Blog: Idaho's Most Popular Baby Names

July 12, 2013 1:35 pm

Combing through thousands of random datasets offered by the federal government - which touch on just about every topic from the number of birds hit by airplanes to inflation in the price of waffles - I began to suspect that I'm a nerd.

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"You're a nerd," I said to myself.

I was right.

This nerdiness for open data helps explain why I was excited to see that I could break down baby names listed on Social Security applications by state. These are the most popular baby names in Idaho since 1910, judging by number of years it held the title of most popular baby name. A more precise measure would be the total number of babies with that name over the last century, but this will have to do.

Check out the full list of number-one baby names for each year below the charts.

  • 1910 Mary
  • 1911 Mary
  • 1912 Mary
  • 1913 Mary
  • 1914 Mary
  • 1915 Mary
  • 1916 Mary
  • 1917 Mary
  • 1918 Mary
  • 1919 Mary
  • 1920 Mary
  • 1921 Mary
  • 1922 Mary
  • 1923 Mary
  • 1924 Mary
  • 1925 Betty
  • 1926 Betty
  • 1927 Betty
  • 1928 Betty
  • 1929 Betty
  • 1930 Betty
  • 1931 Mary
  • 1932 Mary
  • 1933 Mary
  • 1934 Shirley
  • 1935 Shirley
  • 1936 Shirley
  • 1937 Mary
  • 1938 Mary
  • 1939 Sharon
  • 1940 Sharon
  • 1941 Sharon
  • 1942 Sharon
  • 1943 Linda
  • 1944 Linda
  • 1945 Linda
  • 1946 Linda
  • 1947 Linda
  • 1948 Linda
  • 1949 Linda
  • 1950 Linda
  • 1951 Linda
  • 1952 Linda
  • 1953 Debra
  • 1954 Debra
  • 1955 Debra
  • 1956 Debra
  • 1957 Debra
  • 1958 Julie
  • 1959 Susan
  • 1960 Lori
  • 1961 Lisa
  • 1962 Lori
  • 1963 Lisa
  • 1964 Lisa
  • 1965 Lisa
  • 1966 Lisa
  • 1967 Lisa
  • 1968 Michelle
  • 1969 Lisa
  • 1970 Jennifer
  • 1971 Jennifer
  • 1972 Jennifer
  • 1973 Jennifer
  • 1974 Jennifer
  • 1975 Jennifer
  • 1976 Jennifer
  • 1977 Jennifer
  • 1978 Jennifer
  • 1979 Jennifer
  • 1980 Jennifer
  • 1981 Jennifer
  • 1982 Jennifer
  • 1983 Jennifer
  • 1984 Jennifer
  • 1985 Jessica
  • 1986 Jessica
  • 1987 Jessica
  • 1988 Jessica
  • 1989 Jessica
  • 1990 Jessica
  • 1991 Jessica
  • 1992 Jessica
  • 1993 Jessica
  • 1994 Jessica
  • 1995 Jessica
  • 1996 Emily
  • 1997 Emily
  • 1998 Madison
  • 1999 Emily
  • 2000 Hannah
  • 2001 Madison
  • 2002 Madison
  • 2003 Emma
  • 2004 Emma
  • 2005 Emma
  • 2006 Emma
  • 2007 Emma
  • 2008 Olivia
  • 2009 Olivia
  • 2010 Olivia
  • 2011 Emma
  • 2012 Olivia
  • 1910 John
  • 1911 William
  • 1912 John
  • 1913 John
  • 1914 John
  • 1915 John
  • 1916 John
  • 1917 Robert
  • 1918 Robert
  • 1919 Robert
  • 1920 Robert
  • 1921 Robert
  • 1922 Robert
  • 1923 Robert
  • 1924 Robert
  • 1925 Robert
  • 1926 Robert
  • 1927 Robert
  • 1928 Robert
  • 1929 Robert
  • 1930 Robert
  • 1931 Robert
  • 1932 Robert
  • 1933 Robert
  • 1934 Robert
  • 1935 Robert
  • 1936 Robert
  • 1937 Robert
  • 1938 Robert
  • 1939 Robert
  • 1940 Robert
  • 1941 Robert
  • 1942 James
  • 1943 Robert
  • 1944 John
  • 1945 Robert
  • 1946 Robert
  • 1947 Robert
  • 1948 Robert
  • 1949 Robert
  • 1950 Robert
  • 1951 Michael
  • 1952 Michael
  • 1953 Michael
  • 1954 Michael
  • 1955 Michael
  • 1956 David
  • 1957 Michael
  • 1958 Michael
  • 1959 David
  • 1960 David
  • 1961 David
  • 1962 David
  • 1963 Michael
  • 1964 David
  • 1965 Michael
  • 1966 Michael
  • 1967 Michael
  • 1968 Michael
  • 1969 Michael
  • 1970 Michael
  • 1971 Michael
  • 1972 Jason
  • 1973 Jason
  • 1974 Jason
  • 1975 Jason
  • 1976 Michael
  • 1977 Michael
  • 1978 Michael
  • 1979 Michael
  • 1980 Michael
  • 1981 Joshua
  • 1982 Joshua
  • 1983 Michael
  • 1984 Michael
  • 1985 Michael
  • 1986 Michael
  • 1987 Michael
  • 1988 Michael
  • 1989 Joshua
  • 1990 Michael
  • 1991 Michael
  • 1992 Jacob
  • 1993 Jacob
  • 1994 Tyler
  • 1995 Jacob
  • 1996 Jacob
  • 1997 Jacob
  • 1998 Jacob
  • 1999 Jacob
  • 2000 Jacob
  • 2001 Jacob
  • 2002 Jacob
  • 2003 Ethan
  • 2004 Ethan
  • 2005 Ethan
  • 2006 Ethan
  • 2007 Ethan
  • 2008 Ethan
  • 2009 Logan
  • 2010 Samuel
  • 2011 Mason
  • 2012 Liam

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Dan Warner

Dan Warner is the Online Editor for the Times-News. He is from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Truman State University with degrees in journalism and English writing. He's won awards for multimedia and writing. He enjoys writing music, watching movies, hiking and writing short stories. All views expressed are his own and not that of the Times-News.