How popular is the baby name Flynn in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Flynn and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Flynn.
Welcome to Five Name Friday! Here’s today’s baby name request:
Me and my partner are expecting our first baby, a boy, and want to find names we can agree on. My top 3 are Tucker, Flynn and Vaughn, and my partner’s are Theodore, Benjamin and Oliver.
Can you come up with
five great baby name suggestions for this person?
Here are the rules:
Be independent. Decide on your five names before looking at anybody else’s five names.
Be sincere. Would you honestly suggest your five names to somebody in real life?
Five names only please! All names beyond the first five in your comment will be deleted.
Which five baby names are you going to suggest?
[You can also comment on previous
Five-Name Friday posts, or send me your own 2-sentence baby name request using the contact form.]
According to data from the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, the most popular baby names in Western Australia in 2014 were
Emily and Oliver.
Here are WA’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
1. Emily, 204 baby girls
2. Ava, 199
3. Charlotte, 186
4. Olivia, 181
5. Amelia and Mia, 180 each (tie)
6. Ella, 171
7. Isla, 166
8. Sophie, 164
9. Chloe, 162
10. Grace, 157
1. Oliver, 254 baby boys
2. Jack, 239
3. Noah, 216
4. William, 198
5. Lucas, 183
6. Thomas, 182
7. James, 175
8. Ethan, 170
9. Liam and Jacob, 147 each (tie)
10. Mason, 146
The girls’ top 50 includes Zara (18th), Evie (19th), Imogen (23rd), Indiana (39th) and Indi (49th).
The boys’ top 50 includes Harrison (16th), Jaxon (21st), Flynn (40th), Archer (41st) and Jai (48th).
One article also noted that
Frozen name Elsa “saw a small, but noticeable, boost from three in 2013 to 17 last year.”
Here are Western Australia’s rankings for
2013 and 2012.
Popular Baby Names – Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Oliver and Emily WA’s most popular baby names for 2014 while Disney’s Frozen inspires some parents
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
A reader named Carol writes:
We are having a second boy and are trying to choose a name. Our first child is a boy also and his name is Sebastian Reece. My husband really likes the names Schyler (Skyler) but I can’t seem to find a middle name that fits.
Carol’s last name is a 2-syllable P-name, so I’m assuming the baby will have the same last name. If that’s the case, I think a 1- or 3-syllable middle would be a good idea.
Here are some of the names I came up with:
Do you like any of the above as a middle for Schyler/Skyler? What other names would you suggest to Carol?
Update – The baby is here! Scroll down to find out what his middle name is…
A reader named Jackie is on the hunt for a middle name:
I need help finding a middle name for Flynn for a baby girl. My first daughter’s name is Ashlynd Marie and we really like the name Flynn for a girl. Please help!
I think pairing Ashlynd with a more traditional/feminine middle was a great idea, and I bet the same thing would work well for Flynn. With that in mind, here are some ideas:
I know there are other great middles for Flynn out there…which ones do you like best?
Edit, 6/04: The baby is here…and it’s a boy! Scroll down to Jackie’s comment (dated June 4th) to find out what his name is…