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

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Popularity of the Baby Name Elyah

Number of Babies Named Elyah

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Elyah

What Do These Baby Names Have in Common?

Some trivia to start the week!

Before reading the rest of this post, check out the names in the image below. What do you think these names have in common?

dual-gender one-hit-wonder baby names

Ok, ready for the answer?

They are the 15 synchronized dual-gender one-hit-wonder baby names on the U.S. baby name charts.

Did anyone guess that? :)

Of the fewer than 200 baby names that are dual-gender one-hit wonders, these are the only ones that made their single appearance on the girls’ list and on the boys’ list in the same year:

  • Clinnie, given to 6 baby girls and 5 baby boys in 1920.
  • Chaffee, given to 5 baby girls and 5 baby boys in 1975.
  • Datril, given to 5 baby girls and 6 baby boys in 1975.
  • Chamel, given to 5 baby girls and 5 baby boys in 1979.
  • Chezarae, given to 6 baby girls and 9 baby boys in 1982.
  • Jakkia, given to 16 baby girls and 8 baby boys in 1990.
  • Daebreon, given to 13 baby girls and 5 baby boys in 2000.
  • Rikishi, given to 6 baby girls and 10 baby boys in 2000.
  • Xing, given to 7 baby girls and 5 baby boys in 2000.
  • Jaalyn, given to 5 baby girls and 6 baby boys in 2002.
  • Ryly, given to 6 baby girls and 5 baby boys in 2008.
  • Elyah, given to 5 baby girls and 5 baby boys in 2009.
  • Koli, given to 8 baby girls and 13 baby boys in 2010.
  • Music, given to 6 baby girls and 6 baby boys in 2012.
  • Zikora, given to 6 baby girls and 10 baby boys in 2012.

(Three more names — Chikamso, Harbour and Khymani — had dual-gender debuts in 2013, but we won’t know about their one-hit status until we see the 2014 data.)

Chaffee I’ve already written about, Ryly appeared when Riley was at its trendiest, and a couple of the other names (Rikishi, Chezarae) I’ll be writing about soon. The rest I can’t yet explain, but I’m working on it!


Unisex Baby Names – Even Splits of 2009

Hundreds of unisex names were given to both baby boys and baby girls last year. But only 65 were split evenly between the two genders, according to SSA data.

Name Boys Girls Total
Michel 55 55 110
Michal 48 48 96
Storm 43 43 86
Haydyn 32 32 64
Avry 27 27 54
Adi 26 26 52
Indiana 26 26 52
Kemani 26 26 52
Clarke 22 22 44
Riyan 20 20 40
Samar 17 17 34
Amori 16 16 32
Bradie 13 13 26
Carlisle 12 12 24
Oluwadamilola 12 12 24
Angell 11 11 22
Eaden 11 11 22
Maika 11 11 22
Nur 11 11 22
Chesley 10 10 20
Dacoda 10 10 20
Mattia 10 10 20

Fewer than 20 babies total: Agam, Aidynn, Amadi, Armahni, Arrington, Ecko, Elim, Elyah, Grae, Jarae, Jasyiah, Jiayi, Keighan, Kumari, Lakshya, Lanny, Lean, Mako, Marcelle, Money*, Nyel, Oluwanifemi, Oluwatomisin, Omega, Phynix, Psalm, Qamar, Rayen, Reyhan, Ryian, Santanna, Shadow, Shyler, Siah, Sinclair, Skiler, Starling, Stellar, Thanh, Ugonna, Windsor, Yali, Yareth

*I’m pleased that Money made the list. There may be a gender-based income gap in the U.S., but at least men and women are named Money in equal measure. That has to count for something, right?