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Popularity of the Baby Name Australia

Number of Babies Named Australia

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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Siblings Named Asia, Africa, Europe, America

Moses Shattuck and Naomi Weatherbee of Brookline, New Hampshire, were married in 1802 and had a total of 6 children:

  1. Roxanna, b. 1803
  2. Asia, b. 1804
  3. Africa, b. 1807
  4. Europe, b. 1809
  5. America, b. 1810
  6. Mary, b. 1812

All the continent-children are boys.

In fact, I believe all four names — Asia, Africa, Europe and America — cover the known world of 1802. At that time Australia was considered part of Asia, America hadn’t yet been split into North and South, and Antarctica wouldn’t be discovered for another couple of decades.

These days continent names are considered girl names, not boy names. Asia and America see heavy yearly usage, Africa and Australia are uncommon but not unheard of, and Europe and Antarctica are nearly non-existent.

Source: Shattuck, Lemuel. Memorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck. Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1855.

Baby Named for Australian Yacht

On 26 September 1983, the Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Australia II beat the New York Yacht Club’s Liberty to win the America’s Cup. This ended the New York Yacht Club’s 132-year winning streak.

Right around the same time, Dianne and Jim Forbes of Melbourne, Australia, had a baby boy. They named their son Charles Australia II John Bertrand Ben Lexcen Forbes–Australia II for the yacht, John Bertrand for its skipper and Ben Lexcen for its designer.

Source: “Baby Named for Victory.” Gainesville Sun 30 Sept. 1983: 2A.