How popular is the baby name Oceanus in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Oceanus and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Oceanus.
A few weeks ago I visited the pilgrim exhibit at the Provincetown Museum. A sign that was part of the exhibit read:
The Mayflower, a merchant ship of 181 tons and a length of just over 100 feet, carried on its historic first voyage to the New World 102 passengers and a crew of about 30. The voyage lasted 66 days. In the crossing, William Button died and Oceanus Hopkins was born. 102 passengers arrived in Provincetown. At Provincetown, Peregrine White was born, Dorothy Bradford, James Chilton, Jasper More and Edward Thompson died.
Oceanus, whose name is the Latin word for “ocean,” was born in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Peregrine’s name comes from the Latin word peregrinus, meaning “foreigner,” “traveler,” “one from abroad.” (The word Pilgrim is derived from the same source, in fact.)
Update: Here are all of the Pilgrim names, a post from several Thanksgivings ago.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d put together a list of Pilgrim names.
Specifically, these are the first names of all the people (passengers + crew) who traveled to the New World aboard the Mayflower in 1620, plus the number of people that had each name.
According to what we know, the most common names were John for males and Mary for females.
Male Mayflower Names
+ 4 anonymous males
Female Mayflower Names
+ 2 anonymous females
*More on Degory.
**More on Oceanus and Peregrine.
P.S. Want to see some Pilgrim surnames?