Distinctive Baby Names from Minnesota

Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and has almost 90,000 miles of shoreline. Lake Itasca is the main source of the Mississippi River, and Minnesota has water's that flow in three different directions. Like the water's flowing from there, Minnesota parents go their own way when choosing names for their children. You'll find Mohamed and Bennett on the list of popular boy's names and Greta and Ellie on the girl's list.

Popular

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Lyle

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1. Lyle
2. Duane
3. Loren
4. Dean
5. Jerome
6. Gordon
7. Dale
8. Jon
9. Todd
10. Brady
11. Chad
12. Arnold
13. Maxwell
14. Kent
15. Bradley
16. Allan
17. Bruce
18. Roger
19. Wallace
20. Vernon
21. Mitchell
22. Ross
23. Kurt
24. Cole
25. Grant
26. Scott
27. Gerald
28. Riley
29. Brent
30. Tim

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Marlys

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1. Marlys
2. Kari
3. Jody
4. Jodi
5. Kristine
6. Gretchen
7. Heidi
8. Adeline
9. Marcella
10. Delores
11. Roxanne
12. Lorraine
13. Jill
14. Molly
15. Julie
16. Colleen
17. Jeanne
18. Marlene
19. Lynn
20. Kristi
21. Kay
22. Harriet
23. Darlene
24. Laurie
25. Becky
26. Arlene
27. Lois
28. Dianne
29. Lori
30. Kristin

Less Common but Unique to MN

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Mohamed

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1. Mohamed
2. Maynard
3. Harlan
4. Lowell
5. Merlin
6. Orville
7. Norbert
8. Milo
9. Bennett
10. Myron
11. Darwin
12. Darin
13. Marlin
14. Darrel
15. Reid
16. Ervin
17. Reed
18. Merle
19. Gregg
20. Sawyer
21. Kim
22. Elliot
23. Dane
24. Beau
25. Griffin
26. Brock
27. Easton
28. Wilfred
29. Lukas
30. Wade

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Ardis

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1. Ardis
2. Lavonne
3. Ione
4. Linnea
5. Luann
6. Annika
7. Mavis
8. Renae
9. Greta
10. Rosella
11. Luella
12. Jolene
13. Mara
14. Leann
15. Bonita
16. Brynn
17. Corrine
18. Clarice
19. Karin
20. Darcy
21. Fern
22. Muriel
23. Abby
24. Lorna
25. Gwen
26. Bette
27. Lynette
28. Deloris
29. Gayle
30. Shari

Modern

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Mohamed

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1. Mohamed
2. Bennett
3. Mitchell
4. August
5. Maxwell
6. Theodore
7. Brady
8. Elliot
9. Charlie
10. Riley
11. Emmett
12. Jack
13. Calvin
14. Nolan
15. Leo
16. Sawyer
17. Henry
18. Drew
19. Carter
20. Grant
21. Cole
22. Griffin
23. Brock
24. Graham
25. Beau
26. Owen
27. Everett
28. Simon
29. Blake
30. Tanner

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Greta

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1. Greta
2. Annika
3. Brynn
4. Nora
5. Josephine
6. Norah
7. Cora
8. Lydia
9. Abby
10. Eleanor
11. Adeline
12. Clara
13. Quinn
14. Isla
15. Madeline
16. Ellie
17. Isabelle
18. Lucy
19. Hazel
20. Josie
21. Kendra
22. Elise
23. Claire
24. Mckenna
25. Grace
26. Paige
27. Stella
28. Ella
29. Anna
30. Molly

Classic

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Lyle

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1. Lyle
2. Harlan
3. Duane
4. Loren
5. Maynard
6. Merlin
7. Lowell
8. Dean
9. Darwin
10. Orville
11. Norbert
12. Jerome
13. Gordon
14. Jon
15. Myron
16. Marlin
17. Dale
18. Bradley
19. Lucas
20. Darin
21. Chad
22. Todd
23. Luke
24. Ervin
25. Arnold
26. Darrel
27. Allan
28. Kent
29. Cory
30. Trent

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Marlys

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1. Marlys
2. Ardis
3. Lavonne
4. Ione
5. Kari
6. Renae
7. Mavis
8. Luann
9. Rosella
10. Jolene
11. Leann
12. Adeline
13. Jodi
14. Jody
15. Heidi
16. Kristine
17. Darcy
18. Corrine
19. Janelle
20. Roxanne
21. Molly
22. Gretchen
23. Brianna
24. Marcella
25. Clarice
26. Bonita
27. Kelsey
28. Kirsten
29. Luella
30. Delores

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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