Category: girl names that start with A
The new Nameberry popular baby names list is out, and the results are stunning in terms of the dominance of vowel-starting names, especially for girls.
Eight of the Top 10 girls’ names start with vowels. Of the Top 25 girls’ names, 15 begin with vowels. And of the Top 50, more than half – 28 – start with A, E, I, or O (sorry, Ursula, but no U).
This vowel domination is more pronounced than on the US Popular Baby Names list, where 20 of the Top 50 girls’ names start with vowels.
What are the most popular vowel-starting girls’ names on Nameberry today?
First, let’s look at them by letter. As in overall statistics, A is the most dominant first initial, starting 12 of the top girls’ names. E is next with ten, followed by four for I and two for O. Here are the 28 top girls’ names alphabetically.
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Everybody loves the letter A.
A is the most common first initial for baby names today. Many of the most popular baby names start with A, including Ava, Abigail, and Amelia for girls, and Alexander, Andrew, and the Aiden constellation for boys. And then there are all the fast-rising names that begin with A, from the Game of Thrones-inspired Arya to the biblical Asher to the hot celebrity names Anson and Azalea.
Why is A so favored? The fact that it’s first may have something to do with giving it an image of primacy and importance. And then there are the studies that say people whose names begin with A are more likely to earn As in school and may even live longer.
That makes a lot of good reasons to want to choose an A name for your baby. But what are the best A names that are not overused or on their way to becoming too popular?
We combed the nearly 3500 unusual baby names that start with A on Nameberry to find the best choices below the Top 1000. Here, our 100 favorites:
Baby names that start with the letter A have been on the rise for several years now. with choices such as Ava and Aiden high on the popularity list, Asher and Adelaide rising fast, and names such as Abel and Aurora poised to take off.
In our last blog about names that start with A, we pointed out all the reasons parents love them: Besides their high fashion status along with other vowel names, studies show that children whose first names begin with A might earn higher marks in school, get into better colleges, and even live longer.
In that 2010 post, we listed A baby names on the Most Popular list along with those that were becoming more stylish. But the appetite for A names is so healthy that parents are searching for ever-newer and fresher varieties. Nameberry’s behind-the-scenes popularity data shows a wave of unusual A names attracting interest from baby namers.
Hot new A names you might not have considered before include: