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    • Ariadne
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "most holy"
      • Description:

        This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. The renewed interest in the name falls in line with the revival of other mythological names like Apollo and Athena. The trendy nickname Ari doesn't hurt either.
    • Alexander (Xander for nn or Alex)
      • Brayden
        • Origin:

          Spelling variation of Irish surname Braden
        • Meaning:

          "salmon"
        • Description:

          Brayden is the top spelling of one of the epidemically popular rhyming cousins of Aiden, hitting the Top 100 in 2005.. It has dipped a bit recently, but is still widely used. Other popular spellings include Braden, Braeden, Braydon, Braiden, Braedon and Bradyn. Take your pick.
      • Cale
        • Origin:

          Diminutive of Caleb or surname
        • Description:

          This up-and-coming single-syllable name has a few famous bearers, including baseballer Cale Iorg and Canadian hip-hop musician Cale Sampson. Sounding like Kale, this name also has a crunchy, hipster vibe.
      • Caledon
        • Origin:

          Irish place-name from Caledonia
        • Meaning:

          "hard or rocky land"
        • Description:

          Caledon, the name of the arrogant Billy Zane character in "Titanic," is an Irish place-name related to Caledonia, the Latin word for Scotland thought to be derived from the ancient Celtic word for "hard." Cal is a wonderful nickname, and Caledon an inventive way to get there.
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          • Emerson
            • Origin:

              English
            • Meaning:

              "son of Emery"
            • Description:

              The combination of Emily and Emma's popularity -- and the fact that Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher's daughter is named Emerson -- have put this formerly strictly boys’ name, embodying the gravitas of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the limelight for girls.
          • Emery
            • Origin:

              English from German
            • Meaning:

              "industrious"
            • Description:

              The superpopularity of Emily and Emma has recently boosted the unisex Emery, especially since it became a celebrity baby name when it was chosen by Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn.
          • Esme
            • Origin:

              French
            • Meaning:

              "beloved"
            • Description:

              Esmé comes from the past participle of the Old French verb esmer, meaing "to esteem" or "to love." It can also be considered a derivative of the Spanish name Esmeralda, which means "emerald".
          • Ella Sage
            • Isla
              • Origin:

                Scottish place-name or Spanish
              • Meaning:

                "island"
              • Description:

                Isla is a hit name throughout the English-speaking world but hasn't found the same popularity in other western countries, perhaps because its spelling and pronunciation don't make sense for those whose native language is not English. Think island without the final two letters.
            • Jackson
              • Origin:

                English
              • Meaning:

                "son of Jack"
              • Description:

                Jackson is one of those names that's much more popular than you think, coming in near the top of our annual Playground Analysis, which ranks names by grouping all their spellings together. There were nearly 17,000 baby boys named Jackson -- along Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxxon, Jaxen, Jaxyn, Jaxsen, and Jaxsyn -- which counted together makes it the Number 3 boys' name.
            • Leah
              • Origin:

                Hebrew
              • Meaning:

                "weary"
              • Description:

                Strong but sweet, Leah is a classic name that doesn’t feel dull or dusty. It’s got plenty of dignity, grace, and pluck, making it a solid choice in the 21st century.
            • Libby
              • Origin:

                English, diminutive of Elizabeth
              • Meaning:

                "pledged to God"
              • Description:

                Through all the years when Betty, Betsy, Beth, Liz, and Lizzie were the Elizabethan nicknames of choice, the bubblier Libby was set aside, but today it may be the most modern of all—it has already made a strong comeback in England and Wales, where it ranks Number 139.
            • Lily
              • Origin:

                English flower name
              • Meaning:

                "lily"
              • Description:

                Lily is the most popular of the popular delicate century-old flower names now making a return, thanks to its many irresistible attributes: a cool elegance and a lovely sound, a symbol of purity and innocence, and a role in Christian imagery.
            • Lissa
              • Origin:

                African, Arabic mythological name; diminutive of Melissa, Greek
              • Meaning:

                "honeybee"
              • Description:

                Lissa might be an abbreviation of Melissa, but it's more substantial in its own right: Lissa is the name of a supreme mother goddess in African mythology and an Arabic symbol of rebirth.
            • Liv
              • Origin:

                Norse
              • Meaning:

                "life"
              • Description:

                The fame of actress and Aerosmith daughter Liv Tyler helped to infuse life into this short but solid Scandinavian name that was chosen for her daughter by Julianne Moore.
            • Mirabel
              • Origin:

                Latin
              • Meaning:

                "wonderful"
              • Description:

                Mirabel is one of those names that's not on the Top 1000 but ought to be, and undoubtedly will be soon following the release of Disney's 2021 Encanto. Mirabel is the film's quirky and highly relatable heroine. Mirabel had a significant rise in 2022, going from 34 births in 2021 to 153 births in 2022. Read more about Mirabel and other Disney Princess Names in our featured blog.