How popular is the baby name Zylphia 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 Zylphia.
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
I just spotted an article about the “Z-Cox” family of North Carolina:
Ameriah Biggs Cox Jr. and Jutry Hart married in 1870.
Together, they had 11 children and each had a first name beginning with Z.
The girls were Zylphia, Zula, Zadie and Zenobia. The boys went by Zadok, Zeber, Zeronald, Zesely, Zeola, Zora, and Zelbert.
The descendants of Ameriah and Jutry have been gathering for annual family reunions for more than 75 years, and many of these descendants have been given Z-names as well.
Source: Family celebrates unique naming tradition