How Many Babies Got -Amari Names in 2009?

As I was looking up -ayden names a few weeks ago, I saw something that intrigued me: dozens of -amari names.

The -amaris looked a lot like the -aydens. They shared a common ending, they started with a variety of first letters, and they were given to both boys and girls. Same trendy sound, same personalized feel (i.e. pick your favorite first letter), same unisex usage.

But the -amaris weren’t as popular as the -aydens in 2009, especially for boys.

Boy Names

  • -amari [2904]
    • Amari, 1075
    • Jamari, 720
    • Kamari, 498
    • Damari 221
    • Khamari, 107
    • Camari, 78
    • Zamari, 53
    • Lamari, 33
    • Shamari, 33
    • Samari, 32
    • Tamari, 16
    • Jhamari, 12
    • Aamari, 8
    • Namari, 6
    • Quamari, 6
    • Ramari, 6
  • -amauri [346]
    • Amauri, 115
    • Kamauri, 88
    • Jamauri, 71
    • Damauri, 26
    • Camauri, 17
    • Zamauri, 12
    • Khamauri, 7
    • Samauri, 5
    • Tamauri, 5
  • -ahmari [144]
    • Jahmari, 59
    • Ahmari, 55
    • Kahmari, 24
    • Zahmari, 6
  • -amaree [138]
    • Amaree, 61
    • Jamaree, 46
    • Kamaree, 25
    • Damaree, 6
  • -amarie [99]
    • Jamarie, 50
    • Amarie, 27
    • Kamarie, 16
    • Damarie, 6
  • -amarri [81]
    • Jamarri, 43
    • Kamarri, 18
    • Amarri, 15
    • Damarri, 5
  • -amarii [65]
    • Amarii, 43
    • Kamarii, 13
    • Jamarii, 9
  • -amahri [9]
    • Jamahri, 9
  • -amaari [6]
    • Jamaari, 6

Girl Names

  • -amari [1252]
    • Amari, 627
    • Kamari, 284
    • Samari, 76
    • Camari, 45
    • Khamari, 45
    • Jamari, 38
    • Shamari, 31
    • Zamari, 27
    • Tamari, 24
    • Damari, 23
    • Yamari, 14
    • Lamari, 12
    • Chamari, 6
  • -amarie [196]
    • Amarie, 110
    • Kamarie, 30
    • Camarie, 10
    • Tamarie, 10
    • Samarie, 9
    • Damarie, 8
    • Zamarie, 8
    • Shamarie, 6
    • Yamarie, 5
  • -amauri [90]
    • Amauri, 37
    • Kamauri, 28
    • Samauri, 12
    • Camauri, 7
    • Zamauri, 6
  • -amaree [53]
    • Amaree, 34
    • Kamaree, 14
    • Samaree, 5
  • -amarii [30]
    • Amarii, 20
    • Kamarii, 10
  • -amarri [25]
    • Amarri, 10
    • Kamarri, 10
    • Samarri, 5
  • -ahmari [24]
    • Ahmari, 16
    • Kahmari, 8

I spotted just 3,792 baby boys and 1,670 baby girls with -amari names. Compare that to over 100,000 baby boys and over 10,000 baby girls with -ayden names.

The boy -amaris accounted for just 0.18% of all boys born in 2009, and all variants combined would theoretically rank 106th for boys (between Antonio and Steven). The girl -amaris accounted for just 0.08% of all girls. Combined they would rank 193rd (tied with Eliana).

The -amaris aren’t as fashionable as the -aydens, but you never know–they could catch on, just like the -aydens did. They certainly follow a familiar pattern.

Have you encountered any babies or children with an -amari name lately?

[Disclaimer: I’m assuming all of the variants above rhyme with Amari, but I can’t make any guarantees. Also, I didn’t count variants with four syllables or variants that looked too different from -amari, such as -amori and -emari.]


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