Rare ‘A’ Names for Girls (Part 2)

screen-shot-2017-07-10-at-2-31-08-pm.pngAs promised, here is the second half of my list of rare girls’ names starting with the letter ‘A!’  You can read Part 1 here

If you’re just tuning in, this post is part of a larger series about rare American baby names!  The latest birth data from the Social Security Administration covers baby names from 2016.  For this series, I’m focusing on interesting rare names by letter of the alphabet. 

  • 10-14 usage range: Abrish, Adalynd, Adelyna, Ahitana, Ala, Alabama, Alaiia, Alira, Alishba, Alyrica*, Anishka, Anouk, Areeba, Arfa, Arielis, Asees, Avana, Averiana, Aanshi, Aaradhana, Aaralynn, Adalei, Adiba, Adriella, Aemillia, Aivy, Aizlynn, Akshita, Alika, Alitzel, Altair, Alyla, Amalee, Amarisa, Anamta, Ananda, Anavey, Anise, Ashna, Ashvika, Audi, Avira, Abcde, Aberdeen, Abisha, Abra, Adabella, Adelind, Adna, Adonai, Adrika, Afomia, Ailsa, Ajanae, Albina, Alianys, Alivea, Almas, Alonnie, Alveena, Alyria**, Alyzabeth, Anaveah, Anavi, Aneri, Anoushka, Aphrodite, Apolonia, Aquila, Artemisia, Ashari, Ashe, Aaylah, Afia, Afifa, Aideen, Amarachukwu, Amrutha, Anastasija, Anberlin, Aniko, Annalena, Annetta, Aoi, Apple, Arabel, Asal, Athziry, Avenly, Avilene, Aviv, Ayaka, Azel, Aashritha, Adesuwa, Africa, Afsheen, Ailis, Ajooni, Akhila, Akire, Allizon, Amanat, Amrita, Anuoluwapo, Apolline, Arlington, Arrington, Avanelle, Ayliana, Azora, Azula
  • 9 uses: Aarini, Aasha, Aashka, Abaigeal, Abiah, Absalat, Adamae, Aderinsola, Adrita, Adwoa, Airlie, Akela, Akshadha, Aleshka, Allaire, Alyena, Alyn, Amabel, Amberllina, Amberlin, Americus, Amerika, Amparo, Anani, Anastazja, Annlynn, Anthea, Aoki, Areni, Arrietty, Audianna, Avabelle, Avian, Axelle, Azarie
  • 8 uses: Abeer, Abelina, Adaleyza, Adanya, Adelisa, Aerie, Afra, Afreen, Ajna, Akanksha, Akyla, Alanoud, Alette, Aljawhara, Almendra, Almina, Alpha, Amazing, Ambry, Ameyalli, Anab, Ananiah, Anori, Anushree, Arlena, Asenat, Aseneth, Atlantis, Aulora, Aurore, Avis, Azmariah, Azori
  • 7 uses: Aagna, Abhigna, Abisola, Acsa, Addlynn, Admire, Advita, Afsa, Agape, Aichatou, Aishleen, Aisosa, Ajaya, Aketzaly, Aki, Akriti, Aksha, Alberta, Aleli, Alys, Alyssum, Amadea, Amirykal, Amunet, Anjalee, Annabellee, Anqi, Anta, Antonette, Aponi, Apphia, Aqua, Arena, Argelia, Arly, Armina, Asfia, Asherah, Aslan, Atari, Athanasia, Atia, Auroara, Avangelina, Avreet, Avryl, Avryn, Azadeh, Azaylee
  • 6 uses: Aamori, Adamarie, Adar, Adau, Adayla, Adlai, Adoniah, Adonis, Aeiress, Afsana, Aggie, Ahilyn, Ai, Aizza, Akshitha, Amalthea, Amata, Amatullah, Amazin, Ambriella, Ameliamae, Amoree, Amoriana, Amunique, Aneira, Angeliki, Angle, Antara, Anureet, Anushri, Anwen, Anwyn, Apsara, Aracelia, Aritzel, Arius, Aruna, Arvella, Aseret, Aset, Asfiya, Ashrita, Astin, Atlanta, Attica, Azelle, Azhani, Azriella
  • 5 uses: Aadriti, Aafiyah, Aashirya, Aazeen, Abdia, Abhirami, Acelee, Achol, Acie, Adannaya, Addisun, Adebola, Ador, Adorable, Adrijana, Adut, Aelia, Aenea, Aero, Afeni, Ahsoka, Aidaly, Aimen, Akali, Akiko, Akiva, Akosua, Akshada, Akur, Alchemy, Alder, Alencia, Alfonsina, Alhana, Allinson, Aloe, Alohilani, Altaira, Aluel, Alvie, Amabelle, Amaranta, Amaranth, Ambika, Amilliona, Amorae, Aneeksha, Aneres, Anezka, Anfal, Anivia, Anju, Anllely, Annapurna, Anneth, Anoop, Anshu, Anthonia, Aparna, Aquinnah, Aramis, Arbella, Ardis, Arleny, Artist, Arveen, Asiana, Asmara, Assia, Asta, Asteria, Athalie, Athenea, Athulya, Aureliana, Autry, Avabella, Avaia, Avemaria, Avett, Aviary, Awi, Ayak, Ayled, Ayomiposi, Azar, Azeriah, Azzahra

*Isn’t Alyrica a medication?  My google-fu suggests it might be a telecom, too…

**Additionally, a Google search for Alyria brings up a skin-care product.  Possible name for a twin sister to Aloe, also in this list?  

What do you think?  Are there any names that you love, hate, or otherwise stick out to you?  Let me know in the comments!  Stay tuned for the boys’ list. 🙂

 

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