Monday, May 18, 2015

Unisex Names of the 2014 Top 1000


There are 67 names in the 2014 Top 1000 that charted for both boys and girls. More if you count the ones that are spelled differently. It's quite interesting to see which gender has taken over the name, as well as which names are given to a fairly close amount of boys and girls. Let's take a look (name with the most babies is in bold)...

BOYS GIRLS DIFFERENCE
Alexis 1,172 Alexis 4,188 3,016
Amari 970 Amari 585 385
Angel 6,255 Angel 1,179 5,076
Ariel 319 Ariel 2,419 2,100
Avery 2,269 Avery 9,517 7,248
Azariah 264 Azariah 278 14
Blake 4,913 Blake 499 4,414
Cameron 7,013 Cameron 524 6,489
Carter 10,599 Carter 355 10,244
Casey 519 Casey 352 167
Charlie 1,670 Charlie 1,432 238
Dakota 876 Dakota 1,136 260
Dylan 10,350 Dylan 822 9,528
Eden 447 Eden 2,117 1,670
Elliot 1,750 Elliot 367 1,383
Elliott 1,574 Elliott 329 1,245
Emerson 1,048 Emerson 1,670 622
Emery 361 Emery 2,026 1,665
Emory 252 Emory 373 121
Finley 829 Finley 1,498 669
Harley 407 Harley 940 533
Harper 327 Harper 9,564 9,237
Hayden 2,851 Hayden 1,656 1,195
Hunter 8,759 Hunter 362 8,397
Jayden 12,878 Jayden 569 12,309
Jessie 280 Jessie 504 224
Jordan 6,810 Jordan 1,300 5,510
Jordyn 239 Jordyn 2,533 2,294
Justice 518 Justice 756 238
Kai 2,387 Kai 262 2,125
Kamryn 216 Kamryn 850 634
Karter 2,103 Karter 273 1,830
Kayden 4,691 Kayden 391 4,300
Landry 270 Landry 269 1
Leighton 240 Leighton 568 328
Lennon 358 Lennon 399 41
Logan 13,579 Logan 828 12,751
London 433 London 3,264 2,831
Lyric 255 Lyric 1,210 955
Micah 3,612 Micah 264 3,348
Milan 748 Milan 424 324
Morgan 402 Morgan 2,984 2,582
Oakley 394 Oakley 362 32
Parker 5,677 Parker 1,386 4,291
Payton 406 Payton 2,397 1,991
Peyton 1,828 Peyton 4,426 2,598
Phoenix 901 Phoenix 629 272
Quinn 868 Quinn 2,539 1,671
Reagan 205 Reagan 2,882 2,677
Reese 403 Reese 1,960 1,557
Remington 1,101 Remington 410 691
Remy 424 Remy 278 146
Riley 2,429 Riley 4,761 2,332
River 1,223 River 703 520
Rory 741 Rory 326 415
Rowan 1,531 Rowan 770 761
Ryan 9,026 Ryan 603 8,423
Rylan 1,726 Rylan 339 1,387
Rylee 247 Rylee 2,753 2,506
Sage 399 Sage 834 435
Sawyer 3,571 Sawyer 955 2,616
Skylar 409 Skylar 4,732 4,323
Skyler 911 Skyler 1,070 159
Tatum 462 Tatum 828 366
Taylor 691 Taylor 3,782 3,091
Teagan 212 Teagan 1,272 1,060
Zion 1,471 Zion 295 1,176

I have quite a few observations here...

  • Of the 67 names, the boys control 33 and the girls control 34.
  • Azariah has always been close, but while it started out controlled by the boys in 1972, the girls took over starting in 1998.
  • Jordan is controlled by the boys and Jordyn is controlled by the girls.
  • Cameron is controlled by the boys and Kamryn is controlled by the girls.
  • Look how close Landry is! We'll have to wait and see if the girls take over in 2015!
  • Lennon has always been controlled by the boys, until now! 2014 marks the year that the girls take over the famous musician's surname.
  • Oakley is another name that could easily be taken over by the girls in the near future.
  • The girls have comfortably taken over the Pa/eytons.
  • While both spellings of Skylar/Skyler are controlled by the girls, more girls are given the Skylar spelling and more boys are given the Skyler spelling.

Several of the above names have alternate spellings (i.e., Azaria, Ryann), but I did not add them to the numbers because I thought it was interesting to just see the straight comparison of names.

There are also several names in the Top 1000 that are basically the same name but spelled differently for boys versus girls. Here is what I found...

BOYS GIRLS
Adrian 6,659 Adrienne 339
Adrien 284
Braylen 752 Braelyn 705
Braylon 822 Braelynn 537
Francis 589 Frances 481
Karson 1,028 Karsyn 433
Noah 19,144 Noa 284
Rene 286 Renee 276

So, what do you think? Do you see any of the unisex names switching sides any time soon?

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1 comment:

  1. Unisex names are good but I personally don't like them because it keeps other confuse through out the life.Its better to avoid it.

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