Name List 1

  1. Alyson
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Alison
    • Description:

      Alison by any spelling is now considered more of a mom name than a baby name. It's been trending downward for more than a decade, though it still makes the Top 1000.
  2. Bryn
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "hill"
    • Description:

      The simple and attractive Bryn is well used for boys in Wales, and does have a history as a male name in the US, although both Bryn and Brynn are currently far more popular for girls.
  3. Calla
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful"
    • Description:

      Calla is a lily name that is much more distinctive and delicate than Lily. Rarely heard today, it did appear in the popularity lists in the last decades of the nineteenth century.
  4. Camry
    • Christa
      • Origin:

        Short form of Christina
      • Description:

        Fading since the 1970s -- but still a lovely name.
    • Gage
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "oath, pledge"
      • Description:

        Gage was part of the craze for one-syllable surnames, with associations to tasty green gage plums and the mathematical gauge.
    • Jaxon
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Jackson
      • Meaning:

        "son of Jack"
      • Description:

        Jaxon has been mostly climbing in popularity since it entered the Top 1000 in 1997, proving that many parents have decided to rev up the cool factor of Jackson by giving it this streamlined spelling. (Though we still prefer the original.)
    • Kelsey
      • Origin:

        English surname
      • Meaning:

        "Cenel's island"
      • Description:

        Yesterday's hottie, today's mom name. It derives from several English place names and may mean "Cenel's island", from the Old English name Cenel "fierce".
    • Kenzie
      • Origin:

        Short form of Mackenzie, Scottish
      • Meaning:

        "son of Kenneth"
      • Description:

        Overwhelmingly feminine in the US, where parent name Mackenzie is wildly popular, but masculine in the UK, where Kenzie ranks among the Top 1000 names for baby boys.
    • Lexi
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Alexandra, Greek
      • Meaning:

        "defending men"
      • Description:

        Lexi and Lexie, pixieish offshoots of the prolific Alex family, have come into their own. While it's on a gentle downslope, Lexi still ranks in the US Top 500.
    • Zane
      • Origin:

        Possible variation of John
      • Meaning:

        "God is gracious"
      • Description:

        Western novelist Zane (born Pearl!) Grey made this name famous. Now, it's in tune with the style of our times, retaining that appealing cowboy image.