Saturday, September 21, 2013
A Vintage Name Rockets Its Way into the 21st Century
Isabella fell off the chart of top 1000 popular baby names for girls in 1949.
It's best year was 1880 (at #215), the first year for which the Social Security Administration keeps records.
Why the quickly ascending popularity?
Yahoo Answers sez, Isabella is Izzy's name on Grey's Anatomy & it is also the main character, Bella's, name in Twilight. But the name itself, is a classic - both vintage & modern. (I confess to having some considerable holes in my knowledge of current and very recent popular culture. In other words, I wasn't able to make these two connections on my own.)
Then there's this Isabella, daughter of Ingrid Bergman.
Not to mention Queen Isabella I of Spain.
A vintage name indeed.