How popular is the baby name Everley 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 Everley.
Ever-names, particularly Everly, are very trendy right now.
In 2019, over 4,750 baby girls were named Everly, making Everly the 43rd most popular girl name in the nation.
And it was trailed in the rankings by a number of variants, including Everleigh (108th), Everlee (377th), Everley, and Everlie. Not to mention Evelyn-influenced forms like Everlyn and Everlynn.
So, when I came upon a group of Ever-names (deep in the SSA data) that hadn’t seen usage in decades, I was very intrigued. Here are the names I found:
They were used primarily in the South during the first half of the 20th century.
Do you think any of these could be revived in the midst of Ever-mania?
According to the County Clerk of Knox County, Illinois, the most popular baby names in 2019 were Charlotte and Benjamin.
A total of 689 babies were born in the county in 2019. Here are the top names per gender:
- Charlotte – 5 baby girls
- Deliah, Eleanor, Ellie, Hope – 4 each
- Ava, Caroline, Cora, Evelyn, Everley, Lilly, Molly, Paisley – 3 each
- Benjamin – 6 baby boys
- Jeremiah – 5
- Elijah & Liam – 4 each
- Charles, Christopher, Grayson, Isaac, Jace, Lincoln, Matthew, Noah, Parker – 3 each
The name Deliah really stands out here. Only a couple dozen baby girls are named Deliah per year nationally, so it’s very curious to see four Deliahs pop up in a single county.
Source: Charlotte, Benjamin top Knox County baby names in 2019
Everly has become quite trendy as a girl name within the last couple of years:
Everly is now the 178th most popular girl name in the nation, and Everleigh is 716th on the list.
So let’s say you like this “Ever-” trend, but you’re having a baby boy. What other options are there?
Here are some ideas, both modern and ancient:
- Everett, currently ranked 167th for boys, is a surname based on the first name Everard (see below).
- Ever is simultaneously a modern vocabulary word (meaning “always,” among other things) and an ancient personal name (based on a Germanic word meaning “boar”). Ever is currently being given to babies of both genders.
- Everest is a locational surname that refers to the French town of Évreux.
- Everardo is a Spanish version of Everard (see below).
- Everton is a locational surname meaning “boar” + “settlement.”
- Everson is a patronymic surname based on the first name Ever (see above).
- Evergreen is a modern vocabulary word meaning “ever, always” + “green.” Evergreen has charted as a girl name before, but it works for either gender.
- Everard is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “hardy, strong.”
- Everbern is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “bear.”
- Evergrim is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “fierce, severe.”
- Everhelm is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “helmet.”
- Evermar is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “famous.”
- Everold is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “friendly, comely.”
- Everwin is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “friend.”
Do you like any of these? What other Ever-names can you think of for boys?
Sources: Behind the Name, Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources
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.