How popular is the baby name Nathan 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 Nathan.
According to Retraite Québec, the most popular baby names in the Canadian province of Quebec last year were
Emma and Noah.
Here are Quebec’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:
Emma, 521 baby girls Olivia, 519 Alice, 508 Florence, 498 Charlie, 488 Livia, 473 Charlotte, 465 Léa, 462 Romy, 357 Zoe, 344
Noah, 717 baby boys William, 709 Thomas, 645 Léo, 622 Liam, 618 Jacob, 529 Nathan, 519 Arthur, 508 Édouard, 499 Félix, 484
In the girls’ top 10, Zoe replaced Clara.
In the boys’ top 10, Felix replaced Logan.
And here are some of the baby names that were bestowed just once in Quebec last year:
Unique Girl Names Unique Boy Names Auxane, Beaulieu, Celtina, Dulcinee, Ephelina, Freticia, Gamaelle, Hestia, Isalie, Jophina, Kautjaq, Lasiala, Milaloup, Nausicaa, Oncy, Protea, Qulliq, Riziki, Sensitiva, Timmiak, Uzia, Violaine, Waapikun, Xeia, Yzea, Zoona Amenzo, Blinken, Clydirk, Dawensky, Eliodore, Fritzner, Ghiss, Hulkson, Ikuagasak, Jackary, Kaulder, Lafleche, Mclovin, Nickford, Otsoa, Piponik, Qianli, Raynloc, Stratos, Trupt, Ulys, Vinicius, Wendrick, Xakhan, Yamsongo, Zoric
Some possible explanations/associations for a few of the above:
Beaulieu means “beautiful place” in French. Kaulder was a character in the movie The Last Witch Hunter (2015). McLovin was a name used on a fake ID in the movie Superbad (2007). Milaloup looks like a combination of the name Mila and the French word loup, meaning “wolf.” Nausicaa was a character in Homer’s Odyssey. Qulliq refers to a seal-oil/whale blubber lamp used by the Inuit. Timmiak refers to a duck or a goose in Inuktitut.
2020, the top names in Quebec were Olivia and Liam.
Retraite Québec – List of Baby Names, Noah and Emma most popular baby names in Quebec in 2021
Nathan MacKinnon hoisting the Stanley Cup
I took a few hours off yesterday to check out the Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Denver. (The photo above was taken by my brother-in-law; the one below was taken by me.)
Later on that day, while reading a recap of the event, I happened to learn about a baby boy named for Colorado Avalanche player Nate MacKinnon:
Nikki Lyons brought her baby — aptly named MacKinnon for the star Avalanche center.
“We love Nathan MacKinnon and everything he stands for because he took less for the team,” Lyons said.
Taking “less for the team” refers to the fact that NHL teams have salary caps, and that MacKinnon has been willing to settle for less than he’s worth in order to help the Avs attain/retain other talented players (and thereby have a better shot at winning).
photo of the Lyons family.
Further reading led me to a second baby boy — born just a few days ago in Centennial to parents Christy and Will Lowry — named Gabriel after Avalanche team captain Gabriel Landeskog (from Sweden).
Nathan MacKinnon & Erik Johnson with the Stanley Cup
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
I’ve posted about sextuplets and octuplets before, but never septuplets!
A set of seven — four boys and three girls — was born in Des Moines, Iowa, to Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey on November 19, 1997. The McCaughey septuplets are the world’s first surviving set of septuplets.
What are the names of all seven? Here are their firsts and middles:
Kenneth Robert Alexis May Natalie Sue Kelsey Ann Nathan Roy Brandon James Joel Steven
The McCaugheys also have an older daughter named Mikayla Marie (b. 1996).
What are your thoughts on the names? If you were having a set of seven (same mix of genders), which names would
McCaughey septuplets – Wikipedia, Happy birthday x 7! McCaughey septuplets turn 23
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were
Althea and Jacob.
Here are the Philippines’ top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:
Althea, 2,268 baby girls Angel, 1,436 Samantha, 1,430 Princess, 1,193 Nathalie, 1,144 Sofia, 1,130 Sophia, 1,122 Jasmine, 1,102 Andrea, 1,063 Angela, 1,048
Jacob, 2,164 baby boys Nathaniel, 2,014 Gabriel, 1,895 Nathan, 1.613 Ethan, 1,548 Ezekiel, 1,418 Angelo, 1,395 James, 1,318 Joshua, 1,170 (tie) Kyle, 1,170 (tie)
The most fascinating part of the publication, though, was the “pandemic-related names” section:
Covid: 355 Filipino babies got “Covid” as part of their name in 2020 Corona: 31 got “Corona” as part of their name Quarantine: 6 got “Quarantine” as part of their name Astra/Aztra Zeneca/Seneca Lockdown Mask Pandemica Vaccine
In 2019 (and in
2018), the top two names in the Philippines were Althea and Nathaniel.
The Philippines’ Most Common Baby Names of 2020 (PDF)