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  1. RubyHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "behold, a son"
    • Description:

      A short form of the Biblical name Reuben and especially its streamlined form Ruben. As a gemstone name, it's currently enjoying a fresh boom of popularity for girls – nearing the US Top 50 for the first time in almost a century.
  2. AmoraHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "love"
    • Description:

      Is Amora a real name? It made a strong entrance to the US Top 1000 in 2017 so it's one of the Spanish names for girls that is obviously catching on, perhaps thanks to its similarity to Amara, a multicultural name that's achieving widespread popularity here and abroad. Amora sounds like the Latinate amore and is one of the romantic names that mean love, familiar via the classic Dean Martin song That's Amore ("When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...). Amora also borrows something from Amanda, something from Maura, and makes an attractive choice no matter what its pedigree.
  3. ColsonHeart
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "son of Nicholas"
    • Description:

      Author Colson Whitehead introduced this surname-name to the lexicon, perfect for, well, a son or grandson of a Nicholas.
  4. AlayahHeart
    • Origin:

      English, Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "sublime"
    • Description:

      A modern English variant of the Arabic name Aaliyah, which remains the most popular spelling in the US, in the Top 100 names for girls.
  5. KhalilHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "friend"
    • Description:

      Spelled in various ways, this name was first brought into the American consciousness by the Lebanese-American poet and artist Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet.
  6. KamariHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Kamaria, Swahili
    • Meaning:

      "moonlight"
    • Description:

      A melodic name that's taking off in the African-American community.
  7. AmirHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic or Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "prince, ruler; treetop"
    • Description:

      A common Middle Eastern name, the general title for an elevated official. Amir has rising in use since the late 70s, and is now in the Top 200. The feminine variation Amira is also on the rise. Amir is in the Top 100 in France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Belgium. The widespread popularity of the name Amir around the world has led to a large number of notable Amirs in history and present. The name Amir was chosen for his son by actor Omar Epps. Amir is also the name of the young narrator and protagonist in the award-winning novel Kite Runner.
  8. MilaniHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Milana or Melanie
    • Description:

      Is Milani an elaboration of Italian city name Milan or is it a modern form of Melanie? While it's newly on the Top 1000, Milani is not a choice we recommend.
  9. BristolHeart
    • Origin:

      Place-name
    • Description:

      Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, grabbed her own share of headlines by having a baby out of wedlock and then appearing on Dancing With The Stars. She single-handedly propelled her distinctive name, inspired by a city in England, into the Top 1000 and up the charts. Bristol's ascent ended a few years back.
  10. EverleeHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Everly
    • Description:

      Any name that ends in ly can also end in lee or leigh or ley or li....and onward.