Special Report

Most Popular Girl Names Unique to Every State

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6. Colorado: Aspen
> Location quotient: 6.5 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Aspen in last 5 years: 356
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Olivia (1,605), Emma (1,593)

A favorite resort among skiers, it’s not surprising Aspen is also a baby girl name of choice in Colorado. The name suggests a fluttering of leaves in trees.

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7. Connecticut: Giuliana
> Location quotient: 5.5 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Giuliana in last 5 years: 138
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Olivia (1,133), Emma (1,016)

Giuliana, which is an Italian derivation of the Roman name Julius, can be found in Connecticut. The Nutmeg State has one of the highest percentages of Italian-American populations in the U.S. The name Julius means “downy-bearded, soft-haired.”

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8. Delaware: Kehlani
> Location quotient: 7.6 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Kehlani in last 5 years: 11
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Ava (312), Olivia (288)

Kehlani is a Hawaiian name meaning “sea and sky.”

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9. Florida: Carlota
> Location quotient: 10.1 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Carlota in last 5 years: 77
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Isabella (6,916), Emma (6,022)

Carlota is a variation of the Italian name Carlotta and the Old German name for Carol, Caroline and Charlotte, and it means “free man.”

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10. Georgia: Ansleigh
> Location quotient: 9.2 times more common than nationwide
> Number of baby girls named Ansleigh in last 5 years: 109
> Most and 2nd most popular baby girl name: Ava (3,086), Olivia (2,821)

The moniker Ansleigh comes from an Old English place name meaning “hermitage field.”