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Popularity of the Baby Name Umu


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

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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, 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
  • 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
  • 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, Kip, Kipp, Kippy, Kiyoko, 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?

Palindrome names: Alula, Hannah, Natan, Viv

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If you’re someone with a deep appreciation of symmetry, this list of palindrome names is for you!

A palindrome is a word or phrase that can be read the same way in either direction, i.e., both forwards and backwards. For instance, the words “civic,” “kayak,” and “wow” are all palindromes.

Here are over 130 names (collected from the SSA’s huge database of U.S. baby names) that happen to be palindromes.

Palindrome names

  • Aba
  • Abba
  • Ada
  • Adda
  • Aenea
  • Afa
  • Afifa
  • Ahsha
  • Aia
  • Aicia
  • Aidia
  • Ailia
  • Aisia
  • Aja
  • Ala
  • Alala
  • Aleela
  • Alela
  • Alila
  • Alla
  • Alula
  • Alyla
  • Ama
  • Amima
  • Amma
  • Ana
  • Anana
  • Anina
  • Anna
  • Anona
  • Ara
  • Arbra
  • Ardra
  • Arora
  • Arra
  • Artra
  • Asa
  • Assa
  • Ata
  • Atta
  • Ava
  • Aviva
  • Avva
  • Awa
  • Axa
  • Aya
  • Aza
  • Azeeza
  • Aziza
  • Azza
  • Bob
  • Divid
  • Ebbe
  • Ebe
  • Ebube
  • Ece
  • Ede
  • Eevee
  • Efe
  • Ege
  • Eillie
  • Eimie
  • Ele
  • Elle
  • Eme
  • Emme
  • Ese
  • Eve
  • Eze
  • Habibah
  • Halah
  • Hallah
  • Hanah
  • Hannah
  • Havah
  • Hawah
  • Hayah
  • Idi
  • Ireri
  • Iri
  • Itati
  • Ivi
  • Izzi
  • Kanak
  • Kerek
  • Kilik
  • Lal
  • Laval
  • Layal
  • Ledel
  • Lemel
  • Lennel
  • Lil
  • Lul
  • Luul
  • Maham
  • Maram
  • Nalan
  • Naman
  • Nan
  • Natan
  • Navan
  • Nayan
  • Neven
  • Nin
  • Nitin
  • Nivin
  • Nixin
  • Nolon
  • Noon
  • Nosson
  • Nylyn
  • Ororo
  • Oso
  • Oto
  • Otto
  • Pip
  • Ramar
  • Reber
  • Reinier
  • Rekker
  • Remer
  • Rener
  • Renner
  • Rever
  • Sabas
  • Sahas
  • Saras
  • Savas
  • Savvas
  • Silis
  • Siris
  • Sylys
  • Talat
  • Umu
  • Viv
  • Yanay

Two of the above, Ava and Hannah, happen to be very popular choices for baby girls at the moment.

Which palindrome name do you like best?

(And, did you know that pairs of names can be palindromes as well?)

Image by Carolyn from Pixabay

[Latest update: April 2023]