How popular is the baby name Helena 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 Helena.
The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with S-names…
Samuel Plimsoll: John Braden Plimsoll Eyre, born in 1875
Saraca: Alice Saraca Cross, born in 1877
Saracen: Kathleen Saracen Leboeuf, born in 1877
Sardinian: William Sardinian Gorman, born in 1857 Jane Sardinian Sinclair, born in 1877
Sarmatian: Minnie Aird Sarmatia Kealey, born in 1876
Sarnia: Sophia Sarnia Yeates, born in 1884
Scawfell: Thomas Scawfell Appleby, born in 1874
Scandia: Scandia Marta Steiner, born in 1892
Scotia: Henry Scotia Steer, born in 1875
Scottish Admiral: Charles Louis Admiral Brown, born in 1882 Admiral John Kerr Stuart, born in 1883
Scottish Hero: Thomas Hero Kelly, born in 1876 Elizabeth Jane Hero Fram, born in 1879
Scythia: Francis Scythia Cogan, 1889
Sepia: Sarah Sepia Parrott, born in 1875
Servia: Edith Florence Servia Mace, born in 1890 Helena Servia Pedersen, born in 1889
Shalimar: Anna Shalimar Rose, born in 1863
Shannon: Henry Shannon Smith, born in 1865 Annie Shannon McMinn, born in 1883
Sherwood: Mary Sherwood Brocklebank, born in 1885
Siberian: Robert Shaw Siberian Thomson, born in 1885
Sierra Colonna: Sierra Colonna Wildridge, born in 1879
Simiote: Cleopatra Simiote Constatino, born in 1883
Sirius: John Sirius Hallam, born in 1886
Sirsa: Sirsa James Attree, born in 1884
Smyrna: Smyrna Jane Hollow, born in 1878
Sobraon: May Kyle Sobraon Heron, born in 1867 Amy Sobraon Petty, born in 1883
Somersetshire: Arthur Somerset Hunter, born in 1879
Sorata: Sorata Mary Josephine Schabinger, born in 1884
Southern Belle: Belle Glenfield, born in 1874
Southesk: Jennie Southesk Bell, born in 1878 Alexander Southesk McKenzie, born in 1882
Spain: William Grace Spain Jackson, born in 1872 Grace Spain Bennett, born in 1882 Agnes Spain Gacek, born in 1883
Star of India: William Star Bohlsen, born in 1877
Star Queen: John Star Pritchard, born in 1873
State of Alabama: James Alabama Murkussen, born in 1886
State of Florida: Florida Wolkow, born in 1882
State of Indiana: Sarah Findley Sadler Indiana Fleming, born in 1881 Alexandrine Ivan Indiana Schwartz, born in 1890 Georgina Klara Indiana Kriskick, born in 1891
St. Clair: Robert Nisbet St. Clair Gill, born in 1885 Helen St Clair Higgie, born in 1886
St. George: Catherine St. George Dobson, born in 1864
St. Kilda: Helena Kilda Atkins, born in 1876
St. Patrick: John Stephen Sneddon Patrick Dempster, born in 1871
Strathleven: Ann Strathleven Proudlock, born in 1879
Suffolk: Grace Suffolk Liddendale Hornell, born in 1866
Sultana: Marie Sultana Bartram, born in 1859
Surrey: Surrey Bloh, born in 1882
Sweden: Erick Donald Sweden Jonasson, born in 1870
Sydenham: Bernard Sydenham Berry, born in 1881 Humphrey Sydenham Heron, born in 1881 Sydenham Roberts, born in 1883
Do you think any of the ship names above work particularly well as human names?
I recently updated my old
Anagram Baby Names post to make it much more comprehensive. As I worked on it, though, I noticed that many of those sets of names had obvious similarities, such as the same first letters and/or the same rhythm.
So I thought I’d make a second, shorter list of anagram names that were less conspicuously similar. Specifically, I wanted the second list to feature sets of names with different first letters and different numbers of syllables.
And that’s what you’ll find below — pairs of anagram names that are relatively distinct from one another. So much so that, at first glance (or listen), some might not even strike you as being anagrammatic at all. :)
Click on any name to check out its popularity graph…
Ames, Sema Anne, Nena Arne, Rena Aum, Uma Abdoul, Ubaldo Acelin, Celina Acesen, Seneca Adlie, Elida Aeron, Enora Aevin, Nivea Aidan, Diana Aiden, Edina Aidin, India Aileen, Neelia Ailsa, Salia Ainsley, Elysian Ainslie, Elianis Ainzley, Yaneliz Airlie, Irelia Airon, Noria Aisen, Siena Aisleen, Selenia Aison, Siona Siona, see-oh-ah, could also be Síona, shee-en-ah, if you want to render it the Irish way (with the fada over the “i”). Aizley, Yaziel Akeem, Emeka Alayne, Leyana Albie, Eliab Aldair, Dilara Aleem, Melea Alice, Celia Alise, Isela Alyse, Ysela Annslee, Nesanel Annya, Nyana Anslee, Selena Anslie, Selina Anzlee, Zelena Arhaan, Nahara Armaan, Manara Artie, Tiera Ashaad, Hadasa Ashlie, Elisha Aubrynn, Rubyann Austin, Sunita Avreen, Verena Ayaansh, Sanayah Aydan, Dyana Aydin, Nydia Aylinn, Nylani Alonie, Leonia Alveena, Evalena
Bear, Reba Blade, Abdel Blaike, Kaileb Blain, Albin Blaine, Libena Blair, Libra Blaire, Abriel Blaise, Isabel Blaize, Izabel Blake, Kaleb Blayke, Kayleb Boyce, Cobey Braun, Urban Bree, Eber Bayron, Obryan Breyon, Oberyn Britley, Liberty Brynnlea, Anberlyn
Cane, Acen Cayne, Aycen Clair, Alric Claude, Deluca Claus, Lucas Clay, Lacy Craig, Graci Caidan, Danica Caidon, Danico Cailin, Ilinca Cairo, Icaro Ciaran, Nacari Claira, Alaric Claudine, Dulcinea Corine, Enrico
Dade, Edda Daire, Adrie Dayne, Ayden Dean, Aden Deen, Eden Doyle, Elody Drace, Cedar Drake, Kedar Duane, Auden Dwain, Adwin Dwayne, Edwyna Daelan, Eldana Daeson, Sedona Dailey, Yadiel Daison, Adonis Dallie, Idella Daniel, Elinda Darlene, Leander Dasai, Adisa Dayli, Lydia Daylin, Lydian Dayson, Adonys Deakon, Nekoda Draeson, Rosenda Diyaan, Nadiya
Eames, Seema Earl, Lera East, Tesa Eadric, Decari Eaton, Teona Eithan, Tehani Efrain, Anifer Evaan, Avena Emaan, Amena Eamon, Neoma Eitan, Tenia Ensley, Seleny Enslie, Seleni Eylin, Nyeli
Haines, Neisha Hale, Leah Hanes, Ashen Harte, Thera Hays, Shya Hayze, Zeyah Haakon, Kohana Haidar, Dariah Haiden, Denahi Hailey, Eliyah Hailynn, Lynniah Haitham, Mahitha Haizel, Zeliah Hallie, Elilah Harloe, Elorah Haydan, Dhyana Haydin, Indyah Haylin, Lyniah Hayzel, Elyzah Hanalei, Elianah
Ives, Sevi Ibaad, Adiba Ibhaan, Nabiha Ikraam, Marika Imaad, Damia Imaan, Amina Irene, Eneri Issaac, Cassia Iyaan, Aniya Izaak, Zakia Izhaan, Naziah
Jade, Deja James, Semaj Jayde, Dejay Jhade, Dejah Juan, Anuj Jaela, Aleja Jaelin, Elijan Jahair, Hajira Jahdai, Hadija Jalai, Alija Jarmaine, Mirajane
Kaan, Anka Kade, Deka Kail, Ilka Kain, Nika Kaine, Aiken Keane, Aneek Keir, Erik Klaus, Lukas Klein, Elkin Kree, Eker Kreed, Derek Kyle, Elky Kaashvi, Ashvika Kabeer, Rebeka Kaelan, Alenka Kaidan, Danika Kailon, Nikola Kainen, Ikenna Keiran, Irenka Kairo, Ikora Kaisen, Sekani Kaislee, Aleksei Kaito, Akito Kaivan, Ivanka Kaiyan, Nakiya Kaizen, Zekani Kaizer, Zekari Kaizlee, Azekiel Kalise, Eliska Kamai, Amika Kamille, Mikella Karie, Erika Kasaun, Anuska Kashaun, Anushka Katai, Atika Kauri, Rukia Kausar, Sakura Kayal, Akyla Kayslee, Aleksey Keisha, Eshika Keithan, Aniketh Khailan, Alikhan Kiyan, Nykia Klaira, Alarik Kaimora, Makario
Lace, Alec Laike, Elika Laine, Nelia Lake, Elka Lance, Calen Lane, Alen Layke, Kaley Layne, Enyla Layth, Tylah Lloyd, Dolly Lynne, Nylen Laiken, Kelani Laikin, Kilani Laiklyn, Kyllian Lainey, Nayeli Laithan, Nathali Lakely, Kyella Lakelynn, Kellyann Landrie, Andriel Lannie, Nelina Laraine, Raelani Lasean, Salena Laurie, Auriel Laydon, Danylo Layken, Kylena Laykin, Kylani Laylen, Nyella Laynee, Yelena Laynie, Yelina Laythan, Tanylah Lealand, Danella Leonard, Elondra Linley, Nyelli Liyat, Tylia Lojain, Jolina Loraine, Elinora Lorene, Elenor Lorie, Oriel Lorine, Elinor Lottie, Eliott Loujain, Juliano Lujain, Julian Lujane, Januel Laurelai, Aurellia Loralei, Elliora
May, Amy Maye, Emya Mayze, Ezmay Maze, Zema Merle, Elmer Mike, Kemi Maalik, Kamila Macai, Camia Machai, Camiah Maelin, Elmina Mairead, Demaria Maisel, Ismael Maison, Simona Maizy, Zymia Malaak, Kamala Mandie, Damien Marcia, Camari Markie, Kemari Marlay, Lamyra Marley, Elmyra Marlie, Ramiel Marsai, Samira Martie, Temari Masie, Emias Matai, Tamia Maxine, Ximena Maybell, Bellamy Maybel, Belamy Mayley, Yamely Mayson, Osmany Mazie, Ezmia Mercie, Emeric Mekai, Emika Mekhai, Kemiah Meyson, Symeon Mikaal, Kamila Mikai, Kimia Mikhai, Kimiah Miley, Emily Minaal, Lamina Miraal, Lamari Miraan, Ramani Mirai, Imari Moira, Amori Madaline, Ladamien Malorie, Romelia Meilani, Emilina
Nate, Etan Neer, Rene Neil, Elin Nelle, Ellen Neve, Even Niamh, Mahin Niels, Selin Noam, Mona Naasir, Sarina Naazir, Zarian Naelle, Ellena Naithan, Tiannah Nakai, Akina Nakhai, Kianah Nasai, Anisa Naseer, Serena Nasreen, Serenna Navey, Evany Nayelle, Elleyna Nayla, Alyna Neela, Elena Neelah, Helena Nellie, Elleni Nevaan, Evanna Neylan, Elynna Nihaan, Hannia Nikai, Kiani Nikole, Keloni Nishaad, Danisha Nivaan, Vianna Nitai, Tiani Nollie, Lionel Noora, Onora Noorah, Honora Noori, Orion Norie, Orien Norrie, Errion Numair, Munira Naelani, Elianna Novalie, Leovani
Raif, Ifra Rain, Anri Raine, Aneri Rance, Caren Rayce, Carey Reed, Eder Reem, Emre Emre, ehm-reh, means “friend, brother” in Turkish. Rhone, Heron Roan, Nora Roark, Korra Royce, Corey Ryne, Eryn Ryse, Erys Raahil, Lahari Raani, Inara Racine, Enrica Radley, Dalery Raelan, Arlena Raeli, Ariel Raiden, Nerida Raiven, Avenir Rakai, Akira Rameir, Merari Ramie, Emira Ramone, Morena Ramsay, Samyra Ramsey, Ermyas Ramsie, Ermias Ramya, Amyra Rayan, Anyra Rayla, Alyra Rayley, Yarely Raylie, Elyria Rasaan, Sanara Raseel, Esrael Raunak, Karuna Raycen, Cyrena Raylan, Naraly Raymie, Mireya Rehaan, Nehara Reiley, Yeriel Reizel, Ezriel Reyaan, Eryana Ridaan, Adrian Ridhaan, Hadrian Ridlee, Deriel Rihaan, Nariah Rishaan, Nasirah Rivaan, Navari Riyaan, Nayari Roanin, Norina Rohaan, Anorah Roiza, Izora Rollie, Loriel Rumaan, Amunra Ryeland, Darleny Ryelle, Ellery
Saige, Aegis Aegis, ee-jiss, means “protection” or “support.” The aegis was a device (possibly a sheild) mentioned in the Ancient Greek epic poem the Iliad. Saint, Tanis Sanne, Ansen Sean, Enas Shae, Esha Shai, Isha Shaun, Anush Shaye, Yesha Shayn, Nysha Shray, Ashyr Skai, Isak Slate, Tesla Sloan, Alson Stone, Eston Saifan, Nafisa Sailor, Rosali Saleem, Esmael Sallie, Ellias Sarai, Arisa Sayla, Alysa Sayler, Arelys Saylor, Rosaly Seerat, Teresa Shaanvi, Navisha Shriyaan, Yarishna Shantae, Asenath Shayla, Alysha Siyaan, Nasiya Solange, Angelos Sriyaan, Arianys Starlie, Alister Suhaan, Anusha Surai, Arius
Tate, Etta Teal, Etla Thane, Ethan Thayne, Yaneth Thorne, Horten Townes, Weston Trase, Aster Troi, Rito Taanvi, Avanti Taela, Aleta Taelin, Lianet Taevon, Avonte Taiden, Denita Taiven, Venita Tallie, Elilta Tayla, Ataly Taylan, Nataly Taylee, Ayelet Tayon, Nyota Tayvin, Vanity Tayzlee, Yetzael Timya, Amity Toleen, Leonte Taleeah, Alethea
Vail, Lavi Vale, Elva Vance, Caven Veer, Ever Vaani, Anavi Vaelin, Elvina Vaiden, Devina Vedaant, Davante Vidhaan, Davinah Vihaan, Naviah Viraaj, Javari Viyaan, Nivaya
Yann, Anny York, Kory Yves, Sevy Yaasir, Sariya Yahmir, Myriah Yahna, Anahy Yahsir, Syriah Yahzir, Zyriah Yaileen, Nayelie Yameen, Nyeema Yamen, Nyema Yamil, Amily Yamin, Myani Yanci, Cynia Yandel, Delany Yarden, Adryen Yashar, Sarahy Yasiin, Insiya Yasir, Syria Yaxel, Alexy Yazan, Zyana Yomar, Amory Yasiel, Elysia
Zain, Izna Zaine, Aizen Zane, Enza Zayn, Nyza Zayne, Ayzen Zeal, Elza Zeyn, Ynez Zahkai, Kaziah Zailen, Aneliz Zaley, Elyza Zamair, Amariz Zanai, Azina Zarie, Ezria Zayaan, Nazaya Zaydie, Deziya Zayla, Alyza Zaylah, Alyzah Zekai, Kezia Zonaira, Nazario Zoraida, Izadora
Most of the names above have a clear number of syllables, but a few do not. (I categorized them according to my own interpretation/accent.) So, if you’re interested in using any of these pairings, just remember to test the names out loud first!
Which of the pairs above do you like best?
According to the government of Sonoma, California, the most popular baby names in the county last year were
Isabella and Liam.
Here are Sonoma’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2020:
Isabella, 29 baby girls Evelyn/Camila/Sofia, 22 each (3-way tie) Olivia/Charlotte, 21 each (tie) Gianna, 20 Sophia, 19
Liam, 27 baby boys Mateo, 22 Gael/Sebastian, 21 each (tie) Logan/Lucas/Mason/Santiago, 19 each (4-way tie) Luca, 18
And what about the names bestowed just once in Sonoma in 2020? Here are some of the unique baby names from the other end of the list:
Unique Girl Names Unique Boy Names Ariathna, Avenue, Blix, Clementine, Dianara, Elencia, Florence, Ginger, Helena, Ixzeliana, Jadaline, Kitiara, Lindiso, Metzli, Nebiat, Ocelia, Peri, Rumneya, Sisiana, Taytu, Uriela, Wrenley, Yolotzin, Zeruiah Ascari, Athanasius, Bniel, Conrad, Drako, Epeli, Figaro, Gustavo, Hobbs, Izandro, Jersain, Kitai, Llyr, Mobius, Narodom, Ostreicher, Phaelan, Raziel, Solemn, Taumaloto, Ullr, Wylen, Yojan, Zadkiel
(Check Patreon for more of
Sonoma’s unique baby names.)
2019, the top names in Sonoma were Camila and Mateo.
Sonoma County Baby Names
According to Transparência do Registro Civil (part of ARPEN Brasil), the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were
Enzo Gabriel and Maria Eduarda.
Here are Brazil’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
Maria Eduarda, 12,063 baby girls Maria Clara, 10,751 Maria Cecilia, 9,570 Maria Julia, 9,448 Maria Luiza, 9,132 Ana Clara, 8,452 Maria Alice, 8,388 Ana Julia, 8,232 Helena, 7,765 Alice, 6,660
Enzo Gabriel, 16,672 baby boys João Miguel, 15,082 Pedro Henrique, 11,103 Miguel, 9,436 Arthur, 8,525 João Pedro, 8,372 Heitor, 6,829 João Lucas, 6,557 Davi Lucas, 6,543 Davi Lucca, 6,010
These rankings are based on provisional data covering 2019 up to December 19th. (By that date, 4,472,331 babies had been born in Brazil, which is currently the 6th-most-populated country in the world.)
I’ve never posted the Brazilian rankings before, but other sources says that the top two names (Maria Eduarda and Enzo Gabriel) were the same in 2018.
Enzo Gabriel, João Miguel e Maria Eduarda são os nomes mais registrados no Brasil em 2019, See the most registered name in Brazil, List of countries and dependencies by population – Wikipedia
Cabin Radio, the most popular* baby names in the Canadian territory of Northwest Territories in 2019 were Zoey and Elias/ John/ Joseph/ Michael (4-way tie).
Here are Northwest Territories’ top girl names and top boy names of 2019:
Zoey (4 girls) Emily, Hazel, Kinsley, Lily (3 girls each) Adeline, Alexandra, Amelia, Anastasia, Ashley, Aurora, Blair, Edie, Ella, Evelyn, Everly, Helena, Josie, Lexie, Lilah, Madeline, Madison, Miley, Myla, Nevaeh, Neve, Ruby, Ruth, Sadie, Serenity, Sofia, Sophie, Victoria, Willa (2 girls each)
Elias, John, Joseph, Michael (3 boys each) Aiden, Benjamin, Bodhi, Carter, Charles, David, Dominic, Dylan, Edward, Elliott, Felix, Hudson, Iverson, Jack, Jeremiah, Jimmy, Jonah, Joshua, Lennox, Levi, Mackenzie, Maverick, Nate, Nathan, Nicholas, Noah, Riel, Theo, Timothy, Walker, Wesley (2 boys each)
In 2018, the top names in NWT were Carter, John, Olivia, and Peyton (with 4 babies each). In
2015, the top names were Abigail and Liam. And in 2020, the very first baby born in NWT was named Axel.
Zoey is the NWT’s most popular baby name of 2019, The NWT’s top baby names of 2018
*These rankings only cover NWT births through early December.