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Popularity of the Baby Name Herta

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Where Does Herta Müller’s Name Come From?

It was just announced that novelist and poet Herta Müller is the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. I’ve never read her work — not many have, apparently — but I can tell you something about her name.

Müller, born in Romania, is an ethnic German. Herta is a German name that can be traced back to the name Nerthus, which belonged to a Germanic goddess first mentioned by Roman historian Tacitus around 100 AD. According to Behind the Name, the spelling change “resulted from a misreading of Tacitus’s text.” (This reminds me of the Shakespearean name Imogen, which many modern editors believe is a misspelling of Innogen.)

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Looking for baby names with something in common? Perhaps for a set of twins or triplets? I’ve collected hundreds of anagram baby names for you.

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If you like the idea of anagrams but want to avoid sound-alike sets, I recommend anagrams with different numbers of syllables. Pairs like “Etta and Tate” and “Clay and Lacy” are a far more subtle than pairs like “Enzo and Zeno” and “Mary and Myra.”

(Here are some palindromic names from last month.)