TOP 10 Girls & Boys Names That Begin With Letter A 2016

Posted in Hippo Blue
on May 23, 2016
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If you followed our Name Day event, you probably know that “Letter A Broke the Internet.”On the day that we announced Letter A, we received so many orders that it basically ran our server down to the ground by 9am… And sent us scrambling! We ended up extending Letter A till the next day. The result? Letter A had more than twice as many participants as the next popular letter, which was Letter E.

So why is the Letter A so popular? In 2006, American economists looked at the link between surnames and academic prominence, finding that those with initials early in the alphabet were markedly more likely to work in prestigious university departments and win a Nobel Prize. This ‘alphabetical discrimination’ was probably due to the fact that the authors of academic papers are often listed in alphabetical order. Simply put, we’re used to associating things at the top of a list as winners.*

Another theory we have internally (and thus based on no economic research) is the ‘wedding dress discrimination.’ A lot of parents start from the Letter A when picking their baby names. And like the wedding dress, you end up falling in love with one of the first ones that you set your eyes on. All the other ones that come after don’t quite measure up to THE one.

Another interesting fact about the A names was that only one of the names for Girls and one for Boys made the Top 20. Meaning, there are many different names that led to the Internet breakdown, but very few that are immensely popular.

Rank Top 10 Girls Names that begin with A Top 10 Boys Names that begin with A
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Amelia
Ava
Abigail
Annabelle
Audrey
Addison
Aria
Alexis
Alice
Alyssa
Archie
Archer
Alexander
Aiden
Austin
Angus
Ashton
Asher
Aidan
Andrew

 

*http://www.sciencefocus.com/feature/psychology/names

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