[Ads-l] new unisex names

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sat May 9 17:27:31 UTC 2015


I notice another trend, the "ah" years.  In 2014, for the second straight year, the most popular name for U.S. neonates identified by their parents as boys was "Noah".
The parents of girls just haven't adopted the "h" yet.  The 6 most popular girls' names in 2014 were 
   
   - Sophia
   - Emma
   - Olivia
   - Ava
   - Isabella
   - Mia
Joel
From: Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2015 12:57 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] new unisex names
   
On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 6:41 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>
> > On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 4:40 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >
> > There's Jedediah Bila (female), born in NYC in 1979. Currently with Fox
> > News.
>
> Watch for infant girls named:
>
> Obadiah
> Jeremiah
> Zacharia
> Zebulon
> Meschach
> Methuselah

In a previous thread I mentioned a girl I know, born in the early
aughts, named Nehemiah (Miah for short). Maybe her parents were
trend-setters.

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--bgz

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