Sunday, August 23, 2015

British vs. American, Part 1 (2014)

Yep, it's time for this again. The British ONS released their top names of 2014, so of course we must compare. :)

First up--the "most British" names! Here are the most popular names used in England & Wales that didn't appear at all on the full SSA lists:

Boys:
  1. Albie
  2. Harri
  3. Osian
  4. Bertie
  5. Dougie
  6. Kenzie
  7. Tomos
  8. Barney
  9. Matas
  10. Gethin
  11. Rudi
  12. Oliwier
  13. Wiktor
  14. Frazer
  15. Ralphie
  16. Nojus
  17. Ieuan
  18. Tyler-James
  19. Alby
  20. Tommy-Lee

Girls:
  1. Amelia-Rose
  2. Lily-Mae
  3. Lily-Rose
  4. Lilly-Mae
  5. Ffion
  6. Ella-Rose
  7. Ellie-Mae
  8. Lilly-Rose
  9. Lilly-May
  10. Isla-Rose
  11. Ava-Rose
  12. Bethan
  13. Fleur
  14. Fearne
  15. Ellie-May
  16. Lily-May
  17. Mia-Rose
  18. Poppie
  19. Bella-Rose
  20. Gracie-Mae
Wow. Yay for hyphens! Since in the US, those would appear as either one name (e.g. Ameliarose) or first & middle, let's take them out:

Boys:
  1. Albie
  2. Harri
  3. Osian
  4. Bertie
  5. Dougie
  6. Kenzie
  7. Tomos
  8. Barney
  9. Matas
  10. Gethin
  11. Rudi
  12. Oliwier
  13. Wiktor
  14. Frazer
  15. Ralphie
  16. Nojus
  17. Ieuan
  18. Alby
  19. Bartosz
  20. Kajus

Girls:
  1. Ffion
  2. Bethan
  3. Fleur
  4. Fearne
  5. Poppie
  6. Orlaith
  7. Jorgie
  8. Eadie
  9. Esmai
  10. Dolcie
  11. Dulcie
  12. Kornelia
  13. Hettie
  14. Lowri
  15. Cadi
  16. Nel
  17. Weronika
  18. Blanka
  19. Ferne
  20. Neive

Any of these names would certainly be distinct in the US! I'd wager that most are pretty much unknown here. So let's narrow down to the most British names (based on %) that were actually used in the US last year:

Boys:
  1. Alfie
  2. Olly
  3. Freddie
  4. Barnaby
  5. Archie
  6. Fraser
  7. Vinnie
  8. Rupert
  9. Teddie
  10. Nikodem
  11. Finlay
  12. Franciszek
  13. Georgie
  14. Harry
  15. Jac
  16. Teddy
  17. Ollie
  18. Elis
  19. Dawid
  20. Jago

Girls:
  1. Darcey
  2. Darcie
  3. Isobelle
  4. Orla
  5. Poppy
  6. Wiktoria
  7. Nieve
  8. Pixie
  9. Nikola
  10. Neave
  11. Oliwia
  12. Ottilie
  13. Niamh
  14. Zuzanna
  15. Xanthe
  16. Alicja
  17. Emilija
  18. Lottie
  19. Florence
  20. Seren
Still too...."out there"? Let's narrow to the most British names in the US Top 1000:

Boys:
  1. Harry
  2. Frankie
  3. Reuben
  4. Theo
  5. Tommy
  6. Harley
  7. Toby
  8. Bobby
  9. Stanley
  10. Charlie
  11. Lewis
  12. Sonny
  13. Jamie
  14. Finley
  15. Callum
  16. Ronnie
  17. Harvey
  18. Kian
  19. Oscar
  20. Billy

Girls:
  1. Rosie
  2. Evie
  3. Freya
  4. Esme
  5. Maisie
  6. Matilda
  7. Millie
  8. Amelie
  9. Martha
  10. Phoebe
  11. Holly
  12. Mollie
  13. Isla
  14. Thea
  15. Sienna
  16. Jessica
  17. Nancy
  18. Elsie
  19. Lara
  20. Erin
*is jealous*


Next time: the most American names! I'm scared.