How popular is the baby name Mason 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 Mason.
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)
Which first letters were the most and least popular for U.S. baby names in 2021?
Top first letters for girl names: A, E, M
For baby girls, the most-used first letter was A, followed by E and M. The least-used first letter was U.
The most popular girl names per letter were…
A-names (over 273,100 baby girls): Amelia, Ava, Abigail, Avery, Aria, Aurora B-names (over 49,300): Brooklyn, Bella, Brielle, Blakely, Bailey, Brianna C-names (over 93,100): Charlotte, Camila, Chloe, Claire, Caroline, Cora D-names (over 40,300): Delilah, Daisy, Diana, Daniela, Delaney, Dakota E-names (over 155,300): Emma, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Ella, Emily F-names (over 16,500): Freya, Faith, Finley, Fiona, Fatima, Frances G-names (over 42,900): Gianna, Grace, Genesis, Gabriella, Genevieve, Georgia H-names (over 54,900): Harper, Hazel, Hannah, Hailey, Hadley, Harmony I-names (over 44,100): Isabella, Isla, Ivy, Iris, Isabelle, Isabel J-names (over 73,500): Josephine, Jade, Julia, Josie, Juniper, Jasmine K-names (over 89,100): Kinsley, Kennedy, Kaylee, Kehlani, Katherine, Kylie L-names (over 115,300): Luna, Layla, Lily, Leah, Lucy, Lillian M-names (over 143,500): Mia, Mila, Madison, Maya, Madelyn, Madeline N-names (over 58,800): Nora, Nova, Naomi, Natalie, Natalia, Nevaeh O-names (over 30,200): Olivia, Olive, Oakley, Oaklynn, Octavia, Ophelia P-names (over 37,600): Penelope, Paisley, Piper, Peyton, Parker, Presley Q-names (over 4,100): Quinn, Quincy, Queen, Quinley, Quetzalli, Quinnley R-names (over 74,800): Riley, Ruby, Rylee, Raelynn, Rose, Remi S-names (over 116,400): Sophia, Sofia, Scarlett, Stella, Savannah, Skylar T-names (over 24,200): Taylor, Teagan, Trinity, Tatum, Tessa, Talia U-names (over 600): Unique, Uma, Ulani, Una, Unknown, Unity V-names (over 32,400): Violet, Victoria, Valentina, Vivian, Valerie, Valeria W-names (over 14,700): Willow, Wren, Winter, Wynter, Willa, Wrenley X-names (over 4,500): Ximena, Xiomara, Xyla, Xena, Xochitl, Xitlali Y-names (over 7,600): Yaretzi, Yara, Yareli, Yasmin, Yamileth, Yuna Z-names (over 29,100): Zoey, Zoe, Zuri, Zara, Zariah, Zelda Top first letters for boy names: J, A, L
For baby boys, the most-used first letter was J, followed by A and L. The least-used first letter was U.
The most popular boy names per letter were…
A-names (over 178,600 baby boys): Alexander, Asher, Aiden, Anthony, Andrew, Adrian B-names (over 86,600): Benjamin, Brooks, Bennett, Beau, Bryson, Brayden C-names (over 123,000): Carter, Charles, Caleb, Christopher, Cameron, Cooper D-names (over 85,000): Daniel, David, Dylan, Dominic, Declan, Damian E-names (over 108,700): Elijah, Ethan, Ezra, Elias, Ezekiel, Eli F-names (over 20,500): Finn, Felix, Finley, Francisco, Fernando, Finnegan G-names (over 53,500): Grayson, Gabriel, Greyson, Gael, Giovanni, George H-names (over 50,000): Henry, Hudson, Hunter, Harrison, Hayden, Hayes I-names (over 31,500): Isaac, Isaiah, Ian, Ivan, Israel, Ismael J-names (over 202,800): James, Jack, Jackson, Jacob, John, Joseph K-names (over 93,400): Kai, Kayden, Kingston, Kaiden, Kevin, King L-names (over 133,400): Liam, Lucas, Levi, Logan, Leo, Luke M-names (over 126,700): Mateo, Michael, Mason, Matthew, Maverick, Miles N-names (over 57,400): Noah, Nathan, Nolan, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Nicolas O-names (over 38,800): Oliver, Owen, Oscar, Omar, Orion, Odin P-names (over 23,700): Parker, Patrick, Peter, Preston, Phoenix, Paxton Q-names (over 3,100): Quinn, Quentin, Quincy, Quinton, Quintin, Quinten R-names (over 82,800): Ryan, Roman, Robert, Rowan, River, Ryder S-names (over 70,300): Sebastian, Samuel, Santiago, Silas, Sawyer, Steven T-names (over 59,200): Theodore, Thomas, Thiago, Theo, Tyler, Tucker U-names (over 2,500): Uriel, Uriah, Ulises, Ulysses, Uziel, Umar V-names (over 11,000): Vincent, Victor, Valentino, Vincenzo, Vicente, Vihaan W-names (over 49,100): William, Wyatt, Waylon, Wesley, Weston, Walker X-names (over 7,200): Xavier, Xander, Xzavier, Xavion, Xavien, Xavian Y-names (over 8,200): Yusuf, Yosef, Yehuda, Yousef, Yahir, Yisroel Z-names (over 26,900): Zion, Zachary, Zayden, Zane, Zayn, Zander
Which boy names decreased in usage the most from 2020 to 2021?
Here’s a table of the fastest-falling boy names of 2021. On the left are the top 25 decreases in terms of
absolute numbers of babies, and on the right are the top 25 decreases in terms of relative numbers of babies.
Rank Boy name Absolute fall Boy name Relative fall 1 Mason -1,035 Aldair -70% 2 Alexander -880 Vinson -64% 3 Jacob -860 Rishik -64% 4 Michael -742 Sylar -62% 5 Ethan -717 Kassian -62% 6 Matthew -685 Babyboy -62% 7 Connor -650 Adrain -61% 8 Ryan -613 Kiari -61% 9 Hunter -595 Princeston -60% 10 William -525 Graycen -58% 11 Joshua -509 Teagen -58% 12 Emmanuel -491 Mister -58% 13 Jaxson -489 Josyah -58% 14 Christian -487 Jaysean -57% 15 Colton -477 Janoah -57% 16 Andrew -466 Waseem -57% 17 Brayden -452 Shloime -57% 18 Jaxon -440 Siddhant -56% 19 Karter -434 Abdurahman -56% 20 Carson -430 Jabriel -56% 21 Elijah -428 Aran -56% 22 Benjamin -418 Januel -55% 23 Daniel -411 Dian -55% 24 Kobe -399 Trysten -55% 25 Carter -389 Greysin -55%
Kobe was 2020’s
largest absolute increase by a good margin. (The second name on that list, Theodore, broke into the top 10 in 2021.)
Here are the boy names that saw the steepest dives out of the data (i.e., to below 5 instances of usage) in 2021:
given to 26 babies in 2020: Burhanuddin given to 20 babies in 2020: Bader given to 18 babies in 2020: Hyatt, Reylan given to 17 babies in 2020: Abdelrahman given to 16 babies in 2020: Kymeir
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According to Jersey’s Superintendent Registrar, the most popular baby names of 2020 on the island of Jersey (located in the English Channel) were
Isabella and Lucas.
Below are Jersey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names for each of the last five years:
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 1 Olivia Olivia Sienna Olivia Isabella 2 Emily Mia Ava Ava Willow 3 Ava Poppy Amelia Amelia Emily 4 Mia Emily Mia Ella Eva 5 Sophie Grace Sophia Emilia Isla 6 Matilda Evie Luna Isla Sophie 7 Abigail Isabella Lilly Lily Alice 8 Maya Millie Charlotte Mia Sophia 9 Daisy Amelia Freya Isabella Ava 10 Ivy Ruby Emily Charlotte Hallie
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 1 Harry Charlie Leo Oliver Lucas 2 Oliver Henry Oliver Jack George 3 Noah Lucas Jacob Lucas William 4 Jack Oliver William Mason Henry 5 Leo Noah Noah Oscar Alfie 6 Ethan Edward Joshua Archie Oscar 7 Dylan Sebastian Charlie George Archie 8 Theo Jacob Henry Alfie Oliver 9 Joshua Isaac Logan Arthur Noah 10 James Archie Jack Benjamin Liam
A total of 863 babies (419 females and 444 males) were born on the island in 2020.
2020 Superintendent Registrar Annual Statement [PDF], Isabella And Lucas Lead Baby Names List, REVEALED: Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2020
According to the Government of South Australia, the most popular baby names in the state last year were
Charlotte and Oliver.
Here are South Australia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2020:
Charlotte, 118 baby girls Olivia, 103 Amelia, 99 Ava, 96 Isla, 94 Grace, 83 Ella, 79 Harper, 75 Willow, 67 Ivy, 66
Oliver, 147 baby boys Henry, 116 Noah, 107 Leo, 106 (tie) William, 106 (tie) Charlie, 101 Jack, 85 Lucas, 80 James, 78 Elijah, 77
In the girls’ top 10, Ella and Harper replaced Sophie and Mia.
In the boys’ top 10, Lucas, James, and Elijah replaced Oscar, Harvey, and Mason.
2019, the top two names in SA were also Charlotte and Oliver.
Popular Baby Names – Data.SA