I looked at the latest SSA name list and took the rankings of [name]Aiden[/name] and [name]Finn[/name] from the past 15 years, and plotted them in a simple Excel XY graph (yes - I had a BLAST getting geeky on this one!!)
The slopes of their trajectories are NOT that different. In other words, [name]Finn[/name] is gaining in popularity almost as fast as [name]Aiden[/name] did. By my graph, [name]Finn[/name] could reach the same popularity in 2014.
Granted, this doesn’t take into account different spellings of [name]Aiden[/name] which increase it’s popularity BUT there are many more names that will use [name]Finn[/name] as a nickname (ie. [name]Griffin[/name], [name]Finnian[/name], [name]Finnegan[/name], etc).
SO. I’m curious: [name]Finn[/name] is a VERY popular name on this website. And I know this website didn’t exist when [name]Aiden[/name] was gaining in popularity BUT:
For those of you who were searching out name info 10 years ago, was there the same buzz about [name]Aiden[/name]? Or did the web resources simply not exist then?
Yes, [name]Finn[/name] is at the top of my list for many reasons (esp. since it is equally Irish and Danish which is what we want since I’m Danish and my Husband is Irish; and it sounds good with our last name and middle name choices) BUT I am clearly hesitant about it’s rising popularity. I HATE HATE HATE running into another person with my name.
ps. This was an easy exercise to do in MS Excel if you want to see for yourself!