Names from Boston Burials – Huamy, Waitstill, Mehitable

Interesting names from inscriptions at King’s Chapel Burying Ground in Boston. more

Feithfailge, Jossoway, Ulundi – Random List of Names

Random entries picked out of a 19th-century book of names from Great Britain and Ireland.
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Mystery Monday: The Baby Name Johnross

The last name in the summer Mystery Monday series is Johnross, which debuted on the charts in 1982: 1986: 8 baby boys named Johnross 1985: unlisted 1984: 5 baby boys named Johnross 1983: unlisted 1982: 11 baby boys named Johnross [debut] 1981: unlisted Dallas, the popular TV show, seems like […] more

Female Names from Early Cinema, Part 4

Names spotted in old issues of Photoplay magazine: Naturitch, Quirentia, Sabra, Teddy. more

Popular Baby Names in Armenia, 2015 (so far)

Nare and Davit were the most popular baby names in Armenia during the first five months of 2015. more

Popular Baby Names in England and Wales, 2014

Amelia and Oliver were the most popular baby names in England and Wales in 2014. more

First Antarctic Iceberg with a Name: “Melting Bob”

If you could name an iceberg, what name would you choose? more

Mystery Monday: The Baby Name Bisceglia

The baby name Bisceglia debuted on the SSA’s list in 1979 and stuck around for 3 more years: 1983: unlisted 1982: 6 baby girls named Bisceglia 1981: 7 baby girls named Bisceglia 1980: 5 baby girls named Bisceglia 1979: 8 baby girls named Bisceglia [debut] 1978: unlisted According to records, […] more

Female Names from Early Cinema, Part 3

Names spotted in old issues of Photoplay magazine: Marget, Marvel, Minta, Naneta. more

Names of the Boston Duck Boats

Which duck boat has the best name? more

Babies Named After Oscar DePriest

The name DePriest debuted on the SSA’s baby name list in 1929, and usage peaked in 1930: 1931: unlisted 1930: 10 baby boys named DePriest 1929: 5 baby boys named DePriest [debut] 1928: unlisted Where did the name come from? Chicago politician named Oscar DePriest, the first African-American from outside […] more

Curious Shift in U.S. Baby Naming Correlations

A recent study looking at “cross-correlations of American baby names” revealed something very interesting. Popular baby names in one state tend to be correlated with popular baby names in nearby states, and during most of the 20th century, the two main correlations were north and south. But in the 1980s […] more

Mystery Monday: The Baby Names Genghis & Temujin

I think Genghis would have been pretty happy to know he’s got 20th- and 21st-century namesakes, don’t you? more

Female Names from Early Cinema, Part 2

Names spotted in old issues of Photoplay magazine: Conchita, Gerda, Ketty, Mahlee. more

Popular Baby Names in Denmark, 2014

Emma and William were the most popular baby names in Denmark in 2014. more

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