Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Kreative Names ~ Variations

Are variations in spelling of names on the rise? Perhaps, perhaps not. Variations have been around since names themselves. Names that are popular take on many forms perhaps to set them apart and give them a bit of originality. For example, the name Aiden has been a popular choice over the last few years. Variations include; Aidan, Aidyn, Adan, Aden, Adyn.

A famous variation that came about is Oprah Winfrey. Apparently Oprah was to have been named Orpah after Ruth's sister-in-law in the Bible but it was misspelled on her birth certificate and the name stuck.

Some variations from the last century,

1900: Catherine, Katherine, Kathryn, Catharine, Katharine, Katheryn, Cathrine, Cathryn, Kathrine, Kathryne
1910: Margaret, Margarett, Margaretta, Margarette, Margie, Marg, Margret, Margery, Margarita, Marguerite
1920: Eleanor, Elinor, Eleanore, Eleanora, Elenora, Elenor
1930: Betty, Bette, Bettie, Bettye, Beth, Bethel, Bethyl
1940: Gerald, Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold, Gerold, Garold, Jerrell, Jerrel
1950: John, Jon, Johnnie, Johnny, Jonathan,
1960: Shari, Sherry, Sherri, Sheri, Sherrie, Sheree, Sherie
1970: Michael, Micheal, Michale, Michelle, Michel, Mikael, Mikey, Mickey
1980: Kristin, Kristen, Kristyn, Kristan, Christin, Christen
1990: Brittney, Britney, Britnie, Britteny, Brittany, Brittani, Brittanie, Britany, Brittnee, Britnee, Brittni, Brittnie, Britni, Britny
2000: Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Kaitlin, Katelynn, Katlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelin, Katlynn, Caitlin, Caitlyn, Caitlynn


Celebrity variations;

  • Aime (Feenie Ziner, Ozzy & Sharon Ozbourne)
  • Carole (Kenny Rogers)
  • Elisabeth (Rupert Murdoch)
  • Gweneth (Richard Thomas)
  • Gwyneth (Blythe Danner & Bruce Paltrow)
  • Haile (Eminem)
  • Hailey (Stephen Baldwin, Paula Zahn)
  • Hana (Muhammad Ali)
  • Jaxon (Daphne Duplaix)
  • Jorja Bleu (Bret Michaels)
  • Kaleb (Shar Jackson & Kevin Federline)
  • Kamryn (Joe Sakic)
  • Kiyan (LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony)
  • Katherine (Nancy Dolman & Martin Short, Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lisa Welchel, Jane Seymour)
  • Kathryn (Clint Eastwood)
  • Kendall (Jason Varitek)
  • Kendyl (Grant Fuhr)
  • Kori (Shar Jackson & Kevin Federline)
  • Kristopher (Jane Seymour & James Keach)
  • Laila (Muhammad Ali)
  • Leila (Veronica Webb, Greta Scacchi & Vincent D'Onofrio)
  • Lili (Lou Diamond Phillips)
  • Lillie (Billy Bush, Kirstie Alley & Parker Stevenson)
  • Lily (Kate Beckinsale & Michael Sheen, Phil Collins, Ethan Suplee, Meredith Vieira, Stephanie Romanov, Chris O'Donnell, Amy Madigan & Ed Harris, Melanie Blatt, Greg Kinnear, Kevin Costner)
  • Lucie (Nancy St. Alban)
  • Lucy (Laura Leighton & Doug Savant, Mimi Rogers)
  • Madeleine (Jon Favreau)
  • Madeline (Doug Savant)
  • Mae (Hope Davis & Jon Patrick Walker)
  • Maison (Rob Thomas)
  • Marc (Tony Danza)
  • McKenzie (Ann Curry)
  • Mollie (Meredith Baxter-Birney)
  • Owynn (Darcy Tucker)
  • Rain (Bibbe Hansen, Corey Hart)
  • Raine (Tawny Kitaen & Chuck Finley, Bret Michaels)
  • Rasheeda (Muhamad Ali)
  • Rashida (Peggy Lipton & Quincy Jones)
  • Sascha (Mia Farrow & Andre Previn)
  • Sasha (Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg)
  • Scarlet (Jess Margera, Marisa Berenson, Jennifer Flavin & Sylvester Stallone
  • Scarlett (Jack White & Karen Elson
  • Scarlette (Ed Sanders)
  • Shane (Sinead O'Connor & Donald Lunny, Mackenzie Phillips)
  • Shayne (Eddie Murphy)
  • Sofia (Leah Remini & Angelo Pagan, Lilly Melgar, Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy, Lisa Rinehart & Mikhail Baryshnikov)
  • Sophia (Soledad O'Brien, Christopher Meloni, Phil Mickelson, Talisa Soto & Benjamin Bratt, Jennifer Flavin & Sylvester Stallone, Steve Yzerman, Jini "Jennifer Lash" Fiennes)
    Soto, Talisa (model/actor) & Bratt, Benjamin (actor)
  • Sophie (Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Luke Perry, Jon & Kelley Hensley, Nicole Ari Parker & Boris Kodjoe)
  • Stephen (Dar Williams)
  • Tahlula (Rachael Beck & Ian Stenlake)
  • Tallulah (Jessie Wallace, Simon & Yasmin Le Bon)
  • Talula (Patrick Dempsey & Jillian Fink)
  • Talullah (Demi Moore & Bruce Willis)
  • Zachariah (Cybill Shepherd)
  • Zachary (Cheryl Tiegs, Kurt Warner, Cindy Williams & Bill Hudson, Robin Williams)

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