Which girl names increased in usage the most from 2021 to 2022?
Here’s a table of the fastest-rising girl names of 2022. On the left are the top 25 increases in terms of absolute change (numbers of babies). On the right are the top 25 increases in terms of relative change (percentages of babies).
*Also at 250% were Menna and Mills.
Violet, Luna, and several other names were also among the fastest-rising names (absolute change) in 2021.
A couple of possible explanations for the relative rises…
Debanhi Escobar was an 18-year-old Mexican woman who was murdered in April of 2022.
Yailin La Más Viral (transl. “the most viral”) is a female rapper from the Dominican Republic. (Her legal first name is Jorgina.)
If you can explain any of the other rises, please leave a comment!
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Scotland — the country that covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain (the largest island in Europe) — shares a border with only England.
Last year, Scotland welcomed nearly 47,000 babies. What were the most popular names among these babies? Olivia and Noah.
Here are Scotland’s top 50 girl names and top 50+ boy names of 2022:
Olivia, 309 baby girls
Grace, 233 (tie)
Sophie, 233 (tie)
Ava, 226 (tie)
Ella, 226 (tie)
Harper, 169 (tie)
Ivy, 169 (tie)
Daisy, 134 (tie)
Willow, 134 (tie)
Anna, 119 (tie)
Bonnie, 119 (tie)
Maya, 113 (tie)
Sienna, 113 (tie)
Georgia, 101 (tie)
Hannah, 101 (tie)
Callie, 94 (tie)
Skye, 94 (tie)
Noah, 373 baby boys
Alfie, 243 (3-way tie)
James, 243 (3-way tie)
Theo, 243 (3-way tie)
Finlay, 234 (tie)
Lewis, 234 (tie)
Max, 160 (tie)
Muhammad, 160 (tie)
Harrison, 122 (3-way tie)
Hunter, 122 (3-way tie)
Roman, 122 (3-way tie)
Ethan, 105 (tie)
Liam, 105 (tie)
Angus, 100 (3-way tie)
Jamie, 100 (3-way tie)
Theodore, 100 (3-way tie)
The fastest-rising names in the girls’ top 100 were Nova, Maeva, Annie, and Nina.
The fastest-rising names in the boys’ top 100 were Teddy, Parker, Hudson, and Theodore.
Here are some of the names from lower down on the list:
15 boys were named Reo, which is the first name of Japanese soccer player Reo Hatate, who joined Glasgow-based Celtic F.C. in early 2022. (Before this, the highest usage of Reo was 3 boys in a single year.)
14 girls were named Vaila, which is the name of one of the Shetland Islands.
7 girls were named Perrie, which is the first name of Perrie Edwards, member of the British girl-group Little Mix. (The name rose in usage during the 2010s, peaking in 2017 with 16 baby girls.)
Fun fact: Perrie Edwards’ name was inspired by Steve Perry of Journey.
Fun fact #2: Steve Perry’s father’s surname was originally Pereira. (Both of his parents immigrated from the Azores.)
6 girls were named Sanna, which is the first name of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who assumed office in late 2019. (Before this, the highest usage of Sanna was 3 girls in a single year.)
5 boys were named Argyll, which is the name of a historical shire of Scotland.
2 girls were named Kinvara, which is the name of a village in Ireland.
Baby names that were bestowed just once in Scotland last year include…
The country of the Netherlands, located in Northwestern Europe, is bordered by both Belgium and Germany.
Last year, from January to November, the Netherlands welcomed more than 168,000 babies — over 82,000 girls and over 86,000 boys.
What were the most popular names among these babies? Emma and Noah.
Here are the Netherlands’ top 50 girl names and top 50 boy names of 2022:
Emma, 677 baby girls
Saar, 532 – short form of Sarah
Lotte, 423 (tie)
Nina, 423 (tie)
Loïs, 340 (tie)
Sofia, 340 (tie)
Fien, 324 – short form of Josefien
Fenna, 284 – feminine form of Fen (a Frisian short form of Ferdinand)
Noah, 871 baby boys
Mees, 621 – short form of Bartholomeus
Noud, 533 – short form of Arnoud (the Dutch form of Arnold)
Siem, 360 – short form of Simon
Olivier, 349 (tie)
Thomas, 349 (tie)
Teun, 346 – short form of Antonius
Gijs, 335 (tie) – short form of Gijsbert
Mats, 335 (tie)
David, 304 (tie)
Jake, 304 (tie)
Moos, 303 – short form of Mozes
Jan, 270 (3-way tie)
Oliver, 270 (3-way tie)
Willem, 270 (3-way tie)
Jurre, 259 – short form of Jurryt (the Frisian form of Gerard)
Dutch onomastician Gerrit Bloothooft noted that, if similar names had been counted together, the name-groups Saar/Sara/Sarah and Luca/Lucas/Luuk would have topped the girls’ list and the boys’ list, respectively.
The girls’ top 100 included Cato (55th), Veerle (60th), Puck (75th), and Merel (83rd).
The boys’ top 100 included Jaxx (56th), Sven (64th), Hidde (72nd), and Jip (78th).