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U.S. Girl Names 2020: Popular, Rising, Falling, Debuts –

U.S. Girl Names 2020: Popular, Rising, Falling, Debuts – | Name News | Scoop.it
The 2020 batch of U.S. baby names was released by the SSA this morning! I’ve been toying with the data for a few hours and, in this post and the next, I’ll give you some of the highligh…
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A to Z reflections 2021

A to Z reflections 2021 | Name News | Scoop.it
This was my eighth year doing the A to Z Challenge with this blog, my tenth with two blogs. Much to my disappointment, for the fourth year in a row I had to suffice with a fairly simple theme, one I didn’t need to do a huge amount of research for. I remain hopeful I…
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About Names: Staying Power Makes “Andrew” A Smash Hit

About Names: Staying Power Makes “Andrew” A Smash Hit | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his April 26th column, he looks at the history of the name Andrew.

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May the Fourth Be with You

May the Fourth Be with You | Name News | Scoop.it
It's May the fourth, and you know what that means: It's Star Wars Day! We're celebrating by sharing some of our favorite Star Wars name lists that we've done in the past. But that's not all! We're also going to add in some new names from a Galaxy Far, Far Away as well as doing a bit of a deep dive into other lesser-known Star Wars baby names that you may not have heard of before.
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The Mandalorian’s “Baby Yoda” has a Name

The Mandalorian’s “Baby Yoda” has a Name | Name News | Scoop.it
At the 2019 Name of the Year competition, held during the 2020 annual meeting of the American Name Society in New Orleans, the name “Baby Yoda” won in the “Artistic and Literary Name” category. In his report of the competition, Cleve Evans writes,

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Haru (はる)

Haru (はる) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: hah-ruu [há.ɾɯ̟̀ᵝ] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is generally derived from 春, referring to the season of spring, with other kanji with relation or connotations to this including 暖/温 meaning "warmth," 華/花 meaning "flower" and 桜 meaning "cherry (tree, blossom)" (華/花 and 桜 mostly feminine). It…
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Where did the baby name Charade come from? –

Where did the baby name Charade come from? – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word charade as “an empty or deceptive act or pretense.” Given this rather unsavory meaning, it’s surprising that a handful of parents n…
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Boy Names Starting with Y: Yusuf, Yadiel, Yves

Boy Names Starting with Y: Yusuf, Yadiel, Yves | Name News | Scoop.it
Boy names starting with Y range from preppy Yates and natural Yarrow to Yusuf - and Yousef and Yosef, plus a bunch of John-related names, too.
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Satsuki (さつき)

Satsuki (さつき) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: sah-tskʸee [sá.tsɨ̥̀ᵝ.kʲì] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from 五月/皐月 (satsuki) (皐 is also used for this name), which archaically referred to the the fifth month of the lunar calendar but is now used in poetic contexts to refer to the…
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Baby Name Maya: Pan-Global Classic

Baby Name Maya: Pan-Global Classic | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Maya is at home across countless cultures, and still manages to feel like a modern, all-American name for a daughter, too.
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Max: Getting to Max from Maxwell, Maximus, More

Max: Getting to Max from Maxwell, Maximus, More | Name News | Scoop.it
Max has become a go-to choice for boys in this generation. But do you name your son just Max? Or one of the many Max names?
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U.S. Boy Names 2020: Popular, Rising, Falling, Debuts –

U.S. Boy Names 2020: Popular, Rising, Falling, Debuts – | Name News | Scoop.it
We just looked at last year’s girl names, so now it’s time for the boy names! Here are the most popular boy names overall: Liam, 19,659 baby boysNoah, 18,252Oliver, 14,147Elijah, 13,034…
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: 2020 Comeback Kids

Ren's Baby Name Blog: 2020 Comeback Kids | Name News | Scoop.it
One of my favorite things to do when the new top names list comes out is look at names that are new to the list. Personally I split th
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New Social Security Administration Baby Name Data Available!

New Social Security Administration Baby Name Data Available! | Name News | Scoop.it
The Social Security Administration has updated their site to include the 2020 names!
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Where did the baby name Lacosta come from? –

Where did the baby name Lacosta come from? – | Name News | Scoop.it
The interesting name Lacosta first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1974, and it reached peak usage several years later in 1977: 1978: 17 baby girls named Lacosta1977: 40 baby girls named Lac…
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Baby Name Adair: Confident and Lithe

Baby Name Adair: Confident and Lithe | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Adair offers a fresh take on Edgar and an unexpected formal name for Addie. It's a bright, confident choice that's quite rare!
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Popular Baby Names in Wyoming, 2020 –

Popular Baby Names in Wyoming, 2020 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state last year were Amelia/Olivia and Liam. Here are Wyoming’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2020: Girl …
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Juna (じゅな)

Juna (じゅな) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: juu-nah [dʑɨ́ᵝ.nà] Etymology and/or ways to write: Here are most of the kanji used for this name: ju (じゅ) na (な) 樹 "tree" 奈 phonetic kanji 珠 "gem, jewel" 菜 "greens" 朱 "vermilion" 那 phonetic kanji 寿 "congratulations; longevity" 愛 "love, affection" 純 "pure" 南 "south" 潤 "moisture; richness,…
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Baby Name Sage: Meaning-Rich Nature Name

Baby Name Sage: Meaning-Rich Nature Name | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Sage blends the appeal of the natural world with the meaning wisdom, making it a great choice for a son or a daughter.
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Why Aren’t More Craters Named for Women? An Artist Highlights Women’s Contributions to the Sciences

Why Aren’t More Craters Named for Women? An Artist Highlights Women’s Contributions to the Sciences | Name News | Scoop.it
While drawing moon craters, artist Bettina Forget made a startling discovery: only 32 out of 1,578 moon craters have been named for women. Read more about Bettina’s work and the “Women with Impact” project in this recent profile in the New York Times.

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Name Quotes #95: Caoimhe, Warren, Jolene –

Name Quotes #95: Caoimhe, Warren, Jolene – | Name News | Scoop.it
From the apologetic M&M’s Super Bowl commercial : “Sorry I called you Karen.””That’s my name.””Sorry your name is Karen.” Some interesting though…
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Sunday Summary: Darly and Daisy

Sunday Summary: Darly and Daisy | Name News | Scoop.it
Maybe it’s because I’m still a rookie pet parent, but I feel like I’m learning something new every day. Often those lessons connect back to naming because, well, meeting lots of new dogs and their humans means hearing dozens upon dozens of new names. The other day, I picked up my pooch up at the […]
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Name Help: First Boy, But Not Brian

Name Help: First Boy, But Not Brian | Name News | Scoop.it
They're (almost probably definitely) using the middle name after his dad, Brian. Now it's time to find a traditional-ish first that matches.
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Babies Named for Sailing Ships (I) –

Babies Named for Sailing Ships (I) – | Name News | Scoop.it
The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with I-names… Iberia:Iberian Sey, born in 1883Iberia Sealby, born in 1885Gerald Iberia Crisp, born in 1886 India:Maria Annaj…
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