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The Names of the Week – Tallulah & Matteo

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In an effort to bring you more juicy name articles, the Names of the Week posts will be moving over to my facebook page and instagram.  But don’t fret, you still get two fresh new name each week!

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Have a safe & wonderful 4th of July!

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Names of the Week – Aria & Holden!

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The Names of the Week are Aria & Holden


Aria

Aria has a variety of meanings.  An Aria may be a song or melody.  The Aramaic meaning of Aria is lioness and in Italian Aria means Aria.  One thing for sure, the name Aria has spiked in popularity in recent years.  Aria entered the U.S. top 1,000 for the first time in the year 2000.  Since then Aria has climbed in popularity every year and is currently #31 for girls in the U.S.  The spelling variation of Arya is #216.

A few places you may have heard the name Aria…
* Aria Montgomery – character on the show Pretty Little Liars
* Arya Stark – character in the Game of  Thrones series
* Aria Torres – character on the show Grey’s Anatomy 
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Saint Aria – ancient Roman martyr

Alternative Spellings – Arya, Arria

A few Nickname ideas – Ari, Airie, Ria, Ree

A few middle name ideas for the name Aria:
Aria Sage
Aria Bridget
Aria Rowan
Aria Celine
Aria Lorelei
Aria Joleen

If you like the name Aria, you may also like..
Ayla, Ariana, Aurora, Arlene, Daria, or Rhea.

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Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery & Holden Caulfield

Holden

Holden comes from an Old English surname meaning deep valley.  Many of us came to know this name as the protagonist in J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.  Holden was most popular in 2013, and is currently #292 for boys in the U.S.

A few places you may have heard the name Holden…
* Holden Caulfield – character in The Catcher in the Rye
* Brian Holden – Singer
* Holden Strauss – character on the show Pretty Little Liars
* Holden – Car brand

Alternative Spellings – Holdyn, Holdenn, Huldon

A few Nickname ideas – Den, Denn, Holt

A few middle name ideas for the name Holden:
Holden Wesley
Holden Scott
Holden Thatcher
Holden Levi
Holden Julius
Holden Blythe

If you like the name Holden, you may also like..
Hudson, Hayden, Harper, Harrison, Lincoln, or Caledon.

What do you think of the names Aria & Holden?

Happy Summer,
~Meagan

14 Names of the Week!

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A Name a day June 15-21st!
This week I’ll be featuring 2 Names Everyday!


Monday, June 15th – Thora & Idris

Thora is an Old Norse name meaning thunder. Perhaps the most recognizable namesake is actress Thora Birch. Thora was last in the U.S. top 1,000 in 1923.

Idris has both Arabic roots, meaning interpreter, and Welsh roots, meaning ardent lord.  Actor Idris Elba was actually born Idrissa Akuna Elba. Idris has never been in the U.S. top 1,000.

Tuesday, June 16th – Cadence & Maxwell

Cadence is a word name meaning a rhythm, flow, or beat. Cadence entered the U.S. top 1,000 in 2002, and is currently #335 in popularity.  Cadence has been the name of characters in many books and films, including the novel We Were Liars, and the show Nashville.

Maxwell is a Scottish surname meaning Mack’s stream. Maxwell has been in the U.S. top 1,000 since 1900, currently at #107 in popularity. There are numerous notable people bearing this name. I love the tie to The Beatles song Maxwell Silver Hammer.

Wednesday, June 17th – Eloise & Jonah

Eloise is derived from the name Heloise, meaning healthy and wide.  Eloise is the name of a spunky girl in the children’s book series by Kay Thompson. Currently #300 for girls, Eloise hasn’t been this popular in the U.S. since 1946.

Jonah is a Hebrew name meaning dove. Jonah may mean dove, though it’s often associated with the Old Testament man who was swallowed by a whale. Jonah is currently #138 in popularity.

Thursday, June 18th – Paisley & Ford

Paisley is both a Scottish surname meaning church and a fabric pattern. Paisley is currently #53 in the U.S., the highest it has ever been in popularity – nearly twice as popular as it was in 2012!

Ford is an Old English surname meaning one who dwells near the Ford.  It is the surname of legendary American inventor, Henry Ford.  Currently #883 in popularity, Ford peaked in 1900.

Friday, June 19th – Kendra & Otis

Kendra is an English name meaning knowledge. Kendra was the name of Albus Dumbledore’s mother in the Harry Potter Series. Most popular in 1987, Kendra is currently #259 for girls in the U.S.

Otis has Old German and Old English roots meaning wealthy. The Adventures of Milo and Otis chronicles Milo, a yellow cat, and Otis, a lovable pug.  Otis has not been in the U.S. top 1,000 since 1994.

Saturday, June 20th –  Bianca & Eli

Bianca is an Italian name meaning white. Bianca is one of the main characters in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.  Bianca is declining in popularity, currently #360 for girls in the U.S.

Eli is a Hebrew name meaning ascended. Eli is often used as a nickname for names such as Elijah, Elias, and Elliott, though it is a complete name on it’s own. Eli is currently #49 for boys in the U.S.

Sunday, June 21st – Abigail & Arthur

Abigail is a Hebrew name meaning my father is joyful. Quite fitting for a baby girl born on Father’s Day. Currently #8 in popularity, Abigail has been a top 10  name for girls in the U.S. since 2001.

Arthur is a Celtic name meaning bear. The name of a legendary king and one of my beloved family patriarchs, Arthur is currently currently #306 in popularity.

Follow me on instagram @tulipbyanyname to learn more about these names, including alternatives, nicknames and middle name ideas!

Happy Father’s Day!
~Meagan

Names of the Week – Genevieve & Colin

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The Names of the Week are Genevieve & Colin


Genevieve

Genevieve is a French name meaning tribe woman.  Both the French pronunciation zhahn-vee-EV, and the English pronunciation JEN-ə-veev are quite elegant.  Genevieve is one of my personal favorite names.  As a nickname lover I love all the options Genevieve provides, from Evie to Neve.  Currently at #210, Genevieve has steadily been rising in recent years.

A few places you may have heard the name Genevieve…
* Genevieve Gorder – TV Host & Designer
* Genevieve Cortese – Actor
* Genevieve Angelson –  Actor
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Saint Genevieve – Patron Saint of Paris

Alternative Spellings – Geneviève, Jenevieve

A few Nickname ideas – Eve, Evie, Gen, Genna, Gia, Gigi, Ginny, Ivy, Neva, Neve, Nevie, Viv, Viva, or Vivi

A few middle name ideas for the name Genevieve:
Genevieve Colette
Genevieve Luna
Genevieve Helena
Genevieve Alice
Genevieve Frances
Genevieve Pearl

If you like the name Genevieve, you may also like..
Guinevere, Gwendolen, Josephine, Evangeline, Emmeline, or Adeline.

Genevieve Gorder & Colin Firth

Genevieve Gorder & Colin Firth

Colin

Colin is an anglicized Gaelic name meaning pup.  How cute is that meaning? Colin is currently #140 in popularity, not to far from the spelling alternative Collin at #223.

A few places you may have heard the name Colin…
* Colin Firth – Actor
* Colin Hanks – Actor
* Colin Farrell – Actor
* Colin Craven – character in The Secret Garden

Alternative Spellings – Collin, Cóilean, Cailean

A few Nickname ideas – Colly, Cole

A few middle name ideas for the name Colin:
Colin Asher
Colin Reilly
Colin Elliott
Colin Royce
Colin Henry
Colin Seamus

If you like the name Colin, you may also like..
Calvin, Callum, Caelan, Collier, Collins, or Conall

What do you think of the names Genevieve & Colin?

Enjoy the last few days of Spring before Summer,
~Meagan

Names of the Week – Miles & Meadow

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The Names of the Week are Miles & Meadow


Miles

Miles is an English form of the Germanic name Milo, meaning solider. At #108 in popularity, Miles is the most popular it has ever been in the U.S.

A few places you may have heard the name Miles…
* Miles Davis – Musician
* Miles Matheson – a character from the show Revolution
* Miles O’Brien –  character the series Star Trek
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Miles Wheeler – Singer

Alternative Spellings – Myles, Milles

A few Nickname ideas – Milo, Miley, Iles

A few middle name ideas for the name Miles:
Miles Griffin
Miles Clark
Miles Benjamin
Miles Hart
Miles Theodore
Miles Wallace

If you like the name Miles, you may also like..
Milo, Lyle, Charles, James, Davis, or Moses

Miles Davis & a meadow

Miles Davis & a meadow

Meadow

Meadow is a nature name for a grassland or field of non-woody plants.  Meadow entered the U.S. top 1,000 in 2001, and is now the most popular it has ever been at #757.

A few places you may have heard the name Meadow…
* Meadow Soprano – character in The Sopranos
* Meadow Waler – daughter of the late Paul Walker

Alternative Spellings – Meado

A few Nickname ideas – Mimi, Meddy

A few middle name ideas for the name Meadow:
Meadow Angeline
Meadow Elspeth
Meadow Brynn
Meadow Audrey
Meadow Lux
Meadow Vivienne

If you like the name Meadow, you may also like..
Willow, Harlow, Magnolia, Marina, Snow, or Marigold

What do you think of the names Miles & Meadow?

Happy June,
~Meagan

Names of the Week – Fiona & Atticus

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The Names of the Week are Fiona & Atticus


Fiona

Fiona is a Gaelic name, a feminine form of Fionn, meaning white or fair.  Fiona entered the U.S. top 1,000 in 1990.  Currently at #204, Fiona has been in the top 300 since 2010.

A few places you may have heard the name Fiona…
* Fiona Apple – Singer
* Princess Fiona – character in the Shrek series
* Fiona –  character in The Giver
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Fiona Gubelmann – Actor

Alternative Spellings – Fionna, Feona, Fionah

A few Nickname ideas – Fee, Fifi, Ona, Fife, Fia

A few middle name ideas for the name Fiona:
Fiona Jane
Fiona Isobel
Fiona Blythe
Fiona Harper
Fiona Therese
Fiona Meadow

If you like the name Fiona, you may also like..
Fianna, Flora, Flavia, Finley, Felicity, or Fionla

Princess Fiona & Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch

Princess Fiona & Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch

Atticus

Atticus is a Latin name meaning from Attica, a region in Athens, Greece.  Most people recognize Atticus as the name of the noble character, Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird. Atticus is currently #370, the most popular it has ever been in the United States.

A few places you may have heard the name Atticus…
* Atticus Finch – character in To Kill A Mockingbird
* Atticus – Greek philosopher
* Atticus – clothing brand
* Atticus Shane – character in The Vampire Diaries

Alternative Spellings – Attikus, Aticus, Atticis

A few Nickname ideas – Atty, Attic

A few middle name ideas for the name Atticus:
Atticus Leo
Atticus March
Atticus Henry
Atticus Vincent
Atticus Lincoln
Atticus Ryan

If you like the name Atticus, you may also like..
Silas, Augustus, Cassius, Thaddeus, Lucius, or Demetrius

What do you think of the names Fiona & Atticus?

Happy Memorial Day,
~Meagan

Names of the Week – Adelaide & Sullivan

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The Names of the Week are Adelaide & Sullivan


Adelaide

Adelaide is a German name coming from Adalheidis or Adelheid, meaning noble.  Quite a few female names beginning in “Ad” that lend themselves to the nickname Addie/Addy are rising in popularity. Adelaide is currently #316 in popularity for girls in the U.S.

A few places you may have heard the name Adelaide…
* Madame Adelaide – character in the musical Guys and Dolls
* Adelaide – character in Disney’s The Aristocats
* Adelaide –  the capital city of South Australia

Alternative Spellings – Adalaide, Adélaïde

A few Nickname ideas – Addie/Addy, Ada, Dell, Della, Dellie, Laidey

A few middle name ideas for the name Adelaide:
Adelaide Cosette
Adelaide Willow
Adelaide Miri
Adelaide Hollis
Adelaide Jolie
Adeliade Catrina

If you like the name Adelaide, you may also like..
Addison, Adeline, Adele, Adelina, Ada, or Abilene.

Madame Adelaide from Aristocats & "Sully" from Monsters Inc.

Madame Adelaide from Aristocats &
“Sully” from Monsters Inc.

Sullivan

Sullivan is an Irish surname coming from the name Ó Súilleabháin meaning dark or black eyed one.  Irish names and surnames are well loved in North America.  Sullivan is currently #463 for boys in the United States.

A few places you may have heard the name Sullivan…
* James “Sully” Sullivan – character in Monsters Inc.
* Sullivan Sweeten – actor
* Arthur Sullivan – composer

Alternative Spellings – Sullavan, Suillivan

A few Nickname ideas – Sully, Van

A few middle name ideas for the name Sullivan:
Sullivan Wolf
Sullivan Graham
Sullivan Eli
Sullivan Finley
Sullivan Atticus
Sullivan Patrick (son of Patrick Dempsey)

If you like the name Sullivan, you may also like..
Donovan, Tiernan, Brennan, Doyle, Kelly, or Finnegan

What do you think of the names Adelaide & Sullivan?

Happy Monday,
~Meagan