US: 109 named their kids 'Tesla' in 2018

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14 May 2019

In 2018, 109 babies were named 'Tesla'

As per the recent data released by the Social Security Administration, in 2018, 109 people in the US named their newborn babies Tesla, after the automotive and energy company owned by Elon Musk.

However, the numbers have gone down since 2017 when 143 babies were named the same.

Interestingly, 2,545 girls were named Arya, possibly after the GoT character.

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Liam and Emma still top choices for names in US

Liam and Emma still top choices for names in US

SSA, an independent agency of the US federal government, released the data of the most popular baby names of 2018.

All the names given less than five times were not included due to security reasons.

Meanwhile, top rank holders from 2017 remained the same with a total of 1.02% of boys named Liam and Emma held the top spot with 1.01% girls named that.

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Bentley most popular car company name choice for babies

Notably, Tesla, the company, was named after Serbian-American inventor and engineer, Nikola Tesla.

In early 2010s, Tesla became more popular for girls' name than boys'.

As per Nameberry, a baby name site, "The name Tesla is a girl's name of Slavic, Serbian, Croatian origin meaning from Thessaly."

Apart from Tesla, Bentley (3,393 babies), Ford (419), Mercedes (236), and Chevy (176), are also popular ones.

'GoT' inspired many baby names in 2018; 2,545 named Arya

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What were the top five name choices for girls?

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The top five choices for girls names in 2018 were- Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella and Sophia.

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The data is released on the official website of Social Security Administration and here is the link.

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The top five choices for boys names in 2018 were- Liam, Noah, William, James and Oliver.

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Other car company names which were a popular choice for baby names include Bentley (3,393 babies), Ford (419), Mercedes (236), Chevy (176), Lexus (40), Audi (18) and Dodge (15).

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