is in the 20-30 range. I've never even heard that one, though I have heard Isis, maybe they use that as a nn?
    Really? Genesis is also in the top 100 nationally. I know a Genesis who goes by just Genesis... I figured it was in the top 100 in my state, too, but apparently it's not. I used to really like it--I actually went through a phase of wanting to name all my kids after books in the Bible, lol (my favorite was Revelation nn Shelly, though, haha).
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    Isabelle Aurora GraceZane Alexander CaspianGenevieve Sofia EsmeEverett Joshua Charles
    Casper Nathaniel EdenEleanor Pasqualina Mary "Lena"Samson Adler JackPoppy Éliane Clementina
    Thomas BenjaminAlice ClementineIan MarinerAmelia Winter
    Claire JuniperDesmond JoshuaHazel IsabellaEzra Borealis

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    Thanks for sharing. It is pretty interesting how different naming styles can be from state to state.

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