States have official songs and sandwiches. So how about quirky favorite baby names?

It turns out that certain names, rare in the US, are over-represented in certain states. Our intrepid researcher looked at every name given to at least 100 babies in 2015. Then he calculated the percentage of babies with that name born in every state. When ranked, the results revealed the rare names most concentrated in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Some of these are easily explained. A hundred baby boys were named Brigham in 2015, 23 of them in Utah. Less than one聽percent of all Americans live in Utah, so that鈥檚 23 times higher than you might expect. But, of course, Brigham Young was an early leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, headquartered in Utah, so it鈥檚 not a surprise.

Yiddish names Shimon and Faigy are the quirky favorites in New York, where there鈥檚 the largest concentration of Hasidic Jews, while Spanish names Santana and Estevan are favored in New Mexico, and Hawaiian names Kalea and Keanu are popular in 鈥 boom! 鈥 Hawaii.

And it does make sense that nature names Wren and Wilder are the quirky favorites of rural Vermont, while nouveau names Oakleigh and Bridger are well-liked in red state Montana, consistent with our analysis that found red staters prefer gender-neutral invented names while blue staters are more likely to pick names that are ethnic and traditional.

Other stands-outs are harder to explain. Why is Ophelia so prominent in Alaska? Or Brecken in Iowa? If you have the secret to why these names are the favorites in your state, please share with the class!

Here are all the quirky favorites by state:

1. Alaska: Girl name: Ophelia, Boy name: Torin

2. Alabama: Girl name:聽Lynlee, Boy name:聽Dewayne

3. Arkansas: Girl name: Kynslee, Boy name:聽Payton

4. Arizona: Girl name: Arleth, Boy name: Hiram

5. California: Girl name: Jaylene, Boy name: Arman

6. Colorado: Girl name: Aspen, Boy name: Amias

7. Connecticut:聽Girl name: Alessia, Boy name: Andreas

8. District of Columbia: Girl name: Egypt, Boy name: Zyaire

9. Delaware: Girl name: Devyn, Boy name: Makai

10. Florida: Girl name: Martina, Boy name: Jahmir

11. Georgia: Girl name: Ansley, Boy name: Jarvis

12. Hawaii: Girl name: Kalea, Boy name: Keanu

13. Idaho: Girl name: Oakley, Boy name: Krew

14. Iowa: Girl name: Kinzlee, Boy name: Brecken

15. Illinois:聽Girl name:聽Jaylani, Boy name: Umar

16. Indiana:聽Girl name: Lucinda, Boy name: Ross

17. Kansas: Girl name: Camdyn, Boy name: Brogan

18. Kentucky:聽Girl name: Kenleigh, Boy name: Leeland

19. Louisiana:聽Girl name:聽Jolie, Boy name:聽Tylan

20. Maine:聽Girl name: Quincy, Boy name:聽Eliot

21. Maryland:聽Girl name: Rhyan, Boy name:聽Chaz

22. Massachusetts: Girl name:聽Maeve, Boy name:聽Javian

23. Michigan:聽Girl name: Yasmeen, Boy name:聽Hussein

24. Minnesota:聽Girl name:聽Sumaya, Boy name: Abdirahman

25. Mississippi:聽Girl name: Deasia, Boy name:聽Jakobe聽
26. Missouri:聽
Girl:聽Braylynn, Boy name: Kelly

27. Montana:聽Girl name:聽Oakleigh, Boy name: Bridger

28. North Carolina:聽Girl name: Ivey, Boy name: Juelz

29. North Dakota:聽Girl name: Aspyn, Boy name:聽Teagan

30. Nebraska:聽Girl name: Juana, Boy name:聽Coy

31. New Hampshire:聽Girl name: Penny, Boy name: Davin

32. New Jersey: Girl name: Nechama, Boy name:聽Yaakov

33. New Mexico:聽Girl name: Santana, Boy name:聽Estevan

34. New York: Girl name: Faigy, Boy name:聽Shimon

35. Nevada:聽Girl name: Laylani, Boy name:聽Kenji

36. Ohio:聽Girl name: Bexley, Boy name:聽Jaron

37. Oklahoma:聽Girl name: Gentry, Boy name: Hagen

38. Oregon:聽Girl name: Zinnia, Boy name:聽Cedar

39. Pennsylvania:聽Girl name: Maura, Boy name: Yasir

40. Rhode Island:聽Girl name: Amalia, Boy name: Domenic

41. South Carolina:聽Girl name: Hollis, Boy name: Banks

42. South Dakota:聽Girl name: Haddie, Boy name: Sutton

43. Tennessee:聽Girl name: Briley, Boy name: Courtney

44. Texas:聽Girl name: Renata, Boy name: Mauro

45. Utah:聽Girl name: Oaklee, Boy name: Brigham

46. Virginia:聽Girl name: Iman, Boy name: Aubrey

47. Vermont:聽Girl name: Wren, Boy name: Wilder

48. Washington:聽Girl name: Roslyn, Boy name: Ransom

49: Wisconsin:聽Girl name: Etta, Boy name: Jordy

50: West Virginia:聽Girl name: Cambrie, Boy name: Bryer

51: Wyoming:聽Girl name: Taya, Boy name: Trace

What鈥檚 your favorite quirky baby name? Share it with us @BritandCo!

This post was previously published on Nameberry by Joe Satran and Abby Sandel.

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