Sorry I was in the middle of doing it and accidentally published it early so if you see a closed topic that was me haha.

So they just released the 2020 SSA top 1000 names being used on babies in the United States! Here is the link for anyone who wants to check it out https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi

I decided to gather some info and do some stats on the top 100 cause that’s all I have time for right now!

## Top 100 Names by Letter

For boys, the top letter was J with 18 out of 100 names coming from there. A is second for boys with 11 out of 100 names coming from there and C & L tied for third with 10 names coming from there. Finally in fifth, was E with 8 out of 100 names coming from there.

For girls, the top letter was A with 16 names out of 100. The second place was E with 14, third was S with 11, fourth was L with 8, and finally fifth was tied between C, M, and N.

Neither boys nor girls had any names starting with F, U, or Y on the top 100 list. F really shocked me but I think a lot of those names are in the top 250 instead.

Full details

**Boys**

- J (18)
- A (11)
- C & L (10)
- E (8)
- M (6)
- D, N, S (4)
- G, H, I, R, W (3)
- B, K, O, T (2)
- P & X (1)

**Girls**

- A (16)
- E (14)
- S (11)
- L (8)
- C, M, N (6)
- G, H, P (4)
- B, I, V (3)
- J, K, R, Z (2)
- D, O, Q, W (1)

## Common Endings

I wanted to see how common ending sounds were! So I did a little research on that too.

Ending in -n sound. This includes -son, -on, -en, -an, -in, -nn, -ne, -yn. This ended with 50 names out of 200 (the boys & girls list combined). 14 of the names were from the girls list and 36 of them were from the boys list.

Ending in -a sound. This includes -a, -ah, -eh (in the case of Nevaeh still has the same sound). This also ended with 50 out of the 200 names. The girls accounted for 42 of the names and the boys were the other 8.

So put together the -n and -a suffix accounts for half of the top 100 lists combined! I was not expecting it to be this much! Put together it’s 56 of the girls names and 44 of the boys!

Ending in -y sound. This includes -i, -ie, -e,

-eigh, -ey, -oe. This is 30 names with only 3 belonging to the boys and 27 to the girls!

Ending in -er sound. This includes -ar and -or. This is 14 of the names with 4 of the names coming from the girls and the other 10 from the boys.

The next two big ones are -L and -S which account for 10 each. -L has 3 girls and 7 boys and -S has 1 girls and 9 boys.

There is also -C/-K with 4 names all boys, -O with 4 names all boys, -I with 3 names all boys, -M with 3 names all boys and -B with 2 names all boys.

Then there are -W with 2 boys and 1 girl and -T with 3 boys and 2 girls.

The remaining 12 names are an assortment of -e, -d, -th, and -ph. This was an even split of 6 boys and 6 girls.

I found these results to be really intriguing with the majority sounding similar but a nice percentage sounding unique from others

I copied a link to the doc where I did all this information. Not sure if you’ll be able to see it but you might find it interesting if you can! Doc Page