Theological theme names in BehindtheName.com
So, thanks to Miriam I was enjoying the theme lists on BehindtheName.com and then I noticed the Theological names list had as a disclaimer: "These names are used to refer to (Judeo-Christian-Islamic) deities. They are not bestowed upon real people."
That of course made me curious, and I thought I'd do a little search to see if that was really true. I discovered:
In the most recent year, 12 female and 47 male babies named Adonai. 29 babies named Christ (all male), and 5 babies named Yahweh. Additionally, in the last decade Allah is used 11 times (all male) and Jehovah 5 times (all male), both with a longer history of use as well.
This is either going to make you feel better about the fact that Cohen shows up in the Canadian but not American theme list, or maybe not. Is this equally surprising to all of you, or is there something else I should know about these names being used on actual babies?
On the plus side, there are no baby Satans listed in the SSA data (which doesn't actually mean it isn't being used, just less than 5 per sex per year).
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:37am