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Most popular Swiss baby names in 2015

Most popular Swiss baby names in 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
Today, the Swiss government released statistics on the most popular baby names in 2015. The Swiss statistics office has been crunching this data for 30 years.



Noah was the most popular boys
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The Swiss stats are always fascinating to delve into, because they're broken down by language (French, German, Italian and Romantsch), among other things. This is the best English-language story about the latest stats that I've found so far - it has a link to a data spreadsheet too.

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Baby Name Solenne: Tailored and Strong

Baby Name Solenne: Tailored and Strong | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Solenne is rare in the US, familiar in France. With a spare, tailored sound, and a serious meaning, this name feels sophisticated and strong.
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Botan (ぼたん)

Botan (ぼたん) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: bo-tahn [bó̞.tã̀ɴ̀] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name comes from 牡丹 (botan), referring to the Chinese tree peony, generally known there as the "king of flowers." Popularity: As there was only 1 Botan (牡丹) recorded in the telephone book data and a real lack of any records…
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Choosing Unisex Twin Names

Choosing Unisex Twin Names | Name News | Scoop.it
They'd love to find unisex twin names - traditional firsts and middles with gender-netural nicknames - for their boy/girl twins on the way!
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My Not-Namesake

My Not-Namesake | Name News | Scoop.it
Turns out that most of us do. I came *thisclose* to having a canine namesake this week, and while it didn't happen, I realized I would have been thrilled ...
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An Egyptian lotus and a Hebrew rose

An Egyptian lotus and a Hebrew rose | Name News | Scoop.it
U.S. suffragist and political activist Susan B. Anthony, 1820–1906 Susan, a name most popular from the 1940s–1960s, traces its etymology back to a rather unexpected source—Ancient Egypt. This is one Indo–European name that didn't originate among the Vikings, Anglo–Saxons, Normans, Goths, Romans, or Greeks. Sšn means "lotus" in Egyptian, and later morphed into the Ancient…
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Mystery Monday: Idosia/Ydozia

Mystery Monday: Idosia/Ydozia | Name News | Scoop.it
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn't yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name's origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish…
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Best of... Baking-Related Baby Names

Best of... Baking-Related Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
From ancient grains to desserts fit for royalty, we have a list of wearable baking-related names that we think could work for future buns in the oven!
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Discovering ANCIENT ROMAN Baby Names - ready for revival | SJ STRUM

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BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE SUMMER BABY NAMES FOR GIRLS | 10 BABY GIRL NAMES PERFECT FOR SUMMER

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COOL AND UNIQUE SUMMER BABY NAMES FOR BOYS: BABY BOY NAMES PERFECT FOR SUMMER

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What makes the Apocrypha apocryphal?

some of the traditional “Biblical” names are not actually found in the Bible! Or rather, not found in the canonical Bible…Three classic examples are Judith, Anna/Anne, and Susan.
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Summer Babyberry Names Are Hot!

Summer Babyberry Names Are Hot! | Name News | Scoop.it
Our Nameberry birth announcements for May and June are in, and they're a beautiful bunch! The Berries love quirky names that still feel familiar and cool.
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Baby Naming Worries that Turned Out To Be Unfounded

Baby Naming Worries that Turned Out To Be Unfounded | Name News | Scoop.it
Commenter Dori suggested that a good follow up to Baby Name Regrets of the Many-Years-Later Kind would be a post on the things we worried about during the naming process and then they turned out to…
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Hitachi (ひたち)

Hitachi (ひたち) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: khtah-chee [çì̥.tá.tɕì] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name comes from the place name Hitachi (常陸), an old province that is today occupied largely by Ibaraki Prefecture. There are two theories as to its etymology, the first being a simple one - a derivation of 日 (hi) meaning…
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Ireland vs. England: Are Protestant Names Different Than Puritan Names?

In the process of finding literature for Dr. Uckelman’s project on Protestant and Puritan names, I came across a very interesting paper about naming customs in medieval Ireland and how they compare to medieval England:  Tait, Clodagh. “Namesakes and Nicknames: Naming Practices in Early Modern Ireland, 1540-1700.” CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, vol. 21, pp. 313–340. https://search.proquest.com/openview/00ff26214014a0f70a55c2e539f048ce/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=37442
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Girl Names Starting with E: Eva, Emery, Evangeline

Girl Names Starting with E: Eva, Emery, Evangeline | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for girl names starting with E, from the chart-topping Emma to rising favorite Ember to ever-so-rare choices like Elowen.
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Fighting Slavic names

While not seen nearly as frequently as roots like miru (world, peace) and slava (glory), there are nevertheless a number of Slavic names with the root borti (to fight). Though contrary to what it might look like, the name Boris has zero etymological connection. It's not even Slavic in origin, but Turkic. The root boji, boj also means…
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Name Help: Another Surname Name?

Name Help: Another Surname Name? | Name News | Scoop.it
Are four surname names too much, or is a fourth surname-style pick exactly what they need for their daughter? Time for #namehelp!
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Cliff Dwelling: Names from Social Security Administration Data from 2014 A to Z

GIRLS Noralie - 5 girls were named this in 2014 Ozara - 5 girls were named this in 2014 Prynn - 5 girls were named this in 2014
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About Names: Errol shot up like an arrow with Flynn's success, then plummeted

About Names: Errol shot up like an arrow with Flynn's success, then plummeted | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his June 20th column, he looks at the history of the name Errol. Errol is a village in Perthshire, Scotland, so ancient
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MY RARE WHIMSICAL + FANTASY BABY NAMES 2020! | Unique Baby names For Girls & Boys!

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Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020: Girls Quarter Finals

Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020: Girls Quarter Finals | Name News | Scoop.it
We're ready for the girls' quarterfinals in The Great Summer Baby Names Showdown. We have eight stunning choices ... time to narrow them to four!
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