20 Babies in Britain Named Adolf

Before World War II, there were 320 boys and men in England and Wales named Adolf, but as you can imagine, this baby name became less popular during and after the war. There are now only 20 or so people named Adolf in the UK. From The Daily Telegraph:

The website also uncovered other unusual naming trends, with 10 babies born in Lancashire in the late 19th century given the name Fish Fish, and at least one registered with the full name Fish Fish Fish.

In the 1800s there were six babies named Dick Turpin, and five babies were named Ringo in the 1960s.

Following Brazil's World Cup win in 1970, at least eight boys were named Pele, while four Maradonas were registered in England and Wales in 1986 after the 'Hand of God' incident.


One of the boy names that my wife and I considered was in honor of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, but it was ultimately the Adolphe part that changed our minds.

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