Allow me to introduce to you the 2010 SFS Baby Name List. Some of you may recall that I like to take the Social Security baby name list and reorganize it so that a name is counted only once even if it is spelled different ways. It is that time again, this time it’s the names from 2010.
The government, being on its own timetable, released the numbers for 2010 a couple months ago. They’re getting better though. It used to take them months to compile the list. Now it takes them weeks. And if I had known when the list was being released, I would have had this post done back then.
- The top 3 names for the boys are the same as 2009.
- Sophia and Isabella swapped spots for the girl names from 2009.
- William went down in popularity, but I suspect the royal wedding will cause a spike in that name for next year’s results.
- Same thing with Catherine/Katherine. More people spell it with a ‘K’, but the Duchess of Cambridge spells hers with a ‘C’.
- Girl names still have more spelling variations than boy names (323/1000 vs. 236/1000 alternates)
- The boys still have the name with the highest number of alternate spellings (Jayden/Aiden with 10 vs. Hailey/Carly with 8)
- Popular boy names end in ‘n’ (the first 7 variants); popular girl names end in ‘y’ (the first 2 variants).
- ‘Skylar’ is still a girl’s name and ‘Skyler’ is still a boy’s name. (’a’ vs. ‘e’, in case you didn’t catch it).
Click on the link above and peruse to your heart’s content!
But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.