Distinctive Baby Names from South Dakota

South Dakota is home to Mount Rushmore. Gutzon Borglum began work on the 6,200 foot work in 1927 and finished it fourteen years later at a cost of one million dollars. While George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are depicted on the shrine you won't find them on any list of popular baby names in South Dakota. Parents there choose classic names for their kids like Darwin and Harlan for boys and Ardis and Mavis for girls.

Popular

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Lyle

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16. Lane
17. Dean
18. Virgil
19. Lynn
20. Tanner
21. Kelly
22. Arnold
23. Wade
24. Vernon
25. Leland
26. Lloyd
27. Marvin
28. Gordon
29. Gene
30. Todd

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Marlys

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16. Verna
17. Lynette
18. Arlene
19. Lila
20. Marlene
21. Jody
22. Viola
23. Jodi
24. Lois
25. Violet
26. Adeline
27. Leona
28. Ramona
29. Abby
30. Patty

Less Common but Unique to SD

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Merlyn

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16. Kade
17. Kim
18. Marty
19. Tyson
20. Heath
21. Emil
22. Ervin
23. Erwin
24. Trey
25. Harley
26. Tucker
27. Ty
28. Rylan
29. Doug
30. Lincoln

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Ardis

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16. Bonita
17. Cleo
18. Lacey
19. Bobbi
20. Joni
21. Dona
22. Bette
23. Janelle
24. Hadley
25. Tami
26. Alta
27. Dixie
28. Lana
29. Ila
30. Harper

Modern

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Tate

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1. Tate
2. Lane
3. Dawson
4. Ryker
5. Tyson
6. Kade
7. Tanner
8. Ty
9. Trey
10. Riley
11. Lincoln
12. Tucker
13. Brady
14. Rylan
15. Cade
16. Payton
17. Easton
18. Jace
19. Kaden
20. Sawyer
21. Carter
22. Cole
23. Hudson
24. Lance
25. Kyler
26. Brock
27. Levi
28. Bennett
29. Carson
30. Trevor

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Josie

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Classic

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Merlyn

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16. Darin
17. Merlin
18. Monte
19. Eldon
20. Marlin
21. Lowell
22. Myron
23. Delbert
24. Delmar
25. Gale
26. Cody
27. Dale
28. Dean
29. Leland
30. Heath

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Marlys

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