How popular is the baby name Lenny in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Lenny and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Lenny.
Three recent baby name stories with connections to Africa:
- Angela Merkel: In February of 2015, a baby girl born in Germany to an asylum-seeker from Ghana was named Angela Merkel after the Chancellor of Germany.
- Lenny & Henry: In March of 2015, a set of twins in Eastern Uganda were named Lenny and Henry after visiting Comic Relief comedian Lenworth “Lenny” Henry.
- AirForceOne: In July of 2015, during Obama’s two-day trip to Kenya, at least eight Kenyan children were given Obama-inspired names. The most notable name, given to two different children, was AirForceOne.
Sources: Asylum-Seeker Names Baby After Angela Merkel, Comic Relief 2015: Lenny Henry Meets Newborn Twins Named After Him In Uganda, Obama’s Kenya Trip Reportedly Inspires New Baby Name: AirForceOne
According to data from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the most popular baby names in Victoria in 2014 were Olivia and Oliver.
Here are Victoria’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
1. Olivia, 531 baby girls
2. Charlotte, 463
3. Mia, 432
4. Ava, 411
5. Chloe, 397
6. Sophie, 371
7. Amelia, 370
8. Emily, 357
9. Ruby, 337 (tie)
10. Ella, 337 (tie)
1. Oliver, 616 baby boys
2. William, 573
3. Jack, 550
4. Noah, 460
5. Thomas, 424
6. Lucas, 387
7. James, 382
8. Ethan, 376
9. Alexander, 335
10. Mason, 323
Ella replaces Isabella in the girls’ top 10 and Alexander replaces Joshua in the boys’ top 10.
Beyond the top 10…the girls’ top 100 includes both Mila (36th) and Milla (60th), plus the adorable Frankie (95th). The boys’ top 100 includes the conspicuously Scottish Angus (45th) and Hamish (69th), plus the ever-humble Lenny (100th).
“Among the big movers were Arya and Aria, which leapt 18 spots on the list of female names following the popularity of TV series Game of Thrones.”
Here are Victoria’s rankings from 2013 and 2012. And here are more details about Victoria’s top 100 names of 2014 from Waltzing More Than Matilda.
(Olivia and Oliver topped the England and Wales list in both 2009 and 2010, btw.)
Source: Victoria’s top 100 baby names for boys and girls in 2014
UPDATE, Jan. 2016: The rankings have changed slightly since I posted this, so I revised them. (Alexander is now top-10 and Lachlan has been bumped down to 11th.) I didn’t bother changing the text. The 2015 rankings will be up soon.