Friday, March 22, 2013

Scotland and US Similarities

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I have previously posted on the differences between the Top 100 lists in Scotland (2012) and in the United States (2011). Now let's look at the names that are on both lists! The names below are listed according to their rank in Scotland and their rank in the US is in parentheses.

1 Jack (45)
4 James (17)
5 Logan (20)
6 Daniel (10)
7 Ethan (7)
9 Alexander (8)
10 Oliver (78)
11 Max (96)
12 Tyler (38)
13 Aaron (50)
15 Adam (81)
18 Mason (2)
19 Ryan (25)
20 Liam (15)
20 Lucas (29)
22 Thomas (63)
25 Cameron (53)
27 Dylan (33)
28 Matthew (12)
31 Noah (5)
32 Connor (54)
32 Joshua (14)
34 Nathan (28)
35 Jacob (1)
36 Aiden (9)
38 William (3)
40 Jayden (4)
40 Luke (39)
42 Andrew (16)
44 Cole (94)
44 David (18)
47 Joseph (22)
48 Michael (6)
49 Samuel (26)
51 Benjamin (19)
52 John (27)
55 Owen (44)
60 Robert (61)
62 Caleb (32)
73 Evan (40)
76 Christopher (21)
78 Cooper (82)
81 Alex (95)
88 Isaac (35)
90 Blake (73)
97 Sebastian (68)

1 Sophie (51)
2 Emily (6)
3 Olivia (4)
4 Ava (5)
5 Lucy (72)
7 Lily (15)
9 Amelia (30)
10 Mia (9)
12 Eva (83)
13 Ellie (97)
14 Chloe (10)
16 Sophia (1)
17 Grace (16)
18 Emma (3)
19 Hannah (25)
24 Leah (29)
25 Ella (12)
28 Charlotte (27)
29 Brooke (86)
30 Layla (33)
32 Kayla (59)
33 Anna (38)
44 Molly (78)
46 Isabella (2)
47 Zoe (31)
52 Abigail (7)
54 Sarah (39)
55 Lauren (62)
56 Julia (57)
60 Madison (8)
60 Sofia (19)
73 Elizabeth (11)
81 Taylor (44)
85 Faith (71)
87 Alexis (26)
90 Bella (60)
94 Alyssa (37)
96 Maria (92)
96 Scarlett (80)
99 Alexandra (76)

I love seeing the more popular names in the US further down the ranks in Scotland (Jacob is #1 in the US and #35 in Scotland; Isabella is #2 in the US and #46 in Scotland) and vice versa (Jack is #1 in Scotland and #45 in the US; Lucy is #5 in Scotland and #71 in the US). It is also really interesting that Sophie is #1 in Scotland while Sophia is #1 in the US. Sophie is the French form of Sophia, but could also be considered a nickname for it. If you look at it the latter way, it is not surprising that Sophie tops Sophia in Scotland, as Scotland's Top 100 is full of nickname-names.

The largest discrepancy on the boy side is Max. Max ranks #11 in Scotland, but #96 in the US. On the girl side, the largest discrepancy is Ellie. Ellie ranks #13 in Scotland, but #97 in the US. Again, I think this is a nickname thing. The Scots tend to go for the name they will call their children and skip the longer version. This could also be seen in the rankings of Elizabeth: #73 in Scotland, but #11 in the US.

Thanks for visiting Scotland with me! Do you have any other observations about the comparison between the two countries' most popular names?

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