Thursday, October 05, 2006

Top baby names of 2005

I though I would start out this blog with this year winners.

For the boyz, we have "JACOB" as the unanimous winner and "EMILY" prove to be the most popular name for the girls.

Jacob of course has strong biblical sense. You will find Jacobus in latin and Iakobos from the Greek. However, they are all dervived from the Hebrew name Ya'aqov. Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebecca in the Old Testament. It's meaning is "holder of the heel" because Jacob was born holding hiw twin brother's heel. Some people believes that Jacob is derived from Ya'aqov'el meaning "may God protect".
Jacob is a very popular english, dutch and scandinavian name.

Emily on the other hand is derived from Aemilia a medieval feminine form of Aemilius which was derived from the latin word aemulus meaning "rival". Emily is a popular name featured in song titles, from bands including Feeder, Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Bowling For Soup, From First To Last, Stephen Fretwell, Adam Green, Manic Street Preachers, Leon Russell and Art Brut. The Japanese Imperial Navy Flying Boat used in WWII, Kawanishi H8K, nicknamed "Emily" in the Allied idenitification code.

I've always though of Emily to be very english... A name you would hear at a tea party :)

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