Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top 10 Boy Names Per Letter in 2012

For those of you that follow The Art of Naming on Facebook, you've probably seen me post lists like this before. I thought it would be nice to see what the top 10 names are for every letter. Perhaps you know that you want a name that starts with the letter A but you don't want to choose one that is overly popular. Now you can see exactly how popular each name is per letter as well as overall in ranking according the the US Top 1000 chart (ranking in parenthesis).

I started posting these on Facebook around June or July of 2013 and finally got through the entire alphabet for the year 2012. Now it is nearly time to discover the top names of 2013!   If you like this sort of information and wish for it to be compiled again for the next year, let me know in the comments! Enjoy!

Top 10 A-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Alexander (#9)
2. Aiden (#10)
3. Anthony (#15)
4. Andrew (#18)
5. Aaron (#51)
6. Angel (#57)
7. Austin (#58)
8. Adrian (#60)
9. Ayden (#69)
10. Adam (#82)

Top 10 B-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Benjamin (#16)
2. Brayden (#39)
3. Brandon (#56)
4. Blake (#71)
5. Bentley (#75)
6. Brody (#91)
7. Bryson (94)
8. Bryce (#117)
9. Bryan (#121)
10. Braxton (#125)

Top 10 C-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Christopher (#23)
2. Caleb (#32)
3. Christian (#33)
4. Carter (#36)
5. Cameron (#54)
6. Connor (#59)
7. Charles (#62)
8. Colton (#65)
9. Chase (#77)
10. Cooper (#83)


Top 10 D-Names For Boys in 2012: 
1. Daniel (#11)
2. David (#19)
3. Dylan (#31)
4. Dominic (#70)
5. Damian (#97)
6. Diego (#110)
7. Declan (#143)
8. Devin (#173)
9. Derek (#182)
10. Damien (#218)

Top 10 E-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Ethan (#3)
2. Elijah (#13)
3. Eli (#44)
4. Evan (#47)
5. Easton (#96)
6. Eric (#107)
7. Elias (#114)
8. Edward (#157)
9. Emmanuel (#165)
10. Ezra (#184)

Top 10 F-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Francisco (#225)
2. Fernando (#243)
3. Finn (#291)
4. Fabian (#298)
5. Felix (#316)
6. Frank (#319)
7. Finnegan (#491)
8. Franklin (#528)
9. Frederick (#536)
10. Finley (#547)

Top 10 G-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Gabriel (#24)
2. Grayson (#85)
3. Giovanni (#119)
4. Gael (#146)
5. Grant (#163)
6. George (#166)
7. Gage (#172)
8. Greyson (#174)
9. Garrett (#213)
10. Graham (#215)

Top 10 H-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Henry (#43)
2. Hunter (#45)
3. Hudson (#93)
4. Hayden (#109)
5. Harrison (#181)
6. Hector (#267)
7. Holden (#296)
8. Hugo (#436)
9. Harper (#605)
10. Harley (#632)

Top 10 I-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Isaac (#30)
2, Isaiah (#42)
3. Ian (#78)
4. Ivan (#113)
5. Iker (#230)
6. Israel (#252)
7. Ismael (#382)
8. Izaiah (#399)
9. Issac (#444)
10. Ibrahim (#487)

Top 10 J-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Jacob (#1)
2. Jayden (#7)
3. James (#14)
4. Joshua (#17)
5. Joseph (#20)
6. Jackson (#22)
7. John (#28)
8. Jonathan (#35)
9. Jack (#46)
10. Jordan (#48)

Top 10 K-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Kevin (#67)
2. Kayden (#99)
3. Kaleb (#126)
4. Kyle (#127)
5. Kaden (#128)
6. Kaiden (#154)
7. Kenneth (#175)
8. Kai (#195)
9. Kingston (#210)
10. Keegan (#244)

Top 10 L-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Liam (#6)
2. Logan (#21)
3. Lucas (#27)
4. Landon (#34)
5. Luke (#37)
6. Levi (#55)
7. Luis (#90)
8. Lincoln (#132)
9. Leo (#134)
10. Leonardo (#150)

Top 10 M-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Mason (#2)
2. Michael (#8)
3. Matthew (#12)
4. Micah (#103)
5. Max (#105)
6. Miles (#111)
7. Maxwell (#116)
8. Miguel (#130)
9. Mateo (#138)
10. Marcus (#149)

Top 10 N-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Noah (#4)
2. Nathan (#29)
3. Nicholas (#49)
4. Nathaniel (#84)
5. Nolan (#88)
6. Nicolas (#180)
7. Nehemiah (#342)
8. Noel (#418)
9. Nikolas (#488)
10. Nico (#525)

Top 10 O-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Owen (#38)
2. Oliver (#73)
3. Oscar (#177)
4. Omar (#199)
5. Orion (#419)
6. Orlando (#461)
7. Odin (#640)
8. Omari (#711)
9. Osvaldo (#754)
10. Otto (#785)

Top 10 P-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Parker (#80)
2. Preston (#129)
3. Patrick (#142)
4. Peyton (#183)
5. Paul (#193)
6. Peter (#205)
7. Paxton (#241)
8. Pedro (#317)
9. Phillip (#350)
10. Pablo (#367)

Top 10 Q-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Quinn (#321)
2. Quentin (#440)
3. Quinton (#526)
4. Quincy (#633)
5. Quintin (#811)
6. Quenten (#1018)
7. Quinlan (#1827)
8. Quin (#2972)
9. Qasim (#3751)
10. Quade (#4183)

Top 10 R-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Ryan (#26)
2. Robert (#61)
3. Ryder (#100)
4. Richard (#124)
5. Riley (#133)
6. Roman (#159)
7. Rylan (#179)
8. Ryker (#219)
9. Ricardo (#226)
10. Raymond (#249)

Top 10 S-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Samuel (#25)
2. Sebastian (#64)
3. Steven (#112)
4. Santiago (#122)
5. Sean (#144)
6. Sawyer (#147)
7. Silas (#161)
8. Seth (#209)
9. Stephen (#228)
10. Spencer (#234)

Top 10 T-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Tyler (#50)
2. Thomas (#63)
3. Tristan (#89)
4. Timothy (#120)
5. Tanner (#178)
6. Tucker (#185)
7. Theodore (#197)
8. Trevor (#203)
9. Travis (#212)
10. Trenton (#239)

Top 10 U-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Uriel (#482)
2. Uriah (#574)
3. Urijah (#665)
4. Ulises (#726)
5. Ulysses (#1109)
6. Unknown (#1699)
7. Umar (#1904)
8. Uziel (#1905)
9. Usher (#2273)
10. Urban (#3336)

Top 10 V-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Vincent (#104)
2. Victor (#135)
3. Vihaan (#646)
4. Vicente (#714)
5. Vincenzo (#746)
6. Valentino (#812)
7. Vance (#841)
8. Van (#850)
9. Vaughn (#873)
10. Valentin (#897)

Top 10 W-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. William (#5)
2. Wyatt (#41)
3. Wesley (#155)
4. Weston (#171)
5. Waylon (#326)
6. Walter (#376)
7. Walker (#411)
8. Warren (#473)
9. Wade (#553)
10. Wilson (#599)

Top 10 X-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Xavier (#81)
2. Xander (#216)
3. Xzavier (#614)
4. Xavi (#867)
5. Xavion (#1681)
6. Xaiden (#2015)
7. Xavior (#2214)
8. Xayden (#2215)
9. Xzander (#2936)
10. Xadrian (#3421)

Top 10 Y-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Yahir (#514)
2. Yusuf (#628)
3. Yosef (#716)
4. Yael (#878)
5. Yousef (#888)
6. Yadiel (#1033)
7. Yisroel (#1073)
8. Yair (#1120)
9. Yahya (#1153)
10. Youssef (#1215)

Top 10 Z-Names for Boys in 2012:
1. Zachary (#68)
2. Zane (#224)
3. Zayden (#229)
4. Zion (#235)
5. Zander (#250)
6. Zaiden (#433)
7. Zachariah (#437)
8. Zackary (#507)
9. Zayne (#596)
10. Zechariah (#661)

There were some letters that were more difficult than others. If any of the numbers in parenthesis exceeded 2000, they may or may not be 100% accurate. I had to look up individual names to see where they may rank, put them in a list with other looked-up names until I couldn't find any more. Then I took the top 10 that I could find. It is possible that a name or two fell through the cracks. If you find an error or a missing name, please let me know so I can fix it. This is as accurate as I could possibly find in my research.  Which letter is your favorite?

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