Most Popular Baby Names by Gender and Mother Ethnic Group

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This dataset is from the BabyCenter that has released its top 100 baby names of 2016, showing which names proved to be the most popular this year. Baby names are often a controversial subject, considering seemingly everyone has an opinion of which name sounds best and which are too out there to use. But there are a select few names out there that seem to be universally beloved.

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The newly released list, which compiles data from nearly 400,000 parents, ranks the names of both genders by popularity. Let’s start with girls. According to the list, the most popular name for baby girls this year is an oldie but goodie: Sophia. The lovely moniker beat the names Emma, Olivia, Ava and Mia to become the No. 1 female baby name of 2016. No huge surprise there — the name is classic (does anyone else think of Estelle Getty from Golden Girls when they hear it?) and has multiple spellings (such as Sophia or Sofia), all of which helps make it a prevalent choice among parents.

Date Created

2015-02-04

Last Modified

2019-03-29

Version

2019-03-29

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

2011-2019

Spatial Coverage

United States

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John Snow Labs; Data City of New York;

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Keywords

Most Popular Baby Names, Baby Names by Gender, Baby Names and Mother, Baby Names by Mother's Ethnic Group, Baby Names New York City, Popular Baby Names by Sex

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Most Popular Baby Names in New York City, Most Popular Baby Names by Gender NY, Most Popular Baby Names by Mother's Race NY

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Birth_YearBirth Year of babydate-
GenderBaby Gender (Male, Female)string-
Ethnic_GroupEthnic Group (ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER, BLACK NON HISPANIC, WHITE NON HISPANIC, HISPANIC)string-
NamePopular Baby Namestring-
CountNumber of Baby Namesintegerlevel : Ratio
RankBaby Name Rank Wiseintegerlevel : Ordinal
Birth YearGenderEthnic GroupNameCountRank
2011FEMALEHISPANICGERALDINE1375
2011FEMALEHISPANICGIA2167
2011FEMALEHISPANICGIANNA4942
2011FEMALEHISPANICGISELLE3851
2011FEMALEHISPANICGRACE3653
2011FEMALEHISPANICGUADALUPE2662
2011FEMALEHISPANICHAILEY1268
2011FEMALEHISPANICHALEY1474
2011FEMALEHISPANICHANNAH1771
2011FEMALEHISPANICHAYLEE1771