Unisex Names of the 2014 Top 1000
There are 67 names in the 2014 Top 1000 that charted for both boys and girls. More if you count the ones that are spelled differently. It’s quite interesting to see which gender has taken over the name, as well as which names are given to a fairly close amount of boys and girls. Let’s take a look (name with the most babies is in bold)…
I have quite a few observations here…
- Of the 67 names, the boys control 33 and the girls control 34.
- Azariah has always been close, but while it started out controlled by the boys in 1972, the girls took over starting in 1998.
- Jordan is controlled by the boys and Jordyn is controlled by the girls.
- Cameron is controlled by the boys and Kamryn is controlled by the girls.
- Look how close Landry is! We’ll have to wait and see if the girls take over in 2015!
- Lennon has always been controlled by the boys, until now! 2014 marks the year that the girls take over the famous musician’s surname.
- Oakley is another name that could easily be taken over by the girls in the near future.
- The girls have comfortably taken over the Pa/eytons.
- While both spellings of Skylar/Skyler are controlled by the girls, more girls are given the Skylar spelling and more boys are given the Skyler spelling.
There are also several names in the Top 1000 that are basically the same name but spelled differently for boys versus girls. Here is what I found…
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on July 5th, 2015 at 11:55 pm
I think Lennon has turned more “Team Pink” as Lennon Stella’s (“Nashville”, Lennon & Maisie) career has grown. Love it for either gender and I’m usually not a fan of unisex names.
on July 6th, 2015 at 6:30 am
So glad that Logan is still largely all boy. Being a family name and atop my Top Ten, I prefer it on a boy, and see it as significantly masculine.
on July 6th, 2015 at 3:52 pm
any stats on the name LUCA?
on July 6th, 2015 at 9:58 pm
I guess this is the usual “yaaaaay girls are taking over boy names” that Nameberry loves to promote. But then not surprising given that the author is a Kelli.
on July 8th, 2015 at 4:10 am
Shame to see Finley being stolen by the girls, that name is all boy. Thankfully, I’ve never met a single girl with this name in the UK, the way it should be.
on July 9th, 2015 at 9:48 pm
I don’t like any of these names. I’ll stick with Araminta and Herbert, thanks!
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