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Popularity of the Baby Name Albin


Posts that Mention the Name Albin

Inconspicuous anagram baby names: Blake/Kaleb, Hale/Leah

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I recently updated my old anagram baby names post to make it much more comprehensive. As I worked on it, though, I noticed that many of those sets of names had obvious similarities, such as the same first letters and/or the same rhythm.

So I thought I’d make a second, shorter list of anagram names that were less conspicuously similar. Specifically, I wanted the second list to feature sets of names with different first letters and different numbers of syllables.

And that’s what you’ll find below — pairs of anagram names that are relatively distinct from one another. So much so that, at first glance (or listen), some might not even strike you as being anagrammatic at all. :)

Click on any name to check out its popularity graph…

Most of the names above have a clear number of syllables, but a few do not. (I categorized them according to my own interpretation/accent.) So, if you’re interested in using any of these pairings, just remember to test the names out loud first!

Which of the pairs above do you like best?

The Baby Name Cabela

While out on our road trip last week, we spotted a Cabela’s, which is a store that sells hunting gear, fishing gear, camping gear, and so forth.

I’d never been inside Cabela’s before, so we stopped in to take a look. Also, my husband wanted to buy a tackle box.

Overall, it was an interesting place. I wasn’t keen on all the gun-stuff, but I did like the creative taxidermy displays:

Cabela's Taxidermy Display
Zebra vs. Lion – Cabela’s Taxidermy Display

And, of course, the trip to Cabela’s reminded me that the baby name Cabela has been on the SSA’s baby name list since 2009:

  • 2012: 10 baby girls named Cabela
  • 2011: 8 baby girls named Cabela
  • 2010: 7 baby girls named Cabela
  • 2009: 7 baby girls named Cabela [debut]

Variants of Cabela have been on the charts even longer. Here’s Cabella:

  • 2012: 20 baby girls named Cabella
  • 2011: 14 baby girls named Cabella
  • 2010: 13 baby girls named Cabella
  • 2009: 9 baby girls named Cabella
  • 2008: unlisted
  • 2007: 5 baby girls named Cabella
  • 2006: 6 baby girls named Cabella [debut]

And here’s Kabella:

  • 2012: 16 baby girls named Kabella
  • 2011: 9 baby girls named Kabella
  • 2010: 9 baby girls named Kabella
  • 2009: 9 baby girls named Kabella
  • 2008: 5 baby girls named Kabella [debut]

I’m thinking parents prefer these “extra L” variants because they look more like traditional -bella names, e.g., Isabella, Arabella. (So far, no Kabelas on the list.)

I wonder how many of these parents are hardcore outdoorsmen/outdoorswomen vs. how many are not (but just happen to like the sound of the name).

So where does the name Cabela come from?

A surname. Cabela’s was founded in 1961 by Richard Cabela, his wife Mary, and his brother James. Dick and Jim are the sons of Albin Cabela, who was the son of James Cabela, born in 1869 in Bohemia (immigrated in 1885).

Cabela, therefore, seems to be a Czech surname. I can’t find any information about it, though, so perhaps it’s an altered/Anglicized form of the original family name.

What do you think of the baby name Cabela?

Source: Cabela’s: Company History