A Student of History

January 10, 2008

Name trivia

Filed under: The past that is still with us — John Maass @ 2:44 pm

These are the top 10 names for boys and girls in the 1880s:

Boy’s Names

Girl’s Names

1.  John

1.  Mary

2.  William

2.  Anna

3.  Charles

3.  Elizabeth

4.  George

4.  Margaret

5.  James

5.  Minnie

6.  Joseph

6.  Emma

7.  Frank

7.  Martha

8.  Henry

8.  Alice

9.  Thomas

9.  Marie

10.  Harry

10.  Sarah

These are the top names in 2006:

Boy’s Names

Girl’s Names

1.  Jacob

1.  Emily

2.  Michael

2.  Emma

3.  Joshua

3.  Madison

4.  Ethan

4.  Isabella

5.  Matthew

5.  Ava

6.  Daniel

6.  Abigail

7.  Christopher

7.  Olivia

8.  Andrew

8.  Hannah

9.  Anthony

9.  Sophia

10.  William

10.  Samantha

Here are the top 10 boys names in Ireland for 2005:

1. Jack

2. Sean
3. Adam
4. Conor
5. James
6. Daniel
7. Cian
8. Luke
9. Aaron
10. Michael

Not as many overtly Gaelic names as I would have suspected….

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