The New Boys’ Top 20 for 2014

I still have a few letters to go, but I’ve tallied enough of the list that I now have a bead on the top 20.  Below is the new top 20.  Main changes from the SSA top 20:

– Jackson has moved from #17 to #1.

– Aidan and Jayden are much higher up the list.

–  Kayden and Jace have entered the top 20.

– David and Joseph have been pushed off the list.

The new top 100 is coming soon.

NEW TOP 20:

1. Jackson

2. Aidan

3. Noah

4. Liam

5. Jayden

6. Mason

7. Jacob

8. Kayden

9. William

10. Michael

11. Alexander

12. Ethan

13. Elijah

14. James

15. Daniel

16. Lucas

17. Benjamin

18. Logan

19. Matthew

20. Jace

All the -aydens for 2014

I have listed below all the -ayden names present on the 2014 list.  The following names total 160,317 uses, which represents about 8.4% of the 1,901,376 named baby boys on the SSA list.

In other words… -ayden names are incredibly popular.

 

The -ayden Names, in Order of Popularity:

AIDAN (25233) Aidan 2265 Aydan 235 Aydden 12 Aydeen 8 Ayden 5586 Aydenn 69 Aydin 321 Aydn 8 Aydon 35 Aydyn 15 Ayeden 14 Ayedin 5 Ayiden 16 Adan 829 Aaidyn 9 Aaiden 70 Aadyn 33 Aadon 9 Aaden 236 Aadan 8 Aidden 19 Aideen 5 Aiden 13296 Aidenn 19 Aidin 23 Aidyn 229 Aidynn 17 Aiiden 6 Aidon 19 Aden 991 Adyn 57 Adynn 9 Aedan 169 Aeden 51 Aedin 10 Aedyn 33 Adden 7 Adin 86 Aayden 188 Aiyden 72 Adon 26 Aodhan 9 Eidan 16 Eiden 56 Eydan 10 Eyden 27

JAYDEN (18523) Jayden 12878 Jadan 23 Jadden 11 Jaden 2433 Jadien 8 Jadin 14 Jadon 253 Jadyn 78 Jaedan 15 Jaeden 158 Jaedin 12 Jaedon 42 Jaedyn 76 Jahden 8 Jaidan 41 Jaiden 1552 Jaidin 11 Jaidon 56 Jaidyn 143 Jaiyden 7 Jaydan 145 Jaydden 7 Jaydeen 14 Jaydenn 30 Jaydin 98 Jaydn 14 Jaydon 258 Jaydyn 38 Jden 12 Jdyn 6 Jeidan 5 Jeiden 9 Jeydan 7 Jeyden 36 Jeydon 6 Jhaiden 7 Jhayden 6 Jyden 6

KAYDEN (17554) Kayden 4691 Qaiden 5 Kaydan 36 Kaydenn 15 Kaydin 69 Kaydn 12 Kaydon 96 Kaydyn 24 Cadan 14 Cadden 7 Caden 2027 Cadin 10 Cadon 7 Cadyn 34 Caedan 11 Caeden 72 Caedon 13 Caedyn 19 Caidan 17 Caiden 1346 Caidon 7 Caidyn 43 Caydan 7 Cayden 2037 Caydenn 5 Caydin 23 Caydn 5 Caydon 29 Caydyn 6 Kaden 2440 Kadin 98 Kadon 13 Kadyn 136 Kaedan 12 Kaeden 238 Kaedin 13 Kaedon 25 Kaedyn 81 Kaidan 77 Kaiden 3247 Kaidin 21 Kaidon 32 Kaidyn 189 Kaidynn 9 Kaiyden 14 Keiden 31 Caiyden 6 Kahden 5 Kadan 14 Kden 10 Kdyn 11 Chayden 20 Chaden 10 Khaden 25 Khadin 6 Khadyn 6 Khaiden 14 Khaidyn 16 Khayden 43 Khaydin 5

BRADEN (9206) Brayden 6539 Braden 886 Bradin 9 Bradon 12 Bradyn 166 Braedan 26 Braeden 283 Braedin 6 Braedon 69 Braedyn 118 Braiden 271 Braidon 19 Braidyn 41 Braydan 45 Braydenn 7 Braydin 45 Braydn 13 Braydon 522 Braydyn 39 Breiden 5 Breydan 20 Breyden 46 Breydon 19

ZAYDEN (3937) Zayden 2209 Xaden 22 Xadyn 6 Xaeden 5 Xaiden 71 Xaidyn 10 Xayden 42 Xhaiden 10 Xzaiden 5 Zadan 6 Zaden 139 Zadin 7 Zadyn 27 Zaeden 35 Zaedin 8 Zaedon 9 Zaedyn 59 Zaidan 35 Zaiden 948 Zaidin 11 Zaidyn 106 Zaiyden 5 Zhayden 5 Zhaiden 5 Zeidan 5 Zedan 5 Zaydyn 16 Zaydenn 7 Zaydin 46 Zaydn 9 Zaydon 28 Zaydan 28 Xzayden 8

HAYDEN (3251) Hayden 2851 Haden 59 Hadyn 10 Haeden 10 Haedyn 5 Haiden 158 Haidon 6 Haidyn 25 Haydan 14 Haydin 19 Haydn 42 Haydon 29 Haydyn 8 Heiden 5 Heyden 10

RAIDEN (1090) Raiden 589 Raden 11 Radin 10 Raeden 10 Raedyn 9 Raidan 9 Raidon 8 Raidyn 24 Rayden 370 Raydin 12 Raydon 14 Raydyn 7 Reyden 17

GRAYDEN (248) Grayden 88 Graydin 6 Graydon 71 Gradyn 17 Graden 17 Gradon 7 Graiden 8 Greyden 19 Greydon 15

DRAYDEN (216) Draden 11 Dredan 5 Dreden 18 Dredyn 16 Dreydan 7 Dreyden 27 Dreydon 7 Drayden 89 Draydon 10 Draeden 9 Draiden 17

TAYDEN (209) Tayden 153 Taden 11 Taeden 9 Taedyn 7 Taiden 29

BLADEN (151) Bladen 60 Bladyn 6 Blaiden 9 Blayden 50 Blaydin 6 Blaydon 5 Blayton 15

LAYDEN (135) Layden 68 Laden 6 Ladon 10 Laiden 21 Laydon 11 Leiden 11 Leyden 8

JAKAYDEN (97) Jacaiden 25 Jacaden 8 Jacaiden 5 Jacayden 8 Jakaden 20 Jakayden 31

PAYDEN (80) Payden 38 Paden 24 Paiden 13 Peydon 5

TREYDEN (54) Trayden 18 Tredyn 5 Treyden 21 Treydon 5 Traiden 5

BAYDEN (38) Baden 14 Baiden 7 Bayden 17

SHAYDEN (35) Shayden 27 Shaden 8

VADEN (27) Vayden 9 Vaden 12 Vaiden 6

NAYDEN (25) Nayden 16 Naiden 9

DAYDEN (23) Dayden 12 Daiden 11

Thayden 13

Slayden 10

Wayden 10

Yaden 10

Jrayden 5

Lakayden 5

I have changed the way I am listing names for the 2014 list.  I am now adhering to the following rules:

1. Names will be listed first by oldest or most traditional spelling.  EX: Aidan

2. Modern, invented names will be listed by most popular spelling.  This includes names for which etymologies were speciously worked out backwards after they were invented.  EX: Kayden, Zayden

3. When spellings of popular names coincide with obscure, rarely used legitimate names, I will err on the side of popular.  EX: Jadon, a Hebrew name, was never used until Jayden became popular.  It is highly unlikely that most parents using the spelling Jadon even realize it’s an old Biblical name.  I’ve therefore placed it with the Jaydens.  Additionally, the 8 Aydeens and 5 Aideens are almost certainly variant spellings of Aiden and not meant to be pronounced or presented as the near-defunct female name Aideen.

4. Where spellings of two possibly different names become conflated due to a misunderstanding of phonics on the part of the naming parents, I will combine the spellings unless 1) the spellings can be EASILY separated, and 2) there is clear evidence that a stray standalone is meant to be a separate name.   EX (1): It is unclear what parents are trying to do with the name group Caylum/Caelum/Calum/Callum, so I’ve grouped them together.  EX (2): I have placed Jadden, which phonetically ought to be pronounced with a short A, with the Jaydens, as it’s clearly meant as a variant of such.