How popular is the baby name Ines 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 Ines.
Here’s a newspaper article from the 1930s that features a list of North Dakota towns with feminine names:
When a train conductor calls “Bessie” and “Josephine” in North Dakota he is not addressing passengers by their first names.
For these and other feminine names were given to towns and villages by rugged pioneers.
Prominent among the list is the cow town of Medora in Billings county, known as the ranching headquarters of Theodore Roosevelt.
Others are: Ines, Norma, Olga, Christine, Silvia, Hannah, Frances, Janet, Stella, Willa, Ella, Mary, Flora, Marion, Alice, Elizabeth, Sophia, Beulah, Kathryn, Jessie, Luverne, Juanita, Freda, Cherry and Mona.
(Only Ella is among the
top 10 baby girl names in the state right now.)
Which of the above names do you like best?
Source: “Dakota Pioneers Gave Towns Feminine Names.”
Miami Daily News-Record [Miami, OK] 2 Feb. 1936: 8.
Chata made a modest debut in the U.S. baby name data in 1953:
1953: 5 baby girls named Chata [debut]
Where did it come from?
Very early television. “The Faith of Chata” was an episode from the first season of the anthology TV series
Letter to Loretta, later renamed The Loretta Young Show. The episode aired in December of 1953.
The episode, set in a Mexican village, tells the story of a little girl called Chata who is gravely ill with pneumonia. (Chata’s mother Paula is played by Young.) After receiving an overnight vision of her patron saint, Santa Inés, Chata makes a miraculous recovery.
“Chata” is not a name, but an affectionate nickname. It comes from a Spanish term for “pug nose” or “button nose.” John Wayne’s second wife, Mexican actress Esperanza Baur, went by Chata for instance.
The child actress who played Chata was Nancy Gilbert, who several years later played another TV character (
Calamity Jane) that also had an influence on baby names.
Nancy Gilbert – IMDb, Letter to Loretta (1953-1954) – Loretta Young Fan Website
According to Open Data Paris, the most popular baby names in Paris, France, in 2016 were
Louise and Gabriel.
Here are the city’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:
1. Louise, 291 baby girls
2. Emma, 209
3. Alice, 208
4. Chloé, 179
5. Jeanne, 177
6. Inès, 166
7. Sarah, 163
8. Léa, 157
9. Charlotte, 145
10. Anna, 141
1. Gabriel, 370 baby boys
2. Adam, 353
3. Raphaël, 340
4. Louis, 275
5. Arthur, 247
6. Paul, 203
7. Alexandre, 197 (tie)
8. Victor, 197 (tie)
9. Mohamed, 184
10. Joseph, 175
The #1 names in
2015 were also Louise and Gabriel (…and Adam, tied with Gabriel).
In the girls’ top 10, Léa and Charlotte replace Adèle and Juliette.
In the boys’ top 10, Joseph replaces Jules.
Open Data Paris (via Maybe it is Daijirou)
According to Open Data Paris, the most popular baby names in Paris, France, in 2015 were
Louise and Adam/ Gabriel (tie).
Here are the city’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:
1. Louise, 293 baby girls
2. Alice, 244
3. Chloé, 206
4. Emma, 178
5. Inès, 175
6. Sarah, 174
7. Jeanne, 173
8. Anna, 160
9. Adèle, 155
10. Juliette, 149
1. Adam, 355 baby boys (tie)
2. Gabriel, 355 (tie)
3. Raphaël, 320
4. Paul, 260
5. Louis, 256
6. Arthur, 245
7. Alexandre, 226
8. Victor, 208
9. Jules, 205
10. Mohamed, 185
In the girls’ top 10, Anna and Juliette replace Camille and Lina.
In the boys’ top 10, Jules replaces Maxime (now down in 15th).
prénom mixte (unisex name) Charlie saw a dual-gender decline in 2015, “probably due to the association with the attacks in Charlie Hebdo in January.”
2015: 29 girls and 6 boys named Charlie in Paris
2014: 71 girls and 35 boys named Charlie in Paris
2013: 75 girls and 37 boys named Charlie in Paris
Like the SSA data, the Paris data includes names used as seldom as 5 times per year. Here are some of the names from the bottom of the Paris rankings:
Uncommon Girl Names
Uncommon Boy Names
Cléa, Clothilde, Dyna, Isée, Jane, Mélisande, Ornella, Romaïssa, Tasnime, Wendy
Demba, Ezio, Foucauld, Harold, Idrissa, Massyl, Sixte, Tidiane, Vianney, Yaya
Slightly higher up on the girls’ side I spotted Armance, used 6 times. It’s both a river in France and a romance novel by French writer Stendhal (born Marie-Henri Beyle).
Open Data Paris – Liste des prénoms 2004 à 2015, Les prénoms les plus donnés à Paris en 2015