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Ever-names, particularly Everly, are very trendy right now.
In 2019, over 4,750 baby girls were named Everly, making Everly the 43rd most popular girl name in the nation.
And it was trailed in the rankings by a number of variants, including Everleigh (108th), Everlee (377th), Everley, and Everlie. Not to mention Evelyn-influenced forms like Everlyn and Everlynn.
So, when I came upon a group of Ever-names (deep in the SSA data) that hadn’t seen usage in decades, I was very intrigued. Here are the names I found:
They were used primarily in the South during the first half of the 20th century.
Do you think any of these could be revived in the midst of Ever-mania?
Everly has become quite trendy as a girl name within the last couple of years:
Everly is now the 178th most popular girl name in the nation, and Everleigh is 716th on the list.
So let’s say you like this “Ever-” trend, but you’re having a baby boy. What other options are there?
Here are some ideas, both modern and ancient:
- Everett, currently ranked 167th for boys, is a surname based on the first name Everard (see below).
- Ever is simultaneously a modern vocabulary word (meaning “always,” among other things) and an ancient personal name (based on a Germanic word meaning “boar”). Ever is currently being given to babies of both genders.
- Everest is a locational surname that refers to the French town of Évreux.
- Everardo is a Spanish version of Everard (see below).
- Everton is a locational surname meaning “boar” + “settlement.”
- Everson is a patronymic surname based on the first name Ever (see above).
- Evergreen is a modern vocabulary word meaning “ever, always” + “green.” Evergreen has charted as a girl name before, but it works for either gender.
- Everard is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “hardy, strong.”
- Everbern is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “bear.”
- Evergrim is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “fierce, severe.”
- Everhelm is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “helmet.”
- Evermar is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “famous.”
- Everold is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “friendly, comely.”
- Everwin is based on Germanic words meaning “boar” + “friend.”
Do you like any of these? What other Ever-names can you think of for boys?
Sources: Behind the Name, Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources