How popular is the baby name Enola 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 Enola.
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Which girl names increased in usage the most from 2020 to 2021?
Here’s a table of the fastest-rising girl names of 2021. On the left are the top 25 increases in terms of absolute numbers of babies, and on the right are the top 25 increases in terms of relative numbers of babies.
*Also at 250% were Lakeyn, Nimrat, Vamika, and Zienna.
Some possible explanations…
Thyri is a character on the TV series Vikings.
“Yomii” is a song by rapper Moneybagg Yo (lyric: “Let’s have a lil’ girl and name her Yomii”).
Raya is the title character in the Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).
Lilibeth is very close to Lilibet, the name of the daughter (b. June 2021) of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
If you can explain any of the other rises, please leave a comment!
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 2.
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 C has a value of 3, for instance, because it’s the third 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 Dana have the values 4, 1, 14, and 1. Added together, these values equal 20. And the digits of 20 added together equal 2.
All of the “2” 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 “2” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
2 via 11
The letters in the following baby names add up to 11, which reduces to two (1+1=2).
Girl names (2 via 11)
Boy names (2 via 11)
Adea, Fe, Aia
Aj, Ja, Cabe
2 via 20
The letters in the following baby names add up to 20, which reduces to two (2+0=2).
Mazola, “the first cooking and salad oil made from corn,” was introduced to consumers in 1911. The brand name was based on the words “maize” and “oil.”
Mazola first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1919:
1921: 11 baby girls named Mazola
1920: 7 baby girls named Mazola
1919: 8 baby girls named Mazola [debut]
Mazola marketing campaigns of the 1910s and 1920s no doubt played a part in this.
In fact, it looks like 1918 was the year that Mazola newspaper advertisements started to feature people — women in particular. Adding images of women could have been the very thing that prompted expectant parents to start seeing the brand name as a potential female name.
Earlier ads (like the one below) sometimes mentioned housewives, but didn’t offer the reader an image of one.
In 1918, in contrast, advertisements with images of housewives (and other people) were added to the mix. Some examples:
It’s not hard to imagine that the housewife in these ads was a lady named Mazola. Especially when you consider that -ola names (Viola, Leola, Enola, Ceola, Theola, etc.) sounded fashionable during the first half of the 20th century.
What are your thoughts on “Mazola” as a baby name?
Looking for a set of baby names with something in common? If so, here are some 5-letter anagram names for you to check out!
Anagrams are words that contain the same set of letters, but not in the same sequence. For instance, the words “alter,” “alert,” and “later” are all anagrams of one another.
Anagram names can be a neat option for siblings — particularly multiples (like twins and triplets). They’re also a clever way to connect a baby name to the name of an older relative (e.g., grandpa Klaus, grandson Lukas).
Below are hundreds of five-letter names (collected from the SSA’s huge database of U.S. baby names) that happen to be anagrams of other names.