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Time for baby name debuts, part 2! (Part deux?)
From 40 to 31:
Leshia & Riann, 2-way tie for #40
- Leshia debuted with 76 baby girls in 1960.
I’m not sure what inspired it. Inspired by Lisha Steele, a character on the soap opera Young Doctor Malone. (Thank you m4yb3_daijirou!)
- Riann debuted with 76 baby girls in 1977.
Inspired by the song “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac.
- Jalesa debuted with 77 baby girls in 1988.
Inspired by Jaleesa Vinson, a character on the TV sitcom A Different World.
Chimere & Naidelyn, 2-way tie for #38
- Chimere debuted with 78 baby girls in 1979.
Inspired by the Prince Matchabelli perfume Chimere.
- Naidelyn debuted with 78 baby girls in 1998.
Inspired by Naidelyn Navarrete, an actress on the telenovela “Maria Isabel.”
Joyel & Tynisa, 2-way tie for #37
- Joyel debuted with 79 baby girls in 1975.
I’m not sure what inspired it. Inspired by Joyelle, a character on the soap opera How to Survive a Marriage. (Thank you C in DC!)
- Tynisa debuted with 79 baby girls in 1976.
Inspired by the song “Tynisa (Goddess of Love)” by Major Harris.
- Audreanna debuted with 80 baby girls in 1989.
I’m not sure what inspired it. Inspired by Adriana, a character on the soap opera “Santa Barbara.” (Thank you C in DC!)
- Leilene debuted with 81 baby girls in 2007.
Inspired by Leilene Ondrade, a contestant on the reality TV show “Flavor of Love.”
- Evolet debuted with 82 baby girls in 2008.
Inspired by Evolet, a character in the movie 10,000 BC.
Joyelle & Trenyce, 2-way tie for #33
- Joyelle debuted with 88 baby girls in 1975.
I’m not sure what inspired it. Same reason as #37.
- Trenyce debuted with 88 baby girls in 2003.
Inspired by singer Trenyce.
Irania & Shelva, 2-way tie for #32
- Irania debuted with 89 baby girls in 1995.
Inspired by Irania Paniagua, a character on the telenovela “Maria Celeste.”
- Shelva debuted with 89 baby girls in 1936.
Inspired by Shelby Barret, a character in the movie The Woman in Red.
Do you have any thoughts on Latrenda,
Audreanna, Joyelle/Joyel or Leshia?
*The Top 50 Baby Name Debuts for Girls: 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-1*
I saw a lot of news last week about baby names in Alberta, Canada. The news didn’t focus on the Alberta’s most popular names of 2011, which happen to be these:
…but on Alberta’s unique names, which is something that I’ve been writing about for years (literally: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).
The official list of Albertan baby names isn’t ready yet, but preliminary data is available via the Edmonton Journal. Here are some oddball names I spotted on the Journal’s list:
Crevance, Dawnwalker, Dybry, Flourish, Goliath, Jheizzller, Knowledge-Tree*, Lefarius, Llord-Xedric, Madrid, Matt-Dainon, Moo, Moxon, Nzoputa, Princelife, Pure, Spyder, Mskr, Tata-peh, Wanderingspirit, Wisherlee, Vedder
April-May, Chaz-a-rae, Cupid, Dayleigh, Dazzelyn, Duffni, Eirachloe, Evolet, Glennizelle, Gobza, Laker-Lynn, Mississippi, Nomalisa, Phetlunda, Psanatcsakor, Q’Tyyr’N, Rainejewelle, Sheamus, Starr-shine, Thespina, Thipphaphone, Vylet, Xyza, Zxyvian
*I’m guessing at the last letter; I think it was cut off.
Many of the news articles also claimed that baby names in Alberta had been inspired by royals William and Kate, who visited Canada last July. This could be true — there were a few more Princes and Dukes than usual in 2011:
- 2011: 199 Williams, 50 Kates, 8 Princes, 6 Princesses, 9 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
- 2010: 184 Williams, 44 Kates, 5 Princes, 5 Princesses, 0 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
- 2009: 198 Williams, 67 Kates, 5 Princes, 2 Princesses, 2 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
- 2008: 178 Williams, 68 Kates, 4 Princes, 0 Princesses, 3 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
- 2007: 185 Williams, 67 Kates, 5 Princes, 1 Princess, 3 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
The names Kate and William didn’t move too much, though.
Believe it or not, both these baby names were given a boost by cavewomen. (Fictional ones, of course!)
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].
- 2008 – 82 baby girls named Evolet (11 Evolette, 8 Evolett, 5 Evoleth)
- 2009 – 130 baby girls named Evolet (29 Evoleth, 15 Evolett, 14 Evolette)
- 2010 – 95 baby girls named Evolet (17 Evoleth, 16 Evolette, 15 Evolett, 7 Evoleht)
The number of babies named Ayla, already on the rise in the 1980s, jumped in 1987 thanks to the movie The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), which featured Daryl Hannah as cavewoman Ayla.
- 1982 – 13 baby girls named Ayla
- 1983 – 38 baby girls named Ayla
- 1984 – 41 baby girls named Ayla
- 1985 – 46 baby girls named Ayla
- 1986 – 93 baby girls named Ayla
- 1987 – 329 baby girls named Ayla
- 1988 – 266 baby girls named Ayla
- 1989 – 225 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?