Are you named after a Texas city?

Andy Lyons

We think you are.

This tweet from GBH co-founder Jimmy came across our timeline this morning.

As a childless, non-native Texan I can't really answer Jimmy's question. But I did want to crunch the numbers to see which towns we're naming our kids after. Texas has approximately 11 billion cities and towns, so many of these are coincidental. I limited the list to cities with over 1,000 people. I've bolded the Texas cities I've heard of for science.

I downloaded 2012 Social Security data to obtain the frequency of names chosen more than 5 times and used advanced VLOOKUP technology to match them to Texas city names.

If you want to sort by Name instead of Baby Name Frequency, click on "Name" in the table header.

Name Baby Name Frequency City Population
Mason 1414 2,104
Anthony 1390 5,090
Joshua 1349 5,982
Victoria 944 63,131
Aubrey 761 2,691
Addison 724 13,323
Austin 663 820,611
Lucas 607 5,364
Cameron 549 5,538
Justin 534 3,360
Tyler 497 98,564
Bryan 490 77,321
Parker 482 3,958
Hudson 458 4,777
Cooper 449 1,961
Taylor 432 16,000
Charlotte 427 1,741
Anna 377 8,595
Natalia 359 1,435
Trinity 310 2,712
Melissa 214 4,863
Alice 213 19,337
Kyle 205 29,293
Eden 205 2,759
Brady 192 5,533
Crystal 158 7,246
Tatum 156 1,399
Aurora 139 1,236
Dallas 135 1,223,229
Paris 132 25,314
Graham 128 8,872
Lorenzo 114 1,154
Knox 108 1,142
Troy 99 1,671
Allen 91 87,473
Emory 86 1,248
Gregory 85 1,905
Marshall 84 23,753
Chandler 80 2,744
Jasper 79 7,714
Mercedes 61 16,175
Archer 55 1,792
Liberty 48 8,455
Lindsay 48 1,016
Whitney 41 2,105
Jefferson 39 2,101
Nash 36 2,968
Memphis 35 2,306
Franklin 35 1,574
Houston 34 2,145,146
Alvin 34 24,774
Princeton 33 7,069
Lorena 33 1,717
Katy 32 14,426
Dayton 29 7,307
Van 26 2,643
Shepherd 26 2,354
Magnolia 24 1,442
Heath 23 7,265
Coleman 23 4,640
Bishop 22 3,164
Nixon 22 2,397
Keller 21 40,530
Holland 21 1,139
Irving 20 220,702
Leonard 20 1,986
Celina 18 6,256
Sullivan 18 4,122
Italy 17 1,902
Donna 16 16,274
Clyde 16 3,704
Palmer 16 2,043
Anton 16 1,124
Marion 16 1,100
Terrell 15 16,112
Elsa 15 5,831
Tye 14 1,253
Alton 13 13,969
Denver 13 4,549
Wilmer 13 3,749
Anson 13 2,422
Wylie 12 43,001
Canyon 12 13,570
Venus 12 2,982
West 12 2,849
Jacinto 11 10,780
Abilene 10 118,117
Johnson 10 1,673
Florence 10 1,191
Denton 9 117,187
Texas 9 45,763
Clifton 9 3,457
Ranger 9 2,473
Robinson 8 10,680
Kirby 8 8,199
Edna 8 5,479
Blossom 8 1,502
Vernon 7 10,897
Hamilton 7 3,078
Willis 6 5,989
Granger 6 1,479
Queen 6 1,472
Ames 6 1,011
Roma 5 9,886
Pecos 5 8,760
Marlin 5 5,992
Selma 5 5,689
Mathis 5 4,936
Linden 5 1,974
Hawkins 5 1,284
Lexington 5 1,182
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