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Our top 10 in other languages

Girls 2016

1. Emma - Ima, Imma, Ema, Ermintrude, Trudy, Irma, & connected to Emily which is #7
2. Olivia - Oliviera, Olivera, Olivette, Olivie
3. Ava - Eve, Eva, Hava/Havva, Chava, Evelia, and Evita
4. Sophia - Sofia (which also ranks), Sonya/Sonia/Sonja, Sophie/Sofie/Sophy, Zofia, Zosia, Sohvi, Zsofika, and Zsofia
5. Isabella - Isa, Sabella, Belle, Babette, Elisa, Elisavet, Elizabeth (#10) and her variants
6. Mia - as a variant of Maria this one has too many to list, but examples include Moira, Mariska, Mariella, Miriam, Marika, Mirja, Maureen, Mimi, Marietta, Maiken and Mya
7. Charlotte - Charlotta, Lottie, Lotte, Lotta, Charlize, Carolina/Karolina, Carla/Karla, Carola/Karola, Searlait, Carlita, Charlita, Charletta
8. Abigail - other than the Biblical Greek variant Abigaia, Abigail really only has spelling variations such as Abigayle and Avigail
9. Emily - see Emma which is #2, also Aemilia, Amalia, Amelia, Amma/Ama, Emelina, Emmeline, Emilia, Emilita and Emmy
10. Harper - this …

Ranking of Cat- names

Here are the 2016 statistics for all girl names starting with Cat, in order of appearance.

Catherine, 1660, #195
Catalina, 1024, #314
Cataleya, 606, #510
Cattleya, 119
Catarina, 60
Cathy, 53
Catalaya, 51
Caterina, 43
Cathryn, 39
Cate, 37
Cattaleya, 29
Catelyn, 27
Catelynn, 18
Cataleyah, 16
Catalyna, 16
Cathleen, 16
Catrina, 15
Catriona, 15
Catalea, 12
Catalia, 12
Catharine, 12
Catie, 12
Catalena, 10
Cathalina, 10
Cataleia, 8
Cateleya, 8
Cataleah, 7
Catalya, 7
Catori, 7
Catalayah, 6
Catia, 6
Cataliya, 5
Cathaleya, 5
Catharina, 5
Catherina, 5

0 births in 2016 include Catriana, Catrin, Catrinella, Catharinella, Catrine, Cathrine, Catina, Cateline, and Cato.

More rare, unused girl names

Here's another giant list of super-rare names, none of which were used in 2016 (and likely for several years beforehand). See the last list here. As you'll notice, some of these treasures could be mixed in with today's popular names with no trouble, and some are still very unusual. Some of them might be too pretty to pass up!

Aarona
Abyssinia
Acelina & Ascelina
Aebfhinn (EEV-in)
Aenor (AY-nor)
Affery
Afina
Aikaterine
Ailbhe (AL-vah)
Ainsel (AYN-sell)
Alberie
Alcina
Alzira
Amandine
Ametrine
Amicia & Amisia
Ancelina & Anselina
Ancora
Andelia
Anemone

Bedelia
Bethan
Bethia
Betula
Beyza
Bibia
Blanchefleur
Blodwen
Blondine
Brightwen
Brilliana
Brisen
Bronmai
Bryonia
Bryndis

Caesia
Calamint
Caliadne
Calistine, Calixtine
Calligena
Camena, Casmena
Careen
Carmine
Carvilia
Caryatis, Karyatis
Castina
Cat
Catanance
Catiline
Chantilly
Chervil
Cherwell
Chicory
Chione
Chloris
Circaea
Cissaea
Citrine
Claretta
Cliona
Clodia
Colina
Coria
Corneline
Corvina
Cressa
Crina
Crisiant
Csi…

Tyr

Tyr (TEER, alternatively TER in some other countries) is an Old Norse boy's name and the god from which Tuesday was named (perfect for a baby born on a Tuesday). He was likely the son of Odin and Thor's brother. In Old Norse Týr literally means "god," and he was the god of law, justice, war and heroic glory. He was known as the one-handed god because he had his hand chewed off by the wolf god Fenrir. He was also thought to be the bravest god in the Norse pantheon. His tales were told in the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda, and there is enough historical data to prove he was a very important god in ancient times.

In the U.S. this is a rare baby name, given to only 10 boys in 2016 and only used since 2002. The recent Thor movies did not impact this name, but I thought parents would've been inclined to research other Norse mythology names. Odin and Thor are doing well on the charts, though, and Loki is being used a bit more but would still be considered rare.

Rani

www.krishna.com

Rani (RAH-nee) is a Hindu girl's name, Arabic, Sanskrit and Nepali for "queen." As a word, it is the feminine form of Raja or Rana, which applies to male rulers. It is still used as a given name today in India. Some sites will tell you Rani means "she sings," but in Hebrew it is a nickname for the masculine name Ran, meaning "he sings," which is where the common misunderstanding comes from.

Rani has dozens great namesakes. Because Rani is also a title it's a bit hard to siphon out the namesakes where Rani is a given name. Rani Vijaya Devi is one example. She was a princess in India, but articles do not specifically point out her birth name.

Rani Rashmoni founded the Dakshrineswar Kali Temple and played a part in blocking British trade on the Ganges river. Rani Karnaa, born in 1939, was a dancer who was so respected that she recieved the Padma Shri award. There was also a famous Pakistani actress called Rani, and Indian actresses R…