How popular is the baby name Aryan 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 Aryan.
Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman-elect for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, will be the first Hindu-American in U.S. Congress.
Where does her interesting first name come from?
It was inspired by the tulsi plant, which is sacred to Hindus.
Tulsi Gabbard is the fourth of five children, and all five have Hindu names: Bhakti, Jai, Aryan, Tulsi and Vrindavan.
Sources: Hawaii Democrat poised to be elected first Hindu in Congress, Who is Mike Gabbard?
Heath and Deborah Campbell of Pennsylvania are upset that a ShopRite supermarket would not sell them a birthday cake with their 3-year-old son’s full name on it.
The name? Adolf Hilter Campbell.
The family did ultimately buy a (satisfactorily decorated) cake from a Wal-Mart, and the birthday party was held two days ago.
Heath said he chose the name Adolf Hitler for his son because he liked it and because “no one else in the world would have that name.”
The couple’s other children are named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.
Source: Cake request for 3-year-old Hitler namesake denied
UPDATE, 3/19/15: Here’s a much earlier baby Hitler, Adolf Hitler Mittel, born in NYC in 1943.
Many Indian celebrities are choosing baby names that feature the letter A, according a recent article in The Bombay Times.
For instance, A-names recently used for Indian celebrity babies include:
- Amartya & Agastya (twin sons of Haseena and Mahesh Jethmalani)
- Aryan (son of Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan)
- Aiyana (daughter of Leander Paes and Rhea Pillai)
- Arhaan (son of Malaika and Arbaaz Khan)
- Ananyashree, Aryaman & Advaitesha (kids of Neerja and Kumar Mangalam Birla)
- Arin (son of Madhuri Dixit Nene)
But not everyone is on board with the A-trend. Here’s what one schoolteacher had to say about it:
Today it’s difficult to call out to the kids. Every name is so similar sounding! For example, in my current batch, I have three Aryaans, an Arhan, a Rehaan, two Vedaants, a Reya, a Freya, an Aashna and an Ishnaa!
Source: Meet the New ‘A’ Listers