How popular is the baby name Henry 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 Henry.
According to data released NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, the most popular baby names in New South Wales, Australia, in 2018 were (again) Charlotte and Oliver.
Here are NSW’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Charlotte, 530 baby girls
- Amelia, 488
- Olivia, 474
- Mia, 471
- Ava, 430
- Isla, 372
- Grace, 361
- Chloe, 358
- Harper, 325
- Emily, 317
- Oliver, 616 baby boys
- William, 567
- Noah, 539
- Jack, 517
- Henry, 405
- Thomas, 404
- Lucas, 394
- Liam, 383
- Leo, 375
- Alexander, 370
In the girls’ top 10, Harper and Emily replace Zoe (now ranked 14th) and Ella (17th).
In the boys’ top 10, Liam and Leo replace James (now ranked 11th) and Ethan (12th).
Source: NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages – Popular Baby Names – 2018 (PDF)
According to the Tasmanian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the most popular baby names in Tasmania in 2018 were Charlotte and Oliver.
Here are Tasmania’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
In the girls’ top 10, Grace, Willow, and Amelia replace Mia, Sophie, and Evelyn.
In the boys’ top 10, Mason, Hudson, James, and Leo replace Charlie, Thomas, Oscar, and Max.
In 2017, the top two names were the same.
Source: Tasmanian Top Baby Names
The Civil War’s Battle of Malvern Hill was fought on July 1, 1862, near the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
And, as with the battles of Fort Sumter and Gettysburg, Malvern Hill had an influence on baby names. I’ve found dozens of U.S. babies with the name “Malvern Hill” — though many got the combo decades after the fact, which is interesting.
Here are the Malvern Hills I found from the 1860s specifically:
- Malvern Hill Lash (Virginia, 1862)
- Malvern Hill Barnum (New York, 1863)
- Union soldier Henry Barnum, the father of Malvern Hill Barnum, was declared dead following the Battle of Malvern Hill. After his family held a funeral for him, he was discovered alive in a Confederate prison. He was rescued and sent home in mid-July. Baby Malvern arrived the following September.
- Malvern Hill Logan (Georgia, 1864)
- Malvern Hill Watts (Missouri, 1864)
- Malvern Hill Foster (Virginia, 1865)
- Malvern Hill Hill (Virginia, 1868) — yes, Hill twice
Speaking of Hill twice…the name Malvern can be traced back to the Welsh words moel and bryn, meaning “bare, bald” and “hill.” So, if you take etymology into account, the place name Malvern Hill is redundant, and Mr. Malvern Hill Hill’s name contains Hill thrice.
Source: Battle of Malvern Hill – Wikipedia, Notes for Henry Alanson Barnum, Malvern Hill Barnum – Find a Grave
According to the Annual Statement published by Jersey’s Superintendent Registrar, the most popular baby names on the island of Jersey (the largest of the Channel Islands) in 2018 were Sienna and Leo.
Here are Jersey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
Because this is the first time the government has released an official set of single-year baby name rankings, there’s no direct antecedent for comparison. But we do know that the top names in Jersey from 2014 to 2016 were Emily and Oliver.
In 2018, a total of 933 babies were born on the island.
Sources: Jersey’s most popular baby names for 2018 revealed, Report reveals Jersey’s top baby names
The state of Minnesota hasn’t (yet?) published a list of the top baby names of 2018. But it has given us the top names within certain racial/ethnic groups:
Top Girl Names
- White: Evelyn
- Native American: Olivia
- Hispanic: Sofia
- Black: Aisha
- Asian/Pacific Islander: Amelia
Top Boy Names
- White: Henry
- Native American: Elijah
- Hispanic: Jose
- Black: Mohamed
- Asian/Pacific Islander: Ethan
According to the SSA’s data, Minnesota’s top names overall last year were Evelyn and Henry.
And in 2017, according to the state itself, the most popular names were Evelyn and Oliver.
Source: Minnesota Department of Health (Facebook)