George Brinton McClellan, born in Philadelphia in 1826, served as a general during the initial years of the American Civil War. For several of those months — from November 1861 to March 1862 — he was the commander of the entire Union Army.
In 1864, he unsuccessfully ran for president against Abraham Lincoln. Years later, he was elected governor of New Jersey (1878-1881).
Hundreds of U.S. baby boys were named after George B. McClellan, particularly during the first half of the 1860s. Some examples…
A high percentage of McClellan’s namesakes were born in his home state of Pennsylvania. In fact, the name Brinton (which was McClellan’s mother’s maiden name) still sees its highest usage in Pennsylvania, according to the SSA’s state-by-state baby name data.
According to the Vital Statistics Office at Service New Brunswick, the most popular baby names in the province last year were Charlotte and Liam.
Like Manitoba’s 2020 rankings, New Brunswick’s 2021 rankings weren’t split into two gender-specific lists. Instead, the province released a single set of rankings that combined both genders. From the news release:
Other popular baby names this year [after Liam] were William, Charlotte, Oliver, Benjamin, Noah, Owen, Levi, Thomas, Jackson, Henry, Olivia, Jacob, Hudson, Jack, James, Theodore, Sophia, Logan, Ellie, Gabriel, Paisley, Lincoln, Eli, Sophie, Willow, Isla, Emma, Ella, Abigail, Lucas and Jaxon.
From this, we can deduce that New Brunswick’s top girl names and top boy names of 2021 were…
These 2021 rankings are based on provisional data covering the year up to December 17th; by that time, New Brunswick had 5,560 registered births.
The boy name Bane may have been inspired by the DC Comics supervillain Bane, and the boy name Ranaridh is similar to the name of former Cambodian prime minister Norodom Ranariddh, who died in late 2021.
Finally, in 2020, the top baby names on the island were Nora/Charlotte (tie) and Hudson.
*Nova and Lucas might actually be 4th-place names. My source included conflicting information.