[Ads-l] 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 10 17:04:44 UTC 2015


> On Nov 10, 2015, at 8:39 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
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> from https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__isp.netscape.com_whatsnew_default.jsp-3Fstory-3D20151109-2D1327&d=AwIGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=7FHgg5P5yCFJXR4ZEAn-lh0GTTlkrJNnuDwxmnCGx_A&s=lBuiJ7OGgobJo6c_H2Kv6bc2NUlEpD02c3tMktAK7FM&e= 
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> I don't know how accurate this list is.  For example, I find it difficult to believe Khloe Kardashian is less than 15 years old, "Norah" is a variant spelling of "Nora"

Ditto Norah Jones and Gael Greene.  And Vivienne Haugh-whatever, as in "Tom and Viv", where Tom = T. S. Eliot (although she was a Brit so maybe that doesn't count).  Hard to believe that their names "basically didn't exist" at the time each was christened.  True, these are minority spellings.  But I agree that this fact doesn't make the *names* non-existent.  

LH

> , and "Vivienne" is a variant spelling of "Vivian" which is one of the names of the woman who seduced Merlin in the Arthur legends.
> 
> <begin quote>
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> 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
> 
> Before the year 2000--you know, way back in the last century--the name "Bentley" was pretty much reserved for a British luxury automobile. And it was rarely, if ever, used as a name for a baby boy. Fast forward to today. Bentley is now the 81st most popular name for a boy, according to data from the Social Security Administration.
> 
> Jennifer has been replaced by Hazel. And Michael has been dumped by Elijah.  
> 
> What are other names are new to the 21st century? Mooseroots.com dove into the SSA data on names to figure out which ones are popular now that basically didn't exist before 2000. That is, fewer than 100 babies a year were given any one of these names. 
> 
> Here are the 26 popular baby names that basically didn't exist before 2000:
> 1. Bentley
> 2. Nevaeh
> 3. Mila
> 4. Khloe
> 5. Paisley
> 6. Brantley
> 7. Ryker
> 8. Maddox
> 9. Gael
> 10. Kingston
> 11. Zayden
> 12. King
> 13. Lyla
> 14. Londyn
> 15. Isla
> 16. Adalyn
> 17. Norah
> 18. Jax
> 19. Arabella
> 20. Cash
> 21. Jaylah
> 22. Beckett
> 23. Brynlee
> 24. Karter
> 25. Arya
> 26. Vivienne 
> 
> <end quote>
> 
> Also Netscape provides
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> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__isp.netscape.com_whatsnew_package.jsp-3Fname-3Dfte_classicbabynames_classicbabynames&d=AwIGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=7FHgg5P5yCFJXR4ZEAn-lh0GTTlkrJNnuDwxmnCGx_A&s=G80cD2kpMRoQtYInPNxhdOXLvpBJayTBrNopokqfW1g&e= 
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> <begin quote>
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> 30 Classic Baby Names Popular Again 
> Jennifer has been replaced by Hazel. And Michael has been dumped by Elijah. 
> 
> Classic names that were popular well over 100 years ago are surging in popularity again. Talk about retro! 
> 
> MooseRoots.com did the hard work using 2014 data from the Social Security Administration and the United States Census Bureau and identified 30 classic names that have made a comeback. 
> 
> Specifically, the MooseRoots editors looked for names that:
> 
> • Ranked in the top 200 before 1930.
> 
> • Ranked outside of the top 200 between 1930 and 1980.
> 
> • Ranked in the top 200 again after 1980. 
> 
> Thirty classic baby names that are making a comeback: 
> 
> 1. Noah
> Rank in 1880: 126
> Rank in 2014: 1 
> 
> 2. Emma
> Rank in 1880: 3
> Rank in 2014: 1 
> 
> 3. Elijah
> Rank in 1880: 135
> Rank in 2014: 11 
> 
> 4. Charlotte
> Rank in 1880: 91
> Rank in 2014: 10 
> 
> 5. Oliver
> Rank in 1880: 69
> Rank in 2014: 32 
> 
> 6. Amelia
> Rank in 1880: 96
> Rank in 2014: 15 
> 
> 7. Levi
> Rank in 1880: 118
> Rank in 2014: 45 
> 
> 8. Evelyn
> Rank in 1880: 133
> Rank in 2014: 16 
> 
> 9. Eli
> Rank in 1880: 177
> Rank in 2014: 49 
> 
> 10. Lillian
> Rank in 1880: 32
> Rank in 2014: 25 
> 
> 11. Nathaniel
> Rank in 1880: 200
> Rank in 2014: 94 
> 
> 12. Sadie
> Rank in 1880: 74
> Rank in 2014: 46 
> 
> 13. Leo
> Rank in 1880: 92
> Rank in 2014: 97 
> 
> 14. Nora
> Rank in 1880: 55
> Rank in 2014: 49 
> 
> 15. Elias
> Rank in 1880: 189
> Rank in 2014: 103 
> 
> 16. Stella
> Rank in 1880: 60
> Rank in 2014: 66 
> 
> 17. Max
> Rank in 1880: 225
> Rank in 2014: 112 
> 
> 18. Eleanor
> Rank in 1880: 126
> Rank in 2014: 78 
> 
> 19. Harrison
> Rank in 1880: 189
> Rank in 2014: 127 
> 
> 20. Naomi
> Rank in 1880: 275
> Rank in 2014: 80 
> 
> 21. Ivan
> Rank in 1880: 320
> Rank in 2014: 132 
> 
> 22. Ruby
> Rank in 1880: 149
> Rank in 2014: 90 
> 
> 23. Timothy
> Rank in 1880: 180
> Rank in 2014: 135 
> 
> 24. Cora
> Rank in 1880: 15
> Rank in 2014: 103 
> 
> 25. Silas
> Rank in 1880: 139
> Rank in 2014: 137 
> 
> 26. Hazel
> Rank in 1880: 352
> Rank in 2014: 107 
> 
> 27. Joel
> Rank in 1880: 262
> Rank in 2014: 154 
> 
> 28. Josephine
> Rank in 1880: 50
> Rank in 2014: 147 
> 
> 29. Oscar
> Rank in 1880: 29
> Rank in 2014: 183 
> 
> 30. Rose
> Rank in 1880: 30
> Rank in 2014: 194 
> <end quote>
> 
> I would speculate that the popularity of Emma might be due to the fame of actress Emma Watson, but in that case why isn't "Hermione" on the above list?
> 
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