How popular is the baby name Pepper 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 Pepper.
The city of College Station, home of Texas A&M University (the state’s first public institution of higher education), is located in east-central Texas.
Last year, College Station welcomed 3,856 babies — 1,932 girls and 1,924 boys.
What were the most popular names among these babies? Evelynn and Noah.
Here are College Station’s top 3 girl names and top 3 boy names of 2022:
- Evelynn, 21 baby girls
- Camila, 20
- Ava, 18
- Noah, 20 baby boys
- Daniel & Liam (tie), 18 each
- Benjamin, 15
I’m curious about Evelynn being the top girl name, because the traditional spelling, Evelyn, tends to be much more popular. Could “Evelynn” be a typo…?
Hadley wasn’t in the girls’ top 3, but it was the name of the first baby born in College Station in 2022.
Finally, here are some of the interesting first-middle combos bestowed in the city last year:
- Girls: Galilea Ninive, Magnolia Truth, Italia Grecia, Saylor Arrow, Pepper Joe
- Boys: Dodger John, Rowdy Randermann, Kratos Despereaux, Rhythm Ritesh, Riggins Joe
In 2021, the top names in College Station were Adalyn/Olivia/Sophia (a three-way tie) and Liam.
Source: Back by popular demand, here are the most popular local baby names (and our favorites) of 2022
Nature is waking up again! Let’s celebrate by checking out which nature names are the most popular for baby girls right now. Ironically the top 50 list below includes all the seasons except for “Spring,” but it does feature lots of springtime things: flowers, birds, trees…
For this list I stuck to names that are also correctly spelled English words. This means that I skipped names that are non-English words (like Stella and Luna) and alternative spellings of words (like Brooke and Briar). I should also mention that several of the above (including Rowan, Robin, and Clementine) do have more than one etymology to choose from.
Here are links to the popularity graphs:
Which nature name(s) do you like best?
P.S. Nature names that didn’t quite make the top 50 included Stormy, Zinnia, Sandy, and Acacia.
Which baby names are the most disproportionately popular in each U.S. state?
Name blog Republic of Names has your answer — a bunch of cool lists of the most distinctive baby names by state. Here are some highlights for about half of the states.
- Crimson – Crimson Tide is the University of Alabama football team.
- Denali – Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska is North America’s highest peak.
- Nizhoni – Nizhóní is a Navajo word meaning “it/he/she is pretty/beautiful.”
- Sedona – Sedona is a city in Arizona.
- Eztli – Eztli is a Nahuatl (Aztec) word meaning “blood.”
- Trindon – Trindon Holliday played pro football in Colorado.
- Kinnick – Kinnick Stadium is where the Iowa Hawkeyes football team plays.
- Marigny – Foubourg Marigny is a New Orleans neighborhood.
- Baxter – Baxter is a state park in Maine.
In North Carolina:
In North Dakota:
- Autzen – Autzen Stadium is where the Oregon Ducks football team plays.
- Avenir – Avenir is a French word meaning “future.” It’s also on the Washington state list below. In fact, nearly two-thirds of last year’s Avenirs were born on the west coast: 10 in Washington, 7 in California, 5 in Oregon. Anyone know why?
- Brazos – Brazos is a Spanish word meaning “arms.” The Brazos River in Texas was originally called Rio de los Brazos de Dios, or “River of the Arms of God.”
- Korver – Kyle Korver played pro basketball in Utah.
In Washington, D.C.:
In Washington (state):
- Avenir – see Oregon
In West Virginia:
See the original post for the rest. You might also be interested in checking out the “most regional” baby names in the US.
Update, 5/31/2018: Figured out Avenir!
We know what Victoria’s most popular baby names were last year, but what about the names that got rejected?
The Australian state gave a thumbs down to the following in 2013:
- Fireman Sam (a Welsh cartoon character)
- Honest Mary
- Glory Hallelujah New Covernant (sic)
- Princess Diana
- Wonderful Beautiful
Among the odd-but-approved baby names? Jazz, Pepper, Reef and Texan.
Source: Royalty and religion among Victoria’s banned baby names