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Wyoming’s latest baby name rankings came out a couple of days ago, so I’m going to squeeze them in just ahead of the new U.S. rankings, which will be released by the SSA tomorrow morning.
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the most popular baby names in 2017 were Emma and Wyatt — same as in 2016.
Here are the state’s top 6 girl names and top 6 boy names of 2017:
Wyoming typically releases the top 5 names per gender, so I’m assuming that some of the above were tied in terms of usage. The press release didn’t offer any specifics, though.
So Wyatt has been particularly popular in Wyoming for a few years now, but where do you think it will fall in the national rankings for 2017? In 2016 it was up to 33rd — higher than it’s ever been before. Will Wyatt continue to rise, or has it peaked?
A few years ago, CBC News used data from the vital statistics offices of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon to determine that the most popular baby names in northern Canada in 2015 were Sophia and Liam.
The top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names in the 3 regions (combined) in 2015 were…
I love that the Social Security Administration releases so much baby name data to the public. But I’ve always had mixed feelings about that 5-baby threshold for inclusion. (Due to privacy concerns, the government doesn’t release names given to fewer than 5 babies per gender, per year.)
Part of me appreciates the threshold. For instance, I like that it adds significance to the pop culture debut names I’m always posting about, as these names had to hit a certain minimum level of usage in order to register in the data.
But the other part of me? The other part just really, really wants to see those rare/crazy names at the bottom of the list.
So I get excited when I find U.S. data from an official source that does go down to single-instance usage. Up until recently, I only knew about Sonoma County and Los Angeles County, but recently I discovered that Iowa (an entire state!) also releases down-to-1 baby name data. Yay!
But before we get to the rare names, let’s look at the state of Iowa’s top baby names of 2016:
If you decide to dig through the data, leave a comment and let me know what you spot!
And if you’re friends with any expectant parents in Iowa, tell those lucky ducks that they have access to full sets of baby name rankings for their state. Either send them a link to this post or to one of the pages below…