How popular is the baby name Wentworth 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 Wentworth.
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Speaking of popular baby names Nova Scotia…did you know that the province’s Open Data site includes birth registration records from the mid-1800s and from the early 1900s? I isolated the records from 1914 — the most recent year in the data — and came up with baby name rankings for about a century ago:
Top Girl Names, 1914 1. Mary (close to 700 girls) 2. Margaret 3. Annie 4. Marie 5. Helen 6. Dorothy 7. Florence 8. Elizabeth 9. Catherine (over 100 girls) 10. Alice
Top Boy Names, 1914 1. John (close to 600 boys) 2. Joseph 3. James 4. William 5. George 6. Charles 7. Robert 8. Arthur 9. Donald 10. Edward (over 100 boys)
The rankings represent about about 6,700 baby girls and about 6,800 baby boys born in Nova Scotia in 1914. I’m not sure how many babies were born that year overall, but it looks like the province’s total population in 1914 was roughly 500,000 people.
Hundreds of the names were used just once. Here are some examples:
Boston’s Central Burying Ground was established in 1756, so it’s newer than the other Boston cemeteries I’ve blogged about (King’s Chapel, Granary, and Copp’s Hill). Nevertheless, it still contains some pretty interesting names:
*Enlli, which debuted last year, comes from the name of the Welsh island Ynys Enlli (called Bardsey Island in English). The island name is usually translated as “island of the current,” with ynys meaning “island,” and enlli meaning “current.” You can hear the proper pronunciation of Ynys Enlli at Forvo.
Finally, all of my previous posts on the popular (and unique) baby names in England and Wales: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.