Mary had a little Mary
- I found a site with interesting information on personal name
frequencies in general ...
... (the two PDFs), and on the frequency of Mary in England in particular:
The data shows that the frequency of Mary reached a peak of ~24% in
1775-1800. That could imply that the similar frequency in the
1cbc-1cad onomasticon is unusual but acceptable. There's a big
difference though, the 18th-19th century Mary's had surnames, so I'm
still uneasy about the onomasticon being usable for frequency calculations.
[100% bona fide dilettante ... delecto ergo sum!]
Ariel L. Szczupak
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