names

The Top 10 Baby Names of 2016
The Social Security Administration has released their annual list of the most popular baby names last year, and they also revealed some interesting name trends.
The 20 Most Common Last Names in Iowa
In southeast Iowa where I grew up, I thought the state was filled with people with last names like Hammes, Greiner, Lee, and Sieren. Turns out only one of those is actually in the top 100.
The Most Oddly-Named City in Each State
We've got lots of interesting city names here in Iowa, but which one is the #1 weirdest?
Balltown, Beaverdale, Carl, Cool, Fertile, Hard Scratch, Little Turkey, Manly... those are just a few cities in our state that are unusually named. The website Estately took a look at maps of each U...