Creative spellings for regular names.

Different ways to spell all kinds of names, to make sure your child stands out.
  1. Abigal
    • Andi
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Andrea
      • Description:

        Nickname name that seemed cool in the Ricki/Terri generation. However, it may be experiencing somewhat of a resurgence, evidenced by its first ever appearance in the US Top 1000 in 2015. This surprise entry into the popularity charts is almost certainly due to Andi Dorfman, the star of 2014's season of The Bachelorette.
    • Camdyn
      • Origin:

        Variation of Camden
      • Meaning:

        "winding valley"
      • Description:

        There are 20 times as many baby boys named Camden as baby girls, but only twice as many boys given the Camdyn spelling as girls, making this version a much more gender-neutral choice.
    • Darcey
      • Devynn
        • Emersyn
          • Origin:

            Spelling variation of Emerson,
          • Description:

            Parents of female Emersyns will say this Emerson variation's Y makes it more feminine -- and to some extent, it does. This, combined with the trendy Y, have flagged this name as on-the-rise. "Em" names have been hot for girls in recent years, from the classic Emma, Emily, and Emilia to the modern Emery and Ember — and both Emerson and Emersyn are no exception. Emersyn entered the charts in 2019 and has been rising since, all the way up to the Top 200.
        • Emilee
          • Origin:

            Spelling variation of Emily
          • Description:

            Again, we see the trendy -ee suffix.
        • Eoin
          • Origin:

            Irish, variation of John
          • Meaning:

            "God is gracious"
          • Description:

            Though Eoin is a Gaelic form of John, its Anglicized pronunciation links it directly to Owen. Eoin is currently a Top 30 name in Ireland. Other variations: Ewan, Ewen, Evan and Eoghan (pronounced as Owen but also translated as Eugene).
        • Ivie
          • Jaxson
            • Origin:

              Variation of Jackson, English
            • Meaning:

              "son of Jack"
            • Description:

              One of several phonetic spellings of Jackson moving up the charts, Jaxson entered the Top 100 in 2013 and has remained there since. It's also picking up steam in England and Wales.. Actor Eric Mabius used it as his son Rylan's middle name.
          • Kortni
            • Lewes
              • Luc
                • Origin:

                  French
                • Meaning:

                  "man from Lucania"
                • Description:

                  Luc is the sleeker Gallic cousin of Luke, and if you want to know the difference between their pronunciations, just watch Kevin Kline's hilarious description in the film French Kiss. Peter Gabriel and Sean Patrick Thomas picked this version for their sons.
              • Marlee
                • Origin:

                  English
                • Meaning:

                  "pleasant seaside meadow"
                • Description:

                  The combined inspiration of reggae master Bob and the dog-loving romp "Marley and Me" catapulted this name up the chart in recent years. But what goes up....