For Wednesday, May 16, 2012
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 16, 2012
~~<p><strong>Hawaiian names take a back seat</strong></p>
Hawaiian names take a back seat
Hawaii might be one of the 50 states, but Hawaiian names don't seem to have much cache at the national level, at least not among parents of newborns. Social Security Administration data show there wasn't one Hawaiian name among the top 100 names given to babies born in America during 2011, nor even among the top 200. Nationwide, the first Hawaiian name to show up on the 2011 list, at No. 202, was Kai ("ocean"). For baby girls nationwide, the most popular Hawaiian name in 2011 was Leilani ("heavenly garland of flowers"), at No. 244. Login for more...