What's In a Name? Olivia and William are Most-Popular Baby Monikers


A higher number of Olivias and Williams will no doubt be registered for Idaho kindergartens in a few years. According to the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Olivia and William were the most-popular names for Idaho babies born in 2010.

The Spokesman Review's Besty Russell reports that other popular boy names included Samuel, Logan, Ethan, Jacob, Aiden, Mason, Noah, Alexander and James. Other top names for girls were Emma, Sophia, Ava, Abigal, Elizabeth, Emily, Isabella and Ella.

Some of the more unusual names were Genghis, King Tiberius, Oo, Character, Dagger, Laugh and Espn (presumably named after the cable sports network).