How popular is the baby name Io 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 Io.
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)
Open Data website includes several tables of baby name data from 2012.
The most interesting thing about this data? It goes all the way down to names given to just three babies per year. (All the SSA baby name lists, on the other hand, have a five-baby cutoff.)
So here are some of the baby names that were bestowed in Oregon just three or four times in 2012:
Girl Names Boy Names Amberly Andromeda Arianny Damaris Diem Ellingon Fern Gaia Io Isela Jubilee Kahlan Linnea Lois Lumen Magali Rue Sahasra Sanvi Sayuri Seven Sinai Siri Sonora Sparrow Timber Twyla Van Yara Achilles Alvin Atlas Atreyu Bear Briar Calder Carver Clive Dutch Forest Huck Hyrum Isley Kainoa Kincaid Koa Larry Loki Montgomery Riot Rogue Summit Tavish Tiberius Tor Trapper Van Zephyr
Diem has been in the SSA data since the ’80s, but a lot of the recent usage was probably inspired by Danielle Michelle “Diem” Brown, who appeared on various MTV reality TV shows from 2006 to 2015. (She passed away in 2014 from ovarian cancer.) In her case, “Diem” was a nickname based on the initials “D.M.,” making this yet another name that can be spelled with the names of letters.
2012 Boy Baby Names | Oregon transparency, 2012 Girl Baby Names | Oregon transparency
Jessie Jensen published her annual
Mormon baby names post a few weeks ago. Some highlights:
Dallin/ Dallen, tied for “Most Mormon name.” Dallin H. Oaks is a prominent member of the LDS church and a former president of BYU.
Rexalyn: “Ask your doctor if Rexalyn™ is right for you.”
Roczen, which has popped up in Australia recently as well. The influence is probably German motorcycle racer Ken Roczen.
Tannin, the “Absolute Worst Name This Year” thanks to the Biblical sea monster association. (For what it’s worth, I thought Zoei was worse.)
One commenter mentioned the historical Malan family of Ogden, Utah. Most of the 16 children were given alphabetical names:
Alexis Bartholomew (b. 1873)
Claudius Daniel (b. 1875)
Ernest Francis (b. 1876)
Jeremiah (b. 1878)
Gideon Highly (b. 1879)
Inez Jane (b. 1881)
Kit (b. 1883)
Lawrence Maxwell (b. 1884)
Nahum Oscar (b. 1886)
Parley Quince (b. 1888)
Ray Stephen (b. 1890)
Teresa Una (b. 1890)
Verna Winona (b. 1893)
X Y Zella (b. 1895)
Benjamin (b. 1896)
Louise Pauline (b. 1898)
Another commenter mentioned an aunt “named OE, it was pronounced oh-EEE, just like the letters,” who was born in Utah in early 1900s. (Reminds me of
Have you come across any interesting Mormon names lately?