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Popularity of the Baby Name Person

Number of Babies Named Person

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Person

More Names from Boston Burials – Ziba, Buttolph, Fear

Granary, Boston
Granary Burying Ground, Boston
Last month I posted about interesting names that can be found at King’s Chapel Burying Ground, one of the two cemeteries on Boston’s Freedom Trail.

Today let’s check out interesting names that can be found at the other cemetery on the Trail, Granary Burying Ground (est. 1660).

Here’s what I spotted (using a book of inscriptions):

  • A: Azor, Appoline, Adelbart, Adino, Adna, Affia, Albion, Alfrena, Alithere (female), Alletta, Angalesa, Anjennette, Areton, Aroline, Atsey, Avid
  • B: Barachiah, Bethulia, Buttolph
  • C: Cassander, Clarenia, Collford, Cornwall, Crispus (Crispus Attucks), Cushing
  • D: Danforth, Dering, Duty (male)
  • E: Egatha, Electa, Eudoxa, Euphaime, Eustis
  • F: Fessenden, Fitzwilliam, Fear, Fidealia
  • G: Gad, Geradine, Grisell
  • J: Jacquith, Jenevie, Jennet, Jocastia
  • K: Knight
  • L: Laban, Lately, Lisley, Llewellyn, Lodusky (female), Loungo
  • M: Mahala, Malvina, Maranda, Melatiah (female), Metcalf, Moody
  • N: Nahum
  • O: Olimpia, Olander, Onesiphorus, Orinda, Ozias
  • P: Patterick, Peace (male), Pearly, Peletiah, Pepperell, Peregrin, Person, Philobeth (male), Phineas, Pilgrim, Plummer, Prosillo (female)
  • R: Rasilla, Reconcile, Roxana (“from Roxbury”)
  • S: Samartha, Seath, Seferanna, Sophronia, Stoddard, Stanhope, Sylvender
  • T: Tamer, Theophilus, Thusia, Trueman
  • W: Waitstill, Welthea, Wilhelmina, Winthrop
  • Z: Zera, Ziba (male)

All of the above were listed just once. Notable names that appeared more than once in the book include Almira/Elmira, Bathsheba, Dewitt, Doritha, Elbridge, Epes (relatives of Epes Sargent), Gamaliel, Gershom, Gillam, Increase, Jotham, Keziah, Louisiana, Mehitable/Mehetable, Nabby, Pamelia/Permelia, Persis, Rozamond/Rozamund, Silence, Sylvanus and Tamzen.

Source: Gravestone inscriptions and records of tomb burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass. (1918) by Ogden Codman

Unusual Real Names – Delazon, Person, Rensselear, Spark, Zell

A new batch of unusual political names:

  • Bainbridge Wadleigh (1831-1891) – Senator from New Hampshire.
  • Delazon Smith (1816-1860) – Senator from Oregon.
  • Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin Faleomavaega (born in 1943) – Delegate from American Samoa.
  • Green Clay Smith (1826-1895) – Representative from Kentucky. (Later, Territorial Governor of Montana.)
  • Montfort Stokes (1762-1842) – Senator from North Carolina. (Later, Governor of North Carolina.)
  • Otha Donner Wearin (1903-1990) – Representative from Iowa.
  • Person Colby Cheney (1828-1901) – Senator from New Hampshire. (Previously the Governor of New Hampshire.)
  • Rensselaer Westerlo (1776-1851) – Representative from New York.
  • Spark Masayuki Matsunaga (1916-1990) – Senator from Hawaii. (Previously a Representative from Hawaii.)
  • Zell Bryan Miller (born in 1932) – Senator from Georgia. (Previously the Governor of Georgia.)

Update, 6/12/15: Just learned that Green Clay Smith was named for his maternal grandfather Green Clay.