Special Report

Most Popular Girl Names Unique to Every State

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46. Vermont: Juniper
> Location quotient: 11.6 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Juniper in last 5 years: 30
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Emma (160), Olivia (156)

The name Juniper is derived from the berry-bearing shrub of the same name.

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47. Washington: Sehaj
> Location quotient: 5.4 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Sehaj in last 5 years: 10
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Olivia (2231), Emma (2,171)

Sehaj comes from the Indian meaning for “patience” or “state of tranquility.” The city of Bellevue has seen a surge in its Indian population.

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48. Wisconsin:Eleanore
> Location quotient: 5.6 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Eleanore in last 5 years: 30
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Olivia (1737), Emma (1,713)

Eleanore’s origin comes from the Old French form of the Occitan (a Romance language in southern France) name Aliénor.

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49. West Virginia:Lakyn
> Location quotient: 9.0 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Lakyn in last 5 years: 20
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Emma (610), Olivia (518)

Lakyn is of Hebrew origin and means “she who comes from the lake.”

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50. Wyoming: Aspen
> Location quotient: 17.4 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Aspen in last 5 years: 49
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Emma (173), Olivia (146)

A favorite resort among skiers in Colorado, Aspen is also a baby girl name of choice in neighboring Wyoming. The name suggests a fluttering of leaves in trees.