How popular is the baby name Analia in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Analia and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Analia.
I’m seeing a lot of discussion today about the fastest-rising baby names of 2010. There’s Maci and Bentley (thanks to a reality TV show about pregnant teens), Tiana (thanks to Disney), Kellan (thanks to Twilight), Knox (thanks to Brangelina), and more.
But let’s look at the flip side. Which names fell in 2010? Which were some of the biggest losers?
I’ll give you a hint: Many were once the fast-risers. They became trendy for a little while, thanks to pop culture (e.g. a singer, a band, a movie, a book). But when that influence began to fade, the names began to fall.
- Ciara, down 79 spots (singer Ciara)
- Jonas, down 80 spots (musicians Jonas Brothers)
- Marley, down 85 spots (movie Marley & Me)
- Kimora, down 90 spots (model Kimora Lee Simmons)
- Rihanna, down 198 spots (singer Rihanna)
- Analia, down 472 spots (telenovela El Rostro de Analía)
This group even includes the names of the president’s daughters, Sasha (down 84 spots) and Malia (down 111 spots), whose names have not been in the news as much since 2008 and 2009.
Sources: SSA’s Change in Name Popularity page, “Maci” and “Bentley” soar in baby name game
Over 40 baby names (25 girl names, 16 boy names) were new to the top 1,000 in 2009. The highest debuts for girls were Analia, Bristol and Brinley. For boys, Maximiliano, Sylas and Kayson.
Analia comes from the telenovela El Rostro de Analía. The lead character’s name is Ana Lucia, but other characters know her as Analía.
Maximiliano might be another TV reference. Argentinian actor/athlete Maximiliano Palacio was featured on The Real Housewives of New York City last year.
Bristol was influenced by teen mom Bristol Palin, daughter of former VP nominee Sarah Palin.
Other newbies (and likely sources) are Taraji (actress Taraji Henson), Juelz (rapper Juelz Santana) and Maliah (presidential daughter Malia Obama).
There’s also Cambria (the ultimate Welsh name?), Ember (not yet hotter than Amber), Kalel (thanks a bunch Nic Cage), Maddux (Maddox + redux?) and Maxx.
Update: Elisabeth of You Can’t Call It “It”! has published a nice analysis of newbies to the top 100.