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Popularity of the Baby Name Brynn

Number of Babies Named Brynn

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Brynn

Most Popular 1-Syllable Baby Names of 2011

What were the top 1-syllable baby names of 2011?

Below are the top ten single-syllable names for boys and for girls. In parentheses is current overall rank, and in brackets is movement on the 1-syllable list since last year.

Top 1-Syllable Boy Names Top 1-Syllable Girl Names
1. James (ranked 17th overall)
2. John (27th)
3. Luke (39th)
4. Jack (45th)
5. Charles (62nd)
6. Chase (69th)
7. Blake (73rd) [up one]
8. Juan (89th) [down one]
9. Cole (94th)
10. Max (96th)
1. Grace (ranked 16th overall)
2. Claire (50th)
3. Faith (71st) [up one]
4. Brooke (86th) [down one]
5. Paige (107th)
6. Jade (113th)
7. Reese (130th)
8. Kate (175th)
9. Quinn (188th) [up one]
10. Brynn (190th) [new to top 10]

The name that fell out of the girls’ top 10 was Hope. It dropped from 9th to 11th on the 1-syllable list, despite rising from 242nd to 231st on the full list.

UPDATE, taking into account Diane’s comment about the name Charles: If we take Charles off the list and bump the other names up a spot, Jace becomes the new #10.


Baby Name Needed – Girl Name for Maeve’s Sister

A reader named Kelly is expecting her second daughter in May, and she’d appreciate a few name suggestions. She writes:

Our first daughter, Maeve, was named really easily, and we grow to love the name more and more. However, we are having an exceptionally difficult time finding a second girl’s name that we like as much. I especially like Gaelic/Celtic names, but am willing to consider other options as well.

Here are some names that I think could work with Maeve:

Beatrix
Bevin
Blythe
Bree/BrĂ­gh
Bridget
Brynn
Caitlin
Carys
Chloe
Clio
Darcy
Deirdre
Eileen
Fiona
Freya
Gemma
Greta
Gwen
Hazel
Iona
Isla*
Ivy
Lorna
Lucy
Lyra
Miriam
Moira
Nora
Oona
Opal
Orla/Orlagh
Phoebe
Piper
Quinn
Rhona
Riona
Stella
Sylvie
Tamar
Tatum
Tegan
Tess
Tirzah
Zelda

*Pronounced EYE-la, but happens to looks just like the Spanish word for island, isla, pronounced EES-la.

Which of the above do you like best for Maeve’s little sister? What other names would you suggest to Kelly?

Baby Names (No Longer) Needed – Molly, Kaitlin, Joshua, Isabel

We’re batting .500 for March:

  • Elisa picked Kaitlin Isabella,
  • Teresa opted for Molly Brynn,
  • Sheryl chose Joshua Stephen, and
  • Erin selected Isabel Robin.

No word yet from Sarah, Tamara, Liz or Patience.

And, I always forget to mention this: Thank you to everyone who takes the time comment on the “Baby Name Needed” posts! Your suggestions and ideas are often far better than mine. :) You guys rock.

Baby Name Needed – Girl Name that Goes with Elizabeth

A reader named Jill is expecting her third child (her second girl) and is having a hard time coming up with a name. She’s looking for something that:

  • Goes well with Elizabeth as a middle name,
  • Is easy to spell,
  • Isn’t trendy,
  • Isn’t gender neutral,
  • Doesn’t start with the letter “K,” and
  • Doesn’t start with a letter that would cause the initials to spell something questionable. [The only letter I could come up with for this was “M,” to avoid M.E.H.]

Jill and her husband were set on the name Scarlet…until it was chosen by a family member. They also liked Bronwyn for a time, but Jill isn’t as keen on it anymore.

Here are some of the ideas I had:

Astrid
Alice
Beatrice
Brynn
Celine
Caroline
Charlotte
Claire
Daphne
Gwen
Heidi
Ingrid
Jane
Judith
Lauren
Lynn
Naomi
Pauline
Rachel
Rose
Ruth
Suzanne
Simone
Vivian

Do you think any of the above fit particularly well with Elizabeth? What other names would you suggest to Jill?

Baby Name Needed – Spunky Name for Sophie’s Little Sister

A reader named Mercedes is expecting a baby girl in December:

Our 4-year-old is named Sophie. We love it because it’s cute and spunky. We initially came up with Daphne Colette for baby girl #2. But the more I think about it, the more I worry that Sophie and Daphne sound too similar. What do you think? On that note, can you think of any other names that deliver the same cute and spunky sound?

I was on the fence for a while about Sophie and Daphne…but I think I ultimately agree that they’re too much alike. As for other spunky names, how about:

Astrid
Beatrix
Bettina
Billie
Brynn
Calliope
Chloe
Cleo
Daisy
Darcy
Della
Gemma
Gia
Lila
Lucy
Lyra
Maeve
Mia
Molly
Nelle
Nina
Penelope
Phoebe
Pia
Piper
Reese
Rory
Ruby
Stella
Sylvie
Tamsin
Tess
Zita

(Sylvie and Phoebe are probably too similar to Sophie as well, but I left them on the list just in case.)

What other ideas do you guys have?

P.S. Mercedes is also considering the names Kendall, Julianne, Lola and Gwen.

Update – The baby has arrived! Scroll down to find out what name Mercedes chose.