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.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in 1806 in the south of England. The name “Isambard” came from his father, Marc Isambard Brunel (originally from France), and the name “Kingdom” came from his mother, Sophia Kingdom.
Years later, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s unusual name would become almost synonymous with engineering: he was perhaps the most eminent Victorian engineer.
He built the Great Western Railway, the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamer (SS Great Western), and various important bridges and tunnels.
The name Isambard can be traced back to a old Germanic name Isambert, which is made up of elements meaning “iron” and “bright.” Other spellings include Isembart, Isembert, Isambart, and Isembard.
Do you like the name Isambard? Do you like it more or less than Eisenhower (which is also iron-related)?
According to the government of Sonoma, California, the most popular baby names in the county in 2018 were Camila and Mateo.
Here are Sonoma’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2018:
- Camila, 28 baby girls
- Isabella, 27
- Olivia, 26
- Emma, 23
- Sophia and Abigail, 21 (tied)
- Mateo, 33 baby boys
- Alexander, 25
- William, 24
- Angel, 20
- Liam, Benjamin and Adrian, 19 (3-way tie)
And here are some of the baby names from the other end of the list. Each of these was used just once in Sonoma in 2018:
|Unique Girl Names||Unique Boy Names|
|Ariscel, Aumber, Bivianny, Bellona, Citrina, Evening, Elliadria, Happi, Hibatullah, Itzae, Marrakech, Novalu, Naviannan, Punelupi, Sahori, Sixela, Taya, Xylamoon, Yuna||Athos, Andoni, Bromley, Calcagno, Castle, Dreyce, Gridley, Harlem, Ilaisa, Kaxachi, Kestrel, Neon, Olonzo, Pride, Stream, Summit, Track, Truckee, Xavion|
(I posted more of Sonoma County’s unique baby names over on Patreon.)
The top names in 2017 were Mia and Mateo.
Source: Sonoma County Baby Names
According to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland in 2018 were Grace and James/Noah (tie).
Here are the Northern Ireland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Grace, 221 baby girls
- Emily, 203
- Olivia, 178
- Sophie, 155
- Ella, 151
- Amelia, 140
- Isla, 135
- Anna, 128
- Lily, 125
- Lucy, 124
- Noah, 217 baby boys (tie)
- James, 217 (tie)
- Jack, 201
- Charlie, 191
- Jacob, 154 (tie)
- Daniel, 154 (tie)
- Oliver, 151
- Harry, 150
- Thomas, 142
- Leo, 137
In the girls’ top ten, Lily and Lucy replace Charlotte and Sophia.
In the boys’ top ten, Leo replaces Logan.
In the girls’ top 100, the highest climbers were Rosie, Sadie, and Saoirse.
In the boys’ top 100, the highest climbers were Tommy, Theo, and Hunter.
In 2017, the top names were Emily and James.
In the adjacent Republic of Ireland, the top names of 2018 were Emily and Jack.
Sources: Baby Names 2018 – NISRA, Disney, Moana and Storm – NI’s diverse baby names revealed
According to British Columbia’s Vital Statistics Agency, the most popular baby names in the province in 2018 were Olivia and Liam.
Here are British Columbia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Olivia, 246 baby girls
- Emma, 222
- Amelia, 170 (tie)
- Charlotte, 170 (tie)
- Chloe, 160
- Sophia, 149
- Ava, 148
- Isla, 137
- Emily, 134
- Abigail, 132
- Liam, 283 baby boys
- Lucas, 225
- Oliver, 211
- Benjamin, 200
- Logan, 183
- Ethan, 182
- Noah, 181 (tie)
- William, 181 (tie)
- James, 175
- Leo, 165
In the girls’ top 10, Isla replaces Hannah.
In the boys’ top 10, Leo replaces Owen.
Names used just five times each in 2018 include…
- Girl names: Ayda, Bria, Clover, Dilnoor, Ever, Flora, Guneet, Havana, Irene, Jenny, Krystal, Lavinia, Magnolia, Opal, Pippa, Rosha, Sahej, Taryn, Waverly, Zia
- Boy names: Adriel, Bjorn, Clyde, Drake, Eamon, Fergus, Graydon, Hamza, Ibraheem, Jagger, Kaya, Leland, Malikai, Ollie, Partap, Reginald, Smith, Tegh, Watson, Zephyr
In 2017, the top names were Olivia and Benjamin.
Source: Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2018
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the most popular baby names in the state two years ago were Olivia and Henry.
Here are Wisconsin’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2017 (which were released in mid-2019):
In the girls’ top 10, Isabella replaces Abigail.
In the boys’ top 10, Logan, Levi, and Lincoln replace Mason, Jackson, and Carter.
(According to the 2017 SSA data, the top 10 boy names in Wisconsin were slightly different, and in a slightly different order.)
In 2016, the top two names in Wisconsin (according to the state) were Olivia and Oliver.
Source: 25 Most Popular Names for Newborns, Wisconsin