What was the most popular name ten letters or longer in Illinois in 1984? This is crucial information that you can now answer.
In 1953 Jacqueline was only the most popular name in every state. Things got more interesting over time, especially in the late 1980s when Alexandria made a push. Today, in addition to Alexandria and Jacqueline, the names Alessandra, Evangeline, and Clementine reign as the most popular long name for girls in at least one state.
Things are less interesting for boys. There has not been a long name to dethrone Christopher in one state in any year. If you see a name colored grey with no name, that's because no name with at least ten letters recorded five births in a state that year.
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If you want to simply see more than just the top name in each state, you can view the top ten long names per year here. You can click on the links below to see the top names in each state by other criteria. Please support the Baby Name Institute by following us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!