Friday, May 19, 2017

2016 Top Names for Boys in the USA

 Here are the Top 2016 names for boys, grouped by spelling. SPOILERS: Jackson once again takes 1st place, with Aiden a distant second. Highlights coming soon; I (or rather, my bf Chris Korda) have been working on a computer algorithm that will correlate all this data for me, and we are still working out the kinks!


2016 Top Names for Boys in the USA

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Force is With Naming

Last year, 238 boys got named Kylo. How many Kylos have there been in previous years? Zero. But Kylo isn't alone-- Star Wars names in general are on the rise. Here are how many were born in 2016:

Anakin (303) 
Finn (2277)
Han (19)
Lando (20)
Leia (1604)
Luke (9930)
Mace (83)
Padme (16)
Poe (7)
Rey (63)
Solo (5)

There were no baby Vaders in 2016, but there have been in past years.
Obviously some of these names are not necessarily Star Wars related, but Anakin and Lando definitely are!



Friends of Aiden

I'm working on the 2016 Boys' names in the USA now... but until I'm done, here is a list of all the names that rhyme with Aidan in the top 7000, in descending order of popularity (most popular spelling listed only):

Aiden (22201)
Kayden (14859)
Jayden (14280)
Brayden (7532)
Zayden (3615)
Hayden (2740)
Raiden (1243)
Tayden (264)
Grayden (235)
Drayden (187)
Layden (101)
Jakayden (83)
Bladen (79)
Payden (61)
Treyden (61)
Shayden (42)
Vaden (33)
Dayden (26)
Slayden (22)
Baden (21)
Clayden (15)
Nayden (15)
Xzayden (14)
Dakaiden (13)
Wayden (12)
Xaden (12)
Chayden (11)
Thayden (11)
Yaden (7)
Fayden (5)


Note: the only consonants missing are Q and M.  I bet if Maiden weren't already a word, Mayden would be a name! Also: Quayden-- sounds good to me-- someone get on naming a kid that! Maybe Qaden can be an alternative spelling of Kayden...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2016 Girls' Names- USA

I have been working for years on an algorithm that will group names by spelling. It's been a long, annoying process. Anyway, I've made some headway (or rather, the great Chris Korda has made headway), and I have been able to get the first half of the names out by now! It usually takes me until at least July! So, without further ado, here are the top Girls' names for 2016. (highlights coming soon as soon as we tweak the database).

Top Girls' Names 2016: USA