Ohio And Beyond's Most Unusual Baby Names

Florida: Billion

Parents who want their child to be successful in business might choose the first name Billion for their child.

Georgia: Chancellor

In the 1700s, the name Chancellor was much more popular than it is now. It was mostly used to refer to a state official.

Hawaii: Rush

The name Rush comes from Old English and was once used to describe someone who lived near a swamp full of rushes.

Idaho: Jagger

The English word for jagger is "carter" or "peddler." The name has always been kind of famous, maybe in part because of rock star Mick Jagger. 

Illinois: Tzvi

Tzvi is a Hebrew name that means "deer" or "gazelle." People love it in Israel, but it would be a strange choice in the Midwest of the US.

Indiana: Knowledge

The SSA says that Knowledge has not been one of the top 1,000 baby names in any state in the last 100 years. 

Iowa: Royal

Royal was first used as a given name in the 1800s. It was most popular in 1906, when 38 babies were born with the name.

Kansas: Zayd

The word Zayd in Arabic means "growth" or "abundance." In 2017, the name became one of the top 1,000 names. 

Kentucky: Bellamy

The name Bellamy comes from Old French and means "beautiful friend."

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