Most popular NW baby names & unique options

Most popular NW baby names & unique options

Most popular NW baby names & unique options

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by Cassidy Quinn, KGW Staff

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Posted on May 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 10:33 AM

If you're trying to think of what to name your next baby, here are some suggestions for you, from the most popular to the most outrageous.

The Social Security Administration on Thursday morning announced the most popular baby names in each U.S. state for 2013. They've also released the complete list of last year's baby names. This includes many new names, which are baby names given for the very first time to five or more children in the U.S. in 2013.

This is where it gets interesting...

But first, let's see the most popular names in Washington and Oregon. In both states, Emma and Liam took first place.

Here are the top 10 names for boys and girls born in Washington in 2013:

And here are the top 10 for Oregon:

These names all seem pretty normal, but around the country, there were some bizarre choices for baby names last year. This includes 1,400 new names, given for the very first time to five or more babies in America.

Nameberry chose the most outrageous baby names, given by clearly creative parents. These are listed in order of how many babies received the name in 2013:

Girls:

  • Vanellope - 63
  • Burklee - 10
  • Pistol - 9
  • Happiness - 8
  • Pemberley - 8
  • Envie - 7
  • Prim - 7
  • Rarity - 7
  • Avaa - 6
  • Charlemagne - 6
  • Kinzington - 6
  • Prezlee - 6
  • Ransom - 5
  • Rebelle - 5
  • Sierraleone - 5
  • Siqi - 5
  • Snowy - 5
  • Temprince - 5

Boys:

  • Rydder, 10
  • Jceion, 10
  • Hatch, 8
  • Tuf, 8
  • Lloyal, 7
  • Psalms, 7
  • Xzaiden - 7
  • Charger - 6
  • Forever - 6
  • Kyndle - 6
  • Power - 6
  • Warrior - 6
  • Gospel - 5
  • Kaptain - 5
  • Subaru - 5
  • Vice - 5

Would you name your baby any of those new names? Let us know in the comments below!

You can also view the list of the 1,000 most popular baby names for the entire country on Social Security's website.

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