How popular is the baby name Egypt in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Egypt and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Egypt.
Which baby names are the most disproportionately popular in each U.S. state?
Name blog Republic of Names has your answer — a bunch of cool lists of the most distinctive baby names by state. Here are some highlights for about half of the states.
- Crimson – Crimson Tide is the University of Alabama football team.
- Denali – Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska is North America’s highest peak.
- Nizhoni – Nizhóní is a Navajo word meaning “it/he/she is pretty/beautiful.”
- Sedona – Sedona is a city in Arizona.
- Eztli – Eztli is a Nahuatl (Aztec) word meaning “blood.”
- Trindon – Trindon Holliday played pro football in Colorado.
- Kinnick – Kinnick Stadium is where the Iowa Hawkeyes football team plays.
- Marigny – Foubourg Marigny is a New Orleans neighborhood.
- Baxter – Baxter is a state park in Maine.
In North Carolina:
In North Dakota:
- Autzen – Autzen Stadium is where the Oregon Ducks football team plays.
- Avenir – Avenir is a French word meaning “future.” It’s also on the Washington state list below. In fact, nearly two-thirds of last year’s Avenirs were born on the west coast: 10 in Washington, 7 in California, 5 in Oregon. Anyone know why?
- Brazos – Brazos is a Spanish word meaning “arms.” The Brazos River in Texas was originally called Rio de los Brazos de Dios, or “River of the Arms of God.”
- Korver – Kyle Korver played pro basketball in Utah.
In Washington, D.C.:
In Washington (state):
- Avenir – see Oregon
In West Virginia:
See the original post for the rest. You might also be interested in checking out the “most regional” baby names in the US.
In Pop Culture Baby Name Game #2, we tried to predict which baby names would see increased usage in 2011, thanks to popular culture.
Here’s how we did. The numbers are all from 2010 and 2011, respectively. (Check out Harper & Bentley!)
- Adele – yes, rose from 286 to 453 baby girls
- Atlantis – nope, fell from 16 to 7 baby girls
- Alaina – yes, rose from 1,490 to 1,985 baby girls
- Alaric – yes, rose from 40 to 48 baby boys
- Amy – nope, fell from 2,275 to 2,177 baby girls
- Arya – yes, rose from 273 to 386 baby girls (& from 87 to 110 baby boys)
- Arabella – yes, rose from 826 to 934 baby girls
- Aria – yes, rose from 898 to 1,964 baby girls
- Arthur – yes, rose from 725 to 888 baby boys
- Bear – yes, rose from 53 to 85 baby boys
- Bentley – yes rose from 3761 to 5535 baby boys (& from 231 to 285 baby girls)
- Betty – yes, rose from 130 to 163 baby girls
- Bran – yes, rose from 5 to 7 baby boys
- Cairo – yes, rose from 45 to 91 baby boys, and 5 to 12 baby girls
- Casey – nope, fell from 483 to 463 baby girls (& from 705 to 635 baby boys)
- Caylee – yes, rose from 565 to 692 baby girls
- Charlie (girl name) – yes, rose from 664 to 848 (pop culture reference: Disney’s Good Luck Charlie)
- Crosby – yes, rose from 180 to 301 baby boys
- Edith – yes, rose from 325 to 350 baby girls
- Egypt – yes, rose from 100 to 112 baby girls, and 5 to 11 baby boys
- Ezra – yes, rose from 1439 to 1735 baby boys (& from 88 to 101 baby girls)
- Florence – nope, fell from 75 to 73 baby girls (I’m surprised by this!)
- Flynn – yes, rose from 81 to 208 baby boys
- Gabrielle – nope, fell from 3,128 to 2,601 baby girls
- Harper – yes, Harper rose from 2,624 to 4,636 baby girls (& from 339 to 399 baby boys)
- Harvey – yes, rose 184 to 243 baby boys
- Hattie – yes, from 157 to 253 baby girls
- Haven – yes, rose from 447 to 504 baby girls (but fell from 164 to 133 baby boys)
- Jace – yes, rose from 2,669 to 3,689 baby boys
- Kate – yes, rose from 1,485 to 1,774 baby girls
- Kez – nope, off the list both years
- Khal – nope, off the list both years
- Libya – yes, rose from off-the-list (fewer than 5) to 7 baby girls
- Maci – yes, rose from 1,351 to 1,725 baby girls
- Mars – yes, rose from 14 to 23 baby boys
- Maxton – yes, 193 to 208 baby boys
- Mobley – nope, off the list both years
- Monroe – yes, rose from 93 to 141 baby girls
- Mylo – yes, rose from 33 to 57 baby boys
- Nicki – yes, rose from 9 to 21 baby girls
- Octavia – no, fell from 88 to 72
- Perry – yes, rose from 32 to 40 baby girls, and 129 to 146 baby boys
- Pippa – yes, Pippa rose from 16 to 69 baby girls (& Philippa from 25 to 53)
- Raylan – yes, rose from 132 to 326 baby boys
- Rue – yes, rose from 9 to 13 baby girls
- Siri – nope, Siri fell from 111 to 103 baby girls
- Sparrow – yes, rose from 5 to 11 baby boys (but fell from 32 to 31 baby girls)
- Spring – yes, rose from 11 to 16 baby girls
- Steve – yes, rose from 279 to 324 baby boys
- Tim – nope, fell from 65 to 48 baby boys
- Tunisia – nope, off the list both years
- William – yes, rose from 16,979 to 17,151 baby boys
I know I missed a few, but we’ll discuss them all eventually I’m sure. :)
Here are the results to PCBNG #1.
In the original Pop Culture Baby Name Game, we tried to come up with pop culture-inspired names we think will debut on the SSA’s baby name list in 2011.
But why limit it to debuts? Let’s start another game, this one for names already on the list.
Which baby names will get a boost in 2011, thanks to popular culture?
Here are some possibilities:
- Pippa, Kate, William (royal wedding)
- Casey, Caylee, Anthony (Casey Anthony trial)
- Amy (Amy Winehouse)
- Gabrielle (Gabrielle Giffords)
- Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Cairo, and similar place-names (Arab Spring)
- Florence (mentioned by Julie)
- Betty, Adele, Gale, Monroe, and more (all mentioned by Maria)
What other names can you think of?
The rankings for 2011 will be out in a few weeks, so get your ideas in soon!
UPDATE, May 2012: Here are the results!
The top baby names in New York City in 2006 were Ashley and Michael, according to a list (pdf) released yesterday by New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rounding out the top ten for each gender were…
Many rare and unusual names ranked as well. Examples include:
- Girls: Aissatou, Breindy, Egypt, Fanta, Fraidy, Frimet, Kadiatou, Noor, Pessy, Reem, Rivky, Shaindy, Tziporah, Yides, Yu, Zissy
- Boys: Achilles, Adriel, Alpha, Dovid, Hershy, Jhon, Kacper, Kymani, Lazer, Mamadou, Naftuli, Sekou, Tzvi, Usman, Vladimir, Zalmen
Also, Tenzin was a cool one that managed to rank for both genders — it was given to 11 boys and 22 girls in NYC last year.