In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Names I Happened Upon

GIRLS

Athenade



BOYS

Risdon



NOT SURE OF GENDER

Mattha

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dusting off some incredibly old names

GIRLS

Ankhesenpaaten - Egyptian, her name was later changed to Ankhesenamun for religious reasons.

Asmunikal - Hittite



BOYS

Adad-nirari - Assyrian

Anitta - Hittite

Arnuwanda - Hittite

Ay - Egyptian

Kurrunta - Hittite

Niphururiya - Egyptian

Sarrikusuh - Hittite

Sarruma - Hittite, a god that was the special protector of Hittite kings

Suppiluliuma - Hittite

Tudhaliya - Hittite

Zannanza - Hittite

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Who'd have guessed? Some unusual baby names given in 2018

According to data published by the Social Security Administration, this is how many children were born with each name in 2018.


GIRLS


Bexley - 295

Saniyah - 285

Heavenly - 283

Zainab -279

Jaylee - 275

Ezra - 274

Queen - 274

Scout - 269

Raylee - 254

Denver - 248

Aadhya - 246

Jovie - 246

Marlowe - 246

Aranza  - 245

Spencer - 244

Emiliana - 243

Zendaya - 240

Ainhoa - 239

Arleth - 237

Kaisley - 235

Saanvi - 235

Honesty - 233

Kamari - 228

Sevyn - 226

Zayla - 221

Halo - 219

Zoya - 219

Rosalina - 216

Raya - 213

Blessing - 212

Jaylani - 212

Kensington - 211

Majesty - 211

Maylee - 211

Loyalty - 210

Hensley - 208

Inaaya - 204




BOYS


Brixton - 296

Sutton - 291

Damari - 279

Briar - 277

Franco - 277

Keanu - 277

Kaiser - 274

Koa - 273

Ledger - 264

Maxton - 264

Aldo - 263

Gatlin - 260

Kace - 256

Saint - 254

Cain - 251

Kylo - 251

Nova - 251

Onyx - 251

Kenzo - 249

Kyng - 248

Zakai - 239

Brentley - 237

Dakari - 235

Wesson - 234

Juelz - 232

Imran - 225

Lyric - 223

Davion - 222

Elon - 222

Jairo - 221

Boden - 217

Reign - 217

Draven - 216

Khari - 215

Creed - 214

Jad - 213 

Harper - 212

Zev - 211

Decker - 210

Torin - 210

Bowie - 209

Harlem - 209

Kalel - 209

Kylen - 209

Lian - 208

Kabir - 207

Benton - 206

Bear - 204













Saturday, June 15, 2019

That's a LOT of kids with such an unusual name!

According to data recently released by the Social Security Administration for the year 2018


GIRLS

Davina - 391 babies were given this name in 2018

Malaya - 377 babies were given this name in 2018

Malani - 371 babies were given this name in 2018

Princess - 370 babies were given this name in 2018.

Amani - 369 babies were given this name in 2018

Itzayana - 359 babies were given this name in 2018

Ailani - 358 babies were given this name in 2018

Haisley - 354 babies were given this name in 2018

Chanel - 353 babies were given this name in 2018

Legacy - 344 babies were given this name in 2018

Braylee - 343 babies were given this name in 2018

Dior - 342 babies were given this name in 2018

Royal - 337 babies were given this name in 2018

Zaniyah - 331 babies were given this name in 2018

Hunter - 327 babies were given this name in 2018

Saoirse - 325 babies were given this name in 2018

Dalary - 323 babies were given this name in 2018

Karter - 312 babies were given this name in 2018

Rivka - 311 babies were given this name in 2018

Zhavia - 306 babies were given this name in 2018

Jayleen - 305 babies were given this name in 2018



BOYS

Koda - 334 babies were given this name in 2018

Brecken - 321 babies were given this name in 2018


Friday, June 14, 2019

Can you believe this many babies were given these names in 2018?

Names from the Social Security Administration's data for babies named in 2018

GIRLS

Amora - 538 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Armani - 412 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Galilea -  419 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Monroe - 500 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Nalani - 412 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Palmer - 429 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Romina - 442 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Royalty - 836 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Sutton - 581 baby girls were given this name in 2018

Yareli - 412 baby girls were given this name in 2018


BOYS



Zion - 2153 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Zayden - 2126 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Brantley - 2092 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Messiah - 1983 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Prince - 1058 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Zaiden - 704 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Case - 559 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Duke - 527 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Sincere - 461 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Axton - 456 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Kase - 430 baby boys were given this name in 2018

Dariel - 401 baby boys were given this name in 2018