A Year’s Worth of Baby Names

“Baby Name of the Week” was an idea launched by Thee Baby Lady on 3/28/10 for a year’s worth of baby names. Here is the collection of the baby names  selected (mostly in 2010) and then posted on Facebook. Working my way through the alphabet, I picked a name each week for a year. One girl name, then one boy name for 52 weeks. 26 girl names, 26 boy names. When March came around for 2011, we started over again. The name is posted on Wednesdays, with a chance for fans to “guess” the preselected name on Tuesdays.

Baby name of the week: “Alexandra” ~ Defender Of The People

Baby name of the week: “Austin” ~ Great

Baby name of the week: “Beth” ~ God is my oath

Baby name of the week: “Benjamin” ~ Son of my right hand

Baby name of the week: “Claire” ~ Clear, Bright, Illustrious

Baby name of the week: “Chad” ~ Protector, Defender

Baby name of the week: “Darla” ~ Dear, Loved One

Baby name of the week: “Davis” ~ Son of David

Baby name of the week: “Elise” ~ God is my oath

Baby name of the week: “Elan” ~ Tree

Baby name of the week: “Faina” ~ Shining

Baby name of the week: “Felipe” ~ Horse lover

Baby name of the week: “Gia” ~ God is Gracious (Italian)

Baby name of the week: “George” ~ Farmer (Greek)

Baby name of the week: “Halle” ~ Heroine (Scandinavian)

Baby name of the week: “Harrison” ~ Son of Harry (English)

Baby name of the week: “Ilana” ~ Tree (Hebrew)

Baby name of the week: “Ira” ~ Watchful (Hebrew)

Baby name of the week: “Joelle” ~ God will be willing (French)

Baby name of the week: “Jason” ~ Healer (Greek)

Baby name of the week: “Kelly” ~ Bright-headed (Irish)

Baby name of the week: “Kenneth” ~ Handsome (Scottish)

Baby name of the week: Lara ~ “From Larisa” (Russian)  (Larisa-The Smile-Spanish)

Baby name of the week: Luke ~ “Light” (Latin)

9/15/10

In celebration of making it half-way through the alphabet, three names were chosen this week. Baby names of the week: Mabel ~ “Lovable” (English), Mandy ~ “Lovable” (Latin), Morgan ~ “Great Circle” (Welch)

Baby name of the week: Mitchell ~ “Who is like God” (American)

Baby name of the week: Nevaeh ~ “Heaven spelled backwards” (American)

Baby name of the week: Nico ~ (Italian) “Short Form Of Nicholas Or Nicodemus” (Victory of the people~Greek)

Baby name of the week: Olive ~ (English) “Olive, Olive Tree” (Victory of the people~Greek)

Baby name of the week: Ormond ~ (Irish) “Red”

Baby name of the week: Phoebe ~ (Greek) “Bright, Shining”

Baby name of the week: Patrick ~ (English) “Noble”

Baby name of the week: Quincy ~ (French) “From Quincy, France”

Baby name of the week: Quinlan ~ (Irish) “Descendent of the handsome man”

Baby name of the week: Regina ~ (Latin) “Queen”

Baby name of the week: Reece ~ (English) “Running”

Baby name of the week: Sally ~ (English) “Diminutive form of Sarah (Princess)” Sally was most popular in the year 1951, coming in at #77.

Baby name of the week: Samuel ~ (Hebrew) “His name is God”  Samuel was most popular in the year 2005, coming in at #21.

Baby name of the week: Tulia ~ (Swahili) “Calm, Quiet”

Baby name of the week: Thad ~ (Greek) “Praise” Thad was most popular in the year 1967, coming in at #401.

Baby name of the week: Ula ~ (American) “Jewel of the Sea”

Baby name of the week: Umberto ~ (Italian) “Bright Warrior”

Baby name of the week: Virginia ~ (Latin) “Virginal, Pure”. Virginia was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #43. It’s currently ranked at #617.

Baby name of the week: Victor ~ (Latin) “Winner, Conqueror”. Victor was most popular in the year 1990, coming in at #82. It’s currently ranked at #117.

Baby name of the week: Wesley ~ (English) “From the west field”. Wesley was most popular in the year 1977, coming in at #66. It’s currently ranked at #176.

Baby name of the week: Wendell ~ (German) “Wanderer, Seeker”. Wendell was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #217. It’s currently ranked at #858.

Baby name of the week: Xia ~ (Chinese) “Glow of the Sunrise”.

Baby name of the week: Xing ~ (Chinese) “Star”. On an interesting note, Xing Xing means “Twin Stars”.

Baby name of the week: Yovela~ (Hebrew) “Jubilee”.

Baby name of the week: Yosef~ (Hebrew) “God will add”.  Yosef was most popular in the year 2005, coming in at #780.

Baby name of the week: Zanna~ (Latin) “Lily”.  Zanna is a short form of Susanna

Baby name of the week: Zeke~ (Hebrew) “God will strengthen”. Short from of Ezekiel.