How popular is the baby name Denver 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 Denver.
Country singer Dolly Parton was born to parents Avie Lee and Robert Lee Parton in Tennessee 1946. She was the fourth of a dozen children: six boys and six girls. The names of all twelve, in order, are:
Randel “Randy” Huston
Estel Floyd (twin)
Freida Estelle (twin)
Things that have since been named after Dolly include a
cloned sheep, a celebrity baby, and a Tennessee amusement park.
A Mother’s Love & Inspiration – Avie Lee Parton
According to finalized data from National Records of Scotland (NRS), the most popular baby names in Scotland in 2015 were
Emily and Jack.
Here are Scotland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:
1. Emily, 497 baby girls
2. Sophie, 468
3. Olivia, 452
4. Isla, 419
5. Jessica, 357
6. Ava, 354
7. Amelia, 352
8. Ella, 341
9. Lucy, 317
10. Lily, 279
1. Jack, 565 baby boys
2. Oliver, 448
3. James, 416
4. Lewis, 371
5. Alexander, 349
6. Charlie, 342
7. Lucas, 316
8. Logan, 311
9. Harris, 306
10. Daniel, 282
This finalized 2015 list is a lot like (but not
exactly like) the preliminary rankings that came out in December.
It’s also a lot like the
2014 rankings, the main difference being that Harris has replaced Noah in the boys’ top ten.
And now for the fun part! Here are some of the baby names that were bestowed just once last year in Scotland. Ladies first:
Caledonia – Caledonia was what the ancient Romans called the region that became Scotland. It’s now used as a poetic name for Scotland.
Christine-Smart – I’ve seen “smart” used as a name before, but all the examples I know of are historical.
Ptarmigan – A bird name I almost
never see used as a baby name. Ironically, the word “ptarmigan” happens to be based on a Scottish Gaelic word ( tàrmachan). Renae-Esmae
Twylabelle – Another -belle name to add to
the list of -bella and -belle names. Xrysoula
And now the gents:
Corryvreckan – The Gulf of Corryvreckan (from the Gaelic
Coire Bhreacain) is a narrow strait off Scotland’s west coast famous for its large whirlpool. Corryvreckan’s father, a whisky expert, also admits that “we may have joked with the name while I was sipping on some of the peat-astic Ardbeg Corryvreckan.” (Source: Why Corryvreckan is a dram fine name for my baby says whisky expert Andy Bell) Csoma
Oomo – Reminds me of
For more sets of rankings, check out the
name rankings category.
Jack and Emily are Scotland’s top baby names
Here’s a batch of unusual male names that belonged to various U.S. Representatives:
Bolling Hall (1767-1836) – U.S. Representative from Georgia.
Calvary Morris (1798-1871) – U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Chesselden Ellis (1808-1854) – U.S. Representative from New York.
Chittenden Lyon (1787-1842) – U.S. Representative from Kentucky.
Denver Church (1862-1952) – U.S. Representative from California.
Epaphroditus Champion (1756-1834) – U.S. Representative from Connecticut.
Montague Lessler (1869-1938) – U.S. Representative from New York.
Orchard Cook (1763-1819) – U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
Smedley Darlington (1827-1899) – U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. (Grandfather of
Smedley Darlington Butler.)
Speedy Long (1928-2006) – U.S. Representative from Louisiana. Tazewell Ellett (1856-1914) – U.S. Representative from Virginia.
Waddy Thompson (1798-1868) – U.S. Representative from South Carolina.
Wingfield Bullock (died in 1821) – U.S. Representative from Kentucky.
Want to know one of the things I love about January 2nd? Being able to scan the January 1st headlines for news of all the New Year’s babies. :)
Here are some of the first babies born in 2007 (in their respective regions)…
Northern New Jersey: Keira (girl)
Central Florida: Jodalisse (girl)
Southwest Florida: Hailey (girl)
Cincinnati, Ohio: Yomna (girl)
Des Moines, Iowa: Denver (boy; named for the Denver Broncos football team)
Springfield, Missouri: Ailee (girl)
Tulsa, Oklahoma: Blair (girl)
Boise, Idaho: Erin (girl)
SF Bay area: Liam (boy)
Portland, OR area: Anthony (boy)
Do you know the name of the first baby born in your region? Please leave a comment if you do–I’d love to know.
(I’m still waiting for the Cape Cod Times to publish something about the first Cape baby… I hope they don’t forget…)
Edit: They didn’t! The first Cape baby was a boy named Nicholas, born at 9:54 in the morning.