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Popularity of the Baby Name Dimple

Number of Babies Named Dimple

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Phone Book Fishing in Mississippi, Part 5 – Calep, Jaston, Lifus, Twyler

Almost done, I promise. Here are names from the towns of Laurel and Colombia:

Adderene
Alphaeus
Alvernell
Ananeki
Annqunette
Antranetta
Apollonia
Artherine
Aulbra
Authorine
Avernell
Aydra
Bawana
Beazley
Beberly
Bernestine
Bonlitha
Bonzie
Braulio
Brazil
Burneva
Buzz
Calep
Canada
Candance
Cartreesce
Cashandra
Caze
Chalmus
Champ
Chenlinda
Chesterfield
Chinese
Chrisella
Cinderella
Clovia
Cloyce
Cluis
Colben
Commodore
Daffany
Dauville
Daytona
Delandoe
Delarris
Dimple
Doylton
Drenda
Dubbie
Dysheque
Ellawea
Ellewellyn
Engram
Erzeal
Euila
Eulalyn
Fabulous
Flautt
Flavous
Flozelle
Francella
Gatchel
Genetha
Gerabline
Geylon
Glenndean
Glindal
Gonazlo
Griseldi
Guella
Gwenetta
Hacksaw
Jaston
Johnlavelle
Katron
Kemauriyonne
Kermis
Kimsey
Kinshaska
Lachanta
Lampkin
LaRose
Lateetsha
Laudeen
Lendal
Letchia
Lifus
Loubertha
Lounett
Lourinia
Lozanie
Lucky
Macassa
Madeira
Maddielene
Maegel
Maggilon
Magnolia
Marshleane
Marydell
Maudean
Maudessa
Maudiez
Mayola
Mechia
Mentha
Minyawn
Modener
Munshicnda
Nanshay
Napoleon
Needa
Neithrobe
Nelvelita
Nelvis
Nig
Norphlete
Northa
Norwedia
Oceauna
Omega
Orad
Othojay
Ouida
Oriental
Pamalan
Parthenious
Phaedra
Philemon
Phlester
Preshia
Quavier
Quilla
Ramoth
Rattief
Rexall
Rischey
Rongela
Rosalva
Rothelle
Rundell
Ryakko
Samella
Saradel
Sediana
SeLynn
Sennett
Shamerica
Shandellyn
Spurgeon
Suzzanna
Sylennia
Taft
Teck
Tieyorka
Tiger
Timia
Tlinritta
Tommeaka
Tosca
Toxie
Trellis
Trubie
Twyler
Twillia
Tyrhonda
Ulysses
Verceal
Verisimo
Vianey
Vonsha
Vontella
Vonzene
Waldaryn
Wanilla
Weader Mae
Wynema
Wyvonne
Zadia Mae
Zakesjia
Zantanna
Zelatrica
Zeledra
Zellowain

Nope, Hacksaw’s surname is not Duggan. (If only!)

In this batch I found two more Magnolias and about five more Toxies. I’m so curious about where Toxie comes from. (Not the Toxic Avenger, I hope.) Why are there so many people named Toxie in southeastern Mississippi? If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.


Phone Book Fishing in Mississippi, Part 3 – Chyffon, Elween, Oytt, Pud

Here’s a third batch of Mississippian names from my sister-in-law’s phone book. These particular names come from the towns of Wiggins, Lumberton and McLain. (My favorites are in bold.)

Alireza
Amarilys
Aquilino
Armenthia
Avereese
Beleta
Berlun
Briggett
Bubba
Budge
Carma
Chyffon
Ciji
Cleshonia
Coddie
Cookie
Cozye
Deuuey
Dimple
Dotson
Dynona
Elween
Erastus
Fredna
Freedonia
Gralyn
Hullett
Hurldon
Imojean
Izella
Jameszena
Jaquatta
Jelta
Legustus
Leno
Levion
Lodeil
Lonzo
Lovelt
Machorn
Maple
Menlinda
Milieu
Mirril
Moneak
Montressa
Mozell
Nevada
Olon
Operzenia
Orease
Oytt
Pervie
Quintessa
Quitman
Pud
Rayshawen
Samilus
Shawnesty
Shulunda
Tennille
Tharessa
Tilmon
Trigger
Twynette
Vardaman
Vichada
Waveland
Willageane
Wyniki
Zan
Zaydean

Fredna has returned, and Dimple appears for the third day in a row.

Phone Book Fishing in Mississippi, Part 2 – Eudell, Mae Bell, Kilfred, Puff

Here’s another batch of names from the Mississippi phone book. These come from the towns of Richton, Seminary, Soso and Sumrall. (My favorites are in bold.)

Aglaria
Albertean
Annerys
Armielena
Arthrine
Arzo
Asielean
Belivia
Bura
Cadella
Callise
Capitola
Christl
Claytor
Cotton
Darrick
Dearld
Dessare
Dimple
Dymple
Eliosuse
Ellaphine
Eudell
Eulle
Feleasha
Flicka
Florestine
Gertrue
Glancy
Grissett
Jenus
Jhaheneria
Keano
Kethni
Kilfred
Kniok
LeDeam
Lefroid
Lessray
Mae Bell
Marsea
Mecklyn
Micenia
Monolisa
Nadinia
Odius
Ovee
Pepper
Puff
Raemeace
Regenner
Raford
Readonna
Rhnee
Sheletha
Solciris
Survina
Talmage
Talmus
Tammer
Tasheba
Tinker
Tlinda
Toxie
Turpin
Ulis
Ulmer
Undra
Vaster
Vation
Wilmer
Zeda

Dimple, Dymple and Toxie were also on yesterday’s list.

Phone Book Fishing in Mississippi – Clemmer, Hilrie, Kermis, Velleph

I’m currently in Mississippi visiting family. We’ve been driving around a lot, so I’ve had enough downtime to thumb through most of the phone book. Here are some interesting names from the nearby towns of New Augusta, Ovett, Pittman, Poplarville and Purvis:

Ada’Carol
Afard
Almond
Anselina
Arange
Arnettia
Audis
Azeline
Baldo
Bliss
Calona
Caroldean
Cazz
Charolet
Chassidy
Chelciah
Clelly
Clemath
Clemmer
Clemmietee
Clyatt
Commodore
Corky
Creighton
Dagnes
Delindy
Dillus
Dimple
Durinda
Dwanna
Dwyn
Dymple
Everlean
Evon
Felechia
Flois
Fredna
Heber
Hilrie
Hulon
Hywel
Ivanter
Jerid
Joe-Michael
Juaneese
Kermis
Kimble
Kirt
Laquida
LaVaur
Lee’Terrio
Lennell
Lodriguess
Marsel
Maximino
Metressa
Monette
Montrecia
Myrnis
Nalmer
Narvell
Novin
Odis
Ogla
Onlie
Otera
Ottice
Parinda
Patci
Printiss
Raebeth
Rejonna
Rembert
Rondlyn
Rutha
Sha’Derrika
Shawnacy
Sheral
Sidera
Silesa
Sinyetta
Stansel
Sugar
Themarie
Tiki
Tillous
Toie
Toxie
Trampus
Tylinda
Urobert
Velleph
Vernessa
Vonceil
Voncele
Voncile
Wyatte
Zeal
Zenith
Zennis
Zettie
Zollie

I’ve also noticed what seems to be a disproportionately high number of Rhondas in these towns and in others. (That’s right–more of this tomorrow! I know you’re excited.)

Name of the Day – Dimple

Dimples are indentations that occur on a surface (as on certain people’s cheeks when they smile). A friend of mine once mentioned she knew a woman with the name Dimples. I thought this must be an isolated case, but it turns out I was wrong.

Dimple (the singular form) consistently ranked among the 1,000 most popular girl names in the nation from the mid-1910s through the mid-1920s. It managed to pop up on the list several times before and after this period as well.

Here are some raw figures:

  • 79 baby girls were named Dimple in 1924.
  • 77 baby girls were named Dimple in both 1919 and 1926.
  • 75 baby girls were named Dimple in 1920.

I can’t figure out what the influence might have been. (My best guess was Shirley Temple, but she wasn’t born until 1928, and her film “Dimples” didn’t come out until 1936.)

The only notable thing I discovered while researching this name was the Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia–sister of Simple, mother of Twinkle. (Can any Bollywood aficionados out there tell me whether these names are genuine? I’m dying to know.)

Update: Twinkle’s Wikipedia page, which has been revised since I published this post, now indicates that she was born with the name Tina.