Asa – Asa is a Hebrew name that means “healer”, wouldn’t that be perfect for a doctor in a novel? A small little palindrome name, Asa is currently #554 in popularity in the U.S. Asa was most popular here in 1881 when it reached #178. Used for both boys and girls, Asa is definitely more popular men. Actor Asa Butterfield (pictured below) was born Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield – sounds like his parents were name lover’s to me!
Zora – Zora comes from a Slavic word, meaning “dawn”. Z makes for an interesting initial and adds a cool flare to most names. Zora spelled Zorah is a Biblical place name. The most notable barrier of this name is author Zora Neale Hurston. Only 96 babies were given the name Zora in the U.S. last year. Zora has a familiar sound, without being popular.
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I hope you had a great 2014!