How popular is the baby name Kristofer in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Kristofer.
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The boy name Marquavious adds up to 157, which reduces to four (1+5+7=13; 1+3=4).
4 via 166
The boy name Muhammadyusuf adds up to 166, which reduces to four (1+6+6=13; 1+3=4).
4 via 175
The unisex names Kosisochukwu adds up to 175, which reduces to four (1+7+5=13; 1+3=4).
What Does “4” Mean?
First, we’ll look at the significance assigned to “4” by two different numerological sources. Second, and more importantly, ask yourself if “4” or any of the intermediate numbers above have any special significance to you.
“4” (the tetrad) according to the Pythagoreans:
“Anatolius reports that it is called ‘justice,’ since the square (i.e., the area) […] is equal to the perimeter”
“It is the prerequisite of the general orderliness of the universe, so they everywhere called it a ‘custodian of Nature.'”
“Everything in the universe turns out to be completed in the natural progression up to the tetrad”
“The tetrad is the first to display the nature of solidity: the sequence is point, line, plane, solid (i.e. body).”
Examples of things that are divided into four parts:
“four traditional seasons of the year — spring, summer, autumn and winter.”
“four elements (fire, air, water and earth)”
“four cardinal points”
“four distinguishing points – ascendant, descendant, mid-heaven and nadir”
“Some say that all things are organized by four aspects – substance, shape, form and principle.”
“4” according to Edgar Cayce:
“In four, it makes for the greater weaknesses in the divisions…four being more of a division and weakness” (reading 261-15).
“In four, we find that of a division – and while a beauty in strength, in the divisions also makes for the greater weakness” (reading 5751-1).
Does “4” — or do any of the other numbers above (e.g., 22, 49, 76, 103) — have any special significance to you?
Think about your own preferences and personal experiences: lucky numbers, birth dates, music, sports, and so on. Maybe your favorite football team is the San Francisco 49ers, for example.
Also think about associations you may have picked up from your culture, your religion, or society in general.
If you have any interesting insights about the number 4, or any of the other numbers above, please leave a comment!
Source: Theologumena Arithmeticae, attributed to Iamblichus (c.250-c.330).
Estonia’s top baby names of 2013 were published in the newspaper Postimees at the end of 2012.
The paper didn’t explicitly mention the source of the information (the Ministry of the Interior?) but reported that the country’s most popular names from January to November, 2013, were Maria and Rasmus.
Here are Estonia’s projected top 15 girl names and top 15 boy names of 2013:
1. Maria** 2. Sofia 3. Laura 4. Anna** 5. Mia/Miia 6. Milana 7. Lisandra 8. Mirtel 9. Viktoria 10. Liisa 11. Arina 12. Darja 13. Aleksandra 14. Sandra 15. Adeele/Adele
1. Rasmus 2. Artjom** 3. Martin 4. Robin 5. Oliver 6. Markus 7. Nikita** 8. Romet 9. Sebastian 10. Sander 11. Kristofer 12. Robert 13. Oskar 14. Maksim 15. Daniel
**These names are particularly popular among Russian-speakers in Estonia.
Names that increased in popularity last year include Rasmus, Gregor and Mia.
Kevin, Kristjan and Kristina, on the other hand, decreased in popularity “significantly.”
Mirtel, 8th on the girls’ list, was rare until Estonian actress Mirtel Pohla came along.
The name Lenna was similarly uncommon until Estonian singer Lenna Kuurmaa hit the scene, and now Lenna is “quite popular,” though not in the top 15.
Robin, 4th on the boys’ list, is a curious one. It’s not an Estonian name, but simply the English male name Robin. And yet it’s trending in Estonia right now. (The last time Robin was trendy in the U.S. was a half century ago, and most of those baby Robins were female.) Could the inspiration be “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke? I know it’s a long shot, but that’s all I can think of.
Postimees also published the following list of Estonia’s most popular baby names from 1992 to 2004. (They did say the Ministry of the Interior was the source for this one.)
Top Girl Names, 1992–2004
Top Boy Names, 1992–2004
1. Anna 2. Laura 3. Kristina 4. Maria 5. Diana 6. Sandra 7. Anastassia 8. Jekaterina 9. Karina 10. Alina 11. Kristiina 12. Aleksandra 13. Viktoria 14. Darja 15. Liis 16. Anastasia 17. Kätlin 18. Julia 19. Valeria
1. Martin 2. Sander 3. Aleksandr 4. Kristjan 5. Kevin 6. Nikita 7. Markus 8. Artur 9. Maksim 10. Karl 11. Dmitri 12. Daniil 13. Siim 14. Rasmus 15. Aleksei 16. Andrei 17. Artjom 18. Mihkel 19. Ilja
I’m guessing 2004 was picked as an endpoint because Estonia enacted a name law in early 2005 that regulates baby name orthography (to start weeding out foreign letters such as x, y and c). The full list has 677 names; at the bottom are names like Sirje, Raina, Raneli and Patricia.
Pia Zadora and her first husband, businessman Meshulam Riklis, welcomed a baby girl on January 1, 1985. Their New Year’s Day baby was named Kady after the character Zadora played in the movie Butterfly (1982).
(Which was an interesting decision, given the nature of the character: a nymphet planned to seduce her own father for financial gain. Anyhow…)
The year Kady was born, the number of U.S. babies named Kady increased significantly:
1987: 122 baby girls named Kady
1986: 108 baby girls named Kady
1985: 113 baby girls named Kady
1984: 24 baby girls named Kady
1983: 16 baby girls named Kady
1982: 21 baby girls named Kady
Pia’s second child, born in 1987, was a son named Kristofer Barzie — middle name in honor of Pia’s agent, Tino Barzie.