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Jodie

Meaning of Jodie

Jodie Kidd is a famous English model
Jodie Kidd is a famous English model

The name Jodie is a unisex name. The name Jodie is of Hebrew origin and means Grace of God and not Judea.

It can be a nickname for Joseph or a complete name. Jodie can also be spelled Jody.

The Popularity of Jodie

The feminine Jodie was high in popularity in 1996. It gradually declined in popularity and was at its lowest in 2009 and dropped off by 2012.

Famous People Named Jodie

Here’s a list of some of the most famous people called Jodie:

  • Jodie Aysha, Jodie Aysha Henderson is a singer and songwriter who was born in Leeds, England in November 1988.
  • Jodie Connor is British ambassador and R&B and soul recording artist who was born on May 8, 1981 as Jodie Melanie Connor.
  • Jodie Dibble became a member of England’s women’s Academy squad to play cricket in Dubai.
  • Jodie Kidd, born in 1978, is a well-known British fashion model.
  • Jodie Scott is a British television actress known for The Basil Brush Show and Murphy’s Law.
  • Jodie Whittaker is a British actress who isn’t to be confused with American child star Johnnie Whittaker who played a boy named Jodie Davis. She is known for being in the mini series Assets in 2014.

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Glynis

Glynis Meaning

The meaning of Glynis is another reason why parents should consider it.  Glynis is a Celtic name that is probably related to the name Glenys which means holy or clean. It is such a simple name, yet it has a great sound to it and it is not too popular.

How to Prounce Glynis

The pronunciation of Glynis is GLIN-iss.

Popularity of the Name

The name Glynis is not a currently a popular baby girl name in England and did not make the list of the 100 most popular baby names in England in the year 2015. The popularity of Glynis is not something that should matter to parents, though, as it sounds and looks great.

Famous People Called Glynis

Glynis was used as the first name for:

  • Glynis Barber, a South African actress.
  • Glynis Breakwell works at the University of Bath,
  • and Glynis Johns is a retired actress of Welsh decent who also was a dancer, pianist and singer.

It was used as the first name for a few actresses, and for one woman who works at a university, and parents should think about this name because of how it sounds and how pretty it is.

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Philippa

Origins of the Name Philippa

The name Philippa is the feminine of Philip or Phillip. it derived from the Greek King Alexander’s father Greek king, Philip II of Macedon who loved horses a great deal.

The Meaning of Philippa

Philippa is of Greek origin, and it means Lover of Horses.

The Popularity of Philippa

In the past 20 years, the name Philippa was most popular in 1996 at 150, and its popularity rose until until 2006 where it dipped to 297. Its poularity began to rise again and only dipped at 292 in 2011. In 2015, it stands at 316, more than double what it was in 1996.

Famous British Named Philipa

Philippa of Lancaster
Philippa of Lancaster

Probably the most famous Brit with the name Philipa is the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of William, son of Diana and Charles. Philipa Middleton, known as Pippa is a socialist and author.

Philippa Pearce was an English author of children’s’ books. Philippa of Lancaster was an English princess and the consort queen of Portugal. Pippa Mann is an English race car driver. Both Philippa Tomson and Philippa Forrester  are known as an English journalists and presenter. Philippa Fawcett was a 19th century economics professor.

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Maggie

Meaning and Origin of the Name Maggie

The name Maggie is normally considered as a pet form of the name Margaret , but it can also be used with the Marjorie, Magdalene and Margarida.

It is a name that has a beautiful meaning, too. The meaning of Maggie is “pearl”, and that combined with the way that this name sounds makes this a special name and one any girl should feel proud to be named.

Maggie has been used many times and in many ways, even though the popularity of Maggie is not that great.

Popularity

Maggie is a beautiful English girls’ name that has been used for many years, although it is not one of the most popular names now. The name did not make the list of 100 most popular baby names in the year 2015 in England. It is still a name that is recognised, though, and that is in part because of the celebrities who are named Maggie.

Famous Maggies

  • One celebrity with the name Maggie is Maggie Grace, and she is an American actress.
  • Maggie was also the title of a 2015 film. And Maggie Smith is an English actress.
  • There is also a song title “Maggie May” by the artist Rod Stewart.

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Trisha

Meaning and Origin of the Name Trisha

The name Trisha is of Indian and Latin origins and is used most of the time in English speaking countries.

Trisha is an English baby name that is given to a female. The name is typically derived from the name Patricia. The meaning of Trisha is well-born of noble descent.

Popularity of the Name

The popularity of Trisha has varied quite a bit from 1880 to 2015. According to the Social Security Administration, there have been close to 40,000 babies born that were given this name in the United States.

The first time that the name was given to a female baby was in 1934 and it was given to only 5 babies that year. The year that Trisha was used the most was in 1979 and it was used for close to 2,000 babies.

In 2015, Trisha was not in the top 100 baby girls names in England.

Famous People Called Trisha

A few celebrities that have this name would be the following:

  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Trisha Krishnan
  • Trisha Baptie
  • Trisha Noble
  • Trisha Goddard
  • Trisha Brown
  • Trisha Paytas

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Nadia

The name Nadia is a female name that’s part of the western world. It was used in France back in the 19th century. The name has many spelling variations including Nadya.

The Meaning of the Name

Nadia means hope in the Slavic language where it originated from.

The Popularity of Nadia

There isn’t a full diagram of the name dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. However, in Switzerland the data goes back to about 1963. After Nadia Comaneci gave the name a bounce when she became a gold medal winner in the gymnastics division of the Olympics in 1976.

The name was never one of the top favourites and began declining in popularity towards the end of the century. In recent years, Nadia has started picking up popularity after a low slump in 2006 in England and Wales. It tends to improve and then drop a little. As of 2015, Nadia ranks at #215 in popularity in England and Wales.

Famous People Named Nadia

Nadia Comaneci from Romania took home many medals of silver, bronze, and mostly gold medals in the course of five years. Nadia Sawalha is an English born actress.

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Peggy

Peggy

Peggy is a female name that originates from the name Margaret .

Peggy Mitchell the fictional TV charector
Peggy Mitchell the fictional TV character

The meaning of Peggy is pearl, and that is a beautiful meaning that will make parents feel good about choosing this name for their daughter. It is a simple name, but it is not too popular, and that makes it more attractive.

The popularity of Peggy is not great right now, but it is a classic name that has been given to many characters and real people alike.

Popularity

Peggy was not one of the most popular names in England in 2015 (not in the top 100 girls’ names), but it is a classic name that has been used often during the decades. There are many famous people with the name, and many characters in TV shows and books have been named Peggy, too.

Famous People with the Name Peggy

The name Peggy was given to Peggy Carter, a fictional character in American comic books. Another use of the name was for Peggy Margaret, a fictional character on a soap opera. And Peggy Lee was a famous American Jazz musician. Another use of the name was for Buddy Holly’s song, Peggy Sue, which was popular years ago.

The most popular English television character must be the Londoner Peggy Mitchel from the soap EastEnders.

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Vanessa

The Origin and Meaning of the Name Vanessa

The origin of the feminine name Vanessa (pronounced va-NES-a) can be found back in 1726. It was created by the poet Jonathan Swift.

The meaning of Vanessa is “genus of butterfly”. This name was rarely used until sometime in the 20th century, in which the popularity of Vanessa increased.

Popularity of the Name

“Vanessa” is geographically used in England, Italy, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. The name can also occasionally be found in Mexico, Canada, France, Austria and Poland.

Variations of Vanessa

Other variations of the name “Vanessa” are “Nessa”, “Ness” and “Nesa”.

Variations of the spelling include “Vanessa”, “Vannesa”, “Vannessa” and “Vanesa”.

Famous People with the Name

Famous women around the globe with the name “Vanessa” include the following:

Vanessa Redgraves, American Actress
Vanessa Hugens, American Actress
Vanessa Merrell, YouTube Star
Vanessa Marano, Television Actress
Vanessa Paradis, French Pop Singer
Vanessa Simmons, American Television Reality Star
Vanessa Williams, former Miss America, United States

Songs about women named “Vanessa”:

“Vanessa” by M-Flo
“Vanessa” by Banana Fish Bones

The song “Get Off” by the American pop artist “Prince” has the words “Vanessa bet” in the lyrics.

Books about “Vanessa” include:

“Princess Vanessa” by Felicia Harper
“Say Hello, Vanessa” by Lillian Hoban
“Vanessa’s Bad Exam” by Vanessa Wraight
“Vanessa and the Dragon” by Emilia Magana

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Audrey

Meaning and Origin of the Name Audrey

The girl’s name Audrey originate from the Old English name Aethelthryth.

The name Audrey means noble and strength. And the meaning of Audrey is enough for any parent to feel that it is the perfect name for their daughter.

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn the famous British Actress

Popularity

The popularity of Audrey is not as great as a lot of girls names in England, but it is still a beautiful classic name.

It was not one of the 100 most popular English names in 2015, but that should not keep anyone from using it if they like it and think that it would be a good fit for their daughter. It is such a beautiful name that has been used all throughout the years, and the meaning is so special, too.

Famous People Called Audrey

Saint Etheldreda (who was later known as St Audrey) was probably one of the most famous Audreys.

Other notable people include Audrey Hepburn, a widely known British actress, to Audrey Roberts, a fictional character on a soap opera, this name has been used by many for many years. Audrey Landers is an American actress, and Audrey Tautou is a French actress. This is a name that parents can feel good giving to their daughter because of how beautiful and elegant it is.

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Norma

Meaning of the Norma

Norma Jean Mortenson better know as Marilyn Monroe
Norma Jean Mortenson better know as Marilyn Monroe

When considering the name Norma for their baby girl, expectant parents should know that it was not one of the 100 most popular baby names in 2015 in England. That does not mean that it is not a good name, just that the popularity of Norma is not so great that it is used all of the time.

The meaning of Norma is rule or pattern. It is a pretty name that has not been used often, but that is yet familiar enough that it sounds good as a baby girl’s name. It has been given to a few famous people, and a play, and it is a wonderful classic name that every parent should consider for their new baby girl.

Famous People Called Norma

The name was owned by a few famous people through the years, and one of those is Norma Major. She is the wife of the former British Prime Minister.

Another celebrity with the name Norma was Marilyn Monroe. Norma was her given name (Norma Jean Mortenson). And there is also an opera named Norma.

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