Independent baby name blog & directory, est. 2006.
How popular is the baby name Magaby in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Magaby and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Magaby.
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Cataleya is from Cataleya, a character played by Zoe Saldana in the movie Columbiana (2011). The character’s name is based on the word Cattleya, which refers to a genus of orchid.
Khaleesi is the Dothraki word for “queen” in the medieval fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. A khaleesi is the wife of a khal, or “king.” The khaleesi featured in the show is character Daenerys Targaryen, played by actress Emilia Clarke.
Zendaya is from Zendaya Coleman, a young singer/actress currently starring in the Disney sitcom Shake It Up.
Quorra is from Quorra, the character played by Olivia Wilde in the movie Tron: Legacy (2010).
Lumen is from Lumen Pierce, a character played by Julia Stiles during the fifth season of Dexter.
Yanilen is from Yanilen Diaz, a contestant on Mexican reality/talent show La Academia 2011.
Can you come up with explanations for any of the others? I’m especially curious about Dim — any ideas?
Though vast majority of the baby names on the Social Security Administration’s yearly baby name lists are repeats, every list does contain a handful of brand-new names.
Below are the highest-charting debut names for every single year on record, after the first.
Why bother with an analysis like this? Because debut names often have cool stories behind them, and high-hitting debuts are especially likely to have intriguing pop culture explanations. So not only is this a list of names, but it’s also a list of stories.
Here’s the format: “Girl name(s), number of baby girls; Boy name(s), number of baby boys.” Keep in mind that the raw numbers aren’t too trustworthy for about the first six decades, though. (More on that in a minute.)
I’ve already written about some of the names above, and I plan to write about all the others as well…eventually. In the meanwhile, if you want to beat me to it and leave a comment about why Maverick hit in 1957, or why Moesha hit in 1996, feel free!