How popular is the baby name Alistair in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Alistair.
It’s another Five-Name Friday! Here’s today’s baby name request:
Looking for a boy’s name that complements brothers Curtis and Alistair.
Can you come up with five solid baby name suggestions for this person?
Here are the rules:
- Be independent. Choose your five names before looking at anyone else’s five names.
- Be sincere. Stick to legit recommendations you might offer a real-life friend or acquaintance.
- Five names total in your comment. Seriously. If you go over, I will delete the extras.
Which five baby names are you going to suggest?
[You can also send me your own 2-sentence baby name request using the contact form.]
According to data released in December of 2016 by Statistics Austria, the most popular baby names in the country in 2015 were Anna (and variants) and Lukas (and variants).
Here are Austria’s top 10 girl name-groups and top 10 boy name-groups of 2015:
1. Anna (21 variants, including Ann, Hannah, Yahna)
2. Sophie (12 variants, including Sophia)
3. Maria (36 variants, including Merry, Moira, Miriam)
4. Emilia (14 variants)
5. Elena (40 variants, including Elaine, Helen, Ilijana)
6. Emma (1 variant)
7. Lena (8 variants)
8. Sarah (9 variants)
9. Mia (2 variants)
10. Laura (1 variant)
1. Lukas (11 variants, including Luc)
2. David (12 variants)
3. Jakob (20 variants, including Giacomo, Jaime, Tiago)
4. Elias (31 variants, including Ilian)
5. Maximilian (9 variants)
6. Alexander (32 variants, including Alejandro, Alistair, Iskender)
7. Jonas (12 variants)
8. Paul (7 variants, including Pablo)
9. Tobias (3 variants)
10. Leon (7 variants, including Levon)
The #1 name-groups were the same in 2014. There are no new entries on either top 10 list.
Source: Anna und Lukas sind die beliebtesten Babynamen 2015 (found via Popularity of Names in Austria, 2015)
A reader named Lisa writes:
I have a 2 year old boy named Phoenix Edward Brooks*, and recently found out I’m pregnant again! The baby will be born in June, and we’re already racking our brains for names. We like “different” names – like Phoenix – who was named after the mythical bird – and would like something that goes well with Phoenix. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
At the moment she likes Leo/Leonardo for a boy, but doesn’t have any favorite girl names.
Here are some ideas to kick things off:
What other names would you suggest for Phoenix’s younger brother or sister?
*The last name isn’t Brooks, but does start with b and have one syllable.
A reader named Ashley writes:
I have a nearly 4 year old named William Benjamin, both family names. For the next child, we are considering Gillian (with a traditional J sound) for a girl. I would like another boy name that has an L in the middle, to sound similar to Will. I’ve considered Dillon, Elliot, Nolan, Nelson, Phillip. I know there must be others out there I’m not thinking of. Which one would match well?
This is a fun question. :)
Here’s a bunch of other names with an L-sound in the middle. (I left off W-names, figuring Ashley wouldn’t be interested in those.)
The names in boldface are the ones I personally like best with William. (I also think Elliot would be a great choice.)
Which name(s) do you guys like best with William? What other names would you suggest?