According to Idaho Vital Statistics, the most popular baby names in the state in 2018 were Olivia and Liam.
Here are Idaho’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Olivia, 107 baby girls
- Emma, 92
- Harper, 88
- Charlotte, 83
- Evelyn, 82
- Amelia, 77
- Hazel, 62
- Ava, 60
- Abigail, 58
- Lily, 56 (tied with #11, Sophia)
- Liam, 127 baby boys
- Oliver, 114
- William, 93
- Hudson, 83 (tie)
- Henry, 83 (tie)
- James, 82
- Owen, 79
- Jackson, 78
- Wyatt, 77
- Lincoln, 75
In the girls’ top 10, Hazel and Lily replace Elizabeth and (technically) Sophia.
In the boys’ top 10, Hudson, Owen, and Wyatt replace Samuel, Mason, and Logan. Notably, Hudson didn’t even make Idaho’s top 25 in 2017.
Speaking of 2017…the top two names that year were Emma and Oliver.
And now, some of Idaho’s unusual baby names:
|Unique Girl Names||Unique Boy Names|
|Amerikis, Anomaly, Aquamarine, Atlyss, Azkadealliya, Buttercup, Cansas, Ellexy, Gift, Glacier-Dawn, Ingeborg, Jonnacie, Kc, Livingston, Naivee, Netanya, Neverr, Onnicka, Phynixx, Reminatrix, Silentbird, Stormageddon, Sufia, Violetjade, Yggdrasil||Anarchy, Banx, Bekan, Boss, Combat, Derexx, Geremi, Given, Gnash, Grizzly, Jj, Jrue, Krush, Lighten, Lukasza, Prentiss, Rhun, Skeigh, Thackery, Timber, Trynitee, Tytanium, Ugutz, Wisely|
Possible explanations/associations for a couple of the above:
- Stormageddon was a baby on Dr. Who, a meme about the baby on Dr. Who, and a TV movie.
- Yggdrasil is the enormous ash tree at the center of the cosmos, according to Norse mythology. (Similar to Eywa in Avatar.)