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According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, the most popular baby names in Puerto Rico last year were
Valentina and Liam.
Here are Puerto Rico’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:
Valentina, 197 baby girls Emma, 153 Victoria, 128 Amaia, 116 Luna, 114 Isabella, 102 Gianna, 93 Mia, 90 Catalina, 88 Milena, 87
Liam, 260 baby boys Thiago, 200 Sebastian, 196 Noah, 180 Dylan, 165 Mateo, 164 Lucas, 161 Adrian, 140 Ian, 131 Jayden, 116
In the girls’ top 10, Milena replaced Kamila.
In the boys’ top 10, Adrian replaced Matias.
2020, the top names in Puerto Rico were also Valentina and Liam.
And the most popular baby names in all
other U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands (combined) — in 2021 were Isla/ Olivia (tie) and Ethan.
Popular Names by Territory
Which lengths were the most and least popular for U.S. baby names in 2021?
Top length for girl names: 6 letters
For baby girls, the most-used length was 6 letters, followed by 5 and 7.
The most popular girl names per length were…
2 letters (over 200 baby girls): Bo, Jo, Zo, An, Vy, Io 3 letters (over 58,300): Ava, Mia, Zoe, Ivy, Eva, Ada 4 letters (over 223,800): Emma, Luna, Ella, Aria, Mila, Nora 5 letters (over 348,000): Sofia, Avery, Emily, Chloe, Layla, Hazel 6 letters (over 466,100): Olivia, Amelia, Sophia, Evelyn, Harper, Camila 7 letters (over 307,900): Eleanor, Abigail, Madison, Addison, Lillian, Paisley 8 letters (over 142,000): Isabella, Scarlett, Penelope, Victoria, Brooklyn, Savannah 9 letters (over 71,800): Charlotte, Elizabeth, Valentina, Josephine, Gabriella 10 letters (over 8,000): Evangeline, Alexandria, Alessandra, Jacqueline 11 letters (over 300): Christianna, Ameliagrace, Anavictoria 12 letters (under 100) 13 letters (over 100) 14 letters (under 100) 15 letters (none) Top length for boy names: 6 letters
For baby boys, the most-used length was also 6 letters, followed by 5 and 4.
The most popular girl names per length were…
2 letters (over 1,800 baby boys): Bo, Ty, Om, Aj, Cy, Oz 3 letters (over 49,200): Leo, Eli, Kai, Ian, Ace, Max 4 letters (over 288,800): Liam, Noah, Jack, Levi, Owen, John 5 letters (over 453,200): James, Lucas, Henry, Mateo, Mason, Ethan 6 letters (over 511,800): Oliver, Elijah, Daniel, Samuel, Joseph, Julian 7 letters (over 269,000): William, Jackson, Michael, Grayson, Matthew, Gabriel 8 letters (over 106,100): Benjamin, Theodore, Maverick, Santiago, Jonathan, Jeremiah 9 letters (over 42,000): Alexander, Sebastian, Christian, Nathaniel, Alejandro 10 letters (over 3,700): Maximilian, Alessandro, Kristopher, Montgomery 11 letters (over 7,800): Christopher, Maximiliano, Constantine 12 letters (over 200) 13 letters (over 100) 14 letters (under 100) 15 letters (under 100)
Which first letters were the most and least popular for U.S. baby names in 2021?
Top first letters for girl names: A, E, M
For baby girls, the most-used first letter was A, followed by E and M. The least-used first letter was U.
The most popular girl names per letter were…
A-names (over 273,100 baby girls): Amelia, Ava, Abigail, Avery, Aria, Aurora B-names (over 49,300): Brooklyn, Bella, Brielle, Blakely, Bailey, Brianna C-names (over 93,100): Charlotte, Camila, Chloe, Claire, Caroline, Cora D-names (over 40,300): Delilah, Daisy, Diana, Daniela, Delaney, Dakota E-names (over 155,300): Emma, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Ella, Emily F-names (over 16,500): Freya, Faith, Finley, Fiona, Fatima, Frances G-names (over 42,900): Gianna, Grace, Genesis, Gabriella, Genevieve, Georgia H-names (over 54,900): Harper, Hazel, Hannah, Hailey, Hadley, Harmony I-names (over 44,100): Isabella, Isla, Ivy, Iris, Isabelle, Isabel J-names (over 73,500): Josephine, Jade, Julia, Josie, Juniper, Jasmine K-names (over 89,100): Kinsley, Kennedy, Kaylee, Kehlani, Katherine, Kylie L-names (over 115,300): Luna, Layla, Lily, Leah, Lucy, Lillian M-names (over 143,500): Mia, Mila, Madison, Maya, Madelyn, Madeline N-names (over 58,800): Nora, Nova, Naomi, Natalie, Natalia, Nevaeh O-names (over 30,200): Olivia, Olive, Oakley, Oaklynn, Octavia, Ophelia P-names (over 37,600): Penelope, Paisley, Piper, Peyton, Parker, Presley Q-names (over 4,100): Quinn, Quincy, Queen, Quinley, Quetzalli, Quinnley R-names (over 74,800): Riley, Ruby, Rylee, Raelynn, Rose, Remi S-names (over 116,400): Sophia, Sofia, Scarlett, Stella, Savannah, Skylar T-names (over 24,200): Taylor, Teagan, Trinity, Tatum, Tessa, Talia U-names (over 600): Unique, Uma, Ulani, Una, Unknown, Unity V-names (over 32,400): Violet, Victoria, Valentina, Vivian, Valerie, Valeria W-names (over 14,700): Willow, Wren, Winter, Wynter, Willa, Wrenley X-names (over 4,500): Ximena, Xiomara, Xyla, Xena, Xochitl, Xitlali Y-names (over 7,600): Yaretzi, Yara, Yareli, Yasmin, Yamileth, Yuna Z-names (over 29,100): Zoey, Zoe, Zuri, Zara, Zariah, Zelda Top first letters for boy names: J, A, L
For baby boys, the most-used first letter was J, followed by A and L. The least-used first letter was U.
The most popular boy names per letter were…
A-names (over 178,600 baby boys): Alexander, Asher, Aiden, Anthony, Andrew, Adrian B-names (over 86,600): Benjamin, Brooks, Bennett, Beau, Bryson, Brayden C-names (over 123,000): Carter, Charles, Caleb, Christopher, Cameron, Cooper D-names (over 85,000): Daniel, David, Dylan, Dominic, Declan, Damian E-names (over 108,700): Elijah, Ethan, Ezra, Elias, Ezekiel, Eli F-names (over 20,500): Finn, Felix, Finley, Francisco, Fernando, Finnegan G-names (over 53,500): Grayson, Gabriel, Greyson, Gael, Giovanni, George H-names (over 50,000): Henry, Hudson, Hunter, Harrison, Hayden, Hayes I-names (over 31,500): Isaac, Isaiah, Ian, Ivan, Israel, Ismael J-names (over 202,800): James, Jack, Jackson, Jacob, John, Joseph K-names (over 93,400): Kai, Kayden, Kingston, Kaiden, Kevin, King L-names (over 133,400): Liam, Lucas, Levi, Logan, Leo, Luke M-names (over 126,700): Mateo, Michael, Mason, Matthew, Maverick, Miles N-names (over 57,400): Noah, Nathan, Nolan, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Nicolas O-names (over 38,800): Oliver, Owen, Oscar, Omar, Orion, Odin P-names (over 23,700): Parker, Patrick, Peter, Preston, Phoenix, Paxton Q-names (over 3,100): Quinn, Quentin, Quincy, Quinton, Quintin, Quinten R-names (over 82,800): Ryan, Roman, Robert, Rowan, River, Ryder S-names (over 70,300): Sebastian, Samuel, Santiago, Silas, Sawyer, Steven T-names (over 59,200): Theodore, Thomas, Thiago, Theo, Tyler, Tucker U-names (over 2,500): Uriel, Uriah, Ulises, Ulysses, Uziel, Umar V-names (over 11,000): Vincent, Victor, Valentino, Vincenzo, Vicente, Vihaan W-names (over 49,100): William, Wyatt, Waylon, Wesley, Weston, Walker X-names (over 7,200): Xavier, Xander, Xzavier, Xavion, Xavien, Xavian Y-names (over 8,200): Yusuf, Yosef, Yehuda, Yousef, Yahir, Yisroel Z-names (over 26,900): Zion, Zachary, Zayden, Zane, Zayn, Zander
Which girl names increased in usage the most from 2020 to 2021?
Here’s a table of the fastest-rising girl names of 2021. On the left are the top 25 increases in terms of
absolute numbers of babies, and on the right are the top 25 increases in terms of relative numbers of babies.
Rank Girl name Absolute rise Girl name Relative rise 1 Isla 950 Thyri 1,033% 2 Willow 766 Xaila 800% 3 Eleanor 693 Esmeray 586% 4 Nora 674 Melek 547% 5 Maeve 603 Enola 500% 6 Leilani 584 Kaileen 475% 7 Eloise 569 Ivoree 400% 8 Ivy 551 Eveny 400% 9 Ayla 544 Kove 400% 10 Nova 537 Yomii 350% 11 Hazel 477 Salah 317% 12 Oaklynn 405 Zeanna 317% 13 Oakley 398 Bloom 290% 14 Iris 397 Jasira 280% 15 Lainey 374 Ayzel 267% 16 Wren 361 Janari 260% 17 Violet 360 Khylani 260% 18 Lily 357 Yomi 260% 19 Raya 357 Aylee 257% 20 Luna 355 Aara 257% 21 Eliana 355 Jehilyn 256% 22 Daphne 348 Evren 256% 23 Stevie 345 Zohemy 255% 24 Sage 344 Lilibeth 254% 25 Magnolia 339 Haisleigh* 250%
*Also at 250%, were Lakeyn, Nimrat, Vamika, and Zienna.
Some possible explanations…
Thyri is a character on the TV series Vikings. “Yomii” is a song by rapper Moneybagg Yo (lyric: “Let’s have a lil’ girl and name her Yomii”). Raya is the title character in the Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). Lilibeth is very close to Lilibet, the name of the daughter (b. June 2021) of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
If you can explain any of the other rises, please leave a comment!
According to the government of Northern Territory, Australia, the most popular baby names in NT in 2021 were
Isla and Charlie.
Here are Northern Territory’s top 10+ girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:
Isla, 15 baby girls Ivy, 14 Amelia, 12 (3-way tie) Ava, 12 (3-way tie) Charlotte, 12 (3-way tie) Hazel, 11 (3-way tie) Matilda, 11 (3-way tie) Mia, 11 (3-way tie) Florence, 9 (5-way tie) Harper, 9 (5-way tie) Lily, 9 (5-way tie) Luna, 9 (5-way tie) Olivia, 9 (5-way tie)
Charlie, 16 baby boys Jack, 15 James, 14 (tie) Noah, 14 (tie) Elijah, 13 (tie) Luca, 13 (tie) Lucas, 12 (3-way tie) Oliver, 12 (3-way tie) Thomas, 12 (3-way tie) Michael, 11
The names Ezekiel, Florence, Luna, Frankie and Archie all “broke into the Territory’s top-40 names for the first time” last year.
2020, the top two names in NT were Charlotte and William.
Popular Baby Names – NT.gov.au, Northern Territory’s most popular baby names for 2021 revealed