Paul Coelho’s novel, The Zahir, was originally written in Portuguese.
Wilfred was in the Top 200 USA most popular male names from 1911 to 1927, except for one year: 1926 when it fell to No. 214
A popular name for well over 100 years, Walter’s highest position in the USA was at No. 10 in 1914
From 1880 to 1946, Virgil was a Top 200 American baby boy name, reaching the Top 100 several times
Waldemar is a less common spelling than Valdemar
39 American baby boys were named Usman in 2013. An equal number were named Neftali.
32 American boys were named Ubaldo in 2010, 4 less than 2009
Trevor entered the Top 100 most popular American baby boy names in 1986 and stayed there through 2003
Terrell was a consistent Top 500 American baby boy name from 1965 through 2005
Gogol’s Cossack hero Taras Bulba was played by Yul Brynner in a 1962 film. They pronounced the name with the accent on the first syllable instead of the second.
The peak of Roxanne’s popularity in the USA was in the 1950s
Always a popular American baby girl name, Elizabeth has consistently been a Top 15 name since 1977
In 2013, 14 American baby boys were named Elihu, 3 more than 100 years earlier in 1913.
Noreen has not appeared in the top 1000 American baby girl names since 1971, when it was No. 816