How popular is the baby name Oregon in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Oregon and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Oregon.
According to data from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland in 2015 were Emily and James.
Here are the Northern Ireland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:
|Baby Girl Names
||Baby Boy Names
1. Emily, 233 baby girls
2. Ella, 197
3. Grace, 192
4. Sophie, 179
5. Olivia, 153
6. Anna, 152
7. Amelia, 149
8. Aoife, 147
9. Lucy, 146
10. Ava, 141
1. James, 300 baby boys
2. Jack, 261
3. Noah, 225
4. Charlie, 213
5. Daniel, 188
6. Oliver, 186
7. Matthew, 168
8. Harry, 166
9. Thomas, 157
10. Jake, 141
In the girls’ top ten, Aoife and Ava replace Sophia and Eva. On the boys’ side, Matthew and Jake replace Ethan and Jacob.
And here are some names from the other end of the list:
|Rare Girl Names
||Rare Boy Names
Abernathy, Aiza, Albany, Billie-Jean, Binky, Button, Cami-Li, Cashleen, Chaitra, Cherithabel, Cyrah-Steph, Eluanny, Everleigh, Felmora, Iga, Izide, Kincso, Margaressa, Merve, Ryve, Saiorse-Miley-Mochara, Texas, Urte, Yophi
Acheron, Anugy, Bobeh, Carlow, Clepson, Csanad, Dermy, Dirly, Florin-Leonardo, Idrissa, Johnver, Karabo, Kenzen, Kygo, Lavezzi, Lincoln-Kidd, Lingaa, Majky, Niamkey, Noveldino, Oregon, Sorley-Logan, Ugnius, Zbyszko
Each of the above was given to fewer than three babies (so, used just once or twice) in Northern Ireland last year.
The top names in 2014 were Emily and Jack.
Source: Top Baby Names – NISRA
Remember when I blogged about the elusive baby name 54º 40′?
I still haven’t managed to track down anyone named 54º 40′, but I’ve discovered something close.
In April of 1845 — while the U.S. and Britain/Canada were embroiled in that dispute over the Oregon Territory (a.k.a. Columbia District) — Edmond and Eliza Winters of Ohio welcomed a baby boy.
They named him Oregon Territory.
In most places he’s listed as “Oregon Winters” or “Oregon T. Winters,” but on his daughter’s birth certificate his full name is written out (though misspelled) Oregon Teritory Winters:
(My search for a 54º 40′ continues, of course! I am not deterred. If there are any Fifty-Four Forties out there, I will find them. And blog them.)
I’m fascinated by personal names that, out of context, don’t appear to be names at all. Especially when said names are created from everyday nouns and proper nouns — places, foods, animals, objects, brands, ideas, events, institutions, organizations, qualities, phenomena, and so forth.
My fascination kicked into high gear after I wrote about noun-names earlier this year. Ever since, I’ve kept my eyes peeled for noun-names.
So far, I’ve collected hundreds. But it’s going to take me a while to blog about all of them. In the meanwhile, I thought I’d list some of the strangest ones I’ve already talked about:
- Cape Cod
- Celerie (celery)
- Emancipation Proclamation
- Eiffel Tower
- Golden Palace
- Key West
- Legal Tender
- Opera House
- Soccer City
- Union Jack
- Vick Vaporup (Vicks VapoRub)
- Wilmot Proviso
Did I skip any good ones? Let me know in the comments!
- Sputnik, 10/4
- Nintendo, 10/22
- Annexation, 10/25
- Windchime, 11/9
- Oregon Territory, 11/22
- Gold Dust, 11/29
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:
The two funniest names? Thankful Sweat (female) and Moody Fish (male). Both Thankful and Moody were born in the late 18th century.