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Popularity of the Baby Name Willow

Number of Babies Named Willow

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Willow

Should We Name Hurricanes to Maximize Donations?

hurricaneIn 2008, psychologists Jesse Chandler, Tiffany M. Griffin, and Nicholas Sorensen published a study showing that people who shared an initial with a hurricane name were over-represented among hurricane relief donors. So, for instance, people with R-names donated significantly more than other people to Hurricane Rita relief efforts. (This is an offshoot of the name-letter effect.)

A few years later, marketing professor Adam Alter came up with an interesting idea: Why not use this knowledge to try to maximize donations to hurricane relief efforts? He explained:

In the United States, for example, more than 10% of all males have names that begin with the letter J-names like James and John (the two most common male names), Joseph and Jose, Jason, and Jeffrey. Instead of beginning just one hurricane name with the letter J each year (in 2013, that name will be Jerry), the World Meteorological Organization could introduce several J names each year. Similarly, more American female names begin with M than any other letter–most of them Marys, Marias, Margarets, Michelles, and Melissas–so the Organization could introduce several more M names to each list.

I think his idea is a good one overall. It wouldn’t cost much to implement, but could potentially benefit many hurricane victims.

I would go about choosing the names differently, though.

Repeating initials multiple times within a single hurricane season would be unwise, for instance. It would cause confusion, which would undermine the reason we started naming hurricanes in the first place (“for people easily to understand and remember” them, according to the WMO).

But optimizing the name lists using data on real-life usage? That would be smart.

I might even try optimizing based on demographics. Baby boomers are particularly generous donors, so maybe we should choose letters (or even names) with that generation in mind?

The baby boomers were born from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s, so here are the top initials for babies born in 1956 (60 years ago):

Top first letters of baby names, 1956, U.S.

Here are two possible lists of hurricane names using the above letters. I stuck with the WMO’s conventions: 21 names total, alternating genders, and no retired names.

Mid-century style Modern style
Janice
Danny
Rebecca
Martin
Cindy
Scott
Lori
Kenneth
Brenda
Patrick
Theresa
Gerald
Angela
Eugene
Wanda
Vincent
Nancy
Howard
Francine
Ira
Olga
Jasmine
Dominic
Rylee
Matthew
Charlotte
Sebastian
Lucy
Kingston
Bella
Preston
Trinity
Grayson
Ava
Eli
Willow
Victor
Nora
Hunter
Fiona
Isaac
Olivia

And here’s another point: we wouldn’t want to assign these names in order. While the official hurricane season lasts a full six months — June to November — most hurricane activity happens in August, September and October:

Number of Tropical Cyclones per 100 Years (NOAA)

To really optimize, we’d want to reserve the top initials/names for the stronger mid-season hurricanes, which tend to do the most damage. So we could start the season using mid-list names, then jump to the top of the list when August comes around and go in order from that point forward (skipping over any mid-list names that had already been used).

What are your thoughts on assigning hurricane names with disaster relief in mind? Do you think it could work? What strategy/formula would you use to select relief-optimized hurricane names?

Sources: In the “I” of the storm: Shared initials increase disaster donations, Smart Hurricane Names: A Policy Intervention that Costs Almost Nothing but Should Attract Billions of Dollars in Aid, Tropical Cyclone Programme – WMO
Image: Tropical Cyclone Climatology – National Hurricane Center – NOAA

P.S. While J, D and R were the top initials 60 years ago, today’s top initials are A, J and M.


Popular Baby Names in England and Wales, 2014

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the most popular baby names in England and Wales last year were Amelia and Oliver.

Here are the top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Amelia, 5,327 baby girls
2. Olivia, 4,724
3. Isla, 4,012
4. Emily, 3,991
5. Poppy, 3,273
6. Ava, 3,171
7. Isabella, 3,022
8. Jessica, 2,995
9. Lily, 2,965
10. Sophie, 2,905
1. Oliver, 6,649 baby boys
2. Jack, 5,804
3. Harry, 5,379
4. Jacob, 5,050
5. Charlie, 4,642
6. Thomas, 4,405
7. George, 4,320
8. Oscar, 4,269
9. James, 4,167
10. William, 4,134

In the girls’ top 10, Lily replaces Mia (now 13th). The boys’ top 10 includes the same names in a different order.

The ONS report also highlighted a few seasonal favorites, such as…

  • Holly, which ranked 5th in December but 70th in June. Overall, it was 39th.
  • Summer, which ranked 25th in June but 105th in December. Overall, it was 58th.

Here are some of last year’s rare baby names, each given to either 3, 4 or 5 babies:

Rare Girl Names Rare Boy Names
Ambreen, Angharad, Arinola, Arzoo, Astala, Boux, Cagla, Cliodhna, Darasimi, Delyth, Dolsie, Elliw, Eslem, Flourish, Harper-Lee, Heulwen, Heyabel, Honeysuckle, Ilinca, Io, Iris-Rose, Jedidiah, Kitty-Rose, Lili-Haf, Loveday, Luul, L’Wren, Makatendeka, Maxima, Moksha, Morsal, Nainsi, Peach, Poppy-Willow, Ritaj, Sailor, Shailene, Tavleen, Topsy, Tuppence, Uxia, Vaneeza, Venba, Zennor, Ziggy Aldion, Alias, Archimedes, Bevon, Boycie, Bright, Buzz, Caelum, Calix, Cloud, Coast, Cove, Crispin, Denley, Diesel, Dipson, Grantas, Gwern, Hanzala, Harrington, Jensen-James, Jolyon, Jonjoe, Jorel, Kebba, Keita, Khattab, Klaidas, Marceau, Metodi, Oaklen, Osazee, Peregrine, Refoel, Re’Kai, Romarni, Sanchez, Seweryn, Sheriff, Stanleigh, Swayley, Timurs, Ugnius, Vasco, Velizar, Ynyr

Finally, here are all of my previous posts on baby names in England and Wales: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

Source: Baby Names, England and Wales, 2014 – ONS

Mystery Baby Name – Wilba

In the early 1900s, the baby name Wilba popped up on the SSA’s baby name list for the first time:

  • 1915: 7 baby girls named Wilba
  • 1914: 7 baby girls named Wilba
  • 1913: 18 baby girls named Wilba [debut]
  • 1912: unlisted
  • 1911: unlisted

It was the top debut name of 1913, along with Vilas. But SSA numbers from the early 1900s aren’t too reliable, so let’s see how many Wilbas are in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for the same time period:

  • 1915: 8 people named Wilba
  • 1914: 7 people named Wilba
  • 1913: 32 people named Wilba
  • 1912: 3 people named Wilba
  • 1911: 4 people named Wilba

The SSA data shows that several wil- names were on the rise during these years, but this doesn’t explain the sudden appearance of Wilba.

Name 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915
Wilba 18 7 7
Wilberta 7 6 5 6
Wilbur (f) 7 5 8
Wilda 89 137 133 177 261
Willow 6 12 11 23
Wilma 914 1241 1469 1787 2773
Wilna 9 9 17 23 18

Neither set of data shows a strong tie to any specific location, though the SSDI data suggests that Wilba was used more often in the south than in the north.

Any idea where this one could have come from?

Biggest Changes in Girl Name Popularity, E/W, 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

Letter by Letter: Popular Baby Girl Names, 2013

popular baby girl names, letter by letter, in 2013

Wondering what the most popular K-names for baby girls are? How about R-names?

Below are the 10 most popular girl names for each letter, A through Z. (The parenthetical notations show how the current rankings differ from the 2012 rankings.)

The four new #1 names that emerged in 2013 were Charlotte, which replaced Chloe, Delilah, which replaced Destiny, Harper, which replaced Hannah, and Lillian, which replaced Lily.

A-Names

1. Ava, 15129 baby girls
2. Abigail, 12313
3. Avery, 9121
4. Amelia, 7979 (was 6th)
5. Aubrey, 7927
6. Addison, 7677 (was 4th)
7. Audrey, 5567 (was 11th)
8. Allison, 5405 (was 9th)
9. Anna, 5315 (was 7th)
10. Aaliyah, 5195 (was 8th)

Out of the top 10: Alexis, now ranked 13th.

B-Names

1. Brooklyn, 6837 baby girls
2. Bella, 4135 (was 3rd)
3. Brianna, 3869 (was 2nd)
4. Bailey, 2993
5. Brooke, 2736
6. Brielle, 2674
7. Brooklynn, 2140
8. Brynn, 1478
9. Brynlee, 1175 (was 11th)
10. Bianca, 1048

Out of the top 10: Briana, now ranked 13th.

C-Names

1. Charlotte, 9232 baby girls (was 2nd)
2. Chloe, 8714 (was 1st)
3. Camila, 5127 (was 4th)
4. Claire, 4626 (was 3rd)
5. Caroline, 3955
6. Cora, 2569 (was 7th)
7. Clara, 2486 (was 6th)
8. Catherine, 1840
9. Cecilia, 1430
10. Callie, 1404

Charlotte became the new #1 C-name in 2013.

D-Names

1. Delilah, 2324 baby girls (was 2nd)
2. Destiny, 2277 (was 1st)
3. Daisy, 1620
4. Daniela, 1433
5. Delaney, 1265 (was 7th)
6. Danielle, 1220 (was 5th)
7. Diana, 1171 (was 6th)
8. Daniella, 1090 (was 9th)
9. Dakota, 1074 (was 8th)
10. Daphne, 770

Delilah became the new #1 D-name in 2013.

E-Names

1. Emma, 20788 baby girls
2. Emily, 13044
3. Elizabeth, 9345
4. Ella, 8370
5. Evelyn, 7616
6. Ellie, 3739
7. Eva, 3386
8. Eleanor, 2986
9. Eliana, 2584 (was 10th)
10. Elena, 2371 (was 9th)

F-Names

1. Faith, 3349 baby girls
2. Fiona, 1625
3. Finley, 1089 (was 3rd)
4. Fatima, 1036 (was 4th)
5. Francesca, 711 (was 6th)
6. Fernanda, 583 (was 5th)
7. Felicity, 493 (was 8th)
8. Farrah, 451 (was 7th)
9. Frances, 401
10. Freya, 279 (was 13th)

Out of the top 10: Faye, now ranked 11th.

G-Names

1. Grace, 7296 baby girls
2. Gabriella, 5173
3. Genesis, 4280
4. Gianna, 3416
5. Gabrielle, 2188
6. Gracie, 1924
7. Giselle, 1559
8. Genevieve, 1445 (was 9th)
9. Gabriela, 1438 (was 8th)
10. Georgia, 1250 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Giuliana, now ranked 11th.

H-Names

1. Harper, 8222 baby girls (was 2nd)
2. Hannah, 7222 (was 1st)
3. Hailey, 4994
4. Hadley, 2807
5. Hazel, 2039
6. Hayden, 1674 (was 7th)
7. Harmony, 1602 (was 8th)
8. Haley, 1396 (was 6th)
9. Hope, 1359
10. Heaven, 982 (was 11th)

Harper became the new #1 H-name in 2013.

Out of the top 10: Haylee, now ranked 11th.

I-Names

1. Isabella, 17490 baby girls
2. Isabelle, 2729
3. Isabel, 2317
4. Ivy, 2079 (was 5th)
5. Isla, 1900 (was 6th)
6. Izabella, 1769 (was 4th)
7. Iris, 1238
8. Itzel, 697 (was 9th)
9. Imani, 622 (was 8th)
10. Isis, 496

J-Names

1. Julia, 3715 baby girls
2. Jocelyn, 3133 (was 3rd)
3. Jasmine, 3024 (was 2nd)
4. Jade, 2570
5. Jordyn, 2371
6. Juliana, 2085 (was 7th)
7. Josephine, 1996 (was 8th)
8. Jessica, 1935 (was 6th)
9. Jayla, 1822 (was 10th)
10. Julianna, 1685 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Jennifer, now ranked 11th.

K-Names

1. Kaylee, 5079 baby girls
2. Kylie, 4003 (was 3rd)
3. Kennedy, 3932 (was 6th)
4. Katherine, 3693
5. Khloe, 3654 (was 2nd)
6. Kayla, 3236 (was 5th)
7. Kimberly, 3084
8. Kendall, 2504
9. Kaitlyn, 2361
10. Katelyn, 2126

L-Names

1. Lillian, 7017 baby girls (was 2nd)
2. Lily, 6935 (was 1st)
3. Layla, 6440
4. Leah, 5554
5. Lucy, 3914
6. London, 3430 (was 7th)
7. Lauren, 3330 (was 6th)
8. Lydia, 3220
9. Liliana, 2597 (was 10th)
10. Lilly, 2586 (was 9th)

Lillian became the new #1 L-name in 2013.

M-Names

1. Mia, 13066 baby girls
2. Madison, 10529
3. Mackenzie, 3990 (was 6th)
4. Madelyn, 3908 (was 4th)
5. Maya, 3783 (was 3rd)
6. Mila, 3661 (was 13th)
7. Melanie, 3455
8. Madeline, 3348 (was 10th)
9. Makayla, 3258 (was 5th)
10. Morgan, 3094 (was 8th)

Out of the top 10: Molly, now ranked 11th.

N-Names

1. Natalie, 7430 baby girls
2. Nevaeh, 4716
3. Nora, 3482 (was 4th)
4. Naomi, 3400 (was 3rd)
5. Nicole, 3325
6. Natalia, 2613
7. Norah, 1715
8. Nina, 1100
9. Noelle, 1066 (was 10th)
10. Nyla, 1025 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Nadia, now ranked 11th.

O-Names

1. Olivia, 18256 baby girls
2. Olive, 1086
3. Oakley, 272
4. Ophelia, 184
5. Opal, 123
6. Oaklee, 110 (was 9th)
7. Olyvia, 100 (was 6th)
8. Oriana, 75 (was 16th)
9. Octavia, 73 (was 8th)
10. Orianna, 68 (was 17th)

Out of the top 10: Olga, now ranked 13th, and October, now 20th.

(Oriana/Orianna probably got a boost from Ariana.)

P-Names

1. Peyton, 4539 baby girls
2. Penelope, 4258 (was 6th)
3. Paisley, 3584 (was 4th)
4. Piper, 3159 (was 2nd)
5. Payton, 2597 (was 3rd)
6. Paige, 2560 (was 5th)
7. Presley, 1619
8. Paris, 1229
9. Parker, 1195 (was 10th)
10. Phoebe, 1050 (was 9th)

Q-Names

1. Quinn, 2634 baby girls
2. Quincy, 128
3. Queen, 126
4. Queenie, 37 (was 5th)
5. Quetzalli, 36 (was 4th)
6. Quorra, 35
7. Quinley, 31 (was 9th)
8. Quinlan, 29 (was 7th)
9. Quincey, 28 (was 8th)
10. Quetzaly, 26 (was 14th)

Out of the top 10: Quinlyn, now ranked 12th.

R-Names

1. Riley, 4902 baby girls
2. Ruby, 3269 (was 3rd)
3. Reagan, 3020 (was 2nd)
4. Rylee, 2878
5. Rachel, 2271 (was 6th)
6. Reese, 2052 (was 5th)
7. Rebecca, 1773
8. Ryleigh, 1709
9. Rose, 1407
10. Raelynn, 1109 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Raegan, now ranked 11th.

S-Names

1. Sophia, 21075 baby girls
2. Sofia, 9108
3. Samantha, 6453
4. Savannah, 5192
5. Scarlett, 5031 (was 8th)
6. Sarah, 4635 (was 5th)
7. Sadie, 4614 (was 12th)
8. Serenity, 4412 (was 7th)
9. Stella, 3880
10. Skylar, 3764 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Sophie, now ranked 11th, and Sydney, now 12th.

T-Names

1. Taylor, 4108 baby girls
2. Trinity, 2895
3. Tessa, 1313
4. Teagan, 1211
5. Tatum, 970
6. Talia, 902 (was 7th)
7. Tiffany, 699 (was 6th)
8. Tatiana, 548 (was 9th)
9. Tiana, 540 (was 8th)
10. Tenley, 514

U-Names

1. Unique, 144 baby girls
2. Unknown, 57 (was 3rd) [not a name; used when a name is unknown]
3. Uma, 56 (was 2nd)
4. Una, 39
5. Uriah, 32 (was 6th)
6. Ursula, 29 (was 5th)
7. Unity, 20
8. Umaiza, 14
9. Urvi, 14 (was 12th)
10. Ulani, 12 (was 13th)

Out of the top 10: Urijah, now ranked 11th, and Uriyah, now 13th.

V-Names

1. Victoria, 7155 baby girls
2. Violet, 3895
3. Vivian, 2629 (was 4th)
4. Valentina, 2542 (was 6th)
5. Vanessa, 2085 (was 3rd)
6. Valerie, 1862 (was 7th)
7. Valeria, 1807 (was 5th)
8. Vivienne, 1124 (was 9th)
9. Veronica, 947 (was 8th)
10. Vera, 715 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Viviana, now ranked 11th.

W-Names

1. Willow, 2055 baby girls
2. Whitney, 477
3. Winter, 418 (was 5th)
4. Willa, 404 (was 3rd)
5. Wendy, 394 (was 4th)
6. Wren, 332
7. Wynter, 264
8. Whitley, 170
9. Waverly, 107 (was 10th)
10. Winnie, 105 (was 9th)

X-Names

1. Ximena, 1951 baby girls
2. Xiomara, 166
3. Xochitl, 115
4. Xitlali, 69
5. Xena, 67 (was 6th)
6. Xenia, 57 (was 7th)
7. Xitlaly, 47 (was 5th)
8. Xyla, 42
9. Xaria, 30 (was 10th)
10. Xoey, 26 (was 12th)

Out of the top 10: Xochilt, now ranked 11th.

Y-Names

1. Yaretzi, 1044 baby girls
2. Yareli, 430
3. Yamileth, 335 (was 5th)
4. Yasmin, 326 (was 3rd)
5. Yaritza, 301 (was 4th)
6. Yesenia, 237
7. Yaretzy, 228 (was 11th)
8. Yara, 207 (was 10th)
9. Yamilet, 200 (was 14th)
10. Yoselin, 196 (was 7th)

Out of the top 10: Yuliana, now ranked 11th, and Yazmin, now 13th.

Z-Names

1. Zoey, 7187 baby girls
2. Zoe, 5920
3. Zara, 625 (was 4th)
4. Zariah, 567 (was 3rd)
5. Zuri, 563 (was 6th)
6. Zoie, 427 (was 5th)
7. Zariyah, 347 (was 8th)
8. Zaniyah, 346 (was 9th)
9. Zaria, 328 (was 10th)
10. Zion, 324 (was 7th)

Here are the 2012 rankings, if you want to check them out.

U.S. Baby Names 2013: Most Popular Names, Top Girl Name Debuts, Top Boy Name Debuts, Biggest Girl Name Changes, Biggest Boy Name Changes, Top First Letters, Top Lengths, Top Girl Names by Letter, Top Boy Names by Letter, Top 1-Syllable Names

Popular Baby Names in New Zealand, 2013

New Zealand’s top baby names of 2013 were announced last week.

According to NZ’s Department of Internal Affairs, the country’s most popular names of 2013 were Charlotte and Oliver.

Here are the top 25 girl names and top 25 boy names of 2013:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Charlotte
2. Emily
3. Ruby
4. Sophie
5. Olivia
6. Isla
7. Amelia
8. Ava
9. Isabella
10. Ella
11. Chloe
12. Grace
13. Mia
14. Lily
15. Emma
16. Sophia
17. Lucy
18. Mila
19. Harper
20. Zoe
21. Georgia
22. Paige
23. Hannah
24. Aria
25. Jessica
1. Oliver
2. Jack
3. James
4. William
5. Mason
6. Liam
7. Samuel
8. Lucas
9. Noah
10. Thomas
11. Hunter
12. Ethan
13. Jacob
14. Benjamin
15. Daniel
16. Max
17. Joshua
18. Ryan
19. Cooper
20. Blake
21. Lachlan
22. Charlie
23. Levi
24. Leo
25. Elijah

Girl names on the rise include Isla, Mila, Aria, Eden (30th), Willow (33rd) and Pippa (44th).

Boy names on the rise include Hunter and Elijah.

Another boy name — Braxton — debuted at #28 on the NZ top 100 in 2012 and was still going strong in 2013 at 29th. The explanation for Braxton’s sudden popularity could be the Australian soap opera Home and Away, which is popular in NZ. In 2011, the show introduced a trio of brothers named Darryl “Brax” Braxton, Heath Braxton and Casey Braxton. The eldest, Brax, seems to have emerged as the favorite Braxton brother.

Sources: The baby names NZ loves, Most Popular Male and Female First Names

Most Popular Girl Names, Letter by Letter

Most Popular Girl Names, Letter by Letter

Wondering what the most popular baby names that start with a particular letter are?

Wonder no more!

I took the 2012 names, divvied them up into first-letter groups, then sorted the names within each group by popularity.

The girl names are below. The boy names I’ll post tomorrow.

Top 20 A-Names for Girls

1. Ava
2. Abigail
3. Avery
4. Addison
5. Aubrey
6. Amelia
7. Anna
8. Aaliyah
9. Allison
10. Alexis
11. Audrey
12. Alyssa
13. Arianna
14. Ashley
15. Alexa
16. Aubree
17. Autumn
18. Ariana
19. Alexandra
20. Aria

See all A-names for girls.

Top 20 B-Names for Girls

1. Brooklyn
2. Brianna
3. Bella
4. Bailey
5. Brooke
6. Brielle
7. Brooklynn
8. Brynn
9. Briana
10. Bianca
11. Brynlee
12. Baylee
13. Bethany
14. Briella
15. Breanna
16. Brittany
17. Brylee
18. Bristol
19. Braelyn
20. Bridget

See all B-names for girls.

Top 20 C-Names for Girls

1. Chloe
2. Charlotte
3. Claire
4. Camila
5. Caroline
6. Clara
7. Cora
8. Catherine
9. Cecilia
10. Callie
11. Chelsea
12. Camille
13. Cassidy
14. Christina
15. Carly
16. Cadence
17. Charlie
18. Cheyenne
19. Cali
20. Carmen

See all C-names for girls.

Top 20 D-Names for Girls

1. Destiny
2. Delilah
3. Daisy
4. Daniela
5. Danielle
6. Diana
7. Delaney
8. Dakota
9. Daniella
10. Daphne
11. Dayana
12. Danna
13. Danica
14. Dylan
15. Dahlia
16. Dulce
17. Desiree
18. Dana
19. Danika
20. Denise

See all D-names for girls.

Top 20 E-Names for Girls

1. Emma
2. Emily
3. Elizabeth
4. Ella
5. Evelyn
6. Ellie
7. Eva
8. Eleanor
9. Elena
10. Eliana
11. Elise
12. Eden
13. Emery
14. Eliza
15. Esther
16. Emerson
17. Erin
18. Emilia
19. Evangeline
20. Elliana

See all E-names for girls.

Top 20 F-Names for Girls

1. Faith
2. Fiona
3. Fatima
4. Finley
5. Fernanda
6. Francesca
7. Farrah
8. Felicity
9. Frances
10. Faye
11. Frida
12. Fallon
13. Freya
14. Farah
15. Frankie
16. Fabiola
17. Felicia
18. Flora
19. Flor
20. Finnley

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Top 20 G-Names for Girls

1. Grace
2. Gabriella
3. Genesis
4. Gianna
5. Gabrielle
6. Gracie
7. Giselle
8. Gabriela
9. Genevieve
10. Giuliana
11. Georgia
12. Gemma
13. Gia
14. Guadalupe
15. Gracelyn
16. Gwendolyn
17. Gloria
18. Giana
19. Gracelynn
20. Greta

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Top 20 H-Names for Girls

1. Hannah
2. Harper
3. Hailey
4. Hadley
5. Hazel
6. Haley
7. Hayden
8. Harmony
9. Hope
10. Haylee
11. Heaven
12. Heidi
13. Hanna
14. Helen
15. Harley
16. Holly
17. Haven
18. Hayley
19. Hallie
20. Helena

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Top 20 I-Names for Girls

1. Isabella
2. Isabelle
3. Isabel
4. Izabella
5. Ivy
6. Isla
7. Iris
8. Imani
9. Itzel
10. Isis
11. Isabela
12. Irene
13. Ivanna
14. Iliana
15. Ingrid
16. Izabelle
17. Ivory
18. Isabell
19. Itzayana
20. Iyanna

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Top 20 J-Names for Girls

1. Julia
2. Jasmine
3. Jocelyn
4. Jade
5. Jordyn
6. Jessica
7. Juliana
8. Josephine
9. Jennifer
10. Jayla
11. Julianna
12. Jenna
13. Jada
14. Jordan
15. Jacqueline
16. Juliet
17. Josie
18. Jillian
19. Juliette
20. Joanna

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Top 20 K-Names for Girls

1. Kaylee
2. Khloe
3. Kylie
4. Katherine
5. Kayla
6. Kennedy
7. Kimberly
8. Kendall
9. Kaitlyn
10. Katelyn
11. Kylee
12. Kinsley
13. Kinley
14. Keira
15. Kate
16. Katie
17. Kayleigh
18. Kathryn
19. Kelsey
20. Kenzie

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Top 20 L-Names for Girls

1. Lily
2. Lillian
3. Layla
4. Leah
5. Lucy
6. Lauren
7. London
8. Lydia
9. Lilly
10. Liliana
11. Laila
12. Lyla
13. Lila
14. Londyn
15. Luna
16. Leilani
17. Lola
18. Leila
19. Lucia
20. Lexi

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Top 20 M-Names for Girls

1. Mia
2. Madison
3. Maya
4. Madelyn
5. Makayla
6. Mackenzie
7. Melanie
8. Morgan
9. Molly
10. Madeline
11. Maria
12. Mariah
13. Mila
14. Mary
15. Mya
16. Makenzie
17. Mckenzie
18. Michelle
19. Melody
20. Melissa

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Top 20 N-Names for Girls

1. Natalie
2. Nevaeh
3. Naomi
4. Nora
5. Nicole
6. Natalia
7. Norah
8. Nina
9. Nadia
10. Noelle
11. Nyla
12. Nayeli
13. Nylah
14. Nia
15. Natasha
16. Nataly
17. Nathalie
18. Nova
19. Natalee
20. Nancy

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Top 20 O-Names for Girls

1. Olivia
2. Olive
3. Oakley
4. Ophelia
5. Opal
6. Olyvia
7. Olga
8. Octavia
9. Oaklee
10. October
11. Ocean
12. Oakleigh
13. Odessa
14. Odalys
15. Oliviah
16. Oriana
17. Orianna
18. Odette
19. Oona
20. Ofelia

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Top 20 P-Names for Girls

1. Peyton
2. Piper
3. Payton
4. Paisley
5. Paige
6. Penelope
7. Presley
8. Paris
9. Phoebe
10. Parker
11. Perla
12. Priscilla
13. Phoenix
14. Paola
15. Paityn
16. Patricia
17. Paislee
18. Paula
19. Pearl
20. Paloma

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Top 20 Q-Names for Girls

1. Quinn
2. Quincy
3. Queen
4. Quetzalli
5. Queenie
6. Quorra
7. Quinlan
8. Quincey
9. Quinley
10. Quinlyn
11. Queena
12. Quin
13. Quinnlyn
14. Quetzaly
15. Quinlynn
16. Quynn
17. Quiana
18. Quincee
19. Quinne
20. Quinnley

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Top 20 R-Names for Girls

1. Riley
2. Reagan
3. Ruby
4. Rylee
5. Reese
6. Rachel
7. Rebecca
8. Ryleigh
9. Rose
10. Raegan
11. Raelynn
12. Ruth
13. Rylie
14. Rosalie
15. Rebekah
16. Raelyn
17. Rowan
18. Raven
19. Regina
20. Rosemary

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Top 20 S-Names for Girls

1. Sophia
2. Sofia
3. Samantha
4. Savannah
5. Sarah
6. Sophie
7. Serenity
8. Scarlett
9. Stella
10. Sydney
11. Skylar
12. Sadie
13. Sara
14. Stephanie
15. Summer
16. Shelby
17. Sienna
18. Sabrina
19. Sierra
20. Selena

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Top 20 T-Names for Girls

1. Taylor
2. Trinity
3. Tessa
4. Teagan
5. Tatum
6. Tiffany
7. Talia
8. Tiana
9. Tatiana
10. Tenley
11. Teresa
12. Tori
13. Taliyah
14. Tabitha
15. Tara
16. Taryn
17. Temperance
18. Taraji
19. Thalia
20. Tamia

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Top 20 U-Names for Girls

1. Unique
2. Uma
3. Unknown [not a name; used when the name is unknown]
4. Una
5. Ursula
6. Uriah
7. Unity
8. Umaiza
9. Uriyah
10. Urijah
11. Uriel
12. Urvi
13. Ulani
14. Ulyssa
15. Uchechi
16. Umaima
17. Ugonna
18. Uri
19. Uilani*
20. Ula*

*Uilani and Uli are actually in a 6-way tie with Uli, Ulyana, Uswa and Uzuri.

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Top 20 V-Names for Girls

1. Victoria
2. Violet
3. Vanessa
4. Vivian
5. Valeria
6. Valentina
7. Valerie
8. Veronica
9. Vivienne
10. Viviana
11. Vera
12. Virginia
13. Violeta
14. Vienna
15. Valery
16. Vivien
17. Veda
18. Viola
19. Vada
20. Vivianna

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Top 20 W-Names for Girls

1. Willow
2. Whitney
3. Willa
4. Wendy
5. Winter
6. Wren
7. Wynter
8. Whitley
9. Winnie
10. Waverly
11. Wilhelmina
12. Winifred
13. Wisdom
14. Wynn
15. Winona
16. Wednesday
17. Winry
18. Wanda
19. Wesley
20. Whitlee*

*Whitlee is actually tied with #21, Wynne.

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Top 20 X-Names for Girls

1. Ximena
2. Xiomara
3. Xochitl
4. Xitlali
5. Xitlaly
6. Xena
7. Xenia
8. Xyla
9. Xochilt
10. Xaria
11. Xoe
12. Xoey
13. Xandria
14. Xavia
15. Xylia
16. Xia
17. Xoie
18. Xara
19. Xareni
20. Ximenna

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Top 20 Y-Names for Girls

1. Yaretzi
2. Yareli
3. Yasmin
4. Yaritza
5. Yamileth
6. Yesenia
7. Yoselin
8. Yazmin
9. Yuliana
10. Yara
11. Yaretzy
12. Yarely
13. Yasmine
14. Yamilet
15. Yaneli
16. Yadira
17. Yvette
18. Yolanda
19. Yvonne
20. Yahaira

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Top 20 Z-Names for Girls

1. Zoey
2. Zoe
3. Zariah
4. Zara
5. Zoie
6. Zuri
7. Zion
8. Zariyah
9. Zaniyah
10. Zaria
11. Zahra
12. Zainab
13. Zooey
14. Zaniya
15. Zaylee
16. Ziva
17. Zahara
18. Zoya
19. Zayla
20. Zelda

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This is the second year in a row that Zoey has beaten Zoe. I find that fascinating. In contrast, Chloey is nowhere near Chloe in terms of usage.