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Countries as U.S. Baby Names

Which countries are also popular baby names in the United States? The answers may surprise you!
  • For babies born in 2016
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Aug 26, 2017
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# Babies
% Female
Country
6702
17
1714
2.9
1405
100
683
100
331
77
331
98
288
0
262
100
228
98
Answer Stats
# Babies
% Female
Country
% Correct
Your %
+6
level ∞
Aug 26, 2017
Next in order: Italy, Mali, China, Germany, Brazil.
+5
level 78
Aug 26, 2017
Guessed all of those. Missed 5 from the 9 in the quiz.
+7
level 67
Aug 26, 2017
I expected Dominica to do fairly well.
+2
level 65
Nov 29, 2017
I was also expecting Oman.
+1
level 24
Nov 29, 2017
guessed those except for Italy
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level 60
Nov 29, 2017
Not too many great nicknames available for Germany, are there?
+6
level 48
Nov 29, 2017
"Wassup Germ?"
+4
level 55
Nov 30, 2017
not Many, no.
+1
level 73
Nov 29, 2017
What about America and Jamaica?
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level 59
Nov 30, 2017
Now you are going too far with your "America". I can somehow accept "american", but even that is not nearly in as common use as you claim (in many countries and languages you are referred to as usa-ers, yankees or such), but "America" is definitely not a country. America is the continent, which is sometimes (in some countries) divided into two or three parts, but not always.
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level 73
Dec 1, 2017
There are some people named America in the United States and I'm sure that close to none of them are named after this imaginary continent of America. Though the most famous one I can think of is America Ferrera, and she's named for the Honduran holiday "Day of the Americas" (Dia de las Americas, note the use of the plural, even in a holiday from Honduras dating back to the 1800s) The large majority of these people are named after the country known colloquially within the United States and around the world as "America." America is as much a country as China (the People's Republic of China) or Mexico (the United States of Mexico) are countries. And while I'm at it so is Macedonia.
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level 73
Dec 1, 2017
Also you're wrong, both about the continents and the common use of American (and America). How many countries have you traveled through, lived in or worked in where you had people ask you every day where you were from and you had to answer the USA? I'm sure your experience does not trump my own here so what are you relying on to claim that I'm wrong other than emotion or intuition? Give me a statistic or a graph showing how most people around the world don't use these words the way I've observed them being used first-hand.
+1
level 73
Dec 1, 2017
Anyway.. looked it up myself. Apparently America as a US baby name peaked in popularity in the late 1800s, but regained popularity recently peaking again in 2002 as the 410th most popular girl's name. Jamaica is much less popular and peaked in 1977- as the 1709th most popular. There are about 5,000 Americans named America currently. Some sources I've read say the name is much more popular in Mexico, though I didn't come across specific numbers. Maybe some of those babies are named after the continents. Some are probably named after the Mexican football club. I'd bet some are named after the country the child's parents aspire to immigrate to.
+21
level 67
Aug 26, 2017
Hi, my name is Antigua and Barbuda Smith.
+17
level 76
Aug 26, 2017
Better than Democratic Republic of the Congo Jones.
+5
level 67
Aug 26, 2017
Poor you... My friends name is Hung(a)ry Turkey Bush. He visited the U.S. before the Thanksgiving day once. They gave him so much food to eat, he became very fat and than during the one november day... Well he came back home without one arm. Luckily for him, he found a place to hide. Some bush.
+13
level 67
Aug 28, 2017
DR Congo for short, or Doctor Congo
+13
level 60
Nov 29, 2017
You're laughing, but I'm going to name my kids Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Federated States of Micronesia. And I will insist people use their full names.
+2
level 53
Nov 29, 2017
I would like to introduce you to my friend, the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace. You can also call her Negara Brunei Darussalam.
+1
level 39
Nov 30, 2017
Sir Lord The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Her Empires Smith Chafferley-Chaffington III
+1
level 62
May 19, 2018
Ooh, if I had kids I would name them The Most Serene Republic of San Marino and Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
+3
level 57
Aug 28, 2017
My first name is Iran, and my surname is 4presidency. I got bullied at school.
+4
level 42
Nov 29, 2017
my name is Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia Williams. My brothers name is Central African Republic Williams and sisters name is United States Williams. Wee are very happy family
+1
level 45
Nov 29, 2017
My name is Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzma (libya) and my dad is Democratic People's Republic of Korea and my mother is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I was born in Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapihimaungahoronukupoka
+1
level 33
Nov 29, 2017
I will make my name The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab with a last name of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Middle name: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea. So, my name will be The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab The Democratic People's Republic of Korea The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. I insist that people use my full name, or I treat them as a nonentity.
+1
level 46
Nov 29, 2017
My brothers name is the Federated States of Micronesia Parker and my name, which possibly the most crazy, is Todd.
+20
level 80
Aug 26, 2017
I have 7 boys, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Wouldn't you know it, they all insist on being called Stan.
+12
level 67
Aug 26, 2017
You can call Uzbekistan Becky...
+15
level 57
Aug 28, 2017
Can I call them Casey, Taj, Becky, Kirk, Turk, Khan and Tristan?
+2
level 55
Nov 30, 2017
The last one has to be Pac-Man!
+1
level 59
Aug 26, 2017
I can't believe I got 100%, but I almost miss the first two. Maybe too obvious haha
+1
level 74
Aug 27, 2017
I'm surprised that India and Chad are down that low on the list. They seem the most "standard".
+5
level 70
Aug 27, 2017
Where is Cuba? I'm thinking of the actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
+9
level 68
Aug 28, 2017
Shocked that Kyrgyzstan did not make the list.
+2
level 60
Nov 29, 2017
Ikr. Where's St. Vincent & the Grenadines? That seemed like an obvious one.
+3
level 67
Sep 2, 2017
I really can't believe I missed Jordan.
+2
level 53
Nov 29, 2017
Come on, JordanUSA! :)
+7
level 71
Sep 2, 2017
Malaysia? FFS. Really?
+3
level 70
Sep 15, 2017
in this day and age, I wouldn't be surprised to see someone name their kid Swaziland or North Korea. Give it time.
+1
level 76
Oct 24, 2017
I was so hoping the quiz would be more things like Philip for Philippines or Lucia for St Lucia and not names like Turkey. Then again, Turk from Scrubs...
+1
level 72
Oct 27, 2017
His last name was Turk. I thought of that as well though.
+1
level 36
Nov 29, 2017
i remember the name of turk. his full name is DeShawn Jamal Turk
+1
level 73
Nov 29, 2017
Turki is a very popular name in Saudi Arabia. But the name of the country in Arabic is Turkia. Turki translated to English would be Turkish... like Jason Statham's character in Snatch.
+1
level 57
Nov 29, 2017
I wondered about Marshall and Solomon...
+2
level 58
Oct 28, 2017
Gee, where's Democratic Republic of the Congo? For short we call him Dirk.
+6
level 60
Nov 29, 2017
Dr. Congo, please
+2
level 59
Nov 29, 2017
I 'm changing my name to Central African Republic.
+2
level 60
Nov 29, 2017
If you insist, Car.
+7
level 70
Nov 29, 2017
We thought we were ahead of the curve by naming our daughter Federated States of Micronesia Smith, but there are like three of them at our day care. I should have just gone with my wife's suggestion of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
+1
level 60
Nov 29, 2017
That, or Bosnia and Herzegovina Smith. I've found it to be pretty uncommon so far.
+3
level 57
Nov 29, 2017
I named my child "The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya", and would you know it? I'm in the nominations for parent of the year!
+1
level 53
Nov 29, 2017
Malaysia? No f^&%$&*)g way....
+2
level 72
Nov 29, 2017
Most surprising revelation from this is that how unpopular Chad is. Malaysia is two times more common than it.
+1
level 73
Nov 29, 2017
The Chad was great.
+2
level 58
Nov 29, 2017
What inspiration. I shall name a child Nauru Kyrgyzstan El Salvador Jones
+2
level 59
Nov 29, 2017
I thought Equatorial Guinea would make the list. Or North Korea and South Korea - great if you have twins!
+1
level 62
May 19, 2018
:/ You know one of them will grow up to be the evil twin.
+1
level 57
Nov 29, 2017
Georgia, Jordan, Israel, and Chad are the only real names on this list.
+1
level 48
Nov 29, 2017
I know a few Kenyas
+1
level 46
Nov 29, 2017
No Cuba gooding Jr lol
+2
level 56
Nov 29, 2017
Why Ireland? A child would have "Land" in their name ...
+1
level 73
Nov 29, 2017
Like Martin Landau? Tom Holland? John Landis? Kathy Ireland? Lando Calrissian? If there's a rule against this, better tell someone.
+1
level 67
Nov 29, 2017
Cuba Gooding Jr is very displeased
+1
level 66
Nov 29, 2017
I've met a few women named Mali here in Wales - it's a Welsh variation of Molly. Would be interesting to see which countries are commonly used as names in different countries around the world :)
+1
level 33
Nov 29, 2017
Yeah...to name their child umm...Liechtenstein...
+2
level 46
Nov 30, 2017
Who names their kid Malaysia?
+1
level 38
Dec 1, 2017
Who the hell would call their child Ireland..?
+1
level 56
Jun 25, 2018
Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland_Baldwin
+1
level 49
Dec 1, 2017
Oh I'm disappointed that Djibouti wasn't on here
+1
level 66
Dec 6, 2017
How many people guessed Nambia?😂
+1
level 60
Dec 12, 2017
I expected Papua New Guinea.
+1
level 60
Dec 12, 2017
Kazahk Stan Smith?
+1
level 60
Dec 12, 2017
Turkey?
+1
level 60
Dec 12, 2017
Doesn't Jay Z have a kid named North Korea?
+2
level 39
Mar 16, 2018
Missed Ireland and Chad. Surprised China isn't there... I know several chinas (all female).
+1
level 62
May 19, 2018
Ireland crossed my mind for some reason, but I thought there's no way anyone would be called that. I'm kinda surprised that China and France did not make the list.
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