Nicknames vs. Fullnames (USA/2009)

One of the hottest topics in naming at the moment is whether using a nickname is sufficient enough. Here we look at what the statistics tell us – Are the nicknames more popular?

BOYS

Jack vs. John

Jack is #42, John beats it at #26

Harry vs. Henry

The full name wins as Henry ranks at #71, with Harry needing to make up serious ground at #649

Liam vs. William

William wins with its ranking of 5. Liam has a respectable ranking of 49.

Charlie vs. Charles

Cheerful Charlie ranks at #274, but Charles pips it at #64

Eddie vs. Edward

Edward runs home at #137, Eddie limps in behind at #425.

Max vs. Maximilian

Maximilian: #479. Max: #104. Max wins.

Luke vs. Lucas

Luke is #48, Lucas just pips it at #39.

Toby vs. Tobias

Toby sits at #627, Tobias at #505.

Ben vs. Benjamin/ Bennett/ Bentley

Bentley: #518, Ben: #653, Benjamin: #20, Bennett: #309. Benjamin wins.

Freddy vs. Frederick

Freddy is at #780, Frederick wins at #536.

Bobby vs. Robert

Bobby is #579, Robert sits in double figures at #55

Sam vs. Samuel

Samuel is #27, Sam is lower at #466

Joe/ Joey vs. Joseph

Joseph wins with its ranking of 16, compared to Joe’s 453 and Joey’s 615

Jamie vs. James

Jamie is at #668, James is at a higher rank of 18.

Alex vs. Alexander

Alexander wins with its ranking of 4. Alex is runner up at #83.

OVERALL: NICKNAMES: 1 FULL NAMES: 14

GIRLS

Sophie vs. Sophia

Sophia is #4, Sophie is #65. The former wins.

Evie vs. Eve

Eve is #582, Evie is #722.

Ellie vs. Eleanor

Ellie sits at #145, whilst Eleanor sits behind at #218

Millie vs. Camille

Millie ranks at #868, Camille is at #287

Gracie vs. Grace

Gracie is #115, Grace wins at #17.

Amelie vs. Amelia

Amelie is #675, Amelia sits ahead at #55

Libby vs. Liberty

Libby is #802 compared to Liberty’s ranking of 519.

Katie/ Kate vs. Katherine

Katie is #143, Kate is #159, but Katherine rules at #60

Maggie vs. Margaret

Margaret is at #187, Maggie at #232.

Molly vs. Mary

Molly is #96, Mary is #102. Molly wins by 6 places.

Mia vs. Maria

Mia is at #10, Maria at #71.

Elsie vs. Elsa

Elsa is #690, Elsie is #679. Elsie wins.

OVERALL: NICKNAMES: 4 FULL NAMES: 8

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