US Popularity by Initial Letter

This is a list of the most common initial letters for American baby names of 2019. Note you can hover your cursor over a row to see more details.

Boys
Change
Rank Value Pct. Rank Pct.
1.
  
j
11.664% 0 -2.434%
2.
  
a
9.482% 0 +1.282%
3.
  
l
6.956% +2 +4.241%
4.
  
c
6.866% -1 -1.858%
5.
  
m
6.847% -1 +0.176%
6.
  
e
5.796% 0 +1.791%
7.
  
k
4.959% +1 +3.615%
8.
  
d
4.783% -1 -4.283%
9.
  
b
4.659% 0 -1.792%
10.
  
r
4.255% 0 +0.425%
11.
  
s
3.736% 0 +0.349%
12.
  
n
3.041% +2 +0.264%
13.
  
t
3.040% 0 -0.458%
14.
  
g
2.960% -2 -3.141%
15.
  
h
2.514% 0 -0.514%
16.
  
w
2.462% 0 +0.695%
17.
  
o
1.959% 0 +2.781%
18.
  
i
1.782% 0 -3.047%
19.
  
z
1.365% +1 +0.887%
20.
  
p
1.299% -1 -4.555%
21.
  
f
1.045% 0 +1.852%
22.
  
v
0.606% 0 -0.656%
23.
  
y
0.459% 0 +7.243%
24.
  
x
0.412% 0 +0.980%
25.
  
q
0.171% 0 0.000%
26.
  
u
0.134% 0 +3.077%
Girls
Change
Rank Value Pct. Rank Pct.
1.
  
a
15.763% 0 -1.892%
2.
  
e
8.650% 0 +2.525%
3.
  
m
8.144% 0 -0.647%
4.
  
s
6.470% 0 -1.552%
5.
  
l
6.351% 0 +0.858%
6.
  
k
5.305% 0 -1.614%
7.
  
c
5.288% 0 +0.647%
8.
  
j
4.320% 0 -2.107%
9.
  
r
4.105% 0 +2.140%
10.
  
h
3.176% 0 +1.372%
11.
  
n
3.074% 0 +2.672%
12.
  
b
2.877% 0 -2.408%
13.
  
i
2.376% 0 +1.452%
14.
  
g
2.211% 0 -2.470%
15.
  
d
2.145% 0 -2.010%
16.
  
p
2.123% 0 +2.461%
17.
  
v
1.921% 0 +3.003%
18.
  
z
1.594% 0 -0.623%
19.
  
o
1.507% +1 +5.977%
20.
  
t
1.450% -1 -1.628%
21.
  
f
0.915% 0 -0.435%
22.
  
w
0.661% 0 +16.578%
23.
  
y
0.449% 0 +2.045%
24.
  
q
0.232% 0 -2.521%
25.
  
x
0.222% 0 -3.896%
26.
  
u
0.032% 0 0.000%