Girls’ Names Popular in Only One State in 2017

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The state-by-state baby name data is out!  Every year, there are dozens of names that reach the top 100 in just one state or Washington, D.C.  While any name in the U.S. top 1000 is considered popular nationally, a name generally has to be in a state’s top 100 to be considered popular at that level.  Additionally, just because a name is popular at the state-level doesn’t mean it’s popular throughout the whole country (unless said name is popular in California or Texas). 

Here are all the girls’ names that made it into the top 100 of just one state or D.C.:

Alaska: Alana, Diana, Noelle

California: Alina, Amy

Colorado: Sloane

Delaware: Lia

District of Columbia: Amina, Amira, Dakota, Egypt, Helen, Nyla, Zara, Zuri

Florida: Nicole

Hawaii: Alexandria, Anela, Journey, Kaia, Kailani, Kaiya, Kalea, Kalena, Kira, Leia, Leila, Mahina, Maia, Moana

Idaho: Lola

Iowa: Brinley

Louisiana: Amari, Camille, Kali

Maine: Gracelyn

Maryland: Logan

Michigan: Payton

Minnesota: Aisha, Lucille

Mississippi: Heaven, Kayleigh, Kennedi, Laila, Makenzie, Malaysia, Paris, Raelyn

Montana: Emberly, Freya, Greta

Nebraska: Adelyn

New Hampshire: Paige

New Mexico: Selena

North Dakota: Adley, Alayna, Gemma, Hayden, Kinley

Rhode Island: Alanna, Rosalie

South Dakota: Hattie

Texas: Daniela

Utah: Adelaide, Annie, June, Millie, Navy

Vermont: Beatrice, Brynn, Lena, Lila, Mira, Octavia

West Virginia: Arabella, Gracelynn, Kendall, Maci, Mckenna

Wyoming: Charleigh, Harley, Kimber, Maggie, Sierra

Notes:

  • Names popular in a single state that are rare nationally: Anela, Kalea, Kalena, Mahina, Moana, Navy
  • Moana is up nationally because of the movie
  • Egypt (D.C.), Emberly (Montana), and Octavia (Vermont) were new to the U.S. Top 1000 in 2017.
  • Compare to the 2016 list.  Very few of these names stayed uniquely popular in the same state over two years.

What do you think?  Are you surprised by any of these?  Let me know, and stay tuned for the boys’ list!

Popular Girls’ Names in 1917 *and* 2017

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With the new Social Security Administration name data available, I thought it would be fun to compare today’s popular baby names to popular names from 100 years ago.  So, here is a list of girls’ names that were in the top 1000 lists for both 1917 and 2017!

A: Ada, Adaline, Adelaide, Adele, Adelina, Adeline, Adrienne, Aileen, Alice, Alicia, Allie, Alma, Amalia, Amanda, Amelia, Amy, Ana*, Anastasia, Andrea, Angela, Angelina, Angie, Anna, Annabel, Annabelle, Anne, Annie, Audrey, Aurelia, Aurora, Ava

B: Barbara, Beatrice, Bella, Belle, Bonnie, Bridget

C: Callie, Camilla, Camille, Carmen, Carolina, Caroline, Carolyn, Catherine, Cecelia, Celeste, Celia, Charlie, Charlotte, Chloe, Christina, Christine, Claire, Clara, Clare, Clarissa, Claudia, Clementine, Cora, Corinne, Crystal, Cynthia

D: Daisy, Dana*, Daphne, Deborah, Delilah, Diana, Dorothy

E: Edith, Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor, Elena, Elisabeth, Elisa, Elise, Eliza, Elizabeth, Ella, Ellen, Ellie, Elsa, Elsie, Eloise, Emelia, Emilia, Emily, Emma, Emmie, Esperanza, Estella, Estelle, Esther, Eva, Evalyn, Evangeline, Eve, Evelyn, Evie

F: Faith, Faye, Florence*, Frances, Frankie

G: Genevieve, Georgia, Gloria, Grace, Gracie, Greta, Guadalupe, Gwen, Gwendolyn

H: Hallie, Hannah, Hattie, Hazel, Helen, Helena, Hope

I: Irene, Iris, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Ivy

J: Jacqueline, Jane, Jenny*, Jessica, Jessie, Jewel, Joanna, Johanna, Josephine, Josie, Joy, Joyce, Judith, Julia, Juliana, Julie, Juliet, Juliette, June

K: Kate, Katherine, Kathleen, Kathryn, Katie

L: Laura, Laurel*, Lea, Leah, Leila, Lena, Leona, Leslie, Lila, Lilian, Lillian, Lillie, Lilly, Lily, Lina, Linda, Lola, Louisa, Louise, Lucia, Lucille, Lucy, Luella*, Lydia, Lyla

M: Mabel, Macie, Madalyn, Madeleine, Madeline, Madelyn, Mae, Magdalena*, Maggie, Magnolia, Margaret, Maria, Mariam, Marianna, Marie, Marilyn, Marjorie, Martha, Mary, Matilda, Mavis, Maxine, Melissa, Meredith, Millie, Mina, Miriam, Molly, Monica, Myra

N: Nancy, Naomi, Natalie, Nathalie, Nina, Nola, Nora, Nova

O: Octavia*, Olive, Olivia, Opal*, Ophelia

P: Patricia, Paula, Pearl, Phoebe, Priscilla

R: Rachel, Ramona, Rebecca, Regina, Renee*, Rhea, Rosa, Rosalie, Rosalyn, Rose, Roselyn, Rosemary, Rosie, Ruby, Ruth

S: Sadie, Sandra*, Sara, Sarah, Savannah, Serena*, Sofia, Sonia*, Sophia, Sophie, Stella, Stephanie, Susan, Sylvia

T: Teresa

V: Vada, Valeria, Valerie, Veda, Vera, Veronica, Victoria, Violet, Virginia, Vivian, Vivienne

W: Willa

Z: Zelda, Zoe

A total of 270 girls’ names in the 2017 top 1000 were also in the 1917 top 1000.

*Ana, Dana, Laurel, Sandra, and Serena were new/reentries in 1917.  Florence, Jenny, Luella, Magdalena, Octavia, Opal, Renee, and Sonia returned to the top 1000 in 2017.

The initials with the greatest percentage of shared names between 1917 and 2017 out of all the popular names with the initial in 2017:

  1. V – 73.33% of names in the 2017 top 1000 starting with ‘V’ were also in the 1917 top 1000
  2. O – 55.55%
  3. C – 46.56%
  4. F – 45.45%
  5. E – 43.66%

And the initials with the smallest percentage of 2017 names that were on the 1917 list:

  1. Q/U/X/Y – no shared names between the 1917 and 2017 lists
  2. T – 5%.  Just one shared name (Teresa) out of twenty ‘T’ names for girls
  3. K – 6.41%
  4. Z – 13.33%
  5. B – 15.79%

In terms of raw numbers, ‘A’ and ‘E’ are tied for the greatest amount of names on both lists (31).  ‘M’ follows at 30.


Thoughts?  Any surprises?  I’ll post the boys’ names later, so stay tuned.

Rare ‘Z’ Names

Screen Shot 2018-05-10 at 7.38.57 PMWe’re finally at the end of this series!  Over the past year, I’ve compiled alphabetically-organized selections of interesting rare baby names from 2016.  Now, we’re not only at letter 26, but we’re imminently expecting the next data release.  Tomorrow morning (May 11th), the Social Security Administration releases its data for the most popular baby names of 2017.  I’m so excited…are you? 🙂

Here are just some of the rare ‘Z’ names given to babies in the U.S. in 2016:

Girls

  • 150-218 named: Zoya, Zayla, Zola, Zaya, Zadie, Zahara, Zora, Zella, Zaina
  • 100-149: Zia, Ziva, Zinnia, Zuleyka, Zyana, Zayda, Zyla
  • 50-99: Zayna, Zelie, Zakiyah, Zipporah, Zarina, Zya, Zamora, Zamiyah, Zhuri, Zoelle, Zaliyah
  • 25-49: Zena, Zada, Zamya, Zenobia, Zeynep, Zari, Zoha, Zamaya, Zyra, Zoi, Zulema, Zuria, Zaelynn, Zahira, Zenaida, Zamira, Zoriah, Zahava, Zana, Zuzanna, Zalayah, Zunairah, Zahria, Zaidee, Zina, Zyanya, Zyasia, Zanylah, Zlata, Zuleika
  • 10-24: Zenia, Zeva, Ziona, Zowie, Zurisadai, Zamara, Zanna, Zelena, Zulay, Zelia, Zissy, Zoraya, Zakayla, Zareen, Zadaya, Zarielle, Zeenat, Zehra, Zoella, Zaia, Zalia, Zania, Zayana, Zosia, Zanovia, Zo, Zabrina, Zhara, Zillah, Zoila, Zully, Zamyra, Zarai, Zuzu, Zariana, Zenovia, Zetta, Ziara, Zala, Zayanna, Zeriah, Zhane, Zamzam, Zaylani, Zelina, Zita, Zykeria, Zaaliyah, Zelma, Zayleen, Zeeva, Zellie, Zeniya, Zabella, Zafirah, Zanae, Zaneta, Zannah, Zaray, Zariel, Zawadi, Zema, Zera, Zeta, Zimal, Zinachimdi, Zixi, Zylie
  • 9: Zea, Zehava, Zineb, Ziomara, Zohar, Zolie, Zona, Zoraida, Zriyah, Zula, Zulma, Zyann, Zyelle, Zylynn
  • 8: Zarahi, Zhia, Zniyah, Zoelys, Zorianna, Zsazsa, Zuleimy, Zyva
  • 7: Zabdi, Zareth, Zatanna, Zavia, Zeidy, Zephora, Zhoemi, Ziani, Zinaya, Zirwa, Zitlali, Zonnique
  • 6: Zamina, Zaveah, Zeda, Zephyra, Zeplyn, Ziqi, Zitong, Zoanna, Zuhur, Zurielle, Zyriana, Zyrie
  • 5: Zaelie, Zafiro, Zafreen, Zahida, Zahniyah, Zamiaya, Zanasia, Zariha, Zarlish, Zela, Zelaya, Zelene, Zerelda, Zhaniya, Zhen, Zianne, Zikra, Zing, Zixuan, Zizi, Zlaty, Zoa, Zoeigh, Zorrie, Zumra, Zynae

Boys

  • 100-186 named: Zahir, Zamir, Zev, Zakai, Zephaniah, Zavion, Zaylen, Zeus, Zephyr, Zabdiel, Zaden, Zakariya
  • 50-99: Zyler, Zacharias, Zen, Zeppelin, Zuriel, Zamari, Zade
  • 25-49: Zamarion, Zylen, Ziyad, Ziggy, Zidane, Zaki, Zacchaeus, Zaydin, Zayyan, Ziad, Zian, Zedekiah, Zaxton, Zekiel, Zohan, Zeb, Zeno, Zlatan, Zymere
  • 10-24: Zahid, Zebulon, Zubair, Zadok, Zamar, Zealand, Zadrian, Zaeem, Zarek, Zebediah, Zeth, Zadkiel, Zalen, Zebulun, Zaryan, Zebadiah, Zohaib, Zorawar, Zephan, Zalman, Zenon, Zoltan, Zoran, Zael, Zaviyar, Zani, Zaniel, Zarian, Zed, Zenith, Zigmund, Zvi, Zyden, Zyheir, Zymeir, Zadiel, Zaim, Zichen, Zyron, Zaccai, Zafir, Zende, Zinedine, Zorian, Zuko, Zyking, Zaquan, Zaylor, Zayon, Zebedee
  • 9: Zahran, Zai, Zairus, Zeal, Zeddicus, Zeeshan, Zeon, Zeph, Zihan, Zikora, Zyrell
  • 8: Zabriel, Zandon, Zavin, Zebastian, Zeven, Zimri, Zisha, Zyrion
  • 7: Zacharius, Zadquiel, Zahi, Zakyrie, Zarif, Zaron, Zaul, Zerek, Zishan, Ziv, Zixuan, Zoraiz, Zoraver, Zubin, Zuhaib
  • 6: Zae, Zale, Zam, Zantiago, Zarin, Zarrar, Zay, Zelig, Zevin, Zi, Ziheng, Zyquan
  • 5: Zaevon, Zafar, Zahkeem, Zakaiden, Zalan, Zamil, Zaxon, Zaymar, Zayshaun, Zedric, Zephyrus, Zethan, Zihao, Zimo, Zirui, Ziyang, Zoel, Zolton, Zurich

Do you have a favorite rare ‘Z’ name?  Let me know!  And thank you for following along this series of unusual baby names.

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 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!

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!

Rare ‘P’ and ‘Q’ Names

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Mind your P’s and Q’s – I’ve combined these two letters into a single post!  ‘Q’ is an extremely rare initial for baby names, but ‘P’ isn’t exactly the most common letter, either.  As we near the end of the alphabet, I’ll continue juxtaposing some of the rarest letters together in lists.  Plus, the new 2017 data arrives soon; I’d rather not post 2016 numbers after that.

Here is a selection of rare ‘P’ and ‘Q’ names from 2016, according to information from the Social Security Administration.

‘P’

Girls:

  • 100-241 named: Palmer, Promise, Patience, Persephone, Pamela, Prisha, Priya, Petra, Pepper, Precious, Pia, Pippa
  • 50-99: Philomena, Prudence, Paulette, Philippa, Polina, Pauline, Primrose, Polly
  • 25-49: Pandora, Passion, Pilar, Praise, Pari, Posey, Paradise, Pessy, Parnika, Phaedra, Portia, Paw, Perel, Priyanka
  • 10-24: Parisa, Pranavi, Pacey, Persia, Phyllis, Page, Patrice, Penina, Prim, Peggy, Paz, Pihu, Paislyn, Purity, Padme, Patsy, Prairie, Prisca, Pola, Porsha, Pailynn, Pearla, Petrona, Pragya, Pietra, Providence, Pascale, Pax, Pema, Prakrita, Pranisha, Preslyn, Priyal, Palyn, Pessel, Poetry, Posy, Prachi, Pranika, Priyana
  • 9: Paije, Parthenia, Penda, Pixie, Poet, Polette, Prapti, Prathana, Preesha
  • 8: Perpetua, Pollyanna, Pooja, Prabhnoor, Prajna
  • 7: Panagiota, Patty, Pelia, Pemberley, Peony, Persis, Portland, Pragathi, Pragnya, Pranathi, Pranaya, Pranshi, Pretty, Prima
  • 6: Pallas, Pallavi, Parneet, Pasleigh, Penley, Pessi, Pipper, Pippi, Pragna, Preksha, Prosperity, Purvi
  • 5: Padma, Paij, Palin, Palmira, Paolina, Par, Pareesa, Parizoda, Pearline, Pennylane, Peshy, Petal, Pocahontas, Poleth, Poorvi, Pranita, Praylee, Preema, Prisma, Pristine, Pritika, Pualani

Boys:

  • 100-172 named: Pierre, Pierson, Phineas, Pranav, Pharaoh, Perry
  • 50-99: Patricio, Paris, Patton, Penn, Perseus, Paolo, Price, Pearson
  • 25-49: Percy, Parth, Perrin, Pavel, Parks, Pietro, Pace, Pascal, Prescott, Pearce, Pinchas, Padraig, Parsa, Paden, Pascual, Poseidon, Phinehas
  • 10-24: Panagiotis, Parrish, Pasquale, Paulino, Prayan, Peace, Pinchos, Praneel, Prosper, Parish, Porfirio, Pranay, Pratham, Prithvi, Param, Peregrine, Philemon, Peretz, Philippe, Payne, Pharrell, Philopateer, Pryor, Prem, Papa, Percival, Piero, Platon, Pratik, Pate, Peniel, Philo, Polo, Powell, Priyan, Prophet, Parthiv, Pasha, Pranish, Prentice, Prish
  • 9: Park, Philopater, Pike, Pranesh, Pratyush, Prayag, Preet, Priyansh, Ptolemy
  • 8: Parv, Pernell, Phong, Pj, Priam, Priest, Primo, Psalm
  • 7: Paco, Parson, Patriot, Paulson, Perez, Pesach, Petros, Piers, Pilot, Portland, Prajwal, Pranshu, Premier, Pride, Princedavid
  • 6: Palash, Pape, Parx, Patterson, Pavan, Phelan, Pinny, Pio, Piyush, Prabhjot, Prajit, Pranith, Prashant, Prathik, Pravin
  • 5: Panth, Parnell, Partha, Peleg, Pendleton, Phanuel, Pippin, Pius, Pol, Potter, Power, Poyraz, Prabhav, Pradyun, Prasoon, Praxton, Prime, Pruitt, Psalms, Purav

‘Q’

Girls:

  • 10-197 named: Queen, Quinley, Queenie, Queena, Quetzaly, Quinnlyn, Quorra
  • 5-9: Qiana, Quynh, Qadira, Qirat, Quiana, Quyen

Boys:

  • 25-182 named: Quintin, Quinlan, Quaid, Quran, Qasim, Quest, Quintus
  • 10-24: Quill, Quan, Quillan, Qadir, Quamir, Quavion, Quintavious, Quint, Quintrell
  • 6-9: Qusay, Quindarius, Qays, Quintel, Qumari, Quantavious, Quavon
  • 5: Qi, Quang, Quantae, Quetzal, Quigley, Quince, Quinston

Thoughts?  Favorites?  Let me know!

On a personal note: ‘P’ is my second-favorite initial for baby names after ‘H.’  I especially adore Philippa, Perpetua, Percival, and Peregrine!  I get a kick out of ‘Q’ names too, just because they *are* so unusual.  From that letter, my favorite rarities are Queenie, Qadira, Quintus, and Quetzal.

Rare ‘O’ Names

Screen Shot 2018-04-13 at 12.34.01 PMThere are few rare ‘O’ names for any gender, but the small selection that does exist is very diverse.  The Social Security Administration registered a ton of West African names (especially Yoruba) under this letter in 2016, and many of them are unisex!  To avoid widespread repetition in a list containing both girls’ and boys’ names, I’ve listed every unisex name (shown in purple) under its more frequent gender.  For example, Oluwadarasimi was given to 48 girls and 17 boys in 2016, so I’ve listed it under the girls’ section; meanwhile, Oluwademilade was given to 21 boys and 11 girls that year, so I’ve listed it under the boys’ section.  Note: the unisex names listed aren’t all West African, and not all the West African names are unisex.

Girls

  • 100-256 named: Opal, Octavia, Oaklyn, Oriana, Oona
  • 50-99: Ocean, Odette, Odessa, October, Odalys, Olympia
  • 25-49: Oluwadarasimi, Olga, Ona, Ora, Odelia, Orly, Oumou, Ohana, Orla, Oceana, Oliviana, Oliva, Onalee
  • 10-24: Oreoluwa, Oluwanifemi, Odyssey, Ola, Oluwatamilore, Oriyah, Olina, Ottilie, Oluwadamilola, Olena, Oluwatoni, Ondine, Oksana, Olanna, Omotara, Oralia, Oceane, Olivine, Oluwatishe, Oluwatofunmi, Oyinkansola
  • 8-9: Oasis, Oliana, Oluwabukunmi, Oluwafikayomi, Omni, Otilia, Oluwatumininu, Omnia, Oniyah, Orchid, Ottilia
  • 7: Oktober, Omaria, Omera, Omolola, Onyinyechi, Onyinyechukwu, Osmara, Ovee, Oviya
  • 6: Ogechi, Okalani, Olamiposi, Olana, Olesya, Olivette, Oluwadabira, Oluwakemi, Omolara, Oneida, Oonagh, Orielle, Ornella, Ostara, Ourania, Ovi, Oyindamola
  • 5: Ogheneruona, Olani, Olia, Olisa, Ololade, Oluwadara, Oluwadunminunu, Oluwateniola, Onella, Oreofeoluwa, Orpha, Orquidea, Osariemen, Oshun, Osiyo, Oyinlola, Ozioma

Boys

  • 100-187 named: Osvaldo, Onyx, Octavio, Osiris, Oren, Obadiah
  • 50-99: Obed, Orson, Om, Osman, Omer, Oziel, Osmar, Ozias, Oshea, Ozzy, Omarion, Oswaldo, Octavian, Olen, Orrin, Octavius
  • 25-49: Oakland, Oak, Oswald, Ousmane, Omega, Omri, Odell, Othniel, Oz, Odysseus
  • 10-24: Oran, Ojas, Ole, Oluwademilade, Oisin, Olsen, Oluwatobi, Oluwatobiloba, Olamide, Orlin, Oswin, Obinna, Owais, Olaoluwa, Omid, Osbaldo, Osinachi, Oakes, Olson, Osborn, Oseas, Oluwasemilore, Obaloluwa, Oberon, Obrian, Oluwaseun, Oluwaseyi, Oneil, Osmond, Oleg, Oluwadamilare, Orville, Oxley, Oluwajomiloju, Oslo, Oaken, Olaf, Oluwafemi, Oluwaferanmi, Oluwajoba, Oluwatise, Omkar, Ontario, Othello
  • 8-9: Olajuwon, Oluwatomisin, Oneal, Orhan, Osborne, Oberyn, Ociel, Octaviano, Ollivander, Owain
  • 7: Obi, Ogden, Oliverio, Olujimi, Oluwatimilehin, Oluwatimileyin, Oluwatomi, Oluwatosin, Oxford
  • 6: Oaks, Ogheneruno, Olanrewaju, Olivander, Olufemi, Olumide, Oluwakorede, Onyekachi, Or, Ossian, Ovidio
  • 5: Ocelotl, Ohm, Oluwapelumi, Onesimo, Onesimus, Onyekachukwu, Orland, Osagie, Osric

Do you have a favorite rare ‘O’ name?  Let me know!

Also, if you’re interested in reading more about West African names, here are a couple of links: