Unique baby names in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s most popular baby names of 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2004 can be found at the state’s Department of Health website.

The top names seem to be on par with what the SSA reports, so I won’t list them here. But I did want to share a few of the state’s unique names. Starting with 12-Gage.

Yup, 12-Gage. Just one letter off from 12-gauge, typically used to describe shotguns. It was bestowed in 2008.

Some of the unusual names bestowed a year earlier were:

  • 7
  • Bluestar
  • Catcher-Dan
  • Ceyahdrieah
  • Ceyaydrieah
  • Chicago-All
  • Iamunique
  • Prettyrock
  • Pyro
  • Swostika
  • Tugger
  • Zaxs Christ
  • Zombrie

Ceyahdrieah and Ceyaydrieah looked suspiciously alike, so on a whim I tried a search. I found the following explanation at a baby name message board:

Going through applications for our PreK and came across these twins:

Ceyahdrieah and Ceyaydrieh pronounced “Adreah”(andrea without the N) and Adriea (Adrien without the N). The “Cey” is silent. Mom wanted their names to look pretty.

Hopefully Oklahoma will post the names from 2009 and 2010 at some point, so I’ll keep an eye out for updates…

Sources: Baby Names – Oklahoma State Department of Health, SSA

2 thoughts on “Unique baby names in Oklahoma

  1. “…wanted their names to look pretty.” Yikes. Impossible, matching names on twins – what cruelty!

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