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.
12 American baby boys were named Joram in 2013, making it just as popular as Leonidas and Octavion
At No. 803, Samson reached a higher rank in 2012 as a popular American male name than it ever had before.
Xiomara nicknames include Zia, Zee Zee, Zara and Mara
Nestor peaked in the USA as a popular male name at No. 587 in 1991