Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Name of the Week: Mary


Mary By the Numbers 
Mary is a classical name that has graced the top 1000 charts since the charts were started in 1880. From 1880 to 1946 she was ranked #1 before she fell down to #2 for 6 years. In 1953 she was back up to #1 for another 9 years. Mary stayed in the top 10 until 1971. Today (2015) she is ranked at #124 and has been slowly moving down the charts. Just by looking at the numbers I know that you guys know at least one if not two Mary's.

Mary in the Biblical 
The most well known Mary from he bible is Jesus' mother, the Virgin Mary. She wasn't the only Mary in the bible. There are 5 other Mary's.

Mary Magdalene is another popular Mary from the bible. She is mentioned nearly a dozen times in the bible. When Jesus resurrected, Mary Magdalene was the one to tell the apostles about it.

There were two Mary's who were mothers. One was mother to James and John and she witnessed the crucifixion and empty tomb of Jesus. The other was mother to Martha and Lazarus and she would sit at Jesus feet and listen to him teach.

Mary The Queen
Its no surprise that Mary is worn by many Queens throughout history. Mary I was Queen of English and also known as the Bloody Mary. Queens by the name of Mary also ruled in France, Denmark, and Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth of England is named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. I am guessing carrying on the name some. Two of the queens granddaughters have the name Mary in their names, Beatrice Elizabeth Mary and Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary

Mary in Pop Culture 
Many women in pop culture have the name Mary. Did you know that Meryl Streep's birth name is Mary Louise? I bet you also didn't know that she named her daughter Mary Willa and she goes by Mamie. A singer you may know with he name Mary is Mary J Blige or Mary Chapin Carpenter. There are also authors baring the name, such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Westmacott, the alias of Agatha Christie. I could go on and on about all of the famous Mary's in the world.

Mary and Her Friend 

The whole inspiration behind this post is because I was looking into what Mary names were used in 2015. I'm talking about names like Mary Kate and Mary Frances. Below I have a list of names that start with Mary. The social security doesn't use spaces so on the charts it is all one name. I added the spaces after looking at the list.

Mary Jane (195 babies)
Mary Ann (115 babies)
Mary Anne (42 babies)
Mary Anna (31 babies)
Mary Grace (29 babies)
Mary Lin (26 babies)
Mary Lou (25 babies)
Mary Ana (24 babies)
Mary Ella (24 babies)
Mary Alice (23 babies)
Mary Ellen (23 babies)
Mary Elizabeth (21 babies)
Mary Margaret (20 babies)
Mary Kate (19 babies)
Mary Claire (17 babies)
Mary Beth (15 babies)
Mary Lee (13 babies)
Mary Jo (11 babies)
Mary Rose (11 babies)
Mary Catherine (10 babies)
Mary Katherine (10 babies)
Mary Kathryn (10 babies)
Mary Belle (8 babies)
Mary Carmen (8 babies)
Mary Helen (8 babies)
Mary Lyn (8 babies)
Mary Lynn (8 babies)
Mary Bella (7 babies)
Mary Jayne (7 babies)
Mary Clare (6 babies)
Mary Luz (6 babies)
Mary Frances (5 babies)
Mary Jean (5 babies)
Mary Jose (5 babies)
Mary Louise (5 babies)

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Falling Beauties

Two weeks ago the top 1000 name list for 2015 came out and I took a look at all of the names that were new to the list. Today I have a list of names that have fallen off the list. For every name that is new to the list one name is kicked off. I'll have all the 2014 ranks in parentheses.

Boys

  1. Rylen (#1000)
  2. Garrison (#999)
  3. Tyree (#998)
  4. Ayan (#995)
  5. Jair (#993)
  6. Maddux (#992)
  7. Howard (#991)
  8. Foster (#990)
  9. Menachem (#986)
  10. Bridger (#985)
  11. Teagan (#983)
  12. Darien (#982)
  13. Brayson (#978)
  14. Mike (#975)
  15. Koen (#973)
  16. Broderick (#971)
  17. Kale (#969)
  18. Giovanny (#968)
  19. Semaj (#965)
  20. Efrain (#964)
  21. Khalid (#957)
  22. Makhi (#951)
  23. Jericho (#950)
  24. Jaycob (#949)
  25. Jovanni (#945)
  26. Gavyn (#944)
  27. Gino (#938)
  28. Aidyn (#925)
  29. Konner (#920)
  30. Clinton (#919)
  31. Johnathon (#915)
  32. Yael (#913)
  33. Randall (#912)
  34. Jayse (#910)
  35. Ramiro (#892)
  36. Arnav (#888)
  37. Rylee (#879)
  38. Tristan (#874)
  39. Eliezer (#870)


Girls

  1. Cambria (#999)
  2. Neveah (#997)
  3. Aanya (#992)
  4. Samiyah (#991)
  5. Mercedes (#989)
  6. Patience (#987)
  7. Tamia (#985)
  8. Rosalyn (#984)
  9. Alaysia (#980)
  10. Kylan (#978)
  11. Antonia (#974)
  12. Pyper (#972)
  13. Magdalena (#971)
  14. Carlie (#969)
  15. Bryn (#968)
  16. Abrielle (#967)
  17. Riya (#966)
  18. Lesly (#965)
  19. Renee (#955)
  20. Ayva (#951)
  21. Mattie (#949)
  22. Sonia (#948)
  23. Dalia (#947)
  24. Mercy (#944)
  25. Alisa (#942)
  26. Annabell (#935)
  27. Alyvia (#929)
  28. Macey (#923)
  29. Janae (#920)
  30. Anabel (#908)
  31. Kaleigh (#903)
  32. Anniston (#901)
  33. Ayanna (#895)
  34. Sherlyn (#891)
  35. Kaidence (#888)
  36. Diamond (885)
  37. Mckayla (#879)
  38. Audriana (#872)
  39. Temperance (#855)
  40. Taryn (#854)
  41. Abbigail (#852)
  42. Aubri (#831)
  43. Mollie (#804)
  44. Miley (#795)
  45. Danika (#785)
  46. Cindy (#712)
  47. Isis (#705)


I'm not surprised to see some of these names falling. Isis and Clinton are just two of them. I am a little sad to see names like Foster, Jericho, Temperance, Antonia, and Mercy.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Comeback Kids of 2015

I am seriously having so much fun with the new top 1000 list! It's rare that you will find me sitting in my pajamas all day and not doing homework or studying 4 days before finals but this list is just too good to pass up. And don't worry I'll be back to studying later tonight. My third post for the day is looking at all of the comeback kids of 2015. These are names that have been off the top 1000 list for a year or more.



Antoine #1000; Last Ranked in 2013 (#940)
Leroy #997; Last Ranked in 2013 (#979)
Reagan #991; Last Ranked in 2013 (#954)
Juelz #987; Last Ranked in 2013 (#908)
Dangelo #986; Last Ranked in 2013 (#951)
Todd #980; Last Ranked in 2013 (#968)
Yadiel #974; Last Ranked in 2013 (#985)
Immanuel #906; Last Ranked in 2013 (#993)



Malaki #993; Last Ranked in 2012 (#966) 
Freddy #990; Last Ranked in 2012 (#914)
Haiden #984; Last Ranked in 2011 (#966)
Aarush #971; Last Ranked in 2010 (#900)
Kamren #958; Last Ranked in 2011(#1000)
Jabari #945; Last Ranked in 2012 (#915)
Ignacio #925; Last Ranked in 2012 (#957)




Bishop #989; Last Ranked in 1998 (#962)
Robin #973; Last Ranked in 1999 (#928)
Louie #967; Last Ranked in 1993 (#985)
Ridge #932; Last Ranked in 1989 (#1000)
Denver #900; Last Ranked in 2001 (#944)



Princess #998; Last Ranked in 2013 (#984)
Giavanna #987; Last Ranked in 2013 (#937)
Avalyn #980; Last Ranked in 2013 (#991)
Charlize #978; Last Ranked in 2013 (#883)
Tinley #974; Last Ranked in 2013 (#999)
Luz #959; Last Ranked in 2013(#892)
Kyndall #934; Last Ranked in 2013 (#845)
Sarahi #909; Last Ranked in 2013 (#976)
Jayde #861; Last Ranked in 2013 (#987)
Kaya #856; Last Ranked in 2013 (#761)


Alianna #1000; Last Ranked in 2011 (#973)
Sariyah #986; Last Ranked in 2012 (#908)
Esperanza #926; Last Ranked in 2011 (#878)
Nathalia #868; Last Ranked in 2010 (#933)
Analia #859; Last Ranked in 2012 (#991)
Adley #827; Last Ranked in 2012 (#735)
Rhea #989; Last Ranked in 2004 (#911)
Taya #982; Last Ranked in 2009 (#945)
Amaris #789; Last Ranked in 2008 (#983)


Frankie #992; Last Ranked in 1974 (#964)
Ophelia #975; Last Ranked in 1958 (#887)
Veda #945; Last Ranked in 1960 (#946)
Arden #912; Last Ranked in 1931 (#926)
Zelda #647; Last Ranked in 1967 (#996)
Adaline #364; Last Ranked in 1924 (#926)



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Newbies in 2015

Last year when the top 1000 list came out I went and looked for all of the names that had never been on the top 1000 list before 2014. I did the same thing this year and its so fun to see all of the different names. Some of the names on the list are names I have heard of before they just haven't been ranked while other names are brand new to me.



  1. Briar #998
  2. Brixton #985
  3. Kye #978
  4. Yahya #975
  5. Achilles #968
  6. Wilder #964
  7. Huxley #962
  8. Sutton #950
  9. Avi #946
  10. Kashton #942
  11. Cairo #941
  12. Boone #940
  13. Jaziel #939
  14. Musa #930
  15. Riaan #926
  16. Jonael #919
  17. Shiloh #894
  18. Otis #848
  19. Canaan #806






  1. Zaylee #990
  2. Noor #985
  3. Lyra #984
  4. Kensington #971
  5. Heavenly #967
  6. Elora #963
  7. Ellis #962
  8. Aislinn #960
  9. Harmoni #955
  10. Meilani #950
  11. Vienna #925
  12. Aitana #917
  13. Dalary #913
  14. Andi #911
  15. Aminah #902
  16. Romina #863
  17. Briar #844
  18. Kalani #841
  19. Adilynn #805
  20. Royal #755
  21. Lennox #740 
  22. Alaia #664


The one thing I noticed was the name Briar is on both the girl and boy list and it is also the first year even that it is ranked. What are the odds! Another thing I picked up on was there are less names on the newbie list this year than there were last year. 

What are your favorite names from the list? 

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New Names to the 2015 Top 100 List!

Today, May 6, 2016, the new top baby name list came out! Who else feels like a kid on Christmas morning?! Just me, ok. I have been combing through the top 1000 all morning long and will have some post out soon. Until than I wanted to talk about the names that are new to the top 100 names.

Boys

Elias, Theodore, Sawyer, Ezra, and Mateo

I'm not really surprised to see Theodore and Ezra in the top 100. There are so many little baby boys being born with these names it was almost a given for those two to jump. For some reason I always thought Sawyer was in the top 100 before 2015 but I guess I was wrong. 


Girls 

Reagan, Clara, Quinn, Cora, Aurora, and Hazel 

I do have to say that if I hadn't looked at the top 100 list I would have just assumed that Clara, Cora, and Hazel were all in the top 100. Reagan was a surprise to me and I would have never predicated that one moving up. I am happy to see all of these names moving up in popularity. 

I'll be spending the next few days looking over the list and hopefully coming to you with new post about it. Until then be sure to check out the list for yourself here



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