How popular is the baby name Prescott 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 Prescott.
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The curiously short name Dak saw a spike in usage in 2017, and over a third of that usage occurred in the states of Texas and Oklahoma specifically:
2020: 7 baby boys named Dak
2019: 28 baby boys named Dak
2018: 14 baby boys named Dak
2017: 44 baby boys named Dak [peak]
12 born in Texas, 5 born in Oklahoma
2016: 9 baby boys named Dak
Football player Dak Prescott, who has been a quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys since his professional career began in 2016. His initial season was a particularly good one, and he was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year for 2016.
He had a similar effect upon the usage of Prescott:
2020: 31 baby boys named Prescott
2019: 47 baby boys named Prescott
13 born in Texas
2018: 34 baby boys named Prescott
7 born in Texas
2017: 51 baby boys named Prescott [peak]
16 born in Texas
2016: 34 baby boys named Prescott
2015: 18 baby boys named Prescott
Getting back to “Dak,” though…did you know that “Dak” isn’t Dak’s real first name? It isn’t even his middle name, in full. He was born Rayne Dakota Prescott.
Here’s what he told the hosts of a Dallas sports radio show about why he doesn’t go by his first name, Rayne:
Just from the get-go. Immediate rejection. When I started off school, they would always call me Rayne [RAINY] or Rayne [RYE-KNEE] or something — they’d (be) like, ‘This is a girl’s name,’ so I just always went by Dakota, but I was given Dak by birth, so my family’s always called me Dak. … Nah, I’m good with Rayne. I love Rayne now. I’ve grown into it. I’ve grown to like it. I might go just by Rayne Dakota one day, skip the last name.
What are your thoughts on Dak as a stand-alone name?
The girl name Prosperity adds up to 161, which reduces to eight (1+6+1=8).
8 via 170
The boy name Josephanthony adds up to 170, which reduces to eight (1+7+0=8).
8 via 197
The girl name Moyosoreoluwa adds up to 197, which reduces to eight (1+9+7=17; 1+7=8).
What Does “8” Mean?
First, we’ll look at the significance assigned to “8” by two different numerological sources. Second, and more importantly, ask yourself if “8” or any of the intermediate numbers above have any special significance to you.
“8” (the octad) according to the Pythagoreans:
“They used to call the ogdoad [group of eight] ’embracer of all harmonies’ because of this marvellous attunement, or because it is the first to have been attuned and multiplied so as to be equal-times-equal-times-equal, which is a most lawful generation. So when they call it ‘Cadmean,’ they should be understood to be referring to the fact that, as all historians tell us, Harmonia was the wife of Cadmus.”
“The number 8 is the source of the musical ratios”
“All the ways in which it is put together are excellent and equilibrated tunings.”
“The ogdoad is called ‘safety’ and ‘foundation,’ since it is a leader, because two is a leader: the seed of the ogdoad is the first even number.”
“They used to call the ogdoad ‘mother, ‘ perhaps [because] even number is female”
“The eighth sphere encompasses the whole ‘ hence the saying ‘All is eight.'”
“8” according to Edgar Cayce:
“Eight – a money number” (reading 261-14).
“Eight indicates the commercial change” (reading 261-15).
“This brings eight as a vibration for the entity that means an awakening within the inner self to the new possibilities, the new opportunities within self that may make for not only carrying with it the abilities but the obligations of same as well. For to whom much is given in any manifested form, of him much is required” (reading 707-1).
Does “8” — or do any of the other numbers above (e.g., 35, 44, 71, 143) — have any special significance to you?
Think about your own preferences and personal experiences: lucky numbers, birth dates, music, sports, and so on. Maybe you like how “35” (i.e., 35 mm format) reminds you of photography and film, 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 8, or any of the other numbers above, please leave a comment!
Source: Theologumena Arithmeticae, attributed to Iamblichus (c.250-c.330).