The modern name Croía is based on the Irish word croí, meaning “heart,” “core,” “sweetheart.” The recent trendiness can be attributed to Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor, who welcomed a baby girl named Croía in January of 2019.
Yesterday we talked about Calvin Coolidge, so today here’s a quick story involving his wife, Grace:
In October of 1926, several earthquakes struck Turkey and Armenia. (They were centered near the city of Kars.)
American medical personnel set up in Leninakan (now Gyumri) to help the survivors. In the week following the first quake, dozens of babies were born in the American tent hospital. The first of these babies was a girl that the American nurses “named Grace Coolidge Dubenikan, in honor of the first lady of the United States.”
According to the government of Northern Territory, Australia, the most popular baby names in NT in 2020 were Charlotte and William.
Here are Northern Territory’s top 10 girl names and top 10+ boy names of 2020:
Charlotte, 15 baby girls
Isla, 12 (tie)
Matilda, 12 (tie)
Amelia, 10 (5-way tie)
Grace, 10 (5-way tie)
Hazel, 10 (5-way tie)
Mia, 10 (5-way tie)
Willow, 10 (5-way tie)
William, 20 baby boys
Henry, 11 (3-way tie)
James, 11 (3-way tie)
Noah, 11 (3-way tie)
Hudson, 10 (3-way tie)
Isaac, 10 (3-way tie)
Thomas, 10 (3-way tie)
On the boys’ side, Thomas is followed by an 8-way tie involving two names I don’t usually see in the rankings: Billy and Mayson. Mayson is especially interesting because the more traditional spelling, Mason, hasn’t made the list for the last two years (after ranking as high as 2nd in 2017).
In 2019, the top two names in NT were Grace and Oliver.