Name facts

Now it may seem strange to someone that people did not always have surnames and not everyone. The first surnames in Russia appeared among princes and boyars. So that the prince, the boyar, could confidently transfer his allotment to his heirs, and no one would encroach on him, the prince had to fix the allotment in the surname.

The peasants began to receive surnames only after the abolition of serfdom. Most of the peasants received the names of the former owner. Where, for example, did the surname Gagarin come from for the first cosmonaut of the earth? His ancestors were once serfs of one of the branches of the Gagarin princes.

Nowadays, the most popular surnames in Russia sound like this: 1) Smirnov (who recently snatched leadership from Ivanov), 2) Ivanov, 3) Kuznetsov 4) Popov

The most popular female name in the world is Anna. It is worn by nearly 100 million women.

The most popular name in the world (in principle) is Muhammad. Apparently the prophet Muhammad played his role here.

Malaysia recently set a national record for the cost of a license plate that matches the name of its new owner. A man with this common surname paid $ 54, 000 for a sign with the letters "TAN"

The rarest names and surnames that were registered in our country in the singular are Robinson Crusoe, Ivan the Terrible, Dmitry Pozharsky, Anna Karenina, Alexander Chatsky.

In 1979 in Pennsylvania, two unusual birth names were registered - Pepsi and Cola.

In the Hawaiian Islands, the youngest daughter of the owner of one of the local restaurants entered a school in the city of Honolulu. Her name and surname consist of 102 letters. In Russian, her name means: "Numerous beautiful flowers of mountains and valleys begin to fill Hawaii in length and width with their fragrance." They could not add it to the cool journal :)

Some time ago, a family lived in France without the most common surname. Instead, she "wore" a set of numbers - 1792. And four sons in this family bore the names of the months of the year. Thus, in the passport and other documents it looked like this: January 1792, February 1792, March 1792 and April 1792.

In the 30s, all citizens of the Sov. The union was granted the right to change its surname. Tens of thousands of people were immediately found. Among them were: Porfiry Poltorabatko, Nikolay Okolo-Kulak, Mikhail Balda, Pavel Pudel. One could only wonder where such meaningless and sometimes even offensive surnames such as Tail, Fly agaric, Crying, Corn, Barefoot, Doggie and many others could have come from.

Unlucky surnames - such as Grave or Trouble, on the contrary, are happy. At least that's what historians say. Our ancestors gave their children such nicknames just for luck!

There are more than 300, 000 people living in Sweden named Carlson, unfortunately or fortunately these people do not live on the roof.

The Italians recorded a record number of Mario, named Rossi, among their citizens. For inexplicable reasons, all the boys born in the Rossi families are named exactly Mario.

The Spaniards understood why every second Jose and every second Maria among them. It's very simple: by giving their babies biblical names, Spanish moms and dads hope to procure additional bonuses from life for their babies.

In America, about 2, 5 people carry the surname Smith - this is the most popular surname in the United States.

More than ninety million Chinese people respond to the surname Li, and for some Li not only the surname, but also the first name. Thanks to the fertility of their Chinese comrades, there are much more people with the surname Li than the Ivanovs and Smiths combined.

The longest name in the world consists of 1478 letters. It takes at least ten minutes to read it. It is a series of merged names of historical places, the names of famous diplomats, theologians, scientists and God knows what else. So far, no one has undertaken to read this name ...

There were 22 Hitler names in the phone book of New York before World War II and none after.

The Jackson family from Chicago branded their five children, naming them: Meningitis, Laryngitis, Appendicitis, Peritonitis, Tonsillitis.

What is the most common name for children in our country now? Women's - Anastasia, Maria, Daria, Anna, Ekaterina, Elizabeth. Men - Alexander, Nikita, Ivan, Maxim, Dmitry, Daniel.

Scientists argue that by calling their baby by one name or another, parents partly program his fate. Each name has certain traits and signs that are significant for everyone.

For example, the meaning of the names Faith, Hope and Love does not even require additional interpretation. In any case, no matter how perverted the parents are when naming their beloved child, the main thing is that it grows up as a person.

After the revolution of 17, people wanted to reflect the era in the names of their children. Therefore, in the 20s and 30s, many new names appeared. Some of them took root: Kim (abbreviation: Communist Youth International), Oktyabrina, Vladlen (from Vladimir Lenin). But not all of the names were successful. Many have not stood the test of time. Here are the rarest and most dissonant ones: Lagshmivar (Schmidt's camp in the Arctic), CAC (Central Pharmacy Warehouse), Persostratus (First Soviet stratospheric balloon), legendary Dazdraperma (Long live May Day).

Until now, there are people in Russia with names: Uryurvkos - "Hurray, Yura in space!" Kukutsapol ("Corn - the queen of the fields").

New surnames have not appeared in Russia since the 19th century. The exception is artistic pseudonyms. Remember, Maxim Gorky, Faina Ranevskaya ... But this is a completely different story.

The famous artist Pablo Picasso is known to everyone. But not everyone knows the full set of his name and surname. Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomukeno Crispin Crispiano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz and Picasso. There are 93 letters in his name and surname. After all, Picasso is a Spaniard, and in Spain such a magnificent set of names is not at all uncommon.

Psychologists have found that for a happy family life it is necessary that the names of the spouses are compatible with each other. It turns out that if a husband or wife feels that they do not like to pronounce the name of a loved one, then to improve the relationship, they intuitively come up with affectionate names for each other: Sun, Rybka, Baby. And this harmless deception strengthens feelings and relationships.