How popular is the baby name Aretha 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 Aretha.
The Hindu name
Narada first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in the late ’70s:
1983: 19 baby boys named Narada 1982: 18 baby boys named Narada 1981: 29 baby boys named Narada 1980: 48 baby boys and 7 baby girls [debut] named Narada 1979: 19 baby boys [debut] named Narada 1978: unlisted
Where did it come from?
Musician and producer Narada Michael Walden, whose songs “I Don’t Want Nobody Else (To Dance with You)” and “I Shoulda Loved Ya” both reached the top 10 on Billboard’s R&B chart in 1979.
He went on to have a successful career, being nominated for a total of eight Grammys and winning three (two in the ’80s, one in the ’90s). He produced music for people like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, Shanice Wilson, Tevin Campbell, etc.
He was born Michael Walden in Michigan in 1952. In the early ’70s, he became a devotee of Indian guru
Sri Chinmoy. Chinmoy gave him the spiritual name Narada, and Walden chose to use Narada as part of his stage name. (Carlos Santana, another follower, went by “Devadip Carlos Santana” for a time.)
In Hindu tradition, the character
Narada is a sage and musician. He is portrayed “as both wise and mischievous, creating some of Vedic literature’s more humorous tales.”
Do you like Narada as a baby name? Would you use it?
Narada Michael Walden – Wikipedia, Narada Michael Walden Chart History – Billboard, Arunachal butterfly named after Narada
Here are the results of
Pop Culture Baby Name Game 2018! For the pop culture context of any of these names, just click back over to the original game post. Rises
Names that saw higher usage in 2018:
Carson (as a boy name), +487 Still waiting on the state data to know how much of this usage happened in Pennsylvania. The state data is out! PA was indeed the state that had the most Carsons, with 454 baby boys (8.7% of the national total) getting the name. This makes Carson the 11th-most-popular boy name in the state for 2018. Miles (as a boy name), +343 Zhavia, debuted at 306 Meghan, +248 Hayes (as a boy name), +207 Crew, +139 Kane, +106 Havana, +101 Elsie, +92 Stormi, +85 Violet, +75 Cleo, +67 Braven, +66 True (as a girl name), +46 Astrid, +42 Billie, +32 Dua, +32 Zia, +21 Nakia (as a girl name), +21 Kiari (as a girl name), +20 Granger, +18 Yarishna, debuted at 18 Mera, +16 Roma, +15 Shay (as a boy name), +15 Araminta, re-emerged at 13 Rami, +13 Elanese, debuted at 12 Halsey, +12 Wade, +11 Khalid, +10 Chadwick, +9 Shuri, re-emerged at 9 Doria, re-emerged at 8 Sharaya, re-emerged at 8 Keala, +7 Banks (as a girl name), debuted at 6 Cardi, debuted at 6 Chicago (as a girl name), debuted at 6 Garrix, debuted at 6 Karamo, re-emerged at 6 Koe, debuted at 6 Swae, debuted at 6 Takeshi, re-emerged at 6 Aegon, debuted at 5 Zaytoven, debuted at 5 Jojo (as a girl name), +4 Zazie, +4 Rani (as a girl name), +3 Billion, +3 Canon, +1 Mariposa, +1 No Change
Names that saw no change in usage in 2018.
Names that saw lower usage in 2018:
Names that were absent from the SSA data in 2018:
Did not debut: Avicii, Carvena, Chevel, Coco (as a boy name), Cullinan, Ella Mai, Kaavia, Kulture, Mahomes, Majeste, Maquia, Marsai, Nafessa, Osaka, Pineapple, Qira, Ramirez (as a girl name), Reileen, Sanni, Velar, Venom, Villanelle, Xolo, Yanny, Zaxai
Did not re-emerge: Cress, Gio, Joji, Jumanji, T’challa Late Bloomers
Names that were “absent” from
2017’s results, now in 2018:
Rumi finally rose, and Sircarter unexpectedly surfaced.
What are your thoughts on the results this year? Did anything surprise you?
[Disclaimer: Some of the names above were already moving in the direction indicated, and some were no doubt influenced by more than a single pop culture person/event. I leave it up to you to judge the degree/nature of pop culture influence in each case.]
Avast! Did you know that today is
Talk Like a Pirate Day?
“Arrr” itself doesn’t make a great name — even for pirates — but here’s the next best thing: over 120 names that feature the “ar”-sound.
Which of the “ar”-names above do you like best? Did I miss any good ones?
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Looking for baby names with something in common? Perhaps for a set of twins or triplets? I’ve collected hundreds of anagram baby names for you.
2-Letter Anagram Baby Names
3-Letter Anagram Baby Names
Abe, Bea Abi, Bia Aby, Bay Ade, Dea, Eda Adi, Dia, Ida Aki, Kai, Kia Ali, Ila, Lia Alo, Loa, Ola Aly, Lya Ame, Ema, Mae, Mea Ami, Iam, Mai, Mia Amy, May, Mya, Yma Anh, Han Ani, Ian, Ina, Nai, Nia Ann, Nan Anu, Una Ari, Ira, Rai, Ria Ary, Ray, Rya, Yar Ase, Esa, Sae Aum, Uma Ave, Eva, Vea Avi, Iva, Via Avy, Yva Azi, Iza, Zai, Zia Bao, Oba Cam, Mac Caz, Zac Dev, Ved Dez, Zed Dre, Red Duy, Udy Ean, Ena, Nea Ela, Lea Emi, Mei Eno, Eon, Neo, Noe, Oen Era, Rae, Rea Eri, Ire, Rei Ero, Reo, Roe Eve, Vee Eze, Zee Gem, Meg Guy, Yug Hal, Lah Ike, Kei Ion, Nio, Oni Isa, Sai, Sia Ita, Tai, Tia Ivo, Ovi Jai, Jia Jak, Kaj Jet, Tej Jio, Joi Kal, Kla Kam, Mak Kao, Koa, Oak Kay, Kya Kaz, Zak Keo, Koe Koy, Kyo Lam, Mal Lav, Val Len, Nel Leo, Ole Lin, Nil Lio, Oli Lua, Ula Lys, Sly Mio, Omi Miu, Umi Nay, Nya, Yan Naz, Zan Niv, Vin Noa, Ona Nas, San Ora, Roa Ori, Rio, Roi Oya, Yao Rey, Rye Roy, Ryo Rui, Uri Rut, Tru Tae, Tea Tao, Toa Zae, Zea Zay, Zya Zeo, Zoe Zio, Zoi Ziv, Zvi 4-Letter Anagram Baby Names
Aden, Dane, Dean, Dena, Edan, Edna, Neda Adin, Andi, Dani, Dian, Dina Aino, Iona Alan, Lana, Nala Alec, Cale Alek, Elka, Kale, Kela, Lake Alex, Axel, Lexa (also: Xela, Xael, Xeal, Exla) Aliz, Liza Alli, Lila Alma, Amal, Mala Alun, Lanu, Luna, Nula, Ulan Amin, Iman, Mina, Nima Amir, Irma, Mari, Mira, Rima Amon, Mona, Noam, Oman Anja, Jana Anne, Nena Arik, Kira Arlo, Orla Arno, Aron, Nora, Oran, Orna, Roan, Rona Ashe, Shae, Shea Aviv, Viva Cary, Cyra Cash, Chas Chaz, Zach Clay, Lacy Cleo, Cole Dave, Deva, Veda Eino, Ione Elin, Leni, Neil Elly, Lyle Elsa, Sela Enzo, Zeno Erik, Keri Etna, Nate Etta, Tate Evan, Neva, Vena Flor, Rolf Gina, Inga Hale, Leah Hans, Nash, Shan Ilka, Kali Ilma, Liam, Mali, Mila Ilsa, Isla, Lisa Iris, Siri Isra, Rais, Sari, Sira Ivan, Vina Jane, Jean, Jena Kami, Mika Karl, Lark Kory, York Lane, Lena, Neal, Nela Leon, Noel Liam, Mila Lina, Nila Lula, Ulla Macy, Myca Mary, Myra Mora, Omar, Roma Nita, Tina Reva, Vera Saul, Sula Sita, Tisa 5-Letter Anagram Baby Names
Aaron, Anora Abner, Berna Abram, Ambra Abril, Blair, Libra Achim, Chaim, Chima, Micah Adair, Adria, Daria Adila, Alida, Dalia Adlar, Ardal, Darla Aidan, Daina, Dania, Diana, Nadia, Naida Aiden, Andie, Diane, Edina Akeem, Emeka Alain, Alina, Ilana, Liana, Naila Albin, Blain, Nabil Alden, Dalen, Eland, Eldan, Nelda Alena, Neala Alice, Celia, Lacie, Lecia Alima, Amila, Imala, Laima, Lamia, Malia Alina, Anila, Inala, Laina, Lania, Nalia Aline, Elian, Elina, Neila, Nelia Alize, Aziel, Eliza, Zeila, Zelia Allen, Nella Allie, Leila, Lelia Almas, Aslam, Salma Alton, Talon Alvin, Livna, Nival, Vinal Amari, Amira, Maria Amiel, Maile, Malie, Melia, Miela Amrit, Marit, Mitra, Tamir Anand, Nanda Ancel, Lance Ander, Andre, Arden, Daren, Nedra Andor, Ronda Angel, Galen, Glena Anise, Siena Anita, Antia, Taina, Tania, Tiana April, Pilar Ardal, Darla Ardin, Darin, Drina, Indra, Randi Ardis, Sidra Armen, Maren Armin, Imran, Marin, Mirna Arnie, Irena, Reina Aseem, Seema Ashen, Shane, Shena Aston, Santo Atari, Atira, Taira Avner, Raven, Verna Aydan, Danya, Dayna, Dyana, Nadya, Nayda Ayden, Dayne Aylen, Laney, Layne Beryl, Byrle Blake, Kaleb Brady, Darby Bruna, Urban Bryon, Byron, Robyn Carla, Clara Carlo, Carol, Coral Casia, Isaac Ceira, Ciera, Erica Cilla, Lilac Claus, Lucas Corey, Royce Cyril, Lyric Daisy, Sayid Dario, Doria Daryn, Randy Davon, Vonda Derry, Ryder Dilan, Linda, Nilda Dolly, Lloyd Dylan, Lynda Edwin, Wendi Edwyn, Wendy, Wynde Efren, Ferne Elena, Leena, Neela Ellen, Nelle Ellis, Liesl Elmas, Selma Elroy, Leroy Elvin, Levin, Nevil Elvis, Levis Elwin, Lewin Emery, Meyer Ennis, Innes Enola, Leona, Noela Erika, Keira, Kiera Ernie, Irene Ethan, Thane Fajra, Faraj, Jafar Harte, Herta, Retha, Terah, Thera Hasan, Shana Hasim, Misha Iryss, Syris Isaak, Kaisa, Kasia Isara, Raisa, Saira, Sarai Jacey, Jayce Jaden, Jenda Jadyn, Jandy Jamar, Marja Janan, Janna Janey, Jayne Jason, Jonas, Sonja Johan, Johna, Jonah Kaley, Kayle Kamil, Malik, Milka Karla, Klara Keely, Kylee Kenan, Kenna Kerry, Ryker Kiona, Naoki Klaus, Lukas Laban, Nabla Lamar, Marla Lamis, Salim Leone, Noele Lissa, Silas Lonna, Nolan Lonny, Nolyn Lorna, Orlan, Rolan Loryn, Rylon Luana, Nuala Lynox, Xylon Mabel, Melba Mario, Moira, Omari, Raimo Marta, Tamra Mason, Osman Maris, Rasim, Samir Meryl, Myrle Miles, Selim Minah, Niamh Monty, Tymon Morna, Nomar, Norma, Ramon Mynor, Myron, Romyn Myson, Symon Niels, Niles Nisha, Shani Norah, Rhona, Rohan Nyson, Sonny Olson, Solon Opala, Paola Ostin, Stoni, Tison, Tsion Ostyn, Stony, Tyson Percy, Pryce Ronit, Torin Ronny, Ronyn Rusty, Tyrus Ryson, Soryn Siyon, Yonis Stuti, Titus Survi, Suvir Torvi, Vitor Tyris, Tysir Tyzir, Tziry Xinyu, Yuxin 6-Letter Anagram Baby Names
Adrian, Andria, Darina, Darian, Indara, Nadira Adrien, Andrei, Darien, Derina, Nerida, Raiden, Randia Aileen, Elaine, Lainee, Neelia Alanis, Nalisa, Salina Alenka, Kalena Alesha, Ashlea Alysha, Shayla Amaris, Aramis, Rasima, Samira Aminda, Damian Amitra, Amrita, Marita, Tamira Anandi, Dianna, Nadina Andres, Sander Angela, Galena Anneli, Lianne, Linnea Annika, Kianna Aretha, Eartha Arista, Ataris, Sarita, Sitara, Tarisa, Tarsia Arnold, Orland, Roland, Ronald Arsene, Naseer, Serena Ashdon, Dashon, Shonda Ashlee, Elesha, Leesha, Sheela Ashley, Elysha Ashlie, Elisha, Ilesha, Sheila, Shelia Atsuko, Katsuo Austin, Sunita Basile, Blaise, Isabel Belamy, Maybel Belina, Blaine, Libena Calila, Callia Callie, Clelia Carine, Enrica, Racine Carlie, Claire Cecily, Cicely Coline, Nicole Corine, Enrico Damien, Medina Daneed, Deanne, Deeann, Nadeen, Nadene Dannie, Dianne, Nadine Darnel, Lenard, Randel Delila, Idella Dewain, Edwina Dwayne, Edwyna Easter, Teresa Easton, Seaton Elinor, Lorine Eliott, Lottie Elmina, Milena Elmire, Mariel, Marlie, Mirela Elodia, Odelia Elonia, Enolia, Ionela, Leonia, Noelia, Olenia Ernest, Nester Gaetan, Teagan Giulia, Luigia Haldor, Harold Hallie, Leilah Hamish, Hashim Harris, Shirra Heaven, Nevaeh Horten, Theron, Thorne Ikraam, Karima, Karmia, Makari, Marika Imelda, Melida Ingmar, Ingram Irenka, Keiran Islama, Malisa, Salima Jamari, Marija Janene, Jeanne Johann, Johnna Julian, Julina Kamila, Mikala, Malika Kassia, Saskia Kalani, Kalian, Kalina Kalila, Kallia Kaolin, Nikola Kiloni, Nikoli Kilynn, Kylinn, Linkyn, Lynkin Kinsly, Kynsli, Skilyn, Skylin Krithi, Rithik Lainey, Nayeli Lamina, Malina, Milana Landra, Randal Leonne, Nolene Lynnon, Nolynn Marian, Marina Marino, Marion, Rimona, Romina Marsha, Sharma Maxine, Ximena Nestor, Treson Ronith, Thorin Shlomo, Sholom Thirza, Thizra, Tirzah, Tizrah Townes, Weston Warner, Warren 7-Letter Anagram Baby Names
Aceston, Coasten Adaline, Adelina, Daniela Adamina, Damiana Aerilyn, Yarelin Alenna, Leanna, Nelana Alondra, Arnaldo, Orlanda, Ronalda Annette, Nanette Annika, Kianna Aolanis, Soliana Ashanti, Nathias, Tanisha Brandie, Braiden Camelia, Micaela Carmela, Marcela Carmelo, Marcelo Damaris, Marisda Darleen, Darlene, Leander Darnell, Randell Dashaun, Shaunda Elondra, Leandro, Leonard, Roeland, Rolande Emelina, Melanie Emmarie, Marieme Haitham, Mahathi, Mahitha Hassani, Nassiah, Saiansh Ismaeel, Maislee Jalmari, Jarmila Kailoni, Nikolai Kasmira, Mariska Kaylena, Lakenya Lanford, Randolf Latanya, Natalya Latisha, Talisha Linnaea, Nanelia Lorinda, Orlinda, Rinaldo Marisha, Shamira Orlando, Rolando, Rolonda, Ronaldo Shantae, Tanesha Wrenley, Wrynlee 8-Letter Anagram Baby Names
Aadhiran, Adrianah Aaryansh, Sharanya Aashirya, Aashriya, Saraiyah Aashrith, Ashritha, Harshita Abriella, Aribella Abrielle, Aribelle Adaleigh, Gedaliah Adoniram, Damarion Adrianna, Andriana, Darianna Adriella, Dariella Adrielle, Darielle Adrielys, Darielys Adryanna, Daryanna Aishleen, Shailene Aleighna, Analeigh, Leighana, Naleigha Aliannah, Annaliah Aliciana, Analicia Aliyahna, Analiyah, Nalaiyah Allyanna, Laylanna Alysiana, Nalaysia Amariana, Anamaria Amarilis, Marialis Amberlee, Emberlea Analilia, Lailiana Anayelli, Elliyana, Laylanie Anberlyn, Braelynn, Brealynn, Brynnlea Annmaria, Marianna Annmarie, Marianne Arabelle, Bellarae, Erabella Ariyanna, Narayani, Yarianna Aurellia, Auriella, Laurelai Aurielle, Laurelei Avrielle, Vallerie Azrielle, Zarielle Azriella, Zariella Breelynn, Brennley, Brynnlee Brielynn, Brinnley, Brynnlie Camarion, Marciano Carmelia, Maricela Carmella, Marcella Carmelle, Marcelle Carmello, Marcello Caroline, Coraline, Cornelia Carolyne, Coralyne Carolynn, Coralynn Cerulean, Laurence Charissa, Issachar Charizma, Chizaram Claudine, Dulcinea Devanshi, Vedanshi Dorothea, Theodora Eliantte, Lianette Elizabel, Izabelle Ellianna, Lelianna Ellinore, Norielle Elnathan, Nathanel Halleigh, Leighlah Harshini, Inshirah Illianna, Lailanni, Lilianna Illyanna, Laylanni, Lilyanna, Lylianna Jarmaine, Marijane, Mirajane Jilliana, Lilijana Kamaiyah, Makaiyah Kamellia, Mikaella Karmella, Markella Karoline, Koraline, Kornelia Kayleigh, Kyleigha Kellyann, Lakelynn Leightyn, Tynleigh Leilanni, Lilianne Leilanny, Lilyanne Lemarcus, Marcelus Leylanie, Yanellie Lisandro, Rosalind Makenzie, Mazikeen Nylarose, Rosealyn Olivette, Violette Reeyansh, Shreeyan Reighlyn, Rynleigh Reyaansh, Shreyaan Rishitha, Srihitha Rithanya, Traniyah Shanvika, Vanshika Shriyaan, Yarishna 9-Letter Anagram Baby Names
10-Letter Anagram Baby Names
If you like the idea of anagrams but want to avoid sound-alike sets, I recommend anagrams with different numbers of syllables. Pairs like “Etta and Tate” and “Clay and Lacy” are a far more subtle than pairs like “Enzo and Zeno” and “Mary and Myra.”
(Here are some
palindromic names from last month.)