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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Cristiano

Number of Babies Named Cristiano

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Cristiano

Popular Baby Names in British Columbia, 2016

According to British Columbia’s Vital Statistics Agency, the most popular baby names in the province in 2016 were Olivia and Lucas.

Here are British Columbia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Olivia, 265 baby girls
2. Emma, 218
3. Charlotte, 194
4. Ava, 185
5. Sophia, 175
6. Chloe, 164
7. Emily, 155
8. Abigail, 152
9. Amelia, 141
10. Evelyn, 138

Boy Names
1. Lucas, 231 baby boys
2. Benjamin, 222
3. Ethan, 213
4. Oliver, 210
5. Liam, 200
6. Noah, 199
7. James, 189
8. William, 186
9. Jacob, 176
10. Owen, 174

In the girls’ top 10, Evelyn replaces Ella.

In the boys’ top 10, Noah, James, and Owen replace Alexander, Mason, and Hunter.

Names at the other end of the spectrum — used just five times each in 2016 — include:

  • Althea, Blaire, Daya, Emberly, Felicity, Genesis, Hallie, Jaskirat, Lisa, Melissa, Naira, Oona, Patricia, Remy, Silver, Taryn, Uma, Violette, Whitney (girl names)
  • Augustus, Brixton, Cristiano, Duncan, Emilio, Finnian, Gibson, Hassan, Jared, Koa, London, Mantaj, Noel, Rayden, Shea, Tony, Umar, Willem, Zian (boy names)

The top names in 2015 were Emma and Oliver.

According to preliminary 2017 data (covering January 1st to December 15th) the top two names of the current year are likely Olivia and Benjamin.

Sources: Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2016, British Columbia’s top baby names (prelim. 2017)


What Does Your Baby’s Name Rhyme With?

I was reading a few of Kristin Rushowy’s “What’s Your Name?” essays recently and noticed that two of them mentioned name rhymes.

One of them was about a baby named Eshana Audria:

And, he adds, [the middle name] goes well with Eshana (which rhymes with nirvana).

The other was about a baby named Jace Cristiano:

When she told Gary, his response was: “Is there anything that rhymes with it that people could make fun of?” (Tania explains, “He didn’t want anything that anyone could torture him with.”) “Face” was the worst they could think of.

I like how these two quotes allude to the best and worst possible scenarios.

Some rhymes are great. They give names pleasant associations, and they can be used as tools to help new acquaintances both pronounce and remember names (as with Eshana and nirvana).

But some rhymes are unfortunate and can do a lot of damage, especially if the rhyme is either true (i.e. if “fat Matt” happens to be chunky) or ironic (i.e. if “slick Rick” isn’t so slick).

Of course, there’s a lot of middle ground. I got “fancy Nancy” a lot as a kid–didn’t love it, but it wasn’t too bothersome.

Does your name rhyme with anything interesting? (Check RhymeZone if nothing comes to mind.) What do your children’s names rhyme with? Did rhyme influence any of your baby-naming decisions?