Re: [Slovak-World] Saints & First Names in Slovakia a Century Ago
- On Jan 13, 2013, at 7:53 PM, whiteox_nelson wrote:
> I have one name to add ~ Apollonia - a very early saint. Appeared twice in my family from 1870 onwards. I looked her up:I see Apollonia with some frequency in 19th century Kysuca river valley, in the northwest part of Slovakia. I wouldn't call it popular, but it certainly wasn't uncommon; I probably see it more than the name Zuzanna.
> I don't know if the name was fashionable (like Maria Theresa was decades earlier), or was remembered from a sermon.
> Anybody else have this name?
I've definitely noticed that popular names are different from village to village, and also within a village over time.