|Jennifer Garner & son Samuel, photo by Rex Features|
On May 17, 2013, the Social Security Administration released their annual list of the 1,000 most popular names from last year. 1,000 names, an exciting and sometimes forehead palming mix of gorgeous, vibrant names and the ones that make you go, Really?
After scrolling through, I found my answer. I was delighted to find that, yes, people are still using biblical names. And that they are also combing deeper into my ultimate baby name book's pages to use the gems. Hallelujah.
Here's a perspective for you: last year, 590,256 children were named biblical baby names. And that's just from the Top 1,000, and includes the kree8iv spellings . . . Despite my aversion to them. As my future bestie Sweet Brown has been known to say, "Ain't nobody got time for that."
Bible names are definitely more favored for boys than girls. For boys, there were 461,504. For girls, 128,752.
Here are some from the boiz that I was pleasantly surprised to see.
Ezra - #184
Abel - #192
Abram - #392
Samson - #803
Simeon - #980
From the ladeez:
Phoebe - #303
Selah - #534
Claudia - #596
Galilea - #746
Tabitha - #771
Azariah - #963
Now time for the Kree8iv Bibblikul Babee Nayme Awhardz:
Izayah & Abbigail
Are you surprised at how many baby names from the Bible were used? Comment below!