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Let’s Talk About… How This Gen Will Name

Let’s Talk About… How This Gen Will Name | Name News | Scoop.it
A couple decades ago, parents around the world held their new little bundles of joy. “We’ve settled on Jessica Anne!” They joyfully exclaimed to the nurse. “His name is Daniel Christopher,” They said to friends flocking to the newborn’s crib. “She’s called Jennifer Nicole,” The would smile up at beaming grandparents. The number one name for baby girls in 1992, when some of these now-parents were born, Ashley, made up 1.9% of all baby girls born in the US. Michael, the number one for boys, claime
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The Three Ages of -i Names: An American Tale

The Three Ages of -i Names: An American Tale | Name News | Scoop.it
Does an "i" name ending stand for immigrant, informal, or impact? It depends when you're talking about.
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Unisex Baby Names that Morphed from Boy to Girl

Unisex Baby Names that Morphed from Boy to Girl | Name News | Scoop.it
What do Harper, Harley, Eden and Emery have in common? They crossed the line from more male to more female. Here are more unisex baby names that switched.
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Long-term sociolinguistics trends and phonological patterns of American names

Long-term sociolinguistics trends and phonological patterns of American names | Name News | Scoop.it
This paper (published in Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, Vol 5, No 1 (2020) identified macro trends and phonological patterns of 348 million American baby names over 137 years from 1880 to 2017.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: The 50s Were a Gas, Daddy-O, Part 1

First off, let's look at the most common names from 1953 (Top 1000 only) that weren't used in 2018 at all.
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Scotland's Top Baby Names Show Latest Trends

Scotland's Top Baby Names Show Latest Trends | Name News | Scoop.it
What's hot with the Scots, and unique names Scottish parents are using.
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America's 100 Steadiest Names

America's 100 Steadiest Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Are you looking for the steadiest possible baby name? A name that weathers all fashion storms and maintains its popularity level across the generations? Then I have the name for you. Manuel is America’s steadiest name, by a good margin. For girls, Antonia is #1. This conclusion comes from a …
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Fascinsting number-crunching!

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Ren's Baby Name Blog: 100 Years Later and Still Rocking the Top 100 {1918/2018}

Ren's Baby Name Blog: 100 Years Later and Still Rocking the Top 100 {1918/2018} | Name News | Scoop.it
A few years ago I did a blog post where I looked at the top 100 names from 100 years ago. I decided to do that post again. What names stuc
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Popular in 1990, under-used today – female names

Popular in 1990, under-used today – female names | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide Trends come and go and names aren’t the exception. Some names stick on for a little longer while others just tank and become relatively under-used several decades from now. In today’s list, we will be taking a look at some feminine names that were (semi-)popular in 1990 but have been under-used 25-30…
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The Most Popular Gender-Neutral Names in Every State – Analyzing 100 Years of Data

The Most Popular Gender-Neutral Names in Every State – Analyzing 100 Years of Data | Name News | Scoop.it
Gender-neutral names are on the rise for babies – but the popularity of unisex first names is about far more than fashion, it's about history.
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Baby Names That Have Faded Into Obscurity

Baby Names That Have Faded Into Obscurity | Name News | Scoop.it
The story looks at America’s 100 most popular baby names between 1900 and 1950 that have since faded into obscurity. Along with citing statistics, the story also looks at the origins of the names and people that kept them in the limelight over the years.
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Popular Baby Names in Greenland –

According to Statistics Greenland, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Inuk & Norsaq (boy names) and Ivaana & Malu (girl names). The year before, in 2017, the top baby n…
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The most popular baby names from every decade

The most popular baby names from every decade | Name News | Scoop.it
The definitive list of the top ten most popular baby names for both girls and boys, by decade, from the 1880s all the way up to the 2010s.
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Opinions On...Popular Names

Opinions On...Popular Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Comment on a baby naming forum with the news that you’re considering the name Lucas William 10 years ago, and you’ll most likely be met with a chorus of approval, with posters replying “Lovely name!” and “Aww, so handsome.” Comment that same message today, and you’ll be bombarded with a bunch of simultaneous variations
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Incredible Time-Lapse Map Shows the Most Popular Girls Baby Names From 1950-2018

Incredible Time-Lapse Map Shows the Most Popular Girls Baby Names From 1950-2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Move over, Lisa. Emily, Jessica, and Ashley dominated the 80's, and Emma, Harper, and Ava rock the 2010s.
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Time machine edition

Time machine edition | Name News | Scoop.it
Unless we're all willing to name our babies William and Elizabeth, we can - and should! - embrace names tied to an era.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: The 50s Were a Gas, Daddy-O, Part 2

Last time we looked at names that have been added/removed from the SSA lists since 1953, but this time we'll be looking at gender changes.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Always in the Top 1000 {Boys}

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Always in the Top 1000 {Boys} | Name News | Scoop.it
Months ago I had this big idea to present to you a group of names to have always been in the top 1000. It was inspired by my post o
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The Top Baby Names in Ireland, Yesterday and Today

The Top Baby Names in Ireland, Yesterday and Today | Name News | Scoop.it
Irish baby names aren’t what they used to be: they’re more Irish. That’s the top takeaway from Ireland’s newly announced baby name statistics. Meet the brand-new top 10. The Most Popular Irish Baby Names of 2019 BOYS GIRLS #1 Jack Emily #2 James Grace #3 Noah Fiadh #4 Conor Sophie …
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The Names of 1999: Timeless?

The Names of 1999: Timeless? | Name News | Scoop.it
Tonight were gonna name like it's ... Yep. 1999. We've lost hours in deep data dives, and to think two years ago when we first fell i
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Popularity of names in Costa Rica, 1941, ’46, ’50, ’55, ’60, ’64, ’70 and ’73 –

Popularity of names in Costa Rica, 1941, ’46, ’50, ’55, ’60, ’64, ’70 and ’73 – | Name News | Scoop.it
The title sounds cumbersome, yes, but at least is summarises what this post is all about, what the popular names are in Costa Rica in these years. With my Beyond Sakura and Hiroshi work and other research projects, I don't really have the time to do every year of name data stretching from 1941 to…
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“History in the Names” Project –

“History in the Names” Project – | Name News | Scoop.it
Do you like crazy-long timelines? If so, have I got something for you! It’s a project I’ve started called “History in the Names.” One day it’ll be an extensive timelin…
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These Names Are Right Back Where They Started

These Names Are Right Back Where They Started | Name News | Scoop.it
50 years later, they’re just where they started out. The names Althea, Elvis and Trevor are exactly as popular today as they were in 1969. That makes them, by one measure, the most stable possible names over the past half century. But the two-point snapshot of stability doesn’t tell the …
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Where Are the Classic Names Now?

Where Are the Classic Names Now? | Name News | Scoop.it
The mighty have fallen. The names that ruled over the English-speaking world for centuries have been deposed, and I can prove it with a single chart. Take a look at this past vs. present view of some classic names, 1900 vs. 2018: The 2018 column shows the number of American …
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