How popular is the baby name Seaborne 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 Seaborne.
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Earlier this year, singer Ed Sheeran welcomed a baby girl named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. She wasn’t actually born at sea — “Seaborn” is her mother’s surname — but did you know that many of the babies named “Seaborn” throughout history were in fact born at sea?
And it doesn’t stop at “Seaborn.” These sea-born babies got all sorts of interesting names hinting at the circumstances of their birth. Here’s a round-up of what I’ve spotted in the records…
Seaborn (The earliest American example I know of is Seaborn Cotton, born in August of 1633 while as his parents were traveling from England to New England. Notably, he was the uncle of Cotton Mather.)
Sea-Mercy (This one comes from Sea-Mercy Adams, a man who got married in Philadelphia in 1686.)