Girl Names of Combination theme
Combination names for baby girls, with 523 entries. Combination names for girls possibly found its beginnings in the European medieval practice of giving children a middle name, often after a saint. It was believed that the children would be protected by the saint after whom they were named. The combination of a first and middle name spread throughout Europe in subsequent centuries, where double-barreled surnames then became popular in England with the upper classes. Another type of combination name is a blended name, i.e. with components of two separate names, eg. Maryann.
Combination names are rather popular as baby girl names. The names' popularity increased from the 1900s up to the 1930s; before that, they were of modest use only. Their usage peaked in 1933 with 2.709% of baby girls being given Combination names. Within the top 1000 baby names then, there were 29 Combination names. The names have slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, their total usage was 1.186% with 26 Combination names listed among the top 1000. Among all Combination names, Brooklyn (English) was the most widely used, with a ranking of #47 and a usage of 0.2498%.