Saturday, April 15, 2017

2016 Name Predictions {New to Top 100]

If you caught the first installment in this mini series I am doing than you have an idea of what this post is all about. For those of you who are just coming along now I'll give you a little update. Since the new most popular name list is coming out in the beginning of May, I am taking a look trends and names to see which names I think will move up or down the list. Today I am talking about names that I think will jump into the top 100 for 2016.

Declan- Declan is a name that didn't appear onto the charts until 1998 and since than has been making a steady rise. In 2010, the name was only at #274 and 5 years later it was at #112. I know of many Declans, some of which were born in the last year. 

Jameson- In 2015, Jameson was ranked at #144. It has been climbing up the charts, at times at a slow pace, since about the early 2000s. Son names are a trend people like for their boys as well as the surname trend. The classic name James could be an inspiration to parents when they pick he name Jameson. 

Kai- Like Jameson, Kai has been climbing up the charts since the early 2000s. It has not been a huge climb and this name could go either up or down. I think the simple sound and nice ocean/beach feel of the name is what appeals to parents. Since the name has been more popular in recent years than say 15 years ago more people know how to pronounce it. 

Maverick- Maverick has been making a steady climb up the charts and more and more people are talking bout it. Teen Mom star, Maci Bookout had a son named Maverick in 2016 and it could influence the population, although we may not see it until the 2017 list comes out in a year.  

Luna- Luna is so close to being in the top 100. She is just 10 away! I would bet my life that when the list comes out in a month Luna will be up there in the top 100. She has been climbing at a nice, fast, rate up the charts since the early 2000s. In 2003 the name made its way back onto the charts from eh first time since 1921. 

Hadley- Now, Hadley has been in the top 100. In 2014, she was at #99 and than in 2015 she dropped down to 102. I am putting this name on the list even though it dropped for a few reasons. First, she is just 2 spots outside of the top 100 and only drop 3 spots. Second, there is still an appeal for the name. Its a surname, short and sweet, and has no middle names. It can also be associated with literature because it is the ahem of Ernest Hemingway's wife. 

Ivy- With vintage feeling names coming back to style, I wouldn't be surprised to see Ivy in the top 100. Not only that but she has been rising in popularity for the last few years. She has been on the charts since the 1900s but has never topped the top 100. Maybe 2016 will be her year? 

Everly- In 2012, Everly popped onto the top 1000 chart for the first time at #905. She leaped up the charts and in 2015 was already at #138. Thats just 4 years! With that being said I foresee the name being in the top 100 in 2016. 

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