How popular is the baby name Eva 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 Eva.
Which lengths were the most and least popular for U.S. baby names in 2021?
Top length for girl names: 6 letters
For baby girls, the most-used length was 6 letters, followed by 5 and 7.
The most popular girl names per length were…
2 letters (over 200 baby girls): Bo, Jo, Zo, An, Vy, Io 3 letters (over 58,300): Ava, Mia, Zoe, Ivy, Eva, Ada 4 letters (over 223,800): Emma, Luna, Ella, Aria, Mila, Nora 5 letters (over 348,000): Sofia, Avery, Emily, Chloe, Layla, Hazel 6 letters (over 466,100): Olivia, Amelia, Sophia, Evelyn, Harper, Camila 7 letters (over 307,900): Eleanor, Abigail, Madison, Addison, Lillian, Paisley 8 letters (over 142,000): Isabella, Scarlett, Penelope, Victoria, Brooklyn, Savannah 9 letters (over 71,800): Charlotte, Elizabeth, Valentina, Josephine, Gabriella 10 letters (over 8,000): Evangeline, Alexandria, Alessandra, Jacqueline 11 letters (over 300): Christianna, Ameliagrace, Anavictoria 12 letters (under 100) 13 letters (over 100) 14 letters (under 100) 15 letters (none) Top length for boy names: 6 letters
For baby boys, the most-used length was also 6 letters, followed by 5 and 4.
The most popular girl names per length were…
2 letters (over 1,800 baby boys): Bo, Ty, Om, Aj, Cy, Oz 3 letters (over 49,200): Leo, Eli, Kai, Ian, Ace, Max 4 letters (over 288,800): Liam, Noah, Jack, Levi, Owen, John 5 letters (over 453,200): James, Lucas, Henry, Mateo, Mason, Ethan 6 letters (over 511,800): Oliver, Elijah, Daniel, Samuel, Joseph, Julian 7 letters (over 269,000): William, Jackson, Michael, Grayson, Matthew, Gabriel 8 letters (over 106,100): Benjamin, Theodore, Maverick, Santiago, Jonathan, Jeremiah 9 letters (over 42,000): Alexander, Sebastian, Christian, Nathaniel, Alejandro 10 letters (over 3,700): Maximilian, Alessandro, Kristopher, Montgomery 11 letters (over 7,800): Christopher, Maximiliano, Constantine 12 letters (over 200) 13 letters (over 100) 14 letters (under 100) 15 letters (under 100)
According to Paris Data, the most popular baby names in the capital of France last year were
Louise and Gabriel.
Here are the city’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:
Louise, 217 baby girls Alma, 207 Emma, 178 Chloé & Adèle, 151 each (2-way tie) Anna, 150 Olivia, 142 Jeanne & Eva, 138 each (2-way tie) Rose, 133 Gabrielle, 131 Alice, 129
Gabriel, 357 baby boys Adam, 250 Louis, 245 Raphaël, 233 Arthur, 227 Noah, 191 Isaac, 187 Joseph & Mohamed, 178 each (2-way tie) Léon, 171 Léo, 166
And here’s a selection of names from lower down in the rankings (which includes all names given to at least five babies per gender, per year).
Parisian Girl Names Parisian Boy Names Garance (53 girls), Nelya (30), Ysée (23), Jennah (23), Nava (15), Athénaïs (12), Calypso (8), Alizée (5), Mazarine (5) Henri (42 boys), Kylian (25), Dario (14), Archibald (11), Zéphyr (11), Pacôme (8), Tancrède (8), Enguerrand (7), Orphée (6)
2020, the top two names in Paris were also Louise and Gabriel.
Liste des prénoms – Paris Data, Découvrez le top 10 des prénoms donnés en 2021 à Paris
According to the Netherlands’ Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), the most popular baby names in the country last year were
Julia and Noah.
Here are the Netherlands’ top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:
Julia, 753 baby girls Mila, 696 Emma, 648 Nora, 625 Olivia, 623 Sophie, 621 Tess, 583 Milou, 579 Zoë, 569 Yara, 568
Noah, 945 baby boys Lucas, 734 Sem, 653 Daan, 647 Levi, 643 Liam, 640 James, 634 Finn, 632 Luca, 616 Milan, 610
In the girls’ top 10, Olivia and Milou (a short form of Marie-Louise) replaced Sara and Eva.
In the boys’ top 10, James, Luca and Milan replaced Sam, Luuk, and Mees.
2020, the top names were Emma and Noah.
Kindernamen home – SVB, Behind the Name
Years ago, I discovered three documents with relatively complete lists of births for the city of Providence, Rhode Island, for the years 1866, 1867, and 1868. I’ve already created Providence’s baby name rankings for
1866 and 1867 using the first two documents, and today (finally!) I’ve got the third set of rankings for you.
Let’s start with some stats:
1,762 babies were born in Providence in 1868, by my count. According to the introduction of the document I’m using a source, however, the total number is 1,866. I don’t know how to account for this discrepancy. 1,617 of these babies (791 girls and 826 boys) had names that were known at the time of publication. The other 145 babies got blank spaces. Either their names hadn’t been registered yet, or they hadn’t been named yet, or perhaps these babies died young and never received a name. 284 unique names (143 girl names and 141 boy names) were shared among these 1,617 babies.
And now, on to the names!
A quick look at the top 5 girl names and boy names in Providence in 1868:
Top baby girl names Top baby boy names 1. Mary 2. Catherine 3. Sarah 4. Ellen 5. Margaret 1. John 2. William 3. James 4. Charles 5. George All Girl Names
Mary, 149 baby girls Catherine, 39 Sarah, 38 Ellen, 31 Margaret, 28 Elizabeth, 25 Alice, 24 Anna, 20 Ann, 16 Emma, 14 Eliza, 13 Clara & Martha, 11 each (tie) Hannah & Lucy, 10 each (tie) Bridget, Grace, Jennie, Julia & Maria, 9 each (5-way tie) Annie, Florence, Jane, Minnie & Susan, 8 each (5-way tie) Agnes, Caroline, Cora, Ella & Harriet, 7 each (5-way tie) Anne, Carrie, Hattie, Ida, Mabel & Nellie, 6 each (6-way tie) Eva, Joanna, Lydia & Rosanna, 5 each (4-way tie) Abby, Charlotte, Emily, Jessie, Josephine, Lillian, Lizzie, Louisa, Louise, Marion, Phebe, Rosella & Theresa, 4 each (13-way tie) Anastasia, Bertha, Edith, Gertrude, Isabella, Nettie, Pearl, Rebecca & Susanna, 3 each (9-way tie) Ada, Almira, Edna, Fannie, Flora, Frances, Helen, Henrietta, Inez, Laura, Lelia, Lillie, Lottie, Maud, Priscilla & Virginia, 2 each (16-way tie) Addie, Adelaide, Adelicia, Adeline, Agatha, Allene, Amanda, Amy, Angelica, Antoinette, Arabella, Augusta, Aurelia, B.*, Belle, Bessie, Betsey, Catharine, Celia, Claudia, Della, Eleanor, Eleanora, Estella, Estelle, Esther, Eudavelia, Eulalie, Evelyn, Francenia, Genevieve, Georgia, Honora, Imogene, Jesse, Juliette, Kate, Leonora, Lilla, Lillias, Lorena, Luella, Luetta, Magdalena, Marian, Marietta, Matilda, Mercy, Minerva, Miriam, Myra, Myrtis, Nanoan, Nora, Pauline, Reberta, Rhoda, Roberta, Rosa, Rose, Ruth, Sabrina, Sophia, Stella & Winifred, 1 each (65-way tie)
*What do you think the “B.” might have stood for?
All Boy Names
John, 112 baby boys William, 68 James, 64 Charles, 52 George, 45 Thomas, 37 Frederick, 25 Henry, 23 Joseph, 22 Edward, 19 Daniel & Patrick, 18 each (tie) Robert, 17 Frank, 16 Francis, 15 Walter, 13 Michael, 11 Albert, 10 Arthur, 9 Benjamin, Peter & Samuel, 7 each (3-way tie) Freddie, Harry, Herbert & Stephen, 6 each (4-way tie) Edwin, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin & Timothy, 5 each (5-way tie) Bernard, Edmund, Eugene, Louis, Philip & Richard, 4 each (6-way tie) Alfred, Augustus, Christopher, Eben, Horace, Howard, Hugh, Jeremiah, Matthew & Willard, 3 each (10-way tie) Abel, Barney, Byron, Dennis, Edgar, Ferdinand, Gilbert, Luke, Max, Nathaniel, Owen, Roger, Solomon & Victor, 2 each (14-way tie) Alden, Alexis, Allen, Alrick, Amos, Andrew, Ansel, Anson, Archibald, Asa, Ashby, Bartholomew, Calvin, Carlos, Clarence, Clark, Clarke, Clement, Clifford, Collyer, Crolander, Darius, David, Earl, Elisha, Ellis, Eri, Ernest, Erwin, Eusebe, Everett, Felix, Forrest, Foster, Franklin, Fred, Gardner, Jacob, Jason, Jerome, Jireh, Joaneto, Josiah, Jubal, Justin, Lawson, Lodovic, Louis, Lucien, Lyman, Major, Malachi, Manuel, Melbourne, Monroe, Morey, Morris, Myron, Nelson, Nicholas, Olney, Orville, Oscar, Pendleton, Ralph, Reuben, Rolfe, Rowland, Rufus, Simeon, Simon, Steven, Stewart, Theodore, Ulysses*, Volney, Warren, Whiting, Willie & Winchester, 1 each (80-way tie)
*Ulysses was likely named in honor of
Ulysses S. Grant, who was elected president in 1868. Twins
Finally, nineteen sets of twins were born in Providence in 1868. (All of these twin names are accounted for in the rankings above.)
Girl-girl twins Girl-boy twins Boy-boy twins Caroline & Harriet Lucy & Lydia Mary & Rosanna Margaret & Mary Lizzie & Martha (blank) & (blank) Anne & Thomas Emma & Charles Florence & William Hannah & Josiah Ida & John Isabella & John Jennie & Horace Charles & William Francis & Robert George & John James & John James & Stephen (blank) & (blank)
Have any thoughts about these rankings, or any of the specific names above?
Source: Snow, Edwin M.
. Number three. Providence: Millard & Harker, 1870. Alphabetical Lists of the Names of Persons Deceased, Born and Married in the City of Providence
According to Statistics Faroe Islands, the most popular baby names in the Faroe Islands (part of
Denmark) were Anna/ Olivia and Benjamin/ Elias/ Lukas last year.
Here are the Faroe Islands’ top 10+ girl names and top 10+ boy names of 2020:
Anna, 6 baby girls (two-way tie) Olivia, 6 (two-way tie) Emma, 5 (six-way tie) Hanna, 5 (six-way tie) Lilja, 5 (six-way tie) Ronja, 5 (six-way tie) Tóra, 5 (six-way tie) Vár, 5 (six-way tie) Aria, 4 (seven-way tie) Bára, 4 (seven-way tie) Eir, 4 (seven-way tie) Eva, 4 (seven-way tie) Lív, 4 (seven-way tie) Lóa, 4 (seven-way tie) Rebekka, 4 (seven-way tie)
Benjamin, 8 baby boys (three-way tie) Elias, 8 (three-way tie) Lukas, 8 (three-way tie) Jóhan, 7 Levi, 6 (two-way tie) Øssur, 6 (two-way tie) Brandur, 5 (five-way tie) Hákun, 5 (five-way tie) Mattias, 5 (five-way tie) Poul, 5 (five-way tie) Teitur, 5 (five-way tie)
Some of the other baby names bestowed in the Faroe Islands in 2020 include…
Aðallín (1 girl), made up of two Old Norse elements: adal, “noble,” and lín, “flax, linen.” Børka (1 girl), from the Faroese word børkuvísa, which refers to the tormentil flower. Eik (1 girl), from the Old Norse word eik, meaning “oak.” Eindri (1 boy), made up of two Old Norse elements: einn, meaning “one, alone,” and either ríða, meaning “to ride,” or reiða, meaning “to swing (a sword).” Grímur (1 boy), from an Old Norse word meaning “mask, helmet.” Munin (1 boy), from the Old Norse word munr, meaning “thought, mind, will.” (Also a raven name!) Ørvar (2 boys), from the Old Norse word orvar, meaning “arrow.” Rúnar (3 boys) could be a modern creation based on the Old Norse words rún meaning “secret, secret lore” and herr, meaning “army.” Sigurrós (1 girl), made up of two Old Norse elements: sigr, meaning “victory,” and rós meaning “rose.” (The Icelandic band Sigur Rós was named after the lead singer’s little sister.) Vilja (1 girl) has several potential origins, including the Finnish word vilja, meaning “grain, cereal.”
2019, the top two names in the Faroe Islands were Anna and Jónas.
Statistical Database – Statbank, Nordic Names Wiki