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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 11 01:19:51 UTC 2015


Also from the 20th C., though they'd fool anybody.

>From the cast of Supergirl:

Chyla Leigh and Mehcad Brooks.

Not to mention Calista Flockhart.

JL

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> I can recall encountering "Norah" as an old, rural African-American form of
> "Noah."
>
> Relevant?
>
> JL
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> On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 4:26 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
> adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > The headline writer at MooseRoots wrote:
> >
> > Article: Popular Names That Basically Didn't Exist Before 2000
> >
> > The headline evolved and the modulating word "basically" was removed
> > before the information was shared on the ADS list:
> >
> > Article: 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
> >
> > The MooseRoots article included names that occurred fewer than 100
> > times per year (before 2000) in the birth name databases consulted by
> > MooseRoots.
> >
> > Here is a link to the webpage about Norah. It looks like they
> > performed an exact search for "Norah" and did not consider variant
> > spellings.
> >
> > Short link: http://bit.ly/1WLrclW
> >
> >
> >
> http://names.mooseroots.com/stories/3988/names-didnt-exist-before-2000-millennium#10-norah
> >
> > Further statistical data about Norah is available at the following
> > link. Click on "Total Newborns" to see a depiction of the explosive
> > recent popularity of Norah (apparently):
> >
> > http://names.mooseroots.com/l/196275/Norah#popularity&s=3hfTkj
> >
> > The database labels were: United States, England and Wales, Northern
> > Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, and Belgium. Hence, Ireland was
> > omitted.
> >
> > Garson
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 3:41 PM, Paul A Johnston, Jr
> > <paul.johnston at wmich.edu> wrote:
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> > > Poster:       "Paul A Johnston, Jr" <paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU>
> > > Subject:      Re: 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
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> > > My mother-ex-law'a best friend (who would be in her late 70's/early
> > 80's) was Isla.  She was Scottish, though, and while not super common
> > there, it's far from rare.
> > >
> > > And my best friend at college's father was called King.  It was really
> > his middle name, but it's what he used.  I  think he'd be about 90.
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > >> From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> > >> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > >> Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:04:44 PM
> > >> Subject: Re: 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
> > >>
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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=
> > >>
> >
> tsnew_default.jsp-3Fstory-3D20151109-2D1327&d=3DAwIGaQ&c=3D-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MU=
> > >>
> >
> cV7Sdqw&r=3DwFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=3D7FHgg5P5yCFJXR=
> > >>
> >
> 4ZEAn-lh0GTTlkrJNnuDwxmnCGx_A&s=3DlBuiJ7OGgobJo6c_H2Kv6bc2NUlEpD02c3tMktAK=
> > >> 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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