How popular is the baby name Arthur in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Arthur.
According to Jersey’s Superintendent Registrar, the most popular baby names on the island of Jersey in 2019 were
Olivia and Oliver.
Here are Jersey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
Olivia Ava Amelia Ella Emilia Isla Lily Mia Isabella Charlotte
Oliver Jack Lucas Mason Oscar Archie George Alfie Arthur Benjamin
Curiously, Sienna and Leo — the top names of
2018 — did not make either top-ten list in 2019.
A total of 880 babies were born on the island in 2019.
Lowest number of births since 1982, Jersey’s Most Popular Baby Names Revealed
A few months ago, I got an email from a reader who’d spotted an obituary for a man named “
King David.” Even more intriguing, King David’s father’s name was “King Solomon.” The reader wondered what other famous kings had inspired similar first/middle name combinations.
Historical records reveal that, long before the name
King became trendy in the 2000s, hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of people in America were given the first name “King.”
While most that I saw had middle names that didn’t create a special pairing (e.g., King Clyde, King Terry), a good number did have middle names that — whether intentionally or not — turned the pairing into the name of some historical, biblical, or legendary king.
Here are some of the pairings I spotted, plus links to a few examples:
Several of these (
Kingarthur, Kingcharles, Kingdavid, Kingjames, Kingjosiah, and Kingsolomon) also appear as compound names in the SSA data.
Do like the recent King-as-a-first-name trend? Why or why not?
According to INSEE (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques), the most popular baby names in France in 2018 were
Emma and Gabriel.
Here are France’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
Emma, 4,369 baby girls Jade, 3,977 Louise, 3,766 Alice, 3,313 Chloé, 3126 Lina, 2,908 Léa, 2798 Rose, 2,720 Anna, 2,603 Mila, 2,581
Gabriel, 5,419 baby boys Raphaël, 4591 Léo, 4446 Louis, 4415 Lucas, 3979 Adam, 3897 Arthur, 3755 Jules, 3698 Hugo, 3686 Maël, 3259
Two baby names that are trendy in France right now are Kylian and Aya — Kylian because of French soccer player
Kylian Mbappé, and Aya because of French-Malian pop singer Aya Nakamura.
Strangely, I’ve never covered the French rankings before. I have posted about
Paris a couple of times, though.
Classement des prénoms en France depuis 1900 – Insee, The ‘foreign’ baby name that’s still top of the charts in France
According to data from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the most popular baby names in Switzerland in 2018 were
Emma and Liam.
Here are the country’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
Emma, 504 baby girls Mia, 445 Sofia, 342 Lea, 325 Elena, 319 Emilia, 307 Mila, 301 Anna, 299 Laura, 277 Lena, 275
Liam, 446 baby boys Noah, 443 Leon, 344 Luca, 332 Elias, 326 Gabriel, 324 Matteo, 313 Louis, 301 Ben, 281 David, 265
In the girls’ top 10, Elena, Mila, and Laura replace Lina, Lara, and Nina.
In the boys’ top 10, Louis replaces Samuel.
Here are the top baby names within each of Switzerland’s main language groups:
German speakers (63% of the population) Top 3 girl names: Mia, Emma, Lea Top 3 boy names: Noah, Leon, Elias French speakers (23%) Top 3 girl names: Emma, Alice, Eva Top 3 boy names: Liam, Gabriel, Arthur Italian speakers (8%) Top 3 girl names: Sofia, Alice, Emily Top 3 boy names: Leonardo, Liam, Alessandro Romansh speakers (less than 1%) Top girl name: Chiara, Clara, Emilia, Gianna, Hanna, Joana, Lana, Lara, Lena, Lenia, Lia, Mara (at least a 10-way tie) Top boy name: Alessio, Laurin, Liam, Men (4-way tie)
2017, the top names in the country overall were Emma and Noah.
Vornamen der Neugeborenen – Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Not a Heidi in sight: The most popular Swiss baby names in 2018 – The Local