Thursday, May 5, 2016

International Names, Part 3b--English, Girls

Yeah, I know it's kind of silly of me to be doing this so shortly before the new SSA list comes out, but I kind of doubt the US Top 100 will change that much. Plus, the source lists are mixed between 2014 & 2015 anyway, since a few countries release theirs earlier than we do. ;)

Anyway, the names on all 8 Top 100s (to refresh: US, England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand), from most --> least common overall:

  1. Emily
  2. Ava
  3. Amelia
  4. Mia
  5. Sophia
  6. Ella
  7. Grace
  8. Chloe
  9. Lily
  10. Sophie
  11. Emma
  12. Charlotte
  13. Hannah
  14. Lucy
  15. Eva
  16. Abigail
  17. Ruby
  18. Anna
  19. Zoe
  20. Layla
  21. Alice
  22. Elizabeth
  23. Sarah

Eight names appear on 7 of the 8 lists:
  1. Olivia
  2. Isabella
  3. Isla
  4. Jessica
  5. Scarlett
  6. Leah
  7. Harper
  8. Rose

The US and Ireland are each missing 3--Isla, Jessica, & Rose from the US, and Olivia, Scarlett, & Harper from Ireland--while Australia is missing 2--Isabella & Leah (although it's not terribly surprising that E&W, N. Ireland, & Scotland have a lot of overlap). 

The "unique" names from each country (Top 50 & up):
US: Zoey (#22), Allison (#38), Camila (#41), Riley (#47), Skylar (#48)
Scotland: Eilidh (#22), Skye (#33)
Ireland: Clara (#38), Roisin (#37), Sadhbh (#44), Laura (#49)
New Zealand: Maddison (#35), Maia (#45)
Canada: Rosalie (#41), Maelie (#47), Juliette (#48)
Australia: Elle (#44), Madelaine (#50)

The US again had the most "unique" names--25 (unlike the boys' list, the US girls' list doesn't really have any Spanish influence; rather, it has several -leys); while Scotland had the least--4.
Canada & Ireland also had quite a few "unique" names (20 & 17, respectively), and as you probably could guess, it's due quite a bit to French names and Irish names. :)