ATTOM Data Solutions released a unique set of data, nothing like what is usually gathered and recorded. In the following maps comes the hottest and fastest declining first names of homebuyers. Much like the lists of top baby names, this list shows the most popular names of buyers and those whose names are cooling down on the buyers list.
Some of ATTOM’s exclusive findings are:
- The biggest increases in homes purchased in 2017 were by buyers with first names popular among millennials — Dylan, Chelsea, Austin, Alexandra and Taylor — all of which spiked in popularity as baby names between 1992 and 1995.
- The biggest decreases were by buyers with first names popular among Gen-Xers and the pre-baby boomer Silent Generation and Greatest Generation — Gerald, Kristin, Stanley, Kurt and Jaime — which spiked in popularity as baby names between 1916 and 1976.
- The names do vary by state so check out the heat maps below to see what names were hot — and what names were not — for 2017 homebuyers in your state.