Friday, May 13, 2016

Potentially Hyphenated Names Used for Girls in the US

There could be a number of reasons why parents would opt for a hyphenated name. Maybe they have 3 or 4 favorites that they just cannot narrow down. Maybe they'd like to honor two people in one name. Maybe they just like how it sounds. Whatever their reasons, hyphenated names do get used quite often, even here in the US, it's just that none of them have managed to get enough births per year to rank all that high.

I tried to avoid smoosh names, like -leighs and -annas and -lynnes, and only pull out the ones that are plausibly hyphenated. However, it is hard to tell since the SSA's data doesn't account for any hyphens and writes it all as one name. Perhaps the name could have been intended to be written as one, but most of these are most likely hyphenated, especially the longer ones.

There could be some that were written with spaces. For example, I doubt that Mariadejesus is one word or hyphenated, but that's how it came up in the data. Perhaps they put Maria de Jesus in the "first name box" and then something else as a middle name in addition to it. Again, the data makes it a bit difficult to know. Many of the more Spanish names on this list may not actually be hyphenated. Another is Mariadelcarmen or Maria del Carmen. Both of these names, and others like them, are probably spaced as two+ first names, but since I can't prove otherwise, I decided to include them.

I may have missed some names, but let me tell you, there ended up being way more names on this list than I anticipated:

Maria-Jose (119 births in 2014)
Ava-Marie (84 births)
Emma-Rose (64 births)
Ana-Maria (59 births)
Emma-Grace (55 births)
Ella-Mae (54 births)
Bella-Rose (42 births)
Anna-Grace (38 births)
Ellie-Mae (37 births)
Maria-Fernanda (36 births)
Anna-Sophia (33 births)
Mary-Kate (33 births)
Ella-Marie (29 births)
Mary-Elizabeth (28 births)
Ava-Grace (27 births)
Emma-Jean (27 births)
Ella-Rose (26 births)
Mary-Grace (26 births)
Ana-Paula (24 births)
Harley-Quinn (24 births)
Lily-Rose (24 births)
Mary-Lou (24 births)
Mary-Ellen (23 births)
Anna-Rose (22 births)
Dulce-Maria (22 births)
Ana-Victoria (21 births)
Ana-Sophia (19 b irths)
Bella-Marie (19 births)
Maria-Elena (19 births)
Mary-Alice (19 births)
Anna-Claire (18 births)
Hannah-Grace (17 births)
Ella-Grace (16 births)
Maria-Guadalupe (16 births)
Anna-Sofia (15 births)
Ella-Kate (15 births)
Lilly-Mae (15 births)

Bella-Grace (14 births)
Mary-Bella (14 births)
Mary-Catherine (14 births)
Mary-Rose (14 births)
Olivia-Grace (14 births)
Sophia-Grace (14 births)
Sophia-Marie (14 births)
Anna-Kate (13 births)
Emily-Rose (13 births)
Lily-Belle (13 births)
Mary-Katherine (13 births)
Stella-Rose (13 births)
Amelia-Rose (12 births)
Mary-Margaret (12 births)
Olivia-Rose (12 births)
Amber-Rose (11 births)
Briar-Rose (11 births)
Emma-Kate (11 births)
Ivy-Rose (11 births)
Leah-Marie (11 births)
Sarah-Grace (11 births)
Ana-Rosa (10 births)
Autumn-Rose (10 births)
Gracie-Mae (10 births)
Isabella-Rose (10 births)
Layla-Marie (10 births)
Maria-Isabel (10 births)
Mary-Claire (10 births)
Mary-Frances (10 births)
Sadie-Mae (10 births)
Scarlett-Rose (10 births)
Sophia-Rose (10 births)

Ana-Brenda (9 births)
Angel-Marie (9 births)
Emma-Claire (9 births)
Emma-Jane (9 births)
Emma-Marie (9 births)
Faith-Marie (9 births)
Maria-Clara (9 births)
Maria-Luisa (9 births)
Zoey-Jane (9 births)
Ana-Isabel (8 births)
Anna-Lucia (8 births)
Bella-Rae (8 births)
Daisy-Mae (8 births)
Emma-Sofia (8 births)
Evelyn-Rose (8 births)
Isabella-Marie (8 births)
Jada-Marie (8 births)
Layla-Rose (8 births)
Lily-Grace (8 births)
Luz-Marie (8 births)
Sadie-Ann (8 births)
Aaliyah-Rose (7 births)
Annabel-Lee (7 births)
Annie-Mae (7 births)
Ellie-May (7 births)
Eva-Rose (7 births)
Gianna-Marie (7 births)
Jayla-Rose (7 births)
Jessa-Mae (7 births)
Lillie-Mae (7 births)
Mary-Angel (7 births)
Mary-Carmen (7 births)
Mary-Clare (7 births)
Mary-Cruz (7 births)
Mary-jo (7 births)
Rosa-Isela (7 births)
Sarah-Jane (7 births)
Sofia-Grace (7 births)

Aaliyah-Marie (6 births)
Abigail-Grace (6 births)
Abigail-Marie (6 births)
Abigail-Rose (6 births)
Allie-Mae (6 births)
Anna-Paula (6 births)
Ava-Jane (6 births)
Ava-Nicole (6 births)
Bria-Marie (6 births)
Callie-Ann (6 births)
Carrie-Anne (6 births)
Charlee-Ann (6 births)
Chloe-Marie (6 births)
Elizabeth-Ann (6 births)
Ella-Jane (6 births)
Ellie-Rose (6 births)
Emma-Mae (6 births)
Emmie-Lou (6 births)
Eva-Mae (6 births)
Harley-Ann (6 births)
Jean-Marie (6 births)
Kiley-Ann (6 births)
Kyleigh-Ann (6 births)
Laila-Rose (6 births)
Layla-Grace (6 births)
Maria-Camila (6 births)
Maria-Cecilia (6 births)
Maria-Eduarda (6 births)
Maria-Luiza (6 births)
Maria-Victoria (6 births)
Mary-Jean (6 births)
Mary-Jose (6 births)
Melody-Rose (6 births)
Natalie-Rose (6 births)
Penelope-Rose (6 births)
Serenity-Rose (6 births)
Sofia-Rose (6 births)
Stella-Mae (6 births)
Taylor-Rae (6 births)

Amelia-Grace (5 births)
Ana-Cristina (5 births)
Ana-Isabella (5 births)
Ana-Rose (5 births)
Anna-Jean (5 births)
Anna-Joy (5 births)
Anna-May (5 births)
Anna-Rae (5 births)
Anna-Victoria (5 births)
Ariana-Marie (5 births)
Athena-Marie (5 births)
Aubrey-Rose (5 births)
Ava-Claire (5 births)
Ava-Elizabeth (5 births)
Ava-Sophia (5 births)
Avery-Marie (5 births)
Ayla-Mae (5 births)
Brooklyn-Rose (5 births)
Carrie-Ann (5 births)
Charlie-Mae (5 births)
Delilah-Rose (5 births)
Eliana-Grace (5 births)
Elizabeth-Grace (5 births)
Eliza-Jane (5 births)
Ellie-Kate (5 births)
Elly-Mae (5 births)
Emma-Beth (5 births)
Emma-Kay (5 births)
Eva-Maria (5 births)
Gianna-Rose (5 births)
Hazel-Marie (5 births)
Ivy-Marie (5 births)
Jade-Marie (5 births)
Julia-Rose (5 births)
Kayla-Marie (5 births)
Lena-Marie (5 births)
Lily-Marie (5 births)
Luna-Marie (5 births)
Luz-Mary (5 births)
Madison-Rose (5 births)
Mara-Jade (5 births)
Maria-Belen (5 births)
Maria-Emilia (5 births)
Maria-Paula (5 births)
Mary-Helen (5 births)
Mary-Jayne (5 births)
Mary-June (5 births)
Mia-Marie (5 births)
Mia-Nicole (5 births)
Mira-Jane (5 births)
Molly-Ann (5 births)
Sara-Grace (5 births)
Savannah-Grace (5 births)
Savannah-Jo (5 births)
Savannah-Lynn (5 births)
Sophie-Ann (5 births)
Violet-Rose (5 births)
Winter-Rose (5 births)
Zoey-Marie (5 births)


What a list! What do you think about hyphenated names? Would you ever use one? Which of these catches your eye the most?  Don't forget to check out the list of hyphenated boy names too!
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