How popular is the baby name Victoria in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Victoria and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Victoria.
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The Seven Sutherland Sisters of New York had 37 feet of hair between them. By the time they joined the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the mid-1880s, they were already celebrities. They were also growing rich thanks to the sale of their pricey “Seven Sutherland Sisters” hair grower tonic.
The names of the seven sisters? Sarah, Victoria, Isabella, Grace, Naomi, Dora, and Mary. Sarah had the shortest hair (3 feet) and Victoria had the longest (7 feet).
Speaking of Icilma, here’s another name associated with a bygone English brand: Vinolia.
Vinolia scented soaps (and other products) were on the market from the late 1880s until the 1960s. I don’t know how the founders of the English toiletries company came up with the name “Vinolia,” but I do know that the company was granted a Royal Warrant as the official soap-maker of Queen Victoria in 1900. And, rather famously, a rose-scented version of soap was offered to first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic. (The “otto” part of the name refers to attar of roses.)
Unlike the name Icilma, the personal name Vinolia existed before the company was founded. (Here’s one in Texas in 1860, for instance.)
But when Vinolia products and ads started coming out, it does seem like usage of the name increased in various regions of the British empire. As an example, here’s a record for Miriam Vinolia Wilson, who was born in Saint James, Jamaica, in April of 1918:
(The second-born twin was her sister Violet Maud Wilson.)
Do you like Vinolia as a baby name? Would you use it?