The Horse (馬, 駿/午 – boy)

Since the number of babies whose names contain 午 are too small, these names will not be shown in the data.

Kanji Romaji 2001 2002 2003 Percentages 01-02 02-03
拓馬 Takuma 130 224 63 0.066% 0.168% 0.049% 152.532% -70.746%
翔馬 Shōma 120 174 66 0.061% 0.130% 0.051% 112.511% -60.547%
颯馬 Sōma 92 146 59 0.047% 0.109% 0.046% 132.583% -57.967%
和馬 Kazuma 76 145 44 0.039% 0.109% 0.034% 179.619% -68.437%
悠馬 Yūma 66 141 58 0.034% 0.106% 0.045% 213.103% -57.214%
一馬 Kazuma 46 131 30 .0235% 0.098% .0234% 317.375% -76.180%
楓馬 Fūma 38 45 19 0.019% 0.034% 0.015% 73.557% -56.083%
佑馬 Yūma 38 46 14 0.019% 0.034% 0.011% 77.414% -68.344%

The name highlighted in yellow doesn’t exhibit the ‘rise up, fall below’ pattern. Instead, it exhibits a result showing that the name rose up and fell down but when it fell down in the year after the year of the Horse, the percentage is above where it was in the year before the year of the Horse.

駿

Kanji Romaji 2001 2002 2003 Percentages 01-02 02-03
駿 Shun 678 770 258 0.346% 0.576% 0.201% 66.446% -65.149%
駿介 Shunsuke 270 353 125 0.138% 0.264% 0.097% 91.612% -63.168%
駿斗 Hayato 124 127 62 0.063% 0.095% 0.048% 50.105% -49.222%
駿太 Shunta 116 188 79 0.059% 0.141% 0.062% 137.527% -56.292%
駿佑 Shunsuke 92 97 35 0.047% 0.073% 0.027% 54.524% -62.469%
駿平 Shunpei 76 75 23 0.039% 0.056% 0.018% 44.631% -68.103%
駿也 Shun’ya 62 59 26 0.032% 0.044% 0.020% 39.467% -54.164%
駿一 Shun’ichi 44 40 9 0.022% 0.030% 0.007% 33.235% -76.597%
駿輔 Shunsuke 44 56 26 0.022% 0.042% 0.020% 86.530% -51.708%
駿之介 Shun’nosuke 42 41 13 0.021% 0.031% 0.010% 43.069% -67.020%
駿太郎 Shuntarō 32 72 21 0.016% 0.054% 0.016% 229.758% -69.663%

On this table, the name highlighted in yellow exhibits the result as the one on the first table. Overall, the results show that the zodiacal kanji used in the year of the Horse, excluding 午 for the reason show at the beginning of this sub-page, had shown a ‘rise up, fall below’ pattern in a majority of names.

The next year of the Horse was 2014. There is a post that I made back in July which includes the bit at the end mentioning the reason for 駿’s rise to the top 10 and 蒼馬’s huge rise to the top 100. In the link provided at the sources section, you can see, at the beginning of the article explaining last year’s naming trends, a table displaying names containing 駿 and 馬 with last year’s rankings at the far left column and 2013’s rankings at the far right.

As the 2015 rankings will not be released until next year, this is what we have. So, if the 2015 rankings from Tamahiyo are out, this sub-post will be updated with the results pointing out whether the ‘rise up, fall below’ pattern is exhibited in 2014.

Source: http://www.namaejiten.com/

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