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.
43 American baby boys were named Stratton in 2010, 8 less than in 2009
In both 1914 and 1969, Meadow was attributed to 6 American baby girls. By 2001, it was in the Top 1000 popular American girls names.
Origin: Old German
Wade was in the Top 500 popular American male names from 1880 until 2001. Since then it has dropped into the bottom half of the Top 1000.