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.
Source: Sonoma County Baby Names