Boys’ Names 2010: Most Popular So Far
There’s a new Number One boys’ name three-quarters of the way through the year. Finn beat out Henry to become the most popular of the boys’ names 2010, as the most-searched male name on nameberry for the nine months that just ended.
This is big news, not least because well-liked classic Henry got trumped by a quirky ethnic upstart. Of course, we’re talking most searched name here, not most used, and this is nameberry, where the patrons’ taste in names tends to be more sophisticated and distinctive than at your average baby-naming site.
Still, reaching Number One – not just for the third quarter, mind you, but for all of 2010 so far – is quite a distinction. So congratulations, Finn, and we’re sure we’ll be seeing you near the top of the official popularity lists one year soon.
The other major boy name trend evidenced here is the predominance of two-syllable names, with a full two-thirds of nameberry’s most popular boys’ names 2010 having two syllables and 17 more having (like Finn) just one.
In other news, these names are newcomers to nameberry’s Top 100 (boys' names 2010):
They replace these, which have fallen off the Top 100:
Satchel – we were gamed on that one
Xavier – which has been hovering around #100
Names moving up the ladder for the second time in a row include the following, which we now have officially on trend watch:
Names making the biggest leaps upward are:
And boys’ names making their second slide down the popularity list include the following, not surprising, for the most part, as they’re mostly classics or stylish names that may have passed their sell-by date:
Those falling the furthest are:
Nameberry’s full Top 100 Boys’ Names 2010 so far, with their status change for this count compared with their standing at the half year mark, are:
Liev back after an absence
Check out our trend predictions for 2011!