How popular is the baby name Ernesto 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 Ernesto.
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October 9th of this year will mark the anniversary of the death of guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who was executed in 1967. He was born in Argentina and died in Bolivia, but most associate him with Cuba due to his involvement in the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959).
The year after he died, the baby name Che appeared for the first time in the U.S. baby name data. The name saw peak usage in the early-to-mid ’70s, following the release of the 1969 film Che!, which starred Omar Sharif. Usage was highest in California.
1972: 79 baby boys named Che [rank: 902nd]
1971: 86 baby boys named Che [rank: 877th]
1970: 92 baby boys named Che [rank: 839th]
1969: 56 baby boys named Che
1968: 19 baby boys named Che [debut]
The name also started seeing female usage around this time, debuting in the girls’ data in 1969.
So how did Guevara, who was named Ernesto after his father, acquire the nickname “Che”? From his overuse of the interjection che (“hey!”) while he was living in Guatemala City (1953-1954).
Finally, here’s one more Che-related baby name: Aleida, which more than doubled in usage in 1960, the year after Che married his second wife, Aleida March.
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 6.
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 Ian have the values 9, 1, and 14. Added together, these values equal 24. And the digits of 24 added together equal 6.
All of the “6” 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 “6” 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 6.
Girl name (6)
Boy names (6)
6 via 15
The letters in the following baby names add up to 15, which reduces to six (1+5=6).
Girl names (6 via 15)
Boy names (6 via 15)
Aida, Alaa, Adia, An, Ama
Jad, Aadi, Gabe, An, Ej
6 via 24
The letters in the following baby names add up to 24, which reduces to six (2+4=6).
A baby boy born in Turkey in 2011 was named Ernesto Cheguevara Turgut after Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
The baby’s unemployed 25-year-old father said he had read all the books pertaining to the revolutionary and added that because he had found inspiration in the leader’s struggle, he promised to name his first son after him.
Even better? This family lives in an eastern province of Turkey called Batman.