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Popular Baby Names in Northern Territory, 2016

According to the government of Northern Territory, Australia, the most popular baby names in NT in 2016 were again Charlotte and Jack.

Here are Northern Territory’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Charlotte, 31 baby girls
2. Emily, 17
3. Ava, 14 [tie]
4. Sophie, 14 [tie]
5. Amelia, 13 [tie]
6. Grace, 13 [tie]
7. Olivia, 13 [tie]
8. Scarlett, 13 [tie]
9. Ella, 12 [tie]
10. Isabella, 12 [tie]

Boy Names
1. Jack, 26 baby boys
2. Noah, 22
3. Charlie, 20 [tie]
4. Oliver, 20 [tie]
5. James, 19
6. Jacob, 18
7. William, 15
8. Eli, 14 [tie]
9. Nathan, 14 [tie]
10. Max, 13

In 18th place on the girls’ list — and appearing for the first time in any Northern Territory top 20 (since 2002, anyway) — was Billie, with 8 baby girls. In the U.S., in contrast, Billie is sitting just outside the top 2,000.

Here are Northern Territory’s 2015 rankings.

Source: Popular Baby Names – NT.GOV.AU


Popular Baby Names in New Hampshire, 2016

According to the New Hampshire Vital Records Information Network (NHVRIN), the most popular baby names in the state in 2016 were Charlotte and Noah.

Here are New Hampshire’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Charlotte
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Amelia
5. Harper
6. Sophia
7. Lillian
8. Isabella
9. Abigail
10. Madison

Boy Names
1. Noah
2. William
3. Benjamin
4. Owen
5. Liam
6. Mason
7. Jackson
8. Oliver
9. Lucas
10. Logan

These rankings are roughly the same as the SSA’s rankings for New Hampshire, the main different being that these rankings put Madison and Logan in 10th place, while the SSA has Ava and Jacob in 10th place.

The state is also keeping a running tally of baby names for 2017. As of yesterday, the #1 names are Charlotte and Logan.

For more name rankings from various U.S. states, check out the U.S. name rankings category.

Source: NHVRIN – Introduction

Popular Baby Names in New Jersey, 2016

According to New Jersey’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the state in 2016 were Olivia and Liam.

Here are New Jersey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Olivia
2. Mia
3. Emma
4. Sophia
5. Isabella
6. Ava
7. Charlotte
8. Emily
9. Abigail
10. Madison

Boy Names
1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Matthew
4. Michael
5. Jacob
6. Joseph
7. Lucas
8. Mason
9. Dylan
10. Alexander

In 2015, the top names were Isabella and Liam.

There were no replacements in the girl’s top ten, but in the boys’ top ten, Lucas replaced Benjamin (now 12th).

These rankings are almost identical to the SSA’s 2016 rankings for New Jersey, except for Olivia being #1. On the national list, Mia and Olivia are tied, and because the SSA breaks ties alphabetically, Mia ends up in the #1 spot by default.

For more name rankings from various U.S. states, check out the U.S. name rankings subcategory.

Source: Take a look at the top 20 N.J. baby names of 2016

The 24 Children of Isaac Singer

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Isaac Singer: businessman & baby-daddy
A reader got in touch recently to ask about several unusual names. One of them was “Vouletti,” which belonged to a daughter of Isaac Merritt Singer (1811-1875).

Isaac Singer is best remembered for his successful sewing machine manufacturing company, founded in 1851 and still going strong today. Also notable, though, is the fact that he had a total of 24 children with five different wives and mistresses.

With Maria Haley, he had two children:

  • William Adam (b. 1834)
  • Lillian C. (b. 1837)

With Mary Ann Sponsler, he had ten children:

  • Isaac Augustus (b. 1837)
  • Vouletti Theresa (b. 1840)
  • Fanny Elizabeth (b. 1841)
  • John Albert (b. circa 1843)
  • Jasper Hamet (b. 1846)
  • Julia Ann (b. circa 1847)
  • Mary Olivia (b. 1848)
  • Charles Alexander (1850-1852)
  • Caroline Virginia (b. 1857)
  • …plus one more

With Mary McGonigal, he had five children:

  • Ruth
  • Clara
  • Florence
  • Margaret
  • Charles Alexander (b. 1859)

With Mary E. Walters, he had one child:

  • Alice Eastwood (b. 1852)

With Isabella Eugenie Boyer (of France), he had six children:

  • Adam Mortimer (b. 1863)
  • Winnaretta Eugenie (b. 1865)
  • Washington Merritt Grant (b. 1866)
  • Paris Eugene (b. 1867) – Palm Beach developer, namesake of Singer Island
  • Isabelle Blanche (b. 1869)
  • Franklin Morse (b. 1870)

These are traditional names for the most part, which makes “Vouletti” all the more intriguing.

Vouletti Singer was born in 1840, married William Proctor in 1862, had three children, and died in 1913. Though her name was definitely spelled Vouletti — that’s the spelling passed down to various descendants, and the one used by her friend Mercedes de Acosta in the poem “To Vouletti” — I found it misspelled a lot: “Voulitti” on the 1855 New York State Census, “Voulettie” on the 1900 U.S. Census, “Voulettie” again in a Saturday Evening Post article from 1951.

So…where does it come from?

I have no clue. I can’t find a single person with the given name Vouletti who predates Vouletti Singer. I also can’t find anyone with the surname Vouletti. (There was a vaudevillian with the stage name “Eva Vouletti,” but she doesn’t pop up until the early 1900s.)

Theater could be a possibility, as Isaac Singer was an actor in his younger days. Perhaps Vouletti was a character name he was familiar with?

My only other idea is the Italian word violetti, which means “violet.” Her parents might have coined the name with this word in mind.

Do you have any thoughts/theories about the unusual name Vouletti?

Popular Baby Names in Oregon, 2016

According to data released by Oregon Health Authority, the most popular baby names in the state in 2016 were Olivia and Oliver.

Here are Oregon’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Olivia, 249 baby girls
2. Emma, 213
3. Sophia, 179
4. Evelyn, 172
5. Charlotte, 171
6. Abigail, 153
7. Harper, 148
8. Amelia, 137
9. Isabella, 134
10. Ava, 132

Boy Names
1. Oliver, 228 baby boys
2. Henry, 205
3. William, 201
4. Benjamin, 194
5. Liam, 193
6. Wyatt, 181
7. Owen, 179
8. Noah, 177
9. Mason, 175
10. Elijah, 165

In 2015, the top names were Emma and Liam.

In the girls’ top 10, Harper replaces Mia.

In the boys’ top 10, Benjamin and Owen replace James and Alexander.

Source: Oregon Health Authority – Annual Report Volume 1, 2016