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Popularity of the Baby Name Alikhan

Posts that Mention the Name Alikhan

Popular baby names in Kyrgyzstan, 2021


According to the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic, the most popular baby names in the country last year (as of December 20th) were Saliha and Muhammad.

Here are Kyrgyzstan’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2021:

Girl Names

  1. Saliha, 3,107 baby girls
  2. Ryana, 2,864
  3. Amina, 2,604
  4. Fatima, 2,436
  5. Aylin, 2,383
  6. Aliya, 2,040
  7. Safiya, 1,968
  8. Aruzat, 1,928
  9. Khadija, 1,894
  10. Alfiya, 1,731

Boy Names

  1. Muhammad, 4,537 baby boys
  2. Omar, 4,132
  3. Ali, 2,632
  4. Amir, 2,164
  5. Bilal, 2,129
  6. Alikhan, 2,112
  7. Alinour, 2,063
  8. Nour-Islam, 1,910
  9. Emir, 1,681
  10. Othman, 1,481

And here’s what the transcribed Kyrgyz names above look like in Cyrillic script:

Sources: Muhammad; Most Popular Baby Name in 2021 in Kyrgyzstan, Top 10 names of children for 2021 –

Inconspicuous anagram baby names: Blake/Kaleb, Hale/Leah


I recently updated my old anagram baby names post to make it much more comprehensive. As I worked on it, though, I noticed that many of those sets of names had obvious similarities, such as the same first letters and/or the same rhythm.

So I thought I’d make a second, shorter list of anagram names that were less conspicuously similar. Specifically, I wanted the second list to feature sets of names with different first letters and different numbers of syllables.

And that’s what you’ll find below — pairs of anagram names that are relatively distinct from one another. So much so that, at first glance (or listen), some might not even strike you as being anagrammatic at all. :)

Click on any name to check out its popularity graph…

Most of the names above have a clear number of syllables, but a few do not. (I categorized them according to my own interpretation/accent.) So, if you’re interested in using any of these pairings, just remember to test the names out loud first!

Which of the pairs above do you like best?

Culturally significant Kazakh names

Researchers in Kazakhstan, using data from the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy, have discovered some interesting Kazakh personal names that correspond to various cultural and political events. Some examples…

Nursultan: In honor of Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s first president, elected in 1990. In fact, more than 45,000 Kazakh boys ended up with the name Nursultan. (And new names like Nurzhamal and Nuraina were invented by adding the prefix “Nur” to traditional names.)

Mangilik (Kazakh for “independence”): A name created after Kazakhstan became independent from the Soviet Union in late 1991.

Abai: The top name of 1995, the year that Kazakh national poet Abai Qunanbaiuly would have turned 150.

Alikhan: Popularized in 2011, the year writer and political figure Alikhan Bokeikhanov would have turned 145.

Aziada (Russian for “Asian Games”): Given to 56 baby girls in 2011, the year that Kazakhstan hosted the Asian Winter Games.

Samit (apparently a Russian transliterations of “summit”): Given to 66 boys around the time of the OSCE summit in Kazakhstan in 2010.

Nurlyzhol: A name taken from the Nurly Zhol (“hallowed path”) economic stimulus plan, announced by Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2014.

The researchers also noted that, currently, the most popular baby names in Kazakhstan are Aizere (girl name) and Alikhan (boy name).

Source: Naming children after events is trend in Kazakhstan, say researchers