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Popularity of the Baby Name Kimball

Number of Babies Named Kimball

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Kimball

Name Quotes for the Weekend

From Melani of the blog 1 Year of Online Dating at 50:

I curse my mother for thinking it was avante garde to forgo the “E” on the end of my name. The current situation was only one baby example of why parents shouldn’t get creative when spelling their kid’s name. I’ve spent most of my life hearing my name pronounced, “May-lawn-ee” and then the following question, “Are you Hawaiian?”

Jesus, do I look like it?

From an LDS Living article on Mormon names:

Jennifer Mansfield, a current graduate student in the Folklore Program at Utah State University, identified six different types of Mormon names: religious (Moroni, Nephi, Brigham), combination (Taylee, Mandylyn), invented (Kaislen), creatively spelled (Kady, Taeler), ancestral (Freestone, Jenkin), and themed (Monson, Hinckley, Kimball).

From a New Zealander named India:

Having an unusual name is like being a celebrity – people assume you’re interesting, even if you’re not. Sometimes when I’m introduced to someone for the first time they actually say “I’ve been wanting to meet you; you have such a cool name”. That’s gotta be good, right?

From a Tipping Points post about baby names and cultural change:

Likewise, in the spread of baby names, Bentley and Ormerod think that social learning is what allowed for the increase in naming diversity, although immigration and the spread of multiple media may also have allowed individuals to copy each other in the first place.

From a Telegraph article about longevity:

The projections said that a third of babies born in 2012 would live to be 100, with nearly 40 per cent of baby girls compared to just under a third of baby boys reaching the milestone.

All the more reason to think way beyond the word “baby” when you look for “baby names.”


Names on Cape Cod Gravestones – Kimball, Mehetabel, Sparrow, Temperance

Want to get a feel for the types of names used on Cape Cod in centuries past? Check out the names at Cape Cod Gravestones.

Most of the names are biblical, of course, and they range from those still used today (e.g., Abigail, Benjamin, Hannah, Joshua, Mary and Samuel) to those that have long since fallen out of favor (e.g., Barzillai, Dorcas, Gamaliel, Mehetabel, Peleg and Zipporah).

Some of the most interesting names listed at the site are:

Male Female
Almond
Andronicus
Archelaus
Argo
Bangs
Chillingsworth
Dillingham
Doane
Eros
Fessenden
Gambyses
Giraud
Greenleaf
Johnbeare
Kenelm
Kimball
Kiriathian
Knyvet
Moody
Odlin
Onesimus
Perez
Rosseter
Scamons
Snow
Sparrow
Squire
Southworth
Varanies
Vickery
Zazud
Allithena
Angmora
Arrozana
Berenthia
Casilda
Celestia
Celissa
Chylena
Deliverance
Dyantha
Emmeretha
Experience
Fear
Flavilla
Fostenna
Grisylda
Lucyette
Minnie-Mary
Mulfretta
Noraetta
Oregon
Phebbediah
Pruella
Roana
Sadie-Sarah
Silpha
Statire
Temperance
Thankful
Tryanna
Tryphosa
Vashti
Weltha
Zulette

The two funniest names? Thankful Sweat (female) and Moody Fish (male). Both Thankful and Moody were born in the late 18th century.