Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Month's Worth of Names (Part 1)

Due to the arrival of #4, I've been spending more time than I really should on my compy. On one parenting site I frequent, users can announce their new little one; it's divided into months.
People listing names? Don't mind me!

Now, I'm not going to list all 568 names (282 boy, 286 girl), but I did find it pretty interesting which names repeated.
(some of the spellings are rather...unique, so I'm only listing the most common)

Boys:
  • Alexander (7)
  • William (7)
  • Elijah (6)
  • Henry (6)
  • Jackson (5, + 1 Jack & 1 Jaxton)
  • Ian (5)
  • Mason (5)
  • Thomas (5)
  • Asher (4)
  • Gavin (4)
  • Isaac (4)
  • Liam (4)
  • Oliver (4)
  • Jacob (3, + 1 Jacoby)
  • James (3, + 1 Jameson)
  • Michael (3, + 1 Micah)
  • Benjamin (3)
  • Caleb (3)
  • Charles (3)
  • Daniel (3)
  • Jace (3)
  • Joshua (3)
  • Logan (3)
  • Noah (3)
  • Brandon (2, + 1 Brand)
  • Cameron (2, + 1 girl Cammie)
  • Dominic (2, +1 Domenico)
  • Lucas (2, + 1 Luke)
  • Nicholas (2, + 1 Nico)
  • Andrew (2)
  • Barrett (2)
  • Bennett (2)
  • Brayden (2)
  • Connor (2)
  • David (2)
  • Dimitri (2)
  • Eli (2)
  • Elliott (2)
  • Joseph (2)
  • Julian (2)
  • Julius (2)
  • Killian (2)
  • Levi (2)
  • Lincoln (2)
  • Maddox (2)
  • Malcolm (2)
  • Matthew (2)
  • Maverick (2)
  • Parker (2)
  • Ryker (2)
  • Simon (2)
  • Theodore (2)


Girls:
  • Olivia (6)
  • Isabella (5, + 1 Isabelle)
  • Riley (5)
  • Grace (4, +1 Gracie)
  • Emily (4)
  • Madelyn (4)
  • Scarlett (4)
  • Liliana (3, + 1 Lillian & 1 Lily)
  • Addison (3)
  • Callie (3)
  • Hailey (3)
  • Harper (3)
  • Hazel (3)
  • Hope (3)
  • Isla (3)
  • Molly (3)
  • Victoria (3)
  • Violet (3)
  • Lyla (2, + 1 Layla & 1 Lyra)
  • Abby (2, + 1 Abigail)
  • Adelyn (2, + 1 Adalina)
  • Annabelle (2, + 1 Annabella)
  • Aubrey (2, + 1 Audrey)
  • Eva (2, + 1 Ava)
  • Everly (2, +1 Everlyse)
  • Mia (2, + 1 Maya)
  • Nora (2, + 1 Nova)
  • Aislinn (2)
  • Alaina (2)
  • Annora (2)
  • Azalea (2)
  • Carly (2)
  • Caroline (2)
  • Carter (2)
  • Charlotte (2)
  • Cheyenne (2)
  • Clementine (2)
  • Eliza (2)
  • Ellie (2)
  • Emery (2)
  • Emma (2)
  • Hadley (2)
  • Kaylee (2)
  • Leah (2)
  • Lola (2)
  • Lydia (2)
  • Mila (2)
  • Sophia (2)
  • Vivian (2)
  • Zoey (2)


Both:
  • Avery (2 boys; 4 girls)
  • Aiden (4 boys; 1 girl)
  • Kai (2 boys; 1 girl, + 1 Kaia)
  • Cruz (2 boys; 1 girl)
  • Rylan (1 boy; 1 girl, + 1 boy Ryan)
  • Hayden (1 boy; 1 girl)
  • Joey (1 boy; 1 girl)

The most common boys' names, Alexander & William, were each given to about 2.5% of the boys reported, and Olivia, the most common girls', to about 2%. Interestingly, that's actually about 2x as high as we'd expect--the most common names on the SSA charts are usually given to about 1% of boys/girls. Not sure why there's such a discrepancy, but I imagine it'd be ironed out with multiple months' data.
Either that, or parents who give certain names are more likely to report it on the internet. ;)


Next time: middle names, as well as names below the Top 1000.