Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hello December: 12 Names Given to 12 Babies in 2017

Happy December! It's hard to believe this year is almost over. Every year I make goals for my blog and name instagram and this year I did so poorly on them. But then I remind myself its ok when you are forcing yourself to write or post it isn't enjoyable anymore. So for the upcoming year I am just going to write and post as I please with no goals in mind.

In honor of the month of December I have 12 names given to just 12 babies in 2017 since this is the 12th months of the year. I love looking for names this way because you find so many unique names without having to go through a million different names.




Girls
  1. Netta: English short form of names ending in Netta; Plant, Scrub in Hebrew 
  2. Luisana: Spanish, German Feminine form of Louis (Famous in War) 
  3. Kitty: English Diminutive of Katherine (Each of the Two)
  4. Hava: Hebrew form of Eve (To Breathe, To Live)
  5. Arista: Latin; Ear of Corn 
  6. Oksana: Ukraina form of Xenia (Hospitality) 
  7. Urvi: Sanskrit; Wide
  8. Viva: Latin; Alive, Living 
  9. Lilinoe: Hawaiian; Fine Mist 
  10. Humaira: Arabic; Red, Red Color
  11. Dione: Greek; Of Zeus, Goddess
  12. Arna: Hebrew; Mountain of Strength 

Boys
  1. Dudley: English; Dudda's Clearing 
  2. Revel: English; A Merry Celebration 
  3. Taliesin: Welsh; Shining Brow
  4. Virgilio: Spanish and Italian form of Virgil (Staff Bearer)
  5. Haidar: Arabic; Lion
  6. Irwin: English; Boar Friend 
  7. Narciso: Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Narcissus (Sleep, Numbness)
  8. Edgard: French Variant of Edgar (Wealth, Fortune, Spear)
  9. Keir: Scottish; Rough Wet Ground
  10. Calixto: Spanish and Portuguese; Wine Cup
  11. Horatio: English Variant of Horatius (Hour, Time, Season)
  12. Ollin: Aztec-Nahualt; Movement 

Do you have a favorite name from the list? Anything that surprises you? 


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Saturday, May 12, 2018

2017 Comeback Kids

Some namers take a look at the SSA list every year and group together all of the name that weren't on the top 1000 the year before into one category. I on the other hand like to split them up into two categories; newbies and comeback kids. This posts today is all about the comeback kids. What are comeback kids exactly? They are ones that have previously been on the top 1000 list but were not on the 2016 list. Some names haven't been on the list for 1 year while others haven't been on for 62 years! The following lists are in order from last time spent off the list to most time off the list.



Bishop #988
Last Ranked in 2015 (#989)

Rashad #981
Last Ranked in 2015 (#945)

Kylen #980
Last Ranked in 2015 (#987)

Yadiel #975
Last Ranked in 2015 (#972)

Dilan #920
Last Ranked in 2015 (#903)

Ayan #907
Last Ranked in 2015 (#997)

Frankie #898
Last Ranked in 2015 (#994)

Aaden #888
Last Ranked in 2015 (#784)

Juelz #776
Last Ranked in 2015 (#990)

Mike #949
Last Ranked in 2014 (#976)

Randall #960
Last Ranked in 2014 (#909)

Simeon #974
Last Ranked in 2012 (#981)

Khari #969
Last Ranked in 1994 (#952)

Bjorn #953
Last Ranked in 1980 (#959)







Jenny #996
Last Ranked in 2015 (#967)

Tara #985
Last Ranked in 2015 (#912)

Kimora #960
Last Ranked in 2015 (#958)

Meilani #911
Last Ranked in 2015 (#951)

Aminah #887
Last Ranked in 2015 (#902)

Alisa #988
Last Ranked in 2014 (#945)

Sonia #983
Last Ranked in 2014 (#949)

Renee #966
Last Ranked in 2014 (#950)

Magdalena #955
Last Ranked in 2014 (#974)

Miley #923
Last Ranked in 2014 (#792)

Jurnee #950
Last Ranked in 2013 (#896)

India #890
Last Ranked in 2013 (#968)

Raylee #881
Last Ranked in 2012 (#937)

Saanvi #991
Last Ranked in 2012 (#901)

Xiomara #848
Last Ranked in 2010 (#984)

Selene #917
Last Ranked in 2006 (#987)

Samira #992
Last Ranked in 2005 (#974)

Treasure #968
Last Ranked in 2004 (#889)

Emerald #979
Last Ranked in 2002 (#995)

Octavia #593
Last Ranked in 1998 (#877)

Sunny #984
Last Ranked in 1985 (#962)

Florence #980
Last Ranked in 1981 (#956)

Opal #859
Last Ranked in 1960 (#918) 

Luella #905
Last Ranked in 1955 (#971)


Which names for each gender spent the most time off the top 1000? For boys it was Bjorn for spending 37 years off the list and Luella for the ladies. She spent 62 years off the list.

One interesting thing I noticed was some of the names on the list have only ranked for two years in total, this year being one of them. For boys that would be Khari and for girls it is Treasure, Jurnee, Aminah, and Meilani. 

I feel like this year the list is on the smaller size. I was expecting a lot more names. Are we not using extremely unique names as much? One can always wonder. As for the names that are on the list I am excited to see Bishop, Simeon, Magdalena, India, Selene, Octavia, Florence, and Opal on the list. A few of those I had actually predicted would make their ways back! 

Other 2017 SSA List Posts


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2017 Newbies

Every year when the new Social Security Administration (SSA) name list comes out I take a look at some categories of names immediately. One of which is names that have never been on the top 1000 before but have made it this year. And every year I think there can't be many new names to the list. But then I am reminded that there are thousands upon thousands of names in this world just waiting to be discovered. Just to be clear these names have never been on the most popular list since the charts first came out in 1880!

Below you will find all of the names along with their rankings for this year. I've also included something new this year. I went and include how many spots the name moved from the previous year.  You can find them in parenthesis.



  1. Jaxx #1000 (+64 spots)
  2. Decker #996 (+20)
  3. Alaric #994 (+96)
  4. Jovanni #987 (+68)
  5. Gianluca #986 (+168)
  6. Ledger #973 (+205)
  7. Zahir #966 (+147)
  8. Shmuel #965 (+40)
  9. Reign #961 (+236)
  10. Gatlin #957 (+282)
  11. Koa #939 (+294)
  12. Zayd #931 (+211)
  13. Kaiser #929 (+75)
  14. Shepard #926 (+118)
  15. Nova #918 (+323)
  16. Wells #915 (+504, Name with Biggest Increases)
  17. Briar #880 (+128)
  18. Kace #870 (+315)
  19. Caspian #868 (+328)
  20. Jaxxon #846 (+214)
  21. Kairo #803 (+423)
  22. Colson #736 (+323)

  1. Alora #1000 (+111 spots)
  2. Yara #987 (+352)
  3. Marlowe #981 (+50)
  4. Spencer #975 (+87)
  5. Egypt #974 (+62)
  6. Ensley #965 (+1461, Name with Biggest Increase)
  7. Legacy #945 (+97)
  8. Oaklee #942 (+251)
  9. Mylah #941 (+196)
  10. Melania #930 (+720)
  11. Malani #921 (+271)
  12. Oaklynn #886 (+1072)
  13. Lyanna #858 (+304)
  14. Paisleigh #840 (+364)
  15. Dream #828 (+840)
  16. Everlee #762 (+250)
  17. Amora #698 (+317)
  18. Oaklyn #676 (+749)
  19. Emberly #629 (+616)


Other 2017 SSA List Posts


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