|Subject:||The amazing rarity of Aidan|
|Author:||Cleveland Kent Evans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||March 8, 2011 at 7:09:54 AM|
I usually don't link to my own column on this board, but this was one where I was so shocked by my own findings that I thought it was worth posting it here.
I certainly knew Aidan was rare until recently, but just how rare it was amazed me. Since it does have a historical origin, I assumed there would always have been a few out there since St. Aidan's time. It amazed me that there was not a single Aidan in the entire US census of 1880. So this name went from nonexistent to #1 status in 125 years. I think that's rather incredible.
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