Newfangled Baby Names
A few days ago, we brought you names that have gone out of style. I thought it might be a good idea to do the opposite, and find names that are new.
Here is a list of American names that are now in the top 50 for their gender, but that never once appeared in the top 1,000 before 1960.
A few interesting notes:
Once again, there are more women's names (17) than men's names (6) on the list, although the difference is less stark.
The names Madison, Addison, Avery, and Harper appeared as boy names before 1960, but didn't appear as girl names until recently. While it seems that boy names can become girl names, I can't find any examples of the reverse being true.
Dylan was a very obscure name until the poet Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan made the name famous.
The name Aaliyah first entered the top 1,000 in 1994, the year after the recording artist Aaliyah released her first album.
|Rank in 2015||Name||First Entered Top 1,000|