When people are picking a name for their child, they want to pick something that gets respect, gives personality, and fits their child.

Choosing a name can be difficult, it has become even harder because there are so many more options for character names, musicians, and sports heroes. I hear all kinds of new names pop up, and new spellings of old names.

The more I see new names the more the classic names seem to be near the top of the list every year, especially in Minnesota and the midwest. Names.org published the Most Popular Baby Names In Minnesota for 2022 based on Social Security Administration data for births and user interest.

Number one for boys is a classic name, Henry. (I suppose you could call him Hank.) According to Names.org, 6 of the top 10 Minnesota names are also in the top 10 nationally.

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10 Most Popular Names for Boys in Minnesota in 2022:

  1. Henry
  2. Theodore
  3. Oliver
  4. Jack
  5. Liam
  6. Owen
  7. William
  8. Noah
  9.  Leo
  10.  James

Olivia was the most popular girl's name, and I see that the popular Friends TV show name Emma is still in the top 10. For the girls' names, 7 of the top 10 are on the national list.

10 Most Popular Names for Girls in Minnesota in 2022:

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Amelia
  4. Emma
  5. Evelyn
  6. Harper
  7. Ava
  8. Eleanor
  9. Nora
  10. Sophia

For all-time favorite names, it's James, John, Robert, Michael, and William for boys, and for girls, the all-time favorites are Mary, Elizabeth, Patricia, Jennifer, and Linda. Both these lists are national all-time favorites.

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For Wisconsin, the names are exactly the same only in a different order for the top 5.

  1. Oliver
  2. Liam
  3. Theodore
  4. Henry
  5. William

For Girls in Wisconsin Here is the list:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Olivia
  3. Evelyn
  4. Amelia
  5. Emma

My name used to be in the top 10 for a long time, but now it's not as popular. Do you want to see what your name means, you can check on the Names.org website.

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