Ghetto Names

  1. Brianna
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of Brian
    • Meaning:

      "strong, virtuous and honorable"
    • Description:

      Brianna's popularity in the US came later than father name Brian's, peaking in the 1990s, two decades after Brian's Top 10 reign of the 1970s.
  2. Deshawn
    • Origin:

      American invented name, variation of Shawn
    • Meaning:

      "God is gracious"
    • Description:

      Classically, the De- prefix indicates "son of," so any variation of this name could work for the child of a dad named Shawn or Sean.
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    • Elianna
      • Origin:

        Variation of Eliana, Hebrew, Latin
      • Meaning:

        "my God has answered; sun"
      • Description:

        Eliana and her spelling variations are multicultural favorites that have been rising across the English-speaking world since the turn of the 21st century. Popular in Netherlands, the UK, Canada, France, and Brazil, Eliana and sisters come with in-built nicknames Ellie, Elle and Ana which makes them versatile and appealing
    • Jackie
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "supplanter"
      • Description:

        Jackie Kennedy gave this name a lot of style, but it doesn't seem destined for a comeback the way brother name Jack has. Jackie and Jacqueline both peaked in 1961.
    • Janine
      • Origin:

        French variation of Jane
      • Description:

        Has lost all trace of its French accent.
    • Jasmine
      • Origin:

        Flower name, from Persian
      • Meaning:

        "gift from God"
      • Description:

        Jasmine was derived from the Persian word yasmin, referring to the jasmine flower. Scented oil was made from the plant, and it was used as a perfume throughout the Persian Empire. Variants include Jazmin, Yasmin, Yasmine, and Jessamine.
    • Jillian
      • Origin:

        Phonetic spelling of Gillian
      • Meaning:

        "youthful"
      • Description:

        This spelling of Jillian is now much more popular than the original, maybe because the G version invites pronunciation problems.
    • Latrice
      • Marc
        • Origin:

          French, Welsh and Catalan variation of Mark
        • Description:

          Designer (as in Marc Jacobs) form of Mark. An international classic, but long falling in popularity as a boys' name.
      • Meghan
        • Origin:

          Variation of Megan
        • Meaning:

          "pearl"
        • Description:

          Megan was one of the first trendy names to spawn lots of spelling variations: This is one of the most tenacious and confusing.
      • Michael
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "who is like God?"
        • Description:

          Michael was the Number 1 American boys' name for almost half a century. While Michael has moved out of the Top 10 baby boy names, it's still widely used.
      • Tiffany
        • Origin:

          English variation of Theophania, Greek
        • Meaning:

          "of divine manifestation"
        • Description:

          One of the first luxury brand names and the quintessential Booming Eighties status-conscious moniker; used by Donald Trump for his daughter, Tiffany has plummeted far from its high in the Top 25.