How popular is the baby name Isla in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Isla and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Isla.
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According to provisional data released yesterday by Nova Scotia’s Registry of Vital Statistics, the most popular baby names in the province in 2016 were Olivia and William.
Here are Nova Scotia’s projected top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:
1. Olivia, 48 baby girls
2. Abigail, 40
3. Ava and Emma, 38 each (tie)
4. Charlotte, 35
5. Violet, 34
6. Amelia, 32
7. Sophie, 30
8. Claire, 29
9. Sophia, 28
10. Evelyn and Isla and Lily, 27 each (tie)
1. William, 62 baby boys
2. Benjamin and Oliver, 47 each (tie)
3. Noah, 40
4. Liam, 39
5. Owen, 37
6. Ethan, 36
7. Hunter and Jacob and Logan and Mason, 35 each (tie)
8. Lucas, 34
9. Henry, 32
10. Emmett and Jack and John, 31 each (tie)
These rankings/numbers cover births in the province through December 19.
On the girls’ list, Olivia replaces Emily as the #1 name and Charlotte knocks Lily out of the top 10.
On the boys’ list, Jack retains the top spot and Harry, Noah, and Leo take the place of Lucas, Harris and Daniel in the top 10.
But this data only covers the first eleven months (or so) of the year; the finalized data will be out in mid-March. (Here’s the finalized data for 2015.)
Finally, have you ever wanted to see a list of Scottish island names that have been used as baby names (pdf)? The NRS has got you covered! Their clever infographic mentions Arran, Coll, Eriskay (which reminds me of Easkey), Gigha, Harris, Iona, Islay (pronounced EYE‑lah), Jura, Kerrera, Lewis, Skye, Tiree, and Uist (pronounced YOU‑ist).
Which island name do you like best for a human baby?