American Names

Below the Top 1000, Part 11 (Girls)

Happy Friday all!  Here are some of the many names given to between 50 and 69 American baby girls last year, according to data from the Social Security Administration.  For the especially curious, that data can be found here, in the zip file that says “national data.”

  • 65-69: Amaryllis, Eowyn, Haya, Prudence, Rosabella, Rosario, Sade, Abilene, Briseis, Emmylou, Ginger, Kezia, Lovely, Minnie, Vanellope, Bobbi, Camellia, Elowyn, Irma, Jean, Lenore, Sakura, Story, Xyla, Yasmina, Emmanuella, Empress, Eris, Justina, Lani, Marigold, Uma, Aries, Brandy, Emaline, Joseline, Kalliope, Ocean, Solana
  • 60-64: Adamaris, Angelia, Caia, Iona, Katana, Neve, Andromeda, Brie, Cathryn, Francis, Josette, Lavinia, Therese, Tirzah, Auden, Chevy, Crimson, Denali, Elizabella, Marlen, Shaindy, Ahuva, Austen, Cassia, Elanor, Harbor, Inez, Maja, Mirabella, Nell, Philippa, Zofia, Alaska, Arrow, Dinah, Lavender, Roberta, Verity, Wednesday, Xenia
  • 55-59: Aleida, Azeneth, Cedar, Henrietta, Israel, Kylar, Lulu, Olga, Snow, Bay, Berenice, Cate, Delphine, Divya, Esmee, Fabiana, Keisha, Rochelle, Sephora, Silvana, Eloisa, Hermione, Hosanna, Joella, Sicily, Sunshine, Bernice, Callista, Ebony, Siobhan, Cheryl, Francine, Pandora, Roxie, Sahar, Shakira, Talitha
  • 50-54: Emmanuelle, Izzy, Lenox, Sparrow, Anushka, Effie, Hilary, Jorja, Makaylee, Meira, Monserrath, Rosy, Sayuri, Zamora, Amen, Auburn, Candy, Demetria, Janney, Misty, Nada, Zada, Embry, Gisela, Havana, Jadore, Magali, Minerva, Sanjana, Yahaira, Aashi, Beautiful, Cailin, Clarity, Elvira, Fanny, Honesti, Leandra, Liesl, Mathilda, Meryl, Miamor, Primrose, Wynn, Zelie

What do you think of these names?  A few of my all-time favorite names are actually in this range, including Hermione, Philippa, and Primrose.  Lots of great mythological names in here too, like Andromeda and Briseis.  And do you notice the Tolkien names, Eowyn and Elanor

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3 thoughts on “Below the Top 1000, Part 11 (Girls)

    1. On most of the posts in this series I’ve been making them all blue or all pink, depending on the gender I was posting about. However, recently I created a “baby name index,” a giant list of the names mentioned on this site. It’s a work-in-progress (there are a *lot* of names to comb through), but I’m standardizing the way I define “unisex” names. Basically, if a name was given to 100 children in a year, with 90 of them being girls and 10 being boys. However, if the ratio is 91:9, then the name is color-coded under the dominant gender. Simply, my threshold for unisex-designation is 10%.

      So, the bright pink names are all girls or overwhelmingly female, the purple names count as unisex, and the blue names are overwhelmingly male.

      Do you have any other questions? 🙂

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