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2014 Baby Names — The Other Top 100

Another American Mother’s Day weekend, another release of the Social Security Administration’s top 1000 baby names for the previous year, another slightly-off-topic post from me collating the “real” top 100 (combining spellings of soundalike names like Aiden and Aidan, which the Social Security list does not do, and which can result in some pretty dramatic reordering of the most popular names). You can also look at past lists for 2013 and 2012.

I’ll probably have a few more posts about names over the next week or so, including 1 or 2 that are more focused on “how these lists can work for writers.” In the meantime, enjoy!

Boys’ Names.

Name Combined spellings ranking Official ranking
Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson/Jaxen 1 17
Aiden/Ayden/Aidan/Aden/Adan/Aydin/Aaden/Aydan/Aidyn 2 14
Noah 3 1
Liam 4 2
Mason/Mayson/Maison 5 3
Jacob/Jakob/Jaycob 6 4
Jayden/Jaden/Jaiden/Jaydon/Jadon 7 15
William 8 5
Kayden/Kaiden/Kaden/Cayden/Caden/Caiden/Kaeden 9 90
Ethan 10 6
Michael/Micheal 11 7
Alexander/Alexzander 11 8
James 13 9
Elijah/Alijah 14 11
Daniel 15 10
Lucas/Lukas 16 18
Benjamin 17 12
Logan 18 13
Matthew/Mathew 19 16
Jace/Jase/Jayce/Jayse 20 68
Carter/Karter 21 27
David 22 18
Joseph 23 20
Caleb/Kaleb 24 35
Anthony 25 21
Dylan/Dillon/Dilan 26 29
Andrew 27 22
John/Jon 28 26
Christopher/Kristopher/Cristopher 29 30
Samuel 30 23
Gabriel 31 24
Joshua 32 25
Luke 33 28
Isaac/Issac 34 31
Christian/Cristian/Kristian 35 42
Landon/Landen/Landyn 36 43
Grayson/Greyson/Graysen 37 63
Connor/Conner/Conor/Konnor/Konner 38 52
Jonathan/Johnathan/Jonathon/Johnathon 39 44
Nicholas/Nicolas/Nikolas/Nickolas 40 57
Oliver 41 32
Henry 42 33
Cameron/Kameron/Camron/Kamron/Kamryn/Camren 43 53
Sebastian 44 34
Owen 45 36
Ryan 46 37
Nathan 47 38
Wyatt 48 39
Hunter 49 40
Jack 50 41
Brayden/Braden/Braydon/Braeden/Braiden 51 62
Jason/Jayceon/Jayson 52 75
Isaiah/Izaiah 53 48
Colton/Kolton/Colten/Kolten 54 65
Julian/Julien 55 47
Dominic/Dominick/Dominik/Dominique 56 69
Levi 57 45
Aaron/Aron 58 50
Eli 59 49
Thomas/Tomas 60 54
Charles 61 51
Josiah/Jasiah/Joziah 62 64
Jordan/Jordyn 63 55
Adrian/Adrien 64 59
Gavin/Gavyn 65 60
Jeremiah 66 56
Evan 67 58
Robert 68 61
Austin 69 66
Angel 70 67
Kevin 71 70
Brandon 72 71
Tyler 73 72
Eric/Erick/Erik 74 123
Parker 75 73
Ian/Ean 76 77
Carson/Karson 77 91
Zachary/Zackary 78 82
Chase/Chace 79 78
Jose 80 76
Damian/Damien 81 102
Xavier/Xzavier/Zavier 82 88
Miles/Myles 83 108
Adam 84 79
Camden/Kamden/Camdyn/Kamdyn 85 100
Bryan/Brian 86 148
Hudson 87 80
Nolan 88 81
Bentley/Bentlee 89 89
Easton 90 83
Blake 91 84
Cooper 92 86
Lincoln 93 87
Nathaniel/Nathanael 94 94
Tristan/Tristen/Triston 95 100
Brody/Brodie 96 92
Colin/Collin 97 140
Mateo/Matteo 98 106
Asher 99 93
Steven/Stephen 100 144

Girls’ Names.

Name Combined spellings ranking Official ranking
Sophia/Sofia 1 3
Olivia/Alivia/Alyvia 2 2
Emma 3 1
Ava/Eva/Avah/Ayva 4 5
Isabella/Izabella/Isabela 5 4
Emily/Emely/Emilee/Emilie/Emmalee 6 7
Mia/Miah 7 6
Zoey/Zoe/Zoie 8 22
Aubrey/Aubree/Aubrie/Aubri 9 20
Madison/Maddison/Madisyn/Madyson 10 9
Abigail/Abbigail 11 8
Madelyn/Madeline/Madeleine/Madilyn/Madelynn/Madilynn/Madalynn 11 59
Chloe/Khloe 13 18
Ariana/Arianna/Aryanna/Aryana 14 37
Layla/Laila/Leila/Laylah/Leyla/Lailah 15 29
Amelia/Emilia/Emelia 16 15
Avery/Averie/Averi 17 13
Riley/Rylee/Ryleigh/Rylie 18 47
Charlotte 19 10
Evelyn/Evelynn/Evalyn/Avalynn 20 16
Elizabeth/Elisabeth 21 14
Lily/Lilly/Lillie 22 27
Adalynn/Adalyn/Adelyn/Adeline/Adelynn/Addilyn/Addilynn 23 128
Harper 24 11
Kaylee/Kali/Kayleigh/Kailey/Kaylie/Caylee/Kailee/Kaleigh 25 52
Brooklyn/Brooklynn 26 26
Natalie/Nathalie/Nataly/Nathaly/Natalee 27 23
Ella 28 17
Aria/Arya/Ariah/Ariya/Ariyah 29 31
Hailey/Haley/Haylee/Hayley/Hallie/Halle/Hailee 30 51
Addison/Addyson/Addisyn 31 24
Allison/Alison/Allyson/Alyson/Alisson 32 38
Aaliyah/Aliyah/Aleah/Alia/Aliya 33 45
Mackenzie/Mckenzie/Makenzie 34 69
Victoria 35 19
Grace 36 21
Hannah/Hanna/Hana 37 28
Lillian/Lilian 38 25
Leah/Lia/Leia/Lea 39 35
Maya/Mya/Maia/Myah/Miya 40 74
Peyton/Payton/Paityn 41 56
Anna/Ana 42 34
Scarlett/Scarlet/Scarlette 43 30
Elena/Alaina/Alayna/Elaina 44 121
Kylie/Kylee/Kyleigh/Kiley 45 73
Camila/Camilla/Kamila 46 41
Nora/Norah 47 49
Katherine/Catherine/Kathryn 48 82
Sarah/Sara 49 50
Gabriella/Gabriela 50 43
Annabelle/Annabel/Anabelle/Anabel/Annabell 51 57
Savannah/Savanna 52 39
Kaitlyn/Katelyn/Caitlyn/Caitlin/Katelynn/Kaitlynn 53 158
Skylar/Skyler 54 48
Samantha 55 33
Lyla/Lila/Lilah/Lylah 56 140
Audrey 57 36
Liliana/Lilliana/Lilyana/Lilianna/Lillianna/Lilyanna 58 119
Paisley/Paislee 59 53
Claire/Clare 60 44
Isabelle/Isabel 61 96
London/Londyn 62 93
Brianna/Briana/Breanna/Bryanna 63 85
Kennedy/Kennedi 64 54
Makayla/Mikayla/Michaela/Mikaela/McKayla 65 123
Penelope 66 42
Alyssa/Elisa/Alissa/Alisa 67 76
Eliana/Elliana/Elianna/Aliana/Iliana 68 117
Jasmine/Jazmin/Jazmine/Jasmin 69 100
Mila/Myla 70 72
Sadie 71 46
Juliana/Julianna/Giuliana 72 157
Ellie 73 55
Melanie/Melany 74 79
Bailey/Baylee/Bailee 75 104
Vivian/Vivienne 76 98
Caroline 77 58
Serenity 78 60
Lucy 79 62
Alexa 80 63
Alexis 81 64
Nevaeh 81 64
Stella 83 66
Jordyn/Jordan/Jordynn 84 127
Violet 85 67
Genesis 86 68
Charlie/Charlee/Charley/Charleigh/Charli 87 229
Piper/Pyper 88 75
Bella 89 70
Autumn 90 71
Reagan/Raegan 91 106
Callie/Cali/Kallie 92 186
Jocelyn/Joselyn/Joslyn/Jocelynn 93 114
Taylor 94 77
Eleanor 95 78
Naomi 96 80
Lauren/Lauryn 97 94
Faith 98 81
Lydia 99 84
Hadley/Hadleigh/Hadlee 100 99
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  1. It’s interesting how a few of the top girls names are place names – Londyn and Brooklyn for instance.

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    • The place name trend has been going for quite a while, actually, especially for girls (think Madison, Sierra, Savannah ;)) It meshes well with a few other trends that are very popular right now, including the adoption of WASPy surnames as first names and the use of “boys’ names” or androgynous names for girls.

      Side note, can you tell I did my dissertation on this topic? Two years later and I can still rattle that off without even looking.

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