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Olympic Baby Names are Vanishing

July 27, 2021 Namerology 2 min read 2 Comments

What do Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky have in common? If you were reading this article anywhere else, the answer would be about their records of excellence in Olympic sports. But in this space we measure impact in baby names. The three dominant athletes have had the exact […]

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5 Names that Mattered in 2020

December 22, 2020 LauraWattenberg 6 min read 1 Comment

The pace of news was set to double-time in 2020, and name news was no exception. Names made headlines as they were chosen, abandoned, celebrated, mocked, debated and redefined. These five names made their mark on a year like no other. COVIDThe many names given to the virus that paralyzed […]

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Nothing Happened to “Karen” and “Donald” Last Year

September 15, 2020 LauraWattenberg 1 min read No Comments

Nope, nothing. You could be excused for thinking otherwise, given headlines like these: “Baby Name Karen Falling in Popularity” — Fox News “No surprises there! Popularity of the name ‘Karen’ drops to its lowest since the 1930s” — Daily Mail “The Baby Name ‘Donald’ Continues To Decline In Popularity” — […]

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