Let’s talk next wave girl names.
We looked at the boys’ list a few days ago. When the new US baby names popularity data came out, many remarked that the Top Tens felt stale. On the girls’ side, the Top Ten names remained the same as 2015; a few choices simply swapped chart position. Half didn’t move at all in terms of chart position.
Check out the raw numbers, and it turns out that eight of the Top Ten girls’ names actually declined in use, in terms of actual births.
The boys’ list indicated a long-term trend. It seems like the Top Ten is due for a shake-up. But the girls’ list? The picture blurs. Looking at the data for recent years:
- In 2015, 5 out of 10 fell
- In 2014, 6 out of 10 fell
- In 2013, 8 out of 10 fell
- In 2012, 6 out of 10 fell
- In 2011, 5 out of 10 fell
- In 2010, 7 out of 10 fell
- In 2005, 7 out of 10 fell
- In 2001, 7 out of 10 fell
Of the ten names in the 2001 Top Ten, three remain in 2016.