How popular is the baby name Sophia 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 Sophia.
According to San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency, the most popular baby names in the county in 2019 were Olivia and Liam.
Here are San Diego County’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
- Olivia, 243 baby girls
- Emma, 212
- Camila, 179
- Mia, 176
- Isabella, 169
- Sophia, 163
- Charlotte, 138
- Luna, 133 (2-way tie)
- Sofia, 133 (2-way tie)
- Amelia, 124 (2-way tie)
- Victoria, 124 (2-way tie)
- Liam, 442 baby boys
- Noah, 188
- Sebastian, 174 (2-way tie)
- Oliver, 174 (2-way tie)
- Mateo, 159
- Ethan, 155
- Alexander, 149
- Lucas, 137
- Benjamin, 136
- Julian, 135
In the girls’ top 10, Luna and Amelia replace Mila.
In the boys’ top 10, Lucas and Julian replace Daniel and Logan.
The HHSA also reported that the top baby names of the decade (2010-2019) in San Diego County were Sophia and Noah.
(The year before, the top two names were Emma and Liam.)
Source: Top Baby Names in San Diego County in 2019 and Past Decade
According to New York City’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the city in 2018 were Emma and Liam.
Here are New York City’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Emma (501 born in NYC in 2018)
- Liam (779 born in NYC in 2018)
In the girls’ top 10, Amelia and Chloe replace Emily and Abigail.
In the boys’ top 10, Alexander replaces Jayden.
In 2017, the top two names were also Emma and Liam.
Within each of the five boroughs, the top baby names were…
- Manhattan: Emma and Noah
- Bronx: Isabella and Liam
- Brooklyn: Esther and David
- Queens: Mia and Liam
- Staten Island: Mia and Michael
And, finally, a few of the baby names bestowed just 10 times each in NYC last year were the girl names Aminah, Ida and Zadie, and the boy names Bentley, Lucian and Warren.
Source: The Top Baby Names of 2018
According to Statistics Austria, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Anna and Paul.
Here are Austria’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Anna – used for 869 baby girls (2.1%)
- Lena (2-way tie)
- Mia (2-way tie)
- Paul – used for 830 baby boys (1.9%)
In the girls’ top 10, Valentina replaces Sophie.
In the boys’ top 10, Leon replaces Jonas.
And in 2017, the two top names in the country were Anna and Maximilian.
Source: First Names of newborn babies 2018
According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), the most popular baby names in England and Wales last year were again Olivia and Oliver.
Here are the top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Olivia, 4,598 baby girls
- Amelia, 3,941
- Ava, 3,110
- Isla, 3,046
- Emily, 2,676
- Mia, 2,490
- Isabella, 2,369
- Sophia, 2,344
- Ella, 2,326
- Grace, 2,301
- Oliver, 5,390 baby boys
- George, 4,960
- Harry, 4,512
- Noah, 4,107
- Jack, 3,988
- Leo, 3,721
- Arthur, 3,644
- Muhammad, 3,507
- Oscar, 3,459
- Charlie, 3,365
In the girls’ top ten, Sophia and Grace replace Poppy (now in 11th place) and Lily (now 13th).
In the boys’ top ten, Arthur replaces Jacob (now 11th).
In the girls’ top 100, Ada, Delilah, Ayla, Zoe, Margot and Felicity replace Darcey, Darcy, Julia, Leah, Megan and Victoria.
In the boys’ top 100, Grayson, Jasper, Rowan, Tobias, Sonny and Dominic replace Austin, Ibrahim, Lewis, Nathan and Tyler.
And, finally, here’s an interesting fact: “Less than half (45%) of babies had a name within the top 100 lists in 2018, down from two thirds (67%) in 1996.”
Source: Baby names in England and Wales: 2018
Here’s a newspaper article from the 1930s that features a list of North Dakota towns with feminine names:
When a train conductor calls “Bessie” and “Josephine” in North Dakota he is not addressing passengers by their first names.
For these and other feminine names were given to towns and villages by rugged pioneers.
Prominent among the list is the cow town of Medora in Billings county, known as the ranching headquarters of Theodore Roosevelt.
Others are: Ines, Norma, Olga, Christine, Silvia, Hannah, Frances, Janet, Stella, Willa, Ella, Mary, Flora, Marion, Alice, Elizabeth, Sophia, Beulah, Kathryn, Jessie, Luverne, Juanita, Freda, Cherry and Mona.
(Only Ella is among the top 10 baby girl names in the state right now.)
Which of the above names do you like best?
Source: “Dakota Pioneers Gave Towns Feminine Names.” Miami Daily News-Record [Miami, OK] 2 Feb. 1936: 8.