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Is Aubrey really that popular? vs. yes vs. no
I have been working with children for over 10 years. And I have never met anyone named Aubrey before. But on this site everyon says the name is so popular and overused. Is it really that popular? Hubby and I love it for our daughter, so it is still useable?
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Is Aubrey Really That Popular?
It is #15 on the SSA list for popularity in 2012. It would probably be even higher than that if you counted the different spellings.
Yes, it is. I will get the exact statistics for you, but I believe it was ranked around #15 of all baby names in the US last year. It’s definitely been on the rise in the last few years - 5 years ago it was ranked much lower, so it’s no wonder if you haven’t met too many little girls with this name yet. There DEFINITELY will be in 5 years when girls born now are starting school - the numbers don’t lie.
Not to mention, the alternate spelling Aubree is also extremely popular, and other alternate spellings are used as well, like Aubrie and Aubri. I personally would not use a super common name - I grew up with one I hated being one of several in all my classes. This sucks - I’ve ruled out a few of my favorite names for the reason - but it’s just something I feel strongly about. A lot of parents do still use the really popular names, but you do have to know that she will run into many other Aubrey’s in her life.
Ok - to give you an idea - Aubrey was #15 in 2012, #44 in 2010, and #153 in 2005. Definitely trending up and has made huge jumps recently. Aubree was #60 in 2012 and #223 in 2010 - also a major difference.
I have an Aubrey in my extended family and also an Audrey.
I’ve never met an Aubrey either. In my opinion, even if it is pretty popular, if you really like it, use it. I think it’s a pretty name.
You’ve never met them because they’ve only just been born. That’s why the statistics exist - so that we don’t have to rely on anecdotal experience to determine how much a name is currently being used.
I only know one Aubrey and she is adorable! I think that if you want to use the name then use it. The name is adorable and I don’t think you should be worried about popularity. My name is made up and it sometimes bothers me because no one can pronounce it properly and so having a "popular" sometimes isn’t all that bad.
Hope I helped :)
I’ve only known one Aubrey and I went to high school with him. But I think the rankings don’t lie, so if you don’t want a popular name, Aubrey might not be for you.
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