How popular is the baby name Twilight 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 Twilight.
(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.
Here are some baby girl names that were given to at least five but no more than 99 babies in the United States last year. (I published the equivalent
boys’ list a little while ago.)
Miangel (65) – Mi angel
Myangel (31) – My angel
Imunique (12) – I’m unique
Miamor (9) – Mi amor
Wesleigh (8) – Wesley, though it looks more like “we sleigh” to me.
Amunique (6) – Am unique
Mylove (6) – My love
Renesmee (17) and Renesme (5) Carlisle (12)