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“Beauty of the Week” Baby Name: Tchanavian –

“Beauty of the Week” Baby Name: Tchanavian – | Name News | Scoop.it
© 1986 Jet The unusual name Tchanavian was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1986: 1988: unlisted1987: unlisted1986: 5 baby girls named Tchanavian [debut]1985: unlisted1984: unlisted W…
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Popularity of names in Sonsonate (El Salvador) and Puno (Peru), 1980s* –

Popularity of names in Sonsonate (El Salvador) and Puno (Peru), 1980s* – | Name News | Scoop.it
A similar project to my Nicaraguan one but more localised, separated into two different municipalities and decade-focused. This project has been in the making for several months at this point. Originally, I was going to focus only on Sonsonate but perusing through the FamilySearch catalogue led me to add Puno to the list as a…
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Wynton: Jazz-Inspired Baby Name –

Wynton: Jazz-Inspired Baby Name – | Name News | Scoop.it
Wynton Kelly Wynton is a name doubly associated with jazz. First there was jazz pianist Wynton Kelly, born in Jamaica in 1931. He’s best known for being part of Miles Davis’ band starti…
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The Emergence of Mychal –

The Emergence of Mychal – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Mychal first appeared in the SSA’s baby name data in 1978, when it was suddenly given to nearly five dozen baby boys: 1981: 29 baby boys named Mychal1980: 26 baby boys named Mychal19…
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These 100 baby names totally rocked the 1980s

These 100 baby names totally rocked the 1980s | Name News | Scoop.it
Find out which baby names were the most popular from 1980 to 1989, and how they compare to today. According to the Social Security Administration, the 200 most popular names were taken from 19,237,195 male births and 18,455,213 female births during this time period.
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Grandparent Names Today May Surprise You

Grandparent Names Today May Surprise You | Name News | Scoop.it
Grandparent names are moving on! Many new grandparents today have hot names of the 1970s and 1980s: the age of Grandpa Taylor and Grandma Tiffany has begun.
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Dad Names Give Us All The Nostalgia

Dad Names Give Us All The Nostalgia | Name News | Scoop.it
Dad Names were the coolest names of the 1980s and 1990s. They sparked some of today's hottest trends, but now they're giving way to a new generation.
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Mystery Monday: Nydra –

Mystery Monday: Nydra – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s a mystery baby name for you: Nydra. It was a one-hit wonder in the SSA data in 1981, registering with 14 baby girls. Fourteen wasn’t quite high enough to boost Nydra onto the lis…
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20 Most Popular 80s Baby Names Worth Bringing Back

20 Most Popular 80s Baby Names Worth Bringing Back | Name News | Scoop.it
Everything old is new again, right? So let's revive some of these 'vintage' monikers -- trust us, they definitely still hold up.
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Miss Universe Winners -- 1980-2005

Miss Universe Winners -- 1980-2005 | Name News | Scoop.it
Natalie Glebova - Canada - 2005 Part One Here Shawn Weatherly - United States - 1980 Irene Sáez - Venezuela - 1981 Karen Diann
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Babies Named for the Mariel Boatlift –

Babies Named for the Mariel Boatlift – | Name News | Scoop.it
I mentioned the Mariel boatlift in last week’s post on Margaux Hemingway. It was the mass emigration of 125,000 Cubans to Florida in 1980 (from April to October). All the boats leaving Cuba s…
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The Emergence of Maxx –

The Emergence of Maxx – | Name News | Scoop.it
Norman and Maxx The baby name Maxx — which briefly reached the boys’ top 1,000 about a decade ago — first appeared in the SSA data back in 1980. In fact, it was a rare dual-gender…
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Alexandra & Guiomar

Nomes e mais Nomes: Alexandra & Guiomar | Name News | Scoop.it
O olhar de Alexandra Lencastre a respeito do nome Guiomar.
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Don't underestimate the impact of 1980s Sesame Street on the names people love.

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“Beauty of the Week” Baby Name: Meyosha –

“Beauty of the Week” Baby Name: Meyosha – | Name News | Scoop.it
© 1985 Jet The name Meyosha was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1985: 1987: unlisted1986: unlisted1985: 8 baby girls named Meyosha [debut]1984: unlisted1983: unlisted What gave the n…
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Nomes da moda... noutros tempos!

Nomes e mais Nomes: Nomes da moda... noutros tempos! | Name News | Scoop.it
Nomes populares nos anos 80 e 90 e como os vemos agora.
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The Entrance of Nattiel –

The Entrance of Nattiel – | Name News | Scoop.it
In the late 1980s, the unusual name Nattiel was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data: 1990: unlisted1989: unlisted1988: 10 baby boys named Nattiel1987: unlisted1986: unlisted (In fact, Natti…
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The Entrance of Narada –

The Entrance of Narada – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Hindu name Narada first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in the late ’70s: 1983: 19 baby boys named Narada1982: 18 baby boys named Narada1981: 29 baby boys named Narada1980: 48 baby bo…
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Name Profile-Jason

Today, by reader suggestion, we’re diving into one of the most beloved names of the late 70s: Jason. Although many would dismiss this Grecian appellation as dated and no longer in use, the stats would heavily disagree. Teetering more towards classic and traditional than dated and forgotten, the numbers surrounding Jaso
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Mom Names Get Younger

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Mom names are the names popular in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s -- the decadeswhenmost of today's moms were born -- and rarely given to babies now.
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Mystery Monday: Prisma –

Mystery Monday: Prisma – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s a baby name I haven’t been able to figure out: Prisma. It debuted in the data in 1984 with an impressive 18 baby girls, then saw even higher usage after that for several years: 1…
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“Tattletales” Baby Names –

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So far we’ve looked at baby names associated with the game shows What’s My Line?, Card Sharks, and Press Your Luck, so today let’s check out names given a boost by Tattletales, wh…
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The Debut of Dokken –

The Debut of Dokken – | Name News | Scoop.it
Dokken album “Beast from the East” (Nov. 1988) The unusual baby name Dokken debuted in 1989 and never came back, making it a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data. 1991: unlisted199…
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Baby Names from Hill Street Blues –

The police drama Hill Street Blues, which aired on NBC from 1981 to 1987, revolutionized the “cop show” TV genre. The series was the first of its kind to feature sequential storylines (…
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The Debut of Sade (shah-day) –

The Debut of Sade (shah-day) – | Name News | Scoop.it
Nigerian-born British singer Sade Adu (born Helen Folasade Adu) formed her eponymous smooth jazz band Sade in the early 1980s. The band went on to see massive success in the mid-1980s with its firs…
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The Double-Play Baseball Baby Name Ryne –

The Double-Play Baseball Baby Name Ryne – | Name News | Scoop.it
In the late ’50s, the name Ryne debuted impressively on the charts: 1962: 7 baby boys named Ryne 1961: 13 baby boys named Ryne 1960: 10 baby boys named Ryne 1959: 31 baby boys named Ryne 1958…
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