How popular is the baby name Jamari 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 Jamari.
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Yesterday we came up with some girl names that were either particularly Canadian or particularly American. So today let’s do the same thing for boy names.
Again, here are the two different methods:
First, we’ll look at the most popular names that appeared in only one set of data (either Canada or the U.S.) in 2022.
Second, we’ll look at the names that appeared in both sets of data, focusing on how proportionally popular each name was in each place. For the boy names below, I calculated the proportions by dividing each name’s U.S. usage by the total number of boys born in the U.S. last year (1,863,582) and each name’s Canadian usage by the total number of boys born Canada last year (180,763).
Top Canada-only boy names
The 2022 Canadian data included 261 boy names that were not in the U.S. data. Below are the 10 most popular Canada-only boy names.
Number of boys (Can.)
Nine out of ten are French names used primarily in Quebec:
Edouard: 482 of 492 born in Quebec
Arnaud: 349 of 352
Florent: 71 of 73
Laurier: 60 of 60 (all)
Loik: 47 of 57
Ludovick: 45 of 45 (all)
Renaud: 40 of 42
Gregoire: 30 of 30 (all)
Charles-Edouard: 25 of 27
The Sikh name Gurniwaz, however, was not used in Quebec at all.
Boy names particularly popular in Canada
Now let’s look at the more than 2,950 boy names that appeared in both sets of data. Of the boy names used more frequently in Canada than in the U.S., the 10 below had the largest pro-Canada differentials. (I added the rankings for both countries as well.)
Top U.S.-only boy names
The 2022 U.S. data included 11,297 boy names that were not in the Canadian data. Below are the 10 most popular U.S.-only boy names.
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 7.
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 B has a value of 2, for instance, because it’s the second 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 Jack have the values 10, 1, 3, and 11. Added together, these values equal 25. And the digits of 25 added together equal 7.
All of the “7” 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 “7” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
7 via 16
The letters in the following baby names add up to 16, which reduces to seven (1+6=7).
Girl names (7 via 16)
Boy names (7 via 16)
Ana, Jada, Alba, Adaia, Fia
Cal, Chad, Jae, Dak, Efe
7 via 25
The letters in the following baby names add up to 25, which reduces to seven (2+5=7).
Looking for a set of baby names with something in common? If so, here are some 6-letter anagram names for you to check out!
Anagrams are words that contain the same set of letters, but not in the same sequence. For instance, the words “listen,” “silent,” and “tinsel” are all anagrams of one another.
Anagram names can be a neat option for siblings — particularly multiples (like twins and triplets). They’re also a clever way to connect a baby name to the name of an older relative (e.g., grandpa Weston, grandson Townes).
Below are hundreds of six-letter names (collected from the SSA’s huge database of U.S. baby names) that happen to be anagrams of other names.
As I was looking up -ayden names a few weeks ago, I saw something that intrigued me: dozens of -amari names.
The -amaris looked a lot like the -aydens. They shared a common ending, they started with a variety of first letters, and they were given to both boys and girls. Same trendy sound, same personalized feel (i.e. pick your favorite first letter), same unisex usage.
But the -amaris weren’t as popular as the -aydens in 2009, especially for boys.
I spotted just 3,792 baby boys and 1,670 baby girls with -amari names. Compare that to over 100,000 baby boys and over 10,000 baby girls with -ayden names.
The boy -amaris accounted for just 0.18% of all boys born in 2009, and all variants combined would theoretically rank 106th for boys (between Antonio and Steven). The girl -amaris accounted for just 0.08% of all girls. Combined they would rank 193rd (tied with Eliana).
The -amaris aren’t as fashionable as the -aydens, but you never know–they could catch on, just like the -aydens did. They certainly follow a familiar pattern.
Have you encountered any babies or children with an -amari name lately?
[Disclaimer: I’m assuming all of the variants above rhyme with Amari, but I can’t make any guarantees. Also, I didn’t count variants with four syllables or variants that looked too different from -amari, such as -amori and -emari.]