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Most Popular Baby Names in North Dakota, 2012

The most popular baby names in North Dakota are out.

According to the North Dakota Department of Health, the state’s top names were Liam for boys and Emma for girls.

Here are the top 14 girl names and top 14 boy names of 2012:

Baby Girl Names Baby Boy Names
1. Emma, 57 baby girls
2. Olivia, 54
3. Sophia, 49
4. Harper, 46
5. Ava, 41
6. Avery, 39
7. Ella, 38
8. Zoey, 36
9. Grace, 34
10. Brooklyn, 32
11. Isabella, 31
12. Aubrey, 30
13. Abigail, 27
14. Addison, 26
1. Liam, 59 baby boys
2. Mason, 54
3. Ethan, 53
4. Noah, 50
5. Jacob, 44
6. Elijah, 43
7. Eli, 42
8. James, 41
9. Isaac, 40
10. Aiden, 38
11. Carter, 37
12. Jack, 37
13. Jaxon, 37
14. William, 37

I wonder if there were any Brynhilds lower down on the girls’ list. (Something tells me no.)

Source: North Dakota Fast Facts 2012 (pdf)

Road Trip Roundup: Brynhild

After going to the capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota, we decided to check out the capitol building in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Capitol - Bismarck, ND

(The styles of the two buildings were starkly different, which was interesting.)

Inside, above a door leading into a conference room, I spotted an intriguing name: Brynhild Haugland.

Who was she?

Brynhild Haugland (1905-1998) was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Nels and Sigurda Haugland. She was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives 26 times in a row (1938-1990), making her the longest serving state legislator in the history of the U.S.

The Norwegian name Brynhild can be traced back to a Germanic name consisting of elements meaning “mail, armor” and “war, battle.”

[What’s this road trip all about?]

Names Spotted on Road Trip thru Wild West

I recently got back from a 2-week road trip through South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming:

Nancy's 2012 Roadtrip

(We set off on this one just two days after getting back from Toronto. Why? Insanity, I suppose.)

I spotted a bunch of interesting names on this trip, but instead of one massive post, I thought I’d break it all up into a series of smaller posts.

Here are some of the names I’ll be talking about:





I’ll come back and add links as the posts are published. Hope you enjoy!