Popularity of names in Galicia, 2015

Note: As shown in the original data from the source below, the names shown here doesn’t include any diacritics. Once again, Martin (for the second year) and Noa (for the third year) are Galicia’s top names. Here are the top 10 names in 2015: BOYS Rank Name Number Rank change N° change 1 MARTIN 421 […]

Unisex Names: Blake

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 […]

List Lists: Big risers in Japan (boys)

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 […]

Unisex Names: Kaino

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 […]