California’s Sonoma County recently launched SoCo Data, “the open data portal for the County of Sonoma.” The site includes detailed baby name data going back to the mid-1800s.
Here are Sonoma’s top baby names of 2014:
|Girl Names||Boy Names|
1. Emma, 35 baby girls
2. Sofia, 31
3. Isabella & Mia, 27 each (tie)
4. Sophia, 26
5. Camila, 25
1. Logan, 27 baby boys
2. Mateo, 26
3. Julian & Jack, 22 each (tie)
4. Wyatt, Dylan & Alexander, 21 each (tie)
5. Oliver & Damian, 20 each (tie)
The top girl names in Sonoma County are similar to the top girl names in California; all six of the girl names above are in CA’s top 10.
The top boy names, on the other hand, are totally different. Of the nine boy names above, only Alexander made CA’s top 10. In fact, six of the nine (Logan, Mateo, Jack, Wyatt, Oliver and Damian) aren’t even in CA’s top 20.
Here are some of the interesting baby names that debuted on the Sonoma list last year: Attalina, Cazadero, Donaleach, Fuamaila, Hannabella, Isaneli, Keeoa, Kleberly, Linatza, Lunabella, Melkis, Miakoda, Narieta, Nosson, Omnia Amour, Sanskrit, Tezcatlipoca, Thiemessie, Tonanzy, Toufie, Yaritcelia.
Eye-catching one-hit wonders from earlier years include Curtchberb, Guethscheneldia, Mounttaverddie, Nerbo, Nonsiatini, Olphert, Oneglia, Pervinka, Pualeilani, Torgie, Volkine, Vrina, Wanafay, Xmas, Yell and Zolferana.
Finally, the database indicates that at least 11 Sonoma County babies have been named Sonoma, and at least five more have been named either California or Kalifornia.