Top Middle Names
Origin:English and Scottish
Description:Allen is the spelling of this name -- other common spellings are Alan and Allan -- most associated with the surname; it might also be the most appropriate if you're trying to steer clear of Al as a nickname, as this can easily offer you Len or Lenny as options.
Origin:English, diminutive of Katherine
Description:Kay, a cigarette-smoking, nightclubbing name of the 1930's, could be ready for a comeback along with cousins May/Mae and Ray/Rae.
Origin:Diminutive of Linda or Welsh
Description:Lynn arrived in the 1940s, spinning off from the wildly popular Linda, to become a top midcentury middle name. Now, Lynn's in limbo.
Description:The original brief, breezy name is somewhat out of favor now even as a middle name. The Leigh spelling has more substance and is more identifiable as female.
Origin:Diminutive of Susan
Description:Much-used midcentury diminutive, now fallen far from favor even as a middle name.