How popular is the baby name Arrietty in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Arrietty.
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The most popular baby names in England and Wales were announced last week.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the region’s top names were Harry for boys and Amelia for girls.
Here are the top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2012:
Top Girl Names
Top Boy Names
1. Amelia 2. Olivia 3. Jessica 4. Emily 5. Lily 6. Ava 7. Mia 8. Isla 9. Sophie 10. Isabella 11. Evie 12. Ruby 13. Poppy 14. Grace 15. Sophia 16. Chloe 17. Isabelle 18. Ella 19. Freya 20. Charlotte
1. Harry 2. Oliver 3. Jack 4. Charlie 5. Jacob 6. Thomas 7. Alfie 8. Riley 9. William 10. James 11. Joshua 12. George 13. Ethan 14. Noah 15. Samuel 16. Daniel 17. Oscar 18. Max 19. Muhammad 20. Leo
The England-only top 20 included all of the above except for Archie (not Leo) on the boys’ side.
The Wales-only top 20 included Dylan, Mason, Logan, Tyler and Isaac (not Samuel, Daniel, Oscar, Max or Muhammad) for boys and Seren, Megan, Ffion and Layla (not Isla, Chloe, Freya or Charlotte) for girls.
Newbies to the England and Wales top 100 are…
Hugo, Sonny, Seth, Elliott, Theodore, Rory and Ellis for boys. (Out are Joel, Hayden, John, Ashton, Jackson, Ben and Reece.)
Mollie, Ivy, Darcey, Tilly, Sara and Violet for girls. (Out are Lexie, Lauren, Rebecca, Tia, Nicola and Kayla.)
Here’s a selection of names from the other end of the list (each given to 10 babies or fewer):
Below are all the names we came up with and how they fared on the charts last year.
First up, the names that made the biggest gains. (Some of these were on their way up anyway, so I’ll leave it to you guys to interpret just how much each one was/was not helped along by pop culture events.)
The Secret World of Arrietty isn’t a new movie. It was released in Japan in mid-2010, France in early 2011, the UK in mid-2011, Australia in late 2011…and finally, this week, it’s coming to the U.S. and Canada.
If the movie does well, I think we’ll see a few baby girls named Arrietty this year.
The movie is based on a children’s book called The Borrowers (1952) by Mary Norton. The story features a family of very small people who “borrow” things from regular-sized humans to survive. The family consists of father Pod, mother Homily, and 14-year-old daughter Arrietty.
I’m not sure how Mary Norton pronounced the name, but I’m hearing it as “ayr-ee-ET-tee” in the movie trailer.
Do you like the name Arrietty? How many (if any) babies will be named Arrietty in the U.S. in 2012, do you think?