Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Biggest Losers (2015)

Which names are rising always seems to get more attention, but it can be interesting to see which names people are dropping. Here are the fastest-falling names from last year (narrowed to the 2014 Top 500).

Girls:
  1. Anabelle, -272 ( #464 --> #736 )
  2. Elsa, -201 ( #286 --> #487 )
  3. Annabel, -172 ( #448 --> #620 )
  4. Angelique, -154 ( #413 --> #567 )
  5. Annabella, -140 ( #256 --> #396 )
  6. Caitlyn, -136 ( #463 --> #599 )
  7. Jaylah, -126 ( #357 --> #483 )
  8. Caitlin, -113 ( #496 --> #609 )
  9. Guadalupe, -111 ( #480 --> #591 )
  10. Giuliana, -90 ( #373 --> #463 )
  11. Anya, -83 ( #472 --> #555 )
  12. Kendra, -82 ( #259 --> #341 )
  13. Haylee, -82 ( #400 --> #482 )
  14. Megan, -77 ( #307 --> #384 )
  15. Crystal, -73 ( #477 --> #550 )
  16. Itzel, -68 ( #423 --> #491 )
  17. Marissa, -68 ( #472 --> #540 )
  18. Katelyn, -67 ( #172 --> #239 )
  19. Kara, -66 ( #442 --> #508 )
  20. Lexi, -65 ( #242 --> #307 )
Woah, 3 spellings of Caitlin? I knew she's been declining since the 90s, but I didn't realize it was so serious. Did I miss something with Annabel/Annabella? And Elsa was one of the top-gaining names of last year! Guess people are getting sick of Frozen.
Honorable mention to Isis, who, although she wasn't high enough to be counted on here, lost a whopping 1060 spots, falling from #705 --> #1765. :(

Boys:
  1. Gannon, -119 ( #413 --> #532 )
  2. Uriel, -79 ( #489 --> #568 )
  3. Jase, -77 ( #105 --> #182 )
  4. Izaiah, -76 ( #459 --> #535 )
  5. Trey, -76 ( #480 --> #556 )
  6. Dustin, -72 ( #433 --> #505 )
  7. Case, -72 ( #467 --> #539 )
  8. Colten, -71 ( #474 --> #545 )
  9. Jayceon, -63 ( #200 --> #263 )
  10. Jakob, -63 ( #458 --> #521 )
  11. Kellen, -61 ( #444 --> #505 )
  12. Brennan, -60 ( #386 --> #446 )
  13. Ty, -60 ( #424 --> #484 )
  14. Trent, -60 ( #498 --> #558 )
  15. Marvin, -58 ( #492 --> #550 )
  16. Braden, -56 ( #358 --> #414 )
  17. Ryland, -56 ( #436 --> #492 )
  18. Tony, -56 ( #448 --> #504 )
  19. Royce, -55 ( #475 --> #530 )
  20. Drake, -51 ( #348 --> #399 )
Gannon and Jayceon were previously on highest-rising lists, too. I admit, I'm surprised Marvin was even high enough to be on this list. 

Here are the names that lost the most usage.

Girls:
  1. Isabella, -0.07% (0.87% ---> 0.8%)
  2. Sophia, -0.06% (0.95% ---> 0.9%)
  3. Annabelle, -0.06% (0.22% ---> 0.17%)
  4. Emily, -0.04% (0.65% ---> 0.61%)
  5. Alexis, -0.04% (0.22% ---> 0.18%)
  6. Arianna, -0.04% (0.27% ---> 0.23%)
  7. Aubree, -0.03% (0.22% ---> 0.19%)
  8. Ella, -0.03% (0.44% ---> 0.41%)
  9. Natalie, -0.03% (0.36% ---> 0.33%)
  10. Chloe, -0.03% (0.44% ---> 0.41%)
  11. Alyssa, -0.03% (0.2% ---> 0.17%)
  12. Anna, -0.03% (0.29% ---> 0.26%)
  13. Katelyn, -0.03% (0.1% ---> 0.07%)
  14. Peyton, -0.03% (0.23% ---> 0.2%)
  15. Khloe, -0.03% (0.18% ---> 0.15%)
  16. Ariana, -0.03% (0.28% ---> 0.25%)
  17. Brooklyn, -0.03% (0.35% ---> 0.32%)
  18. Elsa, -0.02% (0.06% ---> 0.03%)
  19. Gabriella, -0.02% (0.26% ---> 0.24%)
  20. Annabella, -0.02% (0.07% ---> 0.04%)
Uh-oh, looks like many of the top names may be on the way out. 

Boys:
  1. Jase, -0.07% (0.18% ---> 0.11%)
  2. Jayden, -0.07% (0.63% ---> 0.57%)
  3. Joshua, -0.05% (0.53% ---> 0.48%)
  4. Andrew, -0.05% (0.55% ---> 0.49%)
  5. Michael, -0.05% (0.75% ---> 0.71%)
  6. Jace, -0.05% (0.31% ---> 0.26%)
  7. Anthony, -0.04% (0.57% ---> 0.52%)
  8. Jacob, -0.04% (0.82% ---> 0.78%)
  9. William, -0.04% (0.82% ---> 0.78%)
  10. Gavin, -0.04% (0.32% ---> 0.28%)
  11. Alexander, -0.04% (0.75% ---> 0.71%)
  12. Evan, -0.04% (0.33% ---> 0.29%)
  13. Ayden, -0.04% (0.28% ---> 0.24%)
  14. Brandon, -0.04% (0.29% ---> 0.25%)
  15. Logan, -0.03% (0.67% ---> 0.63%)
  16. Blake, -0.03% (0.24% ---> 0.21%)
  17. Kevin, -0.03% (0.29% ---> 0.25%)
  18. Tyler, -0.03% (0.29% ---> 0.25%)
  19. Jayceon, -0.03% (0.1% ---> 0.07%)
  20. Ethan, -0.03% (0.77% ---> 0.74%)
Jase and Jace--interesting. Several of these lost a lot of % last year, too. We might be seeing an all-new Top 10 in a few years. 

And just in case you're not already overloaded with numbers, here are the biggest losers in relative frequency. (how much more common the names were in 2014)

Girls:
  1. Anabella (1.81x)
  2. Anabel (1.8x)
  3. Annabell (1.8x)
  4. Anabelle (1.79x)
  5. Elsa (1.73x)
  6. Aranza (1.63x)
  7. Cindy (1.57x)
  8. Annabella (1.55x)
  9. Annabel (1.54x)
  10. Aryanna (1.43x)
  11. Elissa (1.43x)
  12. Angelique (1.42x)
  13. Kaitlin (1.42x)
  14. Jakayla (1.42x)
  15. Kiley (1.41x)
  16. Katelyn (1.39x)
  17. Caitlyn (1.39x)
  18. Kailyn (1.39x)
  19. Danica (1.38x)
  20. Jaylah (1.37x)
Ho-lee buckets. Seriously, did I miss a horrible Annabel/Annabella namesake? Cindy seems rather random; I didn't even realize it was still in the Top 1500. Katelyn, Kailyn, Kiley...are the long-vowel K-names perhaps going to start going out of style? Jaylah was on the list last year, too. 

Boys:
  1. Neymar (1.69x)
  2. Jase (1.63x)
  3. Jayse (1.47x)
  4. Jayceon (1.46x)
  5. Rylee (1.43x)
  6. Gannon (1.41x)
  7. Brenden (1.4x)
  8. Nikhil (1.4x)
  9. Johnathon (1.38x)
  10. Yandel (1.38x)
  11. Bradyn (1.36x)
  12. Broderick (1.35x)
  13. Jai (1.35x)
  14. Josh (1.35x)
  15. Zackary (1.34x)
  16. Peyton (1.33x)
  17. Graeme (1.33x)
  18. Ulises (1.32x)
  19. Yael (1.32x)
  20. Aidyn (1.31x)
The boys' side seems a lot more random. I wonder if Bradyn & Ayden (and sound-alike Peyton) signal the decline of the -aidens, or if those spellings are just seen as more feminine. Jase and Jayceon again, along with Jayse. Hmmm. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bemusedly, I Relay a List Most Painstakinglee Talleigh-ed (2015)

Yep, more "easy" data (at least comparatively). Here are all the -ley names given to girls in 2015, most --> least common, with alternate spellings combined (as best as I could, anyway).
Only the most common spelling is given, but all were counted.
Usual disclaimer: many are, of course, established names in English or other languages, but since they do (presumably) end in the -lee sound, they're being counted, as they do contribute (however slightly) to the trend.

  • Emily (≈14000 babies)
  • Riley
  • Lily (≈9700 babies)
  • Kaylee
  • Natalie
  • Hailey
  • Kylie
  • Paisley
  • Ellie
  • Bailey (≈4700 babies)
  • Charlie
  • Kinsley
  • Callie
  • Ashley
  • Hadley 
  • Carly
  • Everly
  • Brynlee
  • Kimberly
  • Marley
  • Molly
  • Kinley (≈2500 babies)
  • Presley
  • Finley
  • Harley
  • Allie
  • Rosalie
  • Brylee
  • Mckinley
  • Leslie
  • Kali
  • Ainsley
  • Blakely
  • Braylee
  • Kensley
  • Hallie (≈1000 babies)
  • Nayeli
  • Tenley
  • Kenley
  • Adalee
  • Holly
  • Oakley
  • Ansley
  • Millie
  • Kelly
  • Raylee
  • Jaylee
  • Julie
  • Henley 
  • Maylee
  • Annalee
  • Jolie
  • Arely
  • Zaylee
  • Adley
  • Berkley
  • Amelie (≈500 babies)
  • Yareli
  • Keeley
  • Miley
  • Xitlali
  • Ali
  • Analee
  • Araceli
  • Lynlee
  • Tinsley
  • Shaylee
  • Heavenly
  • Nellie
  • Novalee
  • Bentley
  • Whitley
  • Angely
  • Yaneli
  • Sally
  • Kaisley (≈250 babies)
  • Bexley
  • Cecily
  • Janelly
  • Emberly
  • Jubilee
  • Coralie
  • Skylee
  • Eisley
  • Haisley
  • Shirley
  • Amberly
  • Avalee
  • Ily
  • Hartley
  • Tilly
  • Beverly
  • Anjali
  • Raleigh
  • Hensley
  • Taylee
  • Aisley
  • Waverly
  • Brenley
  • Kingsley
  • Bradley
  • Magaly
  • Karely
  • Denali
  • Arley
  • Italy
  • Tylee
  • Ensley
  • Billie
  • Renley
  • Ripley
  • Anayeli (≈100 babies)
  • Brantley
  • Quinley
  • Avonlea 
  • Quetzalli
  • Makaylee
  • Wesley
  • Atley
  • Lorali
  • Ridley
  • Greenlee
  • Marely
  • Daylee
  • Brinkley
  • Mallie
  • Sicily
  • Emsley
  • Evalee
  • Averly
  • Leigh
  • Isley
  • Lovely
  • Makinsley
  • Noely
  • Laylee
  • Neely
  • Zelie
  • Shelly
  • Nashley
  • Tali
  • Ollie
  • Truly
  • Huntley
  • Wylie
  • Cylie
  • Polly (≈50 babies)
  • Nailea
  • Amalie
  • Zuly
  • Zylee
  • Breleigh
  • Shylee
  • Blakley
  • Dolly
  • Meztli
  • Nylee
  • Orly
  • Yetzali
  • Marilee
  • Mariely
  • Avenly
  • Dally
  • Langley
  • Idaly
  • Annleigh
  • Anyeli
  • Kesley
  • Azalee
  • Britlee
  • Hazley
  • Jarely
  • Atalie
  • Darely
  • Hanley
  • Esli
  • Brentley
  • Huxley
  • Anaeli
  • Azelie
  • July
  • Asli (≈25 babies)
  • Conley
  • Galilee
  • Aurelie
  • Brexley
  • Brinsley
  • Makylee
  • Mellie
  • Gracelee
  • Jennalee
  • Kaitley
  • Kentley
  • Nazly
  • Wrigley
  • Timberly
  • Yesly
  • Ariely
  • Brooklee
  • Shanley
  • Chrisley
  • Coley
  • Sahily
  • Taisley
  • Tigerlily
  • Vallie
  • Emerlee
  • Loxley
  • Maisley
  • Naraly
  • Braxlee
  • Layali
  • Mayerly
  • Corley
  • Lakely
  • Nadyalee
  • Sonali
  • Airlie
  • Jehieli
  • Lively
  • Yuli
  • Connelly
  • Gabbanelli
  • Seeley
  • Jesly
  • Zully
  • Benelli
  • Jadalee
  • Pazley
  • Ottilie
  • Sully
  • Yaeli
  • Aketzali
  • Annabellee
  • Graylee
  • Mahaley
  • Soley
  • Baxley (≈10 babies)
  • Beckley 
  • Eulalie
  • Mattingly
  • Pailey
  • Siddalee
  • Vaishali
  • Yahli
  • Yoali
  • Aimsley
  • Brindley
  • Brixley
  • Crosley
  • Dashley
  • Emanuelly
  • Hatley
  • Isabelly
  • Isaly
  • Ivalee
  • Madalee
  • Nollie
  • Noralee
  • Pemberley
  • Amylee
  • Brightly
  • Gabrielly
  • Gloricely
  • Holy
  • Jaisley
  • Knightley
  • Mirely
  • Penley
  • Radley
  • Sibley
  • Staley
  • Yorley
  • Annesley
  • Braisley
  • Brendaly
  • Dariely
  • Heli
  • Irely
  • Jakaylee
  • Kinberly
  • Lolly
  • Nali
  • Nili
  • Pearlie
  • Sharlee
  • Wakely
  • Wimberly
  • Yeily
  • Blakesley
  • Callalily
  • Chesley
  • Gaely
  • Gali
  • Hurley
  • Kiralee
  • Matalie
  • Moxley
  • Mythili
  • Romilly
  • Saylee
  • Wellesley
  • Yariely
  • Amarely (here and all below ≈5 babies)
  • Amiley
  • Anaceli
  • Aniyahlee
  • Delali
  • Dianelly
  • Elee
  • Ellalee
  • Eztli
  • Francely
  • Jakylee
  • Kekeli
  • Kiaralee
  • Mosley
  • Nolie
  • Paxley
  • Praylee
  • Rally
  • Serly
  • Steelie
  • Suheily
  • Trinley
  • Vanelly
  • Zolie
  • Zali


In total, 326 -ley names (cut down from 1514 "unique" spellings), comprising 9.27% of baby girls. That's fewer names, but about the same % as last year.