I once lived on a street in Minneapolis where there were three guys named Pete Hanson all on the same block -- but neither Pete nor Hanson make the list of most popular first & last names in Minnesota. Any guesses what did?

According to Names.WhitePages.com, these are the most common names in the Land of 10,000 Lakes:

MN's Most Common Last Names

  1. Johnson
  2. Anderson
  3. Nelson
  4. Olson
  5. Peterson
  6. Smith
  7. Miller
  8. Larson
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MN's Most Common First Names

  1. John
  2. Michael
  3. David
  4. Robert
  5. James
  6. Mary
  7. William
  8. Jennifer

Everyone's job today is to go give John Johnson a high five (Michael Anderson probably deserves one too).

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