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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:24 AM
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Here is a fun page with names and statistics about names
http://www.geocities.com/edgarbook/names/names1.html

You can see how common a name is at different times. Here is an example

Popularity of Adolph:
Popularity (for newborns):
In the United States...
1900-1910: 156th most popular.
1910-1920: 185th most popular.
1920-1930: 281st most popular.
1930-1940: 406th most popular.
1940-1950: 640th most popular.
1950-1960: 734th most popular.
1960-1970: 827th most popular.
1970-2000: N/A
http://www.geocities.com/edgarbook/names/al/adolphus.ht...

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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:26 AM
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1. So is it safe to say...
that Hitler pretty much ruined that name for American children??
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:28 AM
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3. My ex actually had Adolfo for a middle name
He was named after a poet his mother liked...Gustavo Adolfo Becquer.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:28 AM
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4. Yup, but it wasn't very popular to begin with here.
The effect is more pronounced with french people being names Adolphe which was fairly common around 1900
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:27 AM
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2. Angela
My name is Angela
Born in 1971, at the time, my name was 7th most popular!!

Popularity of Angela:
Popularity (for newborns):
In the United States...
1900-1910: 212th most popular.
1910-1920: 195th most popular.
1920-1930: 247th most popular.
1930-1940: 246th most popular.
1940-1950: 175th most popular.
1950-1960: 106th most popular.
1960-1970: 21st most popular.
1970-1980: 7th most popular.
1980-1990: 27th most popular.
1990: 51st most popular.
1991: 57th most popular.
1992: 68th most popular.
1993: 73rd most popular.
1994: 81st most popular.
1995: 86th most popular.
1996: 90th most popular.
1997: 93rd most popular.
1998: 102nd most popular.
1999: 90th most popular.
2000: 79th most popular.
2001: 76th most popular.
2002: 82nd most popular.
2003: 103rd most popular.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:28 AM
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5. I have the 112th most popular name in 2003
Hmm.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:28 AM
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6. Wow, my name used to be really popular...
but alas no more.

Popularity of Barbara:
Popularity (for newborns):
1800: 41st most popular.
1850: 61st most popular.
1875: 115th most popular.
1900-1910: 143rd most popular.
1910-1920: 85th most popular.
1920-1930: 18th most popular.
1928: 7th most popular.
1929: 9th most popular.
1930: 5th most popular.
1931: 4th most popular.
1932: 3rd most popular.
1933: 3rd most popular.
1934: 4th most popular.
1935: 3rd most popular.
1936: 3rd most popular.
1937: 2nd most popular.
1938: 2nd most popular.
1939: 2nd most popular.
1940: 2nd most popular.
1941: 2nd most popular.
1942: 2nd most popular.
1943: 2nd most popular.
1944: 2nd most popular.
1945: 3rd most popular.
1946: 4th most popular.
1947: 4th most popular.
1948: 4th most popular.
1949: 4th most popular.
1950: 4th most popular.
1951: 4th most popular.
1952: 5th most popular.
1953: 6th most popular.
1954: 7th most popular.
1955: 8th most popular.
1956: 9th most popular.
1957: N/A
1958: 10th most popular.
1959: N/A
1960-1970: 22nd most popular.
1970-1980: 73rd most popular.
1980-1990: 153rd most popular.
1990: 207th most popular.
1991: 224th most popular.
1992: 235th most popular.
1993: 279th most popular.
1994: 299th most popular.
1995: 340th most popular.
1996: 380th most popular.
1997: 380th most popular.
1998: 463rd most popular.
1999: 478th most popular.
2000: 511th most popular.
2001: 550th most popular.
2002: 560th most popular.
2003: 628th most popular.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:30 AM
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7. I've gone from First......(mostly in the 30's and 40's) to 35th.
I'm losing ground in a hurry.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:32 AM
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8. This explains why so many people had the same name as me in high school
Popularity of Kelly for females:
Popularity (for newborns):
In the United States...
1900-1950: N/A
1950-1960: 209th most popular.
1960-1970: 31st most popular.
1970-1980: 14th most popular.
1980-1990: 29th most popular.
1990: 42nd most popular.
1991: 44th most popular.
1992: 354th most popular.
1992: 48th most popular.
1993: 51st most popular.
1995: 64th most popular.
1996: 80th most popular.
1998: 71st most popular.
1997: 82nd most popular.
1999: 97th most popular.
2000: 113th most popular.
2001: 125th most popular.
2002: 119th most popular.
2003: 125th most popular.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:34 AM
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9. Here's a REALLY weird name site
http://www.kabalarians.com/index.cfm

It tells you what personality and problems your name pre-destined for you. It says my name makes me prone to procrastination and injuries to the head. :shrug: The first is true.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:37 AM
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11. kewl site...
and spookily accurate about some things. :scared:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:47 AM
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13. Holy CRAP they got me pegged!
While the name Mxxxxxx creates the urge to create harmony with people, we call attention to the fact that it causes a restless intensity that defies relaxation.

This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the fluid systems, and solar plexus. (this part not as much)

Your name of Mxxxxxx creates a desire for association with people and new experiences, many of which have been rather bitter. This name has given you a gregarious personality and a quick-thinking, creative, and versatile nature, but one that is very emotional. You desire change and travel and would enjoy opportunities that allowed you to be creative and to act independently, rather than to conform to system and routine. However, this name does not allow you to complete your undertakings, as farther fields always look greener.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:48 AM
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15. Whoa.....trippin'.......
.....it's pretty accurate! :)

Description of Your First Name of: Amberley

Though the name Amberley creates the urge to understand and help people, we draw to your attention that it causes an emotional intensity and sensitivity that is hard to control. This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the fluid and nervous system.

Your first name of Amberley has given you a friendly, likeable nature, and you could excel in artistic, dramatic, and musical expression. With this name, you desire the finer things in life, but you do not always have the resolve and vitality to put forth the effort necessary to fulfil your desires. Your emotional feelings are easily affected and you will always be involved in other people's problems as a result of your overly sympathetic nature.

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zbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:37 AM
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10. My name didn't even make the list!
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 11:40 AM by zbird
Not even the variations on the name. Oh well, sometimes it is nice being unique.

On edit: From the Kabalarians site:

You like to make your own decisions and to be the master of your domain.

Cool!
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:41 AM
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12. 2nd place
Was in first.
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Q3JR4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:47 AM
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14. James...
1935: 1st most popular.
1940: 1st most popular.
1942: 1st most popular.
1943: 1st most popular.
1945: 1st most popular.
1946: 1st most popular.
1947: 1st most popular.
1949: 1st most popular.
1952: 1st most popular.

2001: 19th most popular.
2002: 18th most popular.
2003: 18th most popular.

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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:51 AM
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16. Brian: 8th most popular in 1974
Which probably explains why there were 4 Brians in the wing of my dorm back in college. :shrug:
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:01 PM
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17. Thankyouthankyouthankyou
My wife and I are desperately tying to avoid falling into the "trendy name" trap with our upcoming baby, and that site is a great resource for seperating out the fads. It looks like we did well with our selected girl name, "Aimee", which is all the way down in 583rd, but our leading boy name contendar "Ethan" was all the way up in 7th last year. Hrm.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:39 PM
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24. Glad to be of help
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:02 PM
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18. My name is extremely rare......
Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
0.160 % named Amber
0.001 % named Amberly

1960-1970: 446th most popular...just for the name Amber.



......and mine is spelled Amber*ley*...so that narrows it down all the more I'd guess! :)

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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:08 PM
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19. Heh, I'm Zsa Zsa in Hungarian
(that would be Susan) Fun site! Thanks!
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elfwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:15 PM
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20. My name: from 1960-1980 stayed in the top 10
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 12:17 PM by elfwitch
1940-1950: 464th most popular.
1950-1960: 38th most popular.
1960-1970: 1st most popular.
1971: 3rd most popular. Year I was born...
1972: 3rd most popular.
1973: 4th most popular.
1974: 7th most popular.
1975: 8th most popular.
1976: 8th most popular.
1980-1990: 31st most popular.
1990: 64th most popular.
1991: 77th most popular.
1992: 88th most popular.
1993: 101st most popular.
1994: 125th most popular.
1995: 140th most popular.
1996: 166th most popular.
1997: 194th most popular.
1998: 227th most popular.
1999: 281st most popular.
2000: 298th most popular.
2001: 335th most popular.
2002: 364th most popular.
2003: 369th most popular.
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:33 PM
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21. WTF? I don't see Jarvis
How could they not include such a dynamic name? :shrug:
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:41 PM
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22. As I expected
Popularity of Michael:
Popularity (for newborns):
In the United States...
1800: 16th most popular.
1850: 16th most popular.
1875: 29th most popular.
1900-1910: 39th most popular.
1910-1920: 43rd most popular.
1920-1930: 49th most popular.
1930-1940: 35th most popular.
1940-1950: 9th most popular.
1943: 10th most popular.
1944: 9th most popular.
1945: 9th most popular.
1946: 7th most popular.
1947: 7th most popular.
1948: 7th most popular.
1949: 6th most popular.
1950: 5th most popular.
1951: 4th most popular.
1952: 4th most popular.
1953: 1st most popular.
1954: 2nd most popular.
1955: 1st most popular.
1956: 1st most popular.
1957: 1st most popular.
1958: 1st most popular.
1959: 1st most popular.
1960: 2nd most popular.
1961: 2nd most popular.
1962: 1st most popular.
1963: 2nd most popular.
1964: 1st most popular.
1965: 1st most popular.
1966: 1st most popular.
1967: 1st most popular.
1968: 1st most popular.
1969: 1st most popular.
1970: 1st most popular.
1971: 1st most popular.
1972: 1st most popular.
1973: 1st most popular.
1974: 1st most popular.
1975: 1st most popular.
1976: 1st most popular.
1977: 1st most popular.
1978: 1st most popular.
1979: 1st most popular.
1980: 1st most popular.
1981: 1st most popular.
1982: 1st most popular.
1983: 1st most popular.
1984: 1st most popular.
1985: 1st most popular.
1986: 1st most popular.
1987: 1st most popular.
1988: 1st most popular.
1989: 1st most popular.
1990: 1st most popular.
1991: 1st most popular.
1992: 1st most popular.
1993: 1st most popular.
1994: 1st most popular.
1995: 1st most popular.
1996: 1st most popular.
1997: 1st most popular.
1998: 1st most popular.
1999: 2nd most popular.
2000: 2nd most popular.
2001: 2nd most popular.
2002: 2nd most popular.
2003: 2nd most popular
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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:31 PM
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23. Great Site
thanks for bringing it my attention. It seems that the year I was born, my name was 9th popular. It really as slipped since.
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