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Popularity of the Baby Name Zaviah


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Baby Name Battle: Zhavia vs. Elanese

Zhavia vs. Elanese on The Four

The baby name Zhavia — plus at least five spelling variants — debuted very impressively in the U.S. baby name data in 2018:

The name Elanese also debuted in 2018, though not as impressively:

Both names came from the same source: The Four, a reality TV music competition that began airing in January of 2018.

Vocalists Elanese [EL-ah-nees] Lansen and Zhavia [zha-VIE-ah] Ward went head-to-head in the very first episode. Elanese was eliminated, but Zhavia lasted for seven episodes (out of a total of eight).

The heavy marketing of the show toward the end of 2017 probably also played a part in highlighting these two particular contestants — and, of course, their names.

So we know that Zhavia came out on top in both the singing competition and in the baby name data, but which of the two names do you prefer? Vote below, then tell us why in the comments!

Which of these two names do you prefer?

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Baby Name Debuts of 2018: Girl Names

The top girl-name debuts in the U.S. baby name data last year were:

Some of the other debuts include: Annifer, Dava, Enzleigh, Katyayani, Lunamae, Mazuri, Attley, Coralena, Loujain, Townes, Gurmehar, Orabella, Vaia, Aerolyn, Elegance, Nyayla, Tillian, Universe, Yosra, Zhaviah, Zyna, Alouette, Anyfer, Bilge, Cardi, Chicago, Elite, Geles, Gentree, Ikora, Lunagrace, Menorah, Modesire, Pyrrha, Riverrose, Siloam, Versace, Willianny, Zelilah, Annajames, Arrowyn, Bellanova, Chancellor, Cloud, Ellanese, Enzo, Erabelle, Ffion, Fiammetta, Foreign, Ixora, Krew, Lunamaria, Mattel, Miqueen, Noir, Novamae, Peru, Sumnima, Tomiris, Uinise, Videlle, York

Zhavia (and Jhavia, and Zaviah) were influenced by singer Zhavia Ward, who was on the TV show The Four in 2018. Do you have explanations for any of the other debuts?

P.S. Wondering what a “debut” name is? Debut names were too rare to appear in the SSA data in any previous year (1880-2017). In order to debut, they need to be given to at least 5 babies of one gender or the other within a single year.