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Popularity of the baby name Fifa

Posts that mention the name Fifa

Baby name story: Fifa

This recent (& very short) news article seemed to me like a mash-up of older news:

A Qatari couple have shown their approval at their country being awarded the 2022 World Cup, by naming their baby ‘Fifa’.

Nayef Al Shimmari and his wife were planning to call their daughter Dana, until the decision last week.

“We saw that Qataris were truly overjoyed with the historic award and we wanted to contribute to the celebrations in our own way”, the mother told Arab newspaper Al Raya.

We saw babies named Fifa in South Africa (and elsewhere) during the 2010 World Cup, and babies named in anticipation of an upcoming sporting event in China in when babies were named Aoyun (short for Olympic Games) long before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Source: Couple from Qatar name newborn daughter ‘Fifa’

World Cup baby names: Fifa, Bafana, Soccer City

soccer game

The 2010 World Cup, currently underway in South Africa, has been inspiring South African parents to bestow World Cup-themed baby names.

In Johannesburg, a baby girl was named Fifa after the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the body that governs international soccer.

A set of twins also born in Johannesburg was named Ke Nako and Soccer City. Ke Nako, a Zulu phrase meaning “it’s time,” is part of the official slogan of the 2010 World Cup. Soccer City is the stadium that hosted the World Cup’s opening match.

In Bloemfontein, a set of twins was named Bafana and Mexico after the two teams that played in that opening match, South Africa (Bafana Bafana) and Mexico.

No babies named Vuvuzela yet, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

Source: South Africa World Cup baby names: Moms choose Fifa, Bafana, and Soccer City by Savious Kwinika

Image: Adapted from Portugal 2-3 Denmark, Football by José Goulão under CC BY-SA 2.0.