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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://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-wd0Y9BxIZcsz2-X5DmspY3KR9vC5Otb ; USA top baby names 2018: https://www.scoop.it/t/name-news/?&tag=usa+statistics+2018
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Nathan, un beau prénom pour un garçon = Nathan, a beautiful boys' name

Nathan, un beau prénom pour un garçon = Nathan, a beautiful boys' name | Name News | Scoop.it
Si vous êtes convaincus que votre fils est un « don » et un « cadeau divin », alors appelez-le Nathan. Pourquoi ? Eh bien, parce que le prénom Nathan est
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The (Emotional) Debut of Jentree –

The (Emotional) Debut of Jentree – | Name News | Scoop.it
The names Jentree and Gentree both debuted in the U.S. baby name data last year. Jentree was given to 14 baby girls, and Gentree to 6 more. Though the original form of the name, Gentry, has been on…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Mackamie Jay Harris (1874-1941)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Mackamie Jay Harris (1874-1941) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the 1937 Albemarle City Directory.   Following on the heels of July 13th's profile on Stanly County, North Carolin
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Thoughts on Lisieux (et al.)?

Thoughts on Lisieux (et al.)? | Name News | Scoop.it
Lisieux — a name I would only expect to see among Sancta Nomina readers! (As in St. Therese of Lisieux.)
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Rare, Raw, or Medium Well?

Rare, Raw, or Medium Well? | Name News | Scoop.it
How rare do you take your names? In this edition: lists of some truly stand-out possibilities, plus five girl names that were unusual, until just the last few years.
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Popular Baby Names in New South Wales, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in New South Wales, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to data released NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, the most popular baby names in New South Wales, Australia, in 2018 were (again) Charlotte and Oliver. Here are NSW’s…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Deems Hardy Clifton (1910-1998)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Deems Hardy Clifton (1910-1998) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the 1947 North Carolina Manual.    Sampson County, North Carolina native Deems Hardy Clifton represented his home county in th
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Mystery Monday: Elisagar

Mystery Monday: Elisagar | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s a poser! By the 13th century, there aren’t that many names of Germanic origin where the root themes are obscure. And yet, this appears to be what we have here.
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God & Goddesses Baby Names - Gorgeous Mythological Names for boys and girls | SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Ariadne, Jupiter, Calliope, Odin, Hector, Freya, Echo, Loki, Nephele, Apollo, Artemis, Leto, Persephone, Leander, Evander.

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UK Birth Announcements 1/7/19 - 14/7/19

UK Birth Announcements 1/7/19 - 14/7/19 | Name News | Scoop.it
Below is a round-up of the birth announcements this week from British newspapers. Sources include a national paper (The Telegraph, The Times) and a broad range of local newspapers from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sibling names are in brackets. Boys: Alfredo Andrew John (Rosie Grace) Arthu
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Name of the Week: Victor

Name of the Week: Victor | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Victor derives directly from the Latin agent noun victor, the nominative form of victorem meaning " a conqueror". Usage: Victor was borne by an early pope and saint, Pope Victor I (d.199) who served as Bishop of Rome. Saint Victor of Marseilles (d.c.290), Saint Victor Maurus (d.303) an
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Crayon Cornelius Efird (1904-1977)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Crayon Cornelius Efird (1904-1977) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the E.S.C. Quarterly, Summer-Fall 1953.    Another in a long line of unusually named figures who served in the Nort
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"Amazing" und weitere besondere Vornamen = Amazing, and other notable names

"Amazing" und weitere besondere Vornamen = Amazing, and other notable names | Name News | Scoop.it
Amazing * Amsterdam * Argentina * Bach * Beauty * Benneballe * Bern * Bethlehem * Björk * Blessing * Bombastus * Boss * Campino * Carnevale * Century * Comfort * Degenhard * Diamant * Edelweiss * Emerald * Engel * Ernte * Fatlinde * Faustus * Florida * Godsent * Godson * Good * Harmony * Hurricane * Iron * Jena * Juliander * Kapitolina * Kiwi * Kleeblatt * Kurdistan * Lemmy * Lemon * Lenias * Ljubljana * London * Magd * Magic * Main * Mandel * Mayql * Melody * Mentor * Merkel * Peace * Pearl * Pebbles * Pompeiana * Primavera * Progress * Rea * Rhythm * Righteous * Rihanna * Rodin * Shakira * Shalom * Shantel * Sheriff * Sherlock * Siddharta * Sido * Stern * Storm * Story * Sturmius * Swanhilda * Tequila * Testimony * Thymian * Treasure * Triumph * Twain * Wendelbert * Wisdom * Xing

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Striking names spotted in German birth announcements over the last 3 years.

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Duana Names: Does It Have My Heart? 

Duana Names: Does It Have My Heart?  | Name News | Scoop.it
Sometimes I think it is far to alliterative for a name - Veda Valentine - but then other times I think “how often does someone’s first and middle name get said together anyway?”

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Cliff Dwelling: Dusting off some incredibly old names

GIRLS Ankhesenpaaten - Egyptian, her name was later changed to Ankhesenamun for religious reasons. Asmunikal - Hittite BOYS
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Rare Girl Names 2019: The Great Eights

Rare Girl Names 2019: The Great Eights | Name News | Scoop.it
Rare girl names 2019 range from the novel - Psalm + Eleven - to the antique Dulcinea + Doria. If you like your girl names nearly unknown, this is your list!
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Mayan “Ix-” Names –

Mayan “Ix-” Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Temple at Chichen Itza© 2019 Nancy’s anonymous husband During the colonial period (and probably earlier), Mayan children were given personal names that began with either of two gender prefixe…
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Sunday Summary: Do We Become Our Names?

Sunday Summary: Do We Become Our Names? | Name News | Scoop.it
Parents sometimes attempt to name their children into the life they wish for them. If that sounds wrong, consider that it’s only one of a zillion ways we choose for our children: where we live, how we educate them, what our family does with free time, the belief systems we pass on both intentionally and …
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Jane isn’t so plain

Jane isn’t so plain | Name News | Scoop.it
U.S. reformer Jane Addams, 1860–1935 Jane, like its male counterpart John, is a timeless, universal mainstay. It's the Middle English form of the Old French Jehanne, which in turn derives from the Latin Iohannes and Greek Ioannes, ultimately derived from the Hebrew Yochanan (God is  gracious). The name was #98 in the U.S. in 1880, and stayed near…
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New Names Showdown 2019: Boys SemiFinals

New Names Showdown 2019: Boys SemiFinals | Name News | Scoop.it
Ready for the next round of the boys' New Names Showdown 2019? Half of our favorites are gone, and it's SemiFinals time. Did your picks advance?
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