Unnamed List

  1. Ava
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, Latin or Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "life; bird; water, island"
    • Description:

      Ava is one of the prime examples of a modern classic name, rising thought the course of a generation into the Top 10, where it has lingered for nearly 20 years.
  2. Bekkah
    • Charity/Chastity
      • Delilah
        • Origin:

          Hebrew or Arabic
        • Meaning:

          "delicate"
        • Description:

          Melodic and lively, Delilah has cut itself (mostly) free from its treacherous past to become a contemporary favorite.
      • Emaleigh
        • Francesca
          • Origin:

            Italian variation of Frances
          • Meaning:

            "from France or free man"
          • Description:

            Francesca is a lighter and much more feminine choice than the classic Frances, and one that is increasingly popular with upscale parents.
        • Gracie
          • Origin:

            English, diminutive of Grace
          • Description:

            Cute Gracie is one of the more recently revived nickname names by parents who chose it over the more formal Grace--or variations like Graziella or Grania. Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw cut straight to the nickname when they called one of their daughters Gracie, and actors Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt named their newborn daughter Gracie James. Gracie Gold is a popular young figure skater.
        • Helena
          • Origin:

            Latinate form of Helen, Greek
          • Meaning:

            "torch; shining light"
          • Description:

            Helena is one of those classic names that just misses making the US Top 1000 girl names for its entire history, falling off for a single year in 1992. Since then it's been drifting lazily up the charts, and makes a perfect choice if you want a name that both fits in and stands out.
        • Ivy
          • Origin:

            Botanical name
          • Description:

            The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for daughter Blue Ivy. Ivy is also traditionally used at Christmas, make this one of the perfect names for December babies.
        • Josephena
          • Kalista
            • Leylah
              • MacKalah
                • Nina
                  • Origin:

                    Short form of names that end in -nina
                  • Description:

                    Nina is as multiethnic as you can get: Nina is a common nickname name in Spain and Russia, a Babylonian goddess of the oceans, and an Incan goddess of fire. Here and now, it's a stylish possibility that's been underused. "Weird Al" Yankovic chose this decidedly nonweird name for his daughter.
                • Opal
                  • Origin:

                    Sanskrit
                  • Meaning:

                    "gem"
                  • Description:

                    Opal is on the verge of a repolishing, following other jewel names like Ruby and Pearl. A Top 100 name during the first two decades of the twentieth century, the opalescent Opal has a good chance of coming back as another O-initial option.
                • Penelope
                  • Origin:

                    Greek
                  • Meaning:

                    "weaver"
                  • Description:

                    Penelope is an unlikely 21st century baby name success story. Off the Top 1000 for 25 years, Penelope jumped back on in 2001 and has been heading uphill ever since, propelled by the trend for mythological names, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, and some high-profile celebrity babies.
                • Quiana
                  • Origin:

                    Modern invented name
                  • Description:

                    Quiana might be thought of as the first synthetic name. Quiana was popular in the 1970s and 80s, along with the same-named form of polyester.
                • Raelynne
                  • Scarlette
                    • Origin:

                      Spelling variation of Scarlett
                    • Description:

                      Although we think Scarlett is plenty feminine enough without the uber-girly -ette suffix, this variation has been in the Top 1000 since 2011.
                  • Tianna