How popular is the baby name Darius in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Darius and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Darius.
Avast! Did you know that today is Talk Like a Pirate Day?
“Arrr” itself doesn’t make a great name — even for pirates — but here’s the next best thing: over 120 names that feature the “ar”-sound.
Which of the “ar”-names above do you like best? Did I miss any good ones?
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Next Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, 30-year-old identical (and alliterative) triplets Leila, Liina, and Lily Luik of Estonia are expected to run the women’s marathon. This will make the “Trio in Rio,” as they call themselves, the first set of triplets to compete in an Olympics.
In comparison, about 200 sets of twins have competed in the Olympics over the years. Here are some of the Olympic twins with similarly alliterative names:
- Åke & Arne (Sweden) [not technically alliterative; see JJ’s comment]
- Catarina & Christina (Sweden)
- Darius & Donatas (Lithuania)
- Darrin & Dan (USA)
- Dennis & Duane (USA)
- Dionísio & Domingos (Portugal)
- Jean-Jacques & Jean-Marc (France)
- Jodie & Julie (Canada)
- Jules & Julian (Belgium)
- Katalin & Krisztina (Hungary)
- Katrine & Kristine (Norway)
- Lívia & Lucia (Slovakia)
- Madeline & Margaret (Puerto Rico)
- Marianne & Mildred (Netherlands)
- Sandy & Sonia (Zimbabwe)
- Malcolm “Mal” & Melville “Mel” (Jamaica)
- Mark & Michael (Canada)
- Maureen & Melanie (Netherlands)
- McJoe & McWilliams (Puerto Rico)
- Mikuláš & Miloslav (Slovakia)
- Pascal & Patrick (France)
- Paula & Peta (Bermuda)
- Paulo Miguel & Pedro Miguel (Portugal)
- Pavol & Peter (Slovakia)
- Randolph & Robert (USA)
- Rhoda & Rhona (Canada)
- Ricardo & Rodrigo (Chile)
- Sharon & Shirley (Canada)
- Stanley & Sydney (Great Britain)
- Tami & Toni (USA)
- Terry & Tom (USA)
- Valeriy & Volodymyr (Ukraine)
- Valj & Vita (Ukraine)
- Veronika & Viktoriya (Belarus)
- Vida & Vidette (South Africa)
- Zlatko & Zoran (Yugoslavia)
You can see a full list of Olympic twins in the OlympStats post Twins at the Olympics.
Have you been tuning in to the Olympics? If so, have you spotted any interesting names so far?