Sunday, May 11, 2008

2007 Name Popularity is in!

The Social Security Administration released its annual Baby Name Popularity list! I've grouped the names by spelling to give you a more accurate picture of where names fall in popularity. My method is by no means infallible (check the FAQ).

Here is the top 25 for each sex (the most popular spelling is first, followed by the second etc.):


UUCN top boys' names:


  1. Aiden, Aidan, Aden, Adan, Adin, Aedan, Aidyn, Ayden, Aydan, Aydin
  2. Jayden, Jaden, Jaiden, Jadon, Jaydon, Jadyn, Jaydin, Jaidyn, Jaydan, Jaeden
  3. Jacob, Jakob
  4. Michael, Micheal
  5. Christopher, Cristopher, Cristofer, Kristopher
  6. Ethan, Ethen
  7. Joshua
  8. Daniel
  9. Anthony, Antony
  10. Matthew, Mathew
  11. William
  12. Nicholas, Nicolas, Nickolas, Nikolas
  13. Alexander, Alexzander
  14. Andrew
  15. Caden, Caiden, Cayden, Kaden, Kayden, Kaiden, Kadin, Kaeden, Kadyn
  16. Christian, Cristian, Kristian
  17. David
  18. Jonathan, Johnathan, Jonathon, Johnathon
  19. Noah
  20. Ryan, Rayan
  21. James
  22. Logan
  23. John, Jon
  24. Caleb, Kaleb


UUCN top girls' names:


  1. Sophia, Sofia
  2. Emily, Emely, Emilee, Emilie, Emmalee
  3. Isabella, Izabella, Isabela
  4. Madison, Madyson, Maddison, Madisyn
  5. Olivia, Alivia, Alyvia
  6. Emma
  7. Ava
  8. Hailey, Haley, Haylee, Hayley, Haylie, Hailee, Haleigh, Hailie, Hayleigh
  9. Abigail, Abbigail, Abigayle, Abagail, Abigale
  10. Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Caitlyn, Caitlin, Katelynn, Kaitlin, Kaitlynn, Katlyn
  11. Brianna, Briana, Breanna, Bryanna, Breana
  12. Addison, Addyson, Addisyn, Adyson, Adison
  13. Hannah, Hanna, Hana
  14. Sarah, Sara
  15. Elizabeth, Elisabeth
  16. Alyssa, Alissa, Elisa, Alisa, Allyssa
  17. Ashley, Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashly
  18. Natalie, Nataly, Nathalie, Natalee, Nathaly
  19. Jasmine, Jasmin, Jazmin, Jazmine, Jazmyn, Jasmyn
  20. Madeline, Madelyn, Madeleine, Madalyn, Madilyn, Madelynn, Madalynn, Madilynn
  21. Samantha
  22. Mia, Miah, Miya
  23. Kaylee, Kailey, Kayleigh, Kaylie, Kaleigh, Kailee, Kaley, Kayley
  24. Chloe, Khloe, Cloe
  25. Lily, Lilly, Lillie



CONGRATULATIONS, SOPHIA! Sophia has bumped Emily out of the top spot for the first time in about 13 years!

2 comments:

ApMtn said...

And if you group Isabella with the Isabel variants - Isabel, Isabelle, Izabelle, then *that* name is actually first - and Emily is bumped to #3! Could it be that the 2008 list will reflect the trend and something other than Emily will be number one? Hmmm ...

Sofia said...

I can't believe my name is the new Ashley. It's a little surreal, after being the only Sofia around for pretty much my entire life.