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MAPS: Here’s the Most Popular Baby Name in Each State

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By Walter Hickey

The Social Security Administration maintains a count of every name given to a newborn in every state. It’s really cool to be able to go back in time to see which names were popular when. 

The kids born in 2012 have a variety of names, but it’s pretty easy to identify a few major trends. Here is the most popular name given to girls born in 2012 in every state:

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As you can see, everybody likes girls names that end in an ‘a’. The south was really into “Emma,” while the most populous states were most into “Sophia.”

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For the boys, there’s some more variation.

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