Bence and Hanna are, once again, the top baby names in Hungary. Bence is in his 16th year in the throne while Hanna is in her 6th year. Here are the top 10 names in 2016: BOYS Rank Name Number Rank change N° change 1 BENCE 1,800 0 111 2 MÁTÉ 1,321 0 -84 3 […]
A dominant boy name for the last couple of decades, now undergoing a shift to a more unisex name. It’s Blake. MEANING Blake, as a first name, is transferred from the surname, derived from Old English in most cases. In this respect, it may be derived from either blæc meaning “black” (pronounced pretty much like the word “black”³) or […]
A Korean feminine name with some positive meanings and, in turn, positive qualities.
Time for the second ‘List Lists’ post in which I look at some of the uncommon names (in other words, those that are outside the top 100) given to Polish babies last year (2016) that caught my eye. I doubt any of you readers are aware of this, but I was actually born in Poland […]
Today, I am introducing to you a new segment on this blog where I list out names that fit into a certain category. On this blog post, we look at boy names that have made it big in Japan in recent decades – in other words, the boy names that would more likely belong to […]
A unisex name with a quiet personality. From Finland, it’s Kaino. MEANING AND PRONUNCIATION OF THIS NAME This name is taken from an adjective meaning “timid,”a “modest,”b or “coy.”b It is pronounced KIE-no (‘IE’ like eye and ‘o’ like chore but shorter). HOW POPULAR AND UNISEX IS KAINO? According to data from the Population Register Centre (which […]
A gateway to the land from the sea, Minato rose up from being a rare name to a hot favourite in the 21st century. MEANING, ORIGIN AND PRONUNCIATION The name is mainly written as 湊 meaning “harbour,” but 湊 can be combined with kanji that are read as ‘to,’ such as 人 “person” or 斗, referring to the Chinese […]