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Cliff Dwelling: Names from Social Security Administration Data from 2014 A to Z

GIRLS Noralie - 5 girls were named this in 2014 Ozara - 5 girls were named this in 2014 Prynn - 5 girls were named this in 2014
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Names Given to Less Than 100 Children Last Year Part 3 of 3

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Unusual Names in the 26-30 Range (Girls)

Here are names that were given to American baby girls between 26 and 30 times in 2014.  I think this range will be the final range I delve into before the 2015 stats come out.  Some of these are very modern and look like they were probably invented within the last few years.  Others are…
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Names Given to Less Than 100 Children Last Year Part 2 of 3

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Featuring Flannery, Hamilton, Indra, Mirabelle (second time this week!), and more.

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Rare Names: The 21-25 Range (Boys)

These are names that were given to between 21 and 25 American baby boys in 2014.  Some of these are rather old-fashioned; especially the Bible names (i.e. Zedekiah).  There are also a few gender-benders in here (i.e. Artemis) and several violent names (Kutter, Trigger, etc.).  Most interesting about this set are all the astronomy names…
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Including Copper, Gaetano, Pharrell, and Hal.

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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (15-11)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 15-11:

15. Amelia

14. Elizabeth

13. Avery

12. Sofia

11. Harper
Clare's insight:

I love how the end of this series will coincide with the release of the US 2015 stats. Somehow it makes everything even more exciting.

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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (30-26)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 boy names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 30-26:

30. Scarlett

29. Layla

28. Hannah

27. Lily

26. Brooklyn
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Rare Names in the 11-20 Range, Plus Commentary (Girls)

A lot of people seemed to enjoy my posts about ultra-rare names in the 5-10 range of uses.  So, how about the names in the 11-20 range?  These are only slightly more popular, and are still so rare or eccentric that you might consider them more for character names than people.  And remember, these were…
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Who knew that Atlas and Montgomery were used so much for girls?

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Unique Baby Names with 10 Uses or Fewer (Boys)

Yesterday I singled out some of the many girls' names that were used between 5 and 10 times in 2014.  Today, the boys' names!  Although females' names as a whole are more unique, I personally found more names I liked within the males' names in this range.  Again, you may be shocked, and you may…
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Psalm! Calogero! Taliesin! Melquisedec! And more

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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (35-31)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes names 35-31:

35. Leah

34. Anna

33. Samantha

32. Zoe

31. Aria
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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names (45-41)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 45-41:

45. Aaliyah

44. Claire

43. Gabriella

42. Penelope

41. Camila
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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (55-51)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names in the US for the year 2014. This video includes numbers 55-51:

55. Ellie

54. Kennedy

53. Paisley

52. Kaylee

51. Hailey
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Names Rising in Popularity

Names not yet on the top 1000 that are rising in popularity.
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Featuring Boone, Thorin, Merrick (I love Merrick), Decker, Briar, Shepherd, Raleigh, Keller, Colter, and Brixton; Cecily, Indie, Coral, Ophelia, Poppy, Sylvie (again with this name!), Belle, Zelda, Eisley, and Emerald.

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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (5-1)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 5-1:

5. Ava

4. Isabella

3. Sophia

2. Olivia

1. Emma
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Just in time! Well done to Aléna for a great series.

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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (10-6)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 10-6:

10. Charlotte

9. Madison

8. Abigail

7. Emily

6. Mia
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Unusual Names in the 26-30 Range (Boys)

Finally, the boys' list.  These names were given to between 26 and 30 boys in the U.S. back in 2014.  It's a really interesting set! 30: Amias, Aristotle, Banner, Canton, Casimir, Dimas, Dodge, Eamonn, Elimelech, Ezriel, Kolson, Macen, Mackenzie, Malique, Matthieu, Maximilliano, Mehdi, Odysseus, Pinchas, Randal 29: Alasdair, Aldon, Alexi, Braddock, Carlin, Edwyn, Enmanuel, Espen,…
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Names Given to Less Than 100 Children Last Year Part 1 of 3

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Lots of bloggers and vloggers seem to be making the most of the last chance to talk about the 2014 stats while they're current, before the 2015 ones come out. I'm not complaining, because Paula's chosen some lovely names, like Ansel, Basil, Dinah and Eulalia.

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Rare Names: The 21-25 Range (Girls)

Since my list posts seem to be so popular, I will continue raiding the 2014 data for unusual names until the SSA releases the 2015 info.  I was going to write a post on the unusual names in the 21-30 range, but apparently there were so many I've had to split them into two separate…
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Antonina, Kemper, Mumtaz, Isolde, and more.

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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (25-21)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 25-21:

25. Lillian

24. Addison

23. Natalie

22. Zoey

21. Grace
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Rare Names in the 11-20 Range (Boys)

Today I go over some of those rare boys' names used between 11 and 20 times in the U.S. in 2014.  As I did with the girls' names, I provide commentary, but many of the names aren't so humorous this time.  Rather, they're head-scratching or unfortunately reminiscent of the darker memories of history and religion. …
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An excellent selection: Dream, Ripken, Melchizedek, Fergus and more.

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Names Rising Quickly in Popularity

Names that have been shooting up the popularity charts! Check out Kris' video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWeZI9fLvc4
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Unique Baby Names with 10 Uses or Fewer (Girls)

Today I’ve mined the American data for some of my favorite girls’ names with 10 or fewer uses in 2014. 
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I've made some lovely new discoveries here, like Markia, Astraea, and Joyful.

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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (40-36)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 40-36:

40. Arianna

39. Savannah

38. Allison

37. Ariana

36. Audrey
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All the A's and -anna's!

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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (50-46)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 50-46:

50. Sarah

49. Nora

48. Skylar

47. Riley

46. Sadie
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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (60-56)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of the year 2014 in the US. This video includes names 60-56:

60. Serenity

59. Madelyn

58. Caroline

57. Annabelle

56. Payton
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