Name Spotlight: Xinyi (girl)

A Chinese name with all the excellent qualities added to it. MEANING AND PRONUNCIATION The second character that is most often used in Xinyi/Xin Yi is 怡 (yí) which means “harmony, pleasure, joy.”¹ Most forms used in Xinyi have a first character that is romanised as xīn and they include, as found through the second source listed below […]

Name Spotlight: Flaminia

An Italian name that is linked to an aspect of ancient religion and, then, an ancient road. ORIGIN, MEANING AND PRONUNCIATION According to an entry on Behind the Name, which had gone through several revisions, this name is derived from Latin flāmen, a term referring to a priest serving of fifteen Roman gods¹ (the most honoured […]

Popularity of names in Paris, 2016

Louise and Gabriel are the top choices for Parisians last year according to Open Data Paris. They have been the top names since 2007 (which includes 2015 where Gabriel was tied with Adam). Here’s how the top 10 is shaping up: GIRLS Rank Name Number Rank change 1 Louise 291 0 2 Emma 209 +2 […]