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First Baby Names of 2014: Name Candy's State-by-State List

It's a tradition here at NameCandy.com: Our annual list of the First Baby Names of the New Year. Welcome to the class of 2014.

And what a class it is. What struck us about the First 50 is their diversity. Hardly a name is repeated, and very few appear in the current U.S. top 10. Instead, we find place names, surnames, and names representing cultures from all over the world. Kansas's New Year Baby, for example, is Sa Aht. He's the son of Burmese parents who grew up in Thailand but are now proud new American citizens.

And if last year's letter of the year was K, we're calling this one for Team Y, thanks to entries like these: Brooklyn (the only name to appear twice on our list), Adilyn, Layla, Rylee, and of course Naythyn.

What's your take on the first peek at the U.S. baby names of 2014? (Please note, these were the babies reported by 9 p.m. on January 1. We will update this post as any new information becomes available.)

Alabama: Gwineth, “just after midnight”

Alaska: Easton, 1:13 a.m.

Arizona: Vivianna, “exactly at midnight”

Arkansas: Logan O'Bryan, 2:13 a.m.

California: Name not released (girl), 12:00:02 a.m., Milan (girl), 12:01 a.m.

Colorado: Brooklyn, 12:03 a.m.

Connecticut: Dior (girl), 12:04 am

Delaware: Autumn Kaylee, 8:55 a.m.

Florida: Malakai, 12:10 a.m.; Nickali, 12:10 a.m.

Georgia: Name not released (boy), 1:04 a.m.; Aarav (boy), 1:41 a.m.

Hawaii: Prantison (boy), 12:47 a.m.

Idaho: Devin Paul, 1:04 a.m.

Illinois: Luis Anthony, 12:01 a.m.

Indiana: Julius Wade, 12:02 a.m.

Iowa: Nash David, 12:17 a.m.

Kansas: Sa Aht (boy), 12:08 a.m.

Kentucky: Maya, 12:20 a.m.

Louisiana: Victoria, 12:09 a.m.

Maine: McKenlee Grace, 12:34 a.m.

Maryland: Brooklyn Jane, 12:07 a.m.

Massachusetts: Dante Joseph, 12:01 a.m.

Michigan: Elias Manuel, 12:06 a.m.

Minnesota: Danielle, 12:19 a.m.

Mississippi: Not yet named (boy), 12:04 a.m.

Missouri: Margot, 12:06 a.m.

Montana: Fletcher, 1:41 a.m.

Nebraska: Adilyn Jean, 3 a.m.

Nevada: Danika Ruth, 12:02 a.m.

New Hampshire: Luke Micah, 12:05 a.m.

New Jersey: Lily Isabella, 12:03 a.m.

New Mexico: Victor, 12:48 a.m.

New York: Tenzin Choetso (girl), 12:00:01 a.m.; Shannon-Lee (girl), 12:00:04 a.m.

North Carolina: Cameron Andrew, 12:04 a.m.

North Dakota: Layla Rose, 2:51 a.m.

Ohio: Korbin Michael, 12:00:45 a.m.

Oklahoma: Rowan, 12:05 a.m.

Oregon: Naythyn Lee, 12:09 a.m.

Pennsylvania: Marissa Lilliana-Rose, 12:04 a.m.

Rhode Island: Watson Yili, 12:10 a.m.

South Carolina: Karl, 1:54 a.m.

South Dakota: Sam (boy), 12:09 a.m.

Tennessee: Evan, 12:17 a.m.

Texas: Ella Elizabeth, 12:00:30 a.m.; Zane Huesca, 12:03 a.m.

Utah: Anthony John, 12:00:03 a.m. in West Jordan; May Shelly, 12:00:03 a.m. in Orem

Vermont: Levi Michael, 2:56 a.m.

Virginia: Name not released (boy), 12:20 a.m.

Washington: Declan Christian, 12:15 a.m.

Washington, D.C.: Brandon, 12:03 a.m. (his twin, Lorraine, was born five minutes earlier—in 2013!)

West Virginia: Rylee Scott (boy), 6:34 a.m.

Wisconsin: Mason Henry, 12:50 a.m.

Wyoming: Emery (girl), 3:43 a.m.

See also:

Do you notice any patterns among the first baby names of 2014? What was the first baby name in your town?

--C.H.

(NOTE: We close our list at the end of the day on January 1.  If you know of first babies announced after January 1, let us know so we may add them to the list) 

Comments

January 3, 2014 11:50 AM
By Aimer Frost (not verified)

There are lots of names that we could actually suggest but it will still be the decision of the people behind it. - Aldo Disorbo

January 7, 2014 2:36 PM
By Annee2009 (not verified)

Just say no to the random "y" ... ;o[]

January 7, 2014 4:13 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Poor Brandon from DC. His sister is gonna hold that over his head FOREVER! "I was born the year before you!" Lets hope the school cut-off in DC isn't in December 31st.

January 7, 2014 4:28 PM
By lara jane (not verified)

Wow. Some of these are just awful. I won't single out any of the poor babes but I wonder what on earth some of their parents were thinking!! :(

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