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Popularity of the Baby Name Tayla


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Popular Baby Names in British Columbia, 2020

According to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health, the most popular baby names in the province last year were Olivia and Liam.

Here are British Columbia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:

Girl Names

  1. Olivia, 239 baby girls
  2. Emma, 184
  3. Charlotte, 161
  4. Ava, 157
  5. Amelia, 148
  6. Sophia, 138
  7. Isla, 130
  8. Hannah, 128
  9. Chloe, 125
  10. Emily, 111

Boy Names

  1. Liam, 223 baby boys
  2. Oliver, 215
  3. Noah, 206
  4. Lucas, 193
  5. Benjamin, 174 (tie)
  6. Theodore, 174 (tie)
  7. Ethan, 170
  8. Jack, 158
  9. Leo, 154
  10. William, 149

In the girls’ top 10, Hannah and Emily replaced Mia, Evelyn and Ella.

In the boys’ top 10, Jack replaced Logan.

Some of the baby names from lower down in the rankings include…

Girl NamesBoy Names
Arzoi (5 baby girls), Baani (16), Cordelia (5), Della (12), Eunice (8), Fenna (5), Gurasees (9), Holland (7), Izzy (5), Jana (9), Kairi (5), Lina (9), Maple (8), Navy (9), Ophelia (19), Prabhleen (5), Rubani (5), Sahara (5), Tayla (5), Veronica (8), Waverly (8), Yuna (8), Zelda (7)Axton (6 baby boys), Brandt (5), Clyde (7), Dalton (6), Elio (7), Franklin (8), Grey (6), Hendrik (8), Ivan (17), Jerry (7), Kabir (23), Leonidas (5), Merrick (7), Nova (7), Ollie (7), Pearson (5), Rupert (5), Sunny (5), Tegh (9), Viraaj (5), Westley (8), Yuvaan (8), Zoravar (5)

I love how specifically Canadian the names Maple and Pearson are. (Lester B. Pearson served as prime minister of Canada during the 1960s.)

In 2019, the top two names in British Columbia were Olivia and Oliver.

Source: Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2020

Inconspicuous Anagram Baby Names

I recently updated my old Anagram Baby Names post to make it much more comprehensive. As I worked on it, though, I noticed that many of those sets of names had obvious similarities, such as the same first letters and/or the same rhythm.

So I thought I’d make a second, shorter list of anagram names that were less conspicuously similar. Specifically, I wanted the second list to feature sets of names with different first letters and different numbers of syllables.

And that’s what you’ll find below — pairs of anagram names that are relatively distinct from one another. So much so that, at first glance (or listen), some might not even strike you as being anagrammatic at all. :)

Click on any name to check out its popularity graph…

Most of the names above have a clear number of syllables, but a few do not. (I categorized them according to my own interpretation/accent.) So, if you’re interested in using any of these pairings, just remember to test the names out loud first!

Which of the pairs above do you like best?

Popular Baby Names in British Columbia, 2019

According to British Columbia’s Vital Statistics Agency, the most popular baby names in the province in 2019 were Olivia and Oliver.

Here are British Columbia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:

Girl Names

  1. Olivia, 263 baby girls
  2. Charlotte, 176
  3. Emma, 167
  4. Ava, 153
  5. Sophia, 149
  6. Amelia, 141
  7. Chloe, 137
  8. Mia, 136
  9. Isla, 128
  10. Evelyn and Ella, 122 each (tie)

Boy Names

  1. Oliver, 233 baby boys
  2. Liam, 217
  3. Lucas, 216
  4. Ethan, 207
  5. Noah, 200
  6. William, 191
  7. Benjamin, 181
  8. Theodore, 171
  9. Leo, 163
  10. Logan, 156

In 2018, the top two names were Olivia and Liam.

In the girls’ top 10, Mia, Evelyn and Ella replaced Emily and Abigail.

In the boys’ top 10, Theodore replaced James.

Finally, some of the names bestowed just five times each in British Columbia last year include…

  • Girl names: Anhad, Baani, Constance, Darya, Emberly, Gillian, Haisley, Ila, Jiayi, Kaelyn, Linden, Mina, Niya, Opal, Ravleen, Saanjh, Tayla, Veronika, Wendy, Zaynab
  • Boy names: Arie, Baker, Casper, Douglas, Elon, Garrett, Henri, Israel, Joaquin, Kye, Leonidas, Malek, Navraj, Orson, Reginald, Sajjan, Thatcher, Vladimir, Wilfred, Zoravar

Source: Baby’s Most Chosen Names in British Columbia, 2019

Biggest Changes in Girl Name Usage (England, 2013)

I’ve got a post on the top names in England and Wales scheduled for Monday, but until then here are a couple of “biggest changes” analyses. We’ll do the girl names today and the boy names tomorrow.

The tables below include two versions of each list. On the left are the top raw-number differences, taking all names into account. On the right are the top ranking differences, taking only the top 1,000 names (roughly) into account.

Biggest Increases in Popularity

Raw Numbers (all names)Rankings (top 1,000)
  1. Sienna, +586 babies
  2. Scarlett, +395
  3. Elsie, +293
  4. Sofia, +274
  5. Thea, +241
  6. Ivy, +234
  7. Poppy, +219
  8. Evelyn, +193
  9. Willow, +182
  10. Alice, +172
  1. Reeva, +4951 spots
  2. Esmay, +844
  3. Bea, +761
  4. Khaleesi, +711
  5. Neriah, +703
  6. Keeva, +690
  7. Siyana, +650
  8. Milan, +643
  9. Isla-Mae, +574
  10. Dahlia, +566

Eleanor “Elea” Nickerson of British Baby Names mentioned the rise of Reeva yesterday on Facebook, attributing it to Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend Oscar Pistorius allegedly murdered. That sounds like a good explanation to me. In fact, the murder early last year (and the ongoing news coverage) might explain why Oscar itself saw such a big increase in 2013.

Can you think of explanations for any of the other names? (Well, besides Khaleesi. I think we all know where that one comes from at this point.)

Biggest Decreases in Popularity

Raw Numbers (all names)Rankings (top 1,000)
  1. Amelia, -1491 babies
  2. Lily, -919
  3. Jessica, -658
  4. Mia, -531
  5. Evie, -513
  6. Sophie, -483
  7. Lola, -436
  8. Maisie, -393
  9. Holly, -391
  10. Grace, -389
  1. Gemma, -402 spots
  2. Lilly-Mai, -364
  3. Krystal, -360
  4. Star, -320
  5. Sian, -297
  6. Tayla, -286
  7. Bo, -271
  8. Veronica, -256
  9. Zaina, -246
  10. Tahlia, -240

Top Debut Name

Everly.

Fewer than 3 baby girls got the name in 2012, but 21 baby girls were named Everly in 2013. Everley, Everleigh and Everlyn have been on the list before, but never Everly. (I only have the full England and Wales baby name lists going back to 2007, though.)

Here are the U.S. girl names that changed the most in popularity in 2013, if you’d like to compare.

Source: Baby Names, England and Wales, 2013 – ONS

Two-hit wonder baby names (in the top 1,000)

The following names ranked among the top 1,000 U.S. baby names only twice from 1880 through 2006:

Girl NamesBoy Names
Adriene (1962, 1967)
Agusta (1882, 1884)
Aili (1909, 1910)
Alcie (1880, 1886)
Alethea (1973, 1974)
Alexina (1881, 1882)
Almedia (1881, 1885)
Aloma (1942, 1943)
Alwina (1882, 1886)
Alys (1880, 1910)
Ama (1881, 1885)
Amalie (1881, 1883)
Amma (1881, 1887)
Anastacia (1880, 1896)
Angeles (2003, 2004)
Anie (1881, 1882)
Anona (1904, 1905)
Antonetta (1910, 1915)
Araminta (1880, 1884)
Ardath (1905, 1923)
Arkie (1883, 1889)
Arta (1881, 1884)
Ayesha (1979, 1982)
Abbott (1880, 1888)
Adron (1901, 1904)
Albertus (1880, 1883)
Alferd (1891, 1899)
Alfie (1967, 1968)
Amado (1883, 1932)
Ananias (1883, 1889)
Arnett (1893, 1897)
Atlas (1883, 1890)
Aurthur (1880, 1891)
Bebe (1923, 1932)
Bertina (1882, 1893)
Bethann (1965, 1967)
Brigid (1965, 1966)
Brinda (1951, 1952)
Britny (1989, 1990)
Bryn (1999, 2004)
Bayard (1882, 1884)
Bilal (1991, 2002)
Bjorn (1977, 1980)
Blas (1880, 1911)
Bryton (1994, 1995)
Burgess (1884, 1890)
Burrel (1884, 1889)
Carlota (1887, 1892)
Celie (1880, 1887)
Cena (1881, 1883)
Chaney (1880, 1888)
Channie (1884, 1885)
Chante (1977, 1993)
Charlotta (1880, 1884)
Chelsy (1991, 1992)
Cherelle (1986, 1989)
Cherilyn (1972, 1975)
Chimere (1980, 1981)
Ciarra (1995, 1997)
Cicely (1973, 1974)
Cielo (2000, 2001)
Ciji (1983, 1984)
Cinthia (1991, 1996)
Cleva (1884, 1885)
Clevie (1884, 1885)
Columbia (1882, 1893)
Consuela (1971, 1972)
Contina (1972, 1973)
Coralie (1880, 1929)
Cornie (1885, 1887)
Cressie (1889, 1899)
Crete (1881, 1882)
Cuba (1898, 1899)
Cyntha (1881, 1884)
Captain (1883, 1887)
Cato (1880, 1891)
Ceasar (1883, 1900)
Chancey (1883, 1885)
Charls (1886, 1892)
Chauncy (1883, 1890)
Claudius (1890, 1893)
Clemon (1894, 1899)
Clide (1883, 1901)
Colie (1911, 1912)
Collis (1899, 1900)
Colon (1885, 1886)
Coolidge (1924, 1925)
Crockett (1880, 1883)
Daja (1995, 1996)
Danyel (1974, 1976)
Danyell (1973, 1974)
Davante (1992, 1993)
Dawne (1962, 1965)
Deliah (1880, 1883)
Delinda (1964, 1965)
Dellia (1881, 1888)
Dorthey (1932, 1934)
Dossie (1881, 1885)
Darryn (1965, 1968)
Daulton (1994, 1997)
Dejon (1991, 1992)
Demian (1971, 1974)
Demonte (1993, 1994)
Desean (1991, 1994)
Desi (1956, 1970)
Dink (1883, 1892)
Dionicio (1882, 1887)
Dozier (1884, 1892)
Duff (1880, 1882)
Durell (1985, 1986)
Durrell (1985, 1986)
Dustan (1980, 1984)
Echo (1983, 1984)
Edla (1882, 1889)
Ednah (1880, 1887)
Edra (1905, 1908)
Elana (1960, 1966)
Eleonore (1882, 1887)
Elfie (1883, 1888)
Elwanda (1921, 1922)
Epsie (1881, 1888)
Eris (1923, 1924)
Erykah (1997, 1998)
Estefany (1996, 2002)
Evelena (1885, 1910)
Ever (1893, 1901)
Ebbie (1881, 1882)
Elick (1880, 1890)
Encarnacion (1892, 1895)
Ephram (1881, 1887)
Epifanio (1885, 1888)
Eustace (1882, 1885)
Everet (1897, 1905)
Ewin (1882, 1883)
Farah (1976, 1977)
Flavia (1881, 1884)
Floretta (1908, 1916)
Franc (1882, 1883)
Francisqui (1883, 1892)
Ferman (1886, 1893)
Fitzgerald (1964, 1965)
Flint (1959, 1960)
Florencio (1882, 1889)
Fredy (1993, 2005)
Fremont (1882, 1899)
Georgeanna (1883, 1884)
Gidget (1966, 1967)
Glennis (1936, 1939)
Gracia (1880, 1887)
Gwyn (1961, 1962)
Gaines (1882, 1885)
Gasper (1911, 1917)
Gennaro (1911, 1913)
Geoff (1962, 1969)
Gibson (1882, 1897)
Gorge (1880, 1900)
Grayling (1957, 1959)
Hasel (1895, 1901)
Hennie (1882, 1883)
Hortensia (1927, 1928)
Halbert (1881, 1907)
Hansel (1905, 1917)
Harl (1880, 1897)
Harrie (1880, 1890)
Hartley (1895, 1909)
Hartwell (1881, 1883)
Holmes (1880, 1903)
Horton (1888, 1895)
Hoy (1880, 1910)
Hurbert (1891, 1903)
Ilo (1898, 1899)
Ingeborg (1901, 1905)
Ivonne (1992, 1993)
Illya (1966, 1967)
Imanol (2001, 2006)
Ingram (1883, 1890)
Jacquelynn (1943, 1947)
Jenniffer* (1972, 1973)
Jerilynn (1941, 1942)
Jesenia (1987, 1990)
Jinnie (1881, 1882)
Joell (1966, 1967)
Judyth (1941, 1944)
Jarett (1997, 1998)
Jeb (1978, 1981)
Jerrad (1984, 1985)
Jerrel (1934, 1940)
Jessee (1880, 1887)
Jethro (1899, 1913)
Jobe (1882, 1887)
Jordi (1998, 1999)
Joshuah (1985, 1989)
Kadijah (1993, 1994)
Kaleena (1982, 1983)
Kanisha (1990, 1991)
Kiarra (1999, 2000)
Kylene (1979, 1980)
Kanye (2004, 2005)
Kavon (2000, 2001)
Keenen (1990, 1991)
Kenji (1978, 1979)
Keshaun (2000, 2001)
Kiefer (1990, 1991)
Knox (1881, 1888)
Lakendra (1987, 1988)
Lalla (1885, 1888)
Lashunda (1977, 1980)
Lasonya (1971, 1972)
Latifah (1990, 1992)
Lavonda (1965, 1968)
Lavonia (1880, 1898)
Leafy (1893, 1894)
Leitha (1880, 1906)
Lempi (1899, 1904)
Leoma (1901, 1908)
Lesta (1883, 1892)
Lethia (1886, 1893)
Leyla (2005, 2006)
Liane (1959, 1969)
Lilianna (2005, 2006)
Liller (1880, 1885)
Lisbeth (2002, 2003)
Litha (1883, 1885)
Livia (2004, 2005)
Lorayne (1920, 1922)
Lorean (1901, 1920)
Loria (1961, 1962)
Loris (1935, 1936)
Louanna (1881, 1891)
Leandro (2005, 2006)
Lemmie (1900, 1903)
Levern (1954, 1955)
Lillard (1885, 1890)
Lindbergh (1927, 1928)
Linden (1943, 1947)
Linn (1882, 1891)
Lish (1889, 1893)
Littleton (1882, 1896)
Lydell (1977, 1978)
Madora (1880, 1883)
Mahalia (1880, 1881)
Mallorie (1986, 1987)
Malorie (1986, 1987)
Manila (1898, 1899)
Maralyn (1936, 1938)
Margene (1929, 1935)
Margeret (1880, 1882)
Marget (1882, 1883)
Margrett (1885, 1888)
Margy (1929, 1930)
Markita (1984, 1985)
Marlana (1978, 1979)
Marlen (2000, 2003)
Marnita (1961, 1962)
Martika (1989, 1990)
Marylouise (1922, 1923)
Melony (1963, 1966)
Mena (1880, 1887)
Merrilee (1942, 1943)
Mila (1881, 2006)
Milda (1896, 1897)
Moesha (1996, 1997)
Mora (1881, 1887)
Myla (2005, 2006)
Macarthur (1942, 1943)
Mace (1883, 1902)
Makai (2005, 2006)
Mal (1880, 1883)
Mansfield (1890, 1909)
Manson (1886, 1892)
Messia (2005, 2006)
Michial (1950, 1954)
Mikhail (1988, 1990)
Minoru (1920, 1926)
Mustafa (2001, 2002)
Naima (2005, 2006)
Nakita (1986, 1987)
Norita (1935, 1937)
Nyree (1973, 1975)
Nobie (1890, 1908)
Namon (1884, 1899)
Needham (1890, 1893)
Nile (1896, 1905)
Odette (1899, 1905)
Olinda (1893, 1895)
Oliva (1889, 1894)
Oneida (1919, 1922)
Opha (1887, 1897)
Orlena (1881, 1891)
Ota (1881, 1882)
Octavius (1987, 1991)
Olof (1883, 1891)
Orren (1880, 1886)
Ott (1882, 1891)
Ovid (1894, 1907)
Owens (1890, 1896)
Pamelia (1949, 1954)
Pearly (1884, 1904)
Pheobe (1885, 1889)
Porsche (1987, 1988)
Posey (1889, 1896)
Prentiss (1907, 1943)
Purl (1884, 1885)
Quint (1964, 1965)
Rafaela (1903, 1909)
Rennie (1880, 1885)
Rinda (1882, 1885)
Roena (1880, 1884)
Ruie (1884, 1886)
Randolf (1953, 1955)
Ras (1890, 1891)
Rayfield (1904, 1906)
Reubin (1892, 1898)
Reynolds (1895, 1901)
Ridge (1988, 1989)
Rishi (2004, 2005)
Romello (1995, 1996)
Ruffus (1881, 1884)
Rustin (1979, 1980)
Salena (1977, 1995)
Sanjuana (1949, 1950)
Sebrina (1967, 1970)
Selah (2005, 2006)
Serina (1970, 1998)
Shanelle (1989, 1992)
Shanequa (1991, 1992)
Shaquita (1985, 1986)
Sharman (1949, 1950)
Shaunna (1978, 1979)
Shelvia (1937, 1938)
Sheyla (2001, 2006)
Shirl (1963, 1964)
Shirlie (1926, 1935)
Shona (1969, 1970)
Shyla (1999, 2006)
Siena (2005, 2006)
Signa (1890, 1892)
Soledad (1919, 1929)
Stephani (1987, 1989)
Saint (1896, 1897)
Severt (1882, 1896)
Shan (1968, 1969)
Sie (1888, 1890)
Sing (1890, 1905)
Tamya (2003, 2004)
Tayla (1998, 2006)
Tea (1997, 1998)
Thresa (1883, 1888)
Tinie (1881, 1885)
Tobi (1974, 1975)
Torrie (1976, 1977)
Toshiko (1919, 1923)
Tahj (1998, 1999)
Taj (1976, 1998)
Talan (2005, 2006)
Tandy (1883, 1899)
Tavion (1999, 2002)
Tayshaun (2004, 2005)
Terell (1985, 1986)
Theodis (1952, 1955)
Tilman (1881, 1884)
Toshio (1921, 1925)
Treyton (2002, 2003)
Tuan (1982, 1983)
Tyriq (1998, 1999)
Tyrus (1912, 1916)
Valery (2005, 2006)
Velia (1929, 1930)
Vonetta (1973, 1974)
Vander (1884, 1887)
Vashon (1973, 1974)
Vidal (1972, 1973)
Vinie (1885, 1895)
Wanita (1924, 1931)
Winter (1978, 1979)
Waino (1904, 1909)
Wells (1881, 1886)
Wess (1883, 1890)
Wirt (1881, 1886)
Wood (1881, 1882)
Xena (1996, 1997)
Yahaira (2003, 2005)
Yuridia (2005, 2006)
Yaakov (1986, 1987)
Yehuda (2001, 2005)
Zana (1888, 1994)
Zara (2005, 2006)
Zhane (1994, 1995)
Zaid (2003, 2004)

Which of the above do you like most? How about least?

P.S. Here’s a list of the top 1,000’s one-hit wonder names.