Here are some statistics based on last year's name popularities. To explain better: Say in 2004, there were 400 babies named BUFORD. In 2005, there were 800 babies named Buford. That represents an 100% increase, because there were twice as many as the previous year. Now let's pretend that there were only 200 babies named Buford in 2005. That would be a 50% decrease, since there were only half as many with that name. Make sense?
We have the same info for GIRLS' NAMES too.
Biggest
gainers

Biggest
fallers



Name  % increase  Name  % decrease 
Braylon  273%  Kanye  60% 
Talan  237%  Jacoby  53% 
Cohen  93%  Davin  47% 
Sawyer  80%  Nico  40% 
Maddox  65%  Kobe  37% 
Ulises  63%  Jaheim  32% 
Boston  60%  Stefan  30% 
Freddy  59%  Javon  29% 
Rylan  58%  Jaquan  28% 
Amari  58%  Louis  27% 
Mekhi  55%  Alexis  27% 
Kenyon  54%  Eddie  27% 
Ryland  50%  Ashton  26% 
Gael  47%  Tyrese  23% 
London  47%  Chandler  23% 
Damarion  46%  Colby  22% 
Emerson  46%  Kurt  22% 
Jamarion  45%  Keshawn  22% 
Jude  44%  Bailey  21% 
Nehemiah  42%  Daquan  20% 
Layton  41%  Rashad  20% 
Declan  40%  Omari  19% 
Landon  40%  Denzel  18% 
Maverick  39%  Ronaldo  18% 
Nasir  38%  Jean  18% 
Jett  36%  Braxton  18% 
Cash  36%  Bryant  18% 
Atticus  34%  Kelton  18% 
Rex  33%  Reagan  17% 
Ryder  33%  Heath  17% 
Giovanni  33%  Leroy  17% 
Hudson  32%  Demetrius  17% 
Roman  32%  Reynaldo  17% 
Anderson  32%  Gordon  17% 
Jonas  31%  Sidney  16% 
Jamir  29%  Kareem  16% 
Phoenix  28%  Keanu  15% 
Asher  28%  Alec  15% 
Lane  27%  Perry  15% 
Bronson  26%  Jovan  15% 
Sincere  26%  Darren  15% 
Waylon  25%  Tariq  15% 
Brayden  24%  Toby  15% 
Carlo  24%  Glenn  15% 
Darrell  24%  Gerald  15% 
Julio  24%  Josh  15% 
Kamari  24%  Marshall  15% 
Maximus  24%  Yahir  15% 
Augustus  23%  Clay  15% 
Esteban  23%  
Deacon  23%  
Hector  22%  
Porter  22%  
Ryker  22%  
Barrett  22%  
Carl  22%  
Gianni  22%  
Braulio  21%  
Carter  21%  
Jairo  21%  
Cannon  20%  
Cortez  20%  
Elias  20%  
Jace  20%  
Oliver  20%  
Uriel  20%  
Zaire  20%  