Henry: The name Henry was initially reported in the 17th century but just become popular in the last two decades. Henry was the eighth most common US name in 2021.
Evelyn: French-derived Evelyn appeared in the 17th century, mostly for men. Meaning ‘wished-for-child,’ the name rose into the top 10 and has been there since 2017.
Owen: Owen, meaning ‘young warrior,’ has grown in popularity for years. Since the 1880s, it has been used regularly and is steadily recovering. Over 8,000 newborns were named in 2022.
Ella: Ella, a famous name throughout history, disappeared off the charts in 1984 before returning intermittently. While derived from Germanic names, it means ‘fairy maiden’ or ‘goddess.
Theodore: Theodore Roosevelt propagated this name in the early 1900s, and while it fell out of favour, it has grown in popularity in the recent decade.
Nora: Nora, an Irish name meaning ‘honor’ or ‘shining light,’ is becoming popular. With names like Nora Jones and Nora Ephron, it peaked in 2021
Everett: Originating from Germanic Everard, meaning ‘brave as a wild boar,’ Parents across appear to be obsessed with Everett.