OK, so I was debating my favourite 2 names: [name]Chloe[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name]. I keep worrying [name]Chloe[/name] is too popular and will dive like [name]Jessica[/name] did. So I took a 15yr time frame from here in Australia (NSW). To work out just how popular [name]Chloe[/name] is.
I looked at the data: the most popular for that time period were: (# rank explained later)
Sure enough, [name]Chloe[/name] was 3rd for that 15 year period with over 7681 little girls in that time period called [name]Chloe[/name]. [name]Phoebe[/name]? 72nd with only 1460. [name]Just[/name] because there are alot of girls named [name]Chloe[/name] doesn’t mean it has remained consistently popular over the 15 years though.
OK, so I wondered, what names were always there but less trendy? As in they didn’t have huge peaks then drop offs like some names did? they just stayed popular.
Using the data I looked for names that just kept appearing and didn’t drop or rise too much (for all you nerds, I used standard deviation). To be consistently popular a name had to appear every year. Noteworthy: the # next to the Top 5 names indicates where they ranked in this list. The most popular names all made this list- but because they had more defined peaks and troughs they ranked much lower overall.
Top 10 Popular but not Trendy names for the last 15yrs were:
So I guess in NSW, Australia anyway these are the modern classics of the last 15 yrs.
So, having done all this, perhaps you ask: Have I switched to [name]Phoebe[/name] over [name]Chloe[/name]? Probably, and I might even consider some of the other Top Popular but not trendy names to see what I like.
PS: If you want to know where/if a name ranked in the “Popular but not Trendy” list ask me- I still have the data.