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Roses and Cellar Doors: Idas & Aidas, Isas & Aisas

More short girls' names that travel well! As usual, English is a bit of an oddball when it comes to pronunciation, so just assume all -id
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Can You Win a Name Madness Bracket?

Can You Win a Name Madness Bracket? | Name News | Scoop.it
What is March without a playoff bracket? Baby names to the rescue! Try Namerology’s Name Madness, a one-minute game that challenges your sense of name style. For each pairing, just click on the name that you think is more popular right now. Every name in the bracket , no matter …
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This game! Brilliant.

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These Names Are Peaking

These Names Are Peaking | Name News | Scoop.it
Nameberry's exclusive count of the baby names that peaked in 2018 reveals favorites, trends, and names that will keep getting more popular.
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Most Popular Baby Girl Names 2020 - 100 Top Trending Names for Girls

Most Popular Baby Girl Names 2020 - 100 Top Trending Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
When it comes to baby girl names for 2020, here are five trends to look out for, along with the 100 most popular names for girls.
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New Sortable, Searchable USA/England Name Stats

New Sortable, Searchable USA/England Name Stats | Name News | Scoop.it
Come play! The Namerology popularity chart is now updated with current stats for every baby name used in measurable numbers in the USA or England/Wales last year. That’s a total of 36,460 different names to dig into. You can search and sort names by letter sequences, popularity range, and popularity …
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I hadn't check this tool out till now, but it's great to be able to compare the countries at a glance.

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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Sweet Spot Girl Names {2018}

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Sweet Spot Girl Names {2018} | Name News | Scoop.it
A sweet spot name is a name ranking right in the middle of the top 1000 names somewhere from the mid-400s to the mid-500s. Names that are not too popular and not too unique. They re perfect for parents wanting a happy medium. I took a look at the sweet spot names for the 2018 SSA name list and picked out my favorites.
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Baby Name Battle: Zhavia vs. Elanese –

Baby Name Battle: Zhavia vs. Elanese – | Name News | Scoop.it
Zhavia vs. Elanese on The Four The baby name Zhavia — plus at least five spelling variants — debuted very impressively in the U.S. baby name data in 2018: Zhavia, 306 baby girls & 7…
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: 2018 Most Popular Names A-Z

Ren's Baby Name Blog: 2018 Most Popular Names A-Z | Name News | Scoop.it
I went through the top 1000 list and came up with a list of the most popular name for each letter of the alphabet.
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Top Baby Names in Smaller U.S. Territories, 2018 –

Top Baby Names in Smaller U.S. Territories, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the SSA, the most popular baby names in the U.S. territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa — all four regions combined — in 2018 we…
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Rare Boy Names 2019: The Great Eights

Rare Boy Names 2019: The Great Eights | Name News | Scoop.it
Today we’ll look at rare boy names 2019. Every one of these picks was given to just eight boys born between January 1st and December 31st of 2018. How rare is eight births? 19,837 parents chose the top name, Liam, for their sons. Even the choices bringing up the end of the US Top 1000 …
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2018 Name Highlights: Boys' names gaining most popularity

2018 Name Highlights: Boys' names gaining most popularity | Name News | Scoop.it
The biggest upward move this year was Atreus for boys; a name from the video game God of War.
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Spastic Onomastic: 2018 Names: Girls' Highlights-- biggest gaining names

Here are the names that gained the most namesakes in 2018:
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Popular and Unique Baby Names in Iowa, 2017 & 2018 –

Popular and Unique Baby Names in Iowa, 2017 & 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
I publish a set of name rankings every week, but I don’t post many U.S. state-released rankings anymore. Why? Because the SSA’s yearly dataset always includes a state-by-state breakdown…
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New International Names Enter America's Lexicon

New International Names Enter America's Lexicon | Name News | Scoop.it
New international baby names from around the world are entering America's lexicon, with choices from Aditi to Yahya heard from Maine to California.
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Popular Baby Names in North Dakota, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in North Dakota, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to North Dakota’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state in 2018 were (again) Emma and Oliver. Here are North Dakota’s top girl names and top 10 boy na…
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Popular Baby Boy Names 2020 - 100+ Traditional and Unique Names for Boys

Popular Baby Boy Names 2020 - 100+ Traditional and Unique Names for Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
Whether you're looking for a classic or trendy name, a popular or unique names, these are the most popular (and fastest-climbing) baby boy names for 2020.
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America’s Fastest-Growing First Names - 24/7 Wall St.

America’s Fastest-Growing First Names - 24/7 Wall St. | Name News | Scoop.it
Source: mdphoto16 / Getty ImagesNearly 3.8 million babies were born in the United States in 2018. Many of these babies were given names that are currently and have been historically popular, like Emma, William, and James. Others were given names that have more recently come into fashion. The use of these names has increased substantially […]
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Zhavia

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Zhavia | Name News | Scoop.it
While researching the names in the top 1000 I came across the girls' name Zhavia. It was entering the top 1000 for the first time but that's not what intrigued me. It was the fact that the name had not been given to more than 5 babies ever.
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British Baby Names 2019: 24 for American Parents to Steal

British Baby Names 2019: 24 for American Parents to Steal | Name News | Scoop.it
These are the best British baby names American parents should seriously consider stealing. Big in the UK, but not in the US ... yet.
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Popular Baby Names in Wyoming, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in Wyoming, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state last year were Emma and Oliver. Here are Wyoming’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2018: Girl N…
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TOP BOY NAMES OF 2018! THE MOST POPULAR NAMES IN AMERICA! - YouTube

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TOP GIRL NAMES OF 2018! THE MOST POPULAR NAMES IN AMERICA! - YouTube

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2018 Boys' Names: Biggest Falling in Popularity

Here are the Boys' Names from 2018 that lost the most namesakes from 2017-2018:
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Spastic Onomastic: 2018 Names: Girls' Names Biggest Falling in Popularity

Here are the girls' names that lost the most popularity:
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