Category: Beyond Emma and Ella
Itâ€™s pretty obvious that some popular names start a daisy chain of cousins that become equally popular, as was seen most recently in the progression of a group of top girlsâ€™ names beginning with E.Â First there was Emily, which was the Number 1 name from 1996 to 2007. Â One year after that, Emma reached the top spot, only to be trailed by Ella, who has now been in the Top 20 since 2008.
Yet as recently as the 1980s, Ella wasnâ€™t even in the Top 1000, seen as a rather frumpy has-been, stuck in appellation limbo.Â Which leads us to wonder who will be next? Â Which two-syllable E-name will escape from the lower depths to follow in this progression?
The leading contenders: