How popular is the baby name Maisy 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 Maisy.
Oliver and Olivia still reign supreme in England and Wales. Here are the most popular baby names of 2010:
George is new to the boys’ top 10. The drop-out was Daniel.
No newbies on the girls’ side.
Ollie, Bobby, Caleb, Jenson, Dexter and Kayden replaced Ellis, Joe, Christopher, Ewan, Morgan and Austin in the boys’ top 100.
Annabelle, Eliza, Laila, Aisha, Maryam and Maisy replaced Lydia, Eve, Alisha, Francesca, Sara and Mya in the girls’ top 100.
To do more comparing of this year’s rankings with last year’s rankings, check out the baby name comparison tool, brought to you by the UK’s Office for National Statistics.
Source: Oliver and Olivia most popular baby names in 2010
Last week’s post on Yan Ebyam reminded me of Maeby, which has appeared on the SSA’s baby name list three times so far:
- 2010: 8 baby girls named Maeby
- 2009: unlisted
- 2008: 7 baby girls named Maeby
- 2007: unlisted
- 2006: 6 baby girls named Maeby [debut]
- 2005: unlisted
It debuted the last year Arrested Development was on the air, which is notable because the sitcom featured a teenage character named Maeby Fünke.
According to Wikipedia…
Creator Mitchell Hurwitz named the character after his daughters Maisy and Phoebe. Hurwitz acknowledged the peculiar result of this blending, saying “It just seemed like crazy extra fun to think of weird names. I don’t want us to become too self-conscious about it but, yes, we do have some strange names.” Incidentally, she is often described as George Michael’s “Cousin Maeby,” a play on words making reference to the fact that they may not be related.
Maeby’s teenage counterpart on the show, George Michael Bluth, didn’t had the same impact on the baby name charts; the compound name Georgemichael hasn’t been on the SSA’s list since pop singer George Michael was popular back in the ’90s.