The following list shows you what's new on the website, with the
latest entry on top:
|August 28, 2011
||AboutNames.ch closes and hands over to its (hopefully) worthy
|July 24, 2010
||The fifth name special is online, this time about
Malay given names.
|October 1, 2006
||The fourth name special is online, this time about
Chinese given names. The list is only
a start so far and will grow over time.
|December 11, 2005
Hit Parade 2005
for Philippine given names of graduates is available, complete with
comparison to 2004.
|October 16, 2005
||AboutNames Mobile is improved now with better input error
checking and a new "numeric" mode for faster input of names on
mobile phone keyboards. Details can be found
|July 24, 2005
||The third name special,
about Philippine names, goes online.
|June 24, 2005
||The new service AboutNames Mobile
allows you to lookup name meanings on your WAP-enabled mobile phone.
|June 12, 2005
||The name search is now "tolerant" and lists similar names if
there is no direct match.
|December 31, 2004
Download Section, with a free e-book
about popular US given names in the Mobipocket format as the
|October 17, 2004
||Added a new special about
Japanese Baby Names. Not yet that may
names, but it will grow.
|September 12, 2004
||Installed a first version of the
|July 29, 2004
||Switched from 500 to the full 1000 names for the 10-year US
hitparades (female male).
This lifts the total of names on this websites from 2300 to over 3000.
|July 10, 2004
||Added the quite exclusive
Albanian Names Special. It was a
surprising amount of work to collect informations about these
names but the result was certainly worth it!
|March 14, 2004
||Added informations about meaning and origin to many more
|December 27, 2003
||Finished the US Top 500 Female 2002,
to complement the US Top 500 Male 2002.
The female name popularities are even more dynamic! With all the
new names coming in through the 2002 lists the website has grown
to 2300 names.
|December 16, 2003
|December 14, 2003
||Finished the US Top 500 Male 2002,
containing a nice rank comparison with the data from 1990-1999
which shows that popularities of names are very dynamic in the US;
the "European" names are now also on the name pages together with
the US Top 500 (until now shown only on the group pages)
|November 28, 2003
||Included the two "Top" lists, the
Top 500 US Female and the
Top 500 US Male names
|November 16, 2003
||2000 names present (Top 500 US male, Top 500 US female, and
1000 counterparts of these names, mostly European), but still
few informations about meanings; popularity ranking information
|October 17, 2003
||The website goes online, as a work heavily in progress and
with only a few names.