Category: baby name Finn
Biblical Simon is the name thatâ€™s risen furthest on the Nameberry list, up 43 places.Â The boysâ€™ names moving the most places up the ladder are:
Convinced there are no great names for boys?
Spend a few minutes on message boards and youâ€™ll hear the laments.Â â€śThere are so many girlsâ€™ names I love, but nothing feels right for our son.â€ťÂ â€śGirls keep stealing all of the good names!â€ť
This weekâ€™s baby name news proves that parents are discovering plenty of great names for boys.Â Thereâ€™s no need to choose anything as outlandish as Rebel or as obscure as Theodule to find a stand out name for your son.
You will have to do your homework.Â In a New York Daily News article announcing that Isabella and Jayden remained the top names in the Big Apple, one mom said that theyâ€™d landed on Jayden for their 2011 baby because they â€śwere trying to do something that was different.â€ť
Yesterday we did a rundown on the divide between the girlsâ€™ names that are stylish to the point whereÂ it feels likeÂ they must be popular and those that are actually, statistically widely used. Â It’s especially hard to distinguish when it comes to the names we see appearing so often in berry posts and blogs.
So here we do a similar analysis for the boys, with some similarly surprising results, especially when it comes toÂ those berry faves,…names such as Theo.Â Itâ€™s easy to be fooled if you live in a place where there are more Atticuses than Aidens inÂ your neighborhoodÂ playground.
Once again, the numbers in parentheses represent how many babies were given that name in the most recent U.S. Count.
On the boysâ€™ side of nameberryâ€™s Most Popular Names 2010, Henry edged out Finn to hang onto the Number 1 place that itâ€™s held for most of the year. If you count related names such as Finnian and Finnegan, however, the Finn family would be Number 1.
Nameberryâ€™s Most Popular Names 2010 list counts the number of times visitors to our site searched each name throughout the year, which we like to think gives the discerning baby namer an excellent insight into which names are attracting the most buzz. Our individual name pages received 4.5 million views in 2010, with top name Henry garnering nearly 10,000 searches.Â About two-thirds of our visitors are from the U.S., with another 20 percent from Canada, Australia, and the U.K.
None of our boysâ€™ Top 10 are on the national Top 10. The fashionable classic James is Number 11 on our list but only 18 on the U.S. popularity list.
Look here for our 2010 most popular names for girls.
Here are the Top 100 nameberry most popular names 2010 for boys:
As a result, naturally, there are fewer consonant-starters visible, some letters practically non-existent.Â One of these is F, with onlyÂ a single Â representative, Faith, in the top 100, and a grand total of nine girlsâ€™ names out of the whole list of top 1000.
If we look back a centuryâ€”testing the 100-year rule–it was a very different story, with 31 girlsâ€™ and 34 boysâ€™ names starting with this initial.Â Several of them were versions of the same name (variant spellings are nothing new!); for instance, Freda, Frieda, Freida and Freeda all made the listâ€”but not the current Kahlo-influenced Frida.Â Florenceâ€”no longer visible on todayâ€™s list–was represented in 1910 by Florance, Flora, Flossie, Flo, Florrie and Florene, and Frances (which hangs on at #802 today, with Francesca at 470) showed up in such variations as Fannie, Fanny, Francis, Francisca and Frankie, and there were three spellings of Fay/Faye/Fae.