How popular is the baby name Lin 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 Lin.
According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were
Maya and Mohammed.
The top baby names within each of Israel’s main religious groups were…
In Israel… Top girl name Top boy name Jewish population (74.2%) Tamar David Muslim population (17.8%) Maryam Mohammed Christian population (2.0%) Lin Charbel Druze population (1.6%) Mila Adam Overall Maya Mohammed
Among the Jews in Israel…
The top 10 girl names were Tamar, Maya, Abigail, Noa, Sarah, Ayalah, Adele, Yael, Shira, and Esther. The top 10 boy names were David, Lavi, Ariel, Yosef, Noam, Uri, Refael, Ari, Moshe, and Yehuda. Less popular girl names included “Ahava (Love), Alta, Herut (Liberty), Ya’ar (Forest), Alexandra, Dorin, Ortal, Pessele, Kayla, Ruthi, Shalhevet and Tamari.” Less popular boy names included “Avi, Yigal, Yaron, Yaniv, Eran, and Ram, with the most unusual ones being Lear, Shayel, Luka, Don and Tay.” “Among Ethiopian Jewish boys, the most popular names were Refael, Emmanuel and Noam.”
Among the Muslims in Israel…
The top 10 girl names were Maryam, Sham, Lin, Malek, Jori, Lian, Mila, Aline, Nur, and Marya. The top 10 boy names were Mohammed, Ahmad, Adam, Yusef, Omer, Ali, Abd, Amir, Ibrahim, and Mahmoud.
Among the Christians in Israel…
The top girl names were Lin, Maria, Sama, Celine, and Leah. The top boy names were Charbel, Jude, Niel, Elias, Liam, and George.
Among the Druze in Israel…
The top girl names were Mila, Ayalah, Lur, Lin, and Yasmin. The top boy names were Adam, Taim, Niel, Amir, and Jude.
The last set of rankings I posted for Israel were the
Most popular baby names of 2020: Mohammed, David, Tamar and Maryam, Muhammad and Maya top list of Israeli newborn’s names in 2020, Muhammad and Maya were Israel’s most popular baby names in 2020, Religion in Israel – Wikipedia
According to data released earlier this week by Israel’s Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), the top three most popular baby names in the country
overall in 2015 were:
Mohammed Yosef (used for male babies — both Muslim and Jewish) Ariel (used for Jewish babies — both male and female)
The top baby names for Jewish babies specifically were
Noa and Noam:
Girl Names (Jewish) 1. Noa 2. Tamar 3. Maya 4. Avigayil/Avigail/Abigail 5. Talya/Talia 6. Adele 7. Shira 8. Ayala/Ayela 9. Yael 10. Sarah/Sara
Boy Names (Jewish) 1. Noam 2. David 3. Ori/Uri 4. Ariel 5. Eitan 6. Yosef 7. Itai/Itay 8. Yonatan 9. Daniel 10. Moshe
The CBS also reported that the boy names Dror, Yagel/Yigal, and Alroi/Elroi/Elroy each saw a sharp rise in usage in 2015.
The top baby names for Muslim babies specifically were
Maryam and Mohammad:
Girl Names (Muslim) 1. Maryam/Miryam/Mariam 2. Sha’im 3. Jana/Janah 4. Lin 5. Lian/Layan 6. Alin/Aline 7. Sa’ara
Boy Names (Muslim) 1. Mohammad 2. Ahmed 3. Yosef 4. Omar 5. Adam 6. Jud/Jod 7. Abed 8. Ali 9. Amir 10. Ibrahim
2012 rankings for Israel are pretty similar.
Mohammad & Noa 2015’s most common names for newborns, Most popular Jewish names: Noam for a boy and Noa for a girl, What were the most popular names for boys and girls in 2015?
Update, Oct. 2017: Here’s an interesting fact about Israel’s 2014 rankings (which I never wrote a post about): “Eitan soared in popularity to No. 5 from 10th place in 2014, a surge attributed to that year’s war in Gaza dubbed Operation Protective Edge, or Mivtza Tzuk Eitan in Hebrew.” (Source: Times of Israel)
Years ago, I came up with a list of
one-handed baby names — that is, names that are typed with either the left hand or the right hand on a QWERTY keyboard.
Turns out there may be a slight advantage to right-hand names.
According to a study published recently in
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, “the QWERTY keyboard may gradually attach more positive meanings to words with more letters located on the right side of the layout (everything to the right of T, G and B).”
It has to do with fluency.
We tend to like simplicity over complexity, and the harder-to-type letter pairs are on a QWERTY keyboard’s left side — these two facts together may lead people to prefer words (and names) that are typed on the right.
Which names are typed by the right hand only? My original list:
Holly Io Jill, Jim, Jimi, Jimmy, Jin, Jo, John, Johnny, Jon, Joni, Joy, Juho, Juli, Julio, Jun, Juno Kiki, Kim, Kimi, Kimiko, Kimmy, Kimo, Kip, Kiyoko, Kojo, Kollin, Kumiko, Kyou Lili, Lilly, Lilou, Lily, Lin, Lino, Loni, Lonny, Lou, Lulu, Lyn, Lynn Miki, Mikki, Mikko, Milly, Milo, Mimi, Min, Minh, Miyu, Molly, Momoko Nik, Nikhil, Niki, Nikki, Niko, Nikol, Nikon, Nuno Olli, Olujimi, Om Phil, Philip, Phillip, Pio, Polly, Poppy Yoko, Yuko, Yumi, Yumiko
Can you think of any others?
The QWERTY Effect: How Typing May Shape the Meaning of Words (h/t Anthony Mitchell, @aem76us)
Looking for a girl name that’s short and to-the-point? Something that might work particularly well as a middle name?
Check out this list of several hundred one-syllable girl names. (And click on any name to see its popularity graph!)
Banks/ Banx, Bea, Belle/ Bell, Bess, Beth, Bjork, Blair/ Blaire, Blaise/ Blaze/ Blayze/ Blaize, Blake/ Blayke, Blanche, Bless, Blessed, Bliss/ Blyss, Bloom, Blue/ Blu, Blythe, Brave, Bray, Breck, Bree/ Brie, Breeze/ Brees, Brett, Bright, Britt, Bronx, Bronze, Brooke/ Brook, Bryce/ Brice, Brynn/ Bryn/ Brynne/ Brin/ Brinn, Burke
Cache, Cass, Cate/ Cait, Chance, Charm, Chase, Cher, Chris, Claire/ Clare/ Clair, Clark/ Clarke, Cloud, Clove, Coast, Cove, Cree, Cruz
Dale, Dare, Dash, Dawn, Dee, Deem, Del/ Dell, Doll, Dove, Dream, Drew/ Dru
Fair/ Fayre, Faith/ Fayth, Fawn/ Faun, Fate, Faye/ Fay/ Fae, Fern/ Ferne, Flame, Fleur, Flor, Flynn, Fran
Jace/ Jayce, Jade/ Jayde/ Jaide, Jan, Jane/ Jayne, Jaye/ Jae, Jazz/ Jaz, Jean/ Jeanne, Jem, Jen/ Jenn, Jess, Jett, Jewel, Jill, Jin/ Jyn, Jo, Joan, Joss, Joy/ Joye/ Joi/ Joie, Joyce, Jude, Jules, June, Jung
Kai, Kate/ Kayte/ Kaite, Kay/ Kaye/ Kae, Kayce, Kayde, Kim, Klaire/ Klare/ Klair, Klark/ Klarke, Kree, Kris, Kyle
Lace, Laine/ Lane/ Layne, Lake, Lark, Leigh/ Lee, Light, Liv, Liz, Love, Lux, Luce, Luz, Lynn/ Lynne/ Lyn/ Lin
Mae/ May, Madge, Maeve/ Maebh/ Mave, Mai, March, Marge/ Marj, Maude/ Maud, Maze/ Maize/ Mayze, Mills, Mirth, Moon
Paige/ Payge/ Page, Pam, Pax, Paz, Peace, Peach, Pearl/ Perl, Plum, Praise, Prayer, Prim, Psalm, Psalms, Prue, Pure
Rae/ Raye, Rayne/ Rain/ Raine/ Rainn/ Reign, Reece/ Reese/ Rhys, Reem, Reet, Reeve, Rell, Rise, Rogue, Rome, Rose, Rue, Rune, Rut, Ruth, Ryn/ Rin
Saint, Sage/ Saige/ Sayge/ Saje, Scout, Shane/ Shayne, Shea/ Shae/ Shay/ Shaye, Shine, Silk, Skye/ Sky, Sloane/ Sloan, Snow, Sol, Soul, Star/ Starr, Storm, Sue/ Sioux, Swan, Sway
Tai, Taj, Tate, Teal, Tess, Thyme, Trish, True/ Tru, Trust, Truth, Tyne
Please note that I did include names in the gray area between one syllable and two syllables. The deciding factor on these particular names will be your own interpretation/accent, so be sure to test the names out loud before making any final decisions. (“Hayle,” for instance — would you say it like
Hale, or like Hailey? Or “Rise” — is it , or rize ?) ree-sah
Many of these names also happen to be unisex, so they appear on the
One-Syllable Boy Names list as well.
What’s your favorite one-syllable girl name?
[Latest Update: June 2021]
Looking for a boy name that’s short and to-the-point? Something that might work particularly well as a middle name?
Check out this list of several hundred one-syllable boy names. (And click on any name to see its popularity graph!)
Baine/ Bane/ Bayne, Banks/ Banx, Barnes, Bash, Bates, Bay, Baz, Bear, Beau/ Bo/ Bow, Beck, Becks/ Bex, Ben, Benz, Berl, Birch, Blade/ Blayde, Blain/ Blaine/ Blayne/ Blane, Blair/ Blaire, Blaise/ Blaze/ Blayze/ Blaize, Bless, Blessed, Blake/ Blayke, Bliss, Blitz, Blue/ Blu, Blythe, Bond, Boone, Booth, Boyce, Boyd, Brad, Bram, Brance, Brave, Brax, Bray, Breck, Breeze/ Brees, Brent, Brett/ Bret, Brex, Brick, Brix/ Brixx, Brigg, Briggs, Bright, Brock/ Broc, Bronx, Bronze, Brook, Brooks, Bruce, Bryce/ Brice, Buck, Burk/ Burke, Burl, Burns
Cade/ Cayde, Cain/ Caine, Cale, Camp, Carl, Carr, Case, Cash/ Cache, Catch, Caz, Chad, Chance, Chap, Charles, Chase, Chaz, Chet, Chip, Chris, Church, Clark/ Clarke, Clash, Claude, Claus, Clay, Cliff, Clint, Clive, Cloud, Clutch, Clyde, Coast, Cole, Colt, Cord, Court, Cove, Craig, Crane, Cree, Creed, Creek, Crew, Crews, Croix, Cross, Crown, Cruz, Czar
Dahl, Daire/ Dare, Dale, Dane/ Dain/ Daine/ Dayne/ Dayn, Dart, Dash, Dawes, Dax, Dean, Dee, Del/ Dell, Derl, Deuce, Dirk, Doc/ Dock, Dolph, Don, Dov, Doyle, Drake, Dream, Dre, Drew/ Dru, Dodge, Dowd, Duane/ Dwayne, Duff, Duke, Dune, Dutch
Fate, Finch, Finn, Fitz, Fjord, Fleet, Flex, Flint, Flip, Floyd, Flynn, Folke, Ford, Fox, Frank, Franz, Fred, Friend, Fritz, Frost
Gage/ Gauge, Gaines/ Gains, Gale, Garth, Gates, Gay, Gent, Geoff, George, Gibb, Gibbs, Gil/ Gill, Giles, Glade, Glenn/ Glen, Graham, Grant, Graves, Gray/ Grey, Great, Green/ Greene, Griff, Grimm/ Grim, Gus, Gust, Guy
Haines, Hale, Hall, Hank, Hans, Hatch, Hawk/ Hawke, Hayes/ Haze/ Hayze/ Haize, Heath, Heir, Hicks, Hill, Hines, Hoke, Holmes, Holt, Hoss, Hoyt, Hud, Hugh, Hume, Hunt, Hyde
Jacques, Jace/ Jayce/ Jase, Jack, Jake, James/ Jamez, Jax, Jay/ Jae, Jazz, Jeff, Jess, Jin, Jett, Job, Joe/ Jo, Joel, John/ Jon, Jones, Josh, Joss, Jove, Juan, Judd/ Jud, Jude, Judge, June, Jung
Kace/ Kayce/ Kase, Kade/ Kayde, Kai, Kale, Kane/ Kayne/ Kaine, Karl, Kash, Kaz/ Kazz, Keane/ Kean/ Keene, Keats, Keith, Kemp, Kent, Kern, Key, Kidd, Khan, Kim, King, Kip/ Kipp, Kirk, Klaus, Klark, Klein, Knight, Knox, Kole, Kreed, Kris, Krish, Kurt, Kyle
Ladd, Lafe, Laird, Laith, Lake, Lance, Lane/ Layne/ Laine, Lark, Lars, Lee/ Leigh, Leif/ Leaf, Leith, Lex, Light, Lloyd, Locke/ Lock, Lord/ Lorde, Lorne, Lot/ Lott, Luc, Luke, Lux, Lyle, Lynn/ Lin, Lynx
Mace, Mack/ Mac, March, Mark/ Marc, Mars, Max, Mayes/ Mays/ Maze, Meade/ Mead, Merle, Mike, Mills, Mitch, Moe/ Mo, Moss, Myles/ Miles
Nash, Naz, Neil/ Neal, Neils, Nels, Ness, Nick, Nile, Niles/ Nyles, Nils, Noel, Noor, North, Noyes
Pace, Page, Park, Parks/ Parx, Parth, Patch, Paul, Pax, Paz, Peace, Peer, Penn, Pierce, Piers, Praise, Pratt, Pride, Priest, Prime, Prince, Psalm, Psalms
Ra, Race, Rage, Raines, Raj, Ralph, Ram, Rance, Rand, Range, Ray, Raz, Reece/ Reese/ Rhys, Reef, Reeve, Reeves, Reid/ Reed, Reign, Rell, Rex, Rey, Rhett, Rhodes, Ridge, Riggs, Rip/ Ripp, Roche, Rock, Rogue, Rolf/ Rolfe, Rome, Ross, Roth, Rowe, Roy, Royce, Rudd, Rune, Rush, Rye/ Ry, Ryne
Sage, Saint, Sam, Saul, Sayre, Scott, Set/ Seth, Shade, Shane/ Shayne/ Shaine, Shaw, Shawn/ Shaun/ Sean, Shay/ Shaye, Sky, Slate, Sloan/ Sloane, Smith, South, Spade, Sprague, Steel, Stone, Storm, Styles/ Stiles/ Stylez, Suede, Swain/ Swayne, Swan, Sway, Swift
Tad, Tadhg, Taft, Tai, Taj/ Tahj, Tank, Tate/ Tait/ Tayt, Tay/ Taye, Taz, Teague, Tex, Thad, Thane/ Thaine, Thames, Thor, Thorn/ Thorne, Tighe, Todd, Tom/ Thom, Townes/ Towns, Trace, Track, Trent, Trey, Trigg, Tripp, Troy, Troyce, True/ Tru, Truce, Trust, Truth, Twain, Ty/ Tye
Wade/ Wayde, Wales, Ward, Wayne, Webb, Welch, Wells, West, Wilde, Wilks, Will, Wing, Witt/ Whitt, Wolf/ Wolfe, Wood, Woods, Worth, Wraith, Wray, Wren, Wright, Wynn/ Winn
Zack/ Zach/ Zac, Zade/ Zaide/ Zayde/ Zayd, Zale, Zam, Zane/ Zain/ Zayne/ Zaine/ Zayn, Zeal, Zed/ Zedd, Zell, Zen, Zeth, Zeus, Zev, Ziv, Zvi, Zyn
Please note that I did include names in the gray area between one syllable and two syllables. The deciding factor on these particular names (such as Charles, Miles, and Noel) will be your own interpretation/accent, so be sure to test the names out loud before making any final decisions.
Many of these names also happen to be unisex, so they appear on the
One-Syllable Girl Names list as well.
What’s your favorite one-syllable boy name?
[Latest Update: June 2021]