How popular is the baby name Yeriel 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 Yeriel.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Yeriel


Posts that Mention the Name Yeriel

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?

Why Is “Keniel” Trendy in Puerto Rico?

The name Keniel is curiously popular in Puerto Rico. In fact, Keniel has been one of the top 100 names for baby boys born in Puerto Rico since 2005.

Despite being roughly 100 times larger than PR in terms of population, the U.S. currently has less than half the number of Keniels:

Year# of Keniels born in U.S.# of Keniels born in PR
201524
(7 in FL)
66
(ranked 31st)
201423
(8 in FL)
74
(ranked 31st)
201325
(5 in FL, 5 in PA, 6 in NY)
95
(ranked 18th)
201218
(5 in FL)
103
(ranked 23rd)
201115
(5 in FL)
94
(ranked 28th)
201018
(7 in FL)
65
(ranked 60th)
2009886
(ranked 51st)

The U.S. states with the most Keniels also have particularly large Puerto Rican populations, which isn’t surprising.

We see the same pattern with the double-n version Kenniel:

Year# of Kenniels born in U.S.# of Kenniels born in PR
201517
(6 in FL)
not in top 100
20141339
(ranked 83rd)
2013838
(ranked 87th)
2012638
(ranked 96th)
2011739
(ranked 96th)
2010fewer than 5not in top 100

And I expect a similar pattern to emerge for Kendriel, which was new to both the U.S. and the PR lists in 2015:

Year# of Kendriels born in U.S.# of Kendriels born in PR
2015841
(ranked 68th)
2014fewer than 5not in top 100

I’m not sure what kicked off the trendiness of Keniel in Puerto Rico, if anything. The popularity of Keniel might simply be part of the general trendiness of nontraditional –iel names (like Abdiel, Jadiel, Yeriel, Joniel and Yandiel) in PR lately. Names with –iel endings made up a whopping 17% of PR’s top 100 in both 2010 and 2011.

Do you know what might have kicked off a Keniel trend in Puerto Rico?

Do you like the name Keniel? (Or Kendriel?)

Source: SSA (U.S., Puerto Rico)