Class List Time!

August 20th, 2013

Are you getting nervously excited for the start of school?  My big girl starts Kindergarten, but she’s staying at the same school for one more year so no heartache just yet.  We did get the class lists, and there were some fantastic monikers happening in this next generation.  Highlights from new names in our lives (some from summer activities) include AnnikaCollins (girl), Desmond, GenevieveGusHolland, Louis, Margaret, Mercy, MilaMiriam, Nina, NixonOrla, Oscar, PattonRex, RhysSully, SylviaThatcherViolette, Willa and Willow.  Central Texas has definitely hopped on the name nerd band wagon in a big way.  I can’t tell you how exciting this has been for me.  My children’s names fit in here far better than I ever predicted they would when they were born.

What new names have you come across?  Anything you would love to use yourself?  Share those camp and class lists!  If you feel comfortable, include your general geography too — always interesting to see what the trends are across the country / world.

Image: Jordan Ferney, Oh Happy Day! 

64 Responses to “Class List Time!”

  1. British American Says:

    What a great class list! My middle kid starts Kindergarten too – I’m anxiously awaiting the list next Monday, especially to see if there will be another Henry in his grade. We also have a large Hmong population, so there tends to be new names that I’ve never heard of before.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    My 3 year old’s (Jonah) new best friends in his preschool class are Stone and Sydney…both boys. It’s been a long time since I have heard Sidney for a boy and I’m not sure how I feel about the spelling. It seems rather feminine. By the way, we are in suburban Baltimore.

  3. tashamonster Says:

    This summer, I’ve had an Oliver, Miranda, Nora, Shah, Aiden (of course), Louise, Zane, Caleb, Liam and 2 Sophias. Most of the other names are pretty standard (Peyton, Ava, Emma, Michael). I can’t wait for my class list next week. I’m sure I will have some interesting names!
    Preschool Teacher
    Eastern part of Virginia

  4. Jaime Says:

    We live in the Kansas City, MO metro area and here are my kiddos’ class lists:

    Kindergarten:
    my fave = Merritt (little girl)
    Aniya
    Star
    Majed
    Adit
    Zoe
    Noah x2
    Chase
    Marie
    Elisa
    Giovanna
    Grant
    Adrian
    Chase
    Cohen
    Wyatt
    Lawson
    Lucy (mine)

    2nd Grade:
    Scout (girl)
    Lillian
    Maeson (boy)
    Ashlee
    Moiraine
    Lauren
    Ella
    Tra’ahna
    Jesse
    Palmer
    William
    Carson
    Max
    Elijah
    Penelope
    Abigail (Abby)
    Justin
    Olivia
    Addy
    Carter
    Norah (mine)

    My 2 year old’s daycare class (just a few that I can remember)
    Wesley
    Frankee (girl)
    Mary Grace (Molly)
    Faye
    Michael
    Alexis
    Nora
    Benjamin
    Jonathan
    Henry (mine)

  5. Alexa Says:

    I love the name list. It definitely doesn’t read like a kindergarten class. Sounds like a business meeting at an advertising firm!

  6. cara Says:

    We’re in the mountains of NC in a small but busy town. This is my daughter’s kindergarten class.

    Girls:
    Ada
    Kennedy
    Sara
    Sarafina
    Kylie
    Khaley
    Ellery (mine)
    Mackenzie
    Sophia
    Mary
    Jenna
    Adriauna

    Boys:
    Charles
    Jaden
    Miller
    Milo
    Nehemiah
    Ben
    Jack
    Nicholas
    Alex
    Lance

  7. Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist Says:

    Merritt and Scout are two of my favorites.

  8. Abby@AppMtn Says:

    Mary Grace called Molly? LOVE it!

  9. Kristen Says:

    Awe, I have a Merit, love that someone used my favorite name as well (even if I am not a fan of the Merritt spelling)!! Moiraine is also very cool!

  10. LoriL Says:

    Is Moiraine pronounced like Maureen?

  11. Katybug Says:

    My son isn’t in school yet, but here are some of the names from the toddler classes at his daycare (urban North Texas). I totally missed that you had moved to Central Texas, welcome!
    Girls:
    Lucia
    Karolina (kar-oh-lee-na, gorgeous!)
    Anniston
    Catherine
    Katoria

    Boys:
    Luke
    Davis
    Cliff
    Grant
    Drew
    Nate
    Conrad (mine)
    Brandon
    Chase

    Multi-syllable girls and mono-syllable boys are all the rage here, apparently.

  12. CSB Says:

    Here’s a combo of 4 kindergarten classes in central Ohio — a very white, non-diverse area. I’m not sure on girl/boy for a lot of these since they’re in other classes.

    Abigail
    Addison
    Adela
    Anna
    Asher (x2)
    Austin
    Bennett (x2)
    Braden
    Brady (x3)
    Brayden
    Brynn
    Camden
    Cameron
    Charlee
    Charles
    Chloe
    Claire
    Clark
    Connor
    Daniel
    Derek
    Dexter
    Dominic
    Elijah
    Gabriella
    Gianna
    Grace (x3)
    Gracyn
    Gunnar
    Hayden
    Holton
    Hunter
    Isabella
    Ivy
    Jackson (x2)
    Jacob (x2)
    JC
    John (x2)
    Keira
    Kendra
    Kinsley
    Kylie
    Langley (girl)
    Lauren
    Leila
    Leo
    Leonard
    Livia
    Lizeth
    Lorelai
    Macy
    Madden
    Madelynn
    Madilyn
    Mario
    Maston
    Matthew
    Max
    Maxwell
    Mia
    Michael
    Natalie
    Nathan
    Nathaniel
    Nicolas
    Owen
    Payton
    River
    Rory (girl, mine)
    Samantha
    Samuel
    Sophia
    Sydney
    Teagan
    Tyler (x2)
    Zachary (x2)

  13. Stephanie Says:

    I haven’t mastered the kindergarten list yet, but my daughter’s infant room at her daycare is full of name nerd names:
    Roosevelt
    Harvey
    Maya
    Oliver
    Noah
    Finn
    Coretta (Cora) – my daughter

  14. Stephanie Says:

    Meant to mention- we’re in Sacramento, CA.

  15. Stephanie Says:

    Some other kids in his class (or other friends of his) are:

    Boys: Wyatt, Desmond, Jack, Warren, Keyandre (sp?)

    Girls: Emily, Natalie, Reaghan, Alyssa, Lillian, Eva

  16. Stef Says:

    This is the second Collins (girl) I’ve heard of in just the past few days

  17. K Says:

    Loving Harvey. Adorable.

  18. K Says:

    a friend of mine just had a Collins (girl) too – a new trend?

  19. Stephanie Says:

    Oh…and Tristan (a boy)!

  20. nmp233 Says:

    These are some from my girls’ K and first grade classes in MA.
    Aiden (M)
    Alice (F)
    Amirah (F)
    Andre (M)
    Anthony (M)
    Aram (M)
    Ariel (M)
    Chloe (F)
    Coby (M)
    Daniella (F)
    David (M)
    Eitan (M)
    Elian (M)
    Emilia (F)
    Gabriella (F)
    Genevieve (F) (mine)
    Isabel (F)
    Jacob (M)
    Josephine (F) (mine)
    Kalina (F)
    Liam (M)
    Liel (F)
    Marshall (M)
    Michael (M)
    Moiselle (F)
    Mouri (M)
    Natalie (F)
    Nathan (M)
    Nika (F)
    Noa (F)
    Sarina (F)
    Shreya (F)
    Zadie (F)

  21. Ann Says:

    I am a fifth grade teacher at a small school outside Washington DC. My class this year:

    Nyamekye (Yaw-ma-che)
    Bethania
    Markos
    Dayton
    Alexandra “Alex”
    Layla
    Gregory
    Nathaniel
    Matthew
    Noel
    Victoria
    Isaac
    Josemari
    Rudy
    Yoliana
    Sebastian
    Noah

  22. L. Says:

    The I-year-old room at a downtown Atlanta daycare:
    Eleni
    Lena
    Natalia (Lia)
    Srinika
    Margaret (Maisy) – mine
    Gabriella
    Max
    Ryan
    Lucas (Luke)
    Reeve (girl)
    Enzo
    Stella
    I love this group of names!

  23. Angie Says:

    I wish I could get a class list ahead of time. I’m left asking around and at the moment, I only know four kids in my daughter’s first grade class: Sophia, Chloe, Evan, and Hunter.

    I live in western Massachusetts in a middle-class former mill town. The kid’s names are very similar to CSB’s class lists in central Ohio.

    The most interesting name I have come across was a Cornelius in my daughter’s kindergarten class last year. Another of the more unusual names is Loretta. She was named after her great-grandmother.

    One of the other slightly ahead of trend names (for 6 year-olds) besides my daughter (Fiona) is Alice.

    Other than that there are the expected names: Ava, Sofia, Ellie (may really be Ella), Autumn, Gianna, Aiden, Nevaeh, Caleb, Braeden. The big names for boys are Evan, Elijah and Keegan. I know at least two under age 7 in my town.

    There are twins in my daughter’s class named Elijah and Keegan (I may be misspelling Keegan) and another set of twins (girl/boy) named Nina and Cameron.

    There are two girls named Jordan, but one spells it Jordon (after her dad Don) and her mom regrets that spelling now that she sees all the hassle it has caused her in school.

    There are a lot of unconventional spellings. There is a Viktoriah. There are other less conventional names with unusual spellings that I can’t even begin to figure out. One sounds very pretty Joo-LEE-ah (like Julia with a stress on the second instead of the first syllable) and the spelling is very complicated.

  24. Katybug Says:

    That’s the second mention of Gianna, which I find really interesting. I have a baby niece by that name, and I thought it was quite unusual. Maybe it is more common in other regions of the country?

  25. Sophia Says:

    No babies of my own yet, but here’s all the kids I can remember from three of my sisters’ classes, plus their siblings and middle names if I know them:

    (3rd grade)
    Imogen Plum “Imoo” (my sister)- Jessie May, Tallulah Rose “Lulu”, Ruby Queen, Olive Frances, Scarlett Grace and Aloysius Edward
    Valentino “Val”- Eva and Abel
    Miro
    Milou Pia- Jasper and Piper (boy)
    Hazel Eliza- Oscar and Spike
    Marlo (boy)- Wynifred “Wyni”
    Nimowei Blixa “Nimi”- Elke Willow and Oscar Vittorio
    Daniel- Eloise
    Joshua
    Cody- Zadie
    Sigrid Mary “Ziggy”- Claudia, Samuel “Sam” and Dominic
    Jett- Zephyr (both boys)
    Oliver- Mishka (boy)
    Angus- Cheyenne Sadie-Su, Mariah Mary, Lulu, Tahlia and Nakomis Rose
    Henri- Jack, Izrael (girl), Sequani (boy) and Francis
    Amy- Joy

    (7th grade)
    Scarlett Grace (my sister)- Jessie May, Tallulah Rose “Lulu”, Ruby Queen, Olive Frances, Sylvan Kel, Imogen Plum and Aloysius Edward
    Eve- Lola and Verity
    Rebecca- Sarah
    Isabella Pearl “Pearl”- Oliver
    Eli Martin Lewin- Freya Jessie and Sophie Solveig
    Cassidy (boy)- Melody
    Spencer- Grace Ariel Rose and Lewis
    Nicholas “Nickel”- Annabelle “Annie” and Asher Taree
    Rory Andrew (boy)- Alistair, Frances Aileen and Esther Isabella
    Oliver “Ollie”- Joel Edwin Malibi, Finnian Robert “Finn” and Ruby Louise
    Tahlia- Cheyenne Sadie-Su, Mariah Mary, Lulu, Angus and Nakomis Rose
    Benjamin “Ben”- Alexander “Alex”, William “Will” and Ned
    Aidan- Jarrah, Callum and Ben
    Lilly- Jemma and Ruby
    Millacent “Milla”

    (9th grade)
    Olive Frances (my sister)- Jessie May, Tallulah Rose “Lulu”, Ruby Queen, Scarlett Grace, Imogen Plum and Aloysius Edward
    Bethany- Ella and William
    Freya- Aretha
    Dylan- Louis
    Sunday (boy)- Yau Ka (boy)
    Lulu- Cheyenne Sadie-Su, Mariah Mary, Tahlia, Angus and Nakomis Rose
    Jade (changed her name from Indyah)- Ella and Finyan
    Jessica
    Mathilde Jennie
    Benjamin- Harrison and Mietta
    Taro- Hanako and Sascha Jade
    Quinn (boy)- Jack, Patrick, Finnegan “Finn” and Caspar
    Samuel “Sam”- Claudia, Dominic and Sigrid Mary “Ziggy”
    Nell Bridget “Nellie”- Lucy and Harriet
    Joseph “Joe”- Edward and Leila
    Galen Maxwell (boy)
    Isabella- Siena
    Ned- Rowan (boy) and Gabriel
    Amelia- Oliver
    Indigo- Isabelle “Belle”

    I’m in Melbourne, Aus, but they’re in a country town about 1.5 hours ago full of very creative people!

  26. Angie Says:

    Gianna is not unheard of here. I wouldn’t say it’s as common as Sophia, Olivia or Ava but it’s familiar on kids in this area.

    My 6 year old daughter has a friend named Gianna and my 11 year old niece in the next town over has a friend named Gianna.

  27. KW Says:

    Urban NC preschoolers:
    Natalie (mine)
    Eleanor (mine)
    Jayla
    Christopher
    Charlotte
    Landon
    Caroline
    Raines (boy)
    Sam
    Peyton (girl)
    Ava
    Caleb
    Jack
    Avery
    Brayden
    Parker
    Xzavier
    Isaiah
    Hannah
    Max
    Kenya
    Kaley
    Logan
    Adrian
    Judson
    Lauren
    Grace
    Asher
    Matthew
    Sarah
    Carter
    Jackson
    Blair
    William
    Emma
    Liam
    Grayson
    Manuela (“Mona”)
    Olivia
    Winston (boy)
    Ruby
    Ben
    Allison (Allie)
    Zachary
    James
    Michael
    Woodrow (“Woody”)
    Ruthie Belle
    Rachel
    Isla
    Lucy
    Paige
    Carson (boy)
    Savannah
    Isaac
    Christina (“Tina”)
    Kennedy
    Aidan
    Selah

  28. Katrina Says:

    My son’s kindy class at a very internationally mixed private school:
    Boys:
    Sander
    Oliver
    Kieran
    Daniel
    Jacob (jack)
    Liam
    Harjan
    Thijmen
    Caleb
    Taiga
    Xavier
    Thomas

    Girls:
    Zoe
    Charlotte
    Aaliyah
    Rose
    Sasha
    Sadie
    Gigi-Rose
    Jasmine

  29. Katrina Says:

    Forgot to mention we are in Perth australia

  30. Nelle Says:

    Moiraine is a character from Robert Jordan’s ‘Wheel of Time’ series. In that series, it’s pronounced ‘mwah-RAIN.’

  31. Britsh American Says:

    Notable Kindergarten names from the midwest US from 3 classes:

    Annabelle x2
    Howard x2
    Brady x2
    Raylen (I would guess girl, but when I looked it up online it seems unisex.)
    Everytt
    Cassaundra
    Gretchen
    Pila
    Avy
    Serina
    Alina
    Izabela Jean
    Quintin
    Quinn (b? g?)
    Laquan
    Hailyn
    Hayleigh
    Kaylie
    Kaedin
    Caden
    Nicole
    Jimmy
    Lyric

    There’s also an “early childhood” class. I guess the children must be 4? Most exciting names in that class:

    Emely
    Heaven

    From 3rd grade:

    Jacqueline x2
    Colton
    Camden
    Cayden
    Payton (g)
    Kennedy (b)

  32. Megan Says:

    Our infant son Wyatt just started daycare and we are learning some names. So far the most unique is Callum (M). Also liking Elliot (M) and Caroline. But by the number of Wyatts on these class lists, I’m sure ours won’t be the only one in class by the time he reaches school age (which we kind of figured).

    If our second child is a girl, Holland is my pick for a first name. Funny to see it mentioned in the post — here I thought it was so off the beaten path!

  33. Laurabeth Says:

    Coming from southeast Missouri…

    Infant, two-year old, and a few other classrooms:
    Micah (girl)
    Josephine
    Naomi
    Gus
    Connor
    Emmy
    Declan
    Sophia
    Nico
    Mabrie
    Davey (girl)
    Rhett
    Waylon
    Cadence
    Drew (girl)
    Grayson

  34. Kim Says:

    Your daughters are Genevieve and Josephine? GORGEOUS!

  35. Sydney Says:

    Here’s a sampling of some of the Montessori and Kindergarten students (and their siblings) at my K-12 school, South Texas.

    Sierra
    George (Same, Gage)
    Cyan
    Henry (Owen, Sophia, Luke)
    Olive (Sophie, Josie)
    Lottie
    Abbey (Zizi)
    Luke (Connor, Donovan)
    Hadley
    Tharum (Nandini)
    John
    Samuel (Sophia)
    Max
    Shaaz
    Jane
    Gabriel (Federico, Emilio)
    Glory
    Clayton (Foster)
    Quincy (Julian)
    Annie
    Wylie (Stella)
    Saaya (Ria)
    Jordi (Tatiana, Laura)
    Pearl (Hudson)
    Lila Grace (William)
    Oliver (Marc)
    Cesar
    Jove (Julian)
    Thomas Finn
    Clara (Ines)
    Alice (Lilly)
    Tristan (Landon)
    Christian (Anna)
    Myrka (Camila)
    Eve (Juliana, Mary Caroline)
    Truman
    Miguel (Cristi, Alvaro, Marcela)
    Kennedy
    Carter (Cate)
    Claudia
    Wells (Tres, Adele)
    Sarah (Matty)
    George (Elizabeth “Lilla,” Oliver)
    Mateo (Nicolas)
    Roshan (Sonia)
    Guillermo (Joaquin)
    Sloane
    Ava (Sophia)

    In other primary school grades, there is also a Byron and Tennyson (girl)!

  36. Sydney Says:

    Some of my mom’s South Texas pre-school students:

    Janelle
    Ava
    Madison
    Margaret “Margie”
    Riley
    Sydney (Adeline, Luke)
    Bella
    Caitlin

    Jack
    Barrett
    Gavin
    Jaxon (Judah)
    Gage (Cash)
    Aarez
    Calixto “Cali”
    Sam

  37. waltzingmorethanmatilda Says:

    What a fantastic class list – loving Orla and Sylvia! I’m so glad that you’re just as good style fit with Texas as you were in New York.

    The school year starts in February here, but back at the start of 2013 I saw a girl named Phonique on a class list. (Australia, east coast).

  38. jokirke Says:

    Brooklyn, NY

    Alma
    Charlotte
    Theo
    Lia
    Iris
    Jodh
    Rainer
    Milo
    Naomi
    Sasha
    Darius
    Gabriella
    Ashriya
    Coco
    Lila J
    Lorenzo
    Louise
    Maeve
    Mila
    Otto
    Rafa
    Sky
    Sonja
    Teo

  39. MeggieB Says:

    I don’t know everyone yet, but in my son’s Midwestern kindergarten we have Samuel (mine, called Sam), Carter, Carson, Devon (boy), Molly, Dallee (girl), Olivia, Valerie, Jaiken (boy, pr. Jake-in) and August (boy, called Augie). Funnily enough, Augie has a little brother named Ambrose and I actually know another set of brothers named Augie, Ambrose, and Axel! :)

    I have a 3 month old Margaret Rose (Maggie) and the babies I know around her age are one boy (Ezra) and two girls (Nora and Louise).

  40. MeggieB Says:

    I wondered if we’d see more girls named Collins popping up after the Blind Side came out in 2009; it’s the teen daughter in the movie. Well, in real life too! :)

  41. Martina Says:

    A friend’s baby girl in Nashville is Gianna. She’s close to a year old.

  42. Martina Says:

    My daughter’s 2 year old preschool class is small:

    Alianna (mine)
    Cruz
    Holland
    Ryman
    Wesley

    Is Ryman getting trendy anywhere else in the country or is a Nashville/Country music thing? I know of 3 Rymans in my neighborhood. (All girls)

  43. Ashley Says:

    My son’s 3 yr old preschool class in Knoxville, TN:
    Boys:
    Turner (mine)
    Luke
    Grant
    Jax
    Liam
    Levi (x2)
    Jacob
    James
    Mason

    Girls:
    Marlee (and I know of another little girl with this name)
    Graycen
    Audrie
    Emily

    Also last year his beat friends were Rory ( a girl whose sister is named Wren) and Bella (whose sister is named Remi). It seems like around here parents stick with traditional names for boys and ‘play around’ much more with girls’ names. I am due in 4 weeks with a girl who we are naming Adeline Elizabeth and calling Elle. I really am loving the return of the old-fashioned names, and the trend away from the cheerleadery sounding name like my own (Ashley).

  44. mama Says:

    We live in CT in a very Italian area and we know 5 Giana’s… ages 3-11

  45. Sarah Says:

    My daughter’s 2 year old class in Philadelphia:

    Naomi (mine)
    Jack
    William
    Harley (girl)
    Eliza
    Zoey
    Eamon
    Brady
    Scarlett
    Pia
    Reagan
    Desmond

  46. Ning Says:

    I’m actually really surprised to see that there aren’t very many Olivias around despite it being top 5! Which is good for me because we did name our latest addition Olivia, knowing full well of its popularity (even though we don’t personally know any in our circle), because nothing else fit.

    Anyway, here are the more notable names of kids around us right now:

    Boys:
    Cesar
    Micah (mine)
    Maxwell
    Eli
    Christian
    Arthur
    Phin (Phineas)
    Sheldon
    Silas

    Girls:
    Rosemary
    Marigold (sister to Rosemary)
    Abigail (3 of them!)
    Autumn
    Kimber (Mine-short for Kimberly)
    Claire
    Iris
    Maddison
    Annabel
    Amelia

    And then my favorite sib-set:
    Eloise
    Constance
    Violet

    I personally love the name Constance.

  47. Rachel Says:

    I’ve only ever heard Tristan as a boy’s name.

  48. Nicole O. Says:

    Here’s my daughter’s 6th grade class list. We’re in California. The best part is that this year they posted some middle names too.

    Logan
    Fernanda
    Jshawn
    Serena
    Canon Michael
    Anna
    Sally Mae
    Adelyn
    Tyra Rena
    Joie Lynn
    Aya Victoria
    Benjamin Isaac
    Zaire Alonzo
    Emma
    Raymond Gabriel
    Cayden
    Abbryanna Joy
    Jace
    Omar
    Noah Gregory
    Dominic
    Sapphire Gabriella
    Arabella “Ari” Daisy (mine)
    Ian Nathaniel
    Brandon Thomas
    Serenity Oniese
    Simon
    Ava Juliet
    Nicholas Christian
    Amber
    Joseph Caleb Lee

    And I took a picture of the other 6th grade class list too, because I’m crazy like that:

    Alec Blaine
    Garrett Steven
    Angelo
    Tanner Jacob
    Shaina
    Tyler Andrew
    Amy
    McCormick
    Sophie Grace
    Micaiah
    Logan Robert
    Jonah
    Wyatt
    Erin
    Isabella Rose
    Ivan
    Veronica Yitzel
    Meredith Felice
    Jason Conrad
    Kaliya Tayo
    Brianna
    Andrew
    Pilar Giselle
    Ian Jonathan
    Mara Olivia
    Cameron Michael
    Ryland James
    Allyson Nicole
    Tricia Jennifer
    Johnnie

  49. Dellitt Says:

    I agree that when I see Sydney I’m more likely to think girl than with Sidney. But I think it’s still fine for a boy. Sydnie and Sydnee on the other hand….

    And that’s neat to hear it used on a boy.

  50. Dellitt Says:

    Love Nehemiah! But I never see it used.

  51. Stephanie Says:

    I actually new a girl Tristan when I was growing up. She was one of my best friend’s sisters. But, I agree, it is usually used for a boy.

  52. Jodi Says:

    Here is a list of my daughter’s day care in Brooklyn, NY:

    Aiden
    Beatrice
    Brody
    Ersi
    Eva
    Jane
    Jessica
    Jessica
    Julia
    Justin
    Lisa
    Lucas
    Mary
    Naomi
    Naziha
    Olivia (mine)
    Owen
    Ritaj
    Scarlett
    Taylor (boy)
    Toni

  53. Laura Says:

    Our kindergarten class this year:

    Girls:

    Amelia
    Sofiya
    Maya
    Nicole
    Alina
    Sabrina
    Abrianna
    Xienna
    Michelle
    Olivia
    Madelyn
    Vivian

    Boys:

    Isaac
    Luis (pronounced Louise)
    Jakub
    Joshua
    Kendrick
    Travis
    Jahsiah
    Carlos
    Alan
    Jaythen
    Alanzio

  54. Michelle Says:

    The most unique name I have found is Yume(girl) pronounced you-may

  55. Name Enthusiast Says:

    I go to an all girls private Catholic high school (haha I’m 15) and there are countless Marias, Marys and Maries (middle name). Other than that, there are a lot of pretty interesting names.
    Laya Isabel
    Marion Frances
    Sczyreel (craziest spelling of Cyrille I’ve heard)
    Leona Francesca Marie
    Victoria Cara
    More absurd names:
    Esteffany (or Estefanny, either way it makes me gag)
    Moley
    Cinderella
    Rapunzel
    There are a lot of Patricias and Beatrices too.

  56. Samantha Says:

    I am currently a freshman in my first year of college. Of course, I can’t list all of the thousands of names that I have heard around campus , but I did want to throw out there the names of the girls in my section of dorm, and some of the boys that live here too. It should be an interesting flashback to about 20 years ago.

    Girls:
    Heather
    Renee
    Sasha
    Rebecca
    Annika
    Beatrice
    Anna
    Jillian
    Nicole
    Samantha
    Kerry
    Kyra
    Morgan
    Suraye (from Belize! Goes by Suri)
    Caitlyn
    Mai
    Abigial
    Sarah
    Alexis

    Boys:
    Eric
    Alexander (x2)
    Matthew
    Andrew
    Alec
    Stuart
    Ryan (x2)
    Benjamin
    Kyle
    Kenneth
    Grant (x2)

  57. Sonny Says:

    Gianna is in the top ten in New Jersey. I think it appeals to Italian-American parents who want something that sounds modern. Most people seem to be mispronouncing it, though (it would be JAHN-nah not Gee-AH-nah in Italian).

  58. Kate Says:

    Grade 3/4 class at a school in Australia

    Girls:
    Amy
    Camryn
    Emily
    Phoebe
    Sasha
    Jessica
    Zoe
    Tarsha
    Erin
    Clancy
    Abbey
    Katie
    Lily

    Boys
    Harri
    Matty
    Cooper
    Will
    Henry
    Ari
    Patrick
    James
    Lockie
    Clint
    Jacob

  59. Christina Fonseca Says:

    Just checking in :-)

  60. Vanessa P Says:

    HELP!
    I couldn’t figure out where else to post this but this site has been a staple in my pregnancy naming game!! Pregnant with our 4th. We’ve decided on the name Hayes (boy). Having trouble with a middle name. Other kids are Rylee Grace, Bronson Ryder, and Easton Brandt. Anyone with suggestions?? We try to stay a little off the beaten path but nothing too crazy. Thanks!!!

  61. Katherine Says:

    Here are the some of the names from my school directory.

    Nailah
    Kourtney
    Chaz
    Rodney
    Mariah
    Arsene
    Tajae
    Ja’mar
    Isis
    Louise
    Ilse
    Alec
    Davontae
    Dainiarra
    Hasson
    Leandra, Leah, Leeann, & Leigh (sisters)
    Adanya
    Kamy’a
    Makaeda
    Tamiya
    Meridian
    Lindiwe
    Saniya
    Paz
    Zico
    Dilya
    Yu Da
    Simra
    Amaziah
    Amie
    LeoFrancis
    Delijah
    Blu Brown (first and last)
    Toochukwu & Onyekachukwu (siblings)
    Boris
    Graziella
    Janiyah
    Esko
    Milena
    McKenzie
    Elena & Evan (twins)

  62. Katherine Says:

    These are just the ones that caught my attention

  63. Sarah Says:

    My girls go to an all girls pre-school, their second year classes (ages 2-4) are as follows:

    Alison “Ali”
    Alyssa “Lyssie”
    Bella
    Cadie
    Celeste
    Dakota
    Elizabeth “Eliza”
    Elizabeth “Bethie”
    Emily
    Felicity “Flick” (mine, twin of Meredith)
    Gwen (mine)
    Hadley
    Hayden
    Jess (just Jess)
    Kaya
    McKenna
    McKinley
    Mia
    Mollie
    Paige
    Riley
    Rory
    Ruth (better known as “Ruthie”)
    Surie

    Ashlyn
    Aubrey
    Brooklyn
    Callie
    Desiree
    Emery
    Grace-Lynn “Gracie”
    Hermione “Mina”
    Ivy
    Jocelyn
    Josefine “Josi”
    Julia
    Kendall
    Lanie
    Layla
    Lyndsey (twin of Marisol)
    Maddie (just Maddie)
    Marisol (twin of Lyndsey)
    Meredith (mine, twin of Felicity)
    Mia
    Regan (sometimes goes by “Rae” depending on who it is)
    Sage
    Savannah
    Skylar

    I was fairly surprised to see such a diverse group of girls names when I found out their classes. I wasn’t surprised, however, to find a Mia in each class, two Elizabeth’s, a Paige, Brooklyn, Kendall or a Maddie. This school year was the first year I’ve come across a ‘just Jess’ and ‘just Maddie’ as well as an actual little Hermione and the spelling of Josefine.

    The nicknames this year are interesting, some very cute ones: Lyssie for Alyssa; Eliza and Bethie for two very different little Elizabeth’s; but Mina for Hermione caught my eye the most, Hermione is my daughter’s best friend and has always gone by Mina, however even her parents are not sure how they came across Mina as a nn. Still very cute nonetheless.

  64. You Can't Call It "It"! Says:

    Love your girls’ names! And Hermione nn Mina is genius. Never thought of that before. Ruthie and Celeste are so charming, too.

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