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Baby Names

Need help finding a name for your baby? The Vital Records division of the Center for Health Statistics produces Baby Name books that contain names of babies born to Oklahoma residents.

A LITTLE NAME TRIVIA from 2008
2008 was a busy year. Barack Obama was elected as the country’s first African American president to the cheers of “yes, we can.” Michael Phelps won a record 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics and the national economy crashed to levels not seen in decades.

During this time, there were more than 50,000 babies born to Oklahoma residents. Parents were very creative. Names were chosen from every letter of the alphabet and reflected family and world history, cultural diversity, historical/popular figures, favorite places, emotions, but most of all—imagination. There were 5,270 different boys names and 7,560 different girls names. There were even 566 that were used for both boys and girls. For boys, names ranged from Aaden, Aadrion, and Aaisic to Zyler, Zyron and Zytre and among girls they ranged from Aadiyah, Aaleen, and Aaleigha to Zynaeja, Zyrah, and Zyriah.

Most Popular Names in 2008
Most popular boys: 1. Ethan 2. Jacob 3. Michael 4. Logan 5. Aiden 6. William 7. James 8. Alexander 9. Elijah 10. Hunter 11. Joshua
Most popular girls: 1. Emma 2. Madison 3. Addison 4. Emily 5. Ava 6. Olivia 7. Chloe 8. Abigail 9. Isabella 10. Avery 11. Elizabeth
Most popular gender neutral names: 1. Peyton 2. Riley 3. Jaden 4. Dakota 5. Justice 6. Skyler 7. Harley 8. Phoenix 9. Skylar 10. Teagan

Some of the more unique names include: 12-Gage, Archimedes, Blade, Bugsy, Cinderella, Cleopatra, Commodore, Cougar, Dime, Dodger, Dreamy, Egypt, ER. Fade, Gryphon, Hero, Jet Li, Kodiak, Lancelot, Magnifacent, Necessity, Steeler, and Trigger. 

Oklahoma Baby Names Books

2007 Oklahoma Baby Names (296.5k, PDF)
2006 Oklahoma Baby Names (2.6mb, PDF)
2004 Oklahoma Baby Names (158.9k, PDF)

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