It’s time for the March Madness baby names 2018 girls final!
We started out with sixteen names, from the most-viewed posts at Appellation Mountain during the 2017 calendar year. Sloane, Esme, Phryne, Elodie, Anouk, Zosia, Rumi, Sabine, Vesper, Faye, Noa, and Leia were all eliminated going into the SemiFinals.
That left just four names, and after they competed, we were down to our two finalists.
Let’s review those matches:
- Maisie fell to Marigold! I’m calling this an upset. Marigold has plenty of fans, but remains outside of the current US Top 1000. Maisie is the retro revival bounding up the popularity charts over the last few years. It proves, once again, that Appellation Mountain readers are ahead of the curve, and not afraid to embrace emerging names. Marigold earned a solid 54% of the vote, against Maisie’s 46%. Marigold advances!
- In the other match, Eliza beat out Elowen to claim the other spot in the Finals. This wasn’t as much of a surprise. While Elowen is beloved in naming circles, it’s relatively rare in terms of actual use. What’s noteworthy? This was not a blow-out by any means! Elowen garnered a respectable 40% of the vote, even though Eliza’s 60% takes the name into the last round.