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Names that Peaked in 2005

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Top Names that Peaked in 2005

  • Abigail

    Abigail comes from the Hebrew name Avigail and is derived from the Hebrew elements ab, meaning “father,” and g-y-l, meaning “to rejoice.” In the Old Testament, Abigail was the... Read More 

  • Roman

    Roman -- a surprise hit name of recent years -- owes much of its popularity to Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing, who almost simultaneously chose Roman for their sons, as Molly Ringwald did... Read More 

  • Evan

    Evan was derived from Iefan, a Welsh version of John. John is ultimately a derivative of the Hebrew name Yochanan, comprised of the elements yo, meaning “God” and chanan, “to be... Read More 

  • Reagan

    A strong, straightforward Irish unisex surname, with a merry glint in its eye, Reagan has been leaping up the popularity lists, to become one of the top Read More 

  • Gracie

    Cute Gracie is one of the more recently revived nickname names by parents who chose it over the more formal Grace--or variations like Graziella or Grania. Country singers Faith Hill and Tim... Read More 

  • Mya

    This distinctive spelling was popularized by the R&B singer Mya (Harrison) and has inspired many baby namers to adopt Mya for themselves.Read More 

  • Emilio

    Dashing and popular Italian and Spanish favorite, as is Emiliano. Read More 

  • Holden

    Holden is a classic case of a name that jumped out of a book and onto birth certificates--though it took quite a while. Parents who loved J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are... Read More 

  • Nyla

    This name of an ancient Egyptian princess could make a fitting choice for a bicoastal child.

    After an anomalous appearance at Number 855 in 1941, Nyla remained off the popularity charts... Read More 

  • Mariana

    Combination of popular traditional names Maria and Ana.

    The meaning of Maria is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and... Read More