How popular is the baby name Cicero in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Cicero and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Cicero.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Cicero

Number of Babies Named Cicero

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Cicero

Top Baby Names in Nova Scotia, 1914

Speaking of popular baby names Nova Scotia…did you know that the province’s Open Data site includes birth registration records from the mid-1800s and from the early 1900s? I isolated the records from 1914 — the most recent year in the data — and came up with baby name rankings for about a century ago:

Top Girl Names, 1914
1. Mary (close to 700 girls)
2. Margaret
3. Annie
4. Marie
5. Helen
6. Dorothy
7. Florence
8. Elizabeth
9. Catherine (over 100 girls)
10. Alice

Top Boy Names, 1914
1. John (close to 600 boys)
2. Joseph
3. James
4. William
5. George
6. Charles
7. Robert
8. Arthur
9. Donald
10. Edward (over 100 boys)

The rankings represent about about 6,700 baby girls and about 6,800 baby boys born in Nova Scotia in 1914. I’m not sure how many babies were born that year overall, but it looks like the province’s total population in 1914 was roughly 500,000 people.

Hundreds of the names were used just once. Here are some examples:

Unique Girl names Unique Boy names
Adalta, Adayala, Ailsa, Amilene, Anarina, Aniela, Attavilla, Birdina, Buema, Burance, Caletta, Cattine, Celesta, Claviettee, Deltina, Elta, Erdina, Ethelda, Eudavilla, Evhausine, Fauleen, Genneffa, Gennesta, Heuldia, Hughenia, Iselda, Ivenho, Lanza, Lebina, Lelerta, Loa, Lougreta, Manattie, Meloa, Milnina, Minira, Namoia, Naza, Neitha, Neruda, Olava, Oressa, Prenetta, Ramza, Ruzena, Sophique, Stanislawa, Taudulta, Udorah, Velena, Vola, Vonia, Waldtraut, Willina, Yuddis Albenie, Alpine, Alywin, Alyre, Armenious, Bayzil, Bernthorne, Briercliffe, Carefield, Cicero, Colomba, Craigen, Desire, DeWilton, Docithee, Edly, Enzile, Ethelberth, Ewart, Exivir, Fernwood, Firth, Florincon, Glidden, Gureen, Haliberton, Haslam, Hibberts, Irad, Kertland, Kinsman, Kitchener, Langille, Lemerchan, Lockie, Lubins, Meurland, Murl, Neddy, Nevaus, Niron, Odillon, Olding, Phine, Rexfrid, Roseville, Saber, Sifroi, Sprat, Stannage, Venanties, Waitstill, Wardlo, Wentworth, Wibbert

I also spotted one boy with the first and middle names “Earl Gray” (delicious!) and another with the first and middle names “Kermit Roosevelt” (the name of one of Theodore Roosevelt’s six children).

Sources: Open Data Nova Scotia (specifically, Birth Registrations 1864-1877, 1908-1914), Nova Scotia – Population urban and rural, by province and territory (via Wayback)


Name Signs – Dotty’s Casino, etc.

Need a photo of a sign that says something like Robbie’s Barber Shop or Sophia’s House of Pancakes?

I know, I know–probably not. :)

But just in case you do one day…

The bizarre-but-awesome Flickr group First-Name Basis Signage Project has got you covered. It’s a collection of business signs featuring given names. Dotty’s Casino, Cicero’s Green Frog Pizza, Rosie’s Rock Yard, Howard’s Donuts, and thousands more.

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UPDATE, 1/31/13: I just spotted a Wired.com article called a New Book Helps You Visualize Your Child’s Name, which is about a new book called It’s a Boy – It’s a Girl, which contains “over 300 hundred pages of names as signs.”

Phone Book Fishing in Mississippi, Part 4 – Clyne, Jimarie, Muskie, Zodus

You guessed it–another batch of names from Mississippi. These come from the towns of Beaumont, Big Creek, Collins, Ellisville and Heidelberg. (My favorites are in bold.)

Anfernee
Arzilla
Begonia
Berdia
Blessing
Bobbie Jo
Brunetta
Byrl
Ceiborn
Charma
Chassity
Chipperess
Cicero
Clyne
Colantha
Colevia
Czar
Dealzna
Deloyce
Denothria
Dixie Mae
D’Jean
Drema
Elkendrick
Eulanda
Everette
Ezeldia
Fredia
Gathel
Georginia
Gevenion
Glaydean
Gleen
Gustina
Guycell
Hancel
Inita
Jearleain
Jimarie
Jonnye Mae
Jovaughan
Kimetha
Kichun
Leidh
Levester
Lillie Mae
Litonda
Lutricia
Mae Nell
Maeora
Magielean
Magnolia
Marnita
Mashelia
Mellisa
Melwese
Merria
Minci
Montegus
Muskie
Napier
Nevaeh
Ontee
Orgie Mae
Ozett
Paskell
Philliemenia
Queen Esther
Quinette
Rauletha
Relanda
Roosevelt
Ruby Jewel
Ryreggis
Sandreka
Schnavain
Scottland
Shenetha
Tanilya
Tanyala
Teressie
Teretha
Tinika
Toxie
Tymunica
Vellina
Verlenda
Vicy
Waudell
Webber
Wenokel
Wilhelmina
Windol
Wydesra
Yatta
Zella
Zelline
Zerrick
Zodus
Zollie

Did you happen to notice Nevaeh? I don’t think I’ve ever seen Nevaeh in a phone book before. We’ll be seeing it all over the place soon enough, but this particular one seems a bit early. A pre-trend Nevaeh, perhaps? I’m itching to call and find out…