[Ads-l] 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
George Thompson
george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Nov 10 19:10:21 UTC 2015
JL:
GB has "Norah" at least as far back as the 1840s. It looks to have been
most common in Ireland.
GAT:
As in Norah Barnicle, the wife of James Joyce.
GAT
On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:
> 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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> > Poster: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> > Subject: Re: 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
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> > > On Nov 10, 2015, at 8:39 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
> =
> > wrote:
> > >=20
> > > from =
> >
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-3A__isp.netscape.com_wha=
> >
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> >
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> > 7FM&e=3D=20
> > >=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 Jennifer has been replaced by Hazel.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=
> >
> tsnew_package.jsp-3Fname-3Dfte_classicbabynames_classicbabynames&d=3DAwIGa=
> >
> Q&c=3D-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=3DwFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFa=
> >
> LQ&m=3D7FHgg5P5yCFJXR4ZEAn-lh0GTTlkrJNnuDwxmnCGx_A&s=3DG80cD2kpMRoQtYInPNx=
> > hdOXLvpBJayTBrNopokqfW1g&e=3D=20
> > >=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?
> > >=20
> > >=20
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