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

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Tue Nov 10 18:43:39 UTC 2015


I have a colleague, chair of Music, who is Norah Duncan IV. And he's about my age...

Geoff

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GB has "Norah" at least as far back as the 1840s.

It looks to have been most common in Ireland.

JL

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > On Nov 10, 2015, at 8:39 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> =
> wrote:
> >=20
> > from =
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> >=20
> > 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 =3D 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. =20
>
> 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.
> >=20
> > <begin quote>
> >=20
> > 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
> >=20
> > 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.
> >=20
> > Jennifer has been replaced by Hazel. And Michael has been dumped by =
> Elijah. =20
> >=20
> > 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.=20
> >=20
> > 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=20
> >=20
> > <end quote>
> >=20
> > Also Netscape provides
> >=20
> > =
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-3A__isp.netscape.com_wha=
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> >=20
> > <begin quote>
> >=20
> > 30 Classic Baby Names Popular Again=20
> > Jennifer has been replaced by Hazel. And Michael has been dumped by =
> Elijah.=20
> >=20
> > Classic names that were popular well over 100 years ago are surging in =
> popularity again. Talk about retro!=20
> >=20
> > 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.=20
> >=20
> > Specifically, the MooseRoots editors looked for names that:
> >=20
> > =E2=80=A2 Ranked in the top 200 before 1930.
> >=20
> > =E2=80=A2 Ranked outside of the top 200 between 1930 and 1980.
> >=20
> > =E2=80=A2 Ranked in the top 200 again after 1980.=20
> >=20
> > Thirty classic baby names that are making a comeback:=20
> >=20
> > 1. Noah
> > Rank in 1880: 126
> > Rank in 2014: 1=20
> >=20
> > 2. Emma
> > Rank in 1880: 3
> > Rank in 2014: 1=20
> >=20
> > 3. Elijah
> > Rank in 1880: 135
> > Rank in 2014: 11=20
> >=20
> > 4. Charlotte
> > Rank in 1880: 91
> > Rank in 2014: 10=20
> >=20
> > 5. Oliver
> > Rank in 1880: 69
> > Rank in 2014: 32=20
> >=20
> > 6. Amelia
> > Rank in 1880: 96
> > Rank in 2014: 15=20
> >=20
> > 7. Levi
> > Rank in 1880: 118
> > Rank in 2014: 45=20
> >=20
> > 8. Evelyn
> > Rank in 1880: 133
> > Rank in 2014: 16=20
> >=20
> > 9. Eli
> > Rank in 1880: 177
> > Rank in 2014: 49=20
> >=20
> > 10. Lillian
> > Rank in 1880: 32
> > Rank in 2014: 25=20
> >=20
> > 11. Nathaniel
> > Rank in 1880: 200
> > Rank in 2014: 94=20
> >=20
> > 12. Sadie
> > Rank in 1880: 74
> > Rank in 2014: 46=20
> >=20
> > 13. Leo
> > Rank in 1880: 92
> > Rank in 2014: 97=20
> >=20
> > 14. Nora
> > Rank in 1880: 55
> > Rank in 2014: 49=20
> >=20
> > 15. Elias
> > Rank in 1880: 189
> > Rank in 2014: 103=20
> >=20
> > 16. Stella
> > Rank in 1880: 60
> > Rank in 2014: 66=20
> >=20
> > 17. Max
> > Rank in 1880: 225
> > Rank in 2014: 112=20
> >=20
> > 18. Eleanor
> > Rank in 1880: 126
> > Rank in 2014: 78=20
> >=20
> > 19. Harrison
> > Rank in 1880: 189
> > Rank in 2014: 127=20
> >=20
> > 20. Naomi
> > Rank in 1880: 275
> > Rank in 2014: 80=20
> >=20
> > 21. Ivan
> > Rank in 1880: 320
> > Rank in 2014: 132=20
> >=20
> > 22. Ruby
> > Rank in 1880: 149
> > Rank in 2014: 90=20
> >=20
> > 23. Timothy
> > Rank in 1880: 180
> > Rank in 2014: 135=20
> >=20
> > 24. Cora
> > Rank in 1880: 15
> > Rank in 2014: 103=20
> >=20
> > 25. Silas
> > Rank in 1880: 139
> > Rank in 2014: 137=20
> >=20
> > 26. Hazel
> > Rank in 1880: 352
> > Rank in 2014: 107=20
> >=20
> > 27. Joel
> > Rank in 1880: 262
> > Rank in 2014: 154=20
> >=20
> > 28. Josephine
> > Rank in 1880: 50
> > Rank in 2014: 147=20
> >=20
> > 29. Oscar
> > Rank in 1880: 29
> > Rank in 2014: 183=20
> >=20
> > 30. Rose
> > Rank in 1880: 30
> > Rank in 2014: 194=20
> > <end quote>
> >=20
> > 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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