Baby Names 2010: The Also-Rans

We’ve obviously been spending too much time in the depths of nameberry, checking out which names our visitors have been checking out.

And while Finn and Charlotte are the most-searched names for the first nine months of the year, and while we recently brought you our own nameberry Top 100 Baby Names 2010 for both boys and girls, we know some of you still want more.

What’s number 101, for instance?  Which names are flying below the official nameberry radar, not attracting enough views to make our 2010 most popular names lists, but still attracting thousands of views?

Here’s a selection.  This group does not include all the names right below the official Top 100, just those we found the most interesting.

There are lots of unusual and intriguing choices here, but for nameberry, that’s normal.



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15 Responses to “Baby Names 2010: The Also-Rans”

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Lola Says:

November 5th, 2010 at 7:49 am

There’s my lovely Rufus! I was wondering where he was hiding in the search count. 🙂 Not many boys other than him that I love; Asa, Louis & Otto are the sum of my interest in the boys. The girls had a few too: Daphne (would honor me through meaning), My beloved Edith, familial Harriet and the lovely Sylvie.

Interesting list today!

Tarat3232 Says:

November 5th, 2010 at 7:56 am

I think I am responsible for Thaddeus!

olivegreen Says:

November 5th, 2010 at 9:21 am

Sylvie is my new love! Do you think it will become overly popular? I know it’s low on the list right now, but I could see it skyrocketing as people look for Sophie alternatives.

E @ Oh Apostrophe! Says:

November 5th, 2010 at 10:34 am

My girl name is on that list! Just found ou we’re having a boy, so it will be interesting to see where it stands in a few (?) years if we ever end up using it!

Ruth Says:

November 5th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I love a lot of these names! I really love Agnes, Sylvie, Vera, Ruth(not just because it’s my name), Skye, Rosalie, Juniper, Daphne, Griffin, Lennon, Seth. I’m so glad ya’ll posted this list!

smismar Says:

November 5th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I hope Sylvie/Sylvia doesn’t attract TOO much attention. I picked it partly because it isn’t heard all over the place.

Lisa Says:

November 6th, 2010 at 1:24 am

LOVE Sylvie…

Samantha Says:

November 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Really like Amelie, Amity, Elsa, Harriet, Helena and Rosalie and for the boys, Louis!

Cornetto Says:

November 7th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Well, I’ve used Fleur and Juniper *fist pump*

I considered Nell, Sylvie (first names), Elsa, Edith and Vera. My grandmother would have disowned me over Vera. Possibly Edith too. I wouldn’t have blamed her.

Jennie Says:

November 8th, 2010 at 1:36 am

Haha. I’m pretty sure Lyra is all me. 🙂 So happy to see it up there.

caitydaisy Says:

November 8th, 2010 at 8:29 am

I love Sylvie too. But I can’t use it.

Carys is my number one favorite!! I really hope it doesn’t explode in popularity…

pam Says:

November 8th, 2010 at 8:57 am

To everyone who thinks that they are solely responsible for a name’s appearance on this list, Google Analytics tracks not only number of views but number of individuals (yes, it can tell by your ISP number) who viewed the name. The rare name that’s viewed several hundred or even thousand times by a handful of individuals — like Purvis — we don’t include on this list.

Bridget Says:

November 9th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

LOVE Asa for a boy! Great lists.

Kim Says:

January 10th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

We just named our daughter Sylvia (we call her Sylvie). I predict it’ll become more common, but not as popular at Sofia/Sophie/Sophia. I either get funny, confused looks when I say her name is Sylvie, or people tell me how “classic” (i.e. old-fashioned) Sylvia is. I don’t think she’ll be among 5 other Sylvies in her class– at least I hope not. I love her name, regardless!! 🙂

Suzanne Says:

March 19th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

My oldest (born 2005) is Lyra. We’ve only met one other in five years.

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