How popular is the baby name Kaila in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Kaila.
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Which names were the trendiest among baby girls in Canada last year?
Below you’ll find Canada’s fastest-rising and highest-debuting girl names of 2022.
Before we get to the names, though, please note that rises and debuts in the Canadian data aren’t going to be directly comparable to rises and debuts in the U.S. data, because Canada releases much less data than the U.S. does. Canada’s data only goes back to 1991, and only goes down to names given to five more more babies per gender, per year.
(The U.S. baby name data does have a similar 5-baby threshold for inclusion, but the U.S. is nearly nine times larger than Canada in terms of population. To make the cut-offs equivalent, you’d have to increase the U.S. number to something like 45 babies.)
Ok, now that that’s out of the way…
Here are the girl names that saw the biggest increases in usage in terms of absolute change (numbers of babies) from 2021 to 2022:
Millie, rose from 153 to 208 baby girls (+55)
Wren, 233 to 281 (+48)
Lily, 813 to 861 (+48)
Ajooni, 53 to 95 (+42)
Selena, 154 to 195 (+41)
Selena was tied with Myla and Eloise, both of which also increased by 41 babies.
Ajooni may have been influenced by the Hindi-language soap opera Ajooni, which aired from mid-2022 to mid-2023 on the Disney-owned TV channel Star Bharat.
Here are the girl names that saw the biggest increases in usage in terms of relative change (percentages of babies) from 2021 to 2022:
Harnaaz, rose from 11 to 49 baby girls (345% increase)
Anabia, 8 to 29 (263%)
Lindsey, 6 to 21 (250%)
Raunak, 6 to 21 (250%)
Rya, 5 to 17 (240%)
Harnaaz, which was also one of the fast-rising girl names in the U.S. last year, was influenced by beauty queen Harnaaz Sandhu of India. She was crowned Miss Universe in December of 2021.
Finally, here are the girl names that debuted most impressively in Canada’s baby name data in 2022:
Cirilla, 17 baby girls
Cirilla was no doubt inspired by the character Princess Cirilla from The Witcher, which began as a series of fantasy novels, but has since been made into a Netflix series (among other things). Cirilla debuted in the U.S. data in 2016 with about the same number of babies, interestingly.
Other girl-name debuts included Laramie (6), Peach (6), Winslet (6), and Valley (5).
And, just in case you’re curious about the decreases, Canada’s fastest-falling girl names in terms of absolute change were Olivia, Ava, and Emma, and in terms of relative change were Tiaraoluwa, Addisyn, and Kaila.
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 7.
What do I mean by that?
Well, in numerology, you substitute each letter in a word with that letter’s ordinal value in the alphabet. (The letter B has a value of 2, for instance, because it’s the second letter.) Then you add those ordinal values together to come up with a total. Lastly, you add the digits of that total together to obtain a numerological value.
Here’s an example: The letters in the name Jack have the values 10, 1, 3, and 11. Added together, these values equal 25. And the digits of 25 added together equal 7.
All of the “7” names below are sub-categorized by totals — just in case any of those larger numbers are significant to anyone. Within each group you’ll find some of the most popular “7” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
7 via 16
The letters in the following baby names add up to 16, which reduces to seven (1+6=7).
Girl names (7 via 16)
Boy names (7 via 16)
Ana, Jada, Alba, Adaia, Fia
Cal, Chad, Jae, Dak, Efe
7 via 25
The letters in the following baby names add up to 25, which reduces to seven (2+5=7).
Hi’ilei, 5, means “child (lei) held in the arms (hi’i).”
Ilihia, 5, means “excited” or “awe-stricken.”
Kawena, 5, means “the (ka) glow (wena).”
Kealani, 5, means “heavenly (lani) whiteness (kea).”
Lea, 5, is the name of a Hawaiian goddess.
Mahealani, 5, means “sixteenth day of the lunar month; night of the full moon” (source).
Nai’a, 5, means “dolphin.”
Noelani, 5, means “heavenly (lani) mist (noe).”
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser said Malia (ranked 21st overall) was the most popular Hawaiian name for girls in 2013, but Malia is is just the Hawaiian form of the non-Hawaiian name Mary, so I didn’t include it. I didn’t include several other names (like Keoni, Hawaiian for “John”) for the same reason.
Popular Hawaiian Names for Boys
Kai, 38 baby boys, means “sea.” Kai was the 19th most popular boy name overall in Hawaii last year.
Kainoa, 21, means “the (ka) namesake (inoa).”
Kaimana, 20, means “power (mana) of the sea (kai).”
Koa, 16, means “warrior, brave” or is a reference to the koa tree.
Nainoa, 11, means “the (na) namesakes (inoa)” — na is the article used for plural nouns.
Makoa, 10, means “fearless.”
Nakoa, 10, means “”the (ne) brave ones/koa trees (koa).”
Kana’i, 9, means “the (ka) conqueror (na’i).”
Makana, 9, means “gift.”
Ka’eo, 8, means “full of knowledge.”
Kahiau, 8, means “generous.”
Kainalu, 8, means “billowy (nalu) sea (kai).”
Keanu, 8, means “the (ke) coolness (anu).”
Noa, 8, means “commoner/free man.”
Kaleo, 7, means “the (ka) sound/voice (leo).”
Kamaha’o, 6, means “wondrous.”
Kanoa, 6, means “the (ka) commoner/free man (noa).”
Kekoa, 6, means “the (ke) brave one/koa tree (koa).”
La’akea, 6, means “sacred (la’a) white/light (kea).”
Makai, 6, means “toward (ma) the sea (kai).”
Mana, 6, means “supernatural or divine power.”
Alaka’i, 5, means “leader.”
Kaiea, 5, means “rising (ea) sea/tide (kai).”
Ka’imipono, 5, means “the (ka) seeker of righteousness (‘imi pono).”
Kalani, 5, means “the (ka) heavenly one/royal one (lani).”
Kamakani, 5, means “the (ka) wind (makani).”
Koamalu, 5, means “brave (koa) peace (malu).”
While I was gathering all those definitions, I also found a bunch of other interesting Hawaiian names, such as…
‘Aukai, “seafarer” (‘au, “travel” + kai, “sea”). It’s like the Hawaiian version of Sailor.
Kapi’ioho, “curly hair.” It’s like the Hawaiian version of Crispin (Latin crispus, “curly”).
‘Opunui, “big-bellied” (‘opu, “belly” + nui, “big”). Big bellies were a status symbol in old Hawaii. According to one source, “the elite lived lavishly, were feasting constantly, and the highest chiefs were distinguished by their corpulence.”
Leiko is a hybrid Hawaiian-Japanese name: lei, “flowers/child” + ko, “child.”
Do you have a favorite Hawaiian name? Leave a comment and tell me about it!
Source: Bodley, John H. Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System. Lanham, MD: AltaMira-Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.