Watch out! Names which are increasing in popularity like wild-fire!
Names which are in the top 250 should generally be avoided. These names will often only grow in popularity which will most often result in your child be the third person in their class with the same name! Definitely something to avoid.
There are also names which aren't yet very popular, but are increasing in popularity at alarming rates, so while the name might be very popular yet, in a year or two it may be very trendy and you're left with a very common name which you can't change.
Ones to avoid:
Cash, increased by 156% to no. 378
Leland, increased by 145% to no.342
Talan, increased by 143% to no. 309
Lincoln, increased by 120% to no. 300
Cohen, increased by 81% to no. 415
Cason, increased by 77% to no. 753
Ronan, increased by 60% to no. 598
Nash, increased by 54% to no.742
Anderson, increased by 53% to no. 399
Jordy, increased by 52% to no. 677
Brock, increased by 44% to no. 261
Joaquin, increased by 44%, to no. 286
Brodie, increased by 41% to no. 442
Eddie, increased by 41% to no. 395
Gideon, increased by 40% to no. 591
Tristian, increased by 38% to no. 729
Deacon, increased by 38% to no. 687
Porter, increased by 37% to no. 476
Moses, increased to 36% to no. 445
Dane, increased by 36% to no. 393
Ryker, increased by 32% to no. 624
Ari, increased by 32% to no.634
Finn, increased by 32% to no. 456
Maxim, increased by 32% to no. 852
Everett, increased by 31% to no. 451
Clark, increased by 31% to no. 696
Finnegan, increased by 30% to no. 779
Branson, increased by 29% to no. 862
Paxton, increased by 28% to no. 777
Phoenix, increased by 28% to no. 423
Darwin, increased by 27% to no.772
Waylon, increased by 27% to no.547
Good news for parents who's sons are named this!
Names which have fallen in popularity.. and may be safe to use with caution. Keep your eye on them! Names which can be considered for use are marked.
Jaron, decreased by 45% to no. 819 (Safe to use!)
Colby, decreased by 36% to no. 271
Kale, decreased by 33% to no. 766 (Safe to use!)
Johnpaul, decreased by 28% to no. 979 (Safe to use!)
Bailey, decreased by 23% to no. 635 (Use with caution!)
Damon, decreased by 23% to no. 386
Brett, decreased by 22% to no. 304
Darren, decreased by 21% to no. 361
Lance, decreased by 21% to no. 321
Darrell, decreased by 20% to no. 597 (Use with caution!)
Other fallings in popularity from 17-10%
Clarence (Safe to use!)
Clinton (Safe to use!)
Jarrett (Use with caution!)
Reagan (Safe to use!)
Rory (Safe to use!)
Bernard (Safe to use!)
Dale (Use with caution!)
Harry (Use with caution!)
Carlo (Safe to use!)
Name Virgins ~ Baby boy names appearing on the list for the first time!
Names which are appearing for the first time, or haven't appeared in previous years. Also names which might need to be avoided for appearing so high.
Names which have fallen out of popularity.
Good news for parents of sons with these names, and names which can now be used!
Cute finds outside the top 500!
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