First Baby Names of 2013: Name Candy's State-by-State List
The first style markers of 2013 are rolling in, as we here at NameCandy.com compile our annual list of First Baby Names of the New Year
Looking over this year's list of names of the first babies born in all 50 states, it might be fair to say that the list is brought to you by the letter K. Or at least the sound "K".
The crisp sound of "K" has been an American favorite since Kelly and Kevin were fresh new hits, and this year's First Names show that it's still going strong. K represents the style of 2013, leading off names like Kennedi, Klara, Kaleb, Kiera, Kent, Colton, Connor and Cohen. Still more of the names carry that "k" sound within them: Isaac, Malcolm, Eric, Jaycob, Mikah, Dominic and Lyrik.
In addition to its hot letters, Lyrik strikes another style note as one of several unguessably androgynous names on the list. In case you were wondering, baby Lyrik is a boy, born in Colorado. His name holds a special place in our hearts, as our very own Name Lady discussed it in detail a few months back in her column "Are Musical Names for Sissies?" Other he-or-she First Names include Baylin, Mobley, Sayge, and our pick for the most eye-catchingly creative First Name of 2013:
Daffron is a boy, from Virginia. We're guessing it's a family surname (not just a route to the nickname Daffy.)
As you look through the state-by-state list of first baby names of 2013 below, what patterns do you notice? What trends do you think will carry through for the rest of the year?
State-by-State First Baby Names of 2013:
Alabama: Graham Kent. 12:56 a.m.
Arizona: Malcolm, 12:04 a.m.
Arkansas: Malea, 3:37
California: Dorian Martin-Jean, 12:00 a.m.; Harley Daniel "at the stroke of midnight"; Nathan, "at the stroke of midnight"
Colorado: Lyrik Robert Sky, 12:45 a.m.
Connecticut: Seth, 12:06 am
Florida: Bentley Lamar, 12:14; Baylin Henry, 12:00:14 a.m.
Georgia: Eric John Antonio, 1:41 a.m.
Hawaii: Quetzalli, 2:49 a.m.
Idaho: Henry Nicholas, 1:37 a.m.
Illinois: Aydan, 12:08 a.m.
Indiana: Alex, 12:02 a.m.
Iowa: Jaycob Ryan Jr. 12:45 a.m.
Kansas: Xiomara Tatiana, 12:05 a.m.
Kentucky: No name released, 12:12 a.m.; Emma, 3:31
Louisiana: Juniper Lynn Marie, 1:20 a.m. (Baton Rouge area)
Maine: Finnegan, 12:33 a.m.
Maryland: Brianna, 12:00:05 a.m.
Massachusetts: Max Pierre, 12:00:05 a.m.
Michigan: Charlee Maria, 12:06 a.m.
Minnesota: Kiera, 2:17 am, No Name, 12:17 a.m.
Mississippi: Kennedi Reese, 5:06 a.m.
Missouri: Mikah, 12:13 a.m.
Nebraska: Colton Alexander, 12:01
Nevada: Lyla Emerson, 12:00 a.m.
New Hampshire: Connor Roger, 12:14 a.m.
New Jersey: Eileem Flores; 12:00: 06 a.m.
New Mexico: Dominic Jairo, 12:10
New York: Olivia Rose, just after midnight;
North Carolina: Silas Coady, 12:10 a.m.
North Dakota: Klara Lea, 12:50 a.m.
Ohio: Hadley Ann, 12:01 a.m.
Oklahoma: Ella Jean, 12:59 a.m.
Oregon: Jasmine, 12:40 a.m.
Pennsylvania: Shane Patrick Jr, 12:11 a.m.; Kaleb Nicholas, 12:31 a.m. [Update: Marguerite Lynn, 12:05 a.m.]
Rhode Island: Isaac George, 12:24 a.m.
South Carolina: Lyla, 12:30 a.m.
South Dakota: Cohen, 3:30 a.m.
Tennessee: Mobley Alexander, 12:33
Texas: Fulton Ames, 12:01 a.m.; Maritza, 12:01; Aubree Star, 12:04
Utah: Anna-Sofia,12:01 a.m.
Vermont: Sayge Raylynn, 1:59
Virginia: Daffron, "a little after the ball dropped"; Annabella , 12:21 a.m.
Washington:Dominik James, 12:01
West Virginia: Eric Johnothan, 10:46 a.m.
Wisconsin: Name Not released, 12:23 a.m.
Wyoming: Felicity Hae, "just after 1 a.m."
To see how the First Baby Names of 2013 compare to previous years, take a look back:
- First Baby Names of the New Year: 2012
- First Baby Names of the New Year: 2011
- First Baby Names of the New Year: 2010
-- J.B. + L.E. + L.W.
[Ed. Note: names indicated as [Update:] were reported after the original list was produced]