Yes, and it’s trending up! My name, [name_u]Meredith[/name_u], was most popular before I was born. It started trending down slightly a few years before I came along, then looked like it would fall out of the top 1000 by the mid-late 2000s, but it seems to be experiencing a revival. I suspect that [name_u]Meredith[/name_u] Kercher (the victim in the [name_f]Amanda[/name_f] [name_m]Knox[/name_m] case) may have contributed to the decline, as she died right before there was a sharp decline in popularity, and [name_u]Meredith[/name_u] Duggar (granddaughter of the 19 Kids & Counting people, born 2015) may have contributed to its reversal. But it’s hard to know exactly with broad trends like that.
[name_u]Whitney[/name_u] is still holding strong at #759, lmao. It dropped 171 spots this year and 727 spots since I was born. It’s in the same part of the line up as [name_f]Khaleesi[/name_f] and [name_f]Belen[/name_f]. Cheers to the 373 babies named [name_u]Whitney[/name_u] this year, may your dated name serve you well!
Sadly [name_u]Hillary[/name_u] hasn’t been in the top 1000 since 2008 (where it was #722). It was ranked pretty high on the list in 1991 (when I was born) and 1992 (#132). I guess politics has affected it negatively over time :(.
Mine is too Irish to hit the top 1000 over here, but I guess who knows if [name_f]Saoirse[/name_f] made it this year, and the anglicization ([name_f]Bridget[/name_f]) is at 594 and falling, so I don’t see [name_f]Brighid[/name_f] popping up anytime soon.