Come play! The Namerology popularity chart is now updated with current stats for every baby name used in measurable numbers in the USA or England/Wales last year. That’s a total of 36,460 different names to dig into. You can search and sort names by letter sequences, popularity range, and popularity trend in either country.
Some suggested ways to search and explore:
• A classic name screen. You want a boy’s name with an x in it, not too common but not totally “out there” either? Find every option by typing an x under “Name should contain this sequence,” m for male under gender, max popularity ranking of 200 and minimum of 2500. You can sort the results by clicking on any column header, to see the names in alphabetical order or popularity order.
• See where American and English parents disagree. Select US popularity rankings starting from 1000, and England going up to 100. You’ll get an instant snapshot of England-only names. Then try it the other way to see what names are most distinctly American. Limit it to male names only for a crystal-clear style contrast, or loosen it up to top 500 in England to find ideas for names that are underused in the US, like Elodie and Harriet.
• Uncover rare-yet-stylish names. Set the desired popularity trend in both countries to up, then choose your target popularity range. (Tip: use a smaller range for England, to reflect the smaller population and number of names in use.) You’ll find uncommon names with fashion momentum, like Juno for girls and Torin for boys.
• Just explore. Type “down sharply” as the US trend and find out what still-popular names may be on the way out. Find out how many different names with an xt were used last year for girls vs. boys. Take a look at the top boys’ names containing the letter pair ie in the US vs. England. And if you come up with other interesting searches, please share!
I came across an interesting search – comparing the trending of names with “nt” in them. Somewhat surprisingly, it seems to be going down, though there are a few exceptions.