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'W', 'Y' and 'Z' Girl Names By Decade Quiz
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 11:52 GMT
The top one all the way through to 1910 .... ? !!! I would never have guessed that in a hundred years.
Oct 27th, 2011 at 20:04 GMT
You must not have seen Temple of Doom.
Oct 27th, 2011 at 23:43 GMT
I never recall a female Willie. I think I saw Temple of Doom, too.
Oct 28th, 2011 at 17:51 GMT
W names are not popular for girls, so while Willie was popular, it really wasn't THAT popular amongst other names starting with other letters. Willie for boys was way more common as nickname for William.
Nov 16th, 2011 at 17:22 GMT
I've never heard of Yesenia. Other than that, I only forgot Winifred. I gave up with more than four minutes to spare, I think the time is too long
Nov 27th, 2011 at 13:03 GMT
Willie was a girls' name? Good grief. I feel sorry for all the Zoeys - surely that's a mistaken spelling for Zoe. Though I suppose a lot of people nowadays see no reason to spell the name the standard way - if it looks better their way they go with that. Must make for a lot of wasted time later spelling it out over the phone...
Feb 21st, 2012 at 01:00 GMT
ZYX: The use of "Willie" for girls might have been an example of the popularity of "ie" nicknames as given names for girls. Quite common in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I guess it sounded feminine enough at the time. And I'm with you on the "Zoey" spelling. It's as if these parents think people can't spell it otherwise.
Jul 25th, 2012 at 13:50 GMT
Does this include girl fish?
Sep 16th, 2012 at 23:58 GMT
I actually knew a girl named Willie growing up (this was in the 80's). I think her full name may have been Wilhelmina. Also, if you watch The Closer, Brenda's Mom is named Willie Ray. I agree, it's not very common now.. thankfully! I believe Yesenia is a Spanish name but I could be wrong.
Nov 30th, 2012 at 18:43 GMT
I'm surprised by the lack of Willow or Wilhemina.
Dec 2nd, 2012 at 17:43 GMT
The only thought in my head was Wilma - The Flintstones!
Game published: Feb 24th, 2013 at 04:00 GMT
Feb 24th, 2013 at 04:03 GMT
Wow. Willie and Wilma really were fighting for that number one spot in the early 1900s
Feb 24th, 2013 at 05:48 GMT
Anyone else tried Zelda, Ygritte, Wynona and Walda?
Feb 24th, 2013 at 05:52 GMT
Of course, PhilThePain, I tried Ygritte.
Feb 24th, 2013 at 06:09 GMT
Yesenia is WAY too close for comfort to
... as in
... as in the Bubonic plague. Anyone looking for baby names would do well to skip that one!
Feb 24th, 2013 at 06:51 GMT
I HAD to look up "Yesenia," since I'd never heard of that name before. Apparently, it comes from the name of a type of tree found in Trinidad, Central America, and South America, the "Jessenia," also called the "bacaba" (Portuguese) or the "milpesos" (Spanish). A telenovela character in the 80s was named "Yesenia," and that popularized the name for a while.
Feb 24th, 2013 at 07:21 GMT
I tried Whoopi...
Feb 24th, 2013 at 09:23 GMT
Sad that Zelda wasn't on the list. Wish it was more popular.
Feb 24th, 2013 at 09:45 GMT
And I even had a Great Grandma Winifred and a Great Aunt Winifred. Oops
Feb 24th, 2013 at 11:09 GMT
I had a great aunt Zelda... kinda surprised it wasn't here. @PhilThePain I tried Winona, not Wynona.
Feb 24th, 2013 at 12:32 GMT
Pooh Bear really ruined Winnie as a girl's name. Totally missed out on Willie.
Feb 24th, 2013 at 14:33 GMT
I got desperate and guessed zowiawaydawy
Feb 24th, 2013 at 18:10 GMT
Yeardley Smith... the most famous one-trick pony doesn't even have a name I can use in Sporcle.
Feb 24th, 2013 at 22:49 GMT
I guess not too many girls were named after Richard Nixon's birthplace, Yorba Linda.
Feb 25th, 2013 at 17:26 GMT
Ahhh.....Winnie Cooper: easy on the eyes and an inspiration to a correct answer.
Feb 25th, 2013 at 19:48 GMT
Apparently I can't spell. I tried Willy, Willi and Winnifred :(
Feb 25th, 2013 at 19:58 GMT
I guess Zoot kind of declined in popularity after the middle ages.
Feb 25th, 2013 at 21:11 GMT
Any guesses as to the father's name of many of those poor Willies?
Feb 26th, 2013 at 14:21 GMT
Feb 27th, 2013 at 20:01 GMT
I thought maybe Yesenia was the latest transliteration of the Russian Xenia.
Mar 6th, 2013 at 19:59 GMT
Apparntly winnifred only has one 'n' .... I was suprised there were no Yasmins, no Yoko's either x
Apr 23rd, 2013 at 21:29 GMT
Haha, 39 seconds to get them all. If it was top 5 instead of just any that were actually popular it would be a lot tougher.
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