Rare ‘G’ Names

Screen Shot 2018-01-04 at 4.20.50 PMLike the letter ‘F’, the paucity of names starting with ‘G’ means I can fit the girls’ and boys’ names into one post!  Right now, we’re still looking at America’s rare names of 2016, because the 2017 data isn’t due out until May.  A perpetual issue with naming trends is that the people watching them have information that’s at least a year or two old; what was popular or rare in 2016 might not be in 2017 or 2018.

Girls:

  • 150-220: Gracyn, Geneva, Giada, Gretchen, Grecia
  • 100-149: Guinevere, Geraldine, Gitty, Georgina, Goldie, Glory, Georgiana
  • 50-99: Gaia, Greer, Gladys, Gigi, Gretel, Ginger, Gala, Griselda, Gianella
  • 25-49: Gisela, Galilee, Golda, Gittel, Goddess, Gertrude, Glenda, Greenlee, Gurnoor, Germany, Gelila, Gioia
  • 10-24: Georgette, Ginny, Getsemani, Gypsy, Gail, Greicy, Gemini, Gracia, Gwynn, Gaelle, Galaxy, Gurleen, Gloriana, Galia, Golden, Garnet, Ginevra, Gem, Genoveva, Giabella, Gorgeous, Gauri, Geet, Gladis, Girl, Glenna, Gurbani, Gurseerat, Genesee, Ghazal, Gwendoline
  • 7-9: Gardenia, Gayatri, Gilda, Gayle, Graciana, Gabbanelli, Galena, Genavie, Genova, Gita, Giuseppina, Graceland, Gracious, Gurman, Gurnaaz, Gwenevieve
  • 6: Galina, Gamila, Geethika, Geisha, Genisys, Gethsemane, Gidget, Gregoria, Gwenna
  • 5: Galadriel, Garland, Gavrielle, Geri, Gift, Giordana, Glorious, Gohar, Gredmarie

Boys:

  • 150-192: Gino, Glenn, German, Gianluca, Gerard
  • 100-149: Gatlin, Guy, Gonzalo, Graeme, Gerson, Granger, Gareth
  • 50-99: Gentry, Grayden, Gadiel, Geoffrey, Gene, Gregorio
  • 25-49: Gotham, Geronimo, Gamaliel, Garrick, Godric, Giuliano, Galen, Gil, Gaspar, Gaston, Gibran, Gaines, Gautham, Gustav, Gohan, Gershon, Gaetano, Gryphon
  • 10-24: Gennaro, Gaius, Garner, Galvin, Gerrit, Gianfranco, Gurfateh, Galileo, Gerry, Gianmarco, Ghassan, Gunther, Godwin, Gates, Gatsby, Giles, Grover, Gaddiel, Guthrie, Grafton, Grantley, Gurveer, Gehrig, General, Gildardo, Goku, Griffey, Garth, Glendon, Griffith, Gable, Gamble, Gannicus, Gennady, Granite, Grantham, Grayer, Garvey, Godson
  • 7-9: Gad, Garrus, Ghazi, Great, Gresham, Gurshan, Gale, Garv, Gerhard, Gin, Godfrey, Gurjot, Gardner, Garyson, Gaspard, Gaurav, Gedalya, Giordano, Gopal, Greighson, Grigor, Grisham, Grizzly, Gustave, Gyasi
  • 6: Gadsden, Ganza, Garang, Geoff, Gershom, Gilmer, Godswill, Govani, Griezmann
  • 5: Garvin, Gilead, Gioele, Glynn, Golan, Goliath, Gordy, Gregson, Guillaume, Gurkirat

Do you have a favorite ‘G’ name?  Any thoughts about the names above?  Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Rare ‘G’ Names

  1. Ooh, Guinevere, Gaia and Ginevra are such favourites of mine!

    I’m not so keen on G- boys’ names, for some reason. If I had to pick: Gaspar, Gaetano (or Gaetan), Gryphon (love Griffin!)… maybe even Gatsby.

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    • Yeah, I’ve definitely noticed a different style between the girls’ and boys’ names for this letter. For the girls there’s this sense of vintage glamor, like names from old Hollywood or the 1920s! I still have some favorites among the boys’ though, like Godfrey.

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