Cavewoman Baby Names – Evolet and Ayla

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Evolet

Believe it or not, both these baby names were given a boost by cavewomen. (Fictional ones, of course!)

Evolet

The name Evolet appeared on the Social Security Administration’s baby name list for the very first time in 2008, thanks to the movie 10,000 BC (2008), which featured Camilla Belle as cavewoman Evolet [EHV-oh-let]. Variant names popped up around the same time as well.

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Evolet . 82 girls 130 girls 95 girls 103 girls
Evolette . 11 girls 14 girls 16 girls 19 girls
Evolett . 8 girls 15 girls 15 girls 18 girls
Evoleth . 5 girls 29 girls 18 girls 14 girls
Evoleht . . . 8 girls 8 girls

Ayla

The baby name Ayla, already on the rise in the 1980s, jumped into the top 1,000 in 1987 thanks to the movie The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), which featured Daryl Hannah as cavewoman Ayla.

  • 1989: 225 baby girls named Ayla [rank: 838th]
  • 1988: 267 baby girls named Ayla [rank: 709th]
  • 1987: 329 baby girls named Ayla [rank: 593rd]
  • 1986: 93 baby girls named Ayla
  • 1985: 46 baby girls named Ayla
  • 1984: 41 baby girls named Ayla

A couple of decades later, American Idol contestant Ayla Brown gave the name an even bigger boost (413 babies in 2005 to 1,231 babies in 2006–an increase of almost 300%).

Which name do you prefer, Evolet or Ayla?


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