Below the Top 1000, Part 8 (Boys)

As we near the weekend, how about some rare baby names?  These are just some of the names that were each bestowed upon only 70-89 baby boys in the U.S. last year, according to data from the Social Security Administration.  Next week’s post will be about girls’ names in the same range!  

  • 85-89: Auden, Dyland, Triston, Angus, Obed, Aspen, Benito, Charleston, Job, Lazaro, Shalom, Casper, Lenox, Nehemias, Om, Chancellor, Jamarcus, Miguelangel
  • 80-84: Baker, Hamilton, Paris, Stuart, Aharon, Callahan, Carsten, Jairus, Omarion, Clive, Orrin, Rafe, Rivers, Anish, Brant, Ezio, Shannon, Sky, Boyd, Kipton, Morrison, Neo, Ocean
  • 75-79: Abe, Cadence, Luc, Sire, Amen, Braelyn, Calder, Geoffrey, Herbert, Warner, Gerson, Marion, Olivier, Raleigh, Valor, Arius, Hampton, Knowledge, Michelangelo, Sanjay, Ammon, Augustin, Giorgio
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F. Scott Fitzgerald, very likely namesake!

  • 70-74: Barron, Eben, Flint, Johnson, Juanpablo, Kharter, Wylie, Zacharias, Ciaran, Dyson, Fitzgerald, Indiana, Leander, Shiv, Sylvester, Willis, Ashwin, Dempsey, Gracen, Lemuel, Madison, Mahmoud, Sunny, Zavian, Abiel, Marquez, Roscoe, Dixon, Kekoa, Ozzy, Patton, Shia, Zylen

What do you think of these names? 

Side note – I personally noticed a lot of movie-related names, like Marion (Marion Morrison, a.k.a. John Wayne), (Laurence) Olivier, Shia (LeBoeuf) Clive (Owen), Indiana (Jones), (Patrick) Dempsey, Sylvester (Stallone), (Bruce) Willis, Casper (as in the Ghost) and Neo (from the Matrix).  Honorable mentions: Johnson (there’s an old movie called Jeremiah Johnson), Patton (also a movie, about the general), Hamilton (Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton), and Fitzgerald (if you really love Midnight in Paris and a certain writer). 

Earlier posts in this series:

Lightly updated May 7, 2017

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Naming Between the States

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This week I’ve started to analyze American name popularity at the state level.  Usually I discuss the national data on this blog, but let’s face it – the U.S. is a huge country.  What’s popular in one state or region isn’t necessarily going to be popular in another.  In fact, I’m finding that just a few states can account for most of a single name’s popularity in the national data.

I will post more of the nitty-gritty details within once I have a chance to examine the data more thoroughly, but here are a few general observations and things to know:

  1. If a name makes the top 100 in California or Texas, it automatically ranks in the national top 1000 because their respective populations are so huge.  There are another couple of states (New York is one of them, I think) where boys’ names are also automatically in the American top 1000. 
  2. States that border Mexico and others that have significant Spanish-speaking populations have their own naming style.  Names like Iker, Angel, Carlos, Ximena, Daleyza, and Genesis are far more likely to appear on these states’ top 100 lists.  
  3. Considering points 1 and 2, this means that California and Texas comprise a large portion of a name’s popularity within the U.S. and may even be responsible for propelling some names into the national top 100 or 200.  Mateo, the Spanish form of Matthew, was given to almost 5,000 baby boys last year.  1409 were born in California and 1048 were born in Texas.  Not even counting all the states where Mateo might also have been popular, that’s almost half of last year’s Mateos born in just two states!
  4. States with tiny populations seem more likely to have more unusual names pop up in their top 100s.  These often are names that are in the top 1000, but don’t usually appear in other states’ top 100 and might rank nationally somewhere in the 400-700 range.  Montana lists Remington as one of its top 100 girls’ names.
  5. Keep in mind, states with tiny populations have very little influence on national name popularity. 
  6. New York and New Jersey both have larger numbers of distinctly Jewish names.  Rivka and Moshe are only in the top 100 for those states, and these two states account for about 88% of baby boys named Moshe last year.  There are also a number of Old Testament names like Rachel and Esther that nowadays only appear on the top 100s of these states.
  7. New York and New Jersey are also notable for the popularity of many Italian names.  Only in those two states will you find Giovanni as a top 100 name.  Names like Anthony, Gianna, and Valentina also rank higher than their national averages there.
  8. Mary is still very popular in parts of the Deep South (10th most popular girls’ name in Mississippi!) but otherwise the region seems to favor more modern names.  I was surprised to note that Londyn is actually a more popular spelling than London in Alabama, for example. 
  9. Hawaii has a top 100 that looks very different from top 100s in the rest of the country, and several of Hawaii’s popular names don’t even appear in the national top 1000.  Obviously most of these are Hawaiian (Leilani, Keanu), though I thought I saw at least one Japanese name.
  10. Noah and Emma may be the overall #1 names in the U.S., but many states differ from that national.  Many states have William or Liam as the #1 boys’ name and Olivia or Ava for the girls. 

I’ll post more detailed information in the future.  I’m really glad I took a look at the state data though.  Among other things, this has given me greater clarity into why and how certain names remain ‘popular’ on the national level, and which names to look out for in the future.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/state/index.html

Below the Top 1000, Part 7 (Girls)

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s time for the weekly post of rare American baby names from last year (2015).  Today, I list many of the names that were given to between 90 and 119 baby girls.  This data comes from the Social Security Administration.

  • 115-119: Indigo, Liah, Santana, Yasmeen, Channing, Cleo, Emmarie, Gitty, Rhiannon, Amal, Aviva, Carol, Georgiana, Isis, Kingsley, Margaux, Samaya, Arleth, Blanca, Emberly, Justyce, Navy, Arwen, Edie, Hensley, Magdalene, Tala
  • 110-114: Jaylani, Jessalyn, Lucero, Oakleigh, Xitlali, Brea, Colleen, Asiya, Echo, Kalina, Mariel, Shoshana, Viktoria, Soleil, Brittney, Maelynn, Tanvi, Zaina
  • 105-109: Chiara, Jadyn, Katia, Kristin, Violetta, Berkeley, Ever, Jaslynn, Lois, Love, Adalynne, Faigy, Khadijah, Mona, Taelynn, Hollis, Italia, Marisa, Yolanda, Beatriz, Jacelyn, Jamila, Juana, Yusra
  • 100-104: Aditi, Artemis, Coralie, Rocio, Roselynn, Yael, Jacie, Lettie, Memphis, Valencia, Acacia, Laina, Oriana, Dora, Justine, Lluvia, Monique, Rania, Fabiola, Irelynn, Marianne
  • 95-99: Italy, Joan, Lula, Lux, Merida, Mirabelle, Aminata, Aoife, Aveline, Iva, Kerrigan, Ansleigh, Dream, Ines, Loyalty, Ripley, Afton, Emmaleigh, Irina, Jeanette, Billie, Joanne, Lailani, Sabine, Xochitl, Zyla
  • 90-94: Amerie, Aura, Naia, Sabina, Citlali, Devorah, Kelis, Rain, Taylee, Terra, Xena, Pippa, Star, Brynnlee, Isobel, Majesty, Sanvi, Adah, Avonlea, Eiza, Gaia, Lourdes, Maddox, Rosalinda, Sybil

What do you think of these names?  Do you have any favorites or even least-favorites?  Please comment below! 

Previous posts in this series:

Bentley Babies

An interesting question just popped into my head: how many parents of babies named Bentley know what a Bentley is?

First of all, Bentley was originally an English automobile and was once owned by Rolls-Royce, though apparently Volkswagen owns it now.  Anyway…new Bentleys look rather like this:

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Nice looking cars.  But, I doubt most Americans have seen them in person.  I only spotted my first one last week, and where I live these are very out-of-place.  Seeing someone drive a Bentley in America is much like seeing a limousine out in the country; possible, but the vehicle will stick out like a sore thumb and draw serious attention.

This being a site about baby names, my car talk is somewhat digressive.  Nevertheless; this car name is now also a popular baby name, and that merits discussion.

Bentley is currently a top 100 boys’ name in the U.S, but 10 years ago it wasn’t even in the top 1000.  Its first re-entrance was in 2007, and rising quickly, it even ranked as a girls’ name in 2011 (though not since).  Interestingly, Bentley is currently a top 500 name according to both the English+Welsh and Dutch charts, potentially due to its popularity and association as an American appellation. 

Why and how is Bentley so trendy a name?  This 2011 article from the Daily Mail suggests MTV’s Teen Mom is the culprit.  One of the girls on the show, Maci (who’d previously been on 16 and Pregnant), named her baby son “Bentley Cadence.”  From what I could find out, he was born in 2008, and 16 and Pregnant first aired in 2009.  Bentley as a baby name jumped from a rank of #939 in 2008 to #514 in 2009.  Then, it ranked #100 in 2010.  Meanwhile, other spellings have been trending too, which are often more unisex or even feminine in usage.  Bentleigh, for example, was given to 38 girls and 8 boys last year.   

So here’s what I think: Bentley was already trendy enough to enter the top 1000, meaning it was already on a few people’s radars.  However, once the general population saw the name on TV, it exploded.  This also potentially means that many Bentley parents indeed have not actually seen the car nor heard of it, but they have heard of Maci. 

What do you think of Bentley as a baby name? 

Many Bellas

This isn’t a Twilight-related post like you probably think it is.  This isn’t even strictly about the name Bella.  Rather, this is a post about names (many of them unusual) that include the element “bella.”  All bolded names were given to actual American babies in 2015.  The majority of this data comes from the Social Security Administration, which publishes the most popular American baby names plus extended data every year.

  • Bella – How can we start with any name *but* BellaBella was given to 3760 girls last year, ranking #74 (down from #48 in 2010).  By itself, Bella is considered an Italian name that means “beautiful.”  As an element in other names, this is not always the case.
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    Queen Isabella of Castile

    Isabella – the standard that has probably propagated most of the ‘Bella’ names that have popped up in the past few years.  Currently ranked the #5 most popular name in the U.S., #7 in England and Wales, #10 in New Zealand, #9 in Denmark, and in the top 100 in a lot of other countries.  Isabella is a variation on Isabel, which is in turn a medieval form of Elizabeth.  Other spellings include Izabella (#234 with 1403 uses), Izzabella (164 uses), and Ysabella (64 uses).

  • Arabella – Currently ranked #194 in the U.S., this has a namesake in the Harry Potter series via Arabella Figg.  Interesting alternative spellings include Aerabella and Ayrabella (each used 24 times).
  • Annabella – A gorgeous name that suffered a serious drop in popularity for 2015.  Nancy over at Nancy’s Baby Names attributes this to the horror movie Annabelle, which induced drops for just about every name based off of Annabelle too.  Still, Annabella ranked #396 last year, with 816 uses. 
  • Bellamy – From the French phrase “bel ami,” which means “beautiful friend.”  Last year 183 girls and 23 boys were given this name!  That said, I think this might be the only ‘bella’ name that has much crossover with the boys; the data lists a few male Isabellas, but not enough (comparatively) to constitute a unisex designation.  Bellamy has a few spelling variants which are strictly used for girls, though; namely Bellamie and Bellami.
  • Miabella – Is Mia too short for your tastes?  Try Miabella, which was given to 125 baby girls last year! 
  • Marbella – Admittedly I don’t know much about this name, but it was given to 85 baby girls last year.  According to a user-submitted definition on BtN, it’s a contraction of Mariabella.  However, Marbella is also a city in Spain.  Add this to the list of usable place names?  
  • Abella – Writing this post is the first time I’ve ever encountered this name, but it looks like it’s probably a feminine form of Abel, which currently ranks #125 and is rising fast.  According to the SSA data, there were 72 baby Abellas last year. 
  • Rosabella – Bestowed upon 69 girls last year.  There were also 22 girls named Rosabelle and 8 named Rosabel.  Meaning: “beautiful rose.” 
  • Elizabella – Tired of ElizabethElizabella is a fairly rare but trendy variation capitalizing not only the popularity of Bella (#74) but also that of Eliza (#175).  According to the extended data, 2015 saw the birth of 62 girls named Elizabella, 16 called Elizabelle, and 10 Elisabella.
  • Mirabella – A lovely, mature name given to 61 girls last year.  Abby over at Appellation Mountain has written a lovely piece on similar MirabelleMirabella can be taken either as Mira+Bella or as an elaboration of Mirabel, which my reading seems to indicate was once unisex (!) and a Crusader castle in Israel.  Now Mirabel (44 uses) and variants are strictly feminine.  As for Mirabella…I distinctly remember that there was a Mirabella Plunkett on a Chocolate Frog Card.  So there’s that indelible link to Harry Potter, too.
  • Giabella – Presumably this is simply Gia+Bella.  There were 26 of these last year.
  • Kimbella – I’m guessing this was Kardashian-influenced.  Kim isn’t a popular name anymore…79 girls last year were named Kim, and 21 were Kimbella.  
  • Belladonna – Beautiful name, deadly poison (also known as deadly nightshade), and apparently the name of an actress who formerly worked in the adult movie industry.  I’m not sure which connection is more unfortunate, but clearly parents aren’t too deterred because 17 baby girls were named Belladonna in 2015.

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    Atropa Belladonna, a.k.a Deadly Nightshade

  • Christabella – 14 uses.  This has mostly risen in response to the rise of Christabel, which was used 26 times last year.  Usage for both is down from 2014, but they’re more common than they were 10 years ago.
  • Adabella – 13 baby Adabellas in 2015.  This is an attractive option for parents who think Adalyn is too trendy.
  • Sybella – 13 uses.  At first glance this looks a lot like Sybilla, but Sybilla is so rare now that this is more likely a variation of Sabella (71 uses), which in turn is Isabella truncated.
  • Sarabella – Sara+Bella.  12 uses.
  • Bellamia – Given to 10 girls in 2015, this is the opposite of Miabella and an *apparent* elaboration or feminization of Bellamy.   More likely it is meant to be the former option, i.e. Bella+Mia.  
  • Clarabella – 8 baby girls in 2016.  Clara+Bella, but older than you’d probably expect.  “Clarabella” is an early and extremely obscure Beatles song…I couldn’t even find a YouTube clip of them singing it because it’s not available in my country, though I’ve heard it before.  For my readers in the U.K., you should have better luck.  
  • Adorabella – Adora+Bella.  This is one of the most modern names in this set, and was given to 6 girls in 2015.  Interestingly, Behind the Name defines Adora as a diminutive of the Spanish name Adoración “Adoration.”  Cool, huh?
  • Amabella – a more elaborate version of medieval Amabel, which is already very rare (8 in 2015…there were also 6 called Amabelle).  There were only 5 baby Amabellas in 2015.  On a side note, these are all very closely related to Mabel (ranked #576).
  • Jessabella – 6 in 2015.  This looks like a softer form of Jezebel, though I wonder if this might also be used by fans of Jessa Duggar.  
  • Avabella – 5 uses, Ava+Bella. 
  • Bellatrix – For all you astronomy-lovers out there, here’s a star name for you!  Still, this name is probably only given to children because of Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter again).  Last year 5 girls were given this name, which means “female warrior” in Latin.
  • Karabella – 5 uses, Kara+Bella. 
  • Zabella – 5 uses; a variation of Sabella or truncation of Izabella
  • Bellamarie (22), Bellagrace (10), Isabellarose (9), Bellaann (5), etc. – Whenever a name becomes truly popular or trendy one can expect to see other names – that would normally otherwise land in the middle spot –  instead become part of the first name.  It is likely (even probable) that these are actually double-barrel names (i.e. Bella-Ann), but because the Social Security Administration doesn’t show hyphens or other punctuation marks in its data, we’ll never know for sure.

I don’t know how much longer ‘bella’ names will be common or trendy.  The peak for their popularity was around 2009 or 2010, and many of the above have decreased in usage over the past few years.  A few may continue to rise in popularity, namely Bellamy and ElizabellaAnnabella has the potential to rebound, but I don’t know how badly horror movies stain names in the long-term.  Arabella, despite being an old name, isn’t exactly old-fashioned in people’s minds.

Old-fashioned names are “in” right now, but I wonder if ‘Bella’ names are now becoming too frilly and too reminiscent of Twilight.  The girls’ names that are trending heavily right now are those like Eleanor, Hazel, and Luna; toned-down.

What do you think of these many ‘Bella’ names?  Do you have any favorites? 

Ermengarde

You’ve probably never met one in person, but perhaps you’ve encountered an Ermengarde in books, movies, history, or video games. 

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Ermengarde is a character (and chapter!) in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess and is also the second love of the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe’s Eleonora.  Both are at least somewhat obscure as references, though the former is probably better known.  A Little Princess is a widely-read children’s classic and has several movie renditions (my personal favorite is the 1990s version that Alfonso Cuarón directed).  As far as character names go, Ermengarde isn’t unheard of.

There were a number of Ermengardes through medieval European history, as well.  William the Lion (Scottish king) married Ermengarde de Beaumont in the 12th century.  Centuries earlier, Ermengarde of Hesbaye was the first wife of Louis the Pious (son of Charlemagne).  There were even more in years between.  Funnily enough, this name must have been common enough that whenever I play Crusader Kings II (a medieval history PC sandbox game with extensive genealogies of actual royal and noble families…not always accurate, but definitely fun for name enthusiasts), I see female characters named  Ermengarde all over the French or Frankish section of the map.  I’ve even seen Hélie-Ermengarde used in-game…

As to modern usage, I’m really not aware of any.  Ermengarde is an extremely rare name that has never once appeared in the SSA birth data.  And despite a long recorded history, Behind the Name doesn’t even give Ermengarde her own page (but there’s a fairly decent user-submitted description).  The name means “universal protection” … lovely, isn’t that?  The ‘ermen’ part is the very same root that gives us mega-popular Emma, which would make a really good nickname for an Ermengarde.  There is also the adorable Ermentrude

What do you think of Ermengarde?  Could it work today? 

Below the Top 1000 Part 6 (Boys)

Hi everyone!  It’s been a very busy week with some terrible tornado-inducing weather to boot.  As it is, I’ve been dormant here for a few days.  But…I’m baaack!  And, it’s time for the weekly post of names below the top 1000. 🙂

To recap, I have been selecting some of the rare names actually given to American babies last year and putting them in a blog post.  Every May, the Social Security Administration releases the 1000 most popular boys’ and girl’s baby names from the previous year.  What many people don’t realize is that the SSA also releases extended data including every name bestowed in that year (with very few exceptions) down to a minimum of 5 babies.  That is where I derive the information for this series of posts.

Today I am posting some of the first names (no data for middle names, sadly) that were bestowed on between 90 and 119 baby boys in 2015! 

  • 115-119: Austen, Rome, Braxtyn, Onyx, Thor, Leyton, Pharaoh, Zephaniah, Clint, Lazarus, Noam, Syncere, Zakariya, Zeus, Hiram, Yeshua
  • 110-114: Akeem, Canyon, Cecil, Loki, Ramses, Tyrese, Giuseppe, Jethro, Savion, Tegan, Alexandre, Courtney, Everest, Marek, Bronx, Clifton, Grayden, Judd
  • 105-109: Bailey, Cedar, Rigoberto, Tiberius, Wolfgang, Lloyd, Dov, Fynn, Kaius, Monte, Britton, Jones, Marcelino, Banks, Damoni, Yakov
  • 100-104: Fischer, Henley, Stryker, Zaine, Arnav, Azriel, Caspian, Dwight, Rio, Montgomery, Ransom, Vernon, Zakai, Gareth, Henri, Myron, Ambrose, Amias, Brigham, Jaquan, Lester, Marko, Osiris, Steele
  • 95-99: Braulio, Evander, Luther, Bjorn, Chester, Ender, Jaleel, Roan, Theron, Gentry, Aurelio, Fidel, Heriberto, Hyrum, Arnold, Micaiah, Patricio, Tremaine
  • 90-94: Aiyden, Arrow, Eliam, Phineas, Tariq, Ike, Alexandro, Bane, Genesis, Jules, Kirk, Leopold, Nikita, Atharv, Caesar, Constantine, Kainoa, Lars, Obadiah, Teddy, Hansel, Jacques, Lucio, Remi, Rockwell, Stellan

What do you think of these names?  Have any favorites?

Part 1: Below the top 1000, Part 1 (Girls)

Part 2: Below the top 1000, Part 2 (Boys)

Part 3: Below the Top 1000, Part 3 (Girls)

Part 4: Below the Top 1000, Part 4 (Boys)

Part 5: Below the top 1000, Part 5 (Girls)

Short and Sweet Baby Names

As much as I personally love long and complicated names like Terpsichore and Agamemnon (or even Isabella and Christopher) they can be too long and complicated for some.  Thankfully, there are plenty of great one- and two-syllable names that are very easy to remember!  Here’s a list of some of them:

  • Classic and Traditional (non-Biblical*): Emma, Edith, Grace, Cora, Maud, Ida, Jane, Leila, Henry, George, Alan, Karl, Hugh, Leo, Milo, Otto
  • Biblical: Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Eve, Adah, Leah, SaraiZillah, Martha, Jael, Ruth, Dinah, Tamar, Abel, James, Noah, John, Ezra, Eli, Paul, Asa, Job, Enoch, Ira, Jair, Joel, Luke, Seth, Jacob
  • Mythology: Nyx, Pax, LunaBast, Dido, Lux, Clio, Maeve, Gauri, Hera, Juno, Io, Kali, Saga, Ajax, Zeus, Ares, Bran, Thor, Atlas, Loki, Finn, Kai, Mars, Rama, Lugh, Ra
  • Nicknames: Lula, Meg, Mae, Bee, Dot, Elle, Kate, Fran, Lou, Kel, Jack, Jem, Fred, Jake, Matt, Alf
  • Modern: Jade, Zuri, Ava, Cher, Jazz, Fort, Ace, Dax
  • Titles: Queen, Duke, King, Earl, Prince, Dean
  • Surnames: Parke, Lee, Reese, Blair, Knox, Lewis, Reid, Clay, Fox, Grant
  • Nature: Jade, Rose, Sky, Olive, Dale, Garnet, Ash, Oak, Park

What do you think of these names?  Are there any others or categories that you’d like to see in a future post?

*I separated the Biblical names from the other classic/traditional names because there are so many of them that they need their own category…plus occasionally a Bible name will only recently have come into popular use (Jair and Sarai are good examples). 

Artful Amadeus

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Amadeus is one of a few names that have really been on my mind lately, and if the trends are anything to go by, this is a name to watch.  

Amadeus is a very rare Latin-inspired name.  Although grammatically incorrect by Latin’s standards,* it means something like “Love God.”  I usually pronounce it “Ah-ma-day-us” or “Ah-ma-day-oos” – not “Ah-ma-dee-us.”  There are also the Italian Amadeo and Amedeo, French Amedée, and the feminine Amadea

Amadeus is mostly known to people as Mozart’s middle name (it’s actually a Latin cognate of Theophilus, which was his baptismal middle; see here).  Indeed, this name didn’t even enter the American stats until after the filming of Amadeus, which came out in 1984. The next year Amadeus made his first appearance in the American stats with 11 uses.  Fast forward thirty years; in 2015, there were more baby boys given this forename than in any year previously (66…I was elated!)!  That is after 40 in 2014, 54 in 2013, 51 in 2012, and 36 in 2011.  For most of last decade, there were usually between 20 and 30 of them, and in the 1990s most years saw usage in the teens.  This name might not be more popular each year than in the previous year, but it is definitely trending upwards over time.  Notably, 2015 also saw 24 boys named Amadeo and 5 girls named Amadea

The movie is fantastic, by the way, and who can deny the brilliance of Mozart as a musician?  Admittedly the cinematic characterization portrays him as immature and often crude, but if I remember correctly he mostly went by “Wolfie” in the film.  Amadeus itself is an appellation with gravity and elegance.  When I encounter this name I do not see the jokester of movie imagination, but instead hear the Requiem and its inspiring magnificence.

What do you think of Amadeus?   Do you think it will continue to rise in popularity? 

*Amadeus doesn’t decline correctly in Latin.  My immediate thought is that it should be “ama deum,” but there might be some other more correct translation.

Below the top 1000, Part 5 (Girls)

Once again, we’re examining names currently in use that weren’t popular enough to be in the American top 1000 in 2015.  This week’s set contains some of the names given to between 120 and 149 baby girls last year, according to the Social Security Administration’s extended data.  Stay tuned – Part 6 (boys’ names) next week! 

  • 145-149: Pepper, Ayah, Queen, Yvette, Elana, Gwenyth, Marion, Quincy, Anjali, Eunice, Indie, Jersey, Rosalind
  • 140-144: Malina, Sapphire, Korra, Constance, Imogen, Kamora, Keilani, Prisha, Alanis, Lucinda, Mariela, Ziva
  • 135-139: Calla, Symphony, Cosette, Freyja, Rosalia, Presleigh, Unique, Hillary, Zora, Jude
  • 130-134: Dominique, Serafina, Akshara, Chevelle, Lori, Rosemarie, Zaynab, Hartley, Wilhelmina, Arabelle, Jaya, Annistyn, Lenora, Martina, Zadie
  • 125-129: Althea, Ariane, Avril, Inara, Oona, Precious, Abrianna, Ariadna, Georgina, Geraldine, Marceline, Zia, Halo, Letty, Melia, Renesmee, Zola, Julietta, Nicolette, Carrie, Miabella
  • 120-124: Amethyst, Anaiah, Salome, Yamilet, Cambrie, Elliette, Baila, Chyna, Honor, Keren, Lorraine, Yulissa, Gillian, Jamiya, Kirsten, Waverly, Zinnia

What do you think of these names?  

Part 1: Below the top 1000, Part 1 (Girls)

Part 2: Below the top 1000, Part 2 (Boys)

Part 3: Below the Top 1000, Part 3 (Girls)

Part 4: Below the Top 1000, Part 4 (Boys)