Names of Admiration

Inspired by today’s prompt on the word “admire,” here are a few names from the SSA birth data that connote admiration.  The majority are virtue words and have religious vibes, though there’s certain brand of comics mentioned here too.  All of these are names of children born in the U.S. in 2015. 

Admire – 5 boys.

Honor – 121 girls, 46 boys.  British spelling Honour was the name of 14 girls and 5 boys.

Love – 108 girls, 10 boys.

Adore – 36 girls.

Cherish – 286 girls.  Like Windy from yesterday’s post, Cherish” is also a song by the Association.

Treasure – 241 girls and 5 boys.

Marvel – 17 boys and 14 girls.  These babies are probably all named after Marvel comics, not the verb.

Praise – 31 girls and 27 boys.

Revere – 9 boys.  Paul Revere is an obvious namesake, though it wouldn’t surprise me if this name has more of a religious connotation; there’s definitely a Puritan vibe. 

Favor – 27 girls and 5 boys.  British spelling Favour is even more popular as a name, with 30 girls and 7 boys.  

What do you think of these names?  Can you think of any other admiring names that aren’t here?  Let me know in the comments. 

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