Special Report

Most Popular Girl Names Unique to Every State

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1. Alaska: Denali
> Location quotient: 64.1 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Denali in last 5 years: 27
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Emma (259), Olivia (241)

Denali is the native name of North America’s highest mountain peak, formerly known as Mount McKinley. It means, “the great one.”

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2. Alabama: Krimson
> Location quotient: 42.8 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Krimson in last 5 years: 28
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Ava (1,537), Emma (1,387)

Krimson is a spelling alternative to Crimson.

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3. Arkansas: Blakeleigh
> Location quotient: 15.1 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Blakeleigh in last 5 years: 23
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Emma (991), Ava (814)

Blakeleigh is from Old English meaning “dark or fair.”

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4. Arizona: Ariza
> Location quotient: 43.2 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Ariza in last 5 years: 109
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Sophia (2,378), Emma (2,219)

Ariza’s origin is from Hebrew, meaning “cedar panels” and referring to the rich wood of King Solomon’s temple.

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5. California: Lilit
> Location quotient: 5.8 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Lilit in last 5 years: 31
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Sophia (14,779), Mia (13,479)

Lilit is from the Assyrian phrase “of the night.” There is a large Assyrian community in California’s Central Valley.