Thursday, January 31, 2013

Names on the Cusp - Boys

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We ventured into the realm of fortune-telling with my previous post, and as promised, here are the boy names!

BOYS - #1000 in 2011 was Ethen with 192 boys given the name. There were two other boy names with the same amount of births, Nigel and Yair, that were left off the list due to its initial's lower place in the alphabet. Here are the names of interest from the next 100 names after the Top 1000 (excluding any spelling variations):

#1003 Addison 191
#1004 Oakley 191
#1005 Slade 191
#1008 Carlo 190
#1009 Clarence 190
#1010 Dariel 190
#1011 Humberto 190
#1012 Neymar 190
#1013 Nikhil 190
#1014 Anton 189
#1016 Taj 189
#1017 Aarush 188
#1018 Boden 188
#1019 Yousef 188
#1020 Kenyon 187
#1021 Thiago 187
#1022 Destin 186
#1023 Rocky 185
#1024 Jaquan 184
#1025 Jericho 184
#1026 Kyree 184
#1027 Leroy 184
#1028 Siddharth 184
#1032 Leif 183
#1034 Gordon 182
#1035 Yisroel 182
#1036 Jarrett 181
#1038 Marley 181
#1039 Truman 181
#1042 Adolfo 180
#1043 Antwan 180
#1044 Mack 180
#1045 Titan 180
#1048 Briggs 178
#1049 Daylen 178
#1052 Lachlan 178
#1053 Ulysses 178
#1054 Colson 177
#1057 Elmer 177
#1058 Yael 177
#1060 Reynaldo 176
#1062 Josh 175
#1063 Langston 175
#1065 Brayson 174
#1068 Jovan 174
#1071 Sheldon 174
#1072 Zavion 174
#1075 Armaan 172
#1076 Gerard 172
#1077 Menachem 172
#1081 Briar 170
#1083 Gino 170
#1084 Kalel 170
#1085 Mordechai 170
#1086 Pranav 170
#1088 Ephraim 169
#1090 Lamont 169
#1092 Bernard 168
#1096 Kelton 168
#1097 Tayden 168
#1098 Coby 167
#1099 Stone 167
#1100 Bailey 166
#1101 Eliezer 166

Six names I think have a chance to appear in 2012's Top 1000:

Oakley - Of course it's easy to say that the name only 1 birth away from making the Top 1000 will make it the next year, but Oakley is making headway of late for both boys and girls. Oakley's numbers jumped by over 50 births between 2010 and 2011; it will be interesting to see if it jumps again.

Thiago - I have already written about how much I love this name. It is a variant of James and popular in Argentina and Brazil. We'll see if Thiago can break into the Top 1000 in the United States.

Boden - Add -en to Bodhi and you have Boden. It is a surname with several roots as well as a clothing shop based in the UK. Boden is a fresh take on the popular "ends with -en" name and could very well rise up into the ranks.

Jericho - Want a Biblical name with a little bite? The TV show of the same name could also have created some fans who choose the name out of loyalty, but Jericho itself is a strong name that I would love to see in the Top 1000.

Lachlan - A Scottish name that is due, especially in a world of Lucases and Landons. Even Declan and Kellen, which are similar in feel, are making waves. It's popular in the UK and Australia, and it is about time Lachlan makes similar noise in the US.

Colson - For those who like Cole or Colton but want something less common, or for those who want to honor a family member named Cole or even Nicholas, this could be the option for you. Colson has made a few jumps over the past few years, and time will tell if it can make a bigger one to enter the Top 1000.

What names do you think will make their way into the Top 1000?

Thank you to Behind the Name and Nancy's Baby Names for a lot of the above information.



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2 comments:

  1. Kenyon and Truman are my favorites. But I associate Kenyon more with a girl because Kathleen Kenyon was one of my favorite archaeologists. I've thought about it as a middle name. I noticed Sheldon and I wonder if Sheldon and Leonard (and even Howard??) will become more popular because of The Big Bang Theory.

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