Kennedy is twice as popular as Tara. And people like Willow more than Xander. I’m talking about baby names, of course. The Social Security Administration has released its annual list.
According to the SSA, Kennedy was the 138th most popular girl’s name last year. Tara was 300. Xander weighs in at 541, just below Willow’s 510. Other popular names: Angel (46), Connor (48), Wesley (186), and, down the list a ways, Anya (486) and Dawn (920). Not in the top 1,000 for any of the last 12 years: Buffy, Spike, Rupert, Cordelia, or Joss.
And, oh, yeah, Riley was the 77th most popular name last year… for girls.
Someone with even more time on their hands than me can dig a little deeper if they want. The rolls go back to 1880.
May 21 2003
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