Babies Named for the Millennium

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The new year is a few days away! Going from 2010 to 2011 will be cool, though probably not as cool as it was going from 1999 to 2000 (Y2K!) or from 2000 to 2001 (the official start of the new millennium).

Speaking of the millennium, did you know that dozens of baby girls were given the names Millennium and Millennia about a decade ago?

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Milenia * * * 11 22 *
Millenia 5 7 * 23 41 10
Millenium * * * * 7 *
Millennia * 5 * 11 38 *
Millennium * * * 8 19 5
Millinia * * * * 5 *

*Too rare to be included in the data.

I was surprised to see that Millennia was never quite as popular as the misspelling Millenia. For that we can blame the Mazda Millenia, which was launched in North America in 1995. (This also explains why we see Millenia popping up as early as 1996.)


3 thoughts on “Babies Named for the Millennium

  1. I am too. I was able to track down one of the Millenniums from 2000, and she was indeed born on New Year’s Day. (And I found a baby boy with the middle name Millennium also born on January 1st.) But so far I haven’t been able to find records for any of the other 1999/2000 Millennias/Millenniums.

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