Trivia Answers: Popular Names and their Meanings
TRIVIA ANSWERS: TOP 10 NAMES OF 2010
Howdy Splotters! Last week we flashed back to 2010, and posted Trivia on the Top Baby Names. How many did you guess? Answers are below:
10. Abigail. Hebrew for My Father's Joy.
9. Addison. Old English for Son of Adam. Or perhaps daughter if it is a girl's name. I also found "Addie" to mean "noble or kind."
8. Madison. English for Son of Maud. This name for girls was practically non-existent before 1985, but rose as high as #2, being the second most popular name after Emily, in 2001.
7. Lily. Greek form of the name Lillian. Named after the flower – lily.
6. Ava. German for Like a Bird.
5. Chloe. Greek. Meaning Blooming, or sprouting from the earth. A perfect name for spring!
4. Emma. Latin for Universal or entire.
3. Olivia. Originally Latin, meaning Olive Tree. Introduced by Shakespeare in his play Twelfth Night, the name may have been meant as a feminine form of Oliver.
2. Isabella. Both Hebrew and Italian. The Hebrew meaning God is my Vow and the Italian meaning For the Love of God. Both very powerful!
1. Sophie. Greek for Wisdom. Now that's a name to be proud of!
Now the BOYS:
10. Liam. Irish for Unwavering Protector. The British version of the name is William.
9. Lucas. Latin for Bringer of Light. Also, luminous, white. Some say it is derived from the female name Luciana.
8. Caden. Welsh for Spirit of Battle, or Fighter.
7. Logan. Scottish for Small Hollow.
6. Noah. Hebrew for Rest or Comfort. This name seems to be making a popular comeback!
5. Jayden. American/ English for Thankful, or "God has heard." Usually a boy's name, it has also jumped in popularity as a girl's name.
4. Ethan. Hebrew for Strong.
3. Jackson. Old English meaning Jack's son. Also, Jack is derived from the name John, which means God is gracious.
2. Jacob. Hebrew for The Supplanter, or one who trips up another and takes his place, referring to the Biblical story of how Jacob tricked his twin brother Esau to take his place.
1. Aiden. Irish for Fiery. Rules the boy's list for the sixth year in a row!
Did your name, or the name of anyone you know pop up on the list? What would be YOUR top baby names? Drop us a line in the Comments below! Until next time!
— Ratha, Stacks Writer