April is National Poetry Month. And if you’re seeking a name for your daughter that’s lyrical and poetic, romantic and feminine and not at all trendy, a good source would be those that inspired the poets of the past. Some are idealized Greek or Latinate appellations used by the early English pastoral poets in verse dedicated to their “coy mistresses,” some are found in later works by the Romantic poets, some of them are completely creative inventions.
Here are a dozen great examples.
Which quirky favorite baby names does YOUR state love above all others? We crunched the numbers and came up with these top names in each state — not the most popular in terms of sheer numbers, but the unusual, distinctive baby names that get an outsized amount of love in each place.
Insiders know the reasons behind many of the picks. Bexley, the girls’ quirky favorite name in Ohio, comes from the name of an upscale suburb, for example, while Wisconsin’s favorite boys’ name Jordy honors Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson. Woodsy Vermonters favor nature names Wren and Wilder, while Spanish names Santana and Estevan rule in New Mexico.
Click through to find out the Quirky Favorite Names in your state — and all the rest.
What are the hottest baby boy names? To find out, we measured which baby names rose most in page views in January of this year, compared to a year earlier.
For more analysis of the hottest baby names of 2017, and the trends they represent, read our post here. Or just click through our slideshow of the hottest boy names of the new year. Some of these names are just starting to catch on, while others already chart with the most popular baby names.
If you’re naming a daughter, check out the hottest baby girl names.