How popular is the baby name Adley in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Adley.
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Will the name Adley — which has been trendy for baby girls recently — start seeing more usage among baby boys? Particularly among baby boys in Maryland?
I ask because a recent Baltimore Sun article listed three Maryland babies who were born this year to Orioles fans and named after young Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman:
Trevor Adley Thompson (boy)
Adley Kenney (girl)
Grayson Adley Shepke (boy)
Admittedly, the two boys were given Adley as a middle name. But I’m sure other boys will get it as a first name following the team’s impressive 2023 season. (One expectant family mentioned in the article is considering using the name for their son, due in January.)
Other Orioles players who might be influencing baby names this year include third baseman/shortstop Gunnar Henderson, outfielder Cedric Mullins, and pitchers Grayson Rodriguez and Félix Bautista.
A former player who had a discernible influence on U.S. baby names several decades ago is Calvin “Cal” Ripkin, Jr., who was with the Orioles for his entire career (from 1981 to 2001).
P.S. Female country singer Adley Stump, who participated in the second season of The Voice, helped popularize the name Adley for baby girls in the early 2010s.
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 2.
What do I mean by that?
Well, in numerology, you substitute each letter in a word with that letter’s ordinal value in the alphabet. (The letter C has a value of 3, for instance, because it’s the third letter.) Then you add those ordinal values together to come up with a total. Lastly, you add the digits of that total together to obtain a numerological value.
Here’s an example: The letters in the name Dana have the values 4, 1, 14, and 1. Added together, these values equal 20. And the digits of 20 added together equal 2.
All of the “2” names below are sub-categorized by totals — just in case any of those larger numbers are significant to anyone. Within each group you’ll find some of the most popular “2” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
2 via 11
The letters in the following baby names add up to 11, which reduces to two (1+1=2).
Girl names (2 via 11)
Boy names (2 via 11)
Adea, Fe, Aia
Aj, Ja, Cabe
2 via 20
The letters in the following baby names add up to 20, which reduces to two (2+0=2).
Which girl names increased and decreased the most in popularity from 2014 to 2015?
Here are two ways to look at it. The SSA’s way looks at ranking differences and covers the top 1,000 girl names (roughly). My way looks at raw number differences and takes all girl names on the SSA’s list into account.
Raw number increases (all girl names)
Ranking increases (top 1,000 girl names)
1. Alexa, +1,786 babies (4,243 to 6,029) 2. Hazel, +1,373 babies (2,897 to 4,270) 3. Mia, +1,336 babies (13,484 to 14,820) 4. Charlotte, +1,238 babies (10,094 to 11,332) 5. Scarlett, +1,106 babies (5,994 to 7,100) 6. Amelia, +1,025 babies (8,770 to 9,795) 7. Riley, +925 babies (4,782 to 5,707) 8. Aurora, +882 babies (2,731 to 3,613) 9. Adeline, +862 babies (1,529 to 2,391) 10. Penelope, +843 babies (5,078 to 5,921)
1. Alaia, +2,012 spots (2,676th to 664th) 2. Meilani, +1,836 spots (2,786th to 950th) 3. Aitana, +1,721 spots (2,638th to 917th) 4. Aislinn, +1,385 spots (2,345th to 960th) 5. Taya, +1,107 spots (2,089th to 982nd) 6. Adaline, +1,029 spots (1,393rd to 364th) 7. Briar, +597 spots (1,441st to 844th) 8. Zelda, +512 spots (1,159th to 647th) 9. Adley, +495 spots (1,322nd to 827th) 10. Lennox, +416 spots (1,156th to 740th)
Hazel, Taya and Adeline were influenced by films: Hazel by The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Taya by American Sniper (2014), and Adaline by The Age of Adaline (2015).
Meilani and Aitana were boosted by celebrity babies. Meilani is the daughter of Jenni “JWoww” Farley, originally of “Jersey Shore” fame, and Aitana is the daughter of Mexican actors Alessandra Rosaldo and Eugenio Derbez. (Both babies were born in 2014.)
Adley was popularized by county singer Adley Stump.
Raw number decreases (all girl names)
Ranking decreases (top 1,000 girl names)
1. Isabella, -1,523 babies (17,027 to 15,504) 2. Sophia, -1,236 babies (18,563 to 17,327) 3. Annabelle, -1,093 babies (4,343 to 3,250) 4. Emily, -895 babies (12,622 to 11,727) 5. Alexis, -813 babies (4,208 to 3,395) 6. Arianna, -757 babies (5,255 to 4,498) 7. Ella, -673 babies (8,525 to 7,852) 8. Aubree, -649 babies (4,266 to 3,617) 9. Chloe, -623 babies (8,507 to 7,884) 10. Natalie, -623 babies (7,089 to 6,466)
1. Isis, -1,065 spots (705th to 1,770th) 2. Annabell, -500 spots (935th to 1,435th) 3. Anabel, -500 spots (908th to 1,408th) 4. Cindy, -343 spots (712th to 1,055th) 5. Anabella, -333 spots (531st to 864th) 6. Aranza, -324 spots (607th to 931st) 7. Anabelle, -272 spots (464th to 736th) 8. Sherlyn, -250 spots (891st to 1,141st) 9. Kiley, -235 spots (661st to 896th) 10. Danika, -225 spots (785th to 1,010th)
Isis was brought down by the association with the Jihadist militant group, and nearly every single variant of Annabelle was negatively affected by the horror film Annabelle, released in late 2014.
In 2014, the big winners were Olivia and Aranza, and the big losers were Sophia and Miley.
Which girl names increased/decreased the most in popularity from 2012 to 2013?
Below are two versions of each list. My version looks at raw number differences and takes all 19,114 girl names on the 2013 list into account. The SSA’s version looks at ranking differences and covers roughly the top 1,000 girl names.