How popular is the baby name Stephane in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Stephane and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Stephane.
Here are the most distinctively Canadian first names by decade, according to Canadian website The 10 and 3:
- 2010s: Zainab and Linden
- 2000s: Gurleen and Callum
- 1990s: Simran and Mathieu
- 1980s: Chantelle and Darcy
- 1970s: Josee and Stephane
- 1960s: Giuseppina and Luc
- 1950s: Heather and Giuseppe
- 1940s: Heather and Lorne
- 1930s: Isobel and Lorne
- 1920s: Gwendoline and Lorne
Did you know that Canada’s love of “Lorne” comes from the Marquess of Lorne, the British nobleman who served as Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883? To see more explanations, and also more names per decade, check out the source article.
The name I’m most curious about is Josée from the 1970s. It had a “Canadian factor” of 634.6 — larger than any other name in the study — but also had no explanation, and I can’t figure out the influence. Does anyone have a guess?
Source: Gord, Sheila, Graham and Beverley? The Most Distinctively Canadian Names Are Not What You’d Expect
A reader named Elizabeth has sent me a rather cool list of hockey-inspired baby names. She writes:
I’m a name enthusiast and a hockey fanatic, and my husband and I have been tossing around the idea of naming our son after hockey players.
They haven’t seen any lists of hockey names for babies, though, so they decided to compile one themselves. It includes “both all-time greats and current players.”
I thought I’d pass it along to share with fellow rink rats who may be reading your blog and can’t think of anything other than Wayne (Gretzky), Herb (Brooks), or Patrick (Roy).
Or Bobby (Orr), whose statue was recently unveiled outside the Garden! But I digress…
Here is the list:
Andreas (Andreas Lilja, Andreas Nödl)
Aurèle (Aurèle Émile Joliat)
Bentley (Max Bentley, Doug Bentley)
Bourque (Ray Bourque, Rene Bourque)
Briere (Danny Briere)
Brooks (Herb Brooks, Brooks Laich)
Crosby (Sidney Crosby)
Dryden (Ken Dryden)
Eaves (Patrick Eaves)
Elias (Patrik Elias)
Émile (Aurèle Émile Joliat)
Ennis (Tyler Ennis)
Evgeni (Evgeni Malkin, Evgeni Nabokov)
Ilya (Ilya Kovalchuk, Ilya Bryzgalov)
Kane (Patrick Kane)
Lach (Elmer Lach)
Lemieux (Mario Lemieux)
Luca (Luca Caputi)
Malkin (Evgeni Malkin)
Malone (Joe Malone, Ryan Malone)
Marek (Marek Svatos)
Mario (Mario Lemieux)
Marleau (Patrick Marleau)
Michal (Michal Handzus)
Milan (Milan Hejduk)
Modano (Mike Modano)
Nikolai (Nikolai Khabibulin)
Parise (Zach Parise)
Pavel (Pavel Datsyuk)
Rene (Rene Bourque)
Savard (Serge Savard, Marc Savard)
Shore (Eddie Shore)
Stephane (Stephane Yelle)
Turco (Marty Turco)
Thanks so much for sharing, Elizabeth!
Another good source of hockey names is the Legends of Hockey website, which is affiliated with the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Which hockey names are your favorites?