Thursday, May 9

Brand Spanking New

Here are some names that entered the top 1,000 anew in 2012 — 

Boys

Neymar #699
Brentley #750
Kyree #804 (last ranked in 2003)
Thiago #862
Kyrie #866 — it's come to my attention that there is a basketball player named Kyrie Irving that might be responsible for the success of this one
Jionni #870 — thank you, Snooki
Yael #878 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Oakley #880
Yousef #888 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Austyn #898 (last ranked in 2006)
Axton #917
Lucca #919
Truman #929 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Eliot #935 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Zaid #937 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Leroy #943 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Dariel #945
Kaysen #957
Mack #958 (last ranked in 2009)
Titan #961
Briggs #966
Immanuel #967 (last ranked in 2009)
Kase #972
Maison #979
Simeon #980 (last ranked in 2008)
Anton #981 (last ranked in 2009)
Emory #983  — also appeared on the girls side for the 1st time, see below
Graeme #987
Jael #989
Karsen #991
Jarrett #992 (last ranked in 2009)
Apollo #993
Denzel #994 (last ranked in 2009)
Foster #995
Kylen #998
Augustine #999

Girls
Litzy #594 (last ranked in 2008)
Kenia #642 (last ranked in 2007)
Colette #659 — go Colette!
Adley #731 — wow, where did this come from?
Winter #772
Ariah #817 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Coraline #823
Emory #881
Estella #882 (ranked in '10 but not in '11, before that hadn't ranked since 1974)
Elissa #888 (last ranked in 2005)
Emmaline #890 (last ranked in 1915)
Dallas #901
Azalea #906 — Iggy Azalea putting it out into the zeitgeist, maybe?
Everly #907
Lillyana #909
Emmalyn #910
Annalee #920
Evalyn #927 (last ranked in 1941) — so nice to see this sweet one back 
Raylee #936
Aubrielle #938
Bayleigh #939
Katrina #942 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Alaysia #946 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Celine #947 (last ranked in 2007)
Monroe #949 — Mariah Carey's daughter?
Estelle #950(last ranked in 1963) — very happy to see this one as well
Harlee #954
Jazzlyn #955
Zahra #957
Collins #960 — character in The Blind Side (ugh ...)
Azariah #963 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Milena #965
Kora #975
Aubriana #986
Aya #989
Dalilah #990
Devyn #991 (ranked in '10, but not '11)
Landry #995
Sofie #996
Jessa #999 — Girls and the Duggars + Jessica-adjacent = something for everyone! 
Katalina #1000

(I doubt this is a comprehensive list — it's just what I noticed while browsing through.)

7 comments:

  1. I'm sad that Baylor just missed out for boys.

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  2. There was an Adley on The Voice last season. I don't think she got very far, but my bet would be that she played a big part in the name charting.

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    1. Good to know! That is most likely the source of Adley's newfound popularity.

      I'm interested in this one, since sometimes when I introduce Ottilie, they hear it as "Adley." Could be trouble...

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  3. I bet it also has something to do with dropping the "H" from "Hadley" ... like how Addison followed Madison. That, and "Ad" and "ley/lee/lie/leigh" being popular sounds. Makes sense to me that it would start to climb, at least! :)

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  4. Azalea definitely also got a push from rapper Azalea Banks.

    I just hope that none of the Annalees have sisters named Aurélie.

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  5. Neat! I think maybe Neymar is on the rise because of the soccer player?

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