Top 100 baby names number 94
I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year. I will be doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!
This time number 94 - one Irish, one Scots.
Meaning bright or radiant, Niamh is sometimes anglicised to Neve, Nieve, or Neave (which gives you a hint about the pronunciation, if you’re not familiar with the name). In Irish mythology Niamh is the daughter of the sea god and lives in the magical Otherworld, in the Land of Eternal Youth.
Jamie is originally a lowland Scots nickname for James. Of course, James is strongly associated with royalty in Scotland and James VI of Scotland was also James 1 of England and united Great Britain.
Jamie isn't just a boy's name, as Jamie Lee Curtis shows, making it a good choice if you prefer an ungendered name.