Top 100 baby names number 71

I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year.  I am doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!

Today we have the number 71s -  Orla and Nathan.  

Orla (Irish) 

 Gold stars. Orla means golden princess.

Gold stars. Orla means golden princess.

The origin of Orla (or Órla) is Órfhlaith which means 'golden princess'. The name combines two Gaelic elements ór ('gold') and fhlaith (literally 'prince').

 

Nathan (Hebrew)

 If you hope your child will be generous, this could be a good name to choose.

If you hope your child will be generous, this could be a good name to choose.

The name Nathan comes from the Hebrew verb נתן (standard Hebrew Natan) meaning 'gave'. So the meaning of Nathan could be 'he was given' or 'he will give'.