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

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Marlys

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16. Marcella
17. Lynette
18. Arlene
19. Marlene
20. Jody
21. Jodi
22. Viola
23. Lila
24. Lois
25. Leona
26. Ramona
27. Violet
28. Adeline
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. Heath
20. Emil
21. Tyson
22. Ervin
23. Erwin
24. Trey
25. Harley
26. Ty
27. Tucker
28. Doug
29. Cade
30. Rylan

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Ardis

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

Modern

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Tate

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

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Aspen

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16. Bailey
17. Paisley
18. Ellie
19. Kylee
20. Jordyn
21. Shelby
22. Paige
23. Reese
24. Maggie
25. Brooklynn
26. Piper
27. Hope
28. Kelsey
29. Gracie
30. Nora

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. Dale
27. Dean
28. Cody
29. Leland
30. Heath

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Marlys

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