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Maryland

What does the name Maryland mean?

The meaning of the name “Maryland” is: “Mary’s Land”.
Additional information:The state of Maryland was named for English Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I, when the land was granted to Lord Baltimore.
Categories: American Names, English Names, Places Names, Rare Names, Uncommon Names, Unisex Names Used in: English speaking countries Gender: Both, Boy Names, Girl Names Origins: American Starts with: M Pronunciation: MEHRAHLAHND

Considering Maryland as a Baby Name?

The first thing you should know if you are considering Maryland for your baby’s name is that in most countries all over the world the name Maryland is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.

The name Maryland is of American origin, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.

If you consider naming your baby Maryland we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children’s working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.

Maryland Name Meaning

The meaning of Maryland is “Mary’s Land”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Maryland and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Maryland and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Maryland is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute to submit another name meaning).

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Name Maryland Categories

The name Maryland is in the following categories: American Names, English Names, Places Names, Rare Names, Uncommon Names, Unisex Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Maryland. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Maryland, spread the love and share this with your friends.

Popularity of the Name Maryland

Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Maryland displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.

Maryland Boy Name Popularity Chart
Maryland Girl Name Popularity Chart

Note: The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name’s popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.

If you’re not sure yet, see our wide selection of both boy names and girl names all over the world to find the ideal name for your new born baby. We offer a comprehensive and meaningful list of popular names and cool names along with the name’s origin, meaning, pronunciation, popularity and additional information.

Do your research and choose a name wisely, kindly and selflessly.

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Lindsay writes:

I have seen some friends use your site, and I always love your suggestions so I thought I would try. We are pregnant with our second child, a girl, and we are due mid August. My little girl’s name is Hayden Claire. My husband and I both like names that are “different”, and by different I think I mean names that aren’t used all the time. We are having a hard time finalizing a name for this little girl. We absolutely LOVE the name Anderson, and we would use the middle name Kate. We just LOVE it, and I know of 2 little girls that are named Anderson (neither of which I know personally.) However I also know of boys named Anderson, and I’m starting to second guess this choice wondering if it’s too boy-ish. I also am big on no nicknames. Meaning if I wanted a little girl named Emmy I would name her that and not something that could be shortened to that. If I named my little girl Anderson I would NOT want her to be called Andy. Other names we are considering: Emerson Kate, Harper Kate, Merritt. I also like the name Madison Kate, but Madison is very popular! We liked the name Carrington, but I don’t think I want a name that long. We also liked the name Ainsley, but I think it might be too “girly” to go with Hayden. I like the name Channing, but my husband isn’t a huge fan. I would LOVE any and all name suggestions that you might have and your thoughts on the names that we have liked. Our little girls will be almost exactly 2 years apart so I really want their names to “flow” together. Thanks so much in advance for you help and advice!!!

I love the name Anderson, too, and I will mourn it if it goes girl. If baby names were stored in silos, the boy name silo would be about 1/4th full, and the girl name silo would need several supplementary silos and STILL be overflowing, so it makes me cringe to see buckets being carried from the boy name silo to the girl name silo. The girl name silo does not need this name; the boy name silo is desperate for it.

For that reason, I throw my support behind the name Emerson, which I think is very, very similar to Anderson, but which in my opinion has already moved fully to the girl silo. (The Baby Name Wizard disagrees with me and has it only in the boy name section.) Emerson Kate is adorable. Hayden and Emerson. YES.

A similar name is Emerin, or Emryn. Emryn Kate, Hayden and Emryn.

If you like Madison but find it too common, you could use Madigan. Madigan Kate, Hayden and Madigan.

Another suggestion: Kirby. Not with Kate, probably, but maybe with Jane. Kirby Jane, Hayden and Kirby. I am leaning toward this option because I think it is so cute.

Let’s have a poll over to the right.

Name update from the comment section: “Just wanted to update … She had the baby on Friday and named her AINSLEY KATE!!!”

Meaning

English Baby Names Meaning:

The name Hayden is an English Baby Names baby name. In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Hayden is: From the hedged in valley.

Teutonic Baby Names Meaning:

The name Hayden is a Teutonic Baby Names baby name. In Teutonic Baby Names the meaning of the name Hayden is: From the hedged hill.

Welsh Baby Names Meaning:

The name Hayden is a Welsh Baby Names baby name. In Welsh Baby Names the meaning of the name Hayden is: Fire. Derived from the Celtic name Aidan.

American Baby Names Meaning:

The name Hayden is an American Baby Names baby name. In American Baby Names the meaning of the name Hayden is: From the hedged in valley.

Numerology

expression Number: 3

People with this name tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts, and often enjoy life immensely. They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight. They tend to become involved in many different activities, and are sometimes reckless with both their energies and with money.

SoulUrge Number: 6

People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.

49 Preppy Baby Names Destined For The Ivy League

You might not be able to control what your baby’s personality will be or if she will look more like mom or dad, but you can choose her name. A name is more important than most people think. Your baby’s name will be with her for the duration of her lifetime. A strong name can help establish your child’s strengths and even promote future success.

Preppy names are great choices for your baby. Preppy baby names are strong and successful sounding, while also being classic and timeless. MooseRoots compiled the top preppy baby names, along with their meanings, origins and popularity rankings. These names will make your child sound like they are bound for the Ivy League. Of course, picking one of these names will not guarantee your little one a spot at Harvard or Yale in 18 years, but with a name like Addison or Thompson, they sure will sound destined for greatness. We’ve ranked them from least to most popular in 2014.

Digby

Digby is a very rare boys’ name that was transferred from an Old Norse surname. It translates to “ditch” plus “settlement.” The name is so rare in the U.S. that the last time more than four males born were named Digby was in 2009. If you name your little guy Digby, you can be sure that everyone will remember his name.

Connery

Connery is another name that’s not heard often, but one that makes a statement none the less. Connery originates from Ireland and means, “warrior-lord”. The name is so unusual that the last time there were more than four recorded males born and named Connery was in 2013. However, it makes for an interesting spin off of the popular name Connor.

Ingram

The name Ingram was transferred as a surname, which was derived from Swedish roots. The name is translated to mean “Ing,” the name of the Old Norse god of fertility and peace and “raven.” The name is definitely unique and is one full of personality and intelligence. In 2014, it had a rank of 9,974 for all male newborns in the United States. That year, only seven baby boys were named Ingram in the U.S.

Yates

Yates literally means “gates.” Its origins are from Middle English, and it was usually a surname given to individuals who lived near gates or towns or individuals who worked as gatekeepers. In 2014, the name ranked at 8,695. Out of the 2 million baby boys born in 2014, only nine were named Yates. Yates is a great choice for those who want a stand-out preppy name for their baby boy.

Aldrich

Aldrich is a preppy name with a strong meaning behind it. The name translates to mean “aged and wise ruler” or “noble ruler.” The name originates from English and German origin and was more common as a surname. Now, the name ranks at 7,020 for all male newborns in the U.S. In 2014, only 11 baby boys were given the name Aldrich in the U.S.

Whitaker

Whitaker is an unusual male name that is of English origin. The name translates to mean “white field” or “wheat field.” In 2014, the name ranked 3,266 for all male newborns, and only 34 baby boys were named Whitaker in the U.S. that year.

Bronwyn

Bronwyn has roots in English and Welsh languages. The name means, “white/fair breast”, which might be why many parents shy away from this cute name. Bronwyn was most popular in 1964 with a rank of 1,209. Now, Bronwyn has a rank of 3,259, and only 49 female newborns were given this name in 2014 in the United States.

Thompson

Thompson is a very unusual name for baby boys, and it is trending downward. The name literally translates to “son of Tom,” and originates from English. The name saw its peak of popularity in the 1880s, with the rank of 811. The name was most popular in 1887 with a high rank of 679. Now the name ranks at 3,124. In 2014, only 36 baby boys were named Thompson in the U.S.

Tilly

There are several possible origins of the name Tilly. It is possible it originated from the French and means, “mighty in war.” It is also possible it originated from Germany and means “strength in battle.” It was considered the pet name or nickname of Matilda, but more parents are choosing it as a standalone name.

In 2014, Tilly held the rank of 2,623. Over 1.9 million girls were born that year in the U.S., and only 67 were named Tilly. However, the name is much more popular in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Teague

Teague is an unusual male name that rhymes with “league.” The name is of Irish and Gaelic origins. It means “poet or philosopher,” which fits right into the preppy theme. While it stands at a rank of 2,596, it is growing in popularity. In 2014, 47 baby boys were named Teague in the U.S.

Niles

Niles is of English origin and means “champion.” While it rhymes with the name Miles, Niles is much less popular. In 2014, it had a rank of 2,437. That year, only 52 babies were named Niles in the United States.

The name was most popular during the 1940s, reaching its peak as the 887th most common male name in 1942.

Orson

Orson comes from a Norman-French nickname, which translates into “bear cub.” The most famous person to bear the name is “Citizen Kane” director, Orson Welles. He dropped his more common first name, George, in favor of the name Orson.

Currently the name ranks at No. 2,438. In 2014, only 52 newborn males were named Orson in the U.S.

Merritt

You might not have heard of the name Merritt, but it is beginning to trend upward. It is an English baby name that means, “little famous one.” The name was the most popular in 1899 when it ranked 394th. Now the name ranks at 2,137 and only 64 baby boys were named Merritt in the U.S. in 2014.

Margaux

Margaux is a fancy way of spelling Margot, which was inspired by a village near Bordeaux notorious for its red wine. The name is quite popular in Belgium, ranking No. 72 there. However, in the United States, the name ranks at 2,005 for female newborns. In 2014, only 98 baby girls received that name. The name saw more popularity in the ’80s and ’90s, which might signify hope for the future of this name.

Bradford

While Bradford is mostly used as a surname, it has also been used quite frequently as a first name. The name originates from England and literally means “broad ford” in Old English.

The name was at its height in popularity in the 1950s, with an average rank of 275. Now, the rank is much lower, averaging 1,898 among male newborns. Out of the 2 million boys born in the U.S. in 2014, only 76 were named Bradford.

Palmer

Palmer originated as a surname that was usually given to an individual who had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The name actually means “pilgrim.” In 2014, it had a rank of 1,472, with 110 baby boys named Palmer in the U.S. The name reached its peak of popularity at a ranking of 383 in 1908. Currently the name Palmer is trending down for boys, but trending up for girls.

Darcy

Most people recognize the name Darcy from Jane Austen’s most popular novel, “Pride and Prejudice.” Darcy was the surname of the main character who eventually courted Elizabeth Bennet. As a female name it was most popular in the 1960s, with the average rank of 400. Currently, Darcy holds a rank of 1,291. In 2014, 183 baby girls were named Darcy. The name continues to trend upward, and made the top 200 list in 2013, ranking No. 93, in England and Wales. It made the top baby name list in Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2014.

Tinsley

Tinsley can be used as either a female or male name, though the name did not rank as a male name. As a female name, the name ranked 1,132. In 2014, 221 newborn girls were named Tinsley. The name can be translated to mean, “Tynni’s hill/mound.” While the name’s meaning does not carry much significance, it is a cute alternative to the name Ainsley.

Poppy

The name Poppy is derived straight from the flower. It has been used as a female name since the 19th century, with its popularity peaking in the 1920s. The name also had some popularity again in the 1990s.

In 2014, the name ranked No. 1,055, with 204 baby girls named Poppy in the U.S. that year. The name Poppy is a more popular choice in different countries. The name made the top 200 list in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Northern Ireland in 2014. The name also topped the England and Wales baby name lists at No. 7 in 2013.

Ellison

While Ellison might have started as a male name, it is more popular in the U.S. as a female name. The name means “son of Elder.” In 2014, the name ranked No. 897 for all female newborns. That year 300 baby girls were named Ellison in the U.S.

If you were wanting this name as a boys’ name, don’t fret. Ellison as a male’s name is slowly trending upward. Right now it sits at a rank of 2,011, but in 1883, it was the 720th most common male baby name, meaning there might be hope for this name to make a comeback.

Vance

Vance is another baby boy name that originates from England. It means “marshland.” As far as popularity goes, the name has stayed flat in ranking over the years. The name hit its peak of popularity in 1969 with a rank of 328. Now, the name ranks at 888. In 2014, 242 parents named their baby boys Vance. Vance is a preppier and more unique alternative to the popular name Lance.

Thatcher

Thatcher originated as an English surname that indicated occupation. Thatcher translates to “roofer.” Today, the name ranks at No. 862. In 2014, 254 male newborns were given the name Thatcher. Thatcher is a unique alternative to the name Tyler.

Briggs

Briggs is an unusual name choice for baby boys. Briggs is an Old English name that translates to “bridges.” In 2014, the name had a rank of 831, translating to 269 baby boys born in 2014.

Kingsley

Kingsley originally started as a surname, and was derived from different places, such as Chesire, Hampshire, and Staffordshire. It translates to “king’s wood” in Old English. As a male name, it currently ranks at No. 760. In 2014, 308 baby boys were named Kingsley.

Kingsley is not a popular girls’ name, ranking at No. 2,505. Only 71 girls were named Kingsley in the United States in 2014.

Blaine

Blaine is a Gaelic name that means “yellow.” The name was most popular in 1884, when it ranked No. 209. The name was also popular in the 1960s.

Blair

Blair became an even preppier choice after the book and TV series “Gossip Girl.” It originated as a Scottish surname and translates to mean “plain” and “field” in Gaelic.

As a girls’ name, it currently ranks No. 650 with 435 baby girls receiving the name in the U.S. in 2014. It can also be used as a baby boys’ name, though that usage is not as popular in the U.S. Blair is a very popular boys’ name in Scotland.

Quincy

Quincy is the perfect name for the fifth child, since the name means “born fifth.”

The name was the most popular in 1977 when it ranked No. 273. In 2014, it held the rank of 622. That year, 422 baby boys were named Quincy in the U.S.

Roland

Roland originated from an Old French name with Germanic roots. It translates to “fame” plus “land, territory.” The name was used by the Normans as a way to introduce themselves to Britain. Now the name Roland holds a rank of 612 for male newborns.

In 2014, 433 baby boys were named Roland. The name was at its peak of popularity in the 1920s, averaging a rank of 106. This is most likely due to its use in literature and poetry at the time.

Lennox

Lennox originated as a Scottish surname and was also the name of an earldom. As a baby boy name, it currently holds the rank of 585 for all male newborns in the United States. In 2014, 469 baby boys were given the name Lennox.

Leighton

Leighton translates to “leek” plus “enclosure, settlement.” While the meaning is not the best, the name still sounds nice as a girl or boys’ name.

Leighton is more popular as a female name. It ranks No. 540 for a female name, with 568 baby girls named Leighton in the U.S. in 2014. As a male name, Leighton ranks No. 893, but it is growing in popularity. In 2014, 240 baby boys were named Leighton in the U.S. Leighton also made the top 200 baby name list, ranking at No. 150, in England and Wales in 2013.

Sterling

Sterling is an American name that is a variation of Stirling. It is derived from the Middle English word sterrling, which means “little star.” The name was most popular in the early 1900s with an average rank of 355. Currently, the name ranks at No. 508, with 545 baby boys receiving the name in 2014. As a girls’ name it is pretty, but not popular. In 2014, 97 baby girls were named Sterling in the U.S.

Davis

Davis originated as a surname, and as a first name was given in honor of Jefferson Davis. The name translates to “David’s son.”

The name had some popularity in the 2000s, but the most popular the name has been was in 1901 when it ranked No. 334. Now the name stands at a rank of 446 for all newborn males. In 2014, 660 baby boys were named Davis in the U.S.

Keaton

Keaton originates from English and Old English, first starting off as a surname. It translates to “place of the hawks.” The name was most popular in 2000, when it held the rank for 353rd most common male baby name. However, the popularity of the name is slowly dwindling down. Now the name sits at a rank of 439. In 2014, 688 baby boys were named Keaton in the U.S.

Sloane

The origin of the name Sloane is quite interesting. It is a variation of the name Sloan, and it is connected to Sloane Square where fashionable and young, upper-class women were likely to live.

The name Sloane means “warrior” or “fighter.” In 2014, it held the rank of 370 in the United States. That year, 874 baby girls were named Sloane in the U.S.

Ainsley

Ainsley is a pretty name meaning, “one’s own meadow.” It originated as a Scottish surname and is now a lovely girls’ name. In 2014, it held the rank of 334 with 998 baby girls born named Ainsley that year in the U.S.

Reed

Reed is another name that was commonly used as a surname several centuries back. In Old English, the name can mean “red,” often given to individuals with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

The name can also be translated to “clearing.” Now the name is growing in popularity as a boys’ first name. It currently holds the rank of 317. In 2014, 1,087 baby boys were named Reed in the United States. Reed is much less common and popular for a girls’ name, but 26 girls were named Reed in 2014.

Brooks

Brooks is a common surname today, and as a first name, it also ranks better than most names. The word is simply the plural for “brook” or “stream.”

In 2014, 1,507 baby boys were named Brooks in the US.., this pushed the ranking of the name to the 245th position. The name is also on the cusp of becoming more popular.

Finley

Finley is a good name choice for both girls and boys. Right now, the name is more popular as a girl’s name. It is an Irish name which means, “fair hero.”

The name has a rank of 223 for females and 374 for males. In 2014, 1,498 female babies were named Finley, while 829 male babies were named Finley in the U.S.

Finley as a boys’ name is more popular in England and Scotland. It made the top 200 list in England and Wales in 2013, and Scotland in 2014.

Corbin

Corbin is an American name with the meaning of “raven.” In previous centuries, the name Corbin might have been given to boys with dark hair.

In 2014, it ranked high at 203. This means that 1,910 baby boys were named Corbin in the United States that year.

Graham

Graham was used as a Scottish surname, which translated to “gravel” plus “homestead” in Old English. Now, the name Graham is quite popular among males in the United States. In fact, this decade has been the most popular for the name.

It currently stands at a rank of 199 for all male newborns in the U.S. In 2014, 2,026 baby boys were named Graham in the U.S. alone.

Emerson

Emerson was originally a surname from the Middle Ages that meant, “son of Emery.” It has caught on in popularity due to American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Surprisingly, Emerson is a more common female name in the United States. In 2014, it ranked No. 196, with 1,670 baby girls receiving the name in the U.S. The boy version of the name is not as popular, but it still ranks at No. 324, with the prediction that it will grow more popular over the next few years.

Tucker

Tucker originated as a surname and now sits at No. 176 among baby boys. The name can mean “torment” or “walker.” In the last decade, the name Tucker has become much more popular, with 2,406 baby boys being named Tucker in 2014.

Arabella

Arabella is a pretty name that flows off the tongue. The origin of the name has not been determined, though some believe it is altered from the name Annabel.

The name started making its appearance in Scotland and just North of England after the 1600s. The name means “yielding to prayer.” It holds a rank of 174, and in 2014, 1,894 baby girls were named Arabella in the U.S. Arabella is also a popular choice in England. There it made the top 200 list in 2013.

Preston

Preston is a popular boys’ name that was originally used as a surname. It translates to “priest” plus “enclosure or settlement” in Old English. The name is trending upward as a boys’ name.

In 2014, it held the rank of 149 for all male newborns. Out of the 2 million boys born in the U.S. in 2014, 2,705 of them were named Preston. Having a girl but still love this name? Preston is not a popular girls’ name, but is still doable. In 2014, 19 baby girls were named Preston.

Hudson

Hudson has become a popular boys’ name and was originally used as as surname. It was usually explained as the pet form of Hugh. Hudson can mean “son of Hugh” or “son of a hooded man.”

The ;ast few years have been the most popular for this name. Now it sits at a rank of 80, and in 2014, 5,199 baby boys were named Hudson in the U.S.

Hunter

Hunter is a term all of us are familiar with, and the name is taken right from the surname or occupational name. The name is quite popular and ranks in the 40th position for all male newborns.

In 2014, 8,759 baby boys born in the U.S. were named Hunter. The name also made the top 200 list in Scotland and New Zealand in 2014. It is becoming a more popular girl name, as well, and is ranked 766, with 362 newborn girls being named Hunter in 2014.

Addison

Addison is a sweet baby girls’ name that means “child of Adam.” In the U.S., it ranks at No. 24. In 2014, 6,950 female newborns were given the name Addison.

Addison also made the top 200 list in New Zealand in 2014 at No. 74. As a boys’ name, Addison is trending downward. The name hit its highest popularity in 1883 ,and was the 381st most common male baby name at the time.

Aubrey

Aubrey was a very common name in the Middle Ages, but lost its popularity until recently. It is from a Norman French form of the name Alberic, which originates from Germany. The name means “elf, supernatural being” plus “power.”

The name continues to grow in popularity in the U.S. now. In 2014, it was the 20th most popular name for female babies, and that year 7,589 babies were named Aubrey in the U.S. Aubrey was also a popular boy’s name from 1910 to 1912. However, the name has been declining in popularity as a boys’ name for some time.

Harper

Harper is a very popular girls’ name, meaning “harp player.” It is said that the name began to gain popularity after the “To Kill a Mockingbird” author, Harper Lee.

Baby celebrity, Harper Beckham, surely helped with the name’s rating too. In 2014, Harper was the 11th most popular female name for babies in the U.S., with 9,564 baby girls being given the name that year.

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The biggest baby name trends of 2019 include names from new sources around the world and in nature, trends reflecting modern spirituality and nonbinary ideals, an F and a U and a goodbye to a longtime favorite group. Here are Nameberry’s predictions for the 12 leading trends shaping baby names in 2019.

Biggest Big-Picture Trend: Global names

As the world gets smaller, the pool of names becomes larger, with new names from diverse origins entering the global lexicon. At Nameberry we’ve added thousands from around the world: Maori names and Xhosa names, ancient Greek names and South American Indian names, Korean names and Israeli names. With the appetite for meaningful and unique names expanding all the time, parents are looking for original choices with deep roots.

Acacius

Aroha

Cyrene

Jedda

Kiran

Lautaro

Lior

Niabi

Sena

Walken

Newest Gender Trend: Nonbinary names

Parents who want to raise their children free of gender stereotypes are looking for names that are truly gender neutral. That means no names that end in son like Madison, no names that were originally boy or girl names that have migrated to the other side, such as Charlie. And if the names also evidence a gender-free ideal such as Justice, all the better.

Briar

Campbell

Finley

Journey

Justice

Laken

Revel

Robin

Royal

Story

Hottest Direction in Baby Naming: East

Names related to Eastern religions and non-European mythology have taken over from Biblical and saints’ names as spiritual favorites. The mainstreaming of yoga, meditation, and non-traditional spiritualism underpins the trend, along with a search for meaning that transcends the name’s surface qualities such as style and sound.

Asherah

Bodhi

Kali

Lakshmi

Manu

Osiris

Raiden

Rama

Tanith

Zen

Coolest New Color Names: Muted Hues

All color names for babies are, well, colorful, but we’re beginning to see a shift in tone as vibrant shades like Scarlett and Ruby and Poppy are giving way to softer pastels. Grey/Gray is starting to replace Blue as a first and middle color name du jour, while popular Violet has been joined by other vintage pale purplish hues. Another prediction: More Crayola names for boys.

Ash

Fawn

Grey/Gray

Ivory

Lavender

Lilac

Mauve

Moss

Olive

Sage

Richest New Nature Names: Rare gems

For a long time the most popular jewel names have been those usually assigned to girls — Ruby, Pearl, Amber — all of which came into favor at the turn of the last century, along with flower and other nature names. These unusual gem names can be not only for girls, but for boys, or sometimes both.

Amethyst

Emerald

Garnet

Jasper

Jet

Onyx

Opal

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Peridot

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Latest Vintage Trend: Old-School Nickname Names for Boys

We’re seeing charming vintage boy nickname names like Archie and Alfie and Freddie beginning to join their sisters Millie and Maisie and Josie, but more surprising to us is the nascent revival of early 20th-century faves like Johnny and Jimmy and Billy, which once were confined to comic strips and old radio and TV shows. Even more startling is the reappearance of some generic/badass appellations now appealing to the hipster sensibilities of celebs and others.

Ace

Billy

Buddy

Buster

Hank

Ike

Jimmy

Johnny

Sonny

Spike

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Most Fashionable Consonant: F

For a letter that had been sitting quietly in the shadows for decades, F has suddenly rocketed forward, particularly for boys, and particularly for boys’ names of Irish descent. And then there’s the whole Family Fran, which started to take off after the election to the papacy of Pope Francis and led to the revival of several surprising half-forgotten Fran names. Fashion-forward names starting with F include the following.

Faye

Felix

Fern

Finnian

Flora

Florian

Frances

Frankie

Frederick

Frost

Coolest Vowel: U

U finally gets its turn in the spotlight this year. As a first initial, U is the least-used letter of the alphabet, and it hasn’t featured in any major baby name trends in….forever. But now u — and its oo sound — features in many newly stylish names. Is it the influence of little Prince Louis? His unexpected name may have simply upshifted the trend to major.

Eulalie

Hugo

Jude

Juniper

Louise

Luca

Luna

Reuben

Tallulah

True

Trendiest Name Length: Three letters

Four letters might be a marker of name popularity, ala Number 1 Emma and Liam, but minimalist three-letter names are the sleek, sweet names of the future.

Hal

Ida

Jem

Kit

Koa

Liv

Lux

Rex

Rio

Van

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Wildest Middle Name Trend: Animalia

Parents who want to add a touch of fierceness or individuality to more conventional first name choices are turning to the animal kingdom for the wild vibe. As in many other trends, celebs have led the way, starting with Mariel Hemingway’s daughter Langley Fox back in 1989 to the number of more recent star babies bearing Bear as their middle name.

Bear

Falcon

Fox

Hawk

Koala

Lion

Lynx

Otter

Tiger

Wolf

Trendiest Trend-Related Trend: Celebrity surname-names

Celebrities have influenced baby names since the days of Shirley Temple, and surname-names such as Morgan and Carter have been rising since the conservative 1980s. Now those two trends have combined into one megatrend: Celebrity surnames for baby girls and boys. Goodbye, Shirley; hello, Temple.

Beckham

Bowie

Ellington

Hendrix

Jolie

Ledger

Lennon

Lennox

Monroe

Wilder

Trend Ready to Jump the Shark: Em- Names

We predict that baby namers are about to become all Emmed-out when it comes to baby names in 2019. After all, we had Emily in the Top 25 for 35 years, at #1 for 12 of them. Then came Emma, in the Top 25 since 1998, and still reigning in first place. A number of dueling Em-names followed in their wake and we predict that the consensus is about to be that enough Em is enough.

Ember

Emerson

Emery

Emilia

Emily

Emma

Emme

Emmeline

Emmett

Emmy

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Indian Boy Names » Y

  1. Like Name MeaningOrder
  • 84 Yaqin Belief; Trust; Confidence
  • 195 Yaqub A Prophet’s Name; Successor; …
  • 76 Yarau Good and Intelligent
  • 129 Yaron Filled with Joy; He will Sing; To …
  • 265 Yasar Ease; Wealth; Intelligent
  • 29 Yashi Eminence
  • 163 Yashu Positive
  • 40 Yasic Glorious; Famous
  • 344 Yasin Famous and Wealthy; Rich; …
  • 426 Yasir Wealthy; Modest; Rich; Easy; …
  • 7 Yasis He will Rejoice
  • 181 Yasti Slim
  • 96 Yasuo Peaceful One
  • 131 Yatan Devotee
  • 14 Yaten Ascetic
  • 107 Yates Gatekeeper; Watchman; Lives by the …
  • 115 Yathi One who Strives with Pertinacity …
  • 10 Yatik Traveler
  • 927 Yatin Devotee; Ascetic; Restraint; …
  • 71 Yatna Pain; Cool
  • 183 Yatra Journey; Pilgrimage; Travel
  • 128 Yauva Young; Teenager
  • 320 Yavan Quick; Soft
  • 105 Yavar A Massive
  • 29 Yavin Understanding; To Comprehend
  • 390 Yayin Lord Shiva
  • 174 Yazan It’s the Name of a Valley and the …
  • 210 Yazat Another Name of Lord Shiva
  • 210 Yazid Increase; Abundance
  • 215 Yedhu Lord Krishna
  • 8 Yefim Sweetly-spoken; Well-spoken; …
  • 49 Yehan Add Meaning
  • 110 Yenge Lord Krishna; Work; Lord
  • 59 Yerrn King
  • 154 Yesha Victory; Fame
  • 38 Yeshu Jesus
  • 79 Yethu Lord Krishna
  • 99 Yitro Man
  • 155 Yodha Warrior
  • 12 Yodhi Warrior; Battler; Soldier
  • 153 Yogad Saint
  • 122 Yogaj Arising from Meditation
  • 60 Yogam Absorbed in Yoga
  • 539 Yogan Lucky Person
  • 151 Yogas Deep Meditation
  • 147 Yogee Pure
  • 300 Yogen Master of Yoga; King of Yoga
  • 99 Yoges Source of Knowledge
  • 26 Yogev Farmable Field
  • 37 Yogie Spiritual Guru; Yoga Teacher; Also …
  • 63 Yogik Eligible
  • 210 Yogin Ascetic; One who Practises Yoga; …
  • 773 Yogit Planner; Lord Shiva
  • 187 Yogya Eligible; Correct One
  • 658 Yohan Merciful; Simple; Loving Nature; …
  • 185 Yohit Winner; God
  • 103 Yojan Mile
  • 201 Yojas Good Person; Good Planner; Fame
  • 763 Yojit Planner
  • 32 Yojon Mile
  • 103 Yoman Retainer; One Type of Raag
  • 456 Yonit Lord Shiva
  • 167 Yosef Form of Joseph; God Adds / Raises; …
  • 219 Yoshi Silent / Quiet; Better; Best; …
  • 530 Yovan Young
  • 49 Yovik Young
  • 121 Yowan Young; Jawani
  • 229 Yuaan Allah Blessing; Clever
  • 370 Yudit Praise; Naughty
  • 272 Yugal Hug; Pair
  • 94 Yugam Generation
  • 1028 Yugan Lord Murugan / Subramanya
  • 82 Yugap Best of the Era
  • 56 Yugem Collaborate
  • 171 Yugma Twins; Zodiac Sign of Gemini
  • 124 Yuhan Brave; Slave of God
  • 36 Yujin Power of the Galaxy
  • 99 Yujya Proper; Capable
  • 98 Yukio Gets What He wants; God will …
  • 446 Yukta Attentive; Skilful; Intelligent
  • 23 Yukth Filled
  • 385 Yunay Energetic and Powerful; Another …
  • 70 Yunus The Biblical Jonas is the English …
  • 179 Yusuf Prophet; He Shall Add to his …
  • 387 Yuval Brook Spring; Stream; Thermal
  • 137 Yuvam The Power of Unity
  • 1999 Yuvan Strong; Healthy; Young; A Name of …
  • 8 Yuvat Young; Youth
  • 20 Yuvay Add Meaning
  • 263 Yuvek God; Little Prince