The most unique baby boy name in every state

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In 2017, babies born in the US were given some unique names. Shutterstock
  • Depending on where you are in the US, some baby names are more popular than others.
  • In Massachusetts and Maine, Brady was the most inordinately popular and in Alaska, Colorado, and Washington, Orion was the most disproportionally popular.
  • The most disproportionately popular boy’s name of all was Killian in Wyoming, where boys were given that name 12.2 times more than they were named Killian in the rest of the country.

Boys born in 2017 were given some pretty unique names including Ryker, Orion, and Major. Many of those unique names were overly popular in some states more than the rest of the country.

INSIDER has collected data from the Social Security name database to determine the most disproportionately popular boys’ names in each state.


In Alabama, Karson was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Alabama were named Karson 5.4 times more than boys were named Karson nationwide.


In Alaska, Orion was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

Boys in Alaska were named Orion 6.8 times more than boys were named Orion nationwide.


In Arizona, Adriel was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Arizona were named Adriel 3.9 times more than boys were named Adriel nationwide.


In Arkansas, Conner was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Arkansas were named Conner 4.2 times more than boys were named Conner nationwide.


In California, Maximiliano was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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California. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Boys in California were named Maximiliano 2.7 times more than boys were named Maximiliano nationwide.


In Colorado, Orion was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Colorado were named Orion 2.9 times more than boys were named Orion nationwide.


In Connecticut, Jake was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Connecticut. Spencer Platt/ Getty

Boys in Connecticut were named Jake 3.4 times more than boys were named Jake nationwide.


In Delaware, Jeffrey was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Delaware were named Jeffrey 6.3 times more than boys were named Jeffrey nationwide.


In Florida, Thiago was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Florida were named Thiago 2.9 times more than boys were named Thiago nationwide.


In Georgia, Karter was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Georgia were named Karter 2.8 times more than boys were named Karter nationwide.


In Hawaii, Bodhi was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Hawaii were named Bodhi 5.6 times more than boys were named Bodhi nationwide.


In Idaho, Ryker was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Idaho. D. Taylor/ Flickr

Boys in Idaho were named Ryker 4.8 times more than boys were named Ryker nationwide.


In Illinois, Major was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Illinois. David Wilson/ Flickr

Boys in Illinois were named Major 2.0 times more than boys were named Major nationwide.


In Indiana, Cohen was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

Boys in Indiana were named Cohen 2.7 times more than boys were named Cohen nationwide.


In Iowa, Theo was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Iowa were named Theo 4.1 times more than boys were named Theo nationwide.


In Kansas, Reid was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Kansas were named Reid 3.5 times more than boys were named Reid nationwide.


In Kentucky, Brantley was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Kentucky were named Brantley 4.0 times more than boys were named Brantley nationwide.


In Louisiana, Karson was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Louisiana were named Karson 4.9 times more than boys were named Karson nationwide.


In Maine, Brady was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Maine. Flickr/Jeff Gunn

Boys in Maine were named Brady 6.1 times more than boys were named Brady nationwide.


In Maryland, Amari was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Maryland were named Amari 2.5 times more than boys were named Amari nationwide.


In Massachusetts, Brady was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Massachusetts were named Brady 3.9 times more than boys were named Brady nationwide.


In Michigan, Ali was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Michigan were named Ali 5.0 times more than boys were named Ali nationwide.


In Minnesota, Louis was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Minnesota were named Louis 3.7 times more than boys were named Louis nationwide.


In Mississippi, Karson was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Mississippi were named Karson 6.3 times more than boys were named Karson nationwide.


In Missouri, Lane was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

Boys in Missouri were named Lane 3.6 times more than boys were named Lane nationwide.


In Montana, Titus was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Montana were named Titus 5.8 times more than boys were named Titus nationwide.


In Nebraska, Barrett was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Nebraska were named Barrett 6.1 times more than boys were named Barrett nationwide.


In Nevada, Damian was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Nevada. Jack Edge/Wikimedia Commons

Boys in Nevada were named Damian 3.6 times more than boys were named Damian nationwide.


In New Hampshire, Griffin was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in New Hampshire were named Griffin 5.8 times more than boys were named Griffin nationwide.


In New Jersey, Jake was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in New Jersey were named Jake 2.9 times more than boys were named Jake nationwide.


In New Mexico, Santiago was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in New Mexico were named Santiago 5.9 times more than boys were named Santiago nationwide.


In New York, Ali was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in New York were named Ali 2.3 times more than boys were named Ali nationwide.


In North Carolina, Jayceon was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

Boys in North Carolina were named Jayceon 2.4 times more than boys were named Jayceon nationwide.


In North Dakota, Rhett was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in North Dakota were named Rhett 6.5 times more than boys were named Rhett nationwide.


In Ohio, Corbin was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Ohio were named Corbin 2.6 times more than boys were named Corbin nationwide.


In Oklahoma, Jett was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Oklahoma were named Jett 3.9 times more than boys were named Jett nationwide.


In Oregon, Arlo was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Oregon were named Arlo 3.6 times more than boys were named Arlo nationwide.


In Pennsylvania, Chase was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Pennsylvania were named Chase 2.4 times more than boys were named Chase nationwide.


In Rhode Island, Julius was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Rhode Island were named Julius 5.6 times more than boys were named Julius nationwide.


In South Carolina, Kingston was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in South Carolina were named Kingston 4.4 times more than boys were named Kingston nationwide.


In South Dakota, Lane was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

Boys in South Dakota were named Lane 6.1 times more than boys were named Lane nationwide.


In Tennessee, Major was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Tennessee were named Major 2.9 times more than boys were named Major nationwide.


In Texas, Jose was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Texas were named Jose 3.0 times more than boys were named Jose nationwide.


In Utah, Beckham was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Utah were named Beckham 6.9 times more than boys were named Beckham nationwide.


In Vermont, Finn was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Vermont were named Finn 9.1 times more than boys were named Finn nationwide.


In Virginia, Jeffrey was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Virginia were named Jeffrey 2.1 times more than boys were named Jeffrey nationwide.


In Washington, Orion was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Washington were named Orion 2.8 times more than boys were named Orion nationwide.


In West Virginia, Remington was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in West Virginia were named Remington 7.3 times more than boys were named Remington nationwide.


In Wisconsin, Finley was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Wisconsin were named Finley 4.0 times more than boys were named Finley nationwide.


In Wyoming, Killian was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Wyoming were named Killian 12.2 times more than boys were named Killian nationwide.


In Washington, DC, Major was the most disproportionately popular boy name in 2017.

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Boys in Washington, DC were named Major 7.1 times more than boys were named Major nationwide.

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