Most Popular Names in Jamaica in 2011

According to Jamaica’s Registrar General’s Department (RGD), the top baby names in Jamaica in 2011 were Jayden and Gabrielle.

Here are the top 5 names for each gender:

Boy Names Girl Names
1. Jayden
2. Daniel
3. Joshua
4. Justin
5. Jaden & Ajani [tie]
1. Gabrielle
2. Amelia
3. Tianna
4. Brianna
5. Jada

And some extra facts:

  • While Jayden remained the top boy name, usage decreased nearly 13% from 2010 to 2011.
  • Ajani rose to 5th from 8th (2010).
  • Jada rose to 5th from in 9th (2010).
  • The top middle names were Anthony (again) and Abigail (beating 2010’s Amanda).

The only other popularity list I have for Jamaica is from 2008, when the top names were Daniel and Brihanna.

Source: Jayden, Gabrielle most popular Jamaican baby names, Jamaica Observer

One thought on “Most Popular Names in Jamaica in 2011

  1. According to a pamphlet published by the RGD in 2011, these were the 10 top baby names for each gender at some point. (I would have assumed 2010, but the info from the article doesn’t match up with what’s below, so maybe 2009.)

    Top 10 Girl Names

    1. Brianna
    2. Rihanna
    3. Gabrielle
    4. Ashley
    5. Jada
    6. Tiana
    7. Abigail
    8. Amelia
    9. Kayla
    10. Danielle

    Top 10 Boy Names

    1. Daniel
    2. Jayden
    3. Joshua
    4. Jordan
    5. Ricardo
    6. Anthony
    7. Nathan
    8. Michael
    9. Alex
    10. Malik

    Source: Baby Names Booklet [pdf]

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