Category: Baby Names Popularity

By Joe Satran

At the movie theater, we’re living in the Age of Marvel. Last weekend, Thor: Ragnarok, the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), opened at the top of the box office with a $122 million U.S. debut, pushing the total of the series past the $13 billion mark. That’s almost as much as Harry Potter and Star Wars combined!

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Boy Baby Names: More hidden gems

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Last week we looked at some rarely used, quasi-unique girls’ names, unearthing such surprising rarities as Amabel, Rosamund and Rosamond, and Eleanora. Today, as promised, we do the same for the boys, presenting a dozen names each that were given to only nine, eight, seven, six or five girls across the country in 2016.

This time around, the choices might not have as much of an unexpected impact, but they are all substantial and usable choices that would definitely make your son stand out.

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Girls Baby Names: Hidden Treasures

By Linda Rosenkrantz

A couple of months ago, we blogged about names that were given to only ten babies in all of the US in 2016. Well now, for all you popularity-phobes and unique-freaks, we’re prepared to go even further and edge even closer to the absolutely unique –short of making up a new name or spelling.

Here we present a dozen names each that were give to only nine, eight, seven, six or five girls across the country, and they’re all names that have some history, meaning and are totally usable.

And so Jennifer and Jessica, Ashley and Amanda, here are some names that we can promise will pretty much insure that your daughter will be the only one in her class. (And don’t worry, Mike and Matt—we’ll be doing the same for the boys.)

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Girl Baby Name Search: A Sister for Lyla

Love vintage-modern nickname-proof names that aren’t wildly popular, or too obscure? Almost everyone does! That makes it even tougher to find the right name for Lyla Brynn’s new sister.

Melissa writes:

Baby girl number two is due in a few months, and we’re stuck on a name!

Our first daughter is Lyla Brynn. Her middle name comes from my husband’s name, Bryan.

I’m looking for a pretty name that sounds both vintage and modern. Our last name is two syllables, starts with a T, and ends in “er,” so I don’t think names that end in “er” sound great.

We don’t want her to be one of three girls with the same name in her class, but we also don’t need an extremely unusual name. This will be our last child, so we don’t need to consider any future names in a sibset.

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

So you’ve come up with what you’re sure is a unique name for your baby. A Biblical/word/animal/place name no one else has thought of using. Right? Wrong! That special, singular, clever, utterly distinctive name that you imagine no one else has considered was actually used by as many as a few hundred other parents in the past year. Some have even already reached the Top 1000.

Here are 20 of these surprising names on the path to popularity.

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