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Published March 26, 2012, 11:30 PM

Nameberry: A new wave of ‘A’ names rises in popularity for both girls and boys

Baby names that start with the letter A have been on the rise for several years now - with choices such as Ava and Aiden high on the popularity list, Asher and Adelaide rising fast, and names such as Abel and Aurora poised to take off.

Baby names that start with the letter A have been on the rise for several years now - with choices such as Ava and Aiden high on the popularity list, Asher and Adelaide rising fast, and names such as Abel and Aurora poised to take off.

In our last blog about names that start with A, we pointed out all the reasons parents love them: Besides their high fashion status along with other vowel names, studies show that children whose first names begin with A might earn higher marks in school, get into better colleges, and even live longer.

In that 2010 post, we listed A baby names on the Most Popular list along with those that were becoming more stylish. But the appetite for A names is so healthy that parents are searching for ever-newer and fresher varieties. Nameberry’s behind-the-scenes popularity data shows a wave of unusual A names attracting interest from baby namers.

Hot new “A” names you might not have considered before include:

Girls:

Abilene

Abitha

Acadia

Adira

Aida

Akira

Aleah

Alivia

Aliza

Aloisa

Amadea

Amaia

Amalie

Amandine

Amarantha

Ambrosia

Amethyst

Amira

Anahi

Andromeda

Annora

Anthea

Antonella

Antonina

Aphra

Apollonia

Aquilla

Arbor

Arcadia

Aria

Ariella

Ashby

Atalanta

Atarah

Auburn

Aurelia

Auria

Avis

Aviva

Avril

Aya

Ayelet

Ayn

Aziza

Azure

Boys:

Abbott

Absalom

Abush

Afton

Ahmet or Amit

Ajax

Alasdair

Aldo

Alessio

Alexei

Anders

Anselm

Apollo

Archibald

Aries

Aristotle

Armand

Arno

Arrow

Art

Asa

Auberon

Augustin

Aurelio

Avi

Nameberry is a baby-naming site produced by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, co-authors of 10 bestselling baby name guides, including the newest, “Beyond Ave and Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby.” See more at http://nameberry.com

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