Yes, I am back to sharing stuff here on this blog, starting with the names that have been popular and uncommon in Costa Rica back in 1970.
Some notes that I want to get out first:
- Only first names are counted on this list, meaning you don’t see María Lucía or Kattia María etc.
- The names on the list do not include any diacritics, as recorded in the birth index.
- The limit on the number of persons being given a particular name on the list is 4.
- Not counted are persons recorded in the index as ‘Innominado’ or ‘Innominada’ (Unnamed).
As a preview of the type of names you might expect to see on the list, here are the top 20 names being given to babies born in 1970:
Right off the bat, you can see some typical Spanish names mixed in with several ‘English’ names and one Arabic-derived name in the top 20. To me, the name that I’m most surprised to see in the top 20 is Ronald.
If you want to see the (nearly-)full list of names beyond the top 20 preview, the PDF is included here.
Let me know any bits and pieces of the list that you are surprised or interested to see in the comments below. There wouldn’t be another post on this blog for a long while, so I’ll be on the Beyond Sakura and Hiroshi blog posting some more familiar and obscure Japanese names, so check that out in the meantime.