Baby Names of 2011: Nameberry Newbies so far this year

For those of you who don’t check the Birth Announcements forum on our Message Boards or aren’t yet our friends on Facebook (tsk, tsk!), we thought we’d gather up the names of the newest babyberries here for all to see.  These are all baby names of 2011—and the year isn’t even half over yet!

When Pam and I wrote our first name book back in the Era of Jennifer & Jason, it was filled with names we loved, many of which seemed quite outré to many people at that time.  MiloFelixLuluClementineAraminta?  Out of the question, we heard!

And so for us to look at a list like the one below is like a dream come true—a whole mini-universe populated by Barnabys and Beatrices, supported by such a strong community of wise and savvy advice-sharers—it all makes us feel like a pair of proud virtual godmamas.

Here they are, together with sibs and nicknames, when available:


Adele Vienne Moreau

Amelia Blythe

Annemarie Belle

Aviva (Viv) Sania Evangeline, sister of Penelope (Pippa) Esme Emilia, Shiloh Clementine Mae and Devandra (Dev) Jasper Milo

Beatrice (Bea) Wren

Beatrix Eleanor

Bettina Skye, sister of Asher Matthew

Bridget (Bridey) Isobel

Camilla (Milly) Beatrice, sister of Brigid Ceaira

Cara June

Carolina (Lina, Cara) Justine, sister of Jason Xavier, Griffin Alexander, Jackson Isaiah Phoenix and Landon Theodore Lennox

Caroline Cecilia

Cassia Genevieve, sister of Louisa (Lulu) Clementine

Cecilia Corinne

Charlotte Maia, sister of James Orion

Claire Evangeline, sister of John Clayton, Theo Xavier, Isaak Avery, Myla Elizabeth and Asher Benjamin

Clara Madeline, sister of Ethan Alexander

Clover Augusta Marie, sister of Barnaby Hawthorne Archland, Caspian Theodore James and Oceania Margaret Lucie

Daphne Calypso, sister of Juno Hermione and Hector

Daphne May, sister of Delilah

Delilah (Lily) Grace, sister of Isaiah and Eliana Jean

Dorothy Vera (Dolly), sister of Florence Marlena (Floss/ie)

Eden Rose Kessel

Eleanor Faye

Eliza Lilias Adele, sister of Conrad Zeno Matthias and Rose Freya Lucie

Elsa Jane Ingrid

Eulalie Iris

Eulalie Serena

Greta Rose

Hermione Grace

Isobel Faith

Jemima Loveday

June Adelaide

Juniper Loryl Jane

Juno Elizabeth

Juno Hermione, sister of Daphne Calypso and Hector

Kiva Abigail

Korra Juliana

Lucinda (Lulu) Galilee, brother of Caspian Purcell

Lynette Misty

Magdalenne Sanne, sister of Juliette Noelle

Maia Francis

Mary Mina

Ottalie Sabine, sister of Jemima and Estee

Penelope (Pippa) Deryn. Sister of Charlotte (Charlie) Maizie

Penelope (Pippa) Esme Emilia, sister of Aviva (Viv) Sania Evangeline, Devandra (Dev) Jasper Milo, and Shiloh Clementine Mae

Phoebe Eliza Katherine, sister of Jude William Patrick, Ramona Frances Jane and Gwendolen Margaret Anne

Piper Wren, sister of Quinn Hanna

Polly Bloom

Ramona Frances Jane, sister of Phoebe Eliza Katherine, Jude William Patrick and Gwendolen Margaret Anne

Saffron Eulalie

Ramona Mae

Sarah Katherine, sister of Maggie, KelseyRose, Emma, Mary Elizabeth, Jonah, Levi and Isaiah

Sophie-Claire, sisterof Sarah Katherine

Susannah (Sanna) Claudette, sister of Leopold (Leo Cornelius, Philippa (Pippa) Hortense and Rosamund (Rosa) Bettina

Susannah Grace

Sylvie Pearl, sister of Stella Lily and Sunday Florence

Violet Eve, sister of Gabriel Sol

Violet Isadora May, sister of Kaylee Anne, Mariah Eleyna, Aurelia Jazmyne, Owen Xavier and LilyRose September

Willa Kathleen, sister of Lachlan and Vito


Barnaby Hawthorne Archland, brother of Clover Augusta Marie, Caspian Theodore James and Oceania Margaret Lucie

Barnaby Lawrence, brother of Daphne Georgiana, Edgar Fitzroy, Horatio Valentine and Lysander Bartholomew

Charles Theophilus

Conrad Zeno Matthias, brother of Eliza Lilias Adele and Rose Freya Lucie

Crewe Lennox Gardner, brother of Tallulah Daisy, Beatrix India, Juniper Bronte and Hawthorne Wilde

Dante, brother of Aveline

Dexter Charles, brother of Atticus

Emmett Caspian, brother of Walter Benjamin

Ethan Alexander, sister of Clara Madeline

Felix Michael

Felix Newton

Felix Taz

Finn Harrison, brother of Kai

Flynn Augustus Milo, brother of Esme Ramona Piper and Isla Juniper Olive

Flynn Elliot Ashdown

George Frederick, brother of Rose and Henry

Graham August

Griffin Maxwell, brother of Quinn Alexander

Harley Bruce Jordan

Henry Morris, brother of Norah Louise and Lucy Emmamarie

Hugo Barnaby, brother of Uma and Nell

Isaak Avery, brother of John Clayton, Theo Xavier, Claire Evangeline, Myla Elizabeth and Asher Benjamin

Jackson Cole

James Edward Potter, brother of Richard and Annie

James Orion, brother of Charlotte Maia

John Clayton, brother of Theo Xavier, Isaak Avery, Claire Evangeline, Myla Elizabeth, and Asher Benjamin

Jude Alexander, brother of Arabella

Jude William Patrick, brother of Phoebe Eliza Katherine, Ramona Frances Jane and Gwendolen Margaret Anne

Leopold (Leo) Cornelius, brother of Susannah (Sanna) Claudette, Philippa (Pippa) Hortense and Rosamund (Rosa) Bettina

Merritt Leonidas Sherman, brother of Roscoe Ellis Hopper

Miles Desmond, brother of Savannah Harper

Noah Winter, brother of Arlo Isaac

North Callum

Oliver Henry

Oren Henry Booth, brother of Weston Silas

Oscar Eliot

Sebastien Malo, brother of Madeleine Anne and Graham Philippe

Spencer Sean, brother of Henry George

Sullivan Roger, brother of Jillian Mary

Theo Xavier, brother of John Clayton, Isaak Avery, Claire Evangeline, Myla Elizabeth and Asher Benjamin

Walter Benjamin, brother of Emmet Caspian

William Arthur, brother of Lacey and Pearl

Willoughby Malcolm, brother of Amelia Jo

Please add any others we might have missed!

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68 Responses to “Baby Names of 2011: Nameberry Newbies so far this year”

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kashed22 Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 1:06 am

Ottilie Sabine sister to Jemima and Estee is one of my faves of the year and one of my favorite sets ever!

agirlinred Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 1:14 am

We sure do have great taste! 😉


June 16th, 2011 at 2:43 am

So many great names! I’m jealous of Aviva because I love that name and my husband would never go for it. What a nice list 🙂

hteniso Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 3:17 am

This list is fantastic!

klcalder2 Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 4:44 am

I had Jude Alexander back in January. Big sister is Arabella.

Abby Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 6:50 am

What amazing names – and what stylish parents!

mamason Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 7:32 am

MY son and d-i-l just had number 6. Names are
Brennan Reid
Anastasia Dior
Nolan Alexander
Evan Andrew
Miliana Danae
and new boy Jenson Elliott

n Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 8:29 am

i had willoughby malcolm in january…brother to amelia jo.

Trustedwriter Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 8:32 am

Oops, I never made a birth announcement! Our Charles Theophilus was born March 21st. 🙂

BritishAmerican Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 8:38 am

Count me in. We had a March baby –

George Frederick. Brother of Rose & Henry.

lanada Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 9:12 am

Amelia Blythe was born on Memorial Day. Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 9:15 am

Mazarine Elizabeth Isabel, sister to West.

Such a great list!!! Love so many.

joyfullmommy Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 9:26 am

You forgot my Sophie-Claire she is also a sister to Sarah Katherine =0) (there are 9 ) Sarah and Sophie are only a little over 12 months apart =0)
What a great list of names!!!!!

Lynae Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 9:39 am

Felix Michael

I also named my baby Felix 6 months ago and was inspired to do so by this site! We love his name.

Jaime Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 10:12 am

I had Henry Morris in March (brother to Norah Louise and Lucy Emmamarie).

linda Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 10:13 am

I’ve now added your great additions.

Nikki Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 10:32 am

I had a baby girl in May – Maia Francis!!

Oliviagabriel Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 10:38 am

Violet Eve little sister to Gabriel Sol . Born feb 8 xxxx interesting list! Love it all

klcalder2 Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 10:54 am

This list really is insanely wonderful. I have even more ideas for future children. It’s always neat to see sibling’s names, as well, to get a better idea of what you personally think flows together as a set and what you like about that flow.

Stephanie Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 11:14 am

We’re about to finalize our adoption of Miles Desmond, little brother to Savannah Harper. 🙂

Mom2Seven Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 11:23 am

The first baby naming book I ever bought was way back in 1991. It was titled “Beyond Jennifer and Jason.” We were pregnant with our first child, and when my husband recommended the name Ross, I ran to the book to see if it was Cool, Out-There, Cutting-Edge, etc. (Friends had not aired yet). In the 19 years and 7 children since, we have continued to consult your books and now this web site. We had a daughter in November 2010 and I checked here to see if we were still on the right track. Of course, things have changed in 20 years: What was cool then, is not so now. But we think we did well. Here are all 7 of our children: Newest edition Merryn Genevieve, sister to Ross Taylor, Garrett Nathaniel, Collin Sage, Brenna Catherine, Emmett Jude, and Annabel Rosemary.

pam Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 11:28 am

We think you did great — and thanks for being such a long-time fan! I think you set some kind of record. Great to meet you here.

bcbg11 Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I am soon to have a little Daphne or Amelia of my own. I notice Daphne is on here a few times…my first choice! I’ll have to share that with my husband.

NaviZ Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Our son Felix Newton was born on May 8th! He is as happy as his name suggests! 🙂

-sarah- Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I am another one who bought the original Jennifer and Jason book back in 1991, to find, at age 20, a new middle name for myself other than Rainbow (no, I’m not kidding). I picked Catherine, similar to Sarah Katherine on this list some 20 years later.

I love so many on this list, but my favorite has to be Cara June.

Audrey Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I had Eleanor Faye in January!

Olivia Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

These are all absolutely gorgeous!

I remember some of these on the message boards! The ‘Aviva (Viv) Sania Evangeline, sister of Penelope (Pippa) Esme Emilia, Shiloh Clementine Mae and Devandra (Dev) Jasper Milo’ post in particular.

Jen Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Polly Bloom was born in January.

BritishAmerican Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Yey, thanks for adding George! 🙂

My favourites from the girls list are Lucinda (Lulu) Galilee and Beatrice (Bea) Wren. Very much names I would have used myself.

Walter Benjamin makes me smile and I love that there are two Barnabys.

Congratulations to all the families. 🙂 This is a lovely idea for a post.

anniebee Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

A recent poster just named her baby June Adelaide which I think is precious.

MarbleRolling Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Merritt Leonidas Sherman (born in February), little brother to Roscoe Ellis Hopper.

emma Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

So many gorgeous names!

Polly Bloom is my favourite! Fab name!

Love them all though!

Erin Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I had Eden Rose Kessel Beattie in September. Rose was not for a filler but to honor my Grandma Rose. Kessel is her second middle name, not a double-barrelled last name. Other options at the time were: Imogen Rose Kessel, Liv Eleni Rose, Liv Eliza Rose or Liv Rushenka Kessel. Great list here. I <3 Nameberry and Nameberryites!

Jenna Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Oliver Henry, May 8th!

Mary Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Man! Some of you need to learn about zero population growth! 🙂

Erin Says:

June 16th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Oliver Henry is so sweet!

Kevin Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 12:39 am

Great names on the list!

My wife and I just had our son, North Callum.

nora Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 2:54 am

My personal faves are, though it was a tough call:
Conrad Zeno Matthias and Eliza Lillias Adele,
Hugo Barnaby
Cassia Genevieve (LOVE this)
Sylvie Pearl and the Daphne Calypso and Juno Hermione sibset (swoon)

wondering… Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 2:56 am

Was Ottilie used with that spelling or is it a typo?
Just wondering!

katybug Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 8:40 am

Such interesting, surprising names! I’m especially intrigued by two appearances of the combo Vienne Moreau.

Joslyn Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 10:56 am

So glad to see Eulalie made the list as I would add:

Saffron Eulalie

But Hermione Grace is my favorite up there!

bostonlover Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

We named our twins Oliver and Eli, little bros to James!

Jess Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

This is fantastic. Best name website ever!! Trying to name #3 (due in Dec.), and getting lots of wonderful ideas. Thank you for putting this list together–and thanks to the commenters who have added even more great ideas!

linda Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Thanks!! And we thanks the commenters too!

Claire Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Oh what a list of truly spectacular names! Also, it’s so nice to have my girls (Louisa Clementine and Cassia Genevieve) included!
I love coming to nameberry and finding other people who are passionate about beautiful names, and who appreciate all the thought, deliberation and research (and who go above and beyond contributing to the thought, deliberation, and research!) that goes into such selections.
Congratulations to all of the parents of the children listen here, all of whom are beautifully named.

Sarah Says:

June 17th, 2011 at 9:33 pm


I wondered about that too. I think one is a mistake. When Oceania is mentioned later, she is Oceania Margaret Lucie. 🙂

linda Says:

June 18th, 2011 at 12:45 am

Oops–sorry for the typo–corrected Oceania’s middle names.

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June 19th, 2011 at 8:13 am

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spotlightstarlit Says:

June 19th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

We’re good. All I’m going to say.

Blessings <3

Emily Says:

June 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I had Conrad Max in January! Hs half brothers are Caleb, Wolfe and Hudson.

aimvonb Says:

June 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

At the very end of 2010 (December), we had Axl John.

KatieKR Says:

June 21st, 2011 at 9:24 am

I also bought the original Jennifer and Jason book — but I was 11! I loved looking for names for the characters in the stories I wrote. At that time I love Veronica and Emmaline (and boys were smelly). I was thrilled to find, in 2010 after getting pregnant, that you guys were still at it. I rushed out to get the new books and subscribed to the blog! I’m a huge fan, and so excited to see the names others are choosing. We welcomed our own little Walter John in October 2010! Named after his great-grandfather, but your take on Walter gave us the courage to dig up an old favorite!

Leslie Says:

June 21st, 2011 at 4:06 pm

We used Cool Names for Babies (though I think it was a little too cool for us), Baby Names Now and The Baby Name Bible. I didn’t discover the website until I was about 7 months pregnant with the third.

Our Sebastien Malo was born in January 2011. His siblings are Madeleine Anne and Graham Philippe.

We have very strong family ties to the name Malo, but we had never thought of using it until we saw it in The Baby Name Bible. If he had been a girl, he would have been Elodie Claire.

jillwall Says:

June 21st, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I had baby Mary Mina (pronounced with a long “i”) on May 23! Mina was my grandmother’s name, so happy to pass it on to my daughter.

Mariah Says:

June 25th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I had a baby boy on Jan 30, Griffin Maxwell. Little brother to our older son Quinn Alexander. Would love to be added to the list!

I also bought my firsy copy of Beyond Jennifer and Jason when I was around 12 and it brought me many years of onomastic enjoyment.

I’m somewhat skeptical about some of the very large familes on this list, though, after having been around baby naming forums for the past fifteen years or so. Kind of a familiar pattern… “I have six kids and they all have long and ornate/obscure/literary names…” hmmmmm…..

bounceparty Says:

June 26th, 2011 at 9:56 am

All these names are amazing!

My favourite is

Crewe Lennox Gardner, brother of Tallulah Daisy, Beatrix India, Juniper Bronte and Hawthorne Wilde


taffy Says:

June 27th, 2011 at 11:22 am

No Rufuses! And please self-promote more, we almost forgot you write books.

Jennifer Says:

July 6th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I had Beatrix Eleanor on June 21, 2011. I forgot to do a birth announcement!

MaryB Says:

July 10th, 2011 at 1:30 am

I had Lynette Misty on May 5, 2011 – so far very positive responses to her name. I wanted Lynn or Lynne but our last name is one syllable beginning w/ L so it didn’t work. Misty was a last minute choice by hubby I said I wanted a nature name like Rain and I mentioned Misty in passing and that is the one he selected. The name Misty was very popular when I was growing up – I didn’t realize how rare it had become b/c several people have asked me if I made it up! Anyway whole fam/grandparents etc are happy w the name.

bethany Says:

July 11th, 2011 at 11:07 am

Our Susannah Grace was born Feb. 25, 2011. I’m loving the way “Susannah” looks on her!

PinkCandle Says:

July 13th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Awww! My little girl is up there. 😉 Annemarie Belle (sorry, not going to say our last name.) It fits her really well, and I’ve gotten thousands of great comments from Nameberry.

Jeanne Says:

July 13th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I’ll add one more – Piper Wren born 3/17/11. Big sister is Quinn Hanna.

Amy Says:

July 18th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

We had Silas Derrick on January 5th!

ely Says:

July 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Very nice names… I have to say, even though I want to like double middle names, in my opinion they come across as pretentious. That, or indecisive.

K Says:

July 30th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I’ll be chiming in once December hits. Still deciding, though. Yay, 2011 babies!

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Cooperka6 Says:

July 2nd, 2012 at 10:46 pm

We had Henry Samuel back in August of 2011. We didn’t find out if he was a boy or girl beforehand, if we had a girl her name was going to be Margaret Lucy. Thank you for sharing this list for future reference!

cece13 Says:

January 28th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I saw a Cecilia Corinne on the list. My name is Cecilia and my little sister is Corinne.

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