Baby Name Meanings Quiz - FamilyEducation

Baby Name Quiz

Deciding what to name your baby can be a hard decision. Find out how much you know about the meaning of names with this baby name quiz.

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Deciding what to name your baby can be a hard decision. Find out how much you know about the meaning of names with this baby name quiz.

1. Derived from the Hebrew "Johanen," "John" is the most popular name in the English language, with variants in seven other languages. What is the Scottish equivalent of "John?"

  • Evan.
  • Ian.
  • Jonathan.
  • Sean.

2. While popular boys' names tend to be more traditional, trends in girls' names shift more frequently, often corresponding to who's hot in the entertainment industry. Based on this, which name do you think was most popular in the 70s?

  • Sandra
  • Alexis
  • Jennifer

3. In which regions of the U.S., respectively, are the following names most popular: "Jose," "Madison," and "Michael?"

  • Southwest, Midwest, Northeast
  • East Coast, Hawaiian islands, Northwest
  • Deep South, New England, the Rockies

4. Which of the following is not a proper name?

  • Taylor
  • Moniker
  • Monica

5. Many surnames originally indicated father/son relationships, and were created by adding a possessive prefix or suffix to the father's first name (for example, "Williams," "Williamson," "McDonald," "Fitzgerald"). What are these kinds of names called?

  • Patriotic
  • Matriarchal
  • Patronymic

1. Derived from the Hebrew "Johanen," "John" is the most popular name in the English language, with variants in seven other languages. What is the Scottish equivalent of "John?"
Ian.

2. While popular boys' names tend to be more traditional, trends in girls' names shift more frequently, often corresponding to who's hot in the entertainment industry. Based on this, which name do you think was most popular in the 70s?
Jennifer

3. In which regions of the U.S., respectively, are the following names most popular: "Jose," "Madison," and "Michael?"
Southwest, Midwest, Northeast

4. Which of the following is not a proper name?
Moniker

5. Many surnames originally indicated father/son relationships, and were created by adding a possessive prefix or suffix to the father's first name (for example, "Williams," "Williamson," "McDonald," "Fitzgerald"). What are these kinds of names called?
Patronymic

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