MINOT, N.D. — Prepare for a large number of kindergarteners named Oliver, Harper and Olivia in 2021.

The Social Security Administration says those were the most popular names for babies born in North Dakota last year.

The Minot Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qvGUYH ) there were 73 boys named Oliver born in 2016. Harper and Olivia tied for the top name for girls, with 65 apiece.

Other popular names for boys in North Dakota included William, Easton, Owen, Liam, Mason, James, Henry, Wyatt, and Hudson.

Other popular names for girls included Emma, Evelyn, Amelia, Charlotte, Ella, Nora, Addison, Ava, Grace, Avery and Hazel.

The most popular boys name nationwide was Noah. The top girls name was Emma.


Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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