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  1. #1
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    How Popular Are They Really?

    For this game, I will be using the top 40 boys and girls names from the United States last year. You can use last year's list from your own country if you can find it with whatever cut-off number you wish. Basically, how many people do you really know with the name?

    Girls:
    Emma None I can think of. I do know a Kate who I always want to call Emma. She looks like an Emma.
    Olivia Two. One goes by Libby and one by Livi. One is my SO's sister.
    Ava None. My brother was almost an Ava, had he been a girl
    Sophia None, though I did know a cat named Sofia
    Isabella One, a cousin
    Mia One
    Charlotte One. She goes by Charli
    Abigail Can't think of any. I feel like I might have a cousin named it. Pretty sure I have two cousins named/nicknamed Abby/Abbie.
    Emily I can think of one on the top of my head
    Harper None
    Amelia One. I think this is another cousin's name. I'm not particularly close to that side of the famiy.
    Evelyn I think I know an Evelyn. I KNOW I also know an Evelin [not me]
    Elizabeth I can think of two, one goes by Liz the other by Beth. I know quite a few Betty's but I'm not sure if they're short for any thing.
    Sofia See Sophia
    MadisonI can think of two I attended high school with. I think they both went by Maddie
    Avery None
    Ella None, but I know of one
    Scarlett None
    Grace One, maybe two. I don't remember whether the second was actually named Grace or Gracie
    Chloe None
    Victoria One
    Riley Two boys and one female cat
    Aria None
    Lily I don't think I know a Lily
    Aubrey None
    Zoey I know a Zoe
    Penelope None
    Lillian I think I know one?
    Addison One
    Layla I feel like I might have meant one once
    Natalie None. I do know a Natalia though
    Camila None
    Hannah I know a Hanna [HAWN-uh] from Sweden and 2 Hannahs on the top of my head
    Brooklyn One
    Zoe See Zoey
    Nora None
    Leah I know a Leigha
    Savannah One Savannah and one Savana
    Audrey None
    Claire One


    NoahOne
    Liam None
    William Two I can think of. One went by Will.
    Mason Two. One is my brother
    James Two. One went by James and one by Jim. I probably know more.
    Benjamin None
    Jacob I have two cousins named Jacob. I think I know a third from high school.
    Michael I can think of four off the top of my head. One is a cat.
    Elijah None
    Ethan One
    Alexander Think I known multiple male Alex's but I'm not sure if they were Alexanders
    Oliver None
    Daniel Two. One went by Danny
    Lucas One.
    Matthew Two. I think one goes by Max
    Aiden Whatever amount of cousins I have with this name
    Jackson One. It was his middle name but he went by it
    Logan I think I've met one boy and one male dog
    David Two off the top of my head
    Joseph Two cousins named this
    Samuel One. My brother-in-law
    Henry One
    Owen One
    Sebastian one
    Gabriel None
    Carter None
    Jayden I can think of one Jayden and one Jaden
    John I can think of one Johnathan "Johnny" on the top of my head
    Luke None
    Anthony FOUR!
    Isaac None
    Dylan One
    Wyatt Too many... I'm not going to brother counting
    Andrew Maybe one
    Joshua None
    Christopher None
    Grayson None
    Jack One. The SO's brother and I think I also knew one as a child
    Julian None
    Ryan 4 male Ryans, one female Ryan, and one female Ryann pronunced Ryan. Those are just the ones I remember

    Edit: I do know a Layla [from high school] but their name is spelled Laila. I know two other Williams, both nn "Bill"
    Last edited by evelinrose; May 13th, 2017 at 10:58 AM.
    Arsinoë, 19
    Matilda Artemis Fawn & Gilbert Apollo Demetri
    Ellington Demetria Louise & Edmund Nathaniel Scipio
    Cleo Madeleine Sophie & Nico Arthur Alois
    Annabeth Humility Urtė & Perseus Matthew Ciel
    Cecily Violet Antigone & Misha Adrian Seth
    Ardith Thalia Jane & Alec Mercutio Foster
    Runa Charlotte Carter & Alfred Lionel Garrison
    Xanthe Meredith Aurora & Lovino Prosper Osiris
    Zadie Athena Clove & Lilith Minerva Primrose
    Bree Elizabeth Pepper & Katrina Persephone Margot

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
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    I live in Sweden so this is our top 40 from 2016

    Alice - My daughters name! She's turning 13 this summer and the name was not that popular
    back then.
    Lilly - I know one
    Maja - Same here, just one
    Elsa - I don't think I know anyone...
    Ella - One and she's Lilly's sister
    Alicia - I know two
    Olivia - Same here, two
    Julia - Maybe a hand full
    Ebba - No
    Wilma - Soooo many! Cousin's, friends, everyone seems to be called Wilma around here
    Saga - One
    Agnes - Same here, one
    Freja - No
    Alma - Same as Wilma! Really popular name among family and friends!
    Astrid - Another super popular name! My daughter's middle name and my grandma's first name.
    Ellie - Don't know anyone
    Molly - Know two
    Alva - Know one
    Ellen - Know a couple of Ellen
    Stella - I know a dog named Stella, does that count? LOL
    Clara - Know just one
    Linnea - Super popular name among friends and family so know a bunch!
    Emma - Another very popular name so lots of friends and family called Emma.
    Signe - Know one
    Isabelle - Think I know two
    Vera - My nickname! I also know two little girls named Vera
    Leah - No
    Emilia - Another popular name here so know a hand full
    Ester - No
    Sara - Know about a hand full here too
    Nova - Just one
    Inez - No
    Nellie - My daughter's best friend!
    Selma - I know one
    Sigrid - No
    Elise - No
    Sofia - I know about three or four I think
    Juni - No
    Elvira - No
    Elin - Elin is popular too so many girls with that name in my family and friends


    Oscar - Know about a hand full
    Lucas - Same here, a hand full
    William - I think I know three
    Liam - Very popular among friends and family so a bunch!
    Oliver - Two
    Hugo - Same here, two
    Alexander - Just one
    Elias - Just one
    Charlie - Just one boy (and a dog!)
    Noah - Just one
    Adam - Actually None
    Ludvig - Two
    Filip - One
    Adrian - Same here, one
    Axel - I think three or four
    Nils - Just one
    Alfred - No
    Leo - No
    Vincent - One
    Elliot - Same here, one
    Leon - No
    Arvid - One
    Harry - I know two
    Valter - No
    Isak - A bunch! It's also my son's name and it wasn't that popular when he was born 17 years
    ago
    Theodor - Just two
    Viktor - Sooo many!!
    Melvin - A handfull or so
    Edvin - No
    Benjamin - Just two
    Theo - No, just Theodore's
    Gustav - I know a hand full
    Emil - Mega popular so know more than I can count!
    Olle - Just one
    Mohamed - No
    Viggo - I know two
    Erik - Same here, two
    Albin - No
    Sixten - Just one
    Loui - No
    Isaac + Alice + Alvin
    auntie to Milia, Colin & Lovelia

  3. #5
    Join Date
    May 2017
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    UK
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    I'm in the UK, so using 2015 statistics... *sigh* This just reminds me how few people I know, tbh!

    Girls:
    AMELIA: 2. One goes by 'Millie'
    OLIVIA: 2. One goes by 'Liv'
    EMILY: 2.
    ISLA: None.
    AVA: None.
    ELLA: I know OF one, the cousin of a friend. But I've never met her.
    JESSICA: 1.
    ISABELLA: 1.
    MIA: 1.
    POPPY: None.
    SOPHIE: 2.
    SOPHIA: None.
    LILY: 2.
    GRACE: 1.
    EVIE: 1.
    SCARLETT: None.
    RUBY: 1.
    CHLOE: 2.
    ISABELLE: None.
    DAISY: 1.
    FREYA: 1.
    PHOEBE: 4.
    FLORENCE: None.
    ALICE: None.
    CHARLOTTE: 1.
    SIENNA: None.
    MATILDA: 1, but it's spelled 'Mathilda' so not sure if it counts.
    EVELYN: None.
    EVA: None.
    MILLIE: See 'Amelia'
    SOFIA: None.
    LUCY: None.
    ELSIE: 1.
    IMOGEN: None.
    LAYLA: None.
    ROSIE: 1.
    MAYA: None.
    ESME: None.
    ELIZABETH: 1. She goes by 'Libby'.
    LOLA: ... Does a dog count?


    Boys:
    OLIVER: 1.
    JACK: At least 3.
    HARRY: 2 or 3, I think.
    GEORGE: None.
    JACOB: 1.
    CHARLIE: None.
    NOAH: None.
    WILLIAM: 2.
    THOMAS: 1, my brother.
    OSCAR: None.
    JAMES: 2.
    MUHAMMAD: None.
    HENRY: None.
    ALFIE: ... Does a dog count?
    LEO: None.
    JOSHUA: 2.
    FREDDIE: None.
    ETHAN: None.
    ARCHIE: None.
    ISAAC: None.
    JOSEPH: 1.
    ALEXANDER: 2.
    SAMUEL: 1.
    DANIEL: 3.
    LOGAN: None.
    EDWARD: 1.
    LUCAS: None.
    MAX: None.
    MOHAMMED: None.
    BENJAMIN: 2.
    MASON: None.
    HARRISON: None.
    THEO: None.
    JAKE: 1.
    SEBASTIAN: None.
    FINLEY: None, but I know two 'Finlay's.
    ARTHUR: None.
    ADAM: 2.
    DYLAN: 1.
    RILEY: None.
    Livia: queer, feminist, student

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  4. #7
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    Northern Ireland
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    Top 50 boys' names of Ireland 2015

    Jack - 4
    James - 1
    Daniel - 1
    Conor - 4
    Sean - 7
    Adam - 3
    Noah - 1
    Michael - 3
    Charlie - 1
    Luke - 1
    Thomas - 1
    Oisin - 2
    Alex - 1
    Cian - 3
    Harry - 0
    Patrick - 4
    Dylan - 2
    Ryan - 5
    Fionn - 1
    Liam - 1
    Darragh - 1
    Cillian - 2
    David - 2
    Jamie - 2
    Jake - 1
    Aaron - 1
    Matthew - 2
    John - 6
    Ben - 1
    Finn - 1
    Oliver - 1
    Nathan - 2
    Tadgh - 1
    Kyle - 2
    Evan - 2
    Rian - 0
    Tom - 0
    Sam - 1
    Mason - 0
    Ethan - 3
    Samuel - 1
    Joseph - 2
    Callum - 5
    Max - 1
    Oscar - 1
    Alexander - 0
    Eoin - 2
    Joshua - 2
    Jacob - 0
    Bobby - 2

    Top 50 girls' names of Ireland 2015

    Emily - 5
    Emma- 3
    Ava - 2
    Sophie - 2
    Amelia - 0
    Ella - 1
    Lucy - 1
    Grace - 2
    Chloe - 8
    Mia - 1
    Lily - 1
    Hannah - 3
    Aoife - 4
    Anna - 2
    Olivia - 1
    Sarah - 6
    Kate - 2
    Saoirse - 3
    Lauren - 4
    Caoimhe - 3
    Sophia - 1
    Katie - 1
    Robyn - 2
    Ellie - 2
    Roisin - 2
    Isabelle - 1
    Ruby - 1
    Holly - 2
    Ciara - 2
    Zoe - 1
    Molly - 2
    Sadie - 0
    Freya - 0
    Leah - 2
    Fiadh - 0
    Amy - 2
    Cara - 3
    Jessica - 0
    Eva - 1
    Alice - 0
    Sofia - 1
    Niamh - 5 (not including myself)
    Rachel - 4
    Faye - 2
    Erin - 4
    Isabella - 0
    Layla - 0
    Eve - 1
    Laura - 4
    Clodagh - 1
    Last edited by niamh98; May 12th, 2017 at 02:35 PM.
    I am a 19 year old girl called Niamh Clare

    I am Irish and proud to be

    I love names...and thinking about future babies

    Nephew born May 18th 2017 - Kaiden Lochlan

    My Name List - https://nameberry.com/userlist/view/185371

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
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    Germany
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    Germany 2016:

    Mia - none
    Emma - I was mistaken for someone called this once, but no
    Sofia / Sophia - 4
    Hannah / Hanna - 2
    Emilia - 1
    Anna - 5
    Marie - 2
    Mila - none
    Lina - none
    Lea / Leah - 1
    Lena - 2
    Leonie - 1
    Amelie - 1
    Luisa / Louisa - 1
    Johanna - 2
    Emily / Emilie - do my ancestors count?
    Clara / Klara - 1
    Sophie / Sofie - 2
    Charlotte - 1, a teacher
    Lilly / Lilli - 3
    Lara - none
    Laura - 4
    Leni - none
    Nele / Neele - none
    Ella - 1, but only online
    Maja / Maya - none
    Mathilda / Matilda - none
    Ida - none
    Frieda / Frida - none
    Lia / Liah / Lya - none
    Greta - none
    Sarah / Sara - 2
    Lotta - none
    Pia - 1
    Julia - 4
    Melina - 1?
    Paula - 1 (+ 1 ginny pig )
    Alina - none
    Marlene - 1
    Elisa - 1

    Ben - none
    Paul - 3
    Jonas - 4
    Elias - none
    Leon - 1
    Finn / Fynn - none
    Noah - none
    Luis / Louis - 1
    Lukas / Lucas - 6
    Felix - 3
    Luca / Luka - 1
    Maximilian - 2
    Henry / Henri - none
    Max - 4
    Oskar / Oscar - 1
    Emil - 1
    Liam - none
    Jakob / Jacob - 5
    Moritz - 2
    Anton - none
    Julian - 2
    Theo - 1
    Niklas / Niclas - 2
    David - 2?
    Philipp - 5
    Alexander - 4
    Tim - 2
    Matteo - none
    Milan - none
    Leo - none?
    Tom - 2
    Mats / Mads - none
    Carl / Karl - 3
    Erik / Eric - 3
    Linus - none
    Jonathan - 1?
    Jan - 4
    Fabian - 3 (+twice as a surname)
    Leonard - 1
    Samuel - none

    pretty sure I forgot several though
    Last edited by wandarine; May 12th, 2017 at 04:30 PM. Reason: typo
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