Most Popular Lengths for Baby Names, 2014

What were the most popular lengths for baby names in 2014?

For girl names, the top length was 6 letters:

Most Popular Lengths for Female Baby Names, 2014
Most Popular Lengths for Female Baby Names, 2014

Of all the baby girls accounted for on the SSA’s 2014 baby name list, 28.37% were given a 6-letter name. Though it’s hard to tell by the graph, 2nd place was 5 letters (20.55%) and 3rd place was 7 letters (20.25%).

For boy names, the top length was also 6 letters:

Most Popular Lengths for Male Baby Names, 2014
Most Popular Lengths for Male Baby Names, 2014

Of all the baby boys accounted for on the SSA’s 2014 list, 29.83% were given a 6-letter name. Next was 5 letters (26.88%), then 7 letters (16.69%).

Unsurprisingly, the top length for all baby names (girls and boys combined) was again 6 letters:

Most Popular Lengths for U.S. Baby Names, 2014
Most Popular Lengths for U.S. Baby Names, 2014

Of all the babies accounted for on the SSA’s 2014 list, 29.13% were given a 6-letter name. Followed, of course, by 5 letters (23.83%) and 7 letters (18.41%).

(We saw the same 6-5-7 pattern for all three groups in 2013 as well.)

U.S. Baby Names 2014: Most Popular Names, Top Girl Name Debuts, Top Boy Name Debuts, Biggest Girl Name Changes, Biggest Boy Name Changes, Top First Letters, Top Lengths


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