How popular is the baby name Kimora 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 Kimora.
The SSA has re-ordered the top 500 (or so) most popular baby names by rank change. According to these lists, the boy and girl names that decreased the most in terms of rank from 2010 to 2011 were these:
- Brisa, -343 (464th to 807th)
- Dana, -147 (463rd to 610th)
- Desiree, -121 (473rd to 594th)
- Denise, -114 (489th to 603rd)
- Kimora, -109 (498th to 607th)
- Brenda, -104 (426th to 530th)
- Erika, -103 (429th to 532nd)
- Miley, -99 (217th to 316th)
- Danna, -98 (267th to 365th)
- Janiya, -91 (448th to 539th)
- Brett, -119 (389th to 508th)
- Jamarion, -112 (475th to 587th)
- Shaun, -105 (483rd to 588th)
- Jaydon, -100 (492nd to 592nd)
- Nickolas, -86 (465th to 551st)
- Brenden, -81 (382nd to 463rd)
- Davion, -76 (474th to 550th)
- Braiden, -76 (468th to 544th)
- Salvador, -75 (457th to 532nd)
- Braeden, -67 (409th to 476th)
To know which names fell the most overall, check out my follow-up posts Biggest Changes in Girl Name Popularity, 2011 and Biggest Changes in Boy Name Popularity, 2011.
I’m seeing a lot of discussion today about the fastest-rising baby names of 2010. There’s Maci and Bentley (thanks to a reality TV show about pregnant teens), Tiana (thanks to Disney), Kellan (thanks to Twilight), Knox (thanks to Brangelina), and more.
But let’s look at the flip side. Which names fell in 2010? Which were some of the biggest losers?
I’ll give you a hint: Many were once the fast-risers. They became trendy for a little while, thanks to pop culture (e.g. a singer, a band, a movie, a book). But when that influence began to fade, the names began to fall.
- Ciara, down 79 spots (singer Ciara)
- Jonas, down 80 spots (musicians Jonas Brothers)
- Marley, down 85 spots (movie Marley & Me)
- Kimora, down 90 spots (model Kimora Lee Simmons)
- Rihanna, down 198 spots (singer Rihanna)
- Analia, down 472 spots (telenovela El Rostro de Analía)
This group even includes the names of the president’s daughters, Sasha (down 84 spots) and Malia (down 111 spots), whose names have not been in the news as much since 2008 and 2009.
Sources: SSA’s Change in Name Popularity page, “Maci” and “Bentley” soar in baby name game
Don’t get too excited — these aren’t the top names for 2009. (If only!)
Why am I posting old news? Because I recently found a more complete version of the 2008 list that goes all the way down to baby names used in England and Wales just three times. So, the top-ranked names may be old news, but the rest are new. (New to me, anyway.) Here goes:
(# of babies)
And now, just for fun, let’s compare usage in England to usage in America:
||# UK* Boys
||# UK Girls
||# U.S. Boys
||# U.S. Girls
*By UK, I mean England and Wales. Not an accurate substitution, I know. But “England and Wales” is just way too long for that spot.
**The 1,000th name on the U.S. top 1,000 was used for 192 baby boys. So the question marks represent some number between 0 and 192.
***Update: Kelly has astutely pointed out that raw numbers can be misleading. I’m not going to change the chart — I’m just too lazy — but I’ve thrown in some rough totals, for context.
Source: Office for National Statistics