Internet Baby Naming Update

Friends, family, my co-workers at Google, and random strangers on the internet have contributed more than 500 votes for our kid’s name. At this point we have some clear favorites, with Dylan leading the boys chart and Olivia and Ada pulling ahead on the girls chart.

I’ve decided to move all the charts to this post, I’ll try to add updates with more detail as time goes on.

First, the graph of the most popular Girls’ names:

EDIT: Well, it turns out I made some pretty crazy formulas and broke my own charts. I’ll have an update soon to tell you how to make cool charts and how not to break them. The voting form works, though, so don’t be afraid to contribute.

DOUBLE EDIT: I’ve put in static versions of the charts while I work on fixing my spreadsheet.

Here’s the graph of the most popular Boys’ names:

Here’s a familiar, if not cognitively optimum, pie chart showing who has been voting:

Just for fun, here are graphs of some of the leading names’ popularity since the 1880s from the wonderful Baby Name Wizard website.

The only problem with these graphs is that they don’t give an identifiable scale. So, you can’t easily compare the different name graphs below – note that the darker the hue, the more babies had that name.

Olivia:

Popularity of names starting with OLIVIA

OLIVIA

Ada:

Popularity of names starting with ADA

ADA

Athena:

Popularity of names starting with ATHENA

ATHENA

Erin:

Popularity of names starting with ERIN

ERIN

Cassia:

Popularity of names starting with CASSIA

CASSIA

Alexis:

Popularity of names starting with ALEXIS

ALEXIS

Alexandria:

Popularity of names starting with ALEXANDRIA

ALEXANDRIA

Althea:

Popularity of names starting with ALTHEA

ALTHEA

Ozma:

Popularity of names starting with OZMA

OZMA

Dylan:

Popularity of names starting with DYLAN

DYLAN

Nikolas:

Popularity of names starting with NIKOLAS

NIKOLAS

Aaron:

Popularity of names starting with AARON

AARON

Alexander

Popularity of names starting with ALEXANDER

ALEXANDER

Levi:

Popularity of names starting with LEVI

LEVI

Isaac:

Popularity of names starting with ISAAC

ISAAC

Eric:

Popularity of names starting with ERIC

ERIC

Sydney:

Popularity of names starting with SYDNEY

SYDNEY

Next up I’ll write a post about the write-in suggestions we’ve gotten.

60 thoughts on “Internet Baby Naming Update

  1. cool names (off twilight)
    =D hope it helps

    girls
    Esme
    Rosalie
    Alice
    IsaBella Marie (bella)*
    Renesmee Carlie *

    boys
    Edward
    Carlisle
    Jasper
    Charlie

  2. boys-
    harrison
    baker
    maison/mason
    hunter (girl or boy)
    van
    bam

    girls-
    indy/indie
    jannana
    merrin
    charlie
    frankie

  3. I think that Alexander is a name I hear a lot walking around high school. Olivia, I just plain don’t like that name. Plus Alexis is my name and I think it is too preppy for my personality; thus shortening it to Lex.
    Cassia is cute and I adore the name Levi!

    Some other names: Jasper, Riley, Jessie, Rory, Jamie, Alice, Demitri, Kai, Owen, Wyatt…

  4. DO NOT NAME “ADA” if its a GIRL, she will be made fun of her whole life because of the Resident Evil character “Ada Wong”, they will forever be saying “she ada wong”….”ADA WAIT”….seriously think about it, do you want your daughter, if she is a girl, being called mean names that have to do with a mans nether regions?.

    It would just be cruel to name her that, school kids will tear her apart emotionally.

  5. ooo, come on, it’s beautiful to name her Ada. It’s a classic and wonderful name, it has a meaning, and many histories, and the most interesting is about programming.

    There’s a whole programming language named ADA as Ada the Countess of Lovelace, the “first programmer”.

    Come on, that’s the most adequate name for a girl. It’s perfect! You should definitively name a girl ADA.

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