How popular is the baby name Nero 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 Nero.
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Looking for a pair of baby names that are mirror images of one another? If so, check out this long list of palindromic name pairings.
What’s a palindrome? It’s a word or phrase that can be read the same way in either direction, i.e., both forwards and backwards. For instance, the words “level,” “refer” and “pop” are all palindromes.
Each of the hundreds of pairings below features two names that contain the same sequence of letters, just written in opposite directions. (Nearly all of these names were collected from the SSA’s huge database of U.S. baby names.)
The rare name Lygia both returned to U.S. baby name data and saw its highest-ever usage in 1952:
1954: 11 baby girls named Lygia
1953: 9 baby girls named Lygia
1952: 16 baby girls named Lygia [peak]
Because of the Oscar-nominated 1951 movie Quo Vadis, which was set in Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero. The film featured a character named Lygia (played by Deborah Kerr).
Lygia (pronounced LIHJ-ee-ah) was a foreigner raised in the home of retired Roman general Aulus Plautius. Though born a princess, she’d been captured during a military campaign against her people and was legally considered a slave. Notably, Lygia was a devout Christian, but her love interest, Roman commander Marcus Vinicius, was not.
The name Lygia can be traced back to an Ancient Greek word meaning “clear-voiced” or “clear-toned.”
Looking for a set of baby names with something in common? If so, here are some 4-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 “race,” “care,” and “acre” 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 Gary, grandson Gray).
Below are hundreds of four-letter names (collected from the SSA’s huge database of U.S. baby names) that happen to be anagrams of other names.
Four-letter anagram names
Adir, Adri, Ardi, Dair, Dari, Diar, Dira, Dria, Riad, Rida