MM22 Girls SemiFinalsWe’ve reached the March Madness baby names 2022 girls semifinals!

First, a look back at where we’ve been so far.

The contest started with sixteen names, all drawn from the most-viewed posts at Appellation Mountain last year: Alessandra, Bernadette, Betty, Faye, Laken, Maisie, Marigold, Marlowe, Navy, Noa, Oakley, Persephone, Senna, Vera, Zella, and Zuzu.

We voted those down to eight, and now those eight names have been narrowed to just four!

Let’s look back at the last week’s results:

  • Vera sailed past Zella, commanding over 73% of the vote.
  • By the thinnest margin, Alessandra just barely squeaked past Faye with almost 51% of the total.
  • It was tight for a while, but Marigold ultimately scored over 57% of the tally to triumph over Maisie.
  • With a little over 53% of the score, Marlowe advances, while Persephone takes a seat.

The contests do tend to get closer as the competition heats up – which is how it should be right? I think that’s how the other March Madness works, too – the one with the basketballs.

That leads us to the semifinals!






Polls remain open through Wednesday, March 23rd. Please check back on Friday, March 25th to see if your names advanced – and, of course, to vote in the final!

Curious about other names that have won March Madness baby names in years past? Check out 2021’s post on The Winners.

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