I worked at a kids camp last summer and took note of the most popular names. The age range for these is 7-12. It gives me a good idea of what’s really popular on kids today – not kids born today, obviously, but the ones that are growing up today. Definitely lots of Addies and Maddies, Allies and Ellies among the girls.
Out of just under 200 kids, there were…
[name_u]Abby[/name_u] x2 – one was actually [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] called ‘[name_u]Abby[/name_u]’, the other was just ‘[name_u]Abby[/name_u]’
[name_f]Addie[/name_f], [name_f]Addy[/name_f], [name_f]Addilyn[/name_f], [name_u]Addison[/name_u]
[name_f]Alaina[/name_f] x2 & [name_f]Alanna[/name_f]
[name_u]Allie[/name_u] x 2 (plus an [name_f]Allyson[/name_f])
[name_u]Avery[/name_u] x3 (plus an [name_f]Ava[/name_f])
[name_f]Isabel[/name_f] x2, one called ‘[name_u]Izzy[/name_u]’
[name_f]Kaylee[/name_f] x2 (plus a [name_f]Kayleen[/name_f])
The '[name_f]Maddie[/name_f]’s: Maddyn, [name_f]Madelyn[/name_f] x3, and [name_f]Madilyn[/name_f] (No Madisons, though!)
Mileigh and [name_f]Miley[/name_f]
5 Peytons, all spelt differently: [name_f]Paityn[/name_f], [name_u]Payton[/name_u] x2, [name_u]Peyton[/name_u], and Peytyn
[name_u]Riley[/name_u] and [name_u]Rylee[/name_u]
Only one [name_f]Emma[/name_f] and one [name_f]Sophia[/name_f], though, which surprised me! And not a single [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] or [name_u]Madison[/name_u] – though I still hear them everywhere else.
Also, there were only 2 Aidens, but one of each gender.
[name_m]Jacob[/name_m], [name_m]Jacoby[/name_m], and [name_m]Jakobi[/name_m]
As you can see, much more variety amongst the boys, surprisingly. But 5 Paytons among the girls! That is clearly something. Whether I should have been or not, I was amazed at that.