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Can You Guess the Top Name Ending in Every Letter?

A 26-name quiz with some surprising answers. (Any guess what the most popular baby name ending in-o is?)
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Name Nerds Blog: 2019 Boys' Names USA: Highlights

Here are the biggest rising and falling names in the top 7000 for boys. 

The Full name list is here:
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2019 Top Girls' Names in the USA: Highlights

 Here are the names that gained the most namesakes in 2019: (Full top 7000 list here) Name # increase % increase Damyla 30 600% Kanari 3
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2019 Names for Girls sorted by spelling

COVID-19 delayed the release of the Social Security Administration's Baby Name lists for 2019. However, at long last I have grouped th
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Top Baby Names in Puerto Rico, 2019 –

According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular baby names in Puerto Rico in 2019 were (again) Valentina and Sebastian. Here are Puerto Rico’s top 10 girl names and top 10 b…
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Nothing Happened to “Karen” and “Donald” Last Year

Nothing Happened to “Karen” and “Donald” Last Year | Name News | Scoop.it
News headlines claimed big popularity drops for Karen and Donald. They were wrong--and missed the REAL name stories of the year.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: British vs. American, Part 1 (2019)

Both the US and UK datasets are out now; it's time to have some fun comparing data!  Always fascinating to see what trends are the same
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Word Names (just the rarest ones, 2019)

Yeah, I don't feel like listing all  the word names this time.  However, I did come across quite a few doing my "Rare but Real" lists, an
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Sunday Summary: Ascension

Sunday Summary: Ascension | Name News | Scoop.it
Talking about Dessa and Matilda, plus more stories from the recent US popular baby names data release. Two words: Playground Analysis!
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Baby Name Trends 2020

Baby Name Trends 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
What's next in baby name trends for 2020? We've identified the top 2020s name trends that will come to define the next decade in baby names.
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Baby Names Trendy in Particular U.S. States –

Baby Names Trendy in Particular U.S. States – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are some baby names that are relatively popular in the U.S., but especially popular (i.e., top 5) in just one or two states: NameU.S. RankingState Ranking(s)Easton (m)74th4th in West VirginiaE…
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Name Popularity by U.S. State

Jennifer and Mallory discuss name anomalies in different U.S. states as opposed to the overall national list.
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Name Nerds Blog: 2019 Boys' Name Highlights: Added and Dropping Names

 Here is a list of all the boys' names that were added and dropped out of the top 7000. It includes names that were in the top 700
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Top Boys names of 2019 in the USA

 At long last, the Top boys' names of 2019 grouped by spelling is up!  Top Boys' Names, USA 2019 The top 200 is as follows (most popula
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Top Girls' Names of 2019 in the USA: Names added and Dropping out of the top 7000

 For the complete top 7000 Girls' Names in 2019, click here:  Top 7000 Girls' Names USA 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: For names being added, the big on
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Baby Names Trendy in Particular U.S. States –

Baby Names Trendy in Particular U.S. States – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are some baby names that are relatively popular in the U.S., but especially popular (i.e., top 5) in just one or two states: NameU.S. RankingState Ranking(s)Easton (m)74th4th in West VirginiaE…
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Confederate Names Down, Rage Up: The Latest Trends in "Meaning" Names

Confederate Names Down, Rage Up: The Latest Trends in "Meaning" Names | Name News | Scoop.it
These four types of "meaning" baby names are changing, fast.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: British vs. American, Part 2 (2019)

Time for the more onerous part of the comparison (for this American, anyway): the most American names.  First up: the most common America
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Name data: U.S. and U.K.

Name data: U.S. and U.K. | Name News | Scoop.it
I can't believe I haven't yet posted here on the blog about the 2019 name data that was (finally!) released by the Social Security Administration a couple of weeks ago! (The first few weeks of school always have me in a dither -- it always takes me until Thanksgiving every year to finally feel like…
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Popular and Unique Baby Names in Each U.S. State, 2019 –

Popular and Unique Baby Names in Each U.S. State, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Which baby names were the most popular in each U.S. state in 2019? And which names only popped up in the data for a single state in 2019? All the answers are below! Alabama Alabama’s top girl…
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Top 100 Baby Names Showdown!

Top 100 Baby Names Showdown! | Name News | Scoop.it
Is your taste in baby names more British or American? We compare and contrast the recently released Top 100 baby names in each region to find out!
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Lost Names Return to the Charts

Lost Names Return to the Charts | Name News | Scoop.it
These lost names disappeared for decades, but are back on the charts now. From whimsical words to vintage nicknames, rediscover some true rarities.
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The Numbers are Here!

The Numbers are Here! | Name News | Scoop.it
Sometimes setting an artificial deadline can help us choose our child's name. Because waiting until we meet our baby only works sometimes!
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