“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Speaking of names, do you know the name of the person who wrote this? It was penned by a name we still remember over 400 years later, William Shakespeare.
Names have significance. They define us. They conjure memories. They have power. There are certainly more than a subset of letters from the alphabet. We often feel a great responsibility in choosing a name, weighing a multitude of possibilities, and seeking feedback from just about everyone we know.
Would Shakespeare be treated with the same respect if he was called Billy? Does our ever-so-cute little baby girl look more like Emily or Debra?
Our ThinkFives interns did research on the most popular names for children, adults, and pets. Here’s what they found.
Most Popular Current Baby Names
Most Popular Baby Names from 1950
Most Common First Names in the World
Most Common Last Names in the World
Most Common Dog Names in the World
What name for a girl, boy, or pet is your favorite?