Red name, blue name: 25 baby names that can determine your political leaning

French Baby Names Taking Over America

Name popularity varies greatly across states. What's fashionable in some states is scarcely heard in others. Of course, lifestyle preferences, including political opinions, influence our decision making, even when it comes to naming our children.

Using data from the Social Security Administration, MooseRoots researched naming patterns throughout the U.S. and found 25 names that trended more heavily among left- or right- leaning states.

States are classified as Democratic or Republican depending on how they voted in presidential elections in the last four cycles. States that did not consistently choose one party in the last four elections are neutral (grey).

The name Braxton is much more common in red states than blue. In Conservative southern states such as West Virginia and Arkansas, the name usually ranks in the top 30. However, Braxton did not even break the top 500 in New York or Connecticut in 2014.

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