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Baby names typed by the right hand: Better?

computer keyboard

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).”

Why?

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?

Source: Mosher, Dave. “The QWERTY Effect: How Typing May Shape the Meaning of Words.” Wired 7 Mar. 2012. (h/t Anthony Mitchell, @aem76us)

Image: Adapted from Apple Macintosh Plus Extended Keyboard by MagicTom13 under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Anagram baby names (4 letters long)

Anagram baby names (4 letters)

Looking for a set of baby names with something in common? If so, here are some 4-letter anagram names for you to check out!

Anagrams are words that contain the same set of letters, but not in the same sequence. For instance, the words “race,” “care,” and “acre” are all anagrams of one another.

Anagram names can be a neat option for siblings — particularly multiples (like twins and triplets). They’re also a clever way to connect a baby name to the name of an older relative (e.g., grandpa Gary, grandson Gray).

Below are hundreds of four-letter names (collected from the SSA’s huge database of U.S. baby names) that happen to be anagrams of other names.

Four-letter anagram names

  • Adir, Adri, Ardi, Dair, Dari, Diar, Dira, Dria, Riad, Rida
  • Anir, Anri, Arin, Iran, Nari, Nira, Rain, Rani, Rian, Rina
  • Aris, Asir, Isra, Rais, Rias, Risa, Sair, Sari, Siar, Sira
  • Asim, Asmi, Isam, Isma, Mais, Misa, Saim, Sami, Siam, Sima
  • Alen, Anel, Elan, Elna, Lane, Lean, Lena, Neal, Nela
  • Alin, Anil, Ilan, Lain, Lani, Lian, Lina, Nali, Nila
  • Amin, Iman, Mani, Mian, Mina, Naim, Nami, Niam, Nima
  • Anvi, Avin, Avni, Ivan, Navi, Niva, Vani, Vian, Vina
  • Adin, Andi, Dain, Dani, Dian, Dina, Idan, Nida
  • Ahri, Hari, Hira, Irah, Irha, Rahi, Rhia, Riah
  • Amir, Amri, Iram, Irma, Mari, Mira, Rami, Rima
  • Ariv, Arvi, Avir, Avri, Ivar, Ravi, Riva, Vira
  • Arno, Aron, Noar, Nora, Oran, Orna, Roan, Rona
  • Emir, Emri, Imer, Imre, Irem, Meir, Meri, Remi
  • Eron, Nero, Nore, Oren, Reno, Reon, Roen, Rone
  • Aden, Dane, Dean, Dena, Edan, Edna, Neda
  • Aina, Anai, Ania, Iaan, Iana, Naia, Niaa
  • Akil, Alik, Ikal, Ilka, Kail, Kali, Kila
  • Akim, Kami, Kiam, Maik, Maki, Mika, Mkai
  • Akin, Anik, Kain, Kani, Kian, Kina, Nika
  • Alek, Elka, Kael, Kale, Kela, Klea, Lake
  • Alem, Amel, Elam, Elma, Leam, Mael, Mela
  • Alim, Amil, Ilma, Liam, Lima, Mali, Mila
  • Alis, Asil, Asli, Ilsa, Isla, Lisa, Sila
  • Alun, Lanu, Luan, Luna, Nalu, Nula, Ulan
  • Alyn, Lany, Layn, Lyan, Lyna, Nyla, Ylan
  • Anis, Isan, Nasi, Nisa, Sani, Sian, Sina
  • Ariz, Azir, Izra, Razi, Zair, Zari, Zira
  • Elon, Leno, Leon, Noel, Nole, Olen, Onel
  • Iron, Noir, Nori, Onir, Orin, Rion, Roni
  • Aari, Aira, Arai, Aria, Iara, Raia
  • Acel, Alec, Cael, Cale, Clea, Lace
  • Adel, Dael, Dale, Dela, Elda, Leda
  • Ahil, Hali, Hila, Ihla, Ilha, Liah
  • Aily, Ilay, Ilya, Iyla, Liya, Yali
  • Ajan, Ajna, Anja, Jaan, Jana, Naja
  • Alex, Axel, Axle, Lexa, Xael, Xela
  • Amen, Eman, Enma, Mane, Mena, Nema
  • Amor, Amro, Maor, Mora, Omar, Roma
  • Anni, Iann, Inna, Nain, Nani, Nina
  • Anze, Azen, Enza, Ezan, Zane, Zena
  • Ayin, Iyan, Niya, Nyia, Yani, Yian
  • Azel, Elza, Zael, Zale, Zeal, Zela
  • Ekin, Enki, Kein, Keni, Kien, Nike
  • Erik, Iker, Keir, Keri, Kier, Kire
  • Izan, Izna, Zain, Zani, Zian, Zina
  • Kior, Kiro, Kori, Kroi, Orik, Riko
  • Abel, Able, Bela, Elba, Leba
  • Abir, Abri, Arib, Bair, Bria
  • Adil, Dali, Ilda, Ladi, Lida
  • Aeri, Aire, Arie, Eira, Reia
  • Ahmi, Haim, Mahi, Mhia, Miah
  • Ahni, Hani, Hina, Ihan, Niah
  • Aima, Amai, Amia, Maia, Miaa
  • Alam, Alma, Amal, Lama, Mala
  • Alay, Alya, Ayal, Ayla, Laya
  • Alie, Eila, Elai, Elia, Leia
  • Alon, Lona, Naol, Nola, Olan
  • Amar, Amra, Aram, Mara, Rama
  • Amer, Emra, Erma, Mera, Rema
  • Ames, Esma, Mase, Mesa, Sema
  • Amzi, Azim, Izma, Mazi, Zaim
  • Anar, Aran, Arna, Nara, Rana
  • Anay, Anya, Ayan, Naya, Yana
  • Aras, Asar, Asra, Rasa, Sara
  • Arel, Earl, Lera, Rael, Real
  • Aren, Arne, Eran, Nare, Rena
  • Ares, Aser, Esra, Sare, Sera
  • Arif, Fira, Ifra, Rafi, Raif
  • Arlo, Lora, Orla, Ralo, Rola
  • Ayen, Enya, Eyan, Neya, Yena
  • Elim, Emil, Liem, Meli, Miel
  • Elin, Leni, Neil, Neli, Nile
  • Elis, Elsi, Esli, Ilse, Lise
  • Elya, Eyal, Eyla, Leya, Yael
  • Enok, Keno, Keon, Koen, Neko
  • Erin, Iren, Neri, Rein, Reni
  • Eris, Reis, Ries, Rise, Sire
  • Eryn, Nery, Reyn, Ryen, Ryne
  • Imon, Moni, Nimo, Nomi, Omni
  • Irya, Iyra, Riya, Yair, Yari
  • Isak, Kais, Kasi, Kisa, Skai
  • Izak, Kazi, Kiza, Zaki, Zkai
  • Lino, Lion, Loni, Nilo, Olin
  • Nyza, Yazn, Zayn, Zyan, Zyna
  • Aadi, Adia, Aida, Daia
  • Acer, Acre, Cera, Race
  • Adan, Adna, Dana, Nada
  • Adar, Arda, Dara, Raad
  • Adem, Amed, Dema, Emad
  • Adja, Daja, Jaad, Jada
  • Adly, Daly, Lady, Lyda
  • Adya, Ayda, Ayad, Daya
  • Adyn, Andy, Aydn, Dany
  • Ahan, Ahna, Anah, Hana
  • Aidy, Diya, Iyad, Yida
  • Aiko, Akio, Aoki, Kaio
  • Aila, Alai, Alia, Laia
  • Aimy, Miya, Myia, Yami
  • Aisa, Asai, Asia, Saia
  • Aiza, Azai, Azia, Zaia
  • Akon, Kano, Kaon, Kona
  • Alia, Alli, Illa, Lila
  • Aliz, Izla, Liza, Zila
  • Aman, Amna, Anam, Mana
  • Amay, Amya, Maya, Yama
  • Amit, Mati, Taim, Tiam
  • Amon, Mona, Noam, Oman
  • Amun, Anum, Manu, Muna
  • Amyr, Mary, Myra, Ramy
  • Anav, Avan, Nava, Vana
  • Ansh, Hans, Nash, Shan
  • Araf, Arfa, Fara, Rafa
  • Arik, Kari, Kira, Rika
  • Aryn, Nyra, Rayn, Ryan
  • Ashe, Esha, Shae, Shea
  • Asma, Masa, Saam, Sama
  • Atem, Mate, Meta, Tema
  • Atli, Liat, Lita, Tali
  • Avel, Elva, Vale, Vela
  • Aven, Evan, Neva, Vena
  • Avid, Davi, Diva, Vida
  • Avik, Kavi, Kiva, Vika
  • Avyn, Navy, Vyan, Yvan
  • Ayon, Noya, Yoan, Yona
  • Azar, Azra, Raza, Zara
  • Baer, Bear, Brea, Reba
  • Bain, Bani, Bina, Iban
  • Caly, Clay, Cyla, Lacy
  • Daer, Drea, Raed, Reda
  • Edin, Deni, Enid, Iden
  • Ehan, Hena, Neah, Neha
  • Eino, Eion, Enio, Ione
  • Elah, Hale, Hela, Leah
  • Elyn, Nely, Nyel, Nyle
  • Emry, Mery, Myer, Remy
  • Erza, Ezra, Reza, Zera
  • Etan, Etna, Nate, Tena
  • Gian, Gina, Inga, Nagi
  • Hays, Shay, Shya, Yash
  • Hera, Reah, Reha, Rhea
  • Inez, Izen, Zein, Zeni
  • Isha, Shai, Shia, Siah
  • Jani, Jian, Jina, Naji
  • Kaly, Kayl, Klay, Kyla
  • Kory, Kroy, Kyro, York
  • Miro, Omir, Omri, Romi
  • Nita, Tani, Tian, Tina
  • Riot, Rito, Tori, Troi
  • Aban, Bana, Naba
  • Adis, Sadi, Said
  • Afsa, Asaf, Safa
  • Aime, Amei, Amie
  • Aine, Eian, Neia
  • Aino, Ioan, Iona
  • Aiva, Avia, Vaia
  • Aker, Arek, Kera
  • Akya, Ayak, Kaya
  • Alan, Lana, Nala
  • Albi, Bali, Liba
  • Aloe, Eloa, Olea
  • Alva, Lava, Vala
  • Alys, Asly, Syla
  • Alyx, Axyl, Xyla
  • Amaj, Jama, Maja
  • Ange, Egan, Gena
  • Anka, Kaan, Kana
  • Anan, Anna, Nana
  • Anas, Asan, Sana
  • Angy, Gyan, Yang
  • Anne, Enna, Nena
  • Anny, Nyna, Yann
  • Anuj, Juan, Juna
  • Anza, Azan, Zana
  • Areg, Grae, Rage
  • Aric, Cari, Cira
  • Arly, Lyra, Ryla
  • Aros, Rosa, Sora
  • Arpi, Pari, Pria
  • Arun, Nura, Runa
  • Arye, Raye, Reya
  • Asif, Safi, Saif
  • Asya, Aysa, Saya
  • Atom, Mato, Toma
  • Atzi, Itza, Zita
  • Aury, Ruya, Yura
  • Avey, Veya, Yeva
  • Avya, Ayva, Vaya
  • Axen, Xane, Xena
  • Ayaz, Ayza, Zaya
  • Azon, Ozan, Zona
  • Azul, Zaul, Zula
  • Cami, Maci, Mica
  • Ciro, Cori, Rico
  • Cleo, Cloe, Cole
  • Dave, Deva, Veda
  • Dezi, Ediz, Zeid
  • Dima, Imad, Madi
  • Dino, Dion, Odin
  • East, Esta, Tesa
  • Elen, Leen, Neel
  • Elek, Elke, Klee
  • Elio, Loie, Olie
  • Elky, Kely, Kyle
  • Ella, Lael, Lela
  • Elli, Liel, Lile
  • Elsa, Sael, Sela
  • Elta, Leta, Teal
  • Emre, Meer, Reem
  • Emya, Maye, Meya
  • Enas, Sean, Sena
  • Enos, Enso, Eson
  • Envi, Evin, Iven
  • Enzo, Zeno, Zeon
  • Eren, Neer, Rene
  • Erum, Meru, Umer
  • Erys, Ryse, Syre
  • Even, Neev, Neve
  • Ezio, Zoei, Zoie
  • Ezri, Zier, Zire
  • Gail, Gali, Gila
  • Ghia, Giah, Haig
  • Haji, Jahi, Jiah
  • Hiro, Iroh, Rohi
  • Imir, Imri, Miri
  • Iqra, Qari, Qira
  • Isom, Mosi, Somi
  • Izek, Zeik, Zeki
  • Jami, Maji, Mija
  • Jane, Jean, Jena
  • Jino, Jion, Joni
  • Kadi, Kaid, Kida
  • Kane, Kean, Kena
  • Kary, Kyra, Ryka
  • Kilo, Liko, Loki
  • Kino, Kion, Niko
  • Kleo, Kloe, Kole
  • Kmya, Kyam, Myka
  • Lavi, Vail, Vali
  • Leor, Lore, Roel
  • Lior, Lori, Orli
  • Lory, Orly, Rylo
  • Maev, Mave, Meva
  • Moti, Timo, Tomi
  • Omer, Remo, Rome
  • Oryn, Rony, Ryon
  • Sita, Tasi, Tisa
  • Tera, Trae, Trea
  • Thai, Thia, Tiah
  • Tino, Tion, Toni
  • Tory, Troy, Ryot
  • Xain, Xian, Xina
  • Ynez, Zeyn, Zyen
  • Aaro, Roaa
  • Abem, Meba
  • Abhi, Hiba
  • Acai, Caia
  • Acen, Cane
  • Acyn, Cyan
  • Adae, Adea
  • Adah, Ahad
  • Adam, Amad
  • Adau, Duaa
  • Aela, Alea
  • Aera, Raea
  • Aeva, Avea
  • Aide, Deia
  • Aika, Akia
  • Aimi, Miia
  • Aivy, Viya
  • Aixa, Xaia
  • Ajah, Haja
  • Ajai, Jaia
  • Ajit, Taji
  • Ajla, Jala
  • Ajay, Jaya
  • Akai, Kaia
  • Alix, Axil
  • Ally, Lyla
  • Aloy, Loay
  • Alta, Tala
  • Amos, Soma
  • Arav, Vara
  • Arha, Raha
  • Ario, Oria
  • Arka, Kara
  • Arla, Lara
  • Arli, Lira
  • Arth, Hart
  • Aryo, Roya
  • Arys, Syra
  • Arzu, Uraz
  • Ason, Sona
  • Atif, Tifa
  • Audy, Uday
  • Avah, Hava
  • Avee, Eeva
  • Avie, Evia
  • Avis, Savi
  • Aviv, Viva
  • Avon, Nova
  • Ayah, Haya
  • Ayat, Taya
  • Ayse, Eyas
  • Azad, Zada
  • Azal, Zala
  • Azam, Maaz
  • Aziz, Izza
  • Badr, Brad
  • Bane, Bena
  • Beni, Ebin
  • Bert, Bret
  • Bode, Obed
  • Boen, Ebon
  • Bray, Brya
  • Bree, Eber
  • Bruk, Burk
  • Cade, Dace
  • Cadi, Caid
  • Cain, Cian
  • Cali, Laci
  • Cary, Cyra
  • Cash, Chas
  • Chaz, Zach
  • Cire, Eric
  • Coen, Enoc
  • Clio, Loic
  • Dade, Edda
  • Dash, Shad
  • Dava, Vada
  • Deen, Eden
  • Deja, Jade
  • Deka, Kade
  • Demi, Diem
  • Deon, Oden
  • Dewa, Wade
  • Deya, Eyad
  • Dior, Dori
  • Dory, Rody
  • Duha, Huda
  • Eder, Reed
  • Edyn, Endy
  • Egon, Geno
  • Ehab, Heba
  • Eisa, Esai
  • Eiza, Ezai
  • Ekam, Meka
  • Eker, Kree
  • Elea, Leea
  • Elif, Leif
  • Elih, Lehi
  • Eliz, Izel
  • Elly, Lyle
  • Elom, Melo
  • Eloy, Yoel
  • Elvy, Levy
  • Emet, Mete
  • Emit, Temi
  • Emma, Mame
  • Enis, Ines
  • Envy, Evyn
  • Eros, Rose
  • Eryk, Kyre
  • Esmi, Siem
  • Etai, Teia
  • Etta, Tate
  • Ever, Veer
  • Evie, Ivee
  • Evon, Nevo
  • Faya, Yafa
  • Faiz, Fiza
  • Flor, Rolf
  • Gael, Gale
  • Galo, Olga
  • Gema, Mega
  • Gary, Gray
  • Halo, Loah
  • Hank, Khan
  • Haru, Ruah
  • Hedy, Hyde
  • Heir, Heri
  • Hiya, Iyah
  • Iain, Niia
  • Icon, Nico
  • Igor, Rigo
  • Iris, Siri
  • Irys, Syir
  • Itay, Tiya
  • Iver, Revi
  • Ives, Sevi
  • Ivey, Yvie
  • Ivin, Nivi
  • Ivon, Novi
  • Jady, Jayd
  • Jair, Jari
  • Jake, Kaje
  • Jara, Raja
  • Jasa, Saja
  • Jase, Saje
  • Jasi, Jsai
  • Jiro, Jori
  • Joan, Jona
  • Joas, Ojas
  • Joey, Joye
  • Kado, Koda
  • Kady, Kayd
  • Kalo, Koal
  • Kaos, Oaks
  • Karl, Lark
  • Kate, Teak
  • Kato, Kota
  • Kaye, Keya
  • Kayn, Kyan
  • Kayo, Koya
  • Kaze, Keza
  • Kemi, Mike
  • Keny, Kyne
  • Kiel, Kile
  • Kiko, Koki
  • Kimi, Miki
  • Kimo, Miko
  • Kiri, Riki
  • Kyon, Nyko
  • Lalo, Lola
  • Levi, Liev
  • Lilo, Olli
  • Liyu, Yuli
  • Lois, Soli
  • Loza, Zola
  • Lula, Ulla
  • Luma, Malu
  • Lura, Raul
  • Lyam, Myla
  • Lyon, Nylo
  • Lyza, Zyla
  • Macy, Myca
  • Maru, Umar
  • Maty, Taym
  • Mays, Samy
  • Maze, Zema
  • Mely, Myel
  • Miyu, Yumi
  • Mory, Romy
  • Nafi, Naif
  • Nino, Noni
  • Noah, Noha
  • Nona, Onna
  • Nour, Onur
  • Nyir, Ryin
  • Onix, Xion
  • Onyx, Xyon
  • Opal, Pola
  • Orry, Rory
  • Osha, Soha
  • Oslo, Solo
  • Pars, Sarp
  • Prue, Pure
  • Reva, Vera
  • Roah, Roha
  • Roza, Zora
  • Ryel, Ryle
  • Ryze, Zyer
  • Saed, Sade
  • Saul, Sula
  • Seva, Svea
  • Sevy, Yves
  • Sota, Taos
  • Taro, Tora
  • Tavi, Vita
  • Teah, Thea
  • Tony, Tyon
  • Tovi, Vito
  • Trey, Tyre
  • Vyla, Ylva
  • Wali, Wila
  • Xayn, Xyan
  • Yuan, Yuna
  • Zaid, Ziad
  • Zavi, Ziva
  • Zayd, Zyad
  • Zoah, Zoha

Which pairing/group do you like best? Let me know in the comments!

To see anagram names of other lengths, check out these lists of 3-letter anagram names, 5-letter anagram names, 6-letter anagram names, 7-letter anagram names, and 8-letter anagram names.

[Latest update: April 2023]

Baby names you can type with one hand: Carter, Tessa, John, Poppy

hands typing on a laptop

When you sign your first name, you use one hand. But when you type it, chances are you need to use both hands — even if your name is a short as Emma, Gus or Ty.

Have you ever wondered which names can be touch-typed on the standard QWERTY keyboard with one hand only? Me too, so I came up with some lists…

Left-handed baby names

  • Ace, Ada, Adeva, Afra, Aqsa, Ara, Arda, Ardra, Artra, Asa, Astra, Astraea, Astrea, Atef, Ava, Awa, Aza, Azeeza, Azza
  • Babette, Barbara, Barrett, Baxter, Bess, Bette, Brad, Brett
  • Cade, Caesar, Cara, Carter, Casara, Case, Cass, Cedar, Ceres, Cesar, Cresta
  • Dara, Dasza, Dave, Dawes, Dax, Deatra, Debra, Dee, Dessa, Dexter, Drew
  • Ece, Ed, Edgar, Edward, Eevee, Efe, Egas, Erva, Esta, Estes, Etta, Eva, Eve, Everard, Everett, Evette, Eze, Ezra
  • Fedde, Freeda, Fred, Fredda
  • Gage, Garret, Garrett, Gerard, Grace, Greg, Greta, Grete, Gretta
  • Rafer, Rava, Rebeca, Rebecca, Reece, Reed, Reese, Retta, Reva, Rever, Rewa, Rex
  • Sabra, Sade, Safaa, Sagar, Sage, Sara, Saras, Sardar, Stassa, Steve, Stewart, Svea, Sverre, Sveva
  • Tad, Tage, Taggart, Ted, Tara, Tate, Tera, Teresa, Tess, Tessa, Tex, Trace, Tracee, Trava
  • Vada, Varda, Varvara, Vera, Verree, Vesta, Vester
  • Wade, Wafa, Ward, Wes
  • Xerra, Xerxes
  • Zada, Zara, Zed, Zera

How funny is it that Dexter, which comes directly from the Latin word for “right,” is typed with the left hand only?

Right-handed baby names

  • Holli, Holly
  • Io
  • Jill, Ji-Min, Jim, Jimi, Jimmy, Jin, Jo, John, Johnny, Jon, Joni, Joy, Juho, Juli, Julio, Jun, Juni, Juno
  • Kiki, Kiko, Kilik, Kim, Kimi, Kimiko, Kimmy, Kimo, Kin, Kip, Kipp, Kippy, Kiyoko, Kiyomi, Kojo, Kollin, Kumiko, Kuuipo, Kyou
  • Lili, Lilly, Lilou, Lilikoi, Lily, Lin, Lino, Loki, Loni, Lonny, Lou, Lulu, Lumi, Lyn, Lynn
  • Miki, Mikki, Mikko, Milly, Milo, Mimi, Min, Minh, Minokimin, Miyu, Molly, Momoko
  • Nik, Nikhil, Niki, Nikki, Niko, Nikol, Nikon, Niilo, Nolon, Nuno
  • Olli, Olujimi, Om
  • Phil, Philip, Phillip, Philo, Pio, Pliny, Plum, Pol, Polly, Pono, Poppy
  • Umiko, Umu
  • Yoko, Yuko, Yumi, Yumiko

I realize that QWERTY “handedness” is not a major baby-naming factor for most people, but I do think it would be cute to pair a one-handed name with another one-handed name — maybe a surname (Teresa Garza, Phillip Hill) or a twin name (Edward & John, Grace & Lily, Zara & Milo). What do you think?

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