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These Are The Most Popular Baby Names By State

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Oregon- Emma & Oliver

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We’ve talked about Emma and Oliver, the two names topping the Oregon lists. However, Oregon has it’s own history with its name. The fact is, no one really knows where the word Oregon comes from. Some have speculated that it’s actually a botched form of the word ouragan, which is French. It means stormy, and the theory is that the Columbia River was once colloquially called the “River of Storms.” Netstate postulates that, “the name of this state comes from the Spanish word “orégano” for the wild sage which grows so vigorously in eastern Oregon.”

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