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Zenaida is the name of a 1st century Christian saint


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.

Val (Girl)

Most Vals, male and female, have a longer given name, but more males are named simply Val than females


More American girls were named Tyne in the 1980s than at any time due to Tyne Daly’s popularity in the TV cop series, Cagney & Lacey


Tamara was a Top 100 American baby girl name between 1966 and 1977, peaking at No. 63 in 1974


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.


1989 produced a record 43 American girls named Sigourney. An equal number of baby girls were named Paul that year and 3 times as many were named Matthew!


Rhonda was a consistent Top 100 American baby girl name from 1952 to 1975, peaking at No. 37 in 1965


Rita was a Top 100 American baby girl name from 1914 to 1960


Rudolph was a consistent Top 200 American baby boy name from 1889 to 1938


In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first mortal woman


Ottilie made it to No. 416 in the Top 1000 American female names in 1882, right after Maudie, one of 11 names with 20 births to its credit.

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