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Names that Peaked in 1998

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  • Samantha

    The origins of Samantha are not entirely clear, although it is commonly thought to be a feminization of Samuel with the suffix derived from the Greek anthos, meaning “flower.” Samantha... Read More 

  • Madeline

    This lovely name with a soft and delicate image is an old-fashioned favorite that returned to favor in the 1990's, combining a classic pedigree with a cute nickname option: Maddy. ... Read More 

  • Chase

    Chase, with its sleek and ultraprosperous aura, is redolent of the worlds of high finance and international banking. Chase has been well used during the last few decades, seen as a character on... Read More 

  • Nathaniel

    Nathaniel was derived from the Hebrew name Netan’el, meaning “gift of God,” composed of the elements natan, meaning “to give,” and ’el, in reference to God. The name is featured... Read More 

  • Bailey

    Bailey -- a jaunty surname -- was first used for a female TV character in 1978 in the show WKRP in Cincinnaati, then caught on big time. Bailey's still an appealing choice, though, and a... Read More 

  • Anastasia

    Anastasia is the feminine form on Anastasius, a Greek name derived from the word anastasis, meaning “resurrection.” It was a common name among early Christians, who often gave it to... Read More 

  • Nicolas

    Nicolas is the French and Spanish form, or streamlined spelling, of Nicholas, popularized by actor Nicolas Cage. Read More 

  • Mariah

    Thanks to Mariah Carey, everyone now knows this name -- and is aware that Mariah's pronounced with a long i--just as Maria was in the Jane Austen era. And though Mariah now sounds modern, it was... Read More 

  • Griffin

    Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames. In English, griffin is the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion. It re-entered the list in... Read More 

  • Javier

    One of the most popular Spanish names for boys in the US, Javier is embodied for many Americans in the magnetic persona of... Read More