How popular is the baby name Andreas in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Andreas.
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The name Hanni first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1976. When it popped up again four years later, it was given to nearly three dozen baby girls:
1982: 10 baby girls named Hanni
1981: 15 baby girls named Hanni
1980: 34 baby girls named Hanni [peak usage]
1976: 8 baby girls named Hanni [debut]
What’s the influence here?
Alpine skier Hannelore “Hanni” Wenzel, who twice represented the tiny country of Liechtenstein at the Olympics.
At the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, she won her country’s very first Olympic medal, a bronze in the slalom.
At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, she became her country’s first Olympic champion by winning gold in both the slalom and the giant slalom. She also won silver in the downhill.
Hanni’s four medals represent 40% of Liechtenstein’s total 10 Olympic medals — all of which were won in alpine skiing. Two more were won by her brother, Andreas “Andi” Wenzel, and the most recent was won by her daughter, Christina “Tina” Weirather, in 2018.
Hanni was born in West Germany, but relocated with her family to Liechtenstein when she was a child.
The German name Hannelore (pronounced ha-nuh-lo-ruh) is a combination of Hanne, a diminutive of Johanna, and Lore, a diminutive of Eleonore, the German spelling of Eleanor.
What are your thoughts on the baby name Hanni? (Do you like it more or less than Hannelore?)
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 8.
What do I mean by that?
Well, in numerology, you substitute each letter in a word with that letter’s ordinal value in the alphabet. (The letter B has a value of 2, for instance, because it’s the second letter.) Then you add those ordinal values together to come up with a total. Lastly, you add the digits of that total together to obtain a numerological value.
Here’s an example: The letters in the name Leah have the values 12, 5, 1, and 8. Added together, these values equal 26. And the digits of 26 added together equal 8.
All of the “8” names below are sub-categorized by totals — just in case any of those larger numbers are significant to anyone. Within each group you’ll find some of the most popular “8” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
The letters in the following baby names add up to 8.
Girl name (8)
Boy name (8)
8 via 17
The letters in the following baby names add up to 17, which reduces to eight (1+7=8).
Girl names (8 via 17)
Boy names (8 via 17)
Gia, Bo, Afia, Eabha, Cala
Bo, Mac, Cam, Md, Jeb
8 via 26
The letters in the following baby names add up to 26, which reduces to eight (2+6=8).
Girl names (8 via 26)
Boy names (8 via 26)
Leah, Maci, Jana, Pia, Dua, Gema, Calia, Brea, Cami
Eli, Bear, Bode, Obed, Asaad, Adil
8 via 35
The letters in the following baby names add up to 35, which reduces to eight (3+5=8).
The rare name Aristede appeared in the U.S. baby name data just twice, debuting in 1969:
1970: 5 baby boys named Aristede
1969: 17 baby boys named Aristede
The Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows (1966-1971). Dark Shadows was never one of the most popular soaps on TV, but it did have a dedicated following, particularly while the “1897 Flashback” storyline was airing from February 1969 to November 1969.
One character who appeared regularly during 1969 was Aristede (played by Michael Stroka). Aristede was a strange young man who was a servant to the warlock Count Andreas Petofi. His curved dagger also had a name: “The Dancing Girl.”
Aristede’s name can be traced back to the ancient Greek word aristos, meaning “best.”
…But we can’t stop with Aristede, because other Dark Shadows characters influenced American baby names as well!
For instance, another character introduced during the “1897 Flashback” was a boy named Jamison Collins. We see a corresponding rise in the usage of the name Jamison in 1969:
1971: 175 baby boys named Jamison [rank: 628th]
1970: 195 baby boys named Jamison [rank: 577th]
1969: 121 baby boys named Jamison [rank: 713th]
1968: 35 baby boys named Jamison
1967: 30 baby boys named Jamison
In fact, actor David Selby, who played werewolf character Quentin Collins (Jamison’s uncle), named his real-life son Jamison Selby (b. 1969) after the character.
Another storyline was the “1795 Flashback” that aired from November 1967 to April 1968. Two primary characters during that period were well-to-do Josette du Pres and servant-girl Angelique (who was also a witch!).
The name Josette saw its highest-ever usage in 1968:
1971: 219 baby girls named Josette [rank: 696th]
1970: 297 baby girls named Josette [rank: 593rd]
1969: 294 baby girls named Josette [rank: 576th]
1968: 502 baby girls named Josette [rank: 420th]
1967: 182 baby girls named Josette [rank: 728th]
1966: 48 baby girls named Josette
And the name Angelique saw a significant increase in usage in 1968 as well:
1971: 820 baby girls named Angelique [rank: 323rd]
1970: 941 baby girls named Angelique [rank: 301st]
1969: 624 baby girls named Angelique [rank: 371st]
1968: 764 baby girls named Angelique [rank: 314th]
1967: 186 baby girls named Angelique [rank: 717th]
1966: 142 baby girls named Angelique [rank: 838th]
Have you ever seen an episode of Dark Shadows? If so, what did you think?