How popular is the baby name Maxie in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Maxie and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Maxie.
Tuesday’s post about the Victorian-style Tylney Hall Hotel reminded me of a list of Victorian-era names that I’ve had bookmarked forever.
The list was created by amateur genealogist G. M. Atwater as a resource for writers. It contains names and name combinations that were commonly seen in the U.S. from the 1840s to the 1890s. Below is the full list (with a few minor changes).
Which female name and male name do you like best?
Source: Victorian Era Names, A Writer’s Guide
I thought I would follow up my posts on bad meanings and unlikable names with ten baby names that have been rendered fairly unusable for modern parents, for various reasons.
- Dorcas (f) – last ranked among the top 1,000 U.S. names in 1950.
- Fairy (f) – last ranked in 1932.
- Fanny (f) – last ranked in 1939.
- Gaylord (m) – last ranked in 1956, though — who knows? — maybe those Focker movies will spark a comeback. :)
- Hortense (f) – last ranked in 1941.
- Hymen (m) – last ranked in 1913.
- Maxie/Maxi (f) – Maxie last ranked in 1962; Maxi has never ranked.
- Pansy (f) – last ranked in 1952.
- Philander (m) – has never ranked, likely because its negative connotation dates all the way back to the mid-19th century (before data was collected).
- Rube (m) – last ranked in 1907.
Did I miss any good ones? (Good as in bad, of course.)