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Popularity of the Baby Name Hailie


Posts that Mention the Name Hailie

Poll Results – Favorite Spellings are Hailey, Hayley, Haley

More than half of the 325 people who voted in the “Hailey” poll liked either Hailey or Hayley more than other spelling variations of the name:

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this outcome is that the top three names all happen to end in -ey. Do you think that’s the key to their appeal?

UPDATE, 11/2013: The first Hailey poll closed a long time ago, but I’ve just opened up a second one – go vote!

Hailey, Haleigh, Haylee… Which Spelling Is Best?

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Most of the following names ranked among the top 1,000 baby girl names of 2007:

Of the ten, which is your favorite spelling? Cast your vote in the sidebar, or leave a comment below with your answer.

P.S. Are there any other spellings (e.g. Haileigh, Halie, Hayly) you like even better?

UPDATE, 11/2013: Here are the original results, but let’s try a brand new poll! Vote below:

Which is your favorite spelling?

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Sophia Tops Emily – Adjusting the Most Popular U.S. Baby Names

The Social Security Administration doesn’t combine spelling variations when compiling its annual list of popular baby names. Though this is probably the most logical way for them to present their data, it tends to skew the overall picture a bit.

For instance, according to the SSA, the top ten girl names in 2007 were Emily, Isabella, Emma, Ava, Madison, Sophia, Olivia, Abigail, Hannah and Elizabeth (in that order). If we account for spelling variations, though, the top ten is more like:

1st Sophia (16,804)
Sofia (5,974)
22,778 (1.0930%)
2nd Emily (19,105)
Emely (1,011)
Emilee (782)
Emilie (507)
Emmalee (368)
21,773 (1.0447%)
3rd Isabella (18,874)
Izabella (1,475)
Isabela (625)
20,974 (1.0064%)
4th Madison (17,731)
Madyson (898)
Maddison (854)
Madisyn (843)
20,326 (0.9754%)
5th Olivia (16,329)
Alivia (1,628)
Alyvia (276)
18,233 (0.8748%)
6th Emma (18,127) 18,127 (0.8698%)
7th Ava (17,865) 17,865 (0.8572%)
8th Abigail (15,292)
Abbigail (648)
Abigayle (313)
Abagail (309)
Abigale (279)
16,841 (0.8081%)
9th Brianna (8,741)
Briana (2,781)
Breanna (2,455)
Bryanna (703)
Breana (299)
14,979 (0.7186%)
10th Addison (11,823)
Addyson (1,368)
Addisyn (488)
Adyson (455)
Adison (395)
14,529 (0.6971%)

And this doesn’t account for several things:

  • Eva could be seen as a form of Ava. That would bring Ava/Eva up to 4th place.
  • Hailey, the 23rd most popular girl name, can also be spelled Hailee, Hailie, Haylee, Hayley, Haylie and Hayleigh. If you throw in Haley and Haleigh as well, that brings the entire name group up to 8th place. (I tend to pronounce these last two more like Halle/Hallie, though, so I didn’t do it that way.)