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Popularity of the Baby Name Unique

Number of Babies Named Unique

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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Letter by Letter: Popular Baby Girl Names, 2013

popular baby girl names, letter by letter, in 2013

Wondering what the most popular K-names for baby girls are? How about R-names?

Below are the 10 most popular girl names for each letter, A through Z. (The parenthetical notations show how the current rankings differ from the 2012 rankings.)

The four new #1 names that emerged in 2013 were Charlotte, which replaced Chloe, Delilah, which replaced Destiny, Harper, which replaced Hannah, and Lillian, which replaced Lily.

A-Names

1. Ava, 15129 baby girls
2. Abigail, 12313
3. Avery, 9121
4. Amelia, 7979 (was 6th)
5. Aubrey, 7927
6. Addison, 7677 (was 4th)
7. Audrey, 5567 (was 11th)
8. Allison, 5405 (was 9th)
9. Anna, 5315 (was 7th)
10. Aaliyah, 5195 (was 8th)

Out of the top 10: Alexis, now ranked 13th.

B-Names

1. Brooklyn, 6837 baby girls
2. Bella, 4135 (was 3rd)
3. Brianna, 3869 (was 2nd)
4. Bailey, 2993
5. Brooke, 2736
6. Brielle, 2674
7. Brooklynn, 2140
8. Brynn, 1478
9. Brynlee, 1175 (was 11th)
10. Bianca, 1048

Out of the top 10: Briana, now ranked 13th.

C-Names

1. Charlotte, 9232 baby girls (was 2nd)
2. Chloe, 8714 (was 1st)
3. Camila, 5127 (was 4th)
4. Claire, 4626 (was 3rd)
5. Caroline, 3955
6. Cora, 2569 (was 7th)
7. Clara, 2486 (was 6th)
8. Catherine, 1840
9. Cecilia, 1430
10. Callie, 1404

Charlotte became the new #1 C-name in 2013.

D-Names

1. Delilah, 2324 baby girls (was 2nd)
2. Destiny, 2277 (was 1st)
3. Daisy, 1620
4. Daniela, 1433
5. Delaney, 1265 (was 7th)
6. Danielle, 1220 (was 5th)
7. Diana, 1171 (was 6th)
8. Daniella, 1090 (was 9th)
9. Dakota, 1074 (was 8th)
10. Daphne, 770

Delilah became the new #1 D-name in 2013.

E-Names

1. Emma, 20788 baby girls
2. Emily, 13044
3. Elizabeth, 9345
4. Ella, 8370
5. Evelyn, 7616
6. Ellie, 3739
7. Eva, 3386
8. Eleanor, 2986
9. Eliana, 2584 (was 10th)
10. Elena, 2371 (was 9th)

F-Names

1. Faith, 3349 baby girls
2. Fiona, 1625
3. Finley, 1089 (was 3rd)
4. Fatima, 1036 (was 4th)
5. Francesca, 711 (was 6th)
6. Fernanda, 583 (was 5th)
7. Felicity, 493 (was 8th)
8. Farrah, 451 (was 7th)
9. Frances, 401
10. Freya, 279 (was 13th)

Out of the top 10: Faye, now ranked 11th.

G-Names

1. Grace, 7296 baby girls
2. Gabriella, 5173
3. Genesis, 4280
4. Gianna, 3416
5. Gabrielle, 2188
6. Gracie, 1924
7. Giselle, 1559
8. Genevieve, 1445 (was 9th)
9. Gabriela, 1438 (was 8th)
10. Georgia, 1250 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Giuliana, now ranked 11th.

H-Names

1. Harper, 8222 baby girls (was 2nd)
2. Hannah, 7222 (was 1st)
3. Hailey, 4994
4. Hadley, 2807
5. Hazel, 2039
6. Hayden, 1674 (was 7th)
7. Harmony, 1602 (was 8th)
8. Haley, 1396 (was 6th)
9. Hope, 1359
10. Heaven, 982 (was 11th)

Harper became the new #1 H-name in 2013.

Out of the top 10: Haylee, now ranked 11th.

I-Names

1. Isabella, 17490 baby girls
2. Isabelle, 2729
3. Isabel, 2317
4. Ivy, 2079 (was 5th)
5. Isla, 1900 (was 6th)
6. Izabella, 1769 (was 4th)
7. Iris, 1238
8. Itzel, 697 (was 9th)
9. Imani, 622 (was 8th)
10. Isis, 496

J-Names

1. Julia, 3715 baby girls
2. Jocelyn, 3133 (was 3rd)
3. Jasmine, 3024 (was 2nd)
4. Jade, 2570
5. Jordyn, 2371
6. Juliana, 2085 (was 7th)
7. Josephine, 1996 (was 8th)
8. Jessica, 1935 (was 6th)
9. Jayla, 1822 (was 10th)
10. Julianna, 1685 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Jennifer, now ranked 11th.

K-Names

1. Kaylee, 5079 baby girls
2. Kylie, 4003 (was 3rd)
3. Kennedy, 3932 (was 6th)
4. Katherine, 3693
5. Khloe, 3654 (was 2nd)
6. Kayla, 3236 (was 5th)
7. Kimberly, 3084
8. Kendall, 2504
9. Kaitlyn, 2361
10. Katelyn, 2126

L-Names

1. Lillian, 7017 baby girls (was 2nd)
2. Lily, 6935 (was 1st)
3. Layla, 6440
4. Leah, 5554
5. Lucy, 3914
6. London, 3430 (was 7th)
7. Lauren, 3330 (was 6th)
8. Lydia, 3220
9. Liliana, 2597 (was 10th)
10. Lilly, 2586 (was 9th)

Lillian became the new #1 L-name in 2013.

M-Names

1. Mia, 13066 baby girls
2. Madison, 10529
3. Mackenzie, 3990 (was 6th)
4. Madelyn, 3908 (was 4th)
5. Maya, 3783 (was 3rd)
6. Mila, 3661 (was 13th)
7. Melanie, 3455
8. Madeline, 3348 (was 10th)
9. Makayla, 3258 (was 5th)
10. Morgan, 3094 (was 8th)

Out of the top 10: Molly, now ranked 11th.

N-Names

1. Natalie, 7430 baby girls
2. Nevaeh, 4716
3. Nora, 3482 (was 4th)
4. Naomi, 3400 (was 3rd)
5. Nicole, 3325
6. Natalia, 2613
7. Norah, 1715
8. Nina, 1100
9. Noelle, 1066 (was 10th)
10. Nyla, 1025 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Nadia, now ranked 11th.

O-Names

1. Olivia, 18256 baby girls
2. Olive, 1086
3. Oakley, 272
4. Ophelia, 184
5. Opal, 123
6. Oaklee, 110 (was 9th)
7. Olyvia, 100 (was 6th)
8. Oriana, 75 (was 16th)
9. Octavia, 73 (was 8th)
10. Orianna, 68 (was 17th)

Out of the top 10: Olga, now ranked 13th, and October, now 20th.

(Oriana/Orianna probably got a boost from Ariana.)

P-Names

1. Peyton, 4539 baby girls
2. Penelope, 4258 (was 6th)
3. Paisley, 3584 (was 4th)
4. Piper, 3159 (was 2nd)
5. Payton, 2597 (was 3rd)
6. Paige, 2560 (was 5th)
7. Presley, 1619
8. Paris, 1229
9. Parker, 1195 (was 10th)
10. Phoebe, 1050 (was 9th)

Q-Names

1. Quinn, 2634 baby girls
2. Quincy, 128
3. Queen, 126
4. Queenie, 37 (was 5th)
5. Quetzalli, 36 (was 4th)
6. Quorra, 35
7. Quinley, 31 (was 9th)
8. Quinlan, 29 (was 7th)
9. Quincey, 28 (was 8th)
10. Quetzaly, 26 (was 14th)

Out of the top 10: Quinlyn, now ranked 12th.

R-Names

1. Riley, 4902 baby girls
2. Ruby, 3269 (was 3rd)
3. Reagan, 3020 (was 2nd)
4. Rylee, 2878
5. Rachel, 2271 (was 6th)
6. Reese, 2052 (was 5th)
7. Rebecca, 1773
8. Ryleigh, 1709
9. Rose, 1407
10. Raelynn, 1109 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Raegan, now ranked 11th.

S-Names

1. Sophia, 21075 baby girls
2. Sofia, 9108
3. Samantha, 6453
4. Savannah, 5192
5. Scarlett, 5031 (was 8th)
6. Sarah, 4635 (was 5th)
7. Sadie, 4614 (was 12th)
8. Serenity, 4412 (was 7th)
9. Stella, 3880
10. Skylar, 3764 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Sophie, now ranked 11th, and Sydney, now 12th.

T-Names

1. Taylor, 4108 baby girls
2. Trinity, 2895
3. Tessa, 1313
4. Teagan, 1211
5. Tatum, 970
6. Talia, 902 (was 7th)
7. Tiffany, 699 (was 6th)
8. Tatiana, 548 (was 9th)
9. Tiana, 540 (was 8th)
10. Tenley, 514

U-Names

1. Unique, 144 baby girls
2. Unknown, 57 (was 3rd) [not a name; used when a name is unknown]
3. Uma, 56 (was 2nd)
4. Una, 39
5. Uriah, 32 (was 6th)
6. Ursula, 29 (was 5th)
7. Unity, 20
8. Umaiza, 14
9. Urvi, 14 (was 12th)
10. Ulani, 12 (was 13th)

Out of the top 10: Urijah, now ranked 11th, and Uriyah, now 13th.

V-Names

1. Victoria, 7155 baby girls
2. Violet, 3895
3. Vivian, 2629 (was 4th)
4. Valentina, 2542 (was 6th)
5. Vanessa, 2085 (was 3rd)
6. Valerie, 1862 (was 7th)
7. Valeria, 1807 (was 5th)
8. Vivienne, 1124 (was 9th)
9. Veronica, 947 (was 8th)
10. Vera, 715 (was 11th)

Out of the top 10: Viviana, now ranked 11th.

W-Names

1. Willow, 2055 baby girls
2. Whitney, 477
3. Winter, 418 (was 5th)
4. Willa, 404 (was 3rd)
5. Wendy, 394 (was 4th)
6. Wren, 332
7. Wynter, 264
8. Whitley, 170
9. Waverly, 107 (was 10th)
10. Winnie, 105 (was 9th)

X-Names

1. Ximena, 1951 baby girls
2. Xiomara, 166
3. Xochitl, 115
4. Xitlali, 69
5. Xena, 67 (was 6th)
6. Xenia, 57 (was 7th)
7. Xitlaly, 47 (was 5th)
8. Xyla, 42
9. Xaria, 30 (was 10th)
10. Xoey, 26 (was 12th)

Out of the top 10: Xochilt, now ranked 11th.

Y-Names

1. Yaretzi, 1044 baby girls
2. Yareli, 430
3. Yamileth, 335 (was 5th)
4. Yasmin, 326 (was 3rd)
5. Yaritza, 301 (was 4th)
6. Yesenia, 237
7. Yaretzy, 228 (was 11th)
8. Yara, 207 (was 10th)
9. Yamilet, 200 (was 14th)
10. Yoselin, 196 (was 7th)

Out of the top 10: Yuliana, now ranked 11th, and Yazmin, now 13th.

Z-Names

1. Zoey, 7187 baby girls
2. Zoe, 5920
3. Zara, 625 (was 4th)
4. Zariah, 567 (was 3rd)
5. Zuri, 563 (was 6th)
6. Zoie, 427 (was 5th)
7. Zariyah, 347 (was 8th)
8. Zaniyah, 346 (was 9th)
9. Zaria, 328 (was 10th)
10. Zion, 324 (was 7th)

Here are the 2012 rankings, if you want to check them out.

U.S. Baby Names 2013: Most Popular Names, Top Girl Name Debuts, Top Boy Name Debuts, Biggest Girl Name Changes, Biggest Boy Name Changes, Top First Letters, Top Lengths, Top Girl Names by Letter, Top Boy Names by Letter, Top 1-Syllable Names


Overconfident Baby Names

Overconfident baby names like Classy, Epic, Majestic, Handsome and Einstein.

Overconfident Baby Names

The ones I’ve blogged about so far are Envy, Foxy, Suave and Unique.

Here are some of the baby names that didn’t make the cut: Aristotle, Artist, Boss, Brave, Couture, Czar, Dandy, Emperor, Fancy, Fantasy, Great, Hercules, Legacy, Ninja, Peerless, Pride, Pristine, Ritzy, Romeo, Royalty, Sassy.

If you know anyone who appreciates baby name humor, please share!

See also: Embarrassing Baby Names.

Most Popular Girl Names, Letter by Letter

Most Popular Girl Names, Letter by Letter

Wondering what the most popular baby names that start with a particular letter are?

Wonder no more!

I took the 2012 names, divvied them up into first-letter groups, then sorted the names within each group by popularity.

The girl names are below. The boy names I’ll post tomorrow.

Top 20 A-Names for Girls

1. Ava
2. Abigail
3. Avery
4. Addison
5. Aubrey
6. Amelia
7. Anna
8. Aaliyah
9. Allison
10. Alexis
11. Audrey
12. Alyssa
13. Arianna
14. Ashley
15. Alexa
16. Aubree
17. Autumn
18. Ariana
19. Alexandra
20. Aria

See all A-names for girls.

Top 20 B-Names for Girls

1. Brooklyn
2. Brianna
3. Bella
4. Bailey
5. Brooke
6. Brielle
7. Brooklynn
8. Brynn
9. Briana
10. Bianca
11. Brynlee
12. Baylee
13. Bethany
14. Briella
15. Breanna
16. Brittany
17. Brylee
18. Bristol
19. Braelyn
20. Bridget

See all B-names for girls.

Top 20 C-Names for Girls

1. Chloe
2. Charlotte
3. Claire
4. Camila
5. Caroline
6. Clara
7. Cora
8. Catherine
9. Cecilia
10. Callie
11. Chelsea
12. Camille
13. Cassidy
14. Christina
15. Carly
16. Cadence
17. Charlie
18. Cheyenne
19. Cali
20. Carmen

See all C-names for girls.

Top 20 D-Names for Girls

1. Destiny
2. Delilah
3. Daisy
4. Daniela
5. Danielle
6. Diana
7. Delaney
8. Dakota
9. Daniella
10. Daphne
11. Dayana
12. Danna
13. Danica
14. Dylan
15. Dahlia
16. Dulce
17. Desiree
18. Dana
19. Danika
20. Denise

See all D-names for girls.

Top 20 E-Names for Girls

1. Emma
2. Emily
3. Elizabeth
4. Ella
5. Evelyn
6. Ellie
7. Eva
8. Eleanor
9. Elena
10. Eliana
11. Elise
12. Eden
13. Emery
14. Eliza
15. Esther
16. Emerson
17. Erin
18. Emilia
19. Evangeline
20. Elliana

See all E-names for girls.

Top 20 F-Names for Girls

1. Faith
2. Fiona
3. Fatima
4. Finley
5. Fernanda
6. Francesca
7. Farrah
8. Felicity
9. Frances
10. Faye
11. Frida
12. Fallon
13. Freya
14. Farah
15. Frankie
16. Fabiola
17. Felicia
18. Flora
19. Flor
20. Finnley

See all F-names for girls.

Top 20 G-Names for Girls

1. Grace
2. Gabriella
3. Genesis
4. Gianna
5. Gabrielle
6. Gracie
7. Giselle
8. Gabriela
9. Genevieve
10. Giuliana
11. Georgia
12. Gemma
13. Gia
14. Guadalupe
15. Gracelyn
16. Gwendolyn
17. Gloria
18. Giana
19. Gracelynn
20. Greta

See all G-names for girls.

Top 20 H-Names for Girls

1. Hannah
2. Harper
3. Hailey
4. Hadley
5. Hazel
6. Haley
7. Hayden
8. Harmony
9. Hope
10. Haylee
11. Heaven
12. Heidi
13. Hanna
14. Helen
15. Harley
16. Holly
17. Haven
18. Hayley
19. Hallie
20. Helena

See all H-names for girls.

Top 20 I-Names for Girls

1. Isabella
2. Isabelle
3. Isabel
4. Izabella
5. Ivy
6. Isla
7. Iris
8. Imani
9. Itzel
10. Isis
11. Isabela
12. Irene
13. Ivanna
14. Iliana
15. Ingrid
16. Izabelle
17. Ivory
18. Isabell
19. Itzayana
20. Iyanna

See all I-names for girls.

Top 20 J-Names for Girls

1. Julia
2. Jasmine
3. Jocelyn
4. Jade
5. Jordyn
6. Jessica
7. Juliana
8. Josephine
9. Jennifer
10. Jayla
11. Julianna
12. Jenna
13. Jada
14. Jordan
15. Jacqueline
16. Juliet
17. Josie
18. Jillian
19. Juliette
20. Joanna

See all J-names for girls.

Top 20 K-Names for Girls

1. Kaylee
2. Khloe
3. Kylie
4. Katherine
5. Kayla
6. Kennedy
7. Kimberly
8. Kendall
9. Kaitlyn
10. Katelyn
11. Kylee
12. Kinsley
13. Kinley
14. Keira
15. Kate
16. Katie
17. Kayleigh
18. Kathryn
19. Kelsey
20. Kenzie

See all K-names for girls.

Top 20 L-Names for Girls

1. Lily
2. Lillian
3. Layla
4. Leah
5. Lucy
6. Lauren
7. London
8. Lydia
9. Lilly
10. Liliana
11. Laila
12. Lyla
13. Lila
14. Londyn
15. Luna
16. Leilani
17. Lola
18. Leila
19. Lucia
20. Lexi

See all L-names for girls.

Top 20 M-Names for Girls

1. Mia
2. Madison
3. Maya
4. Madelyn
5. Makayla
6. Mackenzie
7. Melanie
8. Morgan
9. Molly
10. Madeline
11. Maria
12. Mariah
13. Mila
14. Mary
15. Mya
16. Makenzie
17. Mckenzie
18. Michelle
19. Melody
20. Melissa

See all M-names for girls.

Top 20 N-Names for Girls

1. Natalie
2. Nevaeh
3. Naomi
4. Nora
5. Nicole
6. Natalia
7. Norah
8. Nina
9. Nadia
10. Noelle
11. Nyla
12. Nayeli
13. Nylah
14. Nia
15. Natasha
16. Nataly
17. Nathalie
18. Nova
19. Natalee
20. Nancy

See all N-names for girls.

Top 20 O-Names for Girls

1. Olivia
2. Olive
3. Oakley
4. Ophelia
5. Opal
6. Olyvia
7. Olga
8. Octavia
9. Oaklee
10. October
11. Ocean
12. Oakleigh
13. Odessa
14. Odalys
15. Oliviah
16. Oriana
17. Orianna
18. Odette
19. Oona
20. Ofelia

See all O-names for girls.

Top 20 P-Names for Girls

1. Peyton
2. Piper
3. Payton
4. Paisley
5. Paige
6. Penelope
7. Presley
8. Paris
9. Phoebe
10. Parker
11. Perla
12. Priscilla
13. Phoenix
14. Paola
15. Paityn
16. Patricia
17. Paislee
18. Paula
19. Pearl
20. Paloma

See all P-names for girls.

Top 20 Q-Names for Girls

1. Quinn
2. Quincy
3. Queen
4. Quetzalli
5. Queenie
6. Quorra
7. Quinlan
8. Quincey
9. Quinley
10. Quinlyn
11. Queena
12. Quin
13. Quinnlyn
14. Quetzaly
15. Quinlynn
16. Quynn
17. Quiana
18. Quincee
19. Quinne
20. Quinnley

See all Q-names for girls.

Top 20 R-Names for Girls

1. Riley
2. Reagan
3. Ruby
4. Rylee
5. Reese
6. Rachel
7. Rebecca
8. Ryleigh
9. Rose
10. Raegan
11. Raelynn
12. Ruth
13. Rylie
14. Rosalie
15. Rebekah
16. Raelyn
17. Rowan
18. Raven
19. Regina
20. Rosemary

See all R-names for girls.

Top 20 S-Names for Girls

1. Sophia
2. Sofia
3. Samantha
4. Savannah
5. Sarah
6. Sophie
7. Serenity
8. Scarlett
9. Stella
10. Sydney
11. Skylar
12. Sadie
13. Sara
14. Stephanie
15. Summer
16. Shelby
17. Sienna
18. Sabrina
19. Sierra
20. Selena

See all S-names for girls.

Top 20 T-Names for Girls

1. Taylor
2. Trinity
3. Tessa
4. Teagan
5. Tatum
6. Tiffany
7. Talia
8. Tiana
9. Tatiana
10. Tenley
11. Teresa
12. Tori
13. Taliyah
14. Tabitha
15. Tara
16. Taryn
17. Temperance
18. Taraji
19. Thalia
20. Tamia

See all T-names for girls.

Top 20 U-Names for Girls

1. Unique
2. Uma
3. Unknown [not a name; used when the name is unknown]
4. Una
5. Ursula
6. Uriah
7. Unity
8. Umaiza
9. Uriyah
10. Urijah
11. Uriel
12. Urvi
13. Ulani
14. Ulyssa
15. Uchechi
16. Umaima
17. Ugonna
18. Uri
19. Uilani*
20. Ula*

*Uilani and Uli are actually in a 6-way tie with Uli, Ulyana, Uswa and Uzuri.

See all U-names for girls.

Top 20 V-Names for Girls

1. Victoria
2. Violet
3. Vanessa
4. Vivian
5. Valeria
6. Valentina
7. Valerie
8. Veronica
9. Vivienne
10. Viviana
11. Vera
12. Virginia
13. Violeta
14. Vienna
15. Valery
16. Vivien
17. Veda
18. Viola
19. Vada
20. Vivianna

See all V-names for girls.

Top 20 W-Names for Girls

1. Willow
2. Whitney
3. Willa
4. Wendy
5. Winter
6. Wren
7. Wynter
8. Whitley
9. Winnie
10. Waverly
11. Wilhelmina
12. Winifred
13. Wisdom
14. Wynn
15. Winona
16. Wednesday
17. Winry
18. Wanda
19. Wesley
20. Whitlee*

*Whitlee is actually tied with #21, Wynne.

See all W-names for girls.

Top 20 X-Names for Girls

1. Ximena
2. Xiomara
3. Xochitl
4. Xitlali
5. Xitlaly
6. Xena
7. Xenia
8. Xyla
9. Xochilt
10. Xaria
11. Xoe
12. Xoey
13. Xandria
14. Xavia
15. Xylia
16. Xia
17. Xoie
18. Xara
19. Xareni
20. Ximenna

See all X-names for girls.

Top 20 Y-Names for Girls

1. Yaretzi
2. Yareli
3. Yasmin
4. Yaritza
5. Yamileth
6. Yesenia
7. Yoselin
8. Yazmin
9. Yuliana
10. Yara
11. Yaretzy
12. Yarely
13. Yasmine
14. Yamilet
15. Yaneli
16. Yadira
17. Yvette
18. Yolanda
19. Yvonne
20. Yahaira

See all Y-names for girls.

Top 20 Z-Names for Girls

1. Zoey
2. Zoe
3. Zariah
4. Zara
5. Zoie
6. Zuri
7. Zion
8. Zariyah
9. Zaniyah
10. Zaria
11. Zahra
12. Zainab
13. Zooey
14. Zaniya
15. Zaylee
16. Ziva
17. Zahara
18. Zoya
19. Zayla
20. Zelda

See all Z-names for girls.

This is the second year in a row that Zoey has beaten Zoe. I find that fascinating. In contrast, Chloey is nowhere near Chloe in terms of usage.

Name Quotes for the Weekend #4

From a Grand Forks Herald article about local baby names:

Six-month-old Camber Shaw Foss, daughter of Jared and Christine Foss of Greenbush, Minn., is named for the brand of front spindle adjustment on the go-cart and the chassis on the car her father has been racing for years.

I couldn’t track down the brand, but I did find this: Camber angles.

From William D. Lindsey of the blog Bilgrimage:

There’s also the pattern–which makes family history easier at times, since it helps identify the hidden surnames of mothers–of giving the mother’s surname as a given name to a son, something my mother did in naming my middle brother Simpson. […] This pattern can result in unfortunate combinations, however, and for that reason ought sometimes to be considered carefully. In the Braselton side of my family, there’s a Head family that ties in by marriage in the 1700s back in Maryland, which united in marriage to a Bigger family, and chose to name a son Bigger Head–a choice I would not have made myself, I reckon.

From an article about bizarre baby names in West Auckland, New Zealand:

Plunket‘s most unusual West Auckland names include Problemo, Unique, Famous, Season, Stylez, Poison, Storm, Lovely, Hurricayn, Zepha and Potato.

Problemo and Potato! Both new to me.

From a Times of India article about baby names:

More and more young parents now want a name that is unique for their child. The common names like Gaurav, Amit, Rahul, Rohit, Mohit, Aditya, Aakanksha, Neha, Aditi, Preeti and Pooja have given way to trendy names like Alisah, Prioska, Aliyah, Natalia, Rachel, Nysa, Adam, Diva, Renae, Alina, Sarah and like.

UPDATE – Just tweeted by much-loved advice columnist Sugar:

It’s Raymond Carver’s birthday today. He’d be 74 if he were still alive. He was so important to me. My son, Carver, is named for him.

“Sugar” is the nom de plume of author Cheryl Strayed.

Here are quote lists #1, #2, and #3.

The Most Unique Names of All

For some parents, the name Unique is simply not unique enough.

Here are all variants of Unique I’ve spotted on the SSA’s baby name list so far, and the year they first appeared on the list:

I have no idea how “Uniqueka” works. Two [k] sounds in a row? Hm.

Popular and Unique Baby Names in Scotland, 2010

Scotland’s General Register Office has just released its latest list of baby names. A total of 4,086 girl names and 2,999 boy names were registered in Scotland in 2010. Here are the top five names for each gender:

Boy Names Girl Names
1. Jack
2. Lewis
3. James
4. Logan
5. Daniel & Ryan (tie)
1. Sophie
2. Olivia
3. Ava
4. Emily
5. Isla

If different spellings of the same name had been combined instead of counted separately, “Callum/Calum would be in fifth place as would Aimee/Amy.”

An article about Scotland’s strangest baby names didn’t deliver (Unique? Romeo? Come on…) so I decided to throw my own list together:

Boy Names Girl Names
Alexandreau-Le-Prince
Amiogho
Anamol
Bourdieu
Cezary
Clivejakson
Deejay
Deco
Gizzy
Halcro
Riley-Boy
Slessor
Bagryana
Beenie-Ann
Bindi
Chalcedony
Demi-Debbie
Felicity-Cecily
Grazielli
Lhlyaijana
Mhyrnn
Sn├Ždis
Winkie
Zvikomborero

A few possible sources of inspiration: French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, Bulgarian poet Elisaveta Bagryana and Brazilian reality TV star Grazielli Massafera.

Finally, just one Avery was born in Scotland this year. Care to guess the gender of baby Avery?

Sources: Babies’ First Names 2010 and Table 4 (the full list of names)