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Whilst I’ve been going through the newer data for... - The Name Garden

Whilst I’ve been going through the newer data for the popularity of names, I’ve found a few rising trends for boys names:
• Names beginning with Mat-
• Ranking names (such as Major, Prince, etc)
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Keep up with news about baby names, adult names, fictional names, and more. To search: click on the filter-shaped icon on the grey bar at the top of the page. YouTube playlist of the best baby name videos: https://goo.gl/p9k5Rn USA top baby names 2017: https://www.scoop.it/t/name-news/?&tag=usa+statistics+2017
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Old-Fashioned Double Names: Loladean, Ivylee, Effielou –

Old-Fashioned Double Names: Loladean, Ivylee, Effielou – | Name News | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I got an email from a reader looking for lists of old-fashioned double names. She was aiming for names like Thelma Dean, Eula Mae, and Gaynell — names that would have sounded…
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This post is the El Dorado of vintage double names!

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The Rise of Deborah –

The Rise of Deborah – | Name News | Scoop.it
Right on the heels of Cheryl, the baby name Deborah skyrocketed in usage during the late ’40s and early ’50s: 1952: 49,808 baby girls named Deborah [rank: 4th] 1951: 42,060 baby girls n…
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What Turned Shalimar into a Baby Name? –

What Turned Shalimar into a Baby Name? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Shalamar, the name of a famous *Pakistani* garden, debuted on the U.S. baby name charts thanks to an American movie about a fictional *Egyptian* princess.
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Pronouncing Famous Names –

Pronouncing Famous Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Madeline L’Engle, Reince Priebus, Ayn Rand, Chloe Sevigny… Ever wonder how to correctly pronounce the name of a certain public figure? If so, here are two places to check out: VOA Pronu…
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The Coming of Cochise –

The Coming of Cochise – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Cochise started appearing in the U.S. baby name data in the 1950s: 1958: unlisted 1957: 8 baby boys named Cochise 1956: unlisted 1955: unlisted 1954: 5 baby boys named Cochise [debut] 1953…
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Name Quotes #62: Alice, Donna, Shachar –

Name Quotes #62: Alice, Donna, Shachar – | Name News | Scoop.it
“If my dad had named me after some of his hobbies, you’d be calling me Carl Yastrzemski Lund or Rapala Lure Lund, and then I’d have to live with that.”
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Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Curtis & Alistair’s Brother –

Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Curtis & Alistair’s Brother – | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s request: “Looking for a boy’s name that complements brothers Curtis and Alistair.”
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Unusual Baby Name: Bluejean –

Unusual Baby Name: Bluejean – | Name News | Scoop.it
While doing research on old-fashioned double names recently, I spotted the unexpected-but-real name Bluejean on the 1930 U.S. Census: It belonged to an 8-year-old girl in Colorado, and it made me c…
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Gwyned: Baby Name Inspired by 1940s Career Girl –

Gwyned: Baby Name Inspired by 1940s Career Girl – | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1948, the name Gwyned was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data. In fact, it was the top one-hit wonder of the year. 1950: unlisted 1949: unlisted 1948: 9 baby girls named Gwyned [debut] 1…
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Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: O –

Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: O – | Name News | Scoop.it
Want a rare girl name with a retro feel? Here’s a list of uncommon, feminine O-names associated with the earliest decades of cinema. For those that saw enough usage to register in the nationa…
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Oleander, Opitsah, Osprey and more.

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The Emergence of Marjoe –

The Emergence of Marjoe – | Name News | Scoop.it
The rare name Marjoe has appeared in the U.S. baby name just twice, both times in the mid-1970s: 1976: unlisted 1975: 6 baby boys named Marjoe 1974: 6 baby boys named Marjoe [debut] 1973: unlisted …
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Dimond Malanjo Loosli (1876-1947)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Dimond Malanjo Loosli (1876-1947) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1913.   Possessing an exotic sounding name, Dimond Malanjo Loosli was born o
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Nona Benoni Carpenter (1873-1944)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Nona Benoni Carpenter (1873-1944) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains, Vol. 4, 1920.   Despite being a state that has consistently refused t
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Baby Born at Sea, Named ‘Atlantic’ –

Baby Born at Sea, Named ‘Atlantic’ – | Name News | Scoop.it
On March 24, 1889, the Danish steamship Danmark began its journey from Europe to America with hundreds of Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian emigrants on board. But the Danmark was discovered in distre…
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Popular Baby Names in Northern Ireland, 2017 –

Popular Baby Names in Northern Ireland, 2017 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Emily and James were the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland in 2017.
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Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Mason’s Brother –

Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Mason’s Brother – | Name News | Scoop.it
“We need a name for the brother of Mason. We’re looking for something strong and maybe a little ‘country’ too.”
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“Broken Arrow” Baby Names –

“Broken Arrow” Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Elliott Arnold’s 1947 novel Blood Brother was a fictionalized account of the adventures of Old West historical figures Cochise, a Chiricahua Apache chief, and Tom Jeffords, a U.S. Indian agen…
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Unique Letter C Boy Names!! | All About Baby Names - YouTube

1) Calvert
2) Chevy
3) Clayton
4) Corbin
5) Cyrus
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5 Unique Letter C Girl Names!! | All About Baby Names - YouTube

1) Camille
2) Cordelia
3) Carina
4) Caris
5) Celise
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The Unusual Name Olympe –

The Unusual Name Olympe – | Name News | Scoop.it
The little girl was christened Antoinette but because she was born while the act was at the Olympic, Papa and Mama Bradna added the name of Olympia in honor of the theater and a few months later euphonized it to Olympe, pronounced O-Lamp — and it has been that ever since.

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Craton Cortice Colclo (1851-1941)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Craton Cortice Colclo (1851-1941) | Name News | Scoop.it
From Vol. I of the Biographies and Portraits of the Progressive Men of Iowa, 1899.   Three-term Iowa state representative Crato
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Turpen Andrew Daughters (1869-1943)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Turpen Andrew Daughters (1869-1943) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Boise Evening Capital News, February 6, 1917.    Native Hoosier Turpen Andrew Daughters found success in his adopted hom
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