Names popular in your area

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone.

Since a name nerds [name_u]Christmas[/name_u] was last week (the SSA charts coming out), I’ve been looking up names that I was sure would be near the top. A lot of the names that I hear ALL THE TIME, weren’t as common as I’d imagine. I’m a nanny, so I take the little one to school, playgrounds, children’s museums etc and collect names all the time.

These are the ones that I hear way often in my area (St. [name_m]Louis[/name_m], [name_u]MO[/name_u]) that aren’t obvious top 10s.

Girls-

[name_f]Adelyn[/name_f]

[name_u]Avery[/name_u]

[name_u]Aubrey[/name_u]

[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]

[name_u]Juniper[/name_u]

[name_f]Kinsley[/name_f]

[name_f]Lily[/name_f]

[name_f]Mila[/name_f]

[name_f]Nora[/name_f]

[name_u]Riley[/name_u]

[name_u]Reese[/name_u]

[name_u]Vivian[/name_u]

[name_f]Zoe[/name_f]

Boys-

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]

[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]

[name_m]Declan[/name_m]

[name_m]Felix[/name_m]

[name_m]Henry[/name_m]

[name_m]Jonah[/name_m]

[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]

[name_m]Leo[/name_m]

[name_m]Milo[/name_m]

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]

And bonus: I know five dogs and one cat named [name_f]Luna[/name_f]. Not sure what that’s about!

What names do you hear a lot, that seem more popular in your neighborhood than overall?

It’s interesting, isn’t it, how popularity can vary and feel different from the official top names!

Some names that feel unusually popular in my area:

[name_f]Aoife[/name_f]
[name_f]Erin[/name_f]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]
[name_f]Carys[/name_f]

[name_u]Stanley[/name_u]
[name_m]Nathan[/name_m]
[name_m]Brody[/name_m]
[name_m]Liam[/name_m]

Are you in the UK, greyblue?

Some names that are popular in my area, but haven’t heard anywhere else (or are lower down on the national top 50):

[name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmee[/name_f]
[name_f]Maryam[/name_f]
[name_m]Ralph[/name_m]/[name_m]Ralphie[/name_m]
[name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_f]Elsie[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Summer[/name_f]
[name_f]Nancy[/name_f]
[name_f]Bonnie[/name_f]
Holly
Madeleine
Olive
Sian
Ciara

I’m from Kansas City, KS. I hear a lot of the top names around here, especially:

[name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Ava[/name_f]/[name_u]Avery[/name_u]
[name_f]Sophia[/name_f]/[name_f]Sofia[/name_f]/[name_f]Sophie[/name_f]
[name_u]Sydney[/name_u]
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f]
[name_u]Abby[/name_u]/[name_f]Abigail[/name_f]
[name_f]Kaylee[/name_f] (of various spellings)
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u]

[name_m]Jackson[/name_m]
[name_u]Aiden[/name_u]
[name_m]Liam[/name_m]
[name_u]Mason[/name_u]
[name_u]Noah[/name_u]
[name_m]Jacob[/name_m]

Some more obscure names that I’ve heard multiple times around here:

[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]
[name_u]McKinley[/name_u]
[name_u]Bryn[/name_u]/[name_f]Brynlee[/name_f]
[name_f]Ciara[/name_f]

I’ve met multiple little ones recently with these names:

[name_u]Avery[/name_u]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Sophia[/name_f]

[name_m]Liam[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]/[name_m]Shepard[/name_m]

Most of those are pretty typical, but [name_m]Shepard[/name_m], huh? I see that often on this site. Must be moving up in the real world.

Yes, so that may shift the popularity a bit!

I feel like I’d be in name heaven if I lived there. They’re generally more interesting.

I live in the most densely populated area in Canada, so I suppose it’s a bit different, but here it goes;

Athena
Ainsley
Zoe
Scarlett
Georgia
Vivien/Vivian/Vivienne
Alice
Sophie
Clara
Stella
Isla (a top 20 name in Ontario though)

Greyson
Hunter
Wyatt
Albert
Charles
Nathan

I’m on the US Eastern Seaboard towards the north, and the two most popular names are probably [name_f]Katie[/name_f] and [name_m]Jack[/name_m]

[name_m]Albert[/name_m], huh?! [name_m]Albert[/name_m] was my grandpa’s name. I kind of toy with using it for a fn (even though I don’t think I’m actually planning on having real children.) I definitely love it for a middle. I’ve for sure never heard it on a kid.

[name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], and [name_u]Abby[/name_u] are definitely the most popular for girls. For boys, probably [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_m]Liam[/name_m], or [name_m]Marcus[/name_m]. I live in southern Minnesota.

Those all make sense except where did [name_m]Marcus[/name_m] come from?! There is a little [name_m]Marcus[/name_m] in the girl whom I nanny for’s pre-school class. I don’t believe I’ve ever met another though.

I’ve lived in Germany, the trends there are very interesting!
From my experience, the most popular names are:
[name_m]Paul[/name_m]
[name_u]Luca[/name_u]
[name_m]Leon[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]
[name_m]Maximilian[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_u]Noah[/name_u]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
Niklas
[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m]
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f]
[name_f]Mia[/name_f]
[name_f]Marie[/name_f]
[name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Hannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Anna[/name_f]
[name_f]Lena[/name_f]
[name_u]Lisa[/name_u]

American names like [name_m]Kevin[/name_m] and [name_m]Justin[/name_m] are also popular, though there is a bit of a negative stigma surrouding them
Hyphenated names like [name_u]Finn[/name_u]-[name_u]Luca[/name_u] or [name_f]Sarah[/name_f]-[name_u]Lisa[/name_u] are surprisingly common

Now I live in the UK, and I already know of three moms with baby Archies since the newest royal baby was born!

[name_f]Rosie[/name_f], [name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Isla[/name_f], [name_f]Olive[/name_f], [name_f]Mia[/name_f], [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], [name_f]Freya[/name_f], [name_f]Evie[/name_f], [name_f]Florence[/name_f].

[name_m]Oscar[/name_m], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_u]Alfie[/name_u], [name_u]Arlo[/name_u], [name_u]Hudson[/name_u], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_u]Finn[/name_u], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_u]Aidan[/name_u], [name_u]Freddie[/name_u], [name_m]Archie[/name_m].

Oh, and [name_u]Frankie[/name_u]!

Common for males:
[name_m]Luke[/name_m]
[name_m]Matthew[/name_m] “[name_m]Matt[/name_m]”
[name_m]Daniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] “[name_m]Ben[/name_m]”
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] “[name_m]Tom[/name_m]”
[name_m]William[/name_m] “[name_m]Will[/name_m]”
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] “[name_u]Alex[/name_u]”
[name_m]Jacob[/name_m]
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] / [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] / [name_m]Jaxon[/name_m]
[name_m]Harry[/name_m]
[name_u]Cameron[/name_u] “[name_u]Cam[/name_u]”
[name_m]Liam[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] “[name_u]Sam[/name_u]”
[name_m]Connor[/name_m] / [name_u]Conner[/name_u]

Common for females:
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] “[name_f]Liv[/name_f]”
[name_f]Chloe[/name_f]
[name_f]Caitlin[/name_f]
[name_f]Danielle[/name_f] “[name_u]Dani[/name_u]”
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f] / [name_f]Sofie[/name_f] / [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] / [name_f]Sofia[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] / [name_f]Jorja[/name_f] / Jorjia
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Mila[/name_f]
[name_f]Sarah[/name_f]
[name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Holly[/name_f]
[name_f]Larissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Bridie[/name_f]
[name_f]Hannah[/name_f]
[name_u]Jordyn[/name_u] / [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] (Only for girls and not boys)
[name_u]Madison[/name_u] “[name_f]Maddie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Ella[/name_f]
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f]

Girls have one of the following middle names:
[name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Marie[/name_f]
[name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Anne[/name_f]

Guys have:
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]

[name_f]Luise[/name_f], [name_f]Luisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Amelie[/name_f]
[name_f]Mila[/name_f], Mina,
[name_f]Malia[/name_f]
[name_f]Milena[/name_f], Milina, [name_f]Melina[/name_f]
[name_f]Malena[/name_f], [name_f]Marlene[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilly[/name_f]
[name_f]Lara[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_f]Sara[/name_f], [name_f]Mara[/name_f], [name_f]Marta[/name_f]
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f]
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f]

[name_u]Theo[/name_u]
[name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Maximilian[/name_m]
[name_m]Liam[/name_m]
[name_m]Lian[/name_m]

[name_u]Everly[/name_u]/[name_u]Everly[/name_u]/[name_f]Everleigh[/name_f] - If you add up the different spellings this is a top 20 name in my province. I had no idea it would be so popular when we picked it.
[name_f]Isla[/name_f]
[name_u]Payton[/name_u]/[name_u]Peyton[/name_u]
[name_u]Harper[/name_u]
[name_f]Mila[/name_f]
[name_u]Avery[/name_u]
[name_f]Aria[/name_f]/[name_u]Arya[/name_u]/[name_f]Ariya[/name_f]
[name_f]Emily[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u]
[name_u]Madison[/name_u]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f]/[name_f]Norah[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Natalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
*Adding Hazel - they’re popping up everywhere

[name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_u]Hunter[/name_u]
[name_m]Lincoln[/name_m]
[name_u]Aidan[/name_u]/[name_u]Aiden[/name_u]
[name_m]Bodhi[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Greyson[/name_m]/[name_m]Grayson[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Jack[/name_m]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_m]Nash[/name_m]