Saturday, May 11, 2019

2018 SSA List!

It's the best day in the naming world. The new SSA most popular name list is out! Sadly I worked a 12 hours shift so I am just now getting the chance to sit down and really look over the name list at near 1030 at night. Granted I did some sister-cousin bounding time right after work but still! I will still be posting my normal yearly posts they will just be a little late this year. But keep your eyes peeled for them this weekend!

Let's spend this time looking at the top 10 names for 2018! 

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. William
4. James 
5. Oliver +4
6. Benjamin 
7. Elijah +1
8. Lucas +3
9. Mason -2
10. Logan -5

1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Ava
4. Isabella
5. Sophia
6. Charlotte +1
7. Mia -1
8. Amelia
9. Harper +2
10. Evelyn -1 

Compared to last years list there were very few changes to the top 10. Only one name was added for each gender. Lucas replaced Jacob in the top 10 and Harper replaced Abigail. Jacob had been in the top 10 since 1993 and was even #1 for 13 years in the 2000s. Lucas is sitting in the top 10 group for the first time but has been making his steady climb up since 1960s. In 1993 the name popped back into the top 100. 

Abigail entered the top 10 in 2001 and only ever made it as high as #4 for a single year before it floated around close to the bottom of the top 10 list. Harper on the other hand has been making a huge leap towards the top. The name didn't enter the top 1000 until 2004 and made it into the top 100 by 2011. Harper is a repeat offender in the top 10 landing in the #10 spot in 2015 and staying there for 2016 before dropping out again. 

Overall I'm happy with the last but a little shocked we didn't have more movement. I mean the top 5 girl names have not changed! Speaking of the unchanged #1 names here are some fun facts about them. 

  • Has only been #1 for 2 years
  • The name entered the top 10 in 2012 
  • The name didn't enter the top 1000 until 1967and has made a semi steady climb up the charts

  • Has been #1 for 5 straight years now and was also #1 in 2008
  • It first entered the top 10 in 2002 jumping from #13 to #4. Thats 9 whole spots! 
  • The name as been around since the start of the top 1000 lists and was in the top 20 for 20 years in the 1900s

So what are your thoughts? Anything you'd like to see? 

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