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Ren’s Baby Name Blog: 2021 Top 100

The top 100 list is a hodge podge of names. You have the classic, timeless names mixed in with the modern coming of age names. I like to think there is a name on the top 100 for everyone. I know there are some people that would say any name in the top 100 is off limits. But I like to counteract that with asking this one question: “How many babies or kids do you know with the name Silas or Ruby?” Both those names are currently ranked under the top 50 but still in the top 100. Personally I don’t know any kids in real life with those names. I can guarantee that there are plenty of names in the top 100 that you haven’t heard on a baby or younger child in real life. And every year the names move just a little. A name that is in the top 100 this year might fall out next year and vice versa. 

This year we had 6 new names jump into the top 100, 4 boys and 2 girls. I have to say I’m surprised that there aren’t move changes to the girl names. Relatively speaking there are more girl names and variants out there than there are boy names. But it looks like we are getting a little bit of a change with the boys this year. 

I am not surprised at the boy names that have entered the top 100. In fact I had predicted that Beau, Bennett, and Waylon would enter the top 100. I am getting a very western vibe from these new boy names. 

As for the girl names I am very surprised that Athena and Rylee are in the top 100. They have been hovering just outside the list in recent years. Rylee was actually #100 a few years back. I thought for sure she would inch down just a little this year. I do have to say I had no idea what names would even be entering the top 100 this year for girls. Most of the names just didn’t feel like they would make it in.

Because we gained 6 new names to the list that means 6 names fell down the charts. 

Jaxson #85 –> #101

Jace #96 –> #102

Adam #97 –> #104

Kayden #99 –> #108

Samantha #90 –> 105

Brielle #100 –> #118

I am going to keep up with my fun name data analysis from years past and include the top 5 names that had the biggest increases and biggest decreases within the top 100 for both genders. I won’t be including names that entered the top 100 this year. 

1. Luca (#42), Brooks (#77) +25

2. Kai (#71) +22

3. Wesley (#84) +14

4. Theodore (#10) +13

5. Jack (#11) +10

1. Leilani (#67) +25

2.  Autumn (#66) +16

3.  Ruby (#62), Alice (#64) +12

4. Isla (#33), Delilah (#58) +11

5. Caroline (#81) +10

Biggest Decreases Within the Top 100 

1. Connor (#97) -19

2. Hunter (#86) -18

3. Carson (#98) -14

4. Dominic (#99) -11

5. Jeremiah (#85) -10

1. Anna (#84) -16

2. Josephine (#72), Serenity (#85) -15

3. Genesis (#75) -13

4. Skylar (#74) -11

5. Victoria (#43), Aubrey (#65), Bella, (#73), Ariana (#88) -9

How do you feel about the top 100? What are your favorites?

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