How popular is the baby name Gianna 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 Gianna.
According to San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency, the most popular baby names in the county two years ago were
Olivia and Noah.
Here are San Diego County’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:
Olivia, 220 baby girls Emma, 197 Isabella, 181 Mia, 178 Sophia, 172 Camila, 171 Luna, 140 Sofia, 137 Charlotte, 129 Gianna, 126
Noah, 217 baby boys Liam, 206 Mateo, 197 Benjamin, 162 Sebastian, 161 Oliver, 149 Alexander, 135 Santiago, 132 Elijah, 131 Ethan, 128
In the girls’ top 10, Gianna replaced the Amelia/Victoria tie.
In the boys’ top 10, Santiago and Elijah replaced Lucas and Julian.
2019, San Diego’s top names were Olivia and Liam.
Top 10 Leading Baby Names in San Diego County, By Gender, 1996 – 2020 (PDF)
According to the government of Sonoma, California, the most popular baby names in the county last year were
Mia and and Mateo.
Here are Sonoma’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:
Mia, 29 baby girls Olivia, 26 Isabella, 24 Luca, 22 Luna, 21 Gianna, 18 Aurora, 17 (tie) Emma, 17 (tie) Riley, 16 (tie) Eliana, 16 (tie)
Mateo, 38 baby boys Liam, 29 Noah, 28 James, 23 Oliver, 22 Benjamin, 21 Lucas, 19 (tie) Sebastian, 19 (tie) Jacob, 17 (4-way tie) Jack, 17 (4-way tie)
(The other two names in the 4-way tie were Henry and Julian.)
Here are some of the baby names that were bestowed just once in Sonoma last year:
Unique Girl Names Unique Boy Names Ahsoka, Bowyn, Cordova, Dutton, Eivissa, Fiadh, Galdina, Hanalie, Indira, Jinora, Ketsana, Levaleah, Metzli, Nebula, Odette, Peninaiaiga, Quinnie, Rockella, Sersha, Tallulah, Umi, Vrianna, Wren, Yadelene, Zeya Axis, Beaudin, Codiak, Delmar, Elymus, Fletcher, Gibb, Herbert, Ilumi, Jonael, Kalais, Lesinali, Maimonides, Neithan, Ozan, Perrin, Ratu, Samarth, Tonalli, Usyk, Ville, Waimea, Xavien, Yamikani, Zabdiel
Some thoughts on a few of the above…
Ahsoka is a character from the Star Wars universe. Dutton is the surname of the family featured on the TV show Yellowstone. Sersha looks like a phonetic rendering of Saoirse. Maimonides refers to Moses ben Maimon, a medieval Jewish philosopher. Tonalli is a Nahuatl word that refers to the warmth of the sun (among other things).
Finally, here are the
2020 rankings for Sonoma, if you’d like to compare.
Sonoma County Baby Names
According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, the most popular baby names in Puerto Rico last year were
Valentina and Liam.
Here are Puerto Rico’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:
Valentina, 197 baby girls Emma, 153 Victoria, 128 Amaia, 116 Luna, 114 Isabella, 102 Gianna, 93 Mia, 90 Catalina, 88 Milena, 87
Liam, 260 baby boys Thiago, 200 Sebastian, 196 Noah, 180 Dylan, 165 Mateo, 164 Lucas, 161 Adrian, 140 Ian, 131 Jayden, 116
In the girls’ top 10, Milena replaced Kamila.
In the boys’ top 10, Adrian replaced Matias.
2020, the top names in Puerto Rico were also Valentina and Liam.
And the most popular baby names in all
other U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands (combined) — in 2021 were Isla/ Olivia (tie) and Ethan.
Popular Names by Territory
Which first letters were the most and least popular for U.S. baby names in 2021?
Top first letters for girl names: A, E, M
For baby girls, the most-used first letter was A, followed by E and M. The least-used first letter was U.
The most popular girl names per letter were…
A-names (over 273,100 baby girls): Amelia, Ava, Abigail, Avery, Aria, Aurora B-names (over 49,300): Brooklyn, Bella, Brielle, Blakely, Bailey, Brianna C-names (over 93,100): Charlotte, Camila, Chloe, Claire, Caroline, Cora D-names (over 40,300): Delilah, Daisy, Diana, Daniela, Delaney, Dakota E-names (over 155,300): Emma, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Ella, Emily F-names (over 16,500): Freya, Faith, Finley, Fiona, Fatima, Frances G-names (over 42,900): Gianna, Grace, Genesis, Gabriella, Genevieve, Georgia H-names (over 54,900): Harper, Hazel, Hannah, Hailey, Hadley, Harmony I-names (over 44,100): Isabella, Isla, Ivy, Iris, Isabelle, Isabel J-names (over 73,500): Josephine, Jade, Julia, Josie, Juniper, Jasmine K-names (over 89,100): Kinsley, Kennedy, Kaylee, Kehlani, Katherine, Kylie L-names (over 115,300): Luna, Layla, Lily, Leah, Lucy, Lillian M-names (over 143,500): Mia, Mila, Madison, Maya, Madelyn, Madeline N-names (over 58,800): Nora, Nova, Naomi, Natalie, Natalia, Nevaeh O-names (over 30,200): Olivia, Olive, Oakley, Oaklynn, Octavia, Ophelia P-names (over 37,600): Penelope, Paisley, Piper, Peyton, Parker, Presley Q-names (over 4,100): Quinn, Quincy, Queen, Quinley, Quetzalli, Quinnley R-names (over 74,800): Riley, Ruby, Rylee, Raelynn, Rose, Remi S-names (over 116,400): Sophia, Sofia, Scarlett, Stella, Savannah, Skylar T-names (over 24,200): Taylor, Teagan, Trinity, Tatum, Tessa, Talia U-names (over 600): Unique, Uma, Ulani, Una, Unknown, Unity V-names (over 32,400): Violet, Victoria, Valentina, Vivian, Valerie, Valeria W-names (over 14,700): Willow, Wren, Winter, Wynter, Willa, Wrenley X-names (over 4,500): Ximena, Xiomara, Xyla, Xena, Xochitl, Xitlali Y-names (over 7,600): Yaretzi, Yara, Yareli, Yasmin, Yamileth, Yuna Z-names (over 29,100): Zoey, Zoe, Zuri, Zara, Zariah, Zelda Top first letters for boy names: J, A, L
For baby boys, the most-used first letter was J, followed by A and L. The least-used first letter was U.
The most popular boy names per letter were…
A-names (over 178,600 baby boys): Alexander, Asher, Aiden, Anthony, Andrew, Adrian B-names (over 86,600): Benjamin, Brooks, Bennett, Beau, Bryson, Brayden C-names (over 123,000): Carter, Charles, Caleb, Christopher, Cameron, Cooper D-names (over 85,000): Daniel, David, Dylan, Dominic, Declan, Damian E-names (over 108,700): Elijah, Ethan, Ezra, Elias, Ezekiel, Eli F-names (over 20,500): Finn, Felix, Finley, Francisco, Fernando, Finnegan G-names (over 53,500): Grayson, Gabriel, Greyson, Gael, Giovanni, George H-names (over 50,000): Henry, Hudson, Hunter, Harrison, Hayden, Hayes I-names (over 31,500): Isaac, Isaiah, Ian, Ivan, Israel, Ismael J-names (over 202,800): James, Jack, Jackson, Jacob, John, Joseph K-names (over 93,400): Kai, Kayden, Kingston, Kaiden, Kevin, King L-names (over 133,400): Liam, Lucas, Levi, Logan, Leo, Luke M-names (over 126,700): Mateo, Michael, Mason, Matthew, Maverick, Miles N-names (over 57,400): Noah, Nathan, Nolan, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Nicolas O-names (over 38,800): Oliver, Owen, Oscar, Omar, Orion, Odin P-names (over 23,700): Parker, Patrick, Peter, Preston, Phoenix, Paxton Q-names (over 3,100): Quinn, Quentin, Quincy, Quinton, Quintin, Quinten R-names (over 82,800): Ryan, Roman, Robert, Rowan, River, Ryder S-names (over 70,300): Sebastian, Samuel, Santiago, Silas, Sawyer, Steven T-names (over 59,200): Theodore, Thomas, Thiago, Theo, Tyler, Tucker U-names (over 2,500): Uriel, Uriah, Ulises, Ulysses, Uziel, Umar V-names (over 11,000): Vincent, Victor, Valentino, Vincenzo, Vicente, Vihaan W-names (over 49,100): William, Wyatt, Waylon, Wesley, Weston, Walker X-names (over 7,200): Xavier, Xander, Xzavier, Xavion, Xavien, Xavian Y-names (over 8,200): Yusuf, Yosef, Yehuda, Yousef, Yahir, Yisroel Z-names (over 26,900): Zion, Zachary, Zayden, Zane, Zayn, Zander
Which girl names decreased in usage the most from 2020 to 2021?
Here’s a table of the fastest-falling girl names of 2021. On the left are the top 25 decreases in terms of
absolute numbers of babies, and on the right are the top 25 decreases in terms of relative numbers of babies.
Rank Girl name Absolute fall Girl name Relative fall 1 Isabella -957 Ashvi -76% 2 Abigail -936 Dessa -75% 3 Victoria -603 Jaeda -73% 4 Alexa -583 Amavi -73% 5 Sophia -540 Yameli -73% 6 Brooklyn -504 Raela -72% 7 Anna -452 Reniyah -72% 8 Gianna -435 Naeema -72% 9 Harper -433 Avyn -72% 10 Aubrey -409 Portia -71% 11 Ava -401 Jadah -71% 12 Hannah -400 Rona -71% 13 Kaylee -366 Jocelynne -71% 14 Samantha -361 Iolana -71% 15 Serenity -359 Nakshatra -70% 16 Emily -358 Jatziry -69% 17 Genesis -356 Irish -69% 18 Ella -354 Inanna -69% 19 Melanie -348 Evangaline -69% 20 Brielle -346 Alula -69% 21 Mila -330 Rakeb -68% 22 Lauren -312 Kiaya -68% 23 Skylar -303 Meral* -67% 24 Londyn -300 Kemya* -67% 25 Arianna -298 Jeri* -67%
*Also at -67% were Helayna, Asmara, Arriyah, Anu, Akane, Kimberlin, Jojo, Elianni, Naleya and Leta.
Interestingly, Dessa has dropped before — it was the
fastest-falling girl name way back in 1933.
And I don’t think anyone will be surprised about the ongoing decline of Alexa.
Finally, here are the girl names that saw the steepest dives right out of the data (i.e., to below 5 instances of usage) in 2021:
given to 20 babies in 2020: Geisha given to 17 babies in 2020: Glorianna, Malai, Taleigha given to 16 babies in 2020: Emili, Kalonni, Nyella, Siaani
Do you have thoughts/insights about any of the above names?