Friday, June 23, 2017

Names That are Food for Thought This Thursday

GIRLS

Aiza - There were 80 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Beyza- There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Cing - There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Diya - There were 248 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaya - There were 153 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Lamaria-  There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Uzuri - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.




BOYS


Braylin - There were 185 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Gildardo - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Kelson - There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Martez - There were 81 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Slayton - There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Wilian - There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yisroel - There were 189 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday's Whatsits

GIRLS

Cabella -  There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ghadeer - There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jakayla - There were 273 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaslene - There were 162 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaylee There were 501 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Siya-  There were 82 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
 
Yuxi - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zamaya - There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.


BOYS

Angad -  There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Kaikoa -  There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Musa - There were 168 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Saith - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Siddhant -  There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tylen -  There were 80 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday's Names

GIRLS

Jadelyn -  There were 80 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Janiyah - There were 713 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Mairely -There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Qirat - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Swara - There were 40 girls named this in 2012  according to the Social Security Administration.

Zailyn - There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zaniyah - There were 329 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zaylee - There were 159 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS

Drayden - There were 166 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jamarion - There were 365 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Mahdi -  There were 79 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Mihir - There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Onyekachi - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Thijs - There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yossi - There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS 

Abrar- There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Anagha - There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Bracha - There were 80 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Islarose- There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration. This is a 'smoosh' of the names Isla and Rose. 

Jaliyah - There were 669 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ladan -  There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Saanvi- There were 290 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yaneli - There were 160 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS 

Daylan - There were 80 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Dhruv - There were 161 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ekam - There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Izyan - There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jadiel - There were 332 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jamari - There were 672 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Keston - There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ryman - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

GIRLS

Oyuki- There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
Oyuki is the name of a ghost depicted in a famous Japanese painting.



BOYS

Kierce - There were 5 boys named Kierce in 2012 in the U.S. according to the Social Security Administration.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS

Nadeline - There were 5 girls named this in the U.S. in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS

Tali -There were 5 boys named this in the U.S. in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday's Names

GIRLS

Safiatou-  There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration in the United States. An online search showed some people in the African country of Senegal with this name. 



BOYS 

Quandarius - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Names That are Food for Thought this Thursday

GIRLS

Fenna - Dutch, used as a nickname for names like Frederika. Fenne is another spelling. There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.


BOYS


Iktan - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday's Names

GIRLS

Kabria There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Adminnistration.


BOYS 

Elpidio - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Adminnistration.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday's Names

GIRLS

 Ebba - There were 5 girls named this in the 2012 Social Security Administration data.



BOYS

Naden - There were 5 boys named this in the 2012 Social Security Administration data.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS

Harjot - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.




BOYS

Fenris - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

GIRLS

Chenxi -  This is the name of a Chinese dialect. There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.




BOYS 

Dámaso- Spanish. There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. There is a famous poet named Dámaso Alonso. Dámaso is pronounced "DAH  mah so". It may come from the name Damasus. One source said this is Greek and means "tamer" and another said the origin was the Hebrew Daman, which also means "tamer".

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS

Daelani -




BOYS

Tarver - English, it can mean "tower" according to babynamespedia.com and can also be spelled Terver or it may come from a place name in Lancashire and mean "hut made of turf" and then it can also be spelled Torver or Torvergh or Thoreurgh. There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday's Name Free-for-all

GIRLS


Lah -There were 5 girls named this in 2012 by the statistics from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

This is listed on behindthename.com as a user-submitted boy name from the Khana language meaning 'second son' (from the Ogoni tribe of Nigeria). But since it is was listed as a girl name on the SSA list, I do not think that is the right origin for its use as a feminine name, though I could be wrong.

It could come from the Anglo-Saxon for 'meadow'. Frederick Davis, in his book The Etymology of Some Derbyshire Place names, lists this as one way of writing the Anglo-saxon word (others being lea or leag, lag, leah, and leg).

I'm not satisfied with this though. For all I know the parents were naming their child after the way a person sings (la la la la la).


BOYS


Pratheek - Sanskrit, meaning "look" or "appearance". There were 5 boys named this in 2012 by the statistics from the U.S. Social Security Administration. It is also written as Pratik.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Names that are Food for Thought this Thursday

GIRLS

Bezawit - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 in the United States according to the Social Security Administration.







BOYS


Cadarrius -  There were 5 boys named this in 2012 in the United States according to the Social Security Administration

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday's Names

GIRLS


Aethelburh- Anglo-Saxon. This was a medieval princess who married King Edwin for whom Edinburgh, Scotland is named. She was also called Tate or Tata. Aethelburga is another form of her name (plus alternate spellings like Ethelburh or Ethelburga.) Her father's  name was Aethelberht so it seems she was named for her father.

Jabrielle - There were 5 little girls named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Ricole - Anglo-Saxon. This was the aunt of Aethelburh and sister to Aethelberht. She was mother of Saeberht, king of the East Saxons.


BOYS


Aethelberht - Anglo-Saxon

Sepp - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. I don't really know where it comes from, except that when I typed it into the label box for this post, the editor wanted to insert Giuseppe, so maybe it is a nickname for Giuseppe? That is the Italian form of Joseph, which comes from Hebrew and means "he will add".

Saeberht- Anglo-Saxon

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Names for Tuesday

GIRLS

Aania - There were 5 girls given this name in the U.S. in 2012. I know nothing about it and can't even guess how it's said. It will be fun to learn about it!




BOYS


Balraj - Another name from the 2012 list of the Social Security Administration of the most popular names in the U.S. There were only 5 boys named this. I have no idea where it comes from.

Ella - name of a Saxon king, also written as Aelle.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Names That are Food for Thought This Thursday

GIRLS

Drenna




Marché








BOYS

Lamoni - this is a name from the Book of Mormon pronounced "lah MOAN eye". There were 5 little boys named this in 2012 according to data from the Social Security Administration here in the U.S.

Zytaevius