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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:
5. Jaden & Ajani [tie]
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
Here are the most popular baby names in Jamaica for 2008:
Why 2008? Well, the the Jamaican Government’s Naming Your Child the Jamaican Way page hasn’t been updated for a few years, so that’s all I’ve got.
But it does contain a few interesting (if outdated) facts. For instance, I didn’t know that adding “Ann” to girl names was so popular in Jamaica:
In studying the naming patterns of Jamaicans, information from the RGD’s database reveal that more families between the period 1950’s to the mid 90’s gave their children traditional Anglo-Saxon names. It should be noted however that most of these female names included the name Ann.
For instance in the United States and the UK where Lisa, Nicole, Kimberly and Carrie are names which dominated the late 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s, the Jamaican twist to these names are Nicole-Ann, Kerry Ann and Lisa Ann.
The page also mentions babies named Usain after Usain Bolt, Obama after the U.S. President, Charlie after Hurricane Charlie (1951), and Gilbert after Hurricane Gilbert (1988).