Category: Historic Names

Notable Namesakes for April Babes

Namesakes for April

By Meagan Burke, TulipByAnyName

April is a time for planting, planning, and spring cleaning. The second month of spring, April is budding with hope and offers a lovely bouquet of notable names to draw inspiration from. This month we’ll look at a varied array of April-related names, from a comedian to a poet to a sweet springtime flower.

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13 Best Easter Baby Names

Easter baby names

There’s a basketful of wonderful names available for an Eastertime baby, from the sacred to the silly, the Biblical to the bunnyesque. Here are a baker’s dozen of the best. By Linda Rosenkrantz

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21 Great Greek Baby Names for Girls

Greek names for girls

By Linda Rosenkrantz

March 25th is Greek Independence Day–a major Hellenic holiday–and today we commemorate it with some wonderful but neglected Greek names for girls drawn from both the rich treasure trove of ancient mythological appellations and names found in modern Greece which have not made inroads this country.

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By Esmeralda Rocha

For International Women’s Day on March 8, we celebrate a dozen women (and a dozen names) from around the globe. Some are still alive, some died millennia ago; some were activists, some were scientists, some were artists. All displayed a sense of courage and genius that we should celebrate – and all of them had interesting names that we should consider for our next generation of impressive women.

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Baby Names Before 1850

vintage baby names

Records on baby names only started in the US in 1880, and so getting an accurate read on what babies were named before that has been difficult at best. But now a researcher named Douglas Galbi has compiled lists of baby names drawn from census records of the early 19th century. With the help of Esita Rocha, we combed through Galbi’s data on baby names from 1800 to 1850 in search of trends, patterns, and vintage baby names that go way beyond the expected John and Mary, Elizabeth and James. Here, our findings, illustrated by American folk art of the same period.   – Pamela Redmond Satran

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