Friday, May 15, 2015

2014 Top 1000 Analysis


Last week, I went over the changes in the Top 100 and now that I've had more time I'm going to analyze the Top 1000! Here are some numbers and observations for your pleasure!

Note: According to the SSA website, the Top 1000 represents about 74% of all names for U.S. births in 2014.

New to the Top 1000 with rank and change in numbers:

BOYS                                                 GIRLS
783 Bode +178 607 Aranza +439
850 Axl +152 571 Montserrat +325
898 Coen +87 591 Monserrat +290
852 Finnley +83 658 Maisie +215
981 Bodie +81 685 Remington +170
863 Henrik +79 801 Ariadne +150
957 Anakin +75 776 Thea +146
846 Dariel +71 755 Khaleesi +125
951 Dash +64 892 Zendaya +123
871 Graysen +64 849 Jessa +119
883 Ford +63 778 Naya +115
939 Vivaan +61 968 Karter +106
995 Reyansh +60 891 Holland +93
882 Dimitri +58 905 Anniston +92
874 Eliezer +57 944 Frida +87
992 Boden +56 950 Ayva +83
893 Leighton +56 866 Bonnie +79
879 Agustin +53 838 Collins +79
988 Maddux +52 948 Avalynn +77
903 Chevy +49 918 Kinslee +77
953 Khalid +49 875 Hadleigh +74
897 Anton +48 985 Rosalyn +73
984 Kylen +48 993 Cordelia +65
959 Emmet +44 961 Julieta +65
974 Jayvion +39 934 Reina +62
982 Brayson +38 956 Remy +60
958 Baylor +36 951 Stevie +60
935 Gordon +36 954 Azariah +59
991 Ayan +34 943 Clementine +57
976 Koen +34 907 Emmeline +56
1000 Rylen +34 921 Addilynn +55
975 Kaison +32 976 Magdalena +55
966 Damari +30 959 Milani +51
952 Eliseo +29 908 Faye +50
960 Judson +25 936 Alisa +49
985 Yehuda +19 949 Dalia +46
987 Howard +15 920 Aubriella +42
998 Leif +11 958 Mattie +37
941 Noa +37
989 Aanya +36
981 Landry +36
982 Aya +33
995 Nala +31
974 Pyper +31
975 Antonia +29
967 Riya +27
973 Louisa +26
997 Cambria +17
999 Kaelynn +14


Dropped from the Top 1000 with change in numbers:

BOYS                     GIRLS
Damion -79 Britney -99
Isiah -77 Kaya -97
Bently -77 Karly -75
Xavi -51 Rihanna -60
Juelz -50 Carley -59
Deegan -44 Nahla -58
Sidney -43 Regan -56
Krish -41 Karissa -55
Corban -38 Kaylyn -54
Tristin -34 Kyndall -53
Cortez -34 Belinda -53
Yair -31 Makena -52
Izayah -31 Luz -52
Aditya -30 Audrianna -52
Jorden -29 Aleigha -52
Jamar -29 Deanna -50
Davon -28 Kourtney -47
Todd -26 Giavanna -47
Jaylin -24 Araceli -47
Demarcus -23 Saniya -46
Yadiel -22 Gwyneth -45
Camryn -22 Roxanne -44
Brendon -22 Campbell -44
Deon -21 Krystal -40
Leroy -20 Lillyana -38
Denzel -20 Giada -35
Antoine -19 Karis -34
Dangelo -16 Charlize -33
Brysen -14 India -32
Graeme -13 Destinee -31
Gilberto -13 Kaylen -30
Garrison -6 Haleigh -29
Jakobe -4 Jurnee -28
Pierre -3 Shannon -21
Tyrell -2 Tess -17
Brenton -2 Charity -14
Immanuel +1 Ali -14
Branden +2 Rayne -12
Dalilah -12
Sarahi -10
Ayana -10
Cristina -9
Karma -7
Lyra -2
Devyn -2
Avalyn -1
Princess 0
Bayleigh +3
Jayde +6


Top Movers Up with change in numbers and (2014 Rank):

BOYS GIRLS
1. Oliver +2116 (#32) 1. Olivia +1308 (#2)
2. Sebastian +1707 (#34) 2. Harper +1296 (#11)
3. Logan +1256 (#13) 3. Nora +1206 (#49)
4. Carter +1045 (#27) 4. Ariana +1065 (#37)
5. Grayson +996 (#63) 5. Evelyn +1045 (#16)
6. Noah +965 (#1) 6. Everly +1042 (#178)
7. Karter +929 (#194) 7. Daleyza +976 (#227)
8. Luke +885 (#28) 8. Skylar +957 (#48)
9. James +799 (#9) 9. Scarlett +918 (#30)
10. Theodore +778 (#126) 10. Paisley +878 (#53)


Top Movers Down with change in numbers and (2014 Rank):

BOYS GIRLS
1. Jayden -1834 (#15) 1. Sophia -2657 (#3)
2. Jacob -1360 (#4) 2. Nicole -827 (#129)
3. Joshua -997 (#25) 3. Samantha -810 (#33)
4. Christian -905 (#42) 4. Addison -762 (#24)
5. Brayden -873 (#62) 5. Hannah -748 (#28)
6. Justin -858 (#96) 6. Makayla -711 (#123)
7. Tyler -833 (#72) 7. Isabella -623 (#4)
8. Jase -826 (#105) 8. Alexia -607 (#270)
9. Ryan -824 (#37) 9. Kaylee -588 (#52)
10. Gavin -820 (#60) 10. Alexis -607 (#64)


The Increase of Presidential Names

Not only are Carter #4 and Karter #7 on the list of Top Movers Up, but Theodore is #10 (+778), Lincoln is #11 (+761), and Harrison is #12 (+682). Other classic names related to presidents are also increasing: James is #9 (+799), Henry is #21 (+503), and George is #27 (+449). Kennedy was 27th on the list of Top Movers Up for girls (+510). Further down the list of boys are Grant at #82 (+210), Walker at #88 (+200) and Abraham at #125 (+142). Arthur added +114, Franklin +101, Hayes + 82, Wilson +69, Nixon +37, Jefferson +20, and both Clinton and Pierce +9. And most excitingly, Ford made a big move entering the Top 1000, for the first time since 1951, with an increase of +63! For the girls, Mckinley added +60 and Monroe stayed even. On the downside, Tyler took a huge hit (-833) as did Jackson (-432), Taylor (-132) and Reagan (-4) on the boy's side, while Taylor fell by -343, Madison by -318 and Reagan by -151 on the girl's side.


Where Have All the -aiden's Gone?

As Abby noted in her great analysis of the 2014 list, names rhyming with Aiden are decreasing. I noticed this in my research as well, so I thought I would show the numbers (as I love to do). Here is a list of all the -aiden names in the Top 1000 separated into columns of those that went up and those that went down:

UP                           DOWN
Kayden +280 Jayden -1834
Kaiden +155 Brayden -873
Zayden +106 Ayden -468
Raiden +89 Aidan -390
Rayden +66 Cayden -341
Caiden +56 Jaden -340
Aaden +34 Aiden -279
Aidyn +8 Jaiden -206
Jadon +7 Caden -179

Kaden -177
Hayden -100
Braden -72
Braydon -63
Braeden -45
Jaydon -39
Adan -38
Braiden -24
Aydan -12
Zaiden -11
Aydin -9

There are twice as many names decreasing as there are increasing. For the most part, the newer names Kayden, Zayden and Rayden are still increasing, while Jayden, Brayden, Hayden, and Aiden are decreasing. But the most telling thing is the total amount of increase and decrease. The nine names that increased produced a rise in 801 babies named an -aiden name, while the twenty names that decreased were reduced by a total of 5,500. So, there were 4,699 less babies with -aiden names in 2014 than there were in 2013.


Other Interesting Tidbits
  • Only one boy separates Philip from Phillip. And for the first time since 1960, Philip is the more popular spelling! Philip went up 25 boys from 2013 to 2014, while Phillip went down 71 boys.
  • Paisley and Paislee are two of the top 30 movers up (Paisley is the #10 Mover and Paislee is the #28).
  • Emerson and Emersyn both increased by 147 girls (Emerson to 1,670 and Emersyn to 742).
  • Ariana and Arianna are only 3 spots away from each other on the 2014 Top 1000 chart. Ariana is #37 and Arianna is #40. In 2013, Arianna was #44 and Ariana was #54, so not only did they both rise, but Ariana became the more popular spelling.
  • Valeria is ranked #175 and Valerie is ranked #176 with only 11 girls separating them. Valeria is on the rise, while Valerie is on its way down.
  • Only 37 girls separate Montserrat and Monserrat, which were two of the highest debuted girl names of 2014. 


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