How popular is the baby name Dizzy 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 Dizzy.
Embarrassing baby names like Bland, Gross, Ham, Strange, Mutt and Oral.
Many of these have pop culture explanations. The ones I’ve blogged about so far are
Bimbo, Chubby, Kookie, Twig, and Velveeta.
Here are some of the baby names that didn’t make the cut: Boomer, Bub, Bubber,
Calamity, Cookie, Dainty, Danger, Demon, Fancy, Fester, Jinx, Less, Little, Manly, Notorious, Phuc, Pleasure, Rage, Riot, Savage, Sherlock, Sparky, Tarzan, Tiny.
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Overconfident Baby Names.
Tank in Tunis, 1943
Tunisia has been used as a baby name for decades now. Long before it started appearing on the SSA’s baby name list regularly in the mid-1960s, though, it popped up for the first time in 1943:
1943: 8 baby girls named Tunisia [debut]
Because Tunisia was in the news quite a bit that year, thanks to the Tunisia Campaign of World War II.
The Axis had seized control of capital city Tunis in November of 1942. After a series of battles, the Allies freed the city in May of 1943 and drove the Axis out of Africa.
No one knows exactly how Tunis was named, but theories abound. One theory connects it to the Phoenician goddess Tanith. Another suggests it comes from a
Berber verb meaning “to camp” or “to lie down.”
(Dizzy Gillespie also penned the jazz standard “A Night in Tunisia” in the early ’40s.)