The Second Year 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. The names from the first year can be found here. Below is the collection of the baby names selected from the second year (mostly in 2011) and then posted on Facebook. We work our way through the alphabet, with a new name picked each week for a year. One girl name, then one boy name for 52 weeks. 26 girl names, 26 boy names. Each March, we start the alphabet 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: Arielle~ (Hebrew) “Lion of God”. Form of Ariel. Arielle was most popular in the year 1991, coming in at #183.   Of interesting mention is the name Abcde. It means “the first 5 letters of the alphabet” (of course) and is American. Pronounced “AB-si-dee”. Does anyone know someone with this name?

Baby name of the week: Aubrey~ (English) “Noble ruler”. Aubrey was most popular in the year 2009, coming in at #41.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Bailey~ (English) “Bailiff, Steward”. Bailey was most popular in the year 1998, coming in at #60.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Brady~ (Irish) “Descendent of Bradach”. Brady was most popular in the year 2007, coming in at #93.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Camille~ (French) “Perfect”. Camille was most popular in the year 1990, coming in at #243.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Curtis~ (Latin) “Courteous”. Curtis was most popular in the year 1963, coming in at #72.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Danielle~ (Hebrew) “God is my judge”. Danielle was most popular in the year 1987, coming in at #14.

Baby (boy) name of the week: David~ (Hebrew) “Beloved”. David was most popular in the year 1960, coming in at #1.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Ella~ (Spanish) “Young girl”. Ella was most popular in the year 2009, coming in at #14.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Elijah~ (Hebrew) “The Lord is my God”. Elijah was most popular in the year 2009, coming in at #21.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Freya~ (Scandinavian) “Goddess of Love, Fertility, and Beauty “

Baby (boy) name of the week: Freddie~ (English) “Peace ruler “ Freddie was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #357.  I find it interesting that many of the boy F names have a meaning with the words “peace” or “free” in it.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Georgia~ (English) “Farmer “ Georgia was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #153.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Gustav~ (German) “Staff of the Goths“

Baby (girl) names of the week (3 this week): Hannah~ (Hebrew) “Grace“ Hannah was most popular in the year 2000, coming in at #2. Hazel~ (English) “The hazel tree” Hazel was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #219.   Hope~ (English) “Desire of fulfillment” Hope was most popular in the year 1999, coming in at #144.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Henry~ (German) “Ruler of the home”. Henry was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #47.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Iris~ (Greek) “Colorful, rainbow”. Iris was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #239.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Ivan~ (Russian) “God is gracious”.  Ivan was most popular in the year 2004, coming in at #117. It is also a form of John.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Justine~ (English) “Just, Fair”.  Justine was most popular in the year 1987, coming in at #175. It is also a feminine form of Justin.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Jonathan~ (Hebrew) “God has given”.  Jonathan was most popular in the year 1988, coming in at #15.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Katrina~ (German) “Pure”.  Katrina was most popular in the year 1982, coming in at #87. It is also the German form of Catherine.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Keegan~ (Irish) “Descendant of the fiery one”.  Keegan was most popular in the year 2008, coming in at #222.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Leslie~ (English) “Joy”.  Leslie was most popular in the year 1981, coming in at #56.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Lewis~ (English) “Famed Warrior”.  Lewis was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #133.

In celebration of making it half-way through the alphabet again, two names were chosen this week. Baby names of the week: Mai~ (Japanese) “Dance, Linen robe”.  Mai was most popular in the year 1990, coming in at #794. Melissa~ “Bee (Greek). Melissa was most popular in the year 1979, coming in at #2.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Merill~ (English) “From the pleasant hill”.  Merrill was most popular in the year 1950, coming in at #531.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Nadine~ (French) “Hope”.  Nadine was most popular in the year 1952, coming in at #258.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Nathan~ (Hebrew) “He gave”.  Nathan was most popular in the year 2004, coming in at #20.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Onella~ (Hungarian) “Torch light”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Otto~ (German) “Wealth”. Otto was most popular in the year 1953 coming in at #546.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Peyton~ (English) “From Pacca’s town”. Peyton was most popular in the year 2009 coming in at #43.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Phillip~ (Greek) “Lover of horses”. Phillip was most popular in the year 1950 coming in at #64.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Quinn~ (Irish) “Descendent of Conn”. Quinn was most popular in the year 2009 coming in at #258. (Things that make you go hmm: “Quetzalxochitl” is Aztec and means “Precious Flower, Queen”. I actually remember learning that in 8th grade)!

Baby (boy) name of the week: Quade~ (Irish) “Descendent of Uad”. (Things that make you go hmm: “Quirtsquip” is Native American and means “Chewing Elk”. Hmm, what an interesting name).

Baby (girl) name of the week: Renee~ (French) “Reborn”. Renee was most popular in the year 1967 coming in at #62.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Russell~ (English) “Red”. Russell was most popular in the year 1956 coming in at #52.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Shelby~ (English) “From the town in the hollow”. Shelby was most popular in the year 1991 coming in at #33.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Sebastian~ (Greek) “Venerable”. Sebastian was most popular in the year 2009 coming in at #70.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Tracy~ (English) “From Tracy in France”. Tracy was most popular in the year 1970 coming in at #10.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Thomas~ (Greek) “A twin”. Thomas was most popular in the year 1951 coming in at #8.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Utari~ (Indonesian) “The North”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Ulysses~ (Latin) “Wounded in the thigh”. Ulysses was most popular in the year 1952 coming in at #514.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Valerie~ (French) “Strength”. Valerie was most popular in the year 1959 coming in at #60.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Vincent~ (Latin) “Victorious”. Vincent was most popular in the year 1966 coming in at #58.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Willow~ (English) “From the willow grove”. Willow was most popular in the year 2009 coming in at #315.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Winston~ (English) “From Wina’s town”. Winston was most popular in the year 1950 coming in at #399.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Xela~ (French) “From the mountain home”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Xanto~ (Italian) “Golden”.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Yvette~ (French) “Dew”. Yvette was most popular in the year 1967 coming in at #125.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Yonah~ (Hebrew) “Dove”.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Zillah~ (Hebrew) “Shade”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Zed~ (English) “God is righteousness”.