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Popular baby names in Puerto Rico, 2023

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Flag of Puerto Rico

The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico welcomes roughly 19,000 babies per year.

Last year, the most popular baby names in Puerto Rico were Valentina and Thiago.

Here are Puerto Rico’s top 50 girl names and top 50+ boy names of 2023:

Girl names

  1. Valentina, 177 baby girls
  2. Aurora, 113 (tie)
  3. Emma, 113 (tie)
  4. Victoria, 100
  5. Catalina, 94 (tie)
  6. Luna, 94 (tie)
  7. Amaia, 89 (tie)
  8. Gianna, 89 (tie)
  9. Isabella, 88
  10. Alaia, 82
  11. Mia, 80
  12. Mikaela, 78
  13. Ainara, 75 (tie)
  14. Amira, 75 (tie)
  15. Milena, 70
  16. Amalia, 68
  17. Amanda, 66
  18. Antonella, 65
  19. Camila, 62
  20. Amelia, 61
  21. Elena, 57 (tie)
  22. Leah, 57 (tie)
  23. Paula, 56
  24. Sofia, 54
  25. Kamila, 50
  26. Gia, 47
  27. Stella, 42
  28. Mila, 41
  29. Ainhoa, 40
  30. Sophia, 39
  31. Adara, 38
  32. Lia, 36
  33. Alana, 35
  34. Amirah, 32 (4-way tie)
  35. Nahia, 32 (4-way tie)
  36. Nahiara, 32 (4-way tie)
  37. Valeria, 32 (4-way tie)
  38. Andrea, 31
  39. Paulette, 30
  40. Alanna, 29 (tie)
  41. Brianna, 29 (tie)
  42. Adhara, 28 (4-way tie)
  43. Amahia, 28 (4-way tie)
  44. Ana, 28 (4-way tie)
  45. Gabriela, 28 (4-way tie)
  46. Paulina, 27
  47. Amaya, 25 (4-way tie)
  48. Arlet, 25 (4-way tie)
  49. Katalina, 25 (4-way tie)
  50. Mariana, 25 (4-way tie)

Boy names

  1. Thiago, 290 baby boys
  2. Liam, 264
  3. Noah, 201
  4. Mateo, 156
  5. Sebastian, 146
  6. Lucas, 140
  7. Dylan, 119
  8. Ian, 115
  9. Matias, 94
  10. Adrian, 89 (tie)
  11. Elian, 89 (tie)
  12. Jayden, 84
  13. Mauro, 79
  14. Angel, 77
  15. Milan, 76
  16. Ethan, 74
  17. Nicolas, 70
  18. Jacob, 67
  19. Fabian, 66
  20. Diego, 65
  21. Elias, 63
  22. Gael, 59
  23. Aaron, 56
  24. Isaac, 51
  25. Eithan, 50 (tie)
  26. Eliam, 50 (tie)
  27. Gian, 49
  28. Enzo, 48
  29. Evan, 45 (tie)
  30. Luis, 45 (tie)
  31. Isaias, 44 (tie)
  32. Matteo, 44 (tie)
  33. Daniel, 42
  34. Julian, 40
  35. Caleb, 37
  36. Eiden, 36 (3-way tie)
  37. Gabriel, 36 (3-way tie)
  38. Matthew, 36 (3-way tie)
  39. Carlos, 34 (tie)
  40. Santiago, 34 (tie)
  41. Aiden, 33 (3-way tie)
  42. Damian, 33 (3-way tie)
  43. Dario, 33 (3-way tie)
  44. Alejandro, 32 (tie)
  45. Amir, 32 (tie)
  46. Alan, 30
  47. Alvaro, 29 (3-way tie)
  48. Keyden, 29 (3-way tie)
  49. Ryan, 29 (3-way tie)
  50. Iker, 28 (3-way tie)
  51. Jose, 28 (3-way tie)
  52. Zaid, 28 (3-way tie)

Eiden on the boys’ list caught my attention, as Eiden was also mentioned in the SSA’s press release this year. It’s on the rise both in the U.S. and in Puerto Rico right now.

The person who wrote the press release theorized that the rise of Eiden was being fueled by Wisconsin-based influencer Wyatt Eiden. But the name’s increasing popularity in Puerto Rico — plus the fact that 40% of Eiden’s U.S. usage occurred in four states with large Spanish-speaking populations (TX, CA, NY, and FL) — makes me think the name is being used primarily among U.S.-based Latin Americans (who are probably not watching Wyatt Eiden’s English-language interview/trivia videos on TikTok).

(And now I’m thinking of a recent comment by alex, who noticed that “names that have seen some use in Caribbean Latin America for 20+ years” are starting to pop up in the U.S. data, and wondered if Venezuelan immigration might have something to do with it…)

In 2022, the top names in Puerto Rico were Valentina and Liam.

Finally, what were the most popular baby names in all the other U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands) combined last year? Olivia and Elijah.

Sources: Popular Names by Territory – SSA, State and Territorial Data – National Center for Health Statistics – CDC

Image: Adapted from Flag of Puerto Rico (public domain)

Baby names with KEY: Keyla, Hawkeye, Mickey

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What’s the key to finding a great baby name?

Perhaps it’s checking out a long list of names that contain the word KEY!

Top baby names with KEY

First, a quick rundown of the most popular names with the letter sequence “k-e-y,” according to the current U.S. baby name data.

Top girl names with “k-e-y”Top boy names with “k-e-y”
Keyla
Keyli
Keylani
Keylin
Keyani
Keya
Keyari
Keyanna
Lakeyn
Keyana
Mickey
Keyon
Rickey
Keylor
Keyden
Keyan
Mikey
Keyshawn
Keyler
Keylan

Now here are the same names again, this time with links to popularity graphs and, in some cases, explanations/definitions. (Most of these are modern names without a distinct origin, so I can’t add as much extra information as I did in similar posts, e.g., VAN, ICE, CAR.)

  • Keya
  • Keyan
  • Keyana and Keyanna were likely popularized by Qiana.
  • Keyani
  • Keyari
  • Keyden
  • Keyla
  • Keylan
  • Keylani may be a combination of the English word key and Hawaiian word lani, meaning “sky, heaven.”
  • Keyler
  • Keyli is a variant spelling of Keely, which can be traced back to Caollaidhe, an Irish (male) personal name based on the word caol, meaning “slender.”
  • Keylin
  • Keylor
  • Keyon was probably influenced by similar-sounding names such as Dion and Leon.
  • Keyshawn is an elaboration of Shawn, which is an Anglicized form of Seán, the Irish form of John.
  • Lakeyn
  • Mickey and Mikey are diminutives of Michael, which is based on a Hebrew name meaning “who is like God?” (rhetorical question).
  • Rickey is a diminutive of Richard, which is based on a Germanic name made up of elements meaning “ruler, king” and “hardy, brave.”

More names with KEY

What other names have KEY in them? Here are some less-common choices. (Nearly all of these come directly from the SSA’s baby name data.)

  • Akeya, Akeyia
  • Akeyla, Akeylah
  • Akeyra
  • Beckey
  • Bjarkey
  • Buckey
  • Chakeya
  • Corkey
  • Dickey
  • Frankey
  • Hawkeye
  • Ikey
  • Ikeya, Ikeyia
  • Jackey
  • Jakey
  • Jakeya
  • Jakeyla
  • Karthikeya
  • Karthikeyan
  • Kartikeya
  • Key, Keye
  • Keyaan
  • Keyah
  • Keyahna
  • Keyair
  • Keyaira, Keyairah, Keyairra
  • Keyajah
  • Keyaki
  • Keyala
  • Keyanah, Keyannah
  • Keyanda
  • Keyandra
  • Keyandre
  • Keyandrea
  • Keyania
  • Keyanni
  • Keyansh
  • Keyanta
  • Keyante
  • Keyara, Keyarah, Keyarra
  • Keyaria
  • Keyarie
  • Keyasha
  • Keyashia
  • Keyasia
  • Keyatta
  • Keyaun
  • Keyauna
  • Keyawna
  • Keydan
  • Keydi
  • Keydon
  • Keydra
    • Siblings named Keydra, Keyden, and Keyvar were mentioned in name quotes #115 earlier this year.
  • Keydren
  • Keydy
  • Keyan
  • Keyen
  • Keyera, Keyerah, Keyerra
  • Keyeria
  • Keyetta
  • Keygan
  • Keyia
  • Keyiana
  • Keyik
  • Keyilah
  • Keyion
  • Keyiona
  • Keyira
  • Keyisha
  • Keyjuan
  • Keylah, Keyhla
  • Keyland
  • Keylanie
  • Keyle
  • Keylea
  • Keylee, Keyleigh, Keylie, Keyly
  • Keyleen
  • Keylei
  • Keylen
  • Keyleth
  • Keyliana
  • Keylianis
  • Keylianiz
  • Keylli, Keylly
  • Keylon
  • Keylyn
  • Keymani
  • Keymar
  • Keymari
  • Keymarion
  • Keymaya
  • Keymi
  • Keymia, Keymiah, Keymiyah
  • Keymon
  • Keymoni
  • Keymond
  • Keymonte
  • Keymora
  • Keymya
  • Keyna
  • Keynan
  • Keynen
  • Keyner
  • Keynia, Keyniah
  • Keynon
  • Keynu
  • Keyo
  • Keyoka
  • Keyomi
  • Keyona, Keyonah, Keyonna
  • Keyonce
  • Keyonda
  • Keyondra
  • Keyondre
  • Keyondria
  • Keyone
  • Keyoni, Keyonie
  • Keyonia, Keyonnia
  • Keyonis
  • Keyonn
  • Keyonne
  • Keyonni, Keyonnie
  • Keyonta
  • Keyontae, Keyontay
  • Keyontai
  • Keyonte
  • Keyora
  • Keyosha
  • Keyoshia
  • Keyra, Keyrra
  • Keyren
  • Keyri, Keyry
  • Keyria
  • Keyrin
  • Keyron
  • Keysa
  • Kaysan
  • Keysean, Keyshaun
  • Keyser
  • Keysha
  • Keyshana, Keyshanna
  • Keyshauna, Keyshawna
  • Keyshia
  • Keyshla
  • Keyshon
  • Keyshona
  • Keyshonda
  • Keyshone
  • Keyshun
  • Keysi
  • Keysia
  • Keyson
  • Keystal
  • Keyston
  • Keyuana, Keyuanna
  • Keyun
  • Keyuna, Keyunna
  • Keyundra
  • Keyunta
  • Keyuntae
  • Keyur
  • Keyva
  • Keyvan
  • Keyveon
  • Keyvin
  • Keyvion
  • Keyvon
  • Keyvonna
  • Keyvonte
  • Keywan
  • Keywana, Keywanna
  • Keywanda
  • Keywon
  • Keyziah
  • Lakeya, Lakeyah
  • Lakeycha
  • Lakeyda
  • Lakeydra
  • Lakeyia
  • Lakeyla
  • Lakeysa
  • Lakeysha
  • Lakeyshia
  • Lakeysia
  • Lakeyta
  • Lekeya
  • Lekeysha
  • Luckey
  • Mackey
  • Mackeyla
  • Makeya
  • Markey
  • Markeya
  • Markeyda
  • Markeyia
  • Markeyla
  • Markeysha
  • Markeyta
  • Mckeyla
  • Mikeya
  • Mikeyia
  • Mikeyla
  • Myrkey
  • Nakeya, Nakeyah, Nakeyia
  • Nakeysha
  • Nekeya
  • Nekeysha
  • Nickey
  • Nickeya, Nikeya, Nikeyia, Nikkeya
  • Nykeya
  • Oakey
  • Okey
  • Pinkey
  • Rakeya
  • Rickeya
  • Rikey
  • Rockey
  • Rokeya
  • Sakeya
  • Sankey
  • Shakeya, Shakeyia
  • Shakeyda
  • Shakeyla
  • Shakeyra
  • Shakeyta
  • Shikeyla
  • Smokey
  • Starkey
  • Sukey
  • Takeya, Takeyah, Takeyia
  • Takeyla
  • Takeyoshi
  • Takeyra
  • Takeysha
  • Takeyshia
  • Takeyuki
  • Tekeya, Tekeyah
  • Tekeyla
  • Tikeya, Tikeyah
  • Tkeya, Tkeyah
  • Tkeyha
  • Tykeyah
  • Vickey
  • Whiskey
  • Zakeya, Zakeyah, Zakeyia
  • Zikeyah

Some of the above are non-traditional spellings of more common names, such as Becky, Vicky, and Keith.

Which KEY name do you like most? Let me know in the comments!

Sources:

Image: Adapted from Top view of old vintage keys by Ivan Radic under CC BY 2.0.

Popular baby names in Puerto Rico, 2022

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Flag of Puerto Rico

The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, and has about 3.2 million residents.

What were the most popular baby names in Puerto Rico last year? Valentina and Liam.

Here are Puerto Rico’s top 50+ girl names and top 50+ boy names of 2022:

Girl Names

  1. Valentina, 202 baby girls
  2. Emma, 138
  3. Victoria, 121
  4. Luna, 117
  5. Aurora, 116
  6. Amaia, 104
  7. Catalina, 101
  8. Mia, 99
  9. Milena, 95
  10. Gianna, 89
  11. Isabella, 88
  12. Mikaela, 82
  13. Camila, 77
  14. Sofia, 67
  15. Amalia, 66
  16. Amanda, 59
  17. Amelia, 58
  18. Sophia, 57
  19. Amira, 55
  20. Alaia, 52 (3-way tie)
  21. Leah, 52 (3-way tie)
  22. Paula, 52 (3-way tie)
  23. Ainhoa, 49 (tie)
  24. Elena, 49 (tie)
  25. Ainara, 45 (tie)
  26. Antonella, 45 (tie)
  27. Gia, 44
  28. Alanna, 43
  29. Valeria, 41
  30. Kamila, 39 (tie)
  31. Stella, 39 (tie)
  32. Alana, 36
  33. Gabriela, 35
  34. Andrea, 34 (tie)
  35. Brianna, 34 (tie)
  36. Nahiara, 33
  37. Mariana, 32
  38. Ana, 29 (tie)
  39. Lia, 29 (tie)
  40. Marina, 28 (3-way tie)
  41. Mila, 28 (3-way tie)
  42. Paulette, 28 (3-way tie)
  43. Kailani, 27
  44. Adriana, 25 (tie)
  45. Amahia, 25 (tie)
  46. Anahia, 24
  47. Amaya, 23 (3-way tie)
  48. Cataleya, 23 (3-way tie)
  49. Katalina, 23 (3-way tie)
  50. Ariana, 22 (7-way tie)
  51. Chloe, 22 (7-way tie)
  52. Liah, 22 (7-way tie)
  53. Nahia, 22 (7-way tie)
  54. Nayla, 22 (7-way tie)
  55. Paulina, 22 (7-way tie)
  56. Samara, 22 (7-way tie)

Boy Names

  1. Liam, 269 baby boys
  2. Thiago, 254
  3. Noah, 253
  4. Mateo, 186
  5. Sebastian, 184
  6. Lucas, 152
  7. Dylan, 145
  8. Ian, 128
  9. Nicolas, 103
  10. Ethan, 98
  11. Jayden, 94
  12. Adrian, 91
  13. Jacob, 82 (tie)
  14. Matias, 82 (tie)
  15. Angel, 77
  16. Fabian, 69
  17. Elias, 68
  18. Diego, 65
  19. Gael, 64
  20. Matteo, 63
  21. Eithan, 62 (tie)
  22. Elian, 62 (tie)
  23. Mauro, 57 (tie)
  24. Milan, 57 (tie)
  25. Isaac, 56 (tie)
  26. Luis, 56 (tie)
  27. Aaron, 53
  28. Gian, 48
  29. Daniel, 47
  30. Alan, 45 (tie)
  31. Julian, 45 (tie)
  32. Damian, 43
  33. Gabriel, 41 (tie)
  34. Jose, 41 (tie)
  35. Isaias, 40
  36. Matthew, 40
  37. Leonardo, 39
  38. Alejandro, 38 (3-way tie)
  39. Carlos, 38 (3-way tie)
  40. Evan, 38 (3-way tie)
  41. Caleb, 37
  42. Eliam, 36 (tie)
  43. Nathan, 36 (tie)
  44. Enzo, 33 (3-way tie)
  45. Keyden, 33 (3-way tie)
  46. Zabdiel, 33 (3-way tie)
  47. Juan, 32 (3-way tie)
  48. Kaleb, 32 (3-way tie)
  49. Ryan, 32 (3-way tie)
  50. Andres, 30 (tie)
  51. Kayden, 30 (tie)

In 2021, the top names in Puerto Rico were also Valentina and Liam.

And what were the most popular baby names in all the other U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands) combined last year? Luna and Jayden.

Sources: Popular Names by Territory – SSA, Puerto Rico – Wikipedia

Image: Adapted from Flag of Puerto Rico (public domain)

Name quotes #115: Keyden, Yizhar, Aleta

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To kick off the new year, let’s check out a new batch of name quotes!

From an article in The Catholic Standard about students at a Maryland high school (found via Abby):

Keyvar Smith-Herold of the class of 2022 at DeMatha Catholic High School smiled as he explained the inspiration for his name, noting that his father Vincent Smith works as a locksmith.

“That’s why ‘Key’ is in our names,” he said, shedding light on the origin of his first name and that of his twin sister, Keydra, and also their older brother Keyden, a 2018 DeMatha graduate.

From the book The Gender Challenge of Hebrew (2015) by Malka Muchnik:

Most Hebrew proper names, especially those used in recent decades, consist of existing words and therefore have specific meanings. This fact helps us see the ideas associated with male or female names, and serves as evidence of what is expected of them.

(The author listed several female names associated with flowers and gemstones — such as Rekefet, meaning “cyclamen,” and Bareket, meaning “agate” — then continued…)

Even more suggestive are female names denoting personal qualities, such as Yaffa (‘pretty’), Tova (‘good’), Aliza (‘joyful’), Adina (‘delicate’), Ahuva (‘beloved’), Metuka (‘sweet’) and Tmima (‘innocent’).

[…]

As opposed to them, we find male names which have the form of a future verb, and from this we can infer the expectations from them: Yakim (‘he will establish’), Yarim (‘he will raise’), Yaniv (‘he will produce’), Yariv (‘he will fight’), Yiftax (‘he will open’), Yig’al (‘he will redeem’), Yisgav (‘he will be great’) and Yizhar (‘he will shine’).

A name story from the recent Washington Post article “Playing the name game” by John Kelly:

Aleta Embrey’s older brother loves to say that her name came from the funny papers. And it did, specifically “Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur,” which still runs in The Washington Post.

“Queen Aleta of the Misty Isles is a major figure in the comic strip,” Aleta wrote. “My dad liked the name.”

It is a lovely name, much better than being named, say, “Olive Oyl.”

For more quotes about names, check out the name quotes category.