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On a trip that took us through Vegas earlier this year, my husband and I stumbled upon a Titanic-themed gift shop inside the Luxor.
One of the items for sale was a book called Titanic Names. I didn’t purchase it, but it did prompt me to find the very same list of names online. (The list is in various places, including Encyclopedia Titanica and Wikipedia.)
Here are some of the interesting Titanic passenger names I noticed among the more common names (e.g., William, Richard, Alice, Ida):
|Female Names:||Agda, Albina, Argene, Bannurah, Beila, Clear, Dollina, Hanora, Helmina, Hileni, Imanita, Jelka, Leontine, Lyyli, Malakah, Manca, Manta, Millvina*, Nur-al-Ayn, Shawneene**, Silanah, Tamini, Thamini, Torborg, Treasteall, Velin, Waika, Wendla, Zahie|
|Male Names:||Adola, Antti, Bartol, Branko, Bulus, Cosmo, Einar, Escott, Fotio, Guentcho, Gerios, Halim, Haroutyun, Ilmari, Ingvald, Janko, Jirjis, Jovo, Juha, Juho, Kalle, Kanio, Kerim, Liudevit, Mansur, Mapri, Masabumi, Minko, Mirko, Mito, Nadjalko, Niqula, Pastcho, Peju, Pekka, Penko, Percival, Quigg, Raful, Redjo, Ristju, Rossmore, Saade, Sarkis, Shadrach, Sibley, Sinai, Sleiman, Stanko, Stanio, Stoytcho, Svend, Tannous, Tido, Toufik, Tyrell, Urho, Uscher, Valtcho, Viljo, Woolf, Wyckoff, Ylio, Yoto |
The nationalities/languages represented above include Bulgarian, Croatian, Lebanese, Syrian, Turkish, Finnish, and Swedish.
*Millvina’s legal name was Elizabeth Gladys Dean. She was a 2-month-old at the time of the wreck and was the Titanic’s last survivor.
**Shawneene’s name is also given as Shaa’nineh. They’re both transliterated forms of the Arabic word for Palm Sunday, the day on which she was born in 1874 in Syria (now Lebanon).
Oregon’s Open Data website includes several tables of baby name data from 2012.
The most interesting thing about this data? It goes all the way down to names given to just three babies per year. (All the SSA baby name lists, on the other hand, have a five-baby cutoff.)
So here are some of the baby names that were bestowed in Oregon just three or four times in 2012:
The name Diem has been in the SSA data since the ’80s, but a lot of the recent usage was probably inspired by Danielle Michelle “Diem” Brown, who appeared on various MTV reality TV shows from 2006 to 2015. (She passed away in 2014 from ovarian cancer.) In her case, “Diem” was a nickname based on the initials “D.M.,” making this yet another girl name that can be spelled with the names of letters.
Sources: 2012 Boy Baby Names | Oregon transparency, 2012 Girl Baby Names | Oregon transparency
As I scanned through the 1,000 most popular baby names of 2006, I saw a number of new additions. This list doesn’t include all of them, just the ones that jumped out at me.
- Bethzy, #878 for girls
- Dahlia, #988 for girls – from the flower named after Anders Dahl.
- Izayah, #976 for boys – a creative take on Isaiah.
- Jorja, #969 for girls – a form of Georgia (perhaps popularized by CSI actress Jorja Fox).
- Neveah, #996 for girls – Nevaeh corrected for pronunciation.
- Paisley, #835 for girls – not just a pattern anymore.
- Sanai, #974 for girls – inspired by the biblical Mt. Sinai.
- Scarlet, #843 for girls – a simplified version of Scarlett.
- Yandel, #674 for boys
- Yaretzi, #837 for girls – likely an alteration of Yaritza.
- Zayden, #871 for boys – ’twas just a matter of time before the unique first letter craze and the -ayden craze hooked up.
I also saw a number of interesting second-timers, including Imanol (969th for boys) and Yuridia (894th for girls).