How popular is the baby name Maka 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 Maka.
Most of the babies conceived during 2019 will be delivered during 2020 — a year that happens to mirror “20/20,” the term we use for perfect vision. It’s such a strong association that, just for fun, I put together a list of vision-related baby names for all those parents anticipating the arrival of 2020 babies…
- Aisling, Irish, “vision” or “dream.”
- Basar, Arabic, “sight.”
- Butta-kuz, Mongolian, “camel eyes.” Implies “wide, beautiful eyes” like Maha and Najla, below.
- Charopus, ancient Greek, “glad-eyed” or “bright-eyed.” Also spelled Charops.
- Daisy, from Old English dægeseage, “day’s eye.” Daisies open during the day and close at night.
- Drishti, Hindi, “gaze.”
- Hawkeye, originally a character in The Last of the Mohicans (1826).
- Hitomi, Japanese, “pupil [of the eye].” Can mean other things as well, though, depending on the kanji.
- Lochan/Lochana, Hindi, “eye.”
- Maha, Arabic, “wide, beautiful eyes.” Refers to either wild cow eyes or oryx eyes specifically.
- Maka, Hawaiian, “eyes.” Also: Namaka, “the eyes,” and Makanui, “big eyes.”
- Mantius/Manto (masc./fem.), from ancient Greek mantis, “seer, prophet.”
- Najla, Arabic, “wide, beautiful eyes.” Refers to either wild cow eyes or oryx eyes specifically. Also spelled Nagla.
- Nayan, Hindi, “eye.”
- Nayra, Aymara, “eye,” “sight,” or “past.”
- Nazir, Arabic, “observant” or “spectator.” Can mean other things as well, though.
- Panope/Panopea, ancient Greek, “all-seeing.”
- Rana, Arabic, “eye-catching.”
- Ruya, Arabic, “vision” or “dream.”
- Sibyl, ancient Greek, “prophetess.” Also spelled Sybil.
- Sullivan, Irish, “descendant of the little dark-eyed one.”
- Tarisai, Shona, “look at, behold.”
- Vision, which began appearing in the U.S. baby name data nearly 20 years ago.
And, finally, a few Esperanto words that could potentially be used as baby names:
- Vidi, “see.”
- Vidinda, “worth seeing.”
- Vido, “sight, view.”
- Vizio, “vision.”
Which of the names above do you like best?
If you’re expecting a baby in 2020, will you consider using a vision-themed baby name?
Here are some interesting names I found in the Molokai phone book, which consists of a mere 12 pages:
****Kaulananapua must have come from the Hawaiian patriotic song “Kaulana Na Pua.” The title translates to “famous are the flowers.”
These 150+ names actually represent a sizeable chunk of the population (estimated at somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 residents).
P.S. One other name I noticed while searching was Deepak Chopra. My first thought was, “Wow, someone has the same name as Deepak Chopra?” Then I did some digging, and it seems that the real Dr. Chopra does indeed have ties to the island. So…if you want to call Deepak Chopra directly, try the Molokai white pages.
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