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Last week, I highlighted the names in the Top 100 (historically) with the most letters. Today, I will list the shorter names...
Believe it or not, there have been two-letter names in the Top 100. For girls, Jo was in the Top 100 from 1933-1958 and for boys, Ed ranked from 1880-1898 and again in 1900. As for three-letter names, there have been several...
So, it turns out that "very short" names (those with 2 or 3 letters) are more rare on top than the longest names... on the girls side. Out of the 466 girl names that have been in the Top 100 since 1880, only 15 of them have been "very short" names (3%). However, on the boys side, there are slightly more "very short" names as there are "long"... out of the 352 boy names in the Top 100 since 1880, 22 of them have been "very short" names (6%).
Do you have a favorite short name? Has it ever made the Top 100?