How popular is the baby name Lyte 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 Lyte.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Lyte

Posts that Mention the Name Lyte

“Light” and “Bright” Baby Names

(This turtle came from an old Lite Brite commercial!)

Names containing the words “light” and “bright” seem to be gaining traction.

The first to appear in the U.S. baby name data was Delight* in the late 1800s, followed by Bright in the early 1900s. For decades, they were all by themselves.

In the late ’70s, Twilight and Starlight* entered the scene. And in the 1980s, they were joined by unisex Brighton.

But that was it…until the turn of the century, when various “light” and “bright” names started popping up:

One “light” name that hasn’t made the data yet — one that might be particularity appealing to those who like the trendy name Luna — is Moonlight.

Do you like any of these “light” or “bright” names? Would you consider using one?

*The data also includes variants like Delite, Starlite, Starlit, Skylit, Lyte, and Bryten.

The Difference Between Margaux and Miller Lyte

Yesterday I learned that Matthew McConaughey’s brother, Michael “Rooster” McConaughey, named his second son Miller Lyte after his favorite beer, Miller Lite.

The name Miller Lyte reminded me of Margaux, the name of Lorraine Bracco’s daughter.

Both names were inspired by alcohol. One is more serious (a tribute to a memorable wine experience) while the other is more lighthearted (a jokey reference to a favorite beer).

Which name do you prefer?

Source: Matthew McConaughey’s Brother Gets a Reality Show

P.S. Rooster definitely has a sense of humor when it comes to names. “When the oil business went bust, Rooster lost everything and ended up renaming his [pipe supply] company Chapter 11 Pipe.”