The Third 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. And the second year is found here. Below is the collection of the baby names selected from the third year (mostly in 2012) 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 (girl) name of the week: Alicia~ (English) “Of noble kin”. Alicia was most popular in the year 1984 coming in at #40.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Anthony~ (Latin) “Praiseworthy”. Anthony was most popular in the year 2007 coming in at #7.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Bonnie~ (English) “Pretty girl”. Bonnie was most popular in the year 1950 coming in at #33.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Bernie~ (French) “Bold as a bear”. Bernie was most popular in the year 1960 coming in at #525.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Charlotte~ (English) “Free”. Charlotte was most popular in the year 2009 coming in at #68.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Connor~ (Irish) “Wolf lover”. Connor was most popular in the year 2004 coming in at #38.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Dorthea~ (Greek) “Gift of God”. Dorthea was most popular in the year 1950 coming in at #464.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Daniel~ (Hebrew) “God is my judge”. Daniel was most popular in the year 1985 coming in at #5.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Emily~ (English) “To strive or excel or rival”. Emily was most popular in the year 1999 coming in at #1.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Ethan~ (Hebrew) “Firm, strong”. Ethan was most popular in the year 2009 coming in at #2.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Faith~ (English) “Faith”. Faith was most popular in the year 2002 coming in at #48.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Franklin~ (English) “Free man”. Franklin was most popular in the year 1951 coming in at #152.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Gretchen~ (German) “A pearl”. Gretchen was most popular in the year 1973 coming in at #191.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Gavin~ (English) “White hawk”. Gavin was most popular in the year 2008 coming in at #30.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Holly~ (English) “Plant with red berries”. Holly was most popular in the year 1983 coming in at #48.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Hayden~ (English) “From the hay downs”. Hayden was most popular in the year 2007 coming in at #71.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Isis~ (Egyptian) “Throne”. Isis was most popular in the year 2005 coming in at #522.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Ian~ (Scottish) “God is gracious”. (Celtic version of John). Ian was most popular in the year 2003 coming in at #65.

In honor of Twin Week, two names were selected this week. Baby (girl) names of the week: Jeanine~ (French) “God is gracious”. Jeanine was most popular in the year 1960 coming in at #324. Julia~ (Latin) “Youthful, downy”. Julia was most popular in the year 2001 coming in at #27.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Jacob~ (Hebrew) “Supplanter”.  Jacob was most popular in the year 1999 coming in at #1.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Kathy~ (Pure) “English”.  Kathy was most popular in the year 1958 coming in at #14.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Keanu~ (Polynesian/Hawaiian) “Cool mountain breeze”.  Keanu was most popular in the year 1995 coming in at #538.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Lisa~ (English) “God is my oath”.  Lisa was most popular in the year 1965 coming in at #1.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Leo~ (Italian) “Lion”.  Leo was most popular in the year 1951 coming in at #156.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Madelyn~ (English) “Woman from Magdala”.  Madelyn was most popular in the year 2009 coming in at #59.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Maximus~ (Latin) “Greatest”.  Maximus was most popular in the year 2011 coming in at #212.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Noelle~ (French) “Born on Christmas Day”.  Noelle was most popular in the year 2011 coming in at #357.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Noah~ (Hebrew) “Rest, Peace”.  Noah was most popular in the year 2011 coming in at #5.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Oke~ (Polynesian/Hawaiian) “Deer lover”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Oliver~ (English) “Elf army”.  Oliver was most popular in the year 2011 coming in at #78.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Petra~ (Greek) “Rock”.  Petra was most popular in the year 1950 coming in at #758. (Side note: #758 hardly seems like it made the charts!) Does anyone know a Petra?

Baby (boy) name of the week: Perry~ (English) “Dweller by the pear tree”.  Perry was most popular in the year 1959 coming in at #132.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Quinta~ (Latin) “Fifth”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Quintin~ (Latin) “Fifth”.  Quintin was most popular in the year 1990 coming in at #504.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Rana~ (Arabic) “Glittery object, noticable”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Ryan~ (Irish) “Descendant of the king”.  Ryan was most popular in the year 1986 coming in at #11.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Savannah~ (Native American) “Open plain”.  Savannah was most popular in the year 2006 coming in at #30.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Seth~ (Hebrew) “Appointed”.  Seth was most popular in the year 2000 coming in at #63.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Teagan~ (Irish) “Little poet”.  Teagan was most popular in the year 2011 coming in at #213.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Tate~ (English) “Cheerful”.  Tate was most popular in the year 2005 coming in at #382.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Ulani~ (Polynesian/Hawaiian) “Cheerful”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Ugo~ (Italian) “Mind, Spirit”.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Valentina~ (Latin) “Strength, health”.  Valentina was most popular in the year 2011 coming in at #153.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Vance~ (English) “From the marsh”.  Vance was most popular in the year 1967 coming in at #328.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Whitney~ (English) “From the white island”.  Whitney was most popular in the year 1986 coming in at #32.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Wade~ (English) “Traveller/Traveler”.  Wade was most popular in the year 1966 coming in at #183.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Xandra~ (English) “Defender of the people. Also a short form of Alexandra.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Xavier~ (Latin) “The new house”. Xavier was most popular in the year 2007 coming in at #68.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Yari~ (Russian) “Calm”. Yari was most popular in the year 1996 coming in at #2765. (It really did say that was the ranking.)

Baby (boy) name of the week: Yuki~ (Japanese) “Snow or Lucky/Blessed”. The first time I researched this, it said Yuki was most popular in the year 1996 coming in at #1912. The second time I researched it, it said Yuki was most popular in 2013 coming in at #1138, so I guess this year beats out the previous ranking.

Baby (girl) name of the week: Ziva ~ (Hebrew) “Brilliance, Brightness”.

Baby (boy) name of the week: Zachary ~ (Hebrew) “God has remembered”. Zachary was most popular in the year 1994 coming in at #12.