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The Most Unique First Name

Kansas.com has a cool database feature going on right now: HOW POPULAR IS YOUR FIRST NAME - in Kansas? I checked out our names and this is what I found...

Corby has the most unique name. In the 1960's - the decade he was born (yes he's younger than me) - there were only 4 boys with his name. Since the 1940's, only a total of 16. His real first name is Corbin, but since he goes by Corby, that's the name I searched.

Next is Kaleb. I'm sure there are more that spell it Caleb - but with our spelling there are a total of 47 from the 1980's and up.

Then comes Kaitlin. Again, there are numerous spellings, but hers has 67 from the 80's & up.

Brandon comes second to last. I originally wanted to name him Cody, but since it was so close to Corby, we opted for Brandon. (Cody is his middle name). Anyway, there are 1560 Brandon's from the 80's and up.

And of course, I'm last. There are 12,356 in the state of Kansas with my name. However, there are only 98 since the 1980's. So I guess you could say my name is getting "rarer" - AND - there are a lot of OLD Linda's out there!

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