How popular is the baby name William 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 William.
According Prince Edward Island’s Vital Statistics office, the most popular baby names on the island in 2020 were Nora/Charlotte (tie) and Hudson.
Here are PEI’s top girl names and top boy names of 2020:
- Nora, Charlotte (tie), 8 baby girls
- Amelia, Claire, Madison, Olivia, Scarlett (5-way tie), 6
- Chloe, Abigail, Avery, Isabelle (4-way tie), 5
- Hudson, 10 baby boys
- Liam, 9
- Owen, Henry, Charlie (3-way tie), 8
- Oliver, Emmett, Jackson, John, William, Wyatt (6-way tie), 7
These rankings are based on provisional data covering the year up to December 21st. (By that date, 608 baby girls and 616 baby boys had been born.)
In 2019, the top two names were Sophie and Liam.
Source: Here are P.E.I.’s top baby names of 2020
According to the government of Northern Territory, Australia, the most popular baby names in NT in 2020 were Charlotte and William.
Here are Northern Territory’s top 10 girl names and top 10+ boy names of 2020:
- Charlotte, 15 baby girls
- Olivia, 14
- Isla, 12 (tie)
- Matilda, 12 (tie)
- Amelia, 10 (5-way tie)
- Grace, 10 (5-way tie)
- Hazel, 10 (5-way tie)
- Mia, 10 (5-way tie)
- Willow, 10 (5-way tie)
- Violet, 9
- William, 20 baby boys
- Jack, 16
- Oliver, 15
- Lucas, 14
- Alexander, 12
- Henry, 11 (3-way tie)
- James, 11 (3-way tie)
- Noah, 11 (3-way tie)
- Hudson, 10 (3-way tie)
- Isaac, 10 (3-way tie)
- Thomas, 10 (3-way tie)
On the boys’ side, Thomas is followed by an 8-way tie involving two names I don’t usually see in the rankings: Billy and Mayson. Mayson is especially interesting because the more traditional spelling, Mason, hasn’t made the list for the last two years (after ranking as high as 2nd in 2017).
In 2019, the top two names in NT were Grace and Oliver.
Source: Popular Baby Names – NT.GOV.AU
The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with F-names…
- Falkland James Macfarlane, born in 1859
- Famenoth Bradley, born in 1876
- Far East:
- Horace Far East Guest, born in 1866
- James Fernglen Power, born in 1876
- Minnie Fernglen Morrell, born in 1878
- Ada Feronia Hutchinson, born in 1863
- William Fitzroy Beck, born in 1882
- Florence Harding Campbell, born in 1884
- Minnie Fontabelle Nixon, born in 1866
- Mary Forfarshire Khrupp, born in 1872
- Joseph Forfarshire Hughes, born in 1872
- Hannah Forfarshire Hill, born in 1873
- France Atlantic Amsen, born in 1871
- Margaret Furnessia Breen, born in 1884
- Sarah Furnessia Johnstone, born in1888
Do you think any of the ship names above work particularly well as human names?
According to the Government of Ontario, the most popular baby names in the province in 2019 were Olivia and Noah.
Here are Ontario’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2019:
- Olivia, 933 baby girls
- Noah, 841 baby boys
In the girls’ top 5, Sophia replaces Amelia.
In the boys’ top 5, Ethan replaces William.
In 2018, the top two names were Olivia and Liam.
Source: Ontario’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2019
According to Queensland Government, the most popular baby names in the Australian state in 2020 were Charlotte and Oliver.
Here are Queensland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:
- Charlotte, 359 baby girls
- Olivia, 320
- Isla, 319
- Amelia, 295
- Mia, 256
- Ava, 247
- Harper, 227
- Willow, 226
- Grace, 222
- Sophie, 206
- Oliver, 525 baby boys
- Noah, 383
- Jack, 324
- William, 322
- Henry, 307
- Theodore, 283
- Elijah, 273
- Leo, 267
- Thomas, 266
- Hudson, 263
In the girls’ top 10, Sophie replaces Matilda.
In the boys’ top 10, Theodore replaces Harrison.
Notably, the name Maverick entered the top 100 for the first time last year, jumping from 169th in 2019 to 84th in 2020.
The other big movers among boys’ names were Luka (154th most popular to 95th most popular) and Gabriel (No.139 to No.96).
And there were three girls’ names that made similar leaps – Holly (No.139 to No.79), Billie (No.109 to No.52) and Hallie (No.137 to No.88).
In 2019, the top two baby names in Queensland were Olivia and Oliver.
Sources: Top 100 Baby Names – Queensland Government, Charlotte and Oliver are the new David and Michelle