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.
As an American baby boy name, Meyer peaked in popularity in 1912 at No. 301
Sondra’s highest rank on the Top 1000 American baby girl names was in 1940 at No. 199
1949 was the year the most American baby girls were named Charlene, although it was consistently a Top 200 name from 1924 until 1972
Lila’s popularity as an American baby girl name reached a 130-year high rank at No. 155 in 2010