Rare ‘X’ and ‘Y’ Names

Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 6.36.19 PMThe 2017 baby name data comes out in just two more days (May 11th), so I’m finishing up my series of initial-sorted rare names from 2016!  Here is a selection of rare ‘X’ and ‘Y’ names given to babies in the U.S. two years ago, according to extended data from the Social Security Administration.  I’ll post the rare ‘Z’ names tomorrow.

X

Girls

  • 50-257 named: Xiomara, Xena, Xitlali, Xochitl, Xyla, Xenia
  • 10-49: Xaria, Xareni, Xia, Xandria, Xariah, Xylia, Xavia, Xandra, Xaniah, Xin, Xayla, Xiara, Xinyi
  • 8-9: Xamira, Xaniyah, Xela, Xiana, Xariyah, Xaviera, Xianna, Xolani, Xyliana
  • 5-7: Xea, Xola, Xania, Xanthe, Xarielys, Xaylee, Xochi, Xcaret, Xiaoxi, Xitlalic

Boys

  • 25-122 named: Xavi, Xaiden, Xavian, Xavion, Xion
  • 10-24: Xaiver, Xadrian, Xayvion, Xerxes, Xyler, Xian, Xylan, Xabi, Xachary
  • 7-9: Xabier, Xhaiden, Xadiel, Xuan, Xaire
  • 5-6: Xylon, Xain, Xamir, Xan, Xavius, Xiang

 

Y

Girls

  • 150-205 named: Yaritza, Yesenia, Yazmin, Yara, Yasmine
  • 100-149: Yuna, Yaneli, Yusra, Yvonne, Yvette
  • 50-99: Yatziri, Yolanda, Yurani, Yasmeen, Yuri, Yana, Yitty, Yamila, Yadira, Yocheved, Yahaira, Yehudis, Yasmina, Yatzil, Yelena, Yaiza, Yuritzi
  • 25-49: Yohana, Yanet, Yareni, Yumi, Yelitza, Yides, Yetzali, Yanira, Yui, Yeimy, Yuki, Yashvi, Yaneth, Yuridia, Yashika
  • 10-24: Yari, Yeva, Yumna, Yaelis, Yamilex, Yuriana, Yarielis, Yemaya, Yakira, Yanelis, Yesli, Yaira, Yaquelin, Yeshia, Yilia, Yliana, Yoana, Yalena, Yaslin, Yeily, Yulieth, Yuvia, Yani, Yaritzi, Yemariam, Yaileen, Yazaira, Yeilyn, Yuleimy, Yazhini, Yazlynn, Yilin, Yissel, Yuritza, Yutong, Yvaine, Yamina, Yaneisy, Yarexi, Yachet, Yareliz, Yariana, Yeraldin, Ytzel, Yukari
  • 9: Yashira, Yasna, Yenifer, Yenty, Yihan, Yordanos
  • 8: Yancy, Yanessa, Yatzary, Yaxeni, Yaz, Yena, Yitta, Yixin, Yiyi, Yuhan, Yuktha, Yuval
  • 7: Yakelin, Yalexa, Yalina, Yalini, Yamile, Yanai, Yanitza, Yariah, Yasira, Yazleemar, Yeabsira, Yehudit, Yen, Yesha, Yittel, Yoali, Yoltzin, Yoyo, Ysela, Yunalesca, Yuni, Yuriko, Yuxi, Yuxin
  • 6: Yafa, Yarden, Yaritzel, Yarlin, Yasina, Yasmely, Yasuri, Yatzari, Yeslin, Yeyetzi, Yiran, Yixuan, Yizel, Yorleny, Younique, Yumiko, Yunxi
  • 5: Yaa, Yabsera, Yagmur, Yaheli, Yahvi, Yalda, Yamani, Yardley, Yaribeth, Yarisbeth, Yashi, Yazbeth, Yazlene, Yeilani, Yifei, Ynez, Yodahe, Yoko, Yovana, Ysa, Yubin, Yuka, Yukina, Yukti, Yulani, Yumalay, Yun, Yunuen, Yuvika, Yuzuki

Boys

  • 100-201 named: Yael, Yadiel, Yaseen, Yitzchok, Yandel, Yasir, Yariel
  • 50-99: Yoandri, Yuvan, Yazan, Yash, Yuvraj, Yasser, Yechiel, Yannick, Yohan, Yunus
  • 25-49: Yerik, Yug, Yadier, Yahia, Yasiel, Yamir, Yamil, Yuvin, Yan, Yeshaya, Yafet, Yaniel, Yeray, Yossi, Yamen, Yanis, Yareth
  • 10-24: Yahshua, Yadriel, Yago, Yeiden, Yanni, Yassine, Yechezkel, Yann, Yanuel, Yaroslav, Yazid, Yates, Yuriel, Yaiden, Yazen, Yaziel, Yishai, Yoni, Yves, Yadir, Yuma, Yurem, Yerachmiel, Yobani, Yaman, Yaxiel, Yichen, Yonael, York, Yacine, Yandriel, Yaron, Yeab, Yeudiel, Yi, Yomar, Yu, Yancarlos, Yerick, Yeriel, Yida, Yifan, Yogi, Yugan, Yuto
  • 9: Yasmani, Yaw, Yohanan, Yostin, Yunior, Yuriy
  • 8: Yali, Yanky, Yetzael, Yoav, Yojan, Yordi, Yosgart, Yuan, Yuchen, Yuniel, Yunqi, Yusei
  • 7: Yabdiel, Yamato, Yedaiah, Yeico, Yian, Yiming, Yochanan, Youhance, Yonason, Yusha
  • 6: Yandell, Yaniv, Yashas, Yeiren, Yexian, Yicheng, Yidel, Yinuo, Yoshi, Yosmar, Yuvi, Yuxuan
  • 5: Yader, Yahveh, Yale, Yamajesty, Yancey, Yankel, Yao, Yaqeen, Yashwin, Yassiel, Yatniel, Yavier, Ye, Yedidya, Yekusiel, Yeltsin, Yiddy, Yigit, Yishay, Yissachar, Yiyang, Young, Yucheng, Yusufbek, Yusuke, Yuuki, Ywa

Do you have a favorite rare ‘X’ or ‘Y’ name?  Let me know!

Rare ‘U,’ ‘V,’ and ‘W’ Names

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 5.10.55 PMWith the new U.S. baby name data for 2017 coming out on Friday, and considering that relatively few names names start with letters at the end of the alphabet, I’ve combined rare ‘U,’ ‘V,’ and ‘W’ names from 2016 into a single post.  Enjoy! 

U

Girls

  • 25-115 named: Unique, Uma, Una, Unity, Ursula
  • 10-24: Ulani, Ulyana, Umaiza, Umaima, Urvi
  • 6-8: Ula, Umme, Umu, Urielle, Ursa
  • 5: Ualani, Ubah, Umi, Ummehani, Umrah, Urwa

Boys

  • 25-143 named: Ulysses, Usman, Uzziah, Usher, Urban, Ubaldo, Umair
  • 10-24: Uri, Uzziel, Ulrich, Uzair, Urias, Uthman, Umer
  • 6-9: Uchenna, Uzay, Uchechukwu, Ugonna, Ugochukwu, Upton, Utah, Uwais
  • 5: Udochuwku, Ujwal, Umarbek, Uros

V

Girls

  • 100-245 named: Viola, Violette, Vida, Violetta, Valencia
  • 50-99: Venus, Vianney, Verity, Vania, Vesper, Vanna
  • 25-49: Vale, Vanellope, Valkyrie, Victory, Vianna, Verna, Venice, Vaishnavi, Vega, Vanity, Varnika, Vasilisa, Veera, Vy, Vaani
  • 10-24: Vela, Vita, Verona, Vibha, Vilma, Viridiana, Valeska, Vedika, Vasiliki, Verena, Varvara, Vayla, Vung, Varsha, Venna, Vitalia, Vivia, Vivica, Valley, Vanshika, Viha, Vaanya, Vaidehi, Venba, Vidhi, Vika, Vincenza, Via, Videl, Vidalia, Vienne, Vyla, Vara, Verenice, Vina, Vincy, Viona, Viva
  • 8-9: Vala, Vashti, Vedha, Vesta, Vidya, Vismaya, Vaelyn, Velvet, Venezia
  • 7: Varshini, Vedanshi, Veeksha, Velma, Vesa, Vinisha, Vlada, Vrinda
  • 6: Valena, Valeriana, Varenya, Vasilia, Veralynn, Victoire, Victoriana, Vinaya
  • 5: Vaibhavi, Vaishvi, Valaysia, Vanille, Vanisha, Varna, Velia, Velouria, Versailles, Veruca, Virsaviya, Vishika, Vishwa, Viviani, Vriti

Boys

  • 50-178 named: Vladimir, Veer, Vernon, Ved, Vito, Viraj, Valor, Virgil, Valen, Von, Vedant, Vander, Vikram, Vidal
  • 25-48: Vedansh, Varun, Virat, Vivan, Valentine, Vansh, Viggo, Vinson, Valente, Vyom, Vishnu, Vladislav, Vasilios, Vinh
  • 10-24: Vedh, Vir, Vaibhav, Vadim, Vibhav, Vishwa, Varian, Viren, Vishal, Vallen, Vaden, Vardaan, Vash, Vashawn, Vitaly, Vuk, Vinay, Vinicio, Vivek, Vayden, Vihaanreddy, Vijay, Vishruth, Varick, Vernell, Vinicius, Vishak, Vishan, Volvi, Vrishank
  • 9: Victorious, Vidyut, Vikrant, Virlan, Vontrell
  • 7-8: Vinton, Vahe, Vasco, Ventura, Victoriano, Vidur, Vishakan, Voss, Vraj
  • 6: Valdemar, Valencio, Valiant, Venancio, Ventus, Victorino, Viet, Vinayak, Vishanth, Vishva, Vitus, Vontae
  • 5: Valerio, Valik, Valon, Vanden, Varad, Varek, Varin, Vedder, Vegas, Vegeta, Vigo, Virgilio, Vishraan, Vishrut

W

Girls

  • 100-250 named: Whitley, Winnie, Waverly, Winifred, Wilhelmina
  • 25-99: Winona, Wednesday, Weslyn, Winry, Wisdom, Wynne, Windsor, Wanda, Winslow
  • 10-24: Westlyn, Wilma, Wania, Waylynn, Wateen, Winslet, Warda, Wrenna
  • 7-9: Wrenlee, Wajiha, Wallis, Wakely, Willoughby
  • 5-6: Wafaa, Windy, Winterrose, Wedad, Whisper, Wilmary, Wimberly, Winta, Wynonna, Wyoming

Boys

  • 100-196 named: Wallace, Wiley, Wells, Watson, Wolfgang, Wilmer
  • 50-99: Wendell, Warner, Woodrow, Witten, West, Willem, Willis, Wolf, Wali, Wilfredo, Wynn
  • 25-49: Ward, Whitaker, Willard, Weldon, Wayland, Walden, Wilbert, Whitman, Williams, Wilber, Welles, Wellington, Wilfred, Waseem, Walt, Wolfe, Wrigley, Walton, Whit, Walid
  • 10-24: Wilbur, Wilhelm, Wyland, Waris, Wesam, Willian, Woodson, Wheeler, Whitten, Wael, Winner, Webb, Wake, Wilton, Woods, Wrangler, Wilkes, Webster, Wassim, Werner, Wright, Wyeth, Warrick, Witt, Worth, Wagner, Washington, Weiland, Winfield
  • 9: Wacey, Waldo, Whitton, Winchester, Winson, Wyman
  • 7-8: Warrior, Wilford, Wakiyan, Warwick, Whitson, Wills, Win, Wulfric, Wynton
  • 6: Wahid, Wardell, Warden, Wayden, Whitfield, Wilkin, Wilman, Wrennyn
  • 5: Wahab, Wais, Waldemar, Warsame, Wasi, Weber, Whalen, Whelan, Wilberth, Wilco, Wilfrido, Winthrop, Woodley, Wystan

Do you have a favorite rare name that starts with one of these letters?  Let me know!

Rare ‘T’ Names

Screen Shot 2018-05-07 at 3.40.27 PMHere’s a list of rare ‘T’ names given to American babies in 2016, according to data from the Social Security Administration (which is going to release the 2017 data in a few days.  Yay!).  These aren’t all the unusual names starting with this letter…just the highlights.  

Girls

  • 200-262 babies named: Treasure, Temperance, Taya, Tamia, Taryn, Tess
  • 100-199: Tia, Tesla, Tallulah, Tamara, Taraji, Tala, Tina, Tayla, Tiara, Theodora, Tanvi, Trisha
  • 50-99: Taniyah, Terra, Tanya, Tracy, Tamar, Tilly, Therese, Taylynn, Taylee, Timber, Tova, Taleen, Tammy, Tierney, Tyra, Tirzah, Tyanna, Tasneem
  • 25-49: Tahiry, Tyla, Tanisha, Truly, Talayah, Talitha, Tylee, Tariah, Tzipora, Tyasia, Tennyson, Tali, Tanishka, Tauriel, Thelma, Tavia, Tula, Tasia, Trista, Tehila, Twyla, Tahani, Talaysia, Tensley, Tigerlily, Topanga
  • 10-24: Tempest, Tennessee, Trina, Trudy, Twila, Tamsin, Tzivia, Tahira, Tasha, Thora, Toriana, Tamryn, Taina, Taisley, Tessie, Timberly, Tamari, Thania, Troi, Tsion, Tylia, Takiyah, Teal, Tisha, Tiwatope, Toba, Tuesday, Tenaya, Terriana, Thais, Tomi, Torah, Trany, Tamira, Tressa, Triana, Tulsi, Tvisha, Tzirel, Taliana, Talina, Tanishi, Taraoluwa, Trixie, Takayla, Tanyla, Thaily, Tilda, Tonia, Trishika, Tytiana, Takara, Tashi, Tasmia, Teresita, Traniyah, Talani, Taline, Tam, Tayanna, Temple, Tiare, Tailor, Tanvika, Tashvi, Tavi, Tawny, Teniola, Tilia, Tove, Tris, Tuleen, Tzippy
  • 8-9: Temiloluwa, Thessaly, Tiaraoluwa, Talisa, Talley, Tasfia, Theory, Tien, Tirenioluwa, Tulip, Tyrianna, Tzivy
  • 7: Talita, Tamila, Tansy, Testimony, Thailyn, Tifa, Torunn, Treva
  • 6: Tacori, Tahreem, Taimane, Tanzila, Taralynn, Tasnia, Tatelyn, Tejasvi, Tesslyn, Teva, Texas, Theodosia, Thisbe, Tikva, Tomorrow, Tonantzin, Topaz, Tristine
  • 5: Tabea, Tacy, Tahiya, Tahmina, Taiba, Talar, Talayla, Talianna, Tarini, Tasi, Tauri, Taylani, Teela, Temidayo, Tena, Tequila, Tessley, Teuila, Tha, Timea, Timiyah, Tionne, Tisa, Tiwaloluwa, Tola, Toluwanimi, Torilynn, Treya, Trillium, Trinley, Trish, Troian, Tryphena, Tulia, Twisha, Tykera, Tyndall, Tyria

Boys:

  • 150-201 babies named: Tyrone, Tyree, Truman, Todd, Taj, Tyrell, Tayden, Torin
  • 100-149: Thorin, Tevin, Truett, Tzvi, Tariq, Tobin, Tyrese, Trevon, Tylan
  • 50-99: Tiberius, Thor, Tenzin, Taylen, Triton, Tyce, Theron, Townes, Taha, Tyshawn, Tyrus, Trayvon, Tremaine, Tamir, Tyrion, Tamim, Tylen, Tavin, Thane, Thompson, Timur, Truth
  • 25-49: Theophilus, Tory, Teague, Thang, Torrance, True, Tayer, Takoda, Tafari, Tobiah, Theseus, Tiernan, Tillman, Tj, Trapper, Torian, Taym, Torrence, Tuff, Tayson, Tyquan, Tevita, Talmage, Tayton, Tadhg, Tilden, Tavian, Tiger, Talal, Tavaris, Tyjuan
  • 10-24: Tanush, Taysom, Thien, Torsten, Taggart, Trigg, Taft, Treshawn, Tuck, Theoden, Tracen, Trinidad, Tavin, Thelonious, Tito, Townsend, Trigger, Thurman, Trust, Tycho, Takumi, Takai, Taurean, Thierry, Trustin, Tyreke, Taavi, Taevon, Thurston, Tilak, Tipton, Tully, Tahmid, Taz, Tor, Tadashi, Takeo, Teller, Thai, Toa, Tri, Tassen, Thaxton, Thorten, Toussaint, Trajan, Trip, Trygve, Tal, Taurus, Tino, Tobenna, Torben, Turki, Tavarius, Thackery, Thornton, Thunder, Tulio
  • 9: Tanvir, Teancum, Teoman, Terrin, Tex, Thailand, Thierno, Thorn, Timo, Tlaloc, Tobechukwu, Tobiloba, Torres, Tresor
  • 8: Tahmeed, Taiwan, Takashi, Taksh, Taquan, Tavis, Tekoa, Temitayo, Thanos, Tonatiuh, Toretto, Tramel, Tripton, Tuvia, Tyga, Tyjae, Tyrael
  • 7: Tae, Tajae, Takeshi, Tallis, Talmadge, Taniela, Tanis, Taos, Tavius, Teion, Temesgen, Temujin, Terez, Tharun, Thijs, Tolliver, Tonio, Topher, Toprak, Tracer, Trell, Trew, Trillion, Triumph, Trooper, Trowa, Turan, Tymarion, Tyray
  • 6: Taahir, Tadeas, Taiki, Taino, Taio, Tajuan, Takeru, Taliesin, Tamarius, Tamem, Tank, Tannen, Tanveer, Tarak, Taras, Taskin, Taves, Tavita, Tavoris, Tawfiq, Tazio, Teak, Tejus, Telly, Telvin, Temitope, Temuge, Teofilo, Thales, Thanh, Theoren, Thorne, Tiam, Tikon, Timaeus, Timileyin, Timon, Timothee, Tin, Tomoya, Toriano, Toribio, Toshiro, Traeger, Trebor, Trek, Tron, Truce, Truxton, Tydarius, Tyke, Tyking, Tyrome, Tzion
  • 5: Taaraz, Tabious, Tag, Taiwo, Tajai, Takahiro, Tamatoa, Tanuj, Taraj, Taro, Tarrant, Tejveer, Tengis, Thabit, Theodis, Thom, Thurmond, Tiberias, Tiller, Tinsae, Tirth, Tobijah, Tochi, Tod, Toluwani, Tomo, Torstein, Tosh, Toviyah, Tracker, Trafton, Trance, Trennon, Trevino, Trexton, Treylin, Treysen, Trice, Trindon, Tyland, Tywin

Do you have a favorite rare ‘T’ name?  Let me know!

Rare ‘S’ Names for Boys

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Here are some rare ‘S’ names that were given to boys in 2016, according to data from the Social Security AdministrationEarlier today, I posted about one of the names included in this list – Severus – because I’ve never seen him anywhere near as common as 32 boys in one year!  To be fair, that’s still considered very rare.

  • 150-199: Simeon, Sidney, Semaj, Slade, Stone, Shlomo, Sami, Smith, Syed
  • 100-149: Salem, Salman, Steele, Sheldon, Siddharth, Saint
  • 50-99: Sire, Sultan, Savion, Seven, Shamar, Storm, Shaurya, Stryker, Saif, Shiv, Samarth, Shaya, Stellan, Sulaiman, Saleh, Shlok, Shia, Sahil, Samar, Sylvester, Shayan, Selim, Stiles, Stockton, Stuart, Shivansh, Simcha, Slater, Shaquille, Sahir, Shulem, Steel, Sagan, Sampson, Shai, Sir
  • 25-49: Shamir, Surya, Sai, Saxon, Sherman, Sanjay, Stratton, Sutter, Shakur, Slate, Srihan, Stanton, Subhan, Sylvan, Shmiel, Summit, Safwan, Seeley, Shelton, Saud, Sirius, Sriyan, Sachin, Saharsh, Shreyan, Scotty, Soham, Sven, Shaw, Stryder, Sudais, Sahib, Severus, Shloimy, Stewart, Sabir, Shraga, Shreyansh, Sander, Selvin, Shivam, Saxton, Servando, Sharif, Silvio, Sanad, Satvik, Shan, Saw, Shaul, Styles, Sadiq, Sandro, Schuyler, Siddhartha, Sriram
  • 10-24: Sajid, Sekou, Shayden, Sanders, Saulo, Savon, Sharbel, Slayton, Saketh, Santo, Sparsh, Stirling, Sully, Santonio, Strider, Supreme, Stark, Saverio, Shakir, Sixto, Sufyan, Sahaj, Sal, Santi, Sebastiano, Serafin, Serge, Sharvil, Shaunak, Sherrod, Sherwin, Shneur, Sid, Stavros, Sabian, Samael, Savino, Savior, Schneider, Shad, Skanda, Sayer, Shade, Sheikh, Silvano, Srithik, Sanford, Shedrick, Shiva, Snyder, Sohail, Stevenson, Saber, Sanjeev, Sharmarke, Shimshon, Shine, Sinclair, Sriyansh, Stafford, Stanford, Stanislav, Sabino, Sadler, Sanav, Sandor, Sanjith, Severiano, Shahid, Shaka, Shant, Shaquan, Shooter, Subham, Simba, Sneyder, Samwise, Sanchez, Sang, Sarkis, Severin, Shah, Shray, Sigmund, Sumner, Sun, Szymon
  • 9: Sabdiel, Samanyu, Samhith, Schneur, Sekai, Serigne, Seymour, Shadrach, Sherwood, Sho, Shuaib, Skip, Soma, Sovereign, Stokely, Swade
  • 8: Sabien, Safeer, Sajjad, Samridh, Santiel, Sartaj, Saurav, Sava, Savage, Scot, Seraj, Sergei, Severo, Seydou, Shahir, Shandon, Shemuel, Shep, Sherlock, Shivin, Shota, Silvan, Skyden, Sneijder, Solon, Spiro, Srikar, Staten, Stedman, Stihl, Striker
  • 7: Salahuddin, Samyog, Saugat, Schafer, Selassie, Shabazz, Shalev, Shahin, Shashank, Shenouda, Siaosi, Siddiq, Silvino, Sladen, Smaran, Sony, Srihaas, Sriman, Strickland
  • 6: Sadrac, Sagar, Sahishnu, Saiansh, Salam, Samatar, Samuela, Samwell, Saquan, Savoy, Sayyid, Seaton, Seger, Selwyn, Sender, Shankar, Shavar, Shazil, Shervin, Shivay, Shohjahon, Shomari, Siddh, Sigurd, Sirach, Siranthony, Sirking, Sly, Smokey, Sosuke, Sotero, Srihith, Srijan, Srikrishna, Sruly, Stallone, Statham, Stevens, Sundiata
  • 5: Safwat, Sakariye, Salinger, San, Satchel, Sathwik, Satoshi, Satyam, Savant, Say, Seanix, Serafim, Severyn, Shady, Shaker, Shaydon, Sheng, Shresht, Shyheim, Siddhanth, Siegfried, Sigifredo, Sircharles, Sirwilliam, Slevin, Solaris, Solo, Srihari, Sriniketh, Srinivas, Stalin, Stanlee, Statler, Stelios, Suyog, Syd

Do you have a favorite name on this list?  Let me know!  And if you haven’t already seen the list of rare ‘S’ names for girls, here it is.

Severus

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Let’s talk about the name Severus.  It’s an Ancient Roman name that’s belonged to several emperors and early saints, and yet was exceedingly rare until very recently.  The Harry Potter series brought Severus into everyday usage in the 21st century, and even then, it took 10 years since the first movie (and 14 since the first book) for it to appear in American (SSA) baby name data.  Severus debuted with 5 boys in 2011, the same year that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 came to theaters.  Since many viewers don’t read the books, that would have been the year that many fans learned (spoiler alert!) of Professor Snape’s vindication and redemption.

Once people started naming their sons Severus, it seemed like it was going to be a rarity only a few hardcore fans would be brave enough to use.  Despite Roman names having been trendy in recent years, prospective parents are probably deterred by the “sever” part (or even by Snape’s less savory aspects).  So, from 2011 to 2015, only 5-7 babies received the name every year.  2016 is when it gets strange.

Just 7 boys were named Severus in 2015, but 32 got the name in 2016!  5 alone (15.625%) were born in Texas, though without other state data it’s impossible to make a geographically-based assessment.  Regardless, going from 7 to 32 boys?  That’s a ginormous jump for an extremely rare name.  What’s the influence?

A couple of things happened in 2016 that might have influenced the spike:

  • The actor who played Severus Snape – Alan Rickman – died on January 14.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hit the stage on July 30.  Snape appears in the play, and one of the main characters is named Albus Severus Potter.  Although the production didn’t come to the U.S. that year, many American fans would have read the script.

Curiously, another name associated with Death Eaters – Bellatrix – jumped from 5 girls to 24 girls in 2016.  Bellatrix didn’t physically appear in Cursed Child, but she was discussed in it.  Additionally (and proving this isn’t just an infatuation with the magical dark side), Albus debuted in SSA data in 2016 with 8 boys.  Dumbledore himself couldn’t make the name appear!  Harry, Ronald, and Hermione all rose in 2016 too.  Weirdly enough, the nuclear Malfoy family (Draco, Scorpius, and Astoria) didn’t experience spikes in their names.  Lucius rose, but that used to be a popular name and so something else could be happening there.

If Alan Rickman hadn’t died, then we could to point to Cursed Child as the singular reason why usage of the name Severus more than quadrupled between 2015 and 2016.  But he did die, so we can’t.  After all, why name the baby Alan (which could refer to *any* Alan) when you can name him after the character you fell in love with?  I think it will be very interesting to see whether the name Severus maintains its surge in 2017.

What do you think of the name Severus?  Do you think there could be another reason why it spiked in 2016?  Let me know what you think.

 

 

Rare ‘S’ Names for Girls

Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 7.10.37 PM2017 baby name data for the U.S. is supposed to be released around May 11th, so we are in the homestretch!  In the meantime, let’s finish up the 2016 alphabet.

Here are some rare ‘S’ names that were given to baby girls in the U.S. in 2016, according to data from the Social Security Administration

  • 200-259 girls named: Sonia, Samiyah, Samira, Shanaya, Shea, Sarahi, Scout, Sherlyn, Sanaa, Sally, Seraphina, Sunny, Saanvi, Stacy, Selene
  • 150-199: Soraya, Shannon, Saniya, Susanna, Salem, Skylynn, Shirley, Sapphire
  • 100-149: Shreya, Soleil, Symphony, Suri, Sarina, Shania, Sia, Shaylee, Stormy, Salome, Sahana, Skylee, Sheila, Shyla, Shayna, Sumaya, Sabina, Sybil, Safa, Sahara, Shoshana
  • 50-99: Sahasra, Selma, Susannah, Sol, Star, Shira, Safiya, Sandy, Sevyn, Sama, Sabella, Sinai, Serene, Sabine, Shaindy, Swara, Simran, Story, Suzanne, Sedona, Sparrow, Saya, Seren, Sequoia, Syeda, Sakura, Samaria, Simona, Sahar, Scotlyn, Sirena, Snow, Starr, Scottie, Siobhan, Sayuri, Sherry, Sapphira, Silvana, Silver, Sunshine
  • 25-49: Sade, Stefania, Sora, Swayze, Sena, Siham, Sima, Shivani, Sidra, Solana, Soliana, Shanelle, Sonora, Shawna, Svea, Scotland, Sephora, Seraphine, Shifra, Suzette, Saray, Starla, Sanya, Saori, Shelly, Sheridan, Sicily, Shanti, Solara, Saba, Shekinah, Sunday, Saja, Seneca, Salwa, Seerat, Solange, Suhana, Sanjana, Sarayu, Solene, Saffron, Sheryl, Sitara, Sakina, Savvy, Setareh, Starlene, Sunni, Sayla, Shamya, Suhani, Saskia, Shahd, Shakira, Shanice, Soledad, Sona, Srinika, Suhayla, Samanvi, Sansa, Seanna, Senna, Sheena, Shree, Soha, Sriya, Stephania
  • 10-24: Shaindel, Shanya, Siri, Sabreen, Sloka, Sonali, Sundus, Safiyyah, Sari, September, Shahad, Shailene, Sila, Solveig, Sable, Samina, Sanari, Signe, Sehaj, Svetlana, Sibyl, Solomia, Sonam, Spirit, Sejal, Sneha, Srishti, Saleena, Sameeha, Sarabi, Saveah, Savi, Siddhi, Syrena, Sabiha, Sachi, Saliha, Sarabeth, Sarita, Sham, Shani, Sreshta, Starlynn, Sukhmani, Sabria, Safari, Saloma, Sanika, Sanyla, Sargun, Shakayla, Sigrid, Simi, Simra, Spring, Sylvana, Sakari, Samreen, Sanvika, Shirin, Sokhna, Sophina, Suki, Sunjai, Samhita, Santina, Satya, Secret, Shadia, Shireen, Shivanya, Shulamis, Shylee, Smriti, Sole, Sritha, Saddie, Sagal, Samreet, Sativa, Sefora, Seraphim, Setayesh, Shalaya, Sharanya, Shruthi, Solimar, Sophiana, Srinidhi, Staley, Starlet, Sue, Sui, Sukaina, Sabirin, Sadhana, Sahily, Samyukta, Saralynn, Selenia, Shaddai, Shailey, Shamara, Shambhavi, Shanty, Sharla, Shatha, Shawnee, Shukri, Sian, Sicilia, Siddalee, Stacia, Sybella, Sadaf, Safreen, Samanvitha, Santa, Satori, Sebastiana, Shakti, Shiori, Shraddha, Sistine, Sonoma, Soruha, Stuti, Suhavi, Sultana, Surveen
  • 9: Saga, Sahari, Sakshi, Samriddhi, Samus, Satcha, Sayesha, Seema, Senora, Severine, Shari, Sita, Solomiya, Sonnet, Sophiah, Sorcha, Sunniva, Sydelle, Syrah, Syria
  • 8: Sabriel, Sacred, Sadeen, Safiatou, Sahalie, Sahiba, Salice, Samika, Samsara, Sarem, Sarika, Saudia, Serafima, Shadow, Shamsa, Shasta, Shiny, Shreeja, Sibley, Simrat, Sinclaire, Smera, Solace, Sonika, Steely, Stellaluna, Summerlyn, Sunset
  • 7: Sahithi, Salsabeel, Samrawit, Sathvika, Shalini, Shanae, Shanley, Shirleyann, Shterna, Shy, Sibella, Silje, Sinead, Siren, Sisira, Snighda, Sochikaima, Sondra, Sophira, Sophronia, Sosefina, Success, Sucely, Sujey, Summerrose, Sundae, Sunflower, Sylvanas, Sylvania
  • 6: Sabra, Sahory, Sajdah, Samadhi, Sandrine, Sarabelle, Sarang, Saturn, Sawda, Senovia, Seraph, Shahana, Shahrazad, Shaivi, Shakia, Sharifa, Sheikha, Shiqi, Shiri, Shivanshi, Shoni, Sifan, Silva, Similoluwa, Simisola, Sisley, Sitora, Skyland, Socorro, Sojourner, Somtochukwu, Sonakshi, Sorelle, Southern, Sparkle, Srihitha, Stavroula, Stellar, Sula, Sumer, Supriya, Svara, Sway
  • 5: Sadeem, Safana, Safura, Saki, Sakthi, Salimata, Salimatou, Samanda, Samuelle, Sandara, Sanskriti, Santiana, Sarani, Sareth, Sayumi, Seena, Sehajpreet, Selen, Seynabou, Shahina, Shahzoda, Shamila, Shamim, Shannara, Shantae, Shanvitha, Sheba, Shehrbano, Sherezade, Shiphrah, Shona, Shrita, Sidonie, Sincerity, Snowy, Solstice, Sookie, Sophonie, Soteria, Sravya, Srikruthi, Stana, Starling, Stellina, Sudiksha, Sueann, Suetta, Sulamita, Sulma, Sundari, Swecha, Sweden

Thoughts?  Do you have a favorite rare ‘S’ names for girls?  Let me know!

April Name Sightings

Time for another rare-name round-up!  Every month, I publish a list of unusual names I spotted in and around my community over the past 30 days or so.  Usually I do this on the last night of the month, but yesterday was busy.  Errands, another blog post I needed to finish, Avengers: Infinity War…you get the picture.  By the way, happy May!

Here are the most interesting local names I spotted in April:

  • Firm
  • Draper – an uncommon occupational name that was briefly trendy in the late 1970s and peaked in 1980.  13 boys were named Draper in 2016, the most since 1982.
  • Roby (m, deceased) – 5 boys in 2016.  Roby is a surname that can also be a nickname for Robert.
  • Nielson (m) – Nielson doesn’t appear in SSA birth data, but Nielsen did once (in 1991).  Nielsen is a surname that means “son of Niels,” Niels being a Danish form of Nicholas.
  • Legend (m) – what makes this so interesting to me is that this person is likely an adult.  Legend is a popular, very trendy baby name that ranked #311 in 2016 (impressive, since it only entered the top 1000 in 2010).  It first appeared in Social Security Administration birth data in 1993.
  • Veronique – French form of Veronica.  8 girls were named Veronique in 2016, while Veronica ranked #413 out of 1000.
  • Judge – a curious occupational name which hasn’t been in the top 1000 since the 1930s, but has appeared in SSA birth data for every year since 1880.  The most famous bearer is probably actor Judge Reinhold, though in his case it’s just a nickname.  30 boys were named Judge in 2016, the most since 1954.  I think with the popularity of Justice, Judge could make a comeback.
  • Reeves (m, toddler) – another rare surname baby name that’s slowly becoming more common.  25 boys were named Reeves in 2016.
  • Sterett (m, preteen)
  • Avila – Avila probably refers to St. Teresa of Ávila.  37 girls were named Avila in 2016.
  • Haywood (m) – 10 boys in 2016.
  • Dulaney (m) – Dulaney has only appeared in SSA birth data as a girls’ name, probably as an alternative to Delaney
  • Burkley (m, deceased) – Burkley, a variant of Berkeley, first appeared in SSA birth data in 2001, and has been given to both boys and girls since then.  This Burkley was much older, though.
  • Rosebud – potentially born after Citizen Kane, but likely beforehand.  Rosebud was most popular in the 20s.
  • Meriwether (f, young adult) – Meriwether first appeared in SSA data in 2009 as a girls’ name, but anyone who remembers their U.S. history lessons will recall that the Lewis of Lewis and Clark was named Meriwether.  6 girls were named Meriwether in 2016.

What do you think of these names?  Have you spotted any interesting names in your community over the last month?  Let me know!

Earlier rare name round-ups in 2018:

Predictions for the Top 1000 Baby Names of 2017

The wait is almost over!  In less than two weeks, the Social Security Administration will release their data on the most popular names of 2017. 

Throughout April, I’ve been posting various prediction posts.  So far, I’ve already published what I think the 2017 top 10 and top 100 will look like.  Today, I’m posting about the names I predict will enter or leave the top 1000 when the new numbers come out.  Remember, name predictions are just for fun – there are always surprises! 

Girls

The name that ranked #1000 in 2016 was Meilani, which was given to 263 girls.  Assuming that the 2017 threshold will be around 260 uses, here are the girls’ names I think will enter the top 1000 in 2017:

  1. Amora – 258 girls in 2016, up from 255 in 2015, up from 181 in 2014
  2. Arleth – 256 girls, up from 116 in 2015 (!)
  3. Arlette – 254, up from 128 (!)
  4. Bellamy – 231, up from 184
  5. Della – 247, up from 215
  6. Egypt – 254, up from 200
  7. Elodie – 243, up from 216
  8. Etta – 256, up from 242
  9. Everlee – 257, up from 240.  Everlee rides on Everly‘s (#107) coattails.
  10. Florence – 246, up from 214
  11. Kamiyah – 255, up from 190
  12. Legacy – 250, up from 163 (!)
  13. Lyanna – 216, up from 62 (!!).
  14. Margo – 252, up from 190.  Rising as popular Margot (#433) does.
  15. Marlowe – 256, up from 221
  16. Octavia – 255, up from 174 in 2015 (!), up from 74 in 2014.
  17. Palmer – 241, up from 176 (!)
  18. Rosalee – 245, up from 228.  Rising along with Rosalie (#254).
  19. Shanaya – 234, up from 171
  20. Violeta – 245, up from 220.  Rising with Violet (#47).
  21. Opal – 256, up from 231
  22. Whitley – 250, up from 222
  23. Xiomara – 257, up from 220

Other possibilities: Agnes, Akira, Avalyn, Diya, Eleanora, Elina, India, Loretta, Raya, Rilynn, Sailor, Spencer, Treasure, Viola, Winnie

Here are the girls’ names I think will leave the top 1000:

  1. Adilynn – #978 (271 girls) in 2016, down from #806 (347 girls) in 2015
  2. Alisha – #985 (269), down from #922 (296)
  3. Ally – #979 (271), down from #872 (318)
  4. Ann – #992 (264), down from #897 (306)
  5. Aryana – #994 (264), down from #832 (335)
  6. Azaria – #984 (270), down from #936 (288)
  7. Briley – #989 (267), down from #918 (297)
  8. Cherish – #974 (273), down from #937 (288)
  9. Desiree – #955 (282), down from #809 (346)
  10. Elin – #990 (266), down from #919 (297)
  11. Esperanza – #996 (264), down from #924 (296)
  12. Farrah – #964 (278), down from #780 (360)
  13. Hailee – #940 (289), down from #833 (335)
  14. Jasmin – #958 (281), down from #887 (310)
  15. Joslyn – #962 (279), down from #868 (321)
  16. Kaya – #961 (280), down from #859 (324)
  17. Lilia – #991 (266), down from #961 (282)
  18. Lilyanna – #997 (264), down from #969 (279)
  19. Luz – #999 (263), down from #957 (282)
  20. Madyson – #967 (276), down from #826 (339)
  21. Marjorie – #923 (295), down from #799 (351)
  22. Meilani – #1000 (263), down from #953 (284).  Meilani only entered the top 1000 in 2015.
  23. Micah – #968 (276), down from #836 (334)
  24. Milania – #946 (287), down from #800 (351)
  25. Shayla – #988 (268), down from #803 (349)

Other possibilities: Alianna, Arden, Brenna, Giana, Heather, Kailee, Kaylynn, Lizbeth, Marisol, Monserrat, Nancy, Nathaly, Yamileth, Zendaya

Boys

In 2016, the #1000th name was Jonathon, which was given to 202 boys.  Assuming the 2017 threshold is around 200 uses, here are the boys’ names I think will enter the top 1000 in 2017:

  1. Baker – 156 boys in 2016, up from 86 in 2015
  2. Bastian – 186, up from 143.  Bastian is a nickname for Sebastian (#24), which itself is increasingly popular.
  3. Bear – 186, up from 134
  4. Bjorn – 150, up from 99
  5. Cillian – 175, up from 121.  Killian (#264) is very trendy.
  6. Colson – 185, up from 170
  7. Decker – 197, up from 182
  8. Eamon – 181, up from 141
  9. Edmund – 190, up from 173
  10. Finnian – 186, up from 166
  11. Finnick – 149, up from 56 (!)
  12. Idris – 175, up from 138
  13. Imran – 191, up from 183
  14. Joan – 187, up from 169
  15. Kiaan – 168, up from 87 (!)
  16. Kyng – 183 boys, up from 100 (!)
  17. Lian – 195, up from 165
  18. Onyx – 172, up from 118
  19. Remi – 174, up from 90 (!)
  20. Roderick – 199, up from 185
  21. Ross – 191, up from 158
  22. Shepard – 189, up from 115 (!)
  23. Sidney – 196, up from 180
  24. Wallace – 196, up from 154

Other Possibilities: Adiel, Alaric, Briar, Campbell, Elvis, Harlem, Jaxxon, Jesiah, Kabir, Menachem, Norman, Ruger, Slade

And here are the boys’ names that I think will leave the top 1000:

  1. Alfonso – #921 (229 boys) in 2016, down from #794 (292 boys) in 2015
  2. Amare – #980 (207), down from #838 (267)
  3. Bode – #994 (203), down from #847 (263)
  4. Braeden – #995 (203), down from #792 (293)
  5. Brantlee – #953 (215), down from #777 (302)
  6. Brenden – #996 (203), down from #899 (241)
  7. Brent – #973 (209), down from #886 (250)
  8. Camilo – #985 (205), down from #950 (217)
  9. Coleman – #963 (211), down from #887 (250)
  10. Davian – #998 (202), down from #868 (255)
  11. Dominique – #964 (211), down from #911 (264)
  12. Dwayne – #946 (219), down from #795 (292)
  13. Gauge – #966 (211), down from #881 (251)
  14. Giancarlo – #986 (205), down from #845 (265)
  15. Gordon – #949 (218), down from #812 (278)
  16. Jamarion – #987 (205), down from #955 (216)
  17. Javon – #954 (215), down from #866 (259)
  18. Jonathon – #1000 (202), down from #879 (252)
  19. Kendall – #922 (229), down from #781 (300).  Kendall also experienced a significant drop for girls between 2015 and 2016.
  20. Kolby – #952 (216), down from #830 (270).  Colby is also falling.
  21. Lyric – #962 (213), down from #892 (246).
  22. Santos – #959 (214), down from #914 (235)
  23. Steve – #988 (205), down from #938 (224)
  24. Urijah – #956 (215), down from #883 (251)

Other Possibilities: Agustin, Anton, Blaise, Dayton, Dimitri, Ernest, Immanuel, Judson, Lamar, Kymani, Van, Vivaan

Are there any names you think will or won’t enter the top 1000 when the new data comes out?  Are there any names you think will leave?  Let me know, and check back in a couple of weeks to see the official results! 🙂

Rare ‘R’ Names for Boys

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Yesterday I posted a selection of rare ‘R’ names for girls, so here are some rare ‘R’ names for boys!  As usual, these numbers come from the Social Security Administration‘s baby name data-set for 2016.  We find out the 2017 data in just a few more weeks.

  • 150-202 boys named: Roderick, Rodolfo, Ross, Randall, Rashad, Ruger, Raheem, Rian, Ramsey
  • 100-149: Reynaldo, Rome, Rishi, Rowdy, Ronaldo, Ramses, Rico, Rigoberto, Ren, Ryden, Ransom
  • 50-99: Rockwell, Rogan, Rishaan, Renzo, Rafe, Roan, Rudra, Rivers, Rami, Raymundo, Ryu, Rehan, Radley, Ranger, Riot, Rush, Revan, Riggs, Roscoe, Raylon, Rhodes, Reggie, Raziel, Ryne, Reef, Reyes, Romello, Raghav, Rashawn, Roosevelt, Rakan, Robinson, Rashid, Rayshawn, Riddick, Riggins, Ravi, Reeve
  • 25-49: Rasheed, Rustin, Rayland, Riyansh, Rider, Riyaan, Rye, Ranveer, Rainer, Rhydian, Roshan, Ram, Rashard, Renato, Rakeem, Rusty, Ragnar, Renner, Rhythm, Rexton, Randolph, Roque, Rufus, Ramir, Rigel, Redding, Ridwan, Rudolph, Ryett, Rajveer, Rishik, Rainier, Rock, Rook, Renly, Reza, Raider, Rondell, Rigo, Rishabh, Reno, Robel, Roczen, Reeves, Romero
  • 10-24: Ramone, Richmond, Rigby, Rorik, Rahman, Raj, Rocket, Rosendo, Redmond, Ruhan, Ramel, Ramzi, Rand, Riggin, Rudransh, Rajon, Rommel, Roper, Ruslan, Race, Raudel, Remus, Rowland, Rune, Ruthvik, Rutledge, Rajan, Raynor, Ronav, Rich, Riku, Rishab, Rithik, Ritter, Roark, Ruston, Rahsaan, Rahul, Rawley, Rocko, Rollin, Ryo, Ramadan, Ripken, Rohit, Rourke, Rowe, Rubens, Rupert, Revere, Richardson, Rockford, Romario, Ruvim, Ruxin, Raja, Reddington, Regis, Reuel, Rhone, Romulo, Ralston, Rance, Redford, Revel, Rishav, Rodriguez, Rosalio, Rucker, Rayquan, Rigdon, Righteous, Roarke, Robben, Rod, Rafferty, Rally, Rambo, Redd, Remo, Renan, Rexford, Reznor, Rollie, Royston, Ruairi
  • 9: Radek, Raekwon, Rawlings, Red, Rein, Reiner, Renton, Reo, Rigley, Rohin, Rollo
  • 8: Radford, Rameses, Rankin, Rayniel, Refugio, Regal, Renji, Revansh, Reynold, Rockland, Romulus, Rufino, Russ, Rustam, Rutherford
  • 7: Ra, Rafiq, Rahm, Raistlin, Ramari, Ramsay, Ranson, Rawson, Reade, Regino, Reston, Ridha, Riordan, Rizzo, Rogers, Rollins, Ronal, Rudolf, Rushton
  • 6: Racer, Rad, Rage, Ralpheal, Range, Raquan, Rawling, Raxton, Rehansh, Reiss, Remigio, Reus, Richter, Rigsby, Riser, Rixton, Rohith, Romaine, Ruichen, Rutger
  • 5: Radeen, Rafat, Rainn, Raizo, Raji, Rawlins, Raza, Redden, Rem, Remiel, Rennen, Rennick, Renzel, Rhody, Ridgely, Ridger, Ringo, Rishank, Rito, Robson, Roby, Rogerick, Roko, Romualdo, Roston, Rowley, Ruaridh, Ruddy, Ruzgar, Ryota, Ryse

Do you have a favorite rare ‘R’ name for boys?  Let me know!

Rare ‘R’ Names for Girls

Screen Shot 2018-04-23 at 1.15.49 PMBut of course I’d hit the ‘R’ names in time for the Royal Baby!  Though, said baby is a little prince, not a princess.

Anyways, here is a selection of rare ‘R’ names given to American girls in 2016, according to data from the Social Security Administration.  I’ll post the boys’ names later.

  • 200-257 girls named: Renee, Raylee, Rilynn, Robin, Raya, Regan, Rita
  • 150-199: Rae, Roxanne, Rihanna, Raleigh, Rosalind, Renesmee
  • 100-149: Rhiannon, Rosalina, Rosalia, Ripley, Rosemarie, Rochel, Ria, Roxana, Rosalinda, Reem, Raniyah, Rebel
  • 50-99: Rahma, Rain, Rania, Raizy, Rivky, Romy, Ridley, Randi, Rosario, Rocio, Rosabella, Rina, Royale, Ruhi, Rikki, Razan, Rana, Roberta, Rainey, Roxy, Rosanna, Rhoda
  • 25-49: Raizel, Rochelle, Rahaf, Rosella, Rafaela, Rawan, Rogue, Roma, Roya, Rayla, Reginae, Rhema, Rosetta, Rosaline, Remedy, Rooney, Rayanna, Radha, Railey, Riva, Rue, Ryanna, Rida, Ramiyah, Rinoa, Rosabelle, Rielle, Runa, Ruthann, Roni, Rona, Ruqayyah, Rut, Rei, Rima, Roisin, Rosita, Rumi, Rani
  • 10-24: Raziya, Renley, Rhonda, Risa, Rainy, Raghad, Reba, Ridhi, Rishika, Ruchy, Rama, Raneem, Ravenna, Richelle, Rosina, Reighlynn, Radhika, Raeann, Raphaela, Rowena, Rabia, Retal, Rossi, Rumaisa, Rayelle, Reverie, Roseanne, Ruweyda, Ryelle, Rynlee, Romelia, Roux, Rushika, Rainbow, Reham, Renna, Retaj, Rin, Ritika, Roshni, Ruhama, Ruhani, Raissa, Rasha, Rayhana, Reata, Risha, Riyanshi, Roniya, Ruah, Raahi, Ramla, Rosaria, Ruchel, Reine, Renad, Rithika, Rosaura, Rukia, Rinnah, Roe, Rosamaria, Rutila, Raelani, Rakeb, Ramata, Ramey, Rayleen, Reigna, Rejoice, Rola, Romani, Rosalba, Ruba, Ruthanna
  • 9: Rafeef, Rahel, Ramia, Rasika, Rateel, Rehmat, Rella, Remas, Remini, Ridhima, Riverly, Riverlyn, Rokia, Ronja
  • 8: Rahab, Rahf, Rahima, Rarity, Reha, Rilla, Rim, Ritisha, Riyaq, Rodina, Roksana, Rosalva, Rosamund, Rosary, Roselani, Rubina, Ruchama, Rufina
  • 7: Raksha, Ramani, Ravina, Remilynn, Reminisce, Rianshi, Richa, Richlynn, Rinka, Rocklyn, Roha, Roiza, Romilly, Rosse, Rubani, Rumer, Rushda, Ruthvika
  • 6: Raaga, Rabab, Radiance, Radiya, Rajvi, Ralayah, Raliyah, Ramatoulaye, Randa, Raneen, Ravya, Rawa, Rawda, Rechy, Rehana, Reika, Reiko, Retta, Rhapsody, Rika, Riko, Ritanya, Romana, Ronda, Rosabel, Rosalita, Rosha, Russia
  • 5: Rada, Ran, Ranessa, Rashi, Ravneet, Reality, Ree, Reilani, Rekik, Renita, ReyanshiRiata, Ridha, Rilley, Rinna, Rithvika, Ritvi, Riyansika, Rizwana, Rocksie, Romila, Rosamond, Rosangela, Rosmely, Rowdie, Rubab, Ruhika, Rumor, Rus, Rutvi

Thoughts, favorites?  Let me know!