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"We do what we must, and call it by the best names."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Baby girl names, popularity!

Names to avoid which are increasing in popularity.
There are plenty of names which haven't yet became very popular, but rising in popularity in an alarming way. Which means the unique name you choose this year, might be commonly used in a year or two.
Top 250 are generally ones to steer clear from!

Names to watch out for:
Ayla, currently number 264 on popularity lists, but increased by 197% in the last year!
Mila, currently 749 on the list, but increased by 158% in a year.
Charlie, no. 761, increased by 152%
Sherlyn, no. 362, increased by 139%
Briley, no.960, increased by 124%
Jaylen, no.959, increased by 100%.
Lorelei, no.740, increased by 100%
Scarlett, no.297, increased by 95%
Danica, no.352, increased by 91%
Dahlia, no. 988, increased by 83%
Lyla, no. 639, increased by 81%
London, no. 353, increased by 75%
Presley, no.348, increased by 65%
Amira, no. 571, increased by 65%
Shayla, no. 330, increased by 63%
Emerson, no. 305, increased by 58%
Kimora, no. 422, increased by 57%
Sanaa, no.607, increased by 56%
Violet, no. 261, increased by 51%

Other names to watch out for (don't need to avoid these just yet, but keep an eye out!):
Dulce
Mariam
Lola
Janelle
Arabella
Hadley
Barbara
Micah
Alessandra
Kaylen
Yareli
Quinn
Charlize
Annabella
Jazlyn
Rowan
Adeline
Camilla
Julissa
Penelope
Anahi
Selah
Keeley
Meredith
Cora
Pamela

Good news for parents who's little girls are named this:
Names which have decreased in popularity!
Carol, down 59% to 968 (Safe to use!)
Katrina, down 35% to 382
Annalise, down 28% to 589 (Use with caution!)
Maribelle, down 28% to 803
(Safe to use!)
Sylvia down 27% to 524 (Use with caution!)
Denise, down 27% to 379
Tara, down 26% to 463
Skye, down 25% to 433
Paris, down 25% to 260

Other names which have fallen from 24-10%
Celina
(Safe to use!)
Paulina
Lacey
Zaria
(Use with caution!)
Carly
Mariella
(Safe to use!)
Dylan (Use with caution!)
Lorena (Use with caution!)
Dominique (Use with caution!)
Larissa (Use with caution!)
Kirsten (Use with caution!)
Tess
Elaine
(Use with caution!)
Gina (Use with caution!)
Celeste
Christa
(Safe to use!)
Lizbeth
India
(Use with caution!)
Tina (Safe to use!)
Brenda
Julianne
(Safe to use!)
Justine (Safe to use!)
Marie (Use with caution!)
Casey
Shea
(Safe to use!)
Colleen (Safe to use!)
Monique (Use with caution!)
Teresa (Use with caution!)
Shannon
Asia
Tori
Sandra
Liberty
(Use with caution!)
Patricia
Nicolette
(Safe to use!)
Mercedes
Brittany
Natasha
Cindy
Aileen
(Use with caution!)
Gwendolyn (Use with caution!)
Macy
Tabitha
(Use with caution!)
Sage
Alize
(Safe to use!)

Girl name virgins- names appearing for the first time .
Names which didn't appear the year before. Also, names to avoid or keep your eye on from debuting high.

Akira
Beatrice
Betsy (keep your eye on this one, debuted at 743)
Braylen
Bree
Cherish
Evangeline
(keep your eye on this one, debuted at 597)
Kinley
Lilia
Luciana
Mackinley
Montana
Noelia
Paisley
Raine
Rihanna
(keep your eye on this one, debuted at 528)
Sanai
Sariah
Shakira
Sheila

Names which have fallen out of popularity.
Names that are now safe to use!
Antonia
Arlene
Ashton
Astrid
Candace
Delia
Drew
Ebony
Felicia
Graciela
Ireland
Jana
Jolette
Katerina
Livia
Mandy
Maryjane
Nicky
Samira
Sandy

Cute finds out of the top 500:
Ada
Elaine
Lucille
Tess
Gracelyn
Emery
Frances
Amelie
Elsa
Belinda
Corinne
Joyce
Zara
Angeline
Anais
Elsie
Adelaide

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think the name calloway is cute
for a little girl

Kelsey said...

That is an adorable name. I really like the name Aaralyn

Lealani said...

Thanks for a different approach to baby names. I appreciate the variety found on your blog. You steer away from the too common names, which is refreshing for an expectant mom who wants to keep away from the "Top 10" names. You wouldn't believe how many Emmas, Avas, Maddys, and Sophias I know. Actually, you might believe it. It's also interesting to see how names wane and wax in popularity. I've enjoyed seeing some of the older classics coming back, names that people know and can pronounce and spell (an undervalued luxury, yet one that I never had). Penelope and Beatrice give off some fresh vibes and would be easy to make into nicknames.