How popular is the baby name Thaddeus 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 Thaddeus.
According to New York City’s Department of Health, the most popular baby names in the city in 2017 were Emma and Liam.
Here are New York City’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2017:
In the girls’ top ten, Abigail replaces Madison.
In the boys’ top ten, David and Jayden replace Dylan and Michael.
Within each of the five boroughs, the top baby names were…
- Manhattan: Olivia and James
- Bronx: Isabella and Liam
- Brooklyn: Esther and David
- Queens: Emma and Liam
- Staten Island: Olivia and Michael
And finally, some of the baby names bestowed just 10 times each in NYC last year:
- Artemis, Tzippy, Reizy (girl names)
- Azriel, Zeus, Thaddeus (boy names)
NYC also used to break down top names by ethnic/racial group (see the 2015 rankings, for example) but this time around the press release didn’t include that information.
Source: Health Department Announces Emma and Liam Are Most Popular Baby Names For 2017
Back in 2010, Singapore’s RazorTV asked a handful of Singaporeans to reveal the weirdest names they knew. Here’s what they answered:
- Edvarcl (He was named Edvard originally, but a friend who couldn’t pronounce “Edvard” started calling him “Edvarcl,” and he liked the new name so much that he adopted it. He said some people mishear it as “Avocado.”)
- Lim Beh Song
- Johnboy (Inspired by The Waltons.)
- Marah (Means “angry” in Malay.)
- Yttrium (Has an older brother with an element name as well.)
A more recent article about unusual names in Singapore mentioned Singaporean siblings named Pebble, Boulder and Coral. Their father, Rocky, was a landscape specialist who “thought it would be cool to name them after [his] work.”
Somewhat related: English Names in China – Frog, Dollar, Samanfar, Smacker
Sources: Unique Names Pt 1 [vid], Unique Names Pt 2 [vid], Unique Names Pt 3 [vid], Singaporeans stand out with unique names
In late 1899, multiple newspapers ran the story of Mary Swartwood of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Why? Because she had just welcomed her 25th child.
She was only in her early 40s, but had married her husband (Samuel) at the age of 14 and had welcomed her first baby at the age of 15.
Here are the names and birth years of all 25 Swartwood kids:
- Walter, 1872
- Louis, 1873
- Thaddeus, 1875
- Maud, 1876
- Cora, 1877
- Blanche, 1878
- Mabel, 1879
- Herbert, 1880
- Warren, 1881
- Elsie, 1882
- Samuel, 1884
- Daniel, 1885
- Ruth, 1886
- Alonzo, 1889 (twin)
- Gertrude, 1889 (twin)
- Elmer, 1890
- Calvin, 1891
- Florence, 1892
- Esther, 1893 (twin)
- Benjamin, 1893 (twin)
- Earl, 1895
- Jessie, 1896
- Edith, 1897
- Lottie, 1898
- Arthur, 1899
Out of the 25 names on the list, which girl name and which boy name do you like best?
Source: “25 Children in 27 Years.” Hartford Weekly Times 26 Oct. 1899: 6.
According to data from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland in 2014 were Emily and Jack.
Here are NI’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
1. Emily, 261 baby girls
2. Grace, 189
3. Sophie, 180
4. Amelia, 175
5. Ella, 172
6. Olivia, 152
7. Anna, 150
8. Lucy, 149
9. Sophia, 148
10. Eva, 146
1. Jack, 285 baby boys
2. James, 276
3. Daniel, 236
4. Charlie, 224
5. Harry, 193
6. Noah, 190
7. Oliver, 155
8. Ethan, 153
9. Jacob, 148
10. Thomas, 147
Olivia and Eva replace Aoife and Jessica in the girls’ top 10.
Thomas replaces Matthew in the boys’ top 10.
Two names that made big jumps into the top 100 were Kian (171st to 78th) and Aria (218th to 89th).
Finally, here are some of the unusual names that were given to only 1 or 2 babies in Northern Ireland last year:
Aoifrie, Cobhlaith, Cuisle, Deirbhile, Enfys, Ermioni, Ezraelle, Flossie-Bo, Ionagh, Ionela, Labhaoise, Loveday, Maoiliosa, Maureen-Nevaeh, Narbflaith, Rimgaile, Saorfhlaith, Saylor-Doll, Tsz, Vogue, Zinifer
Aodh, Benji-Beau, Caoilte, Cavani, Connlaoth, Davog, Dualta, Epaphroditus, Feidhlim, Goldberg, Grantas, Jecstonio, Jeef, Kal-El, Laochra, Laoghaire, Mjtba, Peanut, Seachlann, Stanex, Theo-Thaddeus, Tucgan
Earlier rankings for Northern Ireland: 2013, 2012, 2007, 2006.
Sources: NISRA – Demography, Most popular NI baby names for 2014 are Jack and Emily
Tuesday’s post about the Victorian-style Tylney Hall Hotel reminded me of a list of Victorian-era names that I’ve had bookmarked forever.
The list was created by amateur genealogist G. M. Atwater as a resource for writers. It contains names and name combinations that were commonly seen in the U.S. from the 1840s to the 1890s. Below is the full list (with a few minor changes).
Which female name and male name do you like best?
Source: Victorian Era Names, A Writer’s Guide