How popular is the baby name Calum 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 Calum.
The most popular baby names in Northern Ireland were announced a little while ago.
According to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, the #1 names were Jack for boys and Sophie for girls.
Here are Northern Ireland’s provisional top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2012:
|Baby Girl Names
||Baby Boy Names
16. Anna [tie]
16. Emma [tie]
16. Olivia [tie]
16. Jake [tie]
16. Oliver [tie]
The highest climbers within the top 20 lists were Aoife (15th to 10th) and Riley (18th to 9th).
Other high climbers were Bobby (124th to 59th), Blake (111th to 71st) and Olly (131st to 93rd) for boy names, and Miley (135th to 79th) and Layla (135th to 83rd) for girl names.
[Very curious about Bobby! Can anybody explain that one?]
Names that decreased in popularity include Calum (down 93 spots), Padraig (-49) and Conan (-28) on the boys’ list, and Ciara (-53), Victoria (-49) and Julia (-48) on the girls’ list.
Finally, here are some of the more unusual names registered in 2012:
Aibhailia, Anna-bell, Blathnait, Cait-erin, Caollaidhe, Clodagh-rose, Clover-leoni, Connemara, Haianabragadiska, Iretenevesho, Napsugar, Poppyanna, Scarlett-imogen, Shammahwisdom, Tuleighza
Boen-rua, Caelum, Conghaile, Connlaodh, Everley-eric, Gavin-og, Iarfhlaith, Iggi, Kekeli, Kyzler, McCoist, Naoise, Rolex, Sean-og, Setanta, Shea-pearse, Somhairle, Steven-og, Uate, Ugnius
Those “og” endings on some of the boy names are the Irish word Óg, which means “young” or “junior.” It can be used after girl names, too.
Here are Northern Ireland’s top baby names of 2007, if you’d like to compare.
Scotland’s General Register Office has just released its latest list of baby names. A total of 4,086 girl names and 2,999 boy names were registered in Scotland in 2010. Here are the top five names for each gender:
5. Daniel & Ryan (tie)
If different spellings of the same name had been combined instead of counted separately, “Callum/Calum would be in fifth place as would Aimee/Amy.”
An article about Scotland’s strangest baby names didn’t deliver (Unique? Romeo? Come on…) so I decided to throw my own list together:
A few possible sources of inspiration: French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, Bulgarian poet Elisaveta Bagryana and Brazilian reality TV star Grazielli Massafera.
Finally, just one Avery was born in Scotland this year. Care to guess the gender of baby Avery?
Sources: Babies’ First Names 2010 and Table 4 (the full list of names)
A reader named Ashley writes:
I have a nearly 4 year old named William Benjamin, both family names. For the next child, we are considering Gillian (with a traditional J sound) for a girl. I would like another boy name that has an L in the middle, to sound similar to Will. I’ve considered Dillon, Elliot, Nolan, Nelson, Phillip. I know there must be others out there I’m not thinking of. Which one would match well?
This is a fun question. :)
Here’s a bunch of other names with an L-sound in the middle. (I left off W-names, figuring Ashley wouldn’t be interested in those.)
The names in boldface are the ones I personally like best with William. (I also think Elliot would be a great choice.)
Which name(s) do you guys like best with William? What other names would you suggest?