The Baby Name barbara

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Popularity of the Baby Name Barbara

Number of Babies Named Barbara

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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Stickers with Names from the ’60s

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Don Ameche’s Rhyming Children

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42 Swedes Change Their Names to “Klaus-Heidi”

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What’s Your Favorite CrossFit Workout Name?

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Starlet Names from the Early 1900s

What types of names did famous young actresses of the 1920s and 1930s have? more

List of Female Names from 1888

Looking for women’s names from the late 19th century? Here are several hundred, including Cleanthe, Isadora, Nettie, Robena and Tillie. more

What Will Happen to the Name Lance?

Will all of the negative publicity Lance Armstrong has been getting lately have a correspondingly negative impact on the name Lance? more

Baby Named After Hurricane Hilda

Baby born in Louisiana during 1964 hurricane Hilda named — you guessed it! — Hilda. more

They Call the Wind Maria (or, Mariah)

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Car Crash Baby Named Charity?

Cop doesn’t give new dad a traffic ticket, so new dad says he’ll name the baby “Charity.” Does he? more

The Baby Names Shelva and Shelby

Shelva was the highest-hitting debut name for both baby girls and baby boys in 1936. In fact, Shelva was the highest-hitting of all the highest-hitting newbie girl names up to that point, and it would remain the record-holder until 1959.* Here are the numbers: 1939: 100 baby girls named Shelva […] more

2 Babies Born During Wind Storms, Named Gale

1. While an unnamed Category 4 hurricane was pummeling south Florida on September 15, 1945, Lt. and Mrs. Carl Landau (who were staying at a shelter in West Palm Beach) welcomed a baby girl. They named her Karen Gale. 2. During the gusty Great Appalachian Storm of November 24-25, 1950, […] more

New Jersey Family with 18 Children

In 1951, Joseph and Clara Carey of New Jersey welcomed their 18th child. The parents and all but three of the children posed for a newspaper photo that year. According to the caption, the 15 kids in the photo were named… Carol, 17 Joseph, 15 Crawford, 13 William, 12 Margaret, […] more

The Baby Name Barbarella

Barbarella, an Italian diminutive of Barbara, has appeared on the SSA’s baby name list twice: 1971: unlisted 1970: 8 baby girls named Barbarella 1969: 17 baby girls named Barbarella [debut] 1968: unlisted You probably already know the source of this one: sci-fi cult classic Barbarella (1968), which starred Jane Fonda. […] more

Barbara Gale – First Hurricane Baby Name?

In 1950, the United States Weather Bureau started naming Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The initial names came from a radio alphabet that began Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox and George. Because the alphabet happened to include several human names, you could say the first Atlantic storms that were […] more

Old Names vs. New Names in Plymouth, Mass.

In the comment section of last week’s post on old & new French names, Bridgett came up with a great idea: Why not do the same thing for a U.S. city? I checked the online editions of 8 or 9 U.S. city newspapers. Some had birth announcements, others had obits/death […] more