Credit P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval for those tykes in your kid's kindergarten class named Nevaeh (pronounced neh-VAY-uh). According to the New York Times, the name's popularity is rising faster than any other in the past 100 years. Sandoval told MTV in 2000 that his baby daughter's name is "heaven spelled backwards."
Social Security Administration records document that 8 girls in the U.S. were named Nevaeh in 1999; last year there were 4457. It's currently the 70th most popular girl's name in the U.S., ahead of Amanda, Sara, and Vanessa, but not as popular as the modern era's top two: Ashley and Emily.