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Can You Guess the Top Name Ending in Every Letter?

February 9, 2021 laurawattenberg No Comments

Can You Guess the Top Name Ending in Every Letter?

February 9, 2021 LauraWattenberg No Comments
Namerology Challenges

Endings are the overlooked keys to baby name style. The final “t” is the power behind fashionable names like Scarlett and Violet. The final “r” lends names like Cooper and Sawyer extra energy. Yet we alphabetize names in the standard order, starting at the beginning.

Here’s a chance to give the last letters their due. I’ve collected the current most popular baby names starting with every letter of the alphabet. Can you persuade your name-style brain to put the last first and think of popular names by their endings?

To guide your guesses, I’ve included the gender and an extra hint for each name. Don’t expect the gender listings to be much help, though. Remarkably, all but three of the 26 names in this list are male.

Click on the orange answer box to reveal the top name for each letter.

LAST LETTERM/FHINTCLICK FOR ANSWER
AFShakespearean name that’s currently the most popular baby name in the English-speaking world
A

Olivia

BMThis biblical name was America’s #1 for the entire 2000s decade
B

Jacob

CMThe only name on this list with a double vowel
C

Isaac

DMBiblical favorite that is spelled the same way in many languages
D

David

EFA regal name imported from French, and a place name
E

Charlotte

FMThe Arabic version of a biblical classic
F

Yusuf

GMA word name, and an homage to an American hero
G

King

HMThe only boy’s name ending in a vowel sound ever to be #1 in the U.S.
H

Noah

IMA 19th-century Jewish immigrant made this name a symbol of American frontier grit
I

Levi

JMThis wordplay name is a familiar J- name backwards
J

Semaj

KMA nickname that’s the same length as its traditional formal source
K

Jack

LMThe defining hit name of the second half of the 20th Century
L

Michael

MMAn Irish nickname for a familiar classic, now more popular than that classic in the U.S.
M

Liam

NMA U.S. “founding father” name
N

Benjamin

OMSeldom heard in the 20th Century, this is now America’s #1 Spanish boy’s name
O

Mateo

PMA classical name, a biblical name, and an English royal name all in one
P

Philip

QMThe Arabic name for the morning star
Q

Tariq

RMThe top boy’s name in England today
R

Oliver

SMThis timeless standard is America’s top one-syllable name
S

James

TMA surname-based name with a Wild West edge
T

Wyatt

UMAnother western-style name, this is a word rather than name in French
U

Beau

VFA full name in Scandinavia, but often a nickname in the U.S.
V

Liv

WMThe English version of a name that has already appeared on this list in another language
W

Matthew

XMOften heard as a nickname, as a given name, and as a word
X

Max

YMThe only English kingly name that is more popular in the U.S. today than 75 years ago
Y

Henry

ZMThis Spanish religious name is sometimes chosen for its macho English pronunciation
Z

Cruz

LauraWattenberg
LauraWattenberg

Namerology founder and "Baby Name Wizard" author Laura Wattenberg is a globally recognized name expert, known for her scientific approach to understanding name trends and culture.

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