How popular is the baby name Carlos in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Carlos and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Carlos.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Carlos

Number of Babies Named Carlos

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Carlos

Study Finds Less Name-Based Hiring Bias…Maybe

resumeA recent study by University of Missouri researchers Cory Koedel and Rajeev Darolia found that resumes featuring black-sounding and Hispanic-sounding names were “just as likely to lead to callbacks and job interviews” as those featuring white-sounding names.

The catch?

The study focused on applicant surnames, not first names.

Washington and Jefferson were used to represent African American applicants, Anderson and Thompson to represent white applicants, and Hernandez and Garcia to represent Hispanic applicants.

For the first two groups, forenames were used to signify gender only. Chloe and Ryan were used for the African American applicants, Megan and Brian for the white applicants.

But for the Hispanic applicants, called either Isabella or Carlos, forenames also signified ethnicity.

Why did the researchers do it this way?

Because they wanted to avoid stereotypically black-sounding first names like Lakisha and Jamal, which they felt were too strongly tied to socioeconomic status to get a clear reading on racial bias.

Which is a fair point, though…can surnames alone convey race all that well? Would a hiring manager really assume that an applicant with the surname Jefferson was black while another with the surname Thompson was white?

Though I’d love to see proof that hiring discrimination is on the wane in the U.S., I’m not sure how convincing a surname-focused study can be in this regard. (I do find the part about Hispanic names encouraging, though.)

What’s your opinion?

Sources: Hiring bias study: Resumes with black, white, Hispanic names treated the same, An Updated Analysis of Race and Gender Effects on Employer Interest in Job Applicants (PDF)


Popular Baby Names in Spain, 2013

What are the top baby names in Spain?

According to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, the most popular baby names last year were Lucia and Hugo.

Here are Spain’s top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2013:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Lucia
2. Maria
3. Paula
4. Daniela
5. Martina
6. Carla
7. Sara
8. Sofia
9. Valeria
10. Julia
11. Alba
12. Claudia
13. Noa
14. Marta
15. Irene
16. Emma
17. Carmen
18. Laura
19. Ana
20. Ainhoa
1. Hugo
2. Daniel
3. Pablo
4. Alejandro
5. Alvaro
6. Adrian
7. David
8. Mario
9. Diego
10. Javier
11. Lucas
12. Nicolas
13. Manuel
14. Marcos
15. Iker
16. Sergio
17. Izan
18. Jorge
19. Carlos
20. Martin

I found this list via Name News by Clare, who said:

So many names I’d never have guessed (and, in some cases, have never heard of) here, like Alvaro, Ainhoa, Aitana, Leire, Nerea, and Ainara.

I agree. I also didn’t expect to see the boy names Aitor (35th), Asier (58th) or Unai (60th). Or the girl name Africa, which was 68th — way more common in Spain than here.

(Aitana, Leire, Nerea, and Ainara ranked 26th, 28th, 31st and 29th for girls, respectively.)

I haven’t blogged about the top names in Spain before, but I did have a post about the top names in Catalonia last year. Weirdly, I looked up Unai for that post — it’s Basque and means “cowherd.”

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística (via Name News, via Nomes e mais nomes)

Names With the Word “Car”

If you’re looking for a car name — or you’re a car-lover looking for a baby name — here’s a logical list for you: names that contain the word “car.”

  • Cara, Carra
  • Caramia
  • Cardea
  • Caren, Carin, Caron, Caryn, Karen
  • Carey, Cari, Carie, Carrie, Carrie, Cary
  • Caridad
  • Carina
  • Carissa, Carisa
  • Carl
  • Carla
  • Carleen, Carlene
  • Carlee, Carleigh, Carley, Carli, Carlie, Carly
  • Carlissa, Carlisa
  • Carlisle, Carlyle
  • Carlo
  • Carlos
  • Carlota, Carlotta
  • Carlton, Carleton
  • Carlyn, Carlynn
  • Carmel, Carmela, Carmella, Carmelo, Carmello
  • Carmen
  • Carmine
  • Carol, Carole, Carrol, Carroll, Caryl
  • Carolann
  • Carolee
  • Carolina
  • Caroline, Carolyne
  • Carolyn, Carolynn
  • Carsen, Carson
  • Carsten
  • Carter
  • Carver
  • Charisma, Carisma
  • Encarnacion
  • Giancarlo
  • Karma, Carma
  • Macario, Macarius, Macaria
  • MacArthur
  • Oscar
  • Ricardo, Ricarda
  • Scarlett, Scarlet
  • Toccara

Want to see more names for cars?

Most Popular U.S. Baby Names By State, 2012

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Alabama (AL) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 317 baby girls
2. Ava, 240
3. Olivia, 226
4. Isabella, 197
5. Madison, 191
6. Abigail, 183
7. Elizabeth, 182
8. Ella, 181
9. Chloe, 169
10. Harper, 166
11. Sophia, 164
12. Anna, 152
13. Addison, 146
14. Brooklyn, 128
15. Emily, 127
16. Lily, 125
17. Aubrey, 123
18. Mary, 123
19. Lillian, 120
20. Avery, 119
1. William, 436 baby boys
2. James, 317
3. Mason, 300
4. John, 277
5. Jacob, 260
6. Elijah, 256
7. Aiden, 247
8. Michael, 230
9. Jayden, 226
10. Noah, 219
11. Jackson, 218
12. Ethan, 211
13. Samuel, 195
14. Christopher, 194
15. Brayden, 191
16. Joshua, 189
17. Caleb, 186
18. Landon, 175
19. Matthew, 174
20. Andrew, 169

Alaska (AK) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 57 baby girls
2. Sophia, 55
3. Olivia, 49
4. Abigail, 38
5. Ava, 32
6. Chloe, 30
7. Elizabeth, 30
8. Lillian, 30
9. Isabella, 29
10. Emily, 27
11. Grace, 26
12. Madison, 26
13. Ella, 25
14. Harper, 25
15. Hannah, 24
16. Evelyn, 23
17. Layla, 23
18. Amelia, 22
19. Lily, 22
20. Mia, 21
1. James, 51 baby boys
2. Ethan, 47
3. Liam, 44
4. Gabriel, 42
5. Jacob, 41
6. Mason, 41
7. Noah, 41
8. William, 41
9. Michael, 39
10. Elijah, 38
11. Robert, 37
12. Joseph, 35
13. Tyler, 33
14. Jack, 32
15. Benjamin, 31
16. Caleb, 31
17. Carter, 31
18. David, 31
19. Alexander, 30
20. Joshua, 30

Arizona (AZ) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 579 baby girls
2. Isabella, 483
3. Emma, 387
4. Mia, 368
5. Olivia, 348
6. Emily, 306
7. Ava, 288
8. Abigail, 259
9. Sofia, 207
10. Madison, 206
11. Victoria, 194
12. Natalie, 189
13. Camila, 188
14. Elizabeth, 183
15. Zoey, 180
16. Aaliyah, 176
17. Ella, 173
18. Zoe, 168
19. Charlotte, 166
20. Chloe, 160
1. Jacob, 390 baby boys
2. Liam, 376
3. Daniel, 374
4. Ethan, 372
5. Anthony, 366
6. Alexander, 364
7. Noah, 355
8. Michael, 351
9. Mason, 349
10. Aiden, 343
11. David, 335
12. Jayden, 315
13. Julian, 292
14. Matthew, 287
15. Elijah, 284
16. Andrew, 275
17. Isaac, 275
18. Gabriel, 274
19. Joseph, 273
20. Joshua, 266

Arkansas (AR) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 185 baby girls
2. Sophia, 162
3. Ava, 138
4. Isabella, 135
5. Olivia, 132
6. Addison, 125
7. Harper, 118
8. Abigail, 111
9. Madison, 108
10. Zoey, 108
11. Chloe, 100
12. Emily, 93
13. Brooklyn, 91
14. Lillian, 88
15. Ella, 85
16. Aubrey, 81
17. Elizabeth, 81
18. Lily, 81
19. Avery, 77
20. Kaylee, 74
1. William, 215 baby boys
2. Mason, 154
3. James, 153
4. Jacob, 152
5. Elijah, 151
6. Ethan, 146
7. Hunter, 146
8. Aiden, 137
9. Jayden, 133
10. Gabriel, 131
11. Jackson, 131
12. Noah, 127
13. Michael, 121
14. Bentley, 116
15. Eli, 116
16. Brayden, 115
17. Landon, 112
18. Liam, 108
19. Samuel, 103
20. John, 102

California (CA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 3617 baby girls
2. Isabella, 3087
3. Emma, 2429
4. Emily, 2409
5. Mia, 2311
6. Olivia, 1892
7. Sofia, 1671
8. Abigail, 1635
9. Samantha, 1444
10. Camila, 1409
11. Ava, 1402
12. Victoria, 1299
13. Natalie, 1287
14. Chloe, 1091
15. Elizabeth, 1087
16. Evelyn, 1037
17. Genesis, 1033
18. Ashley, 998
19. Madison, 988
20. Zoe, 982
1. Jacob, 2955 baby boys
2. Jayden, 2852
3. Daniel, 2662
4. Ethan, 2661
5. Matthew, 2627
6. Noah, 2496
7. Anthony, 2411
8. Alexander, 2408
9. Nathan, 2227
10. David, 2139
11. Andrew, 2129
12. Aiden, 1990
13. Michael, 1986
14. Angel, 1922
15. Isaac, 1845
16. Julian, 1845
17. Mason, 1825
18. Adrian, 1784
19. Jonathan, 1721
20. Christopher, 1717

Colorado (CO) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 337 baby girls
2. Sophia, 331
3. Olivia, 312
4. Isabella, 258
5. Ava, 229
6. Abigail, 218
7. Emily, 201
8. Avery, 191
9. Evelyn, 173
10. Mia, 171
11. Elizabeth, 168
12. Harper, 161
13. Madison, 160
14. Ella, 157
15. Lily, 152
16. Charlotte, 151
17. Grace, 151
18. Addison, 142
19. Amelia, 136
20. Zoey, 123
1. Liam, 353 baby boys
2. Alexander, 296
3. Jacob, 287
4. William, 283
5. Noah, 263
6. Elijah, 251
7. Ethan, 250
8. Logan, 243
9. Jackson, 240
10. Mason, 233
11. Isaac, 228
12. Samuel, 228
13. Aiden, 226
14. Gabriel, 218
15. Daniel, 215
16. Jayden, 213
17. Benjamin, 212
18. Michael, 208
19. Wyatt, 203
20. James, 198

Connecticut (CT) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 246 baby girls
2. Olivia, 234
3. Isabella, 232
4. Sophia, 226
5. Ava, 184
6. Mia, 169
7. Emily, 148
8. Charlotte, 127
9. Abigail, 118
10. Madison, 113
11. Avery, 103
12. Ella, 102
13. Sofia, 102
14. Gabriella, 100
15. Julia, 95
16. Lily, 93
17. Gianna, 88
18. Grace, 88
19. Samantha, 84
20. Elizabeth, 82
1. Mason, 230 baby boys
2. Jacob, 213
3. Michael, 207
4. Liam, 203
5. Ethan, 191
6. Jayden, 187
7. Anthony, 185
8. Matthew, 180
9. Noah, 176
10. Ryan, 173
11. William, 172
12. James, 166
13. Alexander, 162
14. Joseph, 162
15. Benjamin, 156
16. Daniel, 155
17. Logan, 151
18. John, 148
19. Aiden, 147
20. Nicholas, 144

Delaware (DE) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 67 baby girls
2. Emma, 63
3. Isabella, 63
4. Ava, 51
5. Olivia, 51
6. Emily, 38
7. Madison, 37
8. Aubrey, 31
9. Lillian, 31
10. Abigail, 29
11. Amelia, 28
12. Layla, 28
13. Zoey, 28
14. Grace, 27
15. Mia, 27
16. Addison, 26
17. Riley, 26
18. Natalie, 25
19. Avery, 24
20. Ella, 22
1. Michael, 60 baby boys
2. Anthony, 55
3. Mason, 53
4. Liam, 52
5. Alexander, 51
6. Christopher, 51
7. Ethan, 50
8. William, 49
9. Elijah, 48
10. Logan, 48
11. John, 47
12. Jacob, 45
13. Jayden, 45
14. Daniel, 44
15. Noah, 44
16. Jackson, 42
17. Aiden, 41
18. James, 41
19. Joseph, 41
20. Joshua, 41

Florida (FL) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Isabella, 1578 baby girls
2. Sophia, 1363
3. Emma, 1064
4. Olivia, 905
5. Mia, 850
6. Emily, 770
7. Ava, 769
8. Abigail, 706
9. Madison, 701
10. Sofia, 587
11. Victoria, 560
12. Elizabeth, 513
13. Chloe, 507
14. Gabriella, 505
15. Lily, 471
16. Samantha, 414
17. Layla, 405
18. Ella, 397
19. Aaliyah, 395
20. Brianna, 378
1. Jayden, 1151 baby boys
2. Jacob, 1068
3. Ethan, 1023
4. Michael, 1018
5. Mason, 995
6. Noah, 984
7. Liam, 977
8. Alexander, 941
9. Elijah, 927
10. Aiden, 874
11. Matthew, 869
12. Daniel, 862
13. Anthony, 822
14. Joshua, 815
15. Christopher, 814
16. Gabriel, 792
17. David, 734
18. William, 715
19. Lucas, 694
20. Christian, 683

Georgia (GA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 613 baby girls
2. Ava, 545
3. Isabella, 497
4. Madison, 491
5. Olivia, 483
6. Sophia, 448
7. Emily, 395
8. Abigail, 373
9. Chloe, 367
10. Elizabeth, 343
11. Addison, 327
12. Ella, 292
13. Aubrey, 290
14. Taylor, 279
15. Hannah, 261
16. London, 250
17. Harper, 242
18. Khloe, 238
19. Layla, 235
20. Zoey, 233
1. William, 776 baby boys
2. Mason, 587
3. Jacob, 555
4. Michael, 534
5. Jayden, 527
6. Ethan, 525
7. Joshua, 522
8. Elijah, 520
9. Noah, 519
10. Aiden, 499
11. James, 492
12. Jackson, 472
13. Christopher, 458
14. John, 435
15. Christian, 429
16. David, 414
17. Caleb, 412
18. Alexander, 402
19. Daniel, 402
20. Matthew, 388

Hawaii (HI) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 94 baby girls
2. Emma, 62
3. Isabella, 59
4. Ava, 54
5. Mia, 52
6. Chloe, 47
7. Olivia, 46
8. Lily, 36
9. Madison, 36
10. Abigail, 31
11. Aria, 31
12. Emily, 28
13. Khloe, 28
14. Alana, 27
15. Samantha, 27
16. Ella, 26
17. Zoe, 26
18. Brooklyn, 25
19. Maya, 25
20. Peyton, 25
1. Ethan, 85 baby boys
2. Noah, 78
3. Mason, 73
4. Elijah, 71
5. Logan, 63
6. Jacob, 57
7. Liam, 56
8. James, 52
9. Daniel, 49
10. Jayden, 49
11. Aiden, 48
12. David, 48
13. Gabriel, 48
14. Micah, 48
15. Joshua, 47
16. Michael, 46
17. Caleb, 43
18. Samuel, 41
19. William, 41
20. Benjamin, 40

Idaho (ID) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Olivia, 116 baby girls
2. Sophia, 112
3. Emma, 98
4. Ava, 72
5. Elizabeth, 71
6. Abigail, 70
7. Chloe, 70
8. Emily, 61
9. Brooklyn, 60
10. Hannah, 60
11. Zoey, 60
12. Madison, 59
13. Ella, 56
14. Avery, 54
15. Isabella, 53
16. Lily, 53
17. Evelyn, 52
18. Amelia, 50
19. Grace, 50
20. Hailey, 49
1. Liam, 130 baby boys
2. William, 90
3. Mason, 79
4. Samuel, 79
5. Logan, 77
6. Wyatt, 76
7. Ethan, 75
8. Michael, 73
9. Carter, 72
10. Hunter, 70
11. Jacob, 70
12. Aiden, 67
13. Andrew, 67
14. Jackson, 67
15. Benjamin, 64
16. Gabriel, 64
17. Isaac, 64
18. Henry, 63
19. Noah, 63
20. Cooper, 61

Illinois (IL) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 955 baby girls
2. Olivia, 814
3. Isabella, 810
4. Emma, 771
5. Ava, 598
6. Emily, 594
7. Mia, 547
8. Abigail, 463
9. Sofia, 422
10. Elizabeth, 387
11. Ella, 378
12. Charlotte, 375
13. Madison, 374
14. Amelia, 369
15. Avery, 354
16. Grace, 342
17. Samantha, 331
18. Chloe, 322
19. Brooklyn, 318
20. Aubrey, 316
1. Jacob, 758 baby boys
2. Alexander, 740
3. Noah, 740
4. Michael, 701
5. Ethan, 678
6. Mason, 659
7. Liam, 658
8. Anthony, 657
9. Jayden, 652
10. Daniel, 644
11. William, 636
12. Aiden, 588
13. Benjamin, 566
14. Nathan, 513
15. Logan, 498
16. Matthew, 491
17. James, 481
18. David, 479
19. Lucas, 473
20. Jackson, 471

Indiana (IN) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 470 baby girls
2. Sophia, 445
3. Olivia, 412
4. Ava, 380
5. Isabella, 316
6. Lillian, 269
7. Addison, 263
8. Abigail, 260
9. Avery, 239
10. Elizabeth, 236
11. Madison, 233
12. Ella, 228
13. Chloe, 225
14. Emily, 216
15. Harper, 214
16. Amelia, 200
17. Zoey, 200
18. Aubrey, 198
19. Mia, 193
20. Brooklyn, 190
1. Liam, 497 baby boys
2. Mason, 441
3. Elijah, 416
4. Noah, 390
5. Jacob, 389
6. William, 371
7. Jackson, 361
8. Ethan, 343
9. Carter, 310
10. Alexander, 292
11. James, 291
12. Samuel, 284
13. Logan, 282
14. Andrew, 279
15. Lucas, 279
16. Wyatt, 276
17. Landon, 275
18. Aiden, 270
19. Michael, 269
20. Benjamin, 267

Iowa (IA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 243 baby girls
2. Sophia, 223
3. Olivia, 186
4. Harper, 159
5. Ava, 156
6. Ella, 135
7. Avery, 123
8. Addison, 122
9. Emily, 112
10. Lillian, 110
11. Elizabeth, 108
12. Isabella, 107
13. Chloe, 101
14. Charlotte, 98
15. Brooklyn, 96
16. Grace, 96
17. Natalie, 94
18. Zoey, 94
19. Aubrey, 93
20. Madison, 93
1. Liam, 198 baby boys
2. Mason, 196
3. Carter, 176
4. William, 164
5. Owen, 160
6. Noah, 148
7. Jacob, 143
8. Henry, 139
9. Logan, 135
10. Jackson, 132
11. Wyatt, 129
12. Ethan, 127
13. Alexander, 126
14. Benjamin, 124
15. Elijah, 121
16. Aiden, 120
17. Landon, 118
18. Samuel, 115
19. Bentley, 114
20. James, 113

Kansas (KS) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 238 baby girls
2. Sophia, 190
3. Olivia, 177
4. Isabella, 167
5. Ava, 149
6. Elizabeth, 144
7. Avery, 135
8. Abigail, 123
9. Harper, 112
10. Madison, 111
11. Ella, 110
12. Brooklyn, 108
13. Chloe, 105
14. Emily, 103
15. Lillian, 100
16. Addison, 99
17. Mia, 95
18. Zoey, 95
19. Lily, 89
20. Charlotte, 88
1. Mason, 202 baby boys
2. Liam, 198
3. William, 186
4. Noah, 173
5. Jackson, 164
6. Jacob, 160
7. Elijah, 144
8. Alexander, 136
9. Henry, 136
10. Logan, 136
11. Gabriel, 129
12. Ethan, 127
13. James, 126
14. Michael, 126
15. Aiden, 124
16. Benjamin, 123
17. Wyatt, 122
18. Isaac, 119
19. Samuel, 114
20. Landon, 113

Kentucky (KY) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 352 baby girls
2. Isabella, 280
3. Sophia, 262
4. Ava, 256
5. Abigail, 221
6. Olivia, 209
7. Addison, 208
8. Chloe, 193
9. Aubrey, 184
10. Madison, 181
11. Ella, 171
12. Brooklyn, 157
13. Harper, 156
14. Emily, 151
15. Kaylee, 145
16. Zoey, 141
17. Aubree, 134
18. Avery, 132
19. Lillian, 128
20. Elizabeth, 121
1. William, 347 baby boys
2. Mason, 335
3. James, 301
4. Jacob, 269
5. Noah, 265
6. Liam, 248
7. Elijah, 246
8. Ethan, 242
9. Jackson, 242
10. Aiden, 233
11. Bentley, 229
12. Landon, 220
13. Brayden, 218
14. Hunter, 214
15. Logan, 211
16. Jayden, 189
17. Samuel, 188
18. Gabriel, 187
19. Jaxon, 186
20. Christopher, 184

Louisiana (LA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 318 baby girls
2. Ava, 283
3. Isabella, 229
4. Olivia, 218
5. Chloe, 209
6. Sophia, 204
7. Madison, 186
8. Aubrey, 179
9. Abigail, 155
10. Brooklyn, 147
11. Ella, 147
12. Addison, 144
13. Avery, 139
14. Khloe, 131
15. Mia, 131
16. Zoey, 129
17. Emily, 126
18. Lily, 126
19. Layla, 125
20. Elizabeth, 122
1. Mason, 312 baby boys
2. Jayden, 256
3. William, 248
4. Noah, 240
5. Liam, 227
6. Michael, 213
7. Ethan, 211
8. Joshua, 211
9. Aiden, 209
10. Elijah, 205
11. Landon, 204
12. Jacob, 197
13. James, 193
14. Jackson, 190
15. Christopher, 186
16. Luke, 179
17. Andrew, 178
18. John, 176
19. Ayden, 174
20. Joseph, 173

Maine (ME) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 101 baby girls
2. Sophia, 78
3. Abigail, 74
4. Ava, 71
5. Olivia, 71
6. Natalie, 54
7. Emily, 51
8. Chloe, 49
9. Amelia, 48
10. Avery, 48
11. Isabella, 47
12. Grace, 46
13. Lillian, 46
14. Ella, 45
15. Madison, 43
16. Charlotte, 42
17. Lily, 41
18. Aubrey, 40
19. Brooklyn, 37
20. Zoey, 35
1. Mason, 100 baby boys
2. Liam, 98
3. Noah, 74
4. Owen, 69
5. Jacob, 67
6. Benjamin, 65
7. Logan, 65
8. Wyatt, 63
9. Carter, 62
10. Jackson, 60
11. William, 58
12. Ethan, 54
13. Hunter, 53
14. James, 53
15. Bentley, 52
16. Alexander, 51
17. Samuel, 51
18. Aiden, 47
19. Lucas, 47
20. Isaac, 45

Maryland (MD) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 358 baby girls
2. Emma, 316
3. Ava, 309
4. Olivia, 304
5. Isabella, 297
6. Madison, 258
7. Abigail, 254
8. Emily, 222
9. Chloe, 199
10. Elizabeth, 185
11. Mia, 180
12. Aubrey, 168
13. Grace, 163
14. Lillian, 149
15. Lily, 147
16. Charlotte, 143
17. Natalie, 140
18. Harper, 139
19. Hannah, 134
20. Zoe, 134
1. Mason, 362 baby boys
2. Michael, 331
3. Jacob, 326
4. Noah, 326
5. Ethan, 315
6. Liam, 310
7. William, 303
8. Joshua, 292
9. Daniel, 289
10. Alexander, 274
11. Aiden, 270
12. James, 266
13. Andrew, 255
14. Matthew, 246
15. Ryan, 240
16. Christopher, 237
17. Jackson, 233
18. Logan, 232
19. David, 231
20. Benjamin, 229

Massachusetts (MA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 504 baby girls
2. Sophia, 503
3. Olivia, 449
4. Isabella, 405
5. Ava, 355
6. Emily, 306
7. Abigail, 280
8. Charlotte, 271
9. Mia, 253
10. Grace, 226
11. Madison, 225
12. Ella, 209
13. Lily, 194
14. Hannah, 191
15. Avery, 188
16. Elizabeth, 184
17. Amelia, 183
18. Sofia, 171
19. Chloe, 170
20. Julia, 169
1. Benjamin, 441 baby boys
2. Mason, 402
3. Ryan, 402
4. William, 400
5. Jacob, 388
6. Michael, 362
7. Noah, 354
8. Liam, 347
9. Nathan, 342
10. Ethan, 340
11. Joseph, 337
12. Matthew, 330
13. Alexander, 322
14. John, 320
15. James, 318
16. Logan, 314
17. Lucas, 308
18. Jack, 292
19. Samuel, 291
20. Anthony, 287

Michigan (MI) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 643 baby girls
2. Sophia, 635
3. Ava, 557
4. Olivia, 523
5. Isabella, 473
6. Madison, 403
7. Abigail, 344
8. Ella, 333
9. Aubrey, 320
10. Brooklyn, 305
11. Lillian, 297
12. Grace, 295
13. Emily, 288
14. Addison, 284
15. Chloe, 272
16. Lily, 266
17. Amelia, 262
18. Charlotte, 257
19. Mia, 253
20. Avery, 250
1. Mason, 651 baby boys
2. Liam, 562
3. Noah, 560
4. Jacob, 545
5. Carter, 505
6. Ethan, 474
7. Michael, 448
8. Logan, 423
9. Lucas, 419
10. Alexander, 416
11. Aiden, 415
12. William, 414
13. Elijah, 413
14. Jackson, 397
15. Benjamin, 394
16. Landon, 370
17. Andrew, 355
18. Owen, 349
19. James, 346
20. Blake, 343

Minnesota (MN) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 367 baby girls
2. Olivia, 366
3. Sophia, 327
4. Ava, 322
5. Avery, 281
6. Evelyn, 237
7. Ella, 221
8. Isabella, 220
9. Grace, 219
10. Abigail, 216
11. Harper, 202
12. Amelia, 201
13. Aubrey, 187
14. Emily, 185
15. Addison, 182
16. Lillian, 175
17. Elizabeth, 174
18. Charlotte, 172
19. Lily, 164
20. Claire, 151
1. Mason, 363 baby boys
2. William, 350
3. Ethan, 330
4. Liam, 328
5. Henry, 314
6. Owen, 311
7. Benjamin, 268
8. Noah, 266
9. Jackson, 265
10. Logan, 253
11. Alexander, 251
12. Jack, 248
13. Wyatt, 240
14. Carter, 236
15. Samuel, 236
16. Lucas, 235
17. Isaac, 222
18. Jacob, 222
19. Elijah, 214
20. Oliver, 211

Mississippi (MS) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 159 baby girls
2. Madison, 149
3. Ava, 148
4. Olivia, 118
5. Chloe, 111
6. Aubrey, 107
7. Isabella, 104
8. Brooklyn, 101
9. Elizabeth, 98
10. Mary, 89
11. Zoey, 86
12. Anna, 84
13. Addison, 83
14. Kaylee, 83
15. Taylor, 83
16. Avery, 80
17. Aubree, 79
18. Emily, 79
19. Sophia, 78
20. Abigail, 76
1. William, 225 baby boys
2. Mason, 205
3. John, 169
4. James, 167
5. Jayden, 164
6. Aiden, 151
7. Brayden, 148
8. Elijah, 146
9. Noah, 142
10. Joshua, 140
11. Jacob, 137
12. Christopher, 133
13. Ethan, 130
14. Michael, 124
15. Christian, 122
16. Landon, 116
17. Ayden, 112
18. Matthew, 106
19. Jordan, 104
20. Jackson, 101

Missouri (MO) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 469 baby girls
2. Sophia, 416
3. Olivia, 340
4. Ava, 310
5. Isabella, 299
6. Abigail, 245
7. Avery, 237
8. Harper, 237
9. Lillian, 235
10. Addison, 221
11. Ella, 215
12. Elizabeth, 212
13. Chloe, 210
14. Madison, 210
15. Zoey, 204
16. Amelia, 197
17. Brooklyn, 197
18. Emily, 195
19. Aubrey, 180
20. Lily, 173
1. Mason, 436 baby boys
2. William, 421
3. Liam, 408
4. Jackson, 343
5. Jacob, 324
6. Ethan, 315
7. Noah, 309
8. Aiden, 296
9. Elijah, 294
10. Landon, 292
11. Logan, 286
12. Carter, 282
13. Wyatt, 282
14. Michael, 281
15. Alexander, 278
16. James, 275
17. Benjamin, 264
18. Hunter, 254
19. Lucas, 252
20. Samuel, 248

Montana (MT) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 58 baby girls
2. Olivia, 57
3. Ava, 53
4. Harper, 44
5. Sophia, 44
6. Isabella, 42
7. Zoey, 39
8. Emily, 38
9. Lily, 38
10. Grace, 37
11. Ella, 36
12. Abigail, 34
13. Madison, 34
14. Elizabeth, 33
15. Chloe, 32
16. Mia, 30
17. Addison, 27
18. Hannah, 27
19. Khloe, 26
20. Amelia, 25
1. Liam, 67 baby boys
2. William, 62
3. Wyatt, 58
4. Mason, 55
5. James, 54
6. Jacob, 47
7. Gabriel, 43
8. Michael, 42
9. Hunter, 40
10. Logan, 39
11. Cooper, 38
12. Lucas, 37
13. Noah, 37
14. Owen, 37
15. Benjamin, 36
16. Brody, 36
17. Joseph, 36
18. Caleb, 35
19. Ethan, 35
20. Jackson, 35

Nebraska (NE) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 157 baby girls
2. Olivia, 137
3. Sophia, 129
4. Harper, 105
5. Ava, 88
6. Ella, 76
7. Avery, 73
8. Isabella, 69
9. Addison, 67
10. Emily, 67
11. Lillian, 67
12. Charlotte, 64
13. Elizabeth, 63
14. Evelyn, 61
15. Grace, 61
16. Mia, 61
17. Chloe, 59
18. Lily, 59
19. Brooklyn, 58
20. Zoey, 58
1. Liam, 153 baby boys
2. William, 134
3. Mason, 123
4. Jackson, 112
5. Owen, 106
6. Benjamin, 99
7. Noah, 98
8. Samuel, 98
9. Jacob, 96
10. Logan, 92
11. Carter, 91
12. Elijah, 88
13. Ethan, 85
14. James, 84
15. Gabriel, 81
16. Wyatt, 78
17. Aiden, 77
18. Henry, 77
19. Easton, 74
20. Joseph, 74

Nevada (NV) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 195 baby girls
2. Isabella, 180
3. Emma, 147
4. Olivia, 144
5. Mia, 138
6. Emily, 120
7. Ava, 105
8. Madison, 98
9. Chloe, 94
10. Abigail, 89
11. Sofia, 86
12. Lily, 71
13. Victoria, 68
14. Elizabeth, 67
15. Natalie, 66
16. Samantha, 63
17. Addison, 62
18. Aaliyah, 61
19. Genesis, 61
20. Bella, 60
1. Alexander, 181 baby boys
2. Anthony, 179
3. Daniel, 169
4. Jayden, 168
5. Jacob, 167
6. Ethan, 152
7. Mason, 150
8. Liam, 146
9. Noah, 132
10. Aiden, 130
11. William, 118
12. Angel, 116
13. Christopher, 116
14. David, 116
15. Elijah, 116
16. Logan, 115
17. Joshua, 112
18. Julian, 111
19. Michael, 109
20. Nathan, 108

New Hampshire (NH) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 100 baby girls
2. Sophia, 100
3. Olivia, 90
4. Isabella, 74
5. Ava, 63
6. Charlotte, 55
7. Emily, 53
8. Abigail, 48
9. Ella, 48
10. Madison, 47
11. Grace, 45
12. Hannah, 44
13. Lily, 43
14. Zoey, 42
15. Amelia, 41
16. Avery, 37
17. Aubrey, 36
18. Lillian, 36
19. Addison, 35
20. Chloe, 35
1. Mason, 99 baby boys
2. Jackson, 87
3. Jacob, 80
4. Liam, 79
5. Noah, 75
6. Benjamin, 70
7. Logan, 70
8. William, 70
9. Lucas, 67
10. Owen, 67
11. Carter, 59
12. Joseph, 58
13. Michael, 57
14. Samuel, 55
15. Ethan, 54
16. Alexander, 51
17. Matthew, 51
18. Cameron, 50
19. James, 50
20. Ryan, 50

New Jersey (NJ) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 641 baby girls
2. Isabella, 578
3. Emma, 526
4. Olivia, 524
5. Ava, 471
6. Mia, 451
7. Emily, 433
8. Madison, 385
9. Abigail, 343
10. Gianna, 273
11. Samantha, 257
12. Gabriella, 253
13. Sofia, 252
14. Victoria, 245
15. Ella, 243
16. Sarah, 239
17. Ashley, 231
18. Chloe, 224
19. Leah, 222
20. Charlotte, 219
1. Michael, 643 baby boys
2. Anthony, 584
3. Joseph, 561
4. Jayden, 554
5. Matthew, 545
6. Ryan, 532
7. Jacob, 516
8. Ethan, 511
9. Daniel, 483
10. Mason, 483
11. Alexander, 462
12. Nicholas, 419
13. Dylan, 406
14. Liam, 402
15. Christopher, 400
16. Aiden, 382
17. Benjamin, 380
18. David, 380
19. Noah, 370
20. John, 368

New Mexico (NM) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 161 baby girls
2. Isabella, 129
3. Emma, 90
4. Mia, 86
5. Aaliyah, 76
6. Nevaeh, 74
7. Abigail, 73
8. Emily, 70
9. Olivia, 67
10. Madison, 62
11. Sofia, 62
12. Ava, 60
13. Serenity, 54
14. Natalie, 52
15. Zoey, 51
16. Gabriella, 47
17. Savannah, 47
18. Aubrey, 46
19. Evelyn, 46
20. Camila, 45
1. Noah, 126 baby boys
2. Jacob, 125
3. Elijah, 112
4. Jayden, 105
5. Daniel, 103
6. Ethan, 98
7. Gabriel, 97
8. Josiah, 96
9. Matthew, 96
10. Aiden, 89
11. Caleb, 89
12. Isaiah, 89
13. Joshua, 89
14. David, 87
15. Jeremiah, 87
16. Andrew, 86
17. Michael, 85
18. Anthony, 84
19. Adrian, 83
20. Isaac, 83

New York (NY) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 1406 baby girls
2. Isabella, 1270
3. Emma, 1226
4. Olivia, 1135
5. Ava, 968
6. Emily, 920
7. Madison, 842
8. Mia, 839
9. Abigail, 757
10. Chloe, 666
11. Leah, 621
12. Ella, 607
13. Sarah, 546
14. Gabriella, 543
15. Sofia, 522
16. Samantha, 507
17. Elizabeth, 494
18. Victoria, 494
19. Grace, 481
20. Charlotte, 465
1. Michael, 1384 baby boys
2. Jacob, 1335
3. Jayden, 1270
4. Ethan, 1253
5. Mason, 1219
6. Joseph, 1218
7. Matthew, 1200
8. Ryan, 1136
9. Liam, 1095
10. Daniel, 1094
11. Alexander, 1080
12. Anthony, 1067
13. Aiden, 1038
14. Noah, 966
15. David, 964
16. Dylan, 887
17. Lucas, 870
18. Christopher, 840
19. James, 839
20. Nicholas, 830

North Carolina (NC) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 654 baby girls
2. Sophia, 591
3. Ava, 505
4. Olivia, 469
5. Isabella, 449
6. Madison, 443
7. Abigail, 430
8. Elizabeth, 369
9. Emily, 367
10. Chloe, 315
11. Ella, 315
12. Addison, 314
13. Aubrey, 299
14. Harper, 273
15. Hannah, 263
16. Mia, 255
17. Avery, 254
18. Lily, 250
19. Lillian, 249
20. Natalie, 240
1. William, 706 baby boys
2. Mason, 683
3. Jacob, 576
4. Elijah, 574
5. Noah, 520
6. Jayden, 503
7. James, 502
8. Ethan, 488
9. Jackson, 482
10. Michael, 463
11. Aiden, 449
12. Liam, 448
13. Christopher, 429
14. Joshua, 419
15. Alexander, 412
16. Gabriel, 406
17. Landon, 387
18. Caleb, 379
19. Logan, 376
20. Samuel, 371

North Dakota (ND) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 64 baby girls
2. Olivia, 60
3. Sophia, 59
4. Harper, 52
5. Ava, 51
6. Ella, 43
7. Avery, 41
8. Zoey, 41
9. Grace, 36
10. Aubrey, 35
11. Brooklyn, 35
12. Isabella, 31
13. Nora, 31
14. Abigail, 30
15. Addison, 29
16. Hailey, 29
17. Emily, 26
18. Kinley, 26
19. Lily, 26
20. Chloe, 25
1. Liam, 60 baby boys
2. Mason, 60
3. Ethan, 56
4. James, 51
5. Noah, 51
6. Jacob, 48
7. Jackson, 47
8. Eli, 46
9. Elijah, 46
10. Carter, 45
11. Isaac, 44
12. William, 44
13. Wyatt, 43
14. Aiden, 42
15. Jack, 41
16. Jaxon, 40
17. Gavin, 39
18. Gabriel, 36
19. Samuel, 36
20. Alexander, 35

Ohio (OH) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 830 baby girls
2. Emma, 820
3. Ava, 778
4. Olivia, 631
5. Isabella, 601
6. Lillian, 445
7. Addison, 434
8. Madison, 423
9. Ella, 421
10. Abigail, 416
11. Aubrey, 399
12. Avery, 385
13. Emily, 377
14. Chloe, 358
15. Elizabeth, 349
16. Brooklyn, 337
17. Zoey, 329
18. Harper, 326
19. Grace, 323
20. Lily, 297
1. Mason, 847 baby boys
2. Liam, 758
3. William, 672
4. Noah, 657
5. Michael, 629
6. Jacob, 617
7. Ethan, 611
8. Carter, 602
9. Jackson, 590
10. Logan, 555
11. Elijah, 513
12. James, 509
13. Aiden, 505
14. Alexander, 504
15. Andrew, 495
16. Benjamin, 489
17. Owen, 478
18. Lucas, 448
19. Landon, 443
20. Luke, 426

Oklahoma (OK) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 280 baby girls
2. Sophia, 207
3. Isabella, 194
4. Olivia, 175
5. Abigail, 174
6. Emily, 158
7. Elizabeth, 149
8. Addison, 147
9. Ava, 137
10. Harper, 131
11. Madison, 130
12. Brooklyn, 126
13. Zoey, 125
14. Avery, 122
15. Chloe, 120
16. Mia, 106
17. Ella, 104
18. Aubrey, 102
19. Nevaeh, 101
20. Lillian, 99
1. Elijah, 215 baby boys
2. Noah, 195
3. Mason, 193
4. Jacob, 188
5. Aiden, 186
6. Ethan, 186
7. Liam, 185
8. Wyatt, 180
9. Jaxon, 179
10. William, 174
11. Alexander, 170
12. Bentley, 164
13. Hunter, 164
14. Michael, 157
15. Gabriel, 156
16. James, 156
17. Samuel, 156
18. Jackson, 153
19. Logan, 146
20. Eli, 144

Oregon (OR) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 263 baby girls
2. Emma, 262
3. Olivia, 186
4. Isabella, 169
5. Abigail, 161
6. Emily, 154
7. Amelia, 146
8. Ava, 132
9. Addison, 128
10. Elizabeth, 126
11. Ella, 125
12. Evelyn, 118
13. Natalie, 117
14. Lillian, 114
15. Mia, 112
16. Chloe, 111
17. Avery, 105
18. Grace, 105
19. Madison, 105
20. Audrey, 104
1. Liam, 241 baby boys
2. Mason, 196
3. Alexander, 195
4. William, 184
5. Henry, 179
6. Ethan, 173
7. Samuel, 172
8. Daniel, 170
9. Benjamin, 169
10. Logan, 165
11. Jackson, 161
12. Jacob, 160
13. Wyatt, 157
14. Noah, 156
15. Elijah, 150
16. Owen, 146
17. Isaac, 144
18. Oliver, 144
19. Lucas, 142
20. Anthony, 134

Pennsylvania (PA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 869 baby girls
2. Sophia, 856
3. Ava, 769
4. Olivia, 762
5. Isabella, 707
6. Madison, 526
7. Abigail, 497
8. Emily, 484
9. Mia, 413
10. Aubrey, 399
11. Ella, 389
12. Addison, 386
13. Lily, 368
14. Grace, 358
15. Charlotte, 341
16. Chloe, 340
17. Elizabeth, 338
18. Avery, 322
19. Lillian, 313
20. Hannah, 309
1. Mason, 861 baby boys
2. Liam, 779
3. Jacob, 757
4. Michael, 726
5. Noah, 694
6. Ryan, 613
7. Ethan, 606
8. Logan, 604
9. Benjamin, 571
10. John, 559
11. Joseph, 557
12. William, 555
13. Jayden, 540
14. Aiden, 537
15. Jackson, 527
16. James, 516
17. Matthew, 509
18. Carter, 498
19. Anthony, 492
20. Alexander, 490

Rhode Island (RI) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 105 baby girls
2. Ava, 94
3. Emma, 90
4. Isabella, 81
5. Olivia, 78
6. Mia, 51
7. Emily, 44
8. Lily, 38
9. Elizabeth, 37
10. Abigail, 36
11. Charlotte, 36
12. Ella, 35
13. Grace, 35
14. Madison, 32
15. Chloe, 31
16. Gabriella, 31
17. Samantha, 30
18. Amelia, 29
19. Avery, 29
20. Aubrey, 27
1. Mason, 95 baby boys
2. Michael, 72
3. Jacob, 69
4. Ethan, 65
5. Noah, 63
6. Benjamin, 62
7. Logan, 62
8. Anthony, 60
9. Joseph, 58
10. Alexander, 57
11. Liam, 57
12. William, 57
13. Gabriel, 55
14. Jackson, 54
15. Jayden, 54
16. Samuel, 47
17. James, 46
18. Owen, 46
19. Ryan, 46
20. Andrew, 45

South Carolina (SC) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 254 baby girls
2. Madison, 245
3. Olivia, 232
4. Isabella, 217
5. Ava, 215
6. Sophia, 197
7. Elizabeth, 178
8. Abigail, 172
9. Emily, 164
10. Addison, 148
11. Chloe, 141
12. Aubrey, 135
13. Ella, 132
14. Anna, 122
15. Harper, 120
16. Layla, 117
17. Nevaeh, 117
18. Caroline, 110
19. Zoey, 110
20. Serenity, 104
1. William, 401 baby boys
2. Mason, 314
3. James, 277
4. Elijah, 268
5. Jayden, 240
6. Joshua, 224
7. Jacob, 221
8. Noah, 221
9. Aiden, 219
10. Jackson, 215
11. Ethan, 213
12. Christopher, 210
13. Michael, 209
14. John, 202
15. Joseph, 187
16. Gabriel, 181
17. Daniel, 170
18. Caleb, 167
19. Landon, 167
20. Liam, 166

South Dakota (SD) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 62 baby girls
2. Harper, 57
3. Sophia, 52
4. Olivia, 49
5. Ava, 45
6. Ella, 43
7. Isabella, 37
8. Zoey, 35
9. Addison, 34
10. Avery, 34
11. Brooklyn, 34
12. Amelia, 32
13. Grace, 32
14. Abigail, 29
15. Chloe, 29
16. Natalie, 29
17. Elizabeth, 28
18. Hannah, 28
19. Emily, 27
20. Layla, 27
1. Liam, 72 baby boys
2. Mason, 65
3. Jacob, 59
4. Owen, 54
5. William, 53
6. Noah, 52
7. Logan, 51
8. Jack, 46
9. Carter, 45
10. Michael, 43
11. Bentley, 40
12. Ethan, 40
13. Cooper, 39
14. Eli, 39
15. Isaac, 39
16. Jackson, 39
17. Easton, 38
18. Blake, 35
19. Henry, 35
20. James, 35

Tennessee (TN) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 499 baby girls
2. Olivia, 388
3. Ava, 385
4. Isabella, 360
5. Sophia, 359
6. Abigail, 310
7. Madison, 299
8. Chloe, 289
9. Addison, 261
10. Emily, 250
11. Aubrey, 221
12. Ella, 221
13. Harper, 210
14. Lillian, 209
15. Elizabeth, 196
16. Brooklyn, 192
17. Lily, 192
18. Hannah, 191
19. Amelia, 177
20. Avery, 173
1. William, 576 baby boys
2. Mason, 482
3. Elijah, 449
4. James, 412
5. Jacob, 384
6. Jackson, 373
7. Ethan, 360
8. Noah, 341
9. Landon, 331
10. Liam, 329
11. Aiden, 326
12. Michael, 325
13. John, 302
14. Samuel, 300
15. Jayden, 291
16. Brayden, 287
17. Joshua, 285
18. Andrew, 278
19. Joseph, 266
20. Bentley, 261

Texas (TX) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 2323 baby girls
2. Isabella, 2083
3. Emma, 1951
4. Mia, 1595
5. Emily, 1487
6. Olivia, 1311
7. Ava, 1238
8. Abigail, 1224
9. Sofia, 1132
10. Camila, 983
11. Victoria, 944
12. Elizabeth, 911
13. Madison, 896
14. Natalie, 878
15. Avery, 834
16. Zoe, 822
17. Genesis, 819
18. Aubrey, 750
19. Evelyn, 742
20. Chloe, 732
1. Jacob, 1944 baby boys
2. Jayden, 1869
3. Ethan, 1737
4. Noah, 1676
5. Daniel, 1631
6. Jose, 1612
7. David, 1530
8. Aiden, 1516
9. Matthew, 1461
10. Alexander, 1456
11. Michael, 1415
12. Mason, 1406
13. Christopher, 1391
14. Anthony, 1390
15. Angel, 1377
16. William, 1373
17. Joshua, 1349
18. Elijah, 1276
19. Liam, 1236
20. Jonathan, 1190

Utah (UT) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 265 baby girls
2. Olivia, 240
3. Sophia, 207
4. Ava, 172
5. Lily, 172
6. Elizabeth, 170
7. Abigail, 165
8. Brooklyn, 159
9. Lucy, 156
10. Claire, 134
11. Harper, 133
12. Charlotte, 132
13. Chloe, 132
14. Amelia, 130
15. Ella, 129
16. Ruby, 126
17. Emily, 123
18. Paisley, 122
19. Avery, 121
20. Evelyn, 121
1. William, 278 baby boys
2. Liam, 260
3. Mason, 221
4. Ethan, 215
5. Jacob, 212
6. Samuel, 200
7. Jackson, 187
8. James, 184
9. Luke, 173
10. Jack, 171
11. Carter, 169
12. Ryker, 168
13. Isaac, 167
14. Logan, 166
15. Lincoln, 160
16. Owen, 156
17. Alexander, 155
18. Benjamin, 155
19. Henry, 146
20. Oliver, 144

Vermont (VT) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Ava, 36 baby girls
2. Olivia, 34
3. Emma, 33
4. Sophia, 32
5. Ella, 28
6. Isabella, 27
7. Lillian, 26
8. Madison, 23
9. Addison, 21
10. Emily, 20
11. Abigail, 19
12. Chloe, 18
13. Amelia, 17
14. Aubrey, 17
15. Charlotte, 17
16. Evelyn, 17
17. Layla, 17
18. Lily, 17
19. Anna, 15
20. Avery, 15
1. Mason, 43 baby boys
2. Noah, 41
3. Liam, 40
4. Owen, 37
5. Logan, 34
6. Jacob, 32
7. Aiden, 28
8. Benjamin, 28
9. Jackson, 28
10. Wyatt, 28
11. Henry, 25
12. Oliver, 25
13. Cameron, 24
14. Carter, 23
15. Bentley, 22
16. Colton, 22
17. Ethan, 22
18. Matthew, 22
19. Parker, 22
20. Samuel, 22

Virginia (VA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 512 baby girls
2. Emma, 511
3. Olivia, 493
4. Abigail, 398
5. Isabella, 385
6. Ava, 383
7. Madison, 362
8. Emily, 319
9. Charlotte, 306
10. Chloe, 261
11. Elizabeth, 260
12. Hannah, 249
13. Ella, 244
14. Avery, 243
15. Lillian, 236
16. Addison, 228
17. Lily, 220
18. Grace, 219
19. Harper, 214
20. Amelia, 209
1. William, 641 baby boys
2. Mason, 543
3. Liam, 497
4. Jacob, 480
5. Elijah, 476
6. Noah, 466
7. James, 457
8. Ethan, 428
9. Jackson, 423
10. Michael, 421
11. Alexander, 402
12. Aiden, 379
13. Andrew, 366
14. Benjamin, 360
15. Jayden, 359
16. Matthew, 358
17. Joshua, 354
18. Christopher, 341
19. John, 333
20. Ryan, 328

Washington (WA) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 473 baby girls
2. Emma, 450
3. Olivia, 429
4. Isabella, 323
5. Ava, 304
6. Emily, 304
7. Abigail, 275
8. Elizabeth, 247
9. Mia, 229
10. Ella, 224
11. Evelyn, 219
12. Chloe, 206
13. Natalie, 206
14. Charlotte, 201
15. Avery, 199
16. Madison, 198
17. Amelia, 194
18. Grace, 192
19. Zoey, 188
20. Lillian, 185
1. Mason, 410 baby boys
2. Liam, 407
3. Ethan, 393
4. Alexander, 350
5. Benjamin, 335
6. Noah, 326
7. Jacob, 316
8. Daniel, 313
9. Michael, 306
10. James, 302
11. Logan, 300
12. William, 299
13. Elijah, 293
14. Aiden, 287
15. Jackson, 285
16. Samuel, 281
17. Henry, 280
18. Lucas, 277
19. Wyatt, 276
20. Gabriel, 262

Washington, D.C. (DC) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Sophia, 50 baby girls
2. Emma, 41
3. Olivia, 40
4. Charlotte, 38
5. Genesis, 34
6. Sofia, 34
7. Ava, 33
8. Chloe, 32
9. Madison, 32
10. Zoe, 32
11. Naomi, 30
12. Claire, 27
13. Anna, 26
14. Eleanor, 26
15. Elizabeth, 26
16. Mia, 26
17. Ella, 25
18. Madeleine, 25
19. Victoria, 25
20. Abigail, 24
1. William, 94 baby boys
2. Alexander, 67
3. Henry, 65
4. John, 64
5. James, 59
6. Daniel, 57
7. Benjamin, 52
8. Samuel, 52
9. David, 51
10. Jacob, 51
11. Anthony, 48
12. Christopher, 48
13. Elijah, 45
14. Michael, 44
15. Noah, 44
16. Ryan, 44
17. Ethan, 42
18. Dylan, 39
19. Liam, 38
20. Christian, 37

West Virginia (WV) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 170 baby girls
2. Sophia, 120
3. Isabella, 113
4. Ava, 102
5. Olivia, 99
6. Aubrey, 91
7. Madison, 90
8. Brooklyn, 85
9. Addison, 84
10. Abigail, 74
11. Aubree, 73
12. Emily, 72
13. Chloe, 70
14. Lillian, 70
15. Nevaeh, 67
16. Alexis, 65
17. Zoey, 60
18. Elizabeth, 56
19. Harper, 55
20. Ella, 54
1. Mason, 155 baby boys
2. Liam, 143
3. Bentley, 126
4. Jacob, 124
5. Hunter, 119
6. Landon, 117
7. Aiden, 114
8. Brayden, 108
9. Levi, 108
10. Noah, 107
11. Braxton, 95
12. Eli, 95
13. Colton, 90
14. William, 90
15. Elijah, 88
16. Jackson, 87
17. Wyatt, 86
18. Carter, 85
19. Ethan, 83
20. Michael, 82

Wisconsin (WI) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 363 baby girls
2. Sophia, 322
3. Olivia, 313
4. Ava, 311
5. Isabella, 234
6. Emily, 205
7. Ella, 197
8. Evelyn, 196
9. Grace, 195
10. Amelia, 191
11. Harper, 185
12. Natalie, 182
13. Abigail, 180
14. Aubrey, 174
15. Charlotte, 171
16. Addison, 170
17. Lillian, 168
18. Lily, 160
19. Elizabeth, 145
20. Chloe, 140
1. Mason, 426 baby boys
2. Liam, 350
3. Jackson, 294
4. Ethan, 293
5. Owen, 289
6. Logan, 282
7. Noah, 279
8. William, 278
9. Carter, 258
10. Henry, 249
11. Jacob, 249
12. Alexander, 235
13. Benjamin, 235
14. Wyatt, 230
15. Samuel, 219
16. Elijah, 217
17. Jack, 215
18. Isaac, 213
19. Lucas, 213
20. Aiden, 208

Wyoming (WY) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Emma, 40 baby girls
2. Sophia, 32
3. Madison, 29
4. Elizabeth, 26
5. Olivia, 23
6. Ava, 22
7. Chloe, 22
8. Addison, 21
9. Ella, 21
10. Grace, 19
11. Hannah, 19
12. Lillian, 19
13. Abigail, 18
14. Avery, 18
15. Paisley, 18
16. Harper, 17
17. Isabella, 17
18. Mia, 17
19. Lily, 16
20. Brooklyn, 15
1. Liam, 41 baby boys
2. Mason, 36
3. Logan, 33
4. William, 33
5. Wyatt, 29
6. Hunter, 28
7. Jacob, 28
8. Levi, 28
9. Owen, 28
10. Carter, 27
11. Ethan, 26
12. Isaac, 25
13. Jaxon, 25
14. Noah, 25
15. Braxton, 22
16. Connor, 22
17. Jace, 22
18. Landon, 22
19. Gavin, 21
20. Aiden, 20

And, as a bonus…

Puerto Rico (PR) Top Baby Names, 2012

1. Mia, 298 baby girls
2. Kamila, 236
3. Camila, 214
4. Alondra, 189
5. Amanda, 189
6. Andrea, 173
7. Victoria, 170
8. Isabella, 167
9. Valeria, 155
10. Sofia, 154
1. Sebastian, 404 baby boys
2. Ian, 360
3. Luis, 358
4. Angel, 335
5. Adrian, 296
6. Jayden, 275
7. Dylan, 228
8. Diego, 221
9. Jose, 217
10. Carlos, 204

What state are you in? Do these lists seem about right to you, or are the baby names in your neighborhood very different from these?

Namestorm #7 – Baby Names Inspired by Children’s Book Authors

Last week, Julie came up with a great namestorm idea: children’s book authors. Here are some to start us off. (To save space, I only listed one book per author.)

Charles and Carlo

  • French author Charles Perrault wrote Tales of Mother Goose (1697).
  • Italian author Carlo Collodi, born Carlo Lorenzini, wrote The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883).

Johann and Hans

  • Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss wrote The Swiss Family Robinson (1812).
  • Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s began writing fairy tales in the 1830s.

Lewis
English author Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865).

Louisa
American author Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women (1868).

Jules
French author Jules Verne wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870).

Mark
American author Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Johanna
Swiss author Johanna Spyri wrote Heidi (1880).

Robert
Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island (1883).

Beatrix
English author Beatrix Potter, born Helen Beatrix Potter, wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902).

Jack
American author Jack London, born John Griffith Chaney, wrote The Call of the Wild (1903).

James
Scottish author James Matthew Barrie created the character Peter Pan in the early 1900s.

Lucy
Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote Anne of Green Gables (1908).

Frances
Anglo-American author Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote The Secret Garden (1911).

Theodor
American writer Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, wrote The Cat in the Hat (1957).

Madeleine
American author Madeleine L’Engle wrote A Wrinkle in Time (1962).

Katherine
American author Katherine Paterson wrote Bridge to Terabithia (1977).

Beverly
American author Beverly Cleary wrote Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1981).

Lois
American author Lois Lowry wrote The Giver (1993).

And now, two questions for you:

  • Can you come up with any other children’s book authors?
  • What interests/activities should we namestorm about next?

Wikipedia’s List of Unusual Personal Names

ZeppelinOnce upon a time, Wikipedia had a List of Unusual Personal Names. That list was deleted a few weeks ago. It’d been deleted before, but always managed to come back. This time I think the deletion might be permanent.

So I’ve decided to reprint the list here. Not because I want to steal content, but because I think the list is very cool and should be preserved somewhere.

Names I’ve confirmed so far have boldface/links. Entries I couldn’t confirm have been deleted.

Names that come from a specific person, organization, fictional character or product:

  • Armand Hammer, famous industrialist born on 21 May 1898 in Manhattan, New York. His father “had named him after the symbol of the Socialist Labor Party.” As a youth, he sometimes claimed that his father had named him after Armand Duval, a character in the Alexandre Dumas novel La Dame aux Camélias (1848). (Sources: Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer by Edward Jay Epstein, Wikipedia)
  • Christine Daaé of England. The Phantom of the Opera fan “changed her name from Victoria Bohm by deed poll” so that “if the Phantom came back today he would have a Christine Daae who would stay by him at the end.” (Source: The Independent)
  • Espn (pronounced Espin). The name of two boys from Michigan and Texas, named for the popular cable sports channel ESPN. However, in Scandinavia, both Esben and Espen are somewhat common names.
  • Eros-Adonis. Name of a Belgian boy.
  • Hapoel Tel Aviv, a baby born in Israel in 2006, who was named by his father after his favorite football club Hapoel Tel Aviv.
  • Harley Quinn Smith, born 26 June 1999 in Red Bank, New Jersey to filmmaker Kevin Smith and his wife. Named for fictional villainess Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel) from Batman: The Animated Series. The character had been created in 1992 by Kevin’s friend Paul Dini. (Sources: View Askew Productions, Wikipedia)
  • Iuma Dylan-Lucas Thornhill, born on 11 August 2000 in Hutchinson, Kansas. One of more than 10 babies named Iuma in order to compete in the Internet Underground Music Archive’s “Name Your Baby IUMA” contest. The contest ran from August 1, 2000 through November 1, 2000.
  • Jesus Christ. Born Jose Luis Espinal, he legally changed his name in December 2005.
  • Jesus Christ Allin, later Kevin Michael Allin, most well known as GG Allin, named by his fanatically religious father.
  • Joker Arroyo, born on January 5, 1927, in the Philippines. Lawyer and politician whose name derives from his father’s love of card-playing. Has a brother named Jack. (Source: Me)
  • Kal-El Coppola, born on 3 October 2005 in New York. Son of actor Nicolas Cage. Named for the fictional character Superman; Kal-El was Superman’s birth name. (Sources: BBC, Me)
  • Keldorn – First name of an Estonian boy named after the character Keldorn Firecam from the PC game Baldur’s Gate 2.
  • Kenesaw Mountain Landis, born on 20 November 1866 in Ohio. Son of Dr. Abraham and Mary Landis. His father had been seriously wounded in the American Civil War at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on 27 June 1864. Kenesaw Landis ended up becoming the first commissioner of organized baseball. (Source: MLB)
  • MegaZone, an American IT/programming geek who legally changed his name (from Brian Bikowicz) on April 12, 2000. Originally taking the name from Megazone 23 as a login in 1989.
  • Metallica Tomaro, born in late 2006 in Sweden. Daughter of Michael and Karolina Tomaro. Her name was first rejected, then later approved, by Swedish authorities. (Sources: NME, Me)
  • Oleúde José Ribeiro, born on 19 September 1966 in Conselheiro Pena, Brazil. Brazilian soccer player. His first name is a badly misspelled rendition of Hollywood.
  • Minty Clinch. Film publicist and journalist on The Observer.
  • Optimus Prime of Ohio. Legally changed his name to Optimus Prime in honor of the Transformers character. (Source: Gizmodo)
  • Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F’tang-F’tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel. British political candidate self-renamed after a Monty Python character. Born John Desmond Lewis.
  • Tupac Shakur rapper named after an Incan.
  • Tomer.com, an Israeli programmer.
  • John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood, a fan of the same.

Names that are nouns or other words not commonly used as given names:

  • america Hoffman, son of revolutionist yippies Abbie and Anita Hoffman. Given the name “america”, with a “small a”, to indicate both patriotism and non-jingoistic intent.
  • American McGee, video game designer (Quake, American McGee’s Alice) famous for having an unusual name.
  • Apple Blythe Alison Martin, born on 14 May 2004 in London, England. Daughter of actor Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin. “Apparently, Martin’s North American booking agent, Marty Diamond, has a daughter named Apple, and the couple asked his permission to give their child the same first name if they had a girl.” (Sources: BBC, Hello!, People)
  • Baby Hospital, born in Sierra Leone. Feral child found at the age of 7 by an Italian missionary and “given the unlikely name of Baby Hospital.” (Source: Feral Children.com)
  • Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, daughter of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.
  • Boo Moore, minor league baseball player in the Boston Red Sox organization in 1980s/90s.
  • Breece D’J Pancake, short-lived writer of short fiction. The unusual initial came from a misprint of his first story, which he decided to not correct.
  • Canaan Sodindo Banana, born on 5 March 1936 in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). First President of Zimbabwe. His widow’s name is Janet Banana. (Source: The Guardian)
  • Crown Shakur Thomas, a boy who died of malnutrition at the age of 6 weeks old, after being starved by his parents, who were sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • God Shammgod. American basketball player who played one season in the NBA after being picked by the Washington Wizards in the 2nd round (17th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft. He was born on April 29, 1976 in New York City.
  • Heaven Rain Charvet daughter of Brooke Burke and David Charvet. Known as Rain Charvet.
  • Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, daughter of Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates. Known as Tiger Hutchence to family and friends.
  • Navy Shuler and Island Shuler, children of U.S. Representative and former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler. Shuler explains: “My son is Navy. It was the only name my wife and I agreed on — she made a list of ten names, and I made a list of ten names. And that was the only one that matched. It was from a road atlas — there was a Navy street on a map. My daughter is Island — it came from Island transportation company. My wife and I were driving around talking about names, and the truck went by. We both liked it. They’re good nautical names. We don’t have any oceans up here in the mountains, so I guess we thought we would use the nautical theme.” (Sources: U.S. Government, StopShuler.com)
  • Jellyfish McSaveloy of Nottingham, England. Legally changed his name from Steven Robert Lane to Jellyfish McSaveloy in 2005. (Source: The Sun)
  • Loser Lane – a New York Police Department sergeant, mentioned in the book Freakonomics.
  • Maybe Barnes (or Maybee or Maibe) a male child born 1663 in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Miroslav Šatan. NHL Hockey Player (pronounced Shah-tahn).
  • Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette. Daughter of magician Penn Jillette.
  • Muffin Lord. Director at The Rutgers College Honor Programs.
  • Peerless Price, wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills.
  • Picabo Street, born on April 3, 1971, in Idaho. Olympic skier who was named after the Idaho town of Picabo, which is said to mean “shining waters” in Sho-Ban. (Source: Me)
  • Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee. Son of actor/skateboarder Jason Lee and actress Beth Riesgraf.
  • Little Pixie Geldof, daughter of musician/activist Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. Known as Pixie Geldof.
  • Poppy Montgomery, born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue. An Australian-born actress starring in the television series Without a Trace. Her brother is named Jethro Tull, and her sisters are named Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle and Marigold Sun.
  • Poet Siena Rose Goldberg, daughter of Soleil Moon Frye and Jason Goldberg.
  • Rocket, Racer, Rogue and Rebel Rodriguez, All children of film director Robert Rodriguez.
  • Thursday October Christian, born in October of 1790 on Pitcairn Island. Son of Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny on the HMS Bounty. (Source: Me)
  • They of Missouri. Legally changed his name from Andrew Wilson to They in 2004. (Source: USA Today)
  • Urmas-Armas Ingel (engl. Urmas-Sweet Angel). An eccentric Estonian poet.
  • Tuesday Weld. US actress. Born Susan Ker Weld.
  • Wonderful Terrific Monds III was a baseball player in the Atlanta Braves farm system in the early 1990s. WTM I, his grandfather, was given that name because his own parents were so pleased when their son was born. Baseball writer Peter Gammons called it “one of the greatest names” for a ballplayer he has heard.
  • Yahoo Serious, Australian actor known from Young Einstein.
  • Zeppelin Wai Wong, born in August/September of 1929 in San Francisco, California. Named for the Graf Zeppelin that flew over the city around the time he was born. (Source: Me)
  • Coco Crisp. Major League Baseball center fielder for the Boston Red Sox.
  • Wrigley Alexander Fields, born on 12 September 2007 in Indiana. Named for the Wrigley Fields ballpark, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. (Sources: NBC, Me)

Names that intentionally contain a phrase:

  • Amor De Cosmos, the second premier of British Columbia, Canada. His name in Portuguese actually means “Love Of Cosmos”.
  • Condoleezza Rice, current US Secretary of State. Name is based on the Italian musical term ‘con dolcezza’ which means ‘[to be played] with sweetness’.
  • Constant-Désiré Despradelle, French-born dean of architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Espen Thoresen Hværsaagod-Takkskalduha. A Norwegian radio reporter. He first changed his name from Espen Thoresen to Espen Thoresen Hværsaagod (Espen Thoresen You’reon/Hereyouare meaning simply ‘please’ ). Later he added the name Takkskalduha (Thankyouverymuch).
  • Legal Tender Coxey, born in March, 1894, in the U.S. Son of wealthy socialist politician Jacob Coxey, leader of “Coxey’s Army.” (Source: Me)
  • Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. American actor.
  • Mai Phat Sau Nghin Ruoi. Vietnamese which translates to “Fined Six Thousand Five Hundred” to represent the 6,500 dong, the local currency, that father Mai Xuan Can was forced to pay for ignoring Vietnam’s two-child policy. The boy changed his name to Mai Hoang Long when he turned 18.
  • Masiosare, Spanish for “If [someone] would [eventually] dare” (Mas si osare). This poetic form is not common in Spanish, but is part of the Mexican National Anthem. For this, a lot of people had this name, because a lot of parents still believe that is a proper name.
  • Notwithstanding Griswold, sisters: Notwithstanding Griswold (1759-1759) and Notwithstanding Griswold (1764-1835). Both were the daughters of Jeremiah and Sarah Griswold of Durham, Connecticut. (Source: Me)
  • Robin Vee Strasser, born on 7 May 1945 in New York. Soap opera actress born on the day of Germany’s surrender (at the end of World War II). Her mother had wanted to name her “Robin Victory in Europe Strasser,” but one of the nurses wouldn’t allow it and instead wrote “Robin Vee Strasser” on the birth certificate. (Sources: Me, Robin)
  • Savior God Scientist Allah is the name of a 16-month old infant who died after falling from a seventh story window on April 20, 2006.
  • Screaming Lord Sutch, born David Edward Sutch, leader of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.
  • States Rights Gist, born on 3 September 1831 in South Carolina. Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War. His father, Nathaniel Gist, believed that U.S. states should have the right to nullify federal laws they deemed unconstitutional. (Sources: Me, Wikipedia)
  • Trout Fishing in America. In April 1994, a Santa Barbara teenager named Peter Eastman Jr. legally changed his name to “Trout Fishing in America” after Richard Brautigan’s novella of the same name.
  • Vista Avalon Simser, born on 18 May 2007 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Named after the Windows Vista operating system. (Source: Me)
  • World B. Free. Retired NBA basketball player. His given name was Lloyd B. Free, and later changed his name back to his given name.
  • Wu Suowei (Chinese: ???), son of Chinese TV host Yang Lan and her husband Wu Zheng, sounds identical to Chinese expression for doesn’t matter or whatever.

Names changed for political purposes or as a form of protest:

  • Austin Haddock was the name (temporarily) for Austin Mitchell, British MP for Great Grimsby, who changed his name by deed poll in support of his haddock fishermen constituents in October 2002. They were suffering from the effects of an EU fisheries ban enacted over concerns of dwindling North Sea fish stocks.
  • Byron Low Tax Looper. Former Tennessee politician Byron Looper changed his middle name to “Low Tax” as an election ploy; in 1998 he murdered his electoral opponent, state senator Tommy Burks.
  • Free Rob Cannabis – Marijuana activist from Glastonbury, UK.
  • Goveg.com (pronounced Go Vedge Dot Com). PETA activist Karin Robertson changed her name in 2003 to promote the organization’s vegan website. In 2006 she reverted to her birth name, later saying “I never thought I would be Goveg.com forever. It was just a great way to pique people’s interest.”
  • Kentucky Fried Cruelty.com. A PETA staff member who was known as Chris Garnett before he changed his name. He changed it back in 2006.
  • Miss Alice. A New Zealand lawyer, formerly known as Rob Moodie, who legally changed his name to protest the Old Boys’ Network that runs the judiciary.
  • Nigel Freemarijuana of Australia. Legally changed his name from David Nigel Quinlan to Nigel Freemarijuana in 1996. (Source: Australia. Parliament. Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. The 2001 Federal Elections: Report of the Inquiry into the conduct of the 2001 Federal Election, and matters related thereto Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.: 2003)
  • Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus is an Irish politician who has changed his name several times in order to draw attention to his campaign issues.
  • Yorkshire Bank PLC Are Fascist Bastards. Born Michael Howard but changed his name legally after being charged £20 for a £10 overdraft. Having subsequently been forced to close his account, he asked that the remaining balance be paid by cheque made out to his new name.

Names that can double as words or phrases:

  • Argelico Fucks, Brazilian footballer.
  • Be-Curteous Cole a male child born 1570 in Pevensey, Sussex, England.
  • Jaime Lachica Sin a Philippine clergyman, was known as Cardinal Sin because of his status within the Catholic church. Sin was said to play a joke on his title, welcoming visitors to his archbishop’s residence with the greeting “Welcome to the House of Sin”. (He is not to be confused with the term “cardinal sin”).
  • Dick Assman (properly pronounced “assmun”). Canadian service station owner whose name propelled him to international celebrity status in 1995.
  • Dick Mann, motorcycle hall of famer.
  • Dick Passwater, won a race in NASCAR’s formative years.
  • Dick Pole, baseball player.
  • Dick Seaman, early British Grand Prix racing star.
  • Dick Trickle. With a combined total of up to 1,200 wins in all racing forms to his credit, he has been called “America’s Winningest Driver.”
  • Fair Hooker – Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns 1969-1974.
  • I. M. Hipp, former running back for the Nebraska Cornhuskers college football team.
  • Ima Hogg. Daughter of Governor of Texas James Stephen Hogg. Urban legend contends that she had a sister named Ura Hogg, but this is false.
  • Jack Ass. Born Robert Craft, he legally changed his name to Jack Ass then brought a plagiarism lawsuit against MTV for their comedy sketch series Jackass. He died of a suicide on July 21, 2003.
  • Lucious Pusey – Linebacker for Eastern Illinois University, legally changed his name to Lucious Seymour.
  • Ray Zin, Owner of Micrel.
  • Rusty Kuntz, baseball player.
  • Shanda Lear, daughter of Bill Lear, founder of Lear Jet Corporation.
  • Young Talkmore Nyongani, Zimbabwean 400 metre sprinter.

Unusually long names:

  • Autumn Sullivan Corbett Fitzsimmons Jeffries Hart Burns Johnson Willard Dempsey Tunney Schmeling Sharkey Carnera Baer Braddock Louis Charles Walcott Marciano Patterson Johansson Liston Clay Frazier Foreman Brown, born in 2007 in Wolverhampton, England. Names #2-#26 are the surnames of 25 world heavyweight boxing champions, beginning with John L. Sullivan and ending with George Foreman. (Source: Me)
  • Aldaberontophoscophornia Bowen, born 6 June 1812 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Source: Me)
  • Ann Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Inez (Iug?) Jane Kate Louisa Maud Nora Orphelia Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophen Yetty Zeus Pepper, born 19 December 1882 in West Derby, Liverpool, England. (Source: Me).
  • Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, the man with the longest name ever recorded.
  • Lleieusszuieusszesszes Willihiminizzissteizzii Hurrizzissteizzii, born in Siam (now Thailand). (Source: Me)
  • Lord Daniyaal as-Saadiq al-Amin Salaam u’Allah (Lord D.A.A.S. u’Allah). Formerly Daniel Green; convicted of the murder of James R. Jordan, Sr. (father of Michael Jordan).
  • Nicholas If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebon, born circa 1640 in London, England.
  • Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates.
  • Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams, born on 12 September 1984 in Beaumont, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. James Williams. Her name is “the longest name to appear on a birth certificate,” according to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records. “On October 5, 1984, Mr. Williams filed an amendment that expanded his daughter’s first name to 1,019 letters and her middle name to 36 letters.”
  • “James Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only Octopussy A View to a Kill The Living Daylights Licence to Kill Golden Eye Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough Die Another Day Casino Royale Bond”. David Fearn, 23, from Walsall changed his name to the names of the all the James Bond movies in order to celebrate the release of the latest Bond film.

Portuguese monarchs with unusually long names:

  • Carlos Fernando Luís Maria Víctor Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Xavier Francisco de Assis José Simão de Bragança, Sabóia Bourbon e Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha, also known as Carlos I of Portugal (1863-1908). (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Luís Filipe Maria Carlos Amélio Francisco Víctor Manuel António Lourenço Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Xavier Francisco de Assis Bento de Bragança Orleães Sabóia e Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha, also known as Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Regent of Portugal (1887-1908). (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Luís Filipe Maria Fernando Pedro de Alcântara António Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Xavier Francisco de Assis João Augusto Júlio Valfando de Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha e Bragança, King of Portugal
  • Manuel Maria Filipe Carlos Amélio Luís Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Francisco de Assis Eugénio de Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha e Bragança, King of Portugal
  • Maria da Glória Joana Carlota Leopoldina da Cruz Francisca Xavier de Paula Isidora Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga da Áustria e Bragança, Queen of Portugal
  • Miguel Maria do Patrocínio João Carlos Francisco de Assis Xavier de Paula Pedro de Alcântara António Rafael Gabriel Joaquim José Gonzaga Evaristo de Bragança, King of Portugal
  • Pedro de Alcântara Francisco Antônio João Carlos Xavier de Paula Miguel Rafael Joaquim José Gonzaga Pascoal Cipriano Serafim de Bragança e Bourbon, King of Portugal and Emperor of Brazil.
  • Pedro de Alcântara Maria Fernando Miguel Rafael Gonzaga Xavier João António Leopoldo Vítor Francisco de Assis Júlio Amélio de Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha e Bragança, King of Portugal.

Names changed for business purposes:

  • Andrew “Test” Martin, professional wrestler who legally included his ringname “Test” in his real name in order to use it without trademark infringement from World Wrestling Entertainment.
  • DotComGuy. Legally changed his name from Mitch Maddox in 2000 as part of a publicity stunt of spending an entire year in his house, on the Internet.
  • GoldenPalace.com (Pronounced Golden Palace Dot Com). In March 2005, the casino paid Terri Iligan $15,000 after winning an E-Bay Auction to legally change her name.
  • Warrior. American professional wrestler, born Brian James “Jim” Hellwig, best known for appearances as the Ultimate Warrior in the WWF. Legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993 in order to use the name outside of the WWF.
  • Zachary Zzzzzzzzzra, actually named Bill Holland, was a painting contractor who changed his name to Zachary Zzzzzzzzzra as a marketing gimmick so that people could find him “in the back of the phone book”. A 1979 Time article said that he was able to achieve this goal in the San Francisco phone book in eight out of 15 years, although he had to keep adding Z’s to his last name because Zelda Zzzwramp and Vladimir Zzzzzzabakov had become the last listings in the phone book.

Frank Zappa’s children:

  • Moon Unit Zappa, female, born on 28 September 1967 in New York.
  • Dweezil Zappa, male, born on 5 September 1969 in California.
  • Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa, male, born on 15 May 1974 in California. Named for Ahmet Ertegun. (Source: Me)
  • Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen Zappa, female, born 30 July 1979 in California.

Numbers:

  • Jennifer 8. Lee, born in 1976. She adopted the middle name “8.” in her teens. (Source: Wordplay)
  • Jeronimo Dix-Sept Rosado, born in 1911 in Brazil. His middle name means “seventeen” in French, as he was the 17th child out of 21. Most of his siblings also have names that indicate birth order. (Source: Me)
  • Jon Blake Cusack 2.0, born on 27 January 2004 in Michigan. Son of Jamie and Jon Blake Cusack. (Source: Me)
  • Perri 6, born in Britain. Changed his name from David Ashworth in 1983. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Ten Million, born in 1889 in Washington state. He was a minor league baseball player during the 1910s and had a daughter named Decillian Million (b. 1920). (Source: Me)

Miscellaneous:

  • @, born circa 2007 in China. The symbol @ is often referred to by the English word “at” in China. When spoken by Chinese, “at” sounds like ai ta, which happens to mean “love him” in Mandarin. Li Yuming, deputy chief of China’s State Language Commission, did not indicate if officials had accepted the name @. (Sources: Guardian, Me)
  • 4real, born in mid-2007 in New Zealand. Son of Pat and Sheena Wheaton. The name was rejected by the government. (Source: Me)
  • Adolf Lu Hitler Rangsa Marak, born in 1958 or 1959. Politician from the state of Meghalaya, India. (Source: Me)
  • Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced “Albin”) was a name given to a child by the parents of a Swedish family in May 1996. The name was rejected by a Swedish court. The child’s name was later changed to “A” (also pronounced “Albin”), however this too was rejected.
  • Boof Bonser, Current major league baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Christophpher is the name of a boy living in Grenaa, Denmark. The name was not approved by the Ministry for Ecclesiastical Affairs, and the mother was therefore required to pay fines every month until the child’s name was changed.
  • Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates.
  • Flex Plexico – Spokesperson for the United States Department of Defense.
  • J Allard Formerly known as James Allard, Corporate Vice President and the Chief XNA Architect at Microsoft.
  • Jermajesty Jackson. Son of Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Oiaza.
  • Revilo Pendleton Oliver, American philologist born in 1908 near Corpus Christi, Texas. In his family, the palindromic name had “been the burden of the eldest or only son for six generations.”
  • Robert Trebor, American actor with a palindromic name, (Born Robert Schenkman).
  • Teller. The magician changed his name from Raymond Joseph Teller.
  • Duncan Zowie Hayward Jones, a.k.a. Zowie Bowie, born on 30 May 1971 in London, England. Son of musician David Robert Jones, a.k.a. David Bowie. (Source: Me)
  • Rolan Bolan is the son of Marc Bolan (Rock Band T Rex). It is said the David Bowie and Marc Bolan decided together about the names Zowie Bowie and Rolan Bolan.
  • The musician Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in 1993 for contractual reasons. He reverted this change in 2000.

Names Do Not Make Good Passwords

If you use Facebook or MySpace, it’s time to change your password. RockYou, a company that creates applications for social networking sites, was hacked last month. Over 32 million passwords were stolen and made public.

Those 32 million passwords have since been analyzed, and a list of the top 100 has been compiled. Nearly a third of this list is made up of common given names. (I didn’t count character names like Barbie, Mickey and Naruto, but these made the list as well.) The most popular password-name was Nicole (11th overall), followed Daniel, Jessica, Michael and Ashley. Here are all 32:

Amanda
Andrea
Andrew
Angel
Anthony
Ashley
Brandon
Carlos
Charlie
Chelsea
Daniela
Danielle
Elizabeth
Hannah
Jasmine
Jennifer
Jessica
Jonathan
Jordan
Joseph
Joshua
Justin
Lauren
Matthew
Melissa
Michael
Michelle
Nicole
Robert
Samantha
Taylor
Vanessa

What can we learn from this? That names make bad passwords. If you’re currently using a name as a password, or as part of a password, you should change that entire password immediately.

What should you change it to? Something very long that includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and (if possible) other characters. And don’t forget to mix everything together–9a!sIU2gf0!O!0dPY1 is a stronger password than POIUYasdfg90210!!!.

Source: If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe