During one of my obsessive name hunting binges, I grabbed my daughters yearbook from last year. I started going through all of the names to see if any stood out or if there were some that were more popular than others. I was surprised as to what I had found. Are there any names in your general area that are super popular, stick out in a good/bad way, or just plain over used and abused? By the way I live in Northern [name]California[/name].
Here are some the most popular names that I found -
[name]Connor[/name]/[name]Conner[/name]/[name]Konner[/name] - Was by far the most popular name.
[name]Dylan[/name] - Came in at a close second.
[name]Mason[/name] - I actually couldn’t believe this little treasure was so popular.
[name]Matthew[/name] - Still a great name all these years imo.
[name]Dominic[/name]/[name]Dominick[/name] - I’m very sad to see it in the masses. It’s on my list
[name]Andrew[/name] - [name]Ah[/name] another classic I can’t see ever dying.
[name]Brandon[/name] - I’m growing tired of [name]Brandon[/name].
[name]Zachary[/name] - Another surprise.
[name]Zane[/name] - Really there was more than one [name]Zane[/name] in the whole school. WOW.
[name]Benjamin[/name] - I always picture a sweet little boy.
[name]Daniel[/name] - This one and the next two where holding their ground.
[name]Owen[/name] - This was shocking too.
[name]Tanner[/name] - : / really? I like it but never knew there would be a few on the playground at the same time.
[name]Olivia[/name] - Another frown graces my face. It too is on my list.
[name]Sienna[/name]/[name]Siena[/name]/[name]Sierra[/name] - Oddly enough this did NOT surprise me.
[name]Taylor[/name] - My youngest child’s middle name.
[name]Emily[/name] - I bet you weren’t surprised. Neither was I.
[name]Katelyn[/name] or any variation of it’s spelling - Still I’m not surprised.
[name]Sophia[/name] - Oh sweet [name]Sophia[/name] why did you get so popular?
[name]Samantha[/name] - It was on the list years ago.
[name]Kailey[/name] and all of it’s spellings - Pretty name - so overused.
[name]Michaela[/name] - See above.
[name]Elizabeth[/name] - A classic that will never die.
[name]Hope[/name] & [name]Faith[/name] - [name]Happy[/name] to report not [name]Nevaeh[/name]
[name]Bailey[/name] and it’s variations was found for both boys and girls.
The uncommon ones that stood out-
[name]Chandler[/name] - For a boy.
[name]Berkley[/name] - I do love this name.
[name]Quince[/name] - Nice use of the letter Q.
[name]Landry[/name] - For a girl. Cute? idk
[name]Alfredo[/name] - Hmmm.
[name]Tyson[/name] - I like it as long as [name]Mike[/name] stays out of it.
[name]Romeo[/name] - Lets hope he can live up to that name.
Connaire - I think of the movie [name]Con[/name] [name]Air[/name] with [name]Nicolas[/name] Cage.
[name]Rhyan[/name] - For a girl. I think it’s cute. Reminds of [name]Rhiannon[/name].
[name]Starlight[/name] - [name]Remember[/name] I’m in [name]California[/name].
Xeke - By far my favorite one that stood out. I’m assuming you pronounce it like [name]Zeke[/name].
[name]Gage[/name] - Ultra-cool.
[name]Ryker[/name] - Same as above.
[name]Dalton[/name] - A surname?
[name]Junel[/name] - This name belonged to a girl.
Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings.
Any names that are common in your area? Too many ??? at the park? [name]How[/name] about the most unusual/original names you’ve heard in your area?