How popular is the baby name Truce 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 Truce.
According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the state’s top names two years ago were
Sophia for girls and Liam for boys.
Here are Idaho’s top 25 girl names and top 25 boy names of 2012:
Sophia (115 baby girls) Olivia (113) Emma (100) Ava (79) Abigail (76) Elizabeth (71) Chloe (69) Emily (62) – tie Zoey (62) – tie Brooklyn (61) Hannah* (60) Madison (57) Ella (56) – tie Isabella (56) – tie Lily (56) – tie Avery (54) Grace (51) Amelia (50) – tie Evelyn (50) – tie Hailey* (48) Ellie (46) – tie Natalie (46) – tie Charlotte* (45) – tie Paisley* (45) – tie Addison (44)
Liam (133 baby boys) William (94) Mason (81) Jacob (79) Michael* (78) – tie Samuel (78) – tie Wyatt (77) Logan (76) Ethan (75) Carter (73) Hunter (72) Aiden (71) Benjamin (69) – tie Jackson (69) – tie Gabriel (68) Andrew (67) Henry* (66) – tie Noah (66) – tie Cooper* (65) – tie Elijah (65) – tie David* (64) Isaac (63) Alexander* (57) – tie Jayden (57) – tie Joseph* (57) – tie Owen (57) – tie
*New to the top 25 since 2011.
Idaho’s annual report also includes a section called “Selected Unique Baby Names, Yewneek Baybee Spellings,” which is rather awesome.
Here are the handpicked oddballs of 2012:
Unique Girl Names Unique Boy Names Alixathymia, Aunastasha, Beloved, Blessing, Britannica, Burdyn, Challyss, Echkoe, Exodus, Harlequinn, Idalyz, Killary, Lulubell, Lyrica, Mercy, Miracle, Mystic, Noble, Oasis, Pearadice, Savvy, Secret, Sunshyne, Theory, Versailles Adamant, Arsin, Awesome, Cactus, Captain, Chipper, Cross, Denym, Dually, Dynamic, Falchion, Glacier, Kasteel, Kazys, Krozlee, Lock, Mehdiullah, Mogley, Natavious, Nyte, Peregrin, Pilot, Torque, Truce, Wild
Alixathymia – Part name, part medical condition. Adamant – Synonym for stubborn. Or an Adam Ant reference. Or both. Burdyn – “Burden”? Really? Cactus – A nature name I’ve never seen before. Dually – Rosamund Pike should pick this for kid #2. (Her firstborn is “Solo.”) Falchion – A type of sword. (Do they talk about falchions on Game of Thrones?) Glacier – There’s a Glacier in Quebec as well. Killary – This would make a great roller derby name! So would Hellga the American Gladiator name. Truce – Nice to see a name that promotes cooperation/peace instead of conflict/anger (like Rebel, Fury, Rage, Rowdy, Savage, and so on). Truce reminds me of Armistice. Speaking of armistice… Versailles – It’s a pretty word, but what percentage of Americans can spell it correctly? Or even pronounce it?
And, since I never wrote about the Idaho baby names of 2011, I’ll throw in the unique names from that year as well:
Unique Girl Names (2011) Unique Boy Names (2011) Asma, Ajla, Bandana, Birdie, Candelaria, Cinderella, Courage, Disney-Gin, Elphaba, Jerzi, Kaymin, Khryztale, Kyraeveryn, November, Rainbow, Rockee, Rogue, Ropeer, Satchel, Soliscity, Temperenz, Thunder, Trypzee, Winter, Xxoie Adakiss, Aegis Orion, Beauxdarin, Bluesky, Cinch, Coyote, Dagr, Deevo, Diggory, Doc, Eighthin, Flint, Gator, General, Iron, Jayger, John-Wayne, Khryztian, Maverik, Pistol, Pragedis, Rifle, Riot, Slate, Wilderness
Adakiss – A unique take on Atticus Dagr, Pistol, Rifle, Riot – More weaponry & violence. Lovely. Deevo – Inspired by Devo? Perhaps. Two references to ’80s music in a single post? Yup. You must whip it…
Finally, here are earlier lists of
Idaho’s unique baby names (2006 through 2010).
Idaho Vital Statistics
There weren’t many high-hitting boy name debuts on the SSA’s 2012 baby name list:
Naksh, 28 baby boys Viaan, 23 Shenouda, 21 Tyrann, 15 Dmoni, 14 Ardan, 13 Uwais, 13 Kaydien, 12 Arkan, 11 Brettly, 11 Maejor, 11 Viyan, 11
Debut names from the 10-babies-and-under group include Cesc, Wale, Banx, Finnick, Mayjor, Savage, Logic, Maijor, Pinches, Avrumy, Greatness, Grimm, Hawkeye, Truce, Anchor, Ducati, Great, Hsa, Iggy, Romance, Scholar, Sodbileg and Wulfric.
Where do these names come from?
Here are some possible explanations:
Brettly – from reality show “American Restoration” cast member Brettly. Dmoni – variant of Domani, which jumped in usage in 2012. Domani is one of the kids on the reality TV show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.” Finnick – from Hunger Games character Finnick Odair. Grimm – from TV drama “Grimm.” Hawkeye – from The Avengers character Hawkeye. Maejor, Maijor, Mayjor – variants of Major, which made big gains last year. Major is one of the kids on the reality TV show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.” Naksh – from Indian TV drama “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai,” in which characters Akshara (played by Hina Khan) and Naitik (played by Karan Mehra) have a baby boy named Naksh in early 2012. Shenouda – from Pope Shenouda III, Pope of the Church of Alexandria, who died March of 2012. Tyrann – from football player Tyrann Mathieu. Viaan, Viyan – from the son of Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. The baby was born in mid-2012. Wale – from rapper Wale. (His stage name is a short form of his birth name, Olubowale.)
Can you come up with explanations for any of the others?
last year’s debut list.
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]