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30 Guinness World Records about names

Stacker Logo By Kelsi Trinidad of Stacker | Slide 1 of 31: In celebration of the many dynamics encompassed in a name, Stacker compiled 30 Guinness World Records about names and titles. These records were compiled by consulting the 2020 Guinness World Records database, last updated June 29, 2020. Given names, often known as first names or forenames, are an essential part of human identity. Forenames form the basis of our identity, imbue a sense of self, and differentiate us from others in our family and social circles. Any parent-to-be who’s spent hours poring over a baby name book will tell you that naming a child is a serious business. That’s because names have the power to define an individual. Names can represent the spirit of an era or a moment of creativity. They can hold hopes for the future or serve as a dedication to the past. A name can set a precedent or proudly declare itself an anomaly. From classic names that have existed for hundreds of years to new brand new monikers, one thing is for certain—a name can be anything and can mean everything. Humans aren’t the only entities that carry names. If the earliest stories are to be believed, we’ve been naming other things for longer than we’ve been naming ourselves. Pets, brands, places, and cultural phenomenons all carry unique signifiers that set them apart from the pack. Names can also signal authority. The Guinness World Records are the ultimate authority on recording the world’s most amazing accomplishments, and the name is synonymous with incredible feats. Within their large catalog of records, they have also memorialized the most unique qualities of names, from the tongue-twisting longest name on a birth certificate to the shortest, one-letter company names. These records highlight a variety of superlative moments in popular culture, such as the most names credited in a TV broadcast. They also commemorate moments in history, such as the very first documented personal name. Each of these world records is united in a sense of time, place, and achievement. Keep reading to learn about 30 Guinness World Records relating to names. You may also like: Do you know your state nicknames?

30 Guinness World Records about names

In celebration of the many dynamics encompassed in a name, Stacker compiled 30 Guinness World Records about names and titles. These records were compiled by consulting the 2020 Guinness World Records database, last updated June 29, 2020.

Given names, often known as first names or forenames, are an essential part of human identity. Forenames form the basis of our identity, imbue a sense of self, and differentiate us from others in our family and social circles.

Any parent-to-be who’s spent hours poring over a baby name book will tell you that naming a child is a serious business. That’s because names have the power to define an individual. Names can represent the spirit of an era or a moment of creativity. They can hold hopes for the future or serve as a dedication to the past. A name can set a precedent or proudly declare itself an anomaly. From classic names that have existed for hundreds of years to new brand new monikers, one thing is for certain—a name can be anything and can mean everything.

Humans aren’t the only entities that carry names. If the earliest stories are to be believed, we’ve been naming other things for longer than we’ve been naming ourselves. Pets, brands, places, and cultural phenomenons all carry unique signifiers that set them apart from the pack.

Names can also signal authority. The Guinness World Records are the ultimate authority on recording the world’s most amazing accomplishments, and the name is synonymous with incredible feats. Within their large catalog of records, they have also memorialized the most unique qualities of names, from the tongue-twisting longest name on a birth certificate to the shortest, one-letter company names. These records highlight a variety of superlative moments in popular culture, such as the most names credited in a TV broadcast. They also commemorate moments in history, such as the very first documented personal name. Each of these world records is united in a sense of time, place, and achievement.

Keep reading to learn about 30 Guinness World Records relating to names.

You may also like: Do you know your state nicknames?

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