Great Lakes Baby Names

The Great Lakes area of the United States consists of large cities, like Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit and small, rural areas. Popular baby names, in these states, reflect that diversity with both classic and modern names being chosen by parents.

States Included in the U.S. Great Lakes

The Great Lakes region is defined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis as the states of IL, IN, MI, OH, and WI

Popular

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Rick

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1. Rick
2. Kurt
3. Dale
4. Duane
5. Todd
6. Gerald
7. Jerome
8. Tom
9. Scott
10. Jeffery
11. Bradley
12. Donald
13. Dennis
14. Chad
15. Jeffrey
16. Ronald
17. Jeff
18. Mark
19. Dean
20. Terry
21. Craig
22. Randall
23. Roger
24. Timothy
25. Douglas
26. Jon
27. Gregory
28. Brent
29. Keith
30. Gordon

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Beth

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1. Beth
2. Sue
3. Jill
4. Dawn
5. Marcia
6. Judith
7. Kay
8. Marilyn
9. Rosemary
10. Lynn
11. Julie
12. Penny
13. Vicki
14. Marlene
15. Carol
16. Cheryl
17. Janet
18. Carole
19. Diane
20. Sally
21. Lori
22. Renee
23. Delores
24. Kathleen
25. Darlene
26. Dolores
27. Phyllis
28. Colleen
29. Marjorie
30. Karen

Less Common but Unique to the Region

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Norbert

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1. Norbert
2. Tim
3. Jonathon
4. Terrence
5. Lyle
6. Dave
7. Kim
8. Lowell
9. Myron
10. Keegan
11. Nick
12. Brad
13. Demetrius
14. Loren
15. Karl
16. Brock
17. Ted
18. Terrance
19. Greg
20. Kent
21. Gregg
22. Delbert
23. Dan
24. Bob
25. Rex
26. Drew
27. Wilbur
28. Fredrick
29. Trent
30. Kirk

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Therese

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1. Therese
2. Laverne
3. Jodi
4. Kristine
5. Jody
6. Bette
7. Marcella
8. Tricia
9. Bonita
10. Gretchen
11. Kari
12. Pat
13. Trisha
14. Angeline
15. Gayle
16. Marsha
17. Marla
18. Becky
19. Marianne
20. Sheryl
21. Patty
22. Nichole
23. Alaina
24. Patti
25. Janis
26. Lynne
27. Shelly
28. Shari
29. Sheri
30. Krista

Modern

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Mitchell

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1. Mitchell
2. Keegan
3. Drew
4. Nolan
5. Grant
6. Brady
7. Maxwell
8. Collin
9. Owen
10. Gage
11. Kyle
12. Alec
13. Lincoln
14. Carter
15. Blake
16. Brett
17. Colin
18. Dakota
19. Bryce
20. Brendan
21. Devon
22. Trenton
23. Clayton
24. Evan
25. Austin
26. Bradley
27. Adam
28. Trevor
29. Bentley
30. Scott

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Paige

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1. Paige
2. Lydia
3. Nora
4. Jenna
5. Claire
6. Mackenzie
7. Lillian
8. Molly
9. Grace
10. Margaret
11. Payton
12. Megan
13. Morgan
14. Kennedy
15. Madelyn
16. Autumn
17. Brooklyn
18. Josephine
19. Madeline
20. Eleanor
21. Addison
22. Mya
23. Kendall
24. Alexandria
25. Kelsey
26. Brooke
27. Allison
28. Sydney
29. Taylor
30. Mariah

Classic

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Norbert

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1. Norbert
2. Rick
3. Kurt
4. Dale
5. Jonathon
6. Duane
7. Todd
8. Terrence
9. Tim
10. Bradley
11. Jerome
12. Dave
13. Gerald
14. Nick
15. Lyle
16. Tom
17. Jeffery
18. Scott
19. Kim
20. Lowell
21. Dean
22. Chad
23. Brad
24. Myron
25. Dennis
26. Jeffrey
27. Donald
28. Terrance
29. Timothy
30. Loren

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Therese

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1. Therese
2. Beth
3. Sue
4. Jodi
5. Kristine
6. Jill
7. Dawn
8. Laverne
9. Marcia
10. Judith
11. Rosemary
12. Kay
13. Marilyn
14. Jody
15. Marcella
16. Julie
17. Marlene
18. Lynn
19. Penny
20. Tricia
21. Bette
22. Trisha
23. Bonita
24. Vicki
25. Kari
26. Carol
27. Sally
28. Janet
29. Renee
30. Gretchen

Births for first names are taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set. Any totals for last names are the number of people with the last name as of the last US census.

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