How popular is the baby name Nathalie 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 Nathalie.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Althea and Nathaniel.
Here are the Philippines’ top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Althea, 2,395 baby girls
- Samantha, 2,165
- Angel, 2,086
- Angela, 1,810
- Princess, 1,641
- Sophia, 1,537
- Sofia, 1,432
- Andrea, 1,293
- Nathalie, 1,285
- Alexa, 1,241
- Nathaniel, 2,455 baby boys
- James, 2,242
- Jacob, 2,028
- Gabriel, 2,004
- Joshua, 1,980
- Angelo, 1,872
- Nathan, 1,796
- John Mark, 1,611
- Christian, 1,537
- Daniel, 1,498
New to the girls’ top 10 are Nathalie and Alexa. (Nathalie may have gotten a boost from the character Natalie on the Philippine TV series Wildflower.)
The boys’ top 10 includes the same ten names, but in a different order.
One fast-rising girl name outside the top 10 is Catriona, thanks to Filipino-Australian beauty queen Catriona Gray, who was crowned Miss Universe 2018.
Source: Baby Names 2018 (PDF) – Philippine Statistics Authority
Poland’s top baby names of 2013 were announced a couple of weeks ago.
According to provisional data from the country’s Ministry of the Interior, the most popular baby names last year were Lena and Jakub.
Here are Poland’s projected top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2013:
Baby names that increased in popularity last year include Antonina, Iga, Liliana, Maksymilian, Stanisław and Zofia.
The rare baby names mentioned in the press release were Jessika, Leah, Nathalie, Raisa, Vivian, Collin, Jack, Philipp, Yasin, Elif, Emi, Kenza, Zoya, Mieczysław, Siemowit, Witalij and Wadim.
Source: Lena i Jakub – to najpopularniejsze imiona mijającego roku
Last month, HBO aired an original movie called The Girl.
I didn’t see it, but the reviews tell me it was about the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and actress Nathalie Kay “Tippi” Hedren, who starred in two of Hitchcock’s movies, The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964).
And that reminded me–both of these Hitchcock films had an effect on baby names in the 1960s.
The Birds inspired two SSA debuts: Tippi and Pleshette (from the surname of fellow Birds actress Suzanne Pleshette).
Tippi debuted in 1963:
- 1966: 8 baby girls named Tippi
- 1965: 12 baby girls named Tippi
- 1964: 10 baby girls named Tippi
- 1963: 6 baby girls named Tippi [debut]
- 1962: not listed
And Pleshette debuted a year later:
- 1966: 9 baby girls named Pleshette
- 1965: not listed
- 1964: 7 baby girls named Pleshette [debut]
- 1963: not listed
- 1962: not listed
Tippi was off the list again by the mid-1970s, and Pleshette hung on until the late 1980s.
Marnie wasn’t behind any debuts, but it did increase the popularity of the name Marnie:
- 1968: 446 baby girls named Marnie [rank: 456th]
- 1967: 252 baby girls named Marnie [rank: 600th]
- 1966: 245 baby girls named Marnie [rank: 606th]
- 1965: 267 baby girls named Marnie [rank: 584th]
- 1964: 112 baby girls named Marnie
- 1963: 38 baby girls named Marnie
- 1962: 30 baby girls named Marnie
Marnie fell out of the top 1,000 in 1978. In 2011, just 16 baby girls were named Marnie.
Which of these three names do you like best: Tippi, Pleshette, or Marnie?
A reader named Liz is expecting a baby girl and she’d like some help coming up with a name. Here are some details:
- Liz likes “traditional names that are not the type of name the person wearing it will be teased for,” such as Amalia, Charlotte, Sofia and Louisa/Louise.
- Liz’s husband like “names that sound cute for a little kid but good for an adult,” such as Grace, Beatrice and Nathalie. (Liz doesn’t care for Beatrice/Beatrix, though.)
So far, Louise/Louisa is the only name both Liz and her husband can agree on.
Here are some other names that I thought might work:
No name is immune to teasing, but I did bump Harriet, which is dangerously close to “hairy.”
What other names would you suggest to Liz?