Wouldn’t it be nice to see the popularity of a baby name over time to see if you are choosing the correct fit? Searching online for the perfect name is just one way that you can go about naming your soon-to-be.
If you are using Google, type in “Baby Name Graph” and select the babynamewizard.com link. Here you will be able to view a variety of names and their popularity from the late 1800’s to today.
Ashley: Ranked 13th in 2007
David: Ranked 5th in 1980
John: Ranked 15th in 1990
Kayla: Ranked 12th in 1990
In a recent article posted on MSN.com, the most popular baby names of 2011 have just been revealed. Will this shine light as to what the most popular names of 2012 will be? If you or someone you know is expecting a child within the remainder of 2011, here are a few names to consider or recommend.
Rebecca Dube writes, “This year it’s all about two letters: A and N. For girls, the top five names all end with –a: Sophia, Emma, Isabella, Olivia and Ava. On the boys’ side, the –n ending ruled five of the top eight: Aiden, Jackson, Mason, Jayden and Ethan.” If you are interested in these names, here are the top four boys and girls names including meaning and origin.
Aidan (Irish): A fiery young man
Ethan (Hebrew): One who is firm and steadfast
Jackson (English): The son of Jack or John
Mason (English): One who works with stone
Ava (German): A birdlike woman/from the water
Emma (German): One who is complete; a universal woman
Isabella (Spanish): Form of Elizabeth, meaning “my God is bountiful”
Olivia (Latin): Feminine form of Oliver; of the olive tree; one who is peaceful