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Nametrix 2 is Here!

Apple has just approved version 2 of Nametrix, and it's now available in the app store. It's a relief that Apple didn't have an objection to the "P-star Quotient" feature... though they might have if it were called the "Pornstar" or "Stripper Name" quotient.

App Store Link

Available in the App Store

Landing Page

The snazzy new landing page is here:

What's New

  • P-star Quotient. This new feature could be a bit controversial. It essentially tells you how much of a "stripper name" a given name is. It's based on ratios of actors in adult films vs. non-adult films and is pretty interesting stuff...
  • Related Names. I'm frankly amazed at how well this works. It uses geographic popularity matrices to determine which names are closely related. Think of it along the lines of "parents similar to those who chose the name Lexus wound up choosing these other names (Madyson, Kaylyn, ...)."
  • UI Overhaul. Both the iPhone and iPad user experiences are now way better.
  • Name Search. Users clamored for this name search feature.
  • Bookmarks. You can now bookmark names.
  • 2014 Data. The app is now built upon the latest available data. For popularity info, that means it has up through the end of 2013.


Here are some factoids uncovered while playing around with the app with the latest data.

Top 5 names for several professions

These names are most disproportionately common in these professions (not to be confused with the most common). For example, "Trey" is the #1 guitarist name, which means that Trey shows up very often in that profession relative to Trey's overall popularity.

Guitarist Surgeon Chef Plumber Car Salesman Rancher Librarian
Trey Vivienne Marcel Casey Emmett Hollis Nanette
Sonny Harrison Andreas Salvatore Luther Eldon Margot
Buddy Jefferson Marco Vernon Emanuel Doyle Abigail
Rusty Bradford Roland Clifford Morton Shelby Johanna
Robbie Elliott Guy Vincent Clay Homer Camille

Top Republican names

Some of the names that are disproportionately common among Republicans:

  • Bridger
  • Beckham
  • Gannon
  • Tyrell
  • Brody
  • Gunner
  • Atticus
  • Octavius
  • Princeton
  • Orville
  • Ammon
  • Chrissy
  • Ashlee
  • Brigham
  • Tyson
  • Cletus
  • Clair
  • Twila
  • Chad
  • Sawyer
  • Nixon
  • Truman
  • Jefferson
  • Debbi
  • Grayson

Top Democrat names

Some of the names that are disproportionately common among Democrats:

  • Lyric
  • Shakira
  • Tamika
  • Latoya
  • Willow
  • Maia
  • Maya
  • Booker
  • Ebony
  • Ivory
  • Sunshine
  • Roosevelt
  • Alexa
  • Greyson
  • Amelie
  • Harmony
  • Jonah
  • Sinead

Top Stripper Names (Male)

Some of the names that are disproportionately common among actors in Adult movies:

  • Kayden
  • Archer
  • Maxx
  • Tylor
  • Tad
  • Cash
  • Jax
  • Jaxon
  • Dillon
  • Brock
  • Jayden
  • Keanu
  • Kip
  • Maverick
  • Ty
  • Chaz
  • Elmo
  • Odin
  • Rod
  • Duke

Top Stripper Names (Female)

Some of the names that are disproportionately common among actresses in Adult movies:

  • Jaylynn, Jaelyn, Jaylyn
  • Neveah, Nevaeh, Heaven
  • Nautica
  • Laylah
  • Rihanna
  • Mylie, Miley
  • Cali
  • Lexus
  • Roxy
  • Capri
  • Candy, Candi
  • Mya
  • Stormy, Stormie, Windy, Rayne, Sunny
  • Delilah
  • Unique
  • Bambi
  • London, Paris, Aspen, Chyna
  • Scarlett, Scarlet

Stats for some of the most popular names

Noah (M)

  • Most popular boy's name in 2013. Most popular it's ever been (gained popularity in the mid-90s).
  • Most popular in the Midwestern US.
  • Noahs are disproportionately in the film industry (editors, actors, screenwriters, producers, directors).
  • Noahs have tended to be Democrats, as they've disproportionately contributed to the Democratic party.
  • Geographic popularity analysis reveals that these names are similar: Ethan, Joshua, Nathaniel, Brandon, Jordan, Jacob, Samuel, Jonah, Aiden, Dylan

Sophia (F)

  • Most popular girl's name in 2013. Popularity peaked in 2012.
  • Most popular in the Northeastern US.
  • Sophias are disproporionately in creative/arts careers (singers, actresses, writers).
  • Sophias overwhelmingly tend to be Democrats.
  • Similar names: Eva, Isabella, Stephanie, Melissa, Michelle, Arianna, Mikaela, Naomi, Sabrina, Penelope

Jayden (M)

  • #9 in 2013, peaked in 2010.
  • Though typically a Boy's name, has had some popularity for Girls
  • Has a high P-Star Quotient; 8 adult film stars out of 77 total actors (~10%)

Scarlett (F)

  • #42 in 2013
  • Most popular in the American Southwest
  • Slight tendency to be Republican
  • Has a high P-Star Quotient; 24 adult film stars out of 171 total actresses (~14%)